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Monday, November 20, 2017

CANDY THE TALKING DOLL

by Muriel Linton and Grace Copeland


RITE RECORD PRODUCTIONS
AR 769



SIDE A:



CANDY SINGS HER THEME SONG
AN INTERESTING DIALOGUE
A RIDDLE FOR CANDY
CANDY SINGS A FAVORITE SONG
CANDY TELLS A STORY
SONG: DEAR JESUS WALK WITH ME
THE MEANING OF THE TRINITY
MISS LINTON AND CANDY SING A DUET

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SIDE B:

UNPLAYABLE

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Editor's note: this is an amazing record with an even better cover. Religious propaganda for little children and when you think about it that's the perfect time to indoctrinate them. Which sounds like a terrible thing to say until you look at the shape of our society minus religion. Humans, not unlike wild animals, need to be curtailed by some powerful force or they degenerate into cataclysmic mental dildos with sexual perversions galore. Which is not a bad thing in itself when you have a rational society full of purposely moral people. But we don't so you either have God or gulags, tyranny or T. Rex. And I ain't talking about a band.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

PIZZA PARTY

featuring Joe Biviano


DAVIS RECORDS
JD - 106
1957


SIDE A:



TARANTELLA
MARIA MARI'!
PIZZA PIE POLKA
VIENI SUL MAR
MAMA
TOO FAT POLKA

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SIDE B:



BEER BARREL POLKA
CIRIBIRIBIN
LA SPAGNOLA
FUNICULI, FUNICULA
O SOLE' MIO
LA SORELLA

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Editor's note: the main attraction here is the ridiculously large pizza and not so much the polka. Not that polka doesn't have it's place in the drunk pantheon of heathen Pollocks it just doesn't stand out here. Another thing that does stick out is that a handful of people couldn't put down their goddamn smoke for a minute for a photo with the world's largest pizza. Or better yet they could but chose to look kewl. Horrible, disgraceful savages.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

STEEL GUITAR

 by Speedy West


CAPITOL RECORDS
T1341



SIDE A:



SPEEDIN' WEST
RAILROADIN'
WEST OF SOMOA
CAFFEINE PATROL
OUR PARADISE
FLIPPIN' THE LID

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SIDE B;



THIS AIN'T THE BLUES
STAINLESS STEEL
STEALIN' MOONLIGHT
TRUCK DRIVERS RIDE
SUNSET
STEEL STRIKE

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Editor's note: great album. I swear that track 3 on side B or one in that vicinity sounds an awful lot like Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes. Well, at least the guitar parts do. Which wouldn't be surprising because Speedy West is pretty much brilliant.

Friday, November 17, 2017

THE GRAND PRIX OF THE UNITED STATES 1960



RIVERSIDE RECORDS
RLP 95021
STEREO
1960



SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: as soon as I saw this in the quarter bin at the thrift store I knew I had a winner. The call of the race is excellent as are the in-race interviews with drivers. If I actually liked car racing I'd probably be more excited about this but it is only a record.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BENNY AND JOANNE SING PRAYING AND WEEPING

 by Benny Amburgy and Joanne Cook


JEWEL RECORDS
LPS 730
STEREO
1977


SIDE A:



PRAYING AND WEEPING (3:09)
THAT SAME ROAD (2:36)
I WANT TO STROLL OVER HEAVEN WITH YOU (2:25)
ON THE HILLS OVER THERE (2:19)
THANK YOU LORD (2:52)



SIDE B:



HE DIDN'T COME DOWN (2:42)
STILL I BELIEVE (3:03)
MAMA NEEDS NO MARKER (3:01)
ONE DAY AT A TIME (3:15)
I'M READY TO GO HOME (1:50)




Editor's note: this is a solid Christian album with a country-folk twang to it. As with most of these self-published LPs the title track is the strongest song with the others serving as fillers. While Benny's Southern style is a bit overbearing it's not unlike the country of that time period. Joanne sings perfectly in accompaniment as Jesus strums along. My favorite part of this record though is the poor spacing on the cover as well as the gesticulating Christ imploring the Heavens. I implore you to share this record with all 6 of your friends.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WHO IS THE ALCOHOLIC?


by Gert Behanna


WORD RECORDS
W-3358
1965




SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: I've had this record in cue for a few years but it's a warped copy that skipped with my old turntable so I didn't post it though it seems to play passably through on my new ION record player. This is a fairly standard staple in many collector's stash mainly for the odd-ball attraction that it was/is but it's a decent record for the message itself. The factors for alcoholism haven't changed much in the past 100 years although science now calls this addiction a disease due to its destructive nature. I don't think it's a disease in itself but it becomes one for the addict once it wholly consumes their life. But I'm not here to bring down your mellow so listen on.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MOVING ON!

by Lenny Dee


DECCA RECORDS
DL 74890
STEREO
1967



SIDE A:



THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (1:55)
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU (2:25)
BORN FREE (2:00)
MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY (2:40)
HOW INSENSITIVE (2:55)
GEORGY GIRL (2:05)

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SIDE B:



DAYDREAM (1:50)
SWEET MARIA (2:15)
SO WHAT'S NEW (1:52)
I WAS KAISER BILL'S BATMAN (2:10)
EDELWEISS (2:13)
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL (2:10)

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Editor's note: I don't know what that duck call rapido is but it titillates me, friends. And that chortling organ with its machine gun warbling makes me want to post 10,000 records in a week. Lenny Dee's bad-ass and despite ignoring most of his records any future sifting that feature excellent album covers will purchased without question.

Monday, November 13, 2017

ENERGY EXPRESS: THEME MUSIC FROM THE 1982 WORLD'S FAIR

 by Don Dorsey


THE S.H.E. SOUND PRODUCTIONS COMPANY
SHE-1955
45 RPM
STEREO
1981


SIDE A:



ENERGY EXPRESS

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Editor's note: if you are expecting much from a 1982 World's Fair soundtrack then you're probably going to be very disappointed. I wouldn't call this good or bad. It just exists and is. Passable music for throwaway fans. Which is all it was intended to be in the first place. Sort of like this blog.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

HELLO, THIS IS JOHN: THE POEMS AND TESTIMONY OF JOHN OUTLAW

by John Outlaw


THE LIGHTHOUSE
102
STEREO
1973




SIDE A:



Hello, John
It Matters to Him about You
Old, Old Story
Betrayal
Have you taken it to Jesus

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SIDE B:



Testimony

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Editor's note: the organ playing underneath the religious rhetoric was enough to keep me enthralled for most of the first side before it started to wane near the end. But the "Testimony" of SIDE B reinvigorated all that was lost and propelled me to seek more from Mr. Outlaw and his Father. Not that one. Gordon Outlaw. Father of John. He apparently released an album, too. If he expounds upon any of the stories that his son speaks of him being in "The Syndicate" and a drunk then it might actually be better than Johnny's though I somehow doubt that. Unless the organist returns with keys a-blazing. Either way, here's your primer on the Detroit gospel.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

SWINGABILLYTY

by Billy Maxted and His Manhattan Orchestra


K&H RECORDS
KM-101
1961



SIDE A:



Ole Miss
Satin Doll
Runnin' Wild
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Tiger Rag

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SIDE B:



Come Back Sweet Papa
Gin Mill Blues
Milenberg Joys
How Long Has This Been Going On
Song Of The Wanderer

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Editor's note: great cover and not-so-great music. Unless you enjoy lite orchestral pseudo-jazz. I don't particularly like either. Then again, I don't care for you either and I'm still providing low-fi re-treads for your scheming phalanges and ears.

Friday, November 10, 2017

HARMONICA MERRY GO ROUND

by Borrah Minevitch and the Harmonica Playboys


HIGH FIDELITY RECORD MFD.
GS 1421
STEREO



SIDE A:



1. Donkey Serenade (Borrah Minevitch)
2. Yama Yama Man (Harmonica Playboys)
3. Lullaby (Borrah Minevitch)
4. Humoresque Novelty (Harmonica Playboys)
5. Nellie Bly (Harmonica Playboys)

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SIDE B:



1. Jazz Pizzicato Boogie (Borrah Minevitch)
2. Samson & Delilah (Harmonica Playboys)
3. Prelude To C# Minor (Borrah Minevitch)
4. La Cucaracha (Harmonica Playboys)
5. Yellow Rose Of Texas (Harmonica Playboys)

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Editor's note: although this album is fraught with skips and faulty sound it is a blog worthy effort that should be heard. Mainly because some of the sounds coming from the band (or is it two different bands?) are not what you expect from a harmonica ensemble. I understand that there are different instruments enjoining them but the music is different than anything I've heard from a harmonica group. Plus the cover is kind of brilliant.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

STORIES AND SONGS ABOUT AMERICA

by Frank Hamilton as The Arkansas Traveler w/ Alex Campbell, Joe Locker and Robert Douglas


VOCALION RECORDS
VL 73759
STEREO




SIDE A:



Arkansas to Kentucky
The Cumberland Gap
Friends and Strangers
New England Adventures
On the Swanee River
 
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SIDE B:



On the Wabash Cannonball
Among the Mountain Boys
Salt and Steel
Pines and Mines
Home Sweet Home

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Editor's note: you may not see the value in the spoken word but that's your prerogative. I highly value these spoken word entries and have dozens upon dozens of them to post, gig willing. These are folksy tales of the Arkansas Traveler, who may or may not have expounded on his travels past this record but I'm not in research mode presently so it's a stand-alone affair as far as I'm concerned despite the implications bandied about on the sleeve. Like it? That's not my problem. I'm just an archivist passing along a bit of byte o' sound.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

MCDONALDS $1,000,000 MENU SONG

by McDonald's


EVA-TONE RECORDS
EV-104-709-00-1T
1988


SIDE A:



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Editor's note: it is what it purports to be and I am what I am: a McDonald's loser! Not to say that if I had a winning record that they would honor it some 29 years later but I'm a loser nonetheless. The more surprising thing is that Eva-Tone was still putting out records in 1988. Anyway, on the record it states that even though you lost you could use the coupons which were obviously attached to the flexi. Excited? Well, there's your annoying-ass song of the day to go with all the others I've compiled.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

PATCH THE PIRATE GOES TO SPACE


by Patch the Pirate

MUSICAL MINISTRIES
MM020
STEREO
1982



SIDE A:



My Name is Patch the Pirate (1:55)
A Sailin' We Go (3:16)
A Good Example (4:19)
We Thank Thee (2:34)
Pigs Don't Live in Houses (4:42)
The Joy of Jesus (2:07)
A Tender Heart (4:25)

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SIDE B:



Sharing (2:16)
Keep Walking with the Lord (3:43)
Be Ye Kind (4:07)
Obey Right Away (2:44)
He's So Great (2:58)
Helpers (3:10)
Sailin' Home (4:02)

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Editor's note: Is it indoctrination to teach your child about Jesus, Buddha, Satan or God Emperor Trump? Yes, in all cases except for the latter. For the orange man is the new George Washington on a tiny row boat trying to lead America over the murky and misty water to fight a hidden enemy. You don't see them because you're all rotten Tories at heart. Not the Tories of old but mixed colonist Tories who love the State and everything that it gives. Patch Pirate is one of those crewmen and with Jesus on his shoulder serving as the savant parrot we shall take no wrong path. Got it? 

Yeah, this record is a curiosity and if you don't stop to partake in the frivolity then you're lost as well, heathen.

Monday, November 06, 2017

BUILDING A BETTER WAY TO SEE AMERICA MUSIC

by Chevrolet
Richard Behrke, Jake Holmes


HEA PRODUCTIONS
HE 1001
1972



SIDE A:



1. Chevrolet Building a Better Way
2. Opening
3. History--Part I
4. History--Part II
5. Showroom Customers
6. Test Track, Factory, Impala, Caprice

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SIDE B:



1. Station Wagon, Nova, Monte Carlo
2. Chevelle, El Camino
3. Vega, GT, Corvette, Camaro
4. Dan Gurney, Trucks
5. Chevrolet, Building a Better Way

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Editor's note: what a fantastically bad record. Horrible bumper music with titles that match car names but music which belongs in an old folks home. As cheesy as the lyrics are in the title song they are substantially better than instrumental versions of song with car title names.