Editor's note: I always loved Woody Woodpecker but only the one portrayed here and not the old school hammerhead. Either version is a pretty wicked little bird that you either love or hate. Oh yeah, and to Lisa Baumunk and her friends who autographed this record: I don't think Jennifer is into vinyl any more!
Editor's note: this is one of the more overwhelmingly underwhelming record I've ever listened to. Yet, I like it for its utter uselessness. It takes courage to record this and sell it. I salute that sort of fearlessness.
Editor's note: let me tell you that there are no discordant notes between these two fine instruments. In fact they meld together perfectly in the exotic island genre. The only thing that surprised me on this album was the singing in the last few songs on SIDE B after a side and a half of instrumentals. No problem there either since it melded together just fine on three cylinders as it did with two.
Editor's note: I expected this to be about doctor's home visits but it turns out to be some kind of door to door indoctrination into the Church. So with that I give you the prequel to your Sunday religious record which will be posted sometime tomorrow afternoon when I stop being a a lazy ass! Oh yeah, this is apparently an accompaniment to a projector slide and hence the beeps. SIDE B is the same as SIDE A but minus the built-in pauses on the latter.
Editor's note: a Slavic romp through folksy original and traditional songs via the tamburitza. Another of my Nashville finds, this outfit appears to have been from Ohio and though a few websites refer to them as world famous I have an innate feeling that the term is used rather subjectively, though not because of a lack of proficiency in their respective musical fields. A nice record regardless of what the fact of the matter is.
Editor's note: if you can listen to this and understand 50 or 100 words then I highly commend your listening skills. However, if you listened intently to the entire record and did not go insane, my friends, then you are already crazy. I must say that it's all Greek to me.
Editor's note: although some of these songs wouldn't fit my description of children songs I think the title is loosely worded to include 40 year old children as well. That said, it's a brilliant album! Minstrel versions of traditional songs with a lot of inventiveness. The two tracks I picked out for single downloads, and especially "Butter", are quite nice and rather exceptional. One for the music ("Butter") and the other for both singing and instrumentation.
Editor's note: bawdy for the time but pretty tame by today's lack of standards. Great novelty songs if you like tawdry lounge songs. I do but would have been satisfied hearing just one but this is the age of excess so you get a whole album's worth.
Editor's note: a teen singing sensation in the UK but I don't believe that he ever charted in the States. Later he moved to television and movies with good success but finally settled into a career in the financial world later in life, ending up in millions of dollars of debt. Wow, not such an upbeat backdrop for the rollicking songs. A little early Beatles R&B mixed with various other early British invasion type influences. Not a bad record at all.
Editor's note: another folk-rock Jesus album that I prefer over the most recent one that I posted which is highly acclaimed in record collecting circles. It reminds me a lot of a scaled back and less melodic Rev. Carey Landry LP that I posted early on in this blog. If you like this effort then you'll more than likely enjoy that one as well.
Editor's note: sounds Arabic but tastes like curried chicken. It also has a slightly Asian and European feel which obviously flowed from and not into this ancient musical form, at least for the latter culture anyhow.
Editor's note: pretty much a remedial history of the world between the years 1922-57but from the WJR Detroit perspective though the voice of Ty Cobb for a brief few seconds is worth listening to side 1 alone.
Editor's note: you know that grinding metallic sound your car makes when it's about to have a catastrophic breakdown? Well, that's what I was trying to figure out while SIDE A was recording so I missed most of it. SIDE B went along fine until the second track and started skipping like fucking crazy. After that I pretty much spaced out so you're on your own figuring out whether or not this is crap or genius. By the way...who the hell runs like that? Also, check out the running shoes! Can anybody say Winner II's? I'm sure they're probably Adidas, Saucony or something like that but they sure remind me of the good old WII's. I loved those shoes.
Editor's note: I could tell right away that I wasn't going to like the mixture of the two different instruments and that sentiment persists throughout the recording. One or the other I say and if at all possible keep it to the Mighty Wurlitzer for me because Ragtime simply isn't my time. Anyhow, I hope somebody is getting something from this Euphonic series because there are more to come in the following weeks. That's all.
Editor's note: fairly pedestrian stuff as far as the 80s goes but a nice little 45 nonetheless. Moody pop/rock with catchy hooks and solid direction. Too bad the disc has heavy scratches in the middle of each side and subsequent skips which I tried to fix with weights to no avail. This brother/sister based trio came out of Ann Arbor and both are still active in various projects with Khalid having some minor and minor major success. I could find nothing on the bassist and you probably won't be able to either. Oh yeah, I checked on eBay and some of their stuff is available if you wanted to check them out further.
Editor's note: this record is decidedly more folk than it is religious and if you didn't have the sleeve with the song titles and the LP title itself you would never know it was a Christian record. To me the music was often a little bit too downcast for the lyrical content but who's to say what should go where for whom. Surely not I.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!