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Thursday, September 30, 2010

RIP VAN WINKLE

055
by The Famous Theatre Company & The Hollywood Studio Orchestra


UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS
UAC 11034
1950s
MONO


014


SIDE A:



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Editor's note: in my opinion this is one of the best spoken word records I have posted on here. It's witty, sarcastic and well-acted. For some reason the actor portraying Rip Van W. reminds me of Johnny Depp and that's always a boon in the acting department. A+.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

PINELANDS MEMOIR AND OTHER RAGS

CIMG8306
by David Thomas Roberts


EUPHONIC SOUND RECORDINGS
ESR-1224
1983


003


SIDE A:



Madison Heights Girl
Hattiesburg Days
Rock Island
The Girl on the Other Side
Frederic and the Coast
Kreole

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SIDE B:



Roberto Clemente
Muscatine
For Molly Kaufmann
Forrest County
Pinelands Memoir

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Editor's note: I like this Euphonic series LP because it's the last! Never again, man.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

NEW ORLEANS RAGTIME

CIMG8327
by Burt Bales



EUPHONIC SOUND RECORDINGS
ESR  1210
1975


005


SIDE A:



Fat Francis
Kansas City Stomps
The Pearls
New Orleans Joys, Take 1
Original Rags
Mister Joe
Kansas City Man Blues

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SIDE B:



Sweet Savannah Sue
Maple Leaf Rag
New Orleans Joys, Take 2
Chimes Blues
Grandpa's Spells
King Porter Stomp
Wild Man Blues

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Editor's note: this is the next to last LP in the Euphonic Sound records that I have yet to post and I'm not sad about that. A little ragtime is too much ragtime for me despite how well this dude plays it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

CHICK-A-BOOM B/W JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SMITH

dd1
by Daddy Dewdrop


SUNFLOWER RECORDS
SUN 105
1970


SIDE A:



CHICK-A-BOOM 2:40

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SIDE B:



JOHN JACOB JINGLEHEIMER SMITH 2:18

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Editor's note: these tunes are all right but nothing special despite being the A-Side being a top 10 hit. What really intrigues me though is the follow-up to this record which flopped like a flounder without fins called "The March of the White Corpuscles". I'll have to dig that one up from YouTube or something. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

REJOICE!: MUSIC FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


by Students of The General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church directed by H. Bruce Lederhouse


MACE RECORDS
M10030
Circa 1965
MONO





SIDE A:



KYRIE ELEISON
NICENE CREED
SANCTUS
THE LORD'S PRAYER
AGNUS DEI
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS
COME HOLY GHOST

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SIDE B:



A GREAT AND MIGHTY WONDERTHEY CAST THEIR NETS
O SONS & DAUGHTERS
IN CHRIST THERE IS NO EAST OR WEST
I WALK THE KING'S HIGHWAY

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Editor's note: I'm not particularly down with most of the so-called Xian volk but I am certainly up with the guitar posing as a steeple on the high church of musicdom. As per usual, where the Christian sect doesn't necessarily break any new ground in a genre they win me over with cover art. I'm certain that the blurry guitar with the clearly seen steeple is code for: the music is secondary to the concept. You'll be the judge of that.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

EDUCATION OR INDOCTRINATION?




PUBLIUS & ASSOCIATES
WR 4595
1966





SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: another filmstrip record minus the pictures but obviously with the cursed BEEPS. The only info about Publius & Assoc. that I could dig up was another film by them from 1969 about inflation. Not just another humdrum dissertation but one by G. Edward Griffin (google The Creature From Jekyll Island) which certainly is about the Federal Reserve and usury. Knowing Griffin's longstanding affiliation with the Birch Society makes me believe that it could actually be one of their many releases. Good anti-Commie stuff either way.

Friday, September 24, 2010

AEROBIC DANCES FOR KIDS


by Henry "buzz" Glass & Rosemary Hallum, Ph.D.
Voice Cues by Ambrose Brazelton



EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, INC.
AR 93
1980





SIDE A:



Instructions and Music
Kangaroo
Jumping Little Mary
Little Man From Mars
Walking The Square
Jello
Scarecrows

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SIDE B:



Music Only
Kangaroo
Jumping Little Mary
Little Man From Mars
Walking The Square
Jello
Scarecrows

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SIDE C:



Instructions and Music
Four Walls Game
Fiddle Around
Popcorn
Scritchy Scratchy
The Child Is Down
Reach For It

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SIDE D:



Music Only
Four Walls Game
Fiddle Around
Popcorn
Scritchy Scratchy
The Child Is Down
Reach For It

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Editor's note: this is a pretty good album if you're into instructional and exercise music for kids. Personally, I'm into hookers and moonshine so even though this is good it didn't do much for me. You may be more inclined towards it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A MUNICH BEER FESTIVAL AT THE HOFBRAUHAUS


The Original Munich Hofbrauhaus Orchestra conducted by Hubert Radl


SUMMIT RECORDS
SUM 5021
1978
STEREO





SIDE A:



Aber heut sind wir fidel
Ein prosit der gemuetllichkeit
In mainzam schoenen Rhein
O du wunderschoener Rhein
Warum ist es Rheinso schoe
Kleine winzerin vom Rhein
In ruedesheim nach assmannshausen
Gib acht auf den jahrgang
Kornblumenblau
Ozapftis'

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SIDE B:



Grosse gaudi im Muenchner Hofbrauhaus
Hopfen und malz
In Muenchen steht ein Hofbrauhaus
Durst wird durch bier erst schoen
O alte burschenherrlichkeit
Tausend faesser bier
Die schoensten ueberstunden
S' war immer so
Humba humba--taeta-erea

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Editor's note: now this is what I expected from an Oktoberfest record! Burly men singing stupid party songs which sound almost like patriotic staples which all idiots should know by heart. The band marches along tooting, drumming and trumpeting to ensure that each keg is drunk so that another drummer can be added to the procession or at least Brunhilde's homely mug can be covered up while Franz goes to town on her.

As always, separate your own songs ye mongrels! I see that some people complain about my posting whole record sides as opposed to individual songs and my response to this is: if you are a record buff and don't have track splitting software capabilities then you should go back to renting CDs from the library you crybabies! I prefer my method because it forces you to listen to the album instead of picking at it like fumbling fingers trying to undo a bra strap!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MARV HERZOG'S OKTOBERFEST ALBUM




SOUND RECORDS
SOUND 1046
1972
STEREO





SIDE A:



THIS HAS TO BE (Spass Muss Sein) 3:07
IN MUNICH STANDS A BREWERY (In Muenchen Stehdt Ein Hofbrauhaus) 3:11
SEA VOYAGE (Ein Seefahrt) 2:30
SUCH A DAY (So Ein Tap) 3:54
OLD COUNTRY 2:12
LICHTENSTEINER 2:54

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SIDE B:



YUP EI DEE, YUP EI DA 2:48
DRINK, DRINK (Trink, Trink, Bruederien, Trink) 2:09
SWISS (In Der Schweitz) 2:51
ERIKA 3:54
BLACK FOREST MARIE (Schwarz Wald Marie) 2:43
HEARTACHE (Herz Schmerz) 3:15

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Editor's note: my favorite of the several posted Oktoberfest albums mainly because it's a local sound to a worldwide event and actually sounds like entertainment as opposed to an event. Not only that but it sounds very polka and polka's where it's at or something like that.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

OKTOBERFEST: THE MUSIC AND SOUNDS OF THE BIGGEST BEER PARTY IN THE WORLD


with Fritzi Bielmeier, BandMaster


DECCA RECORDS
DL 4332
1950s?
MONO





SIDE A:



BAYERISCHER DEFILER-MARSCH
EIN PROSIT
Opening Ceremony
IM LOWENBRAU
ECHT BAYRISCH - LANDLER MEDLEY
GEH MA MAL 'NUBE! - MEDLEY
JUX POLKA
LUSTIGE LANDLER
MEDLEY

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SIDE B:



Fairgrounds, Fair organ, etc.
HOLZHACKER BAUM
POLKA MEDLEY
ISARTALER LANDLER
TOLZER SCHUTZENMARSCH
EIN PROSIT
AUF GEHT'S MEDLEY
MEDLEY

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Editor's note: boring as dry frog farts to me. I don't know, I guess I am against the ceremony and live feed from the festival aspect and would rather hear the songs recorded in a studio to take home with me and hide in a corner until I'm drunk enough to dress up like a penguin and sing like a fool.

Monday, September 20, 2010

BEER BEER BEER


by Marion Lush


DYNO RECORDS
DLP 1633
1970s?
STEREO





SIDE A:



BEER BEER BEER 2:56
DING DONG POLKA 3:28
DOROTHY'S WALTZ 3:15
HOT PEPPERS POLKA 2:22
RED ROSE POLKA 3:06
ANDZIU POLKA (Old Style) 3:01

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SIDE B:



YES SIR SHE'S MY BABY POLKA 2:11
WRITE ME A LETTER WALTZ 3:18
LIFE IS GOOD POLKA 3:36
BOYS LIKE BLONDES OBEREK 2:22
MUSICIAN POLKA 2:55
I MISS YOU WALTZ 3:17

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Editor's note: yeah, I know, it's not an Oktoberfest record. Guess what? You're most likely not German. Hell, you're probably not even your father's child but we won't hold it against you. With a surname like Lush and when the main song on your album is called BEER BEER BEER you might as well be German and celebrate just the same.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

MORE MARY SONGS


by Bill Peffley


BALANCE HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
CS 202
1975
STEREO





SIDE A:



Mary Was A Meadow 3:18
It All Began With Mary 2:46
Joseph Was A Young Man 2:28
A Woman Sings 2:32
Praise the Lord 2:52
Mary's My Morning Sun 2:30

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SIDE B:



Mother of God's Holy Child 2:28
Joesph's Song 3:53
Jesus Mary and Joseph 2:37
Children of Joy 4:10
A Mother and A Little Child 2:34
Follow Mary 2:22

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Editor's note: much like its predecessor this is pretty much a straight up folksong record. Where this one steers a little off the road of folky goodness is in overproduction. While the first record was pretty much stripped down to guitar, piano and Bill's voice this one adds choruses and strings which makes it a bit too polished sounding in spots for my taste. Still a good record nonetheless.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

MUNICH'S 800 YEARS


narrated by Dr. Vierlanger


CAPITOL RECORDS
T10138
1960s





SIDE A:



FANFARE
EIN PROSIT DER GEMUTLICHKEIT
SOLANG DER ALTE PETER
GLOCKENSPIEL
SCHAFFLERTANZ
DA HAT DER ALTE PETER G'LACHT
IN MUNCHEN STEHT EIN HOFBRAUHAUS
SUSI POLKA
MUNCHNER FIAKERLIED
SOLO JODLER--WANNI VON DER ALM RUNTERGEN
LANDLER (WATSCHENTANZ)
KUHGLOCKENGELAUTE
DIE GANSHANDLERIN VOM VIKTUALIENMARKT
HEUT GEH'N MA AUF DIE WIES'N
OKTOBERFESTAUSRUFER
BAYRISCHER DEFILIERMARSCH

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SIDE B:



TUSCH--OKTOBERFESTANSPRACHE
MIR BLEIB'N BEIM BIER
GRUSS MIRMEIN MUNCHEN
WEISSWURSTLIED
DREI BANZENSCHLAGE
PROST BEIM BAYRISCHEN BIER
ZWEI SCHNEEWEISSE TAUBERL
MUNCHNER KUNSTLER
MUNCHNER LUFT
WENN ICH DIE ISAR RAUSCHEN HOR
FINALE

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Editor's note: for a person who occasionally writes a beer blog and loves records you'd think that Oktoberfest was a special occasion for me but outside of the beer it's pretty much a bore. Even the beer isn't that great. Especially the German beer seeing as they stick to 500 year old recipes based upon some king's decree so that market prices for grains would stay higher. What I'm getting at is that I like the concept of the festival but not the actual festival. Who am I kidding... I just like the beer.

Friday, September 17, 2010

WESOLE PIOSENKI (GAY POLISH SONGS)


with Walt Solek, Regina Kujawa and Bernard Witkowski


DANA RECORDS
DL 1303
1960s?





SIDE A:



GWIZDZACY ZOLNIERZ (Whistling Soldier)
NALEJCIE KIELCHA (Fill Up The Glass)
TESTAMENT (Last Will)
POWROT Z ROBOTY (Return From Work)
POLKA ROBOTNIKA (Workingman's Blues)
DWA CENTY (Two Cents)

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SIDE B:



POD KRAKOWEM (Near Krakow)
JANEK (Johnny)
HEJ MICHASIU (Hey, Michael)
KARUZELA-WALC (Carousel)
GDYBY'S CZUT SIE SAMOTNY (If You Ever Felt Lonely)
MAMA TATE BIJE (Mom Beats Up Dad)

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Editor's note: just going through the motions with this one. Any week leading up to my weekend with my daughter I am just passing time and doubling up the record output for the days I won't be available to post. Which means I cheat on a few and don't really listen or record it while I'm in the shower. This was a zone out record for me so you decide yourself if you're still even listening to polka at this point you faithful few.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

FINAL CURTAIN!


by Paul Lingle


EUPHONIC SOUND RECORDINGS
ESR 1227
1992





SIDE A:



MELANCHOLY 3:14
A BAG OF RAGS 2:54
OSTRICH WALK 3:05
I AIN'T GONNA GIVE NONE O'THIS JELLY ROLL 2:51
SHIM-ME-SHA-WABBLE 2:35
PASTIME RAG #3 3:39
TEDDY BEAR BLUES 1:34

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SIDE B:



THE BLUE GRASS RAG 4:33
BLAME IT ON THE BLUES 3:50
SHAKE THAT THING 3:222
THE ORIGINAL JELLY ROLL BLUES 3:01
DOWN HOME RAG 2:27
BLACK BOTTOM STOMP 2:56
WHOA NELLIE! 3:28

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Editor's note: how many times and way can I say that I don't enjoy jazz piano? Well, this is a reclamation project obviously seeing as many of the pieces sound like they were recorded live and with the faulty equipment of the day. Either way this dude doesn't look very happy either so I'll leave my comments at that.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

THE RIVALS


by Richard Brinsley Sheridan; directed by David Thornton


SPOKEN ARTS RECORDS
SA 971-972
1960s





SIDE A:



Act I, i: A Street in Bath
Act 1, ii: A Dressing-Room in Mrs. Malaprop's Lodgings
14:33

Act II, i: Captain Absolute's Lodgings 9:30

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SIDE B:



Act II, ii: Captain Absolute's Lodgings (continued) 8:06

Act III, i: The North Parade
Act III, ii: Julia's Dressing Room
Act III, iii: Mrs. Malaprop's Lodgings
16:11

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SIDE C:



Act III, iv: Acres' Lodgings 5:53

Act IV, i: Acres' Lodgings 3:31
Act IV, ii: Mrs. Malaprop's Lodgings 10:16
Act IV, iii: The North Parade 4:40

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SIDE D:



Act V, i: Julia's Dressing Room 9:51
Act V, ii: The South Parade 3:49
Act V, iii: King Mead's Fields 10:47

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Editor's note: the theatre bores me to tears unless it's ancient drama based solely on violence or mythology and so I lost track of what was going on a few minutes in. I did chuckle a few times with the mention of the character named Fag though. Speaking of Fag, after hearing the name spoken several times I just assumed that this was modern comedy probably done by an avant garde troupe of neo-renaissance romantics or something idiotic of the sorts but no, it's a play written in the latter part of the 1700s. I never would have guessed as much.