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Saturday, April 22, 2017

GOOD NEWS, ED ALLEN, JIM FORD, DENNY MCCLAIN, SPOOKY HALLOWEEN, CULTURAL DANCING & MORE OBSCURITIES FROM YESTER-EAR


Good News, the Christian folk musical tends to be one of the most popular pages on this blog so it's only natural that it would be re-upped in the first 100 albums. Likewise, Ed Allen Time gets his fair share of views for both practical and comical purposes. Halloween records are always a favorite as is Jim Ford's classic Harlan County. While I doubt that The Music of Poland is on anybody's desert island picks it is on Nobody's and so is Just Ruby. In fact Ruby Paulk is one of the reasons that I started this shambled tableau. There's also Denny McClain's popular album of piano favorites that made him a crowd favorite at Detroit area bars and clubs during the pitcher's amazing run to 30 wins and a World Series victory in the late 1960s.


Animals On The Farm
Armenian Dances and Songs
Denny McClain At The Organ
Ed Allen Time
Good News: A Christian Folk-Musical
Harlan County
Just Ruby
Music For The Balinese Shadow Play
The Music of Poland
Spooky Halloween

Thursday, April 20, 2017

THE CULT OF HOLLEY


Danny Holley began his piano career as a bit of a wunderkind but chose the club circuit over a serious concert career. After stints in Chattanooga and his hometown of Biloxi, Mississippi he was summoned by two club owners on vacation from Detroit to play in the Motor City. He played the Detroit and Windsor supper club circuit for several years before teaching music and then being swayed into playing and directing music at a church in the area. He has a website where songs and albums can be sampled and purchased. My uploads follow at the foot of this post.


Hello Holley!
Love Is....Music (If You Know What I Mean)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

THE DARK SHADOWS TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK & QUENTIN'S THEME


What listless lives we must lead to keep coming back to the music trough for a free nip at nostalgia. Or perhaps we're just that fulfilled and this is the apex of our contention with throwing off the garbs of another grueling day. Whichever, the music presses and passes on. Past Frid, Freud and fantasy. Selby and the remaining series cohorts are now long in the tooth and it won't be many years before the entire enterprise is a dreamscape from the past.

While "Quentin's Dream", as realized by Charles Randolph Grean and his Sounde machine, isn't exactly Corbet's vision, it is passable fare. Too poppy and not enough of the darkness which encompasses the Shadows soundtrack, despite the show's less-than-macabre presentation as gothic horror. But enough of my prattling on.


The Original Music From ABC-TV's "Dark Shadows"

Quentin's Theme

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SPOKEN UND SUNG



Well, luck is your saltwater bint if you're lusting after lo-grade noise because I've recovered several hundred mp3s that I believed to be lost from this blog. Which should make a few of you happy and multiple ingrates who have left churlish comments over the years, fairly pissed off. They, of course, are mostly the exceptions to the rule but their crude demands for higher quality audio have spurred me on to this re-uppification project that I am currently embarking upon. You see, archiving is my thing and not music. That the two met is merely happenstance though I will admit to being a connoisseur of spoken word albums. No matter, I've already said too much. Listen or don't. Here are 10 recovered selections with links to their original posts. Have at it.

  Angel Love label

An Evening With The New York Harp Ensemble
Angel Love
Come Out: Songs For Children's Celebrations Ages 2-8
Make Believe Days
Musical Gadgets
Munich's 800 Years
Songs Of Victory
The Spectrum Of Sacred Sound
Speak Well: Off The Record
The Un-Typical Politician 

Monday, April 17, 2017

CHA CHA CHA, BLAH BLAH BLAH & OTHER GREAT ADVENTURES IN LO-FI


The record re-uppification continues with all-time rejects from Perez Prado, Ray Bourbon, an album of Jacques Brel covers, the steam piano of John Muri, Halloween sound effects, Christmas music, Christian rhetoric and a fat helping of Johnny Pineapple.

I would write more commentary but I'm not exactly trying to entertain anybody with these offerings and do it merely to facilitate my own insanity. I mean, technically, you should be entertaining me since you're mooching these lo-fi recordings from the blog because you're a tightwad scavenger.


Anyway, I'm not trying to cheat the man, be the low-brow collector fan blog or anything of that sort. In fact, I barely ever listen to music. It gives me little pleasure and what's pleasure in the grand scope of things except a distraction from reality. Oh wait, reality's a mutable concept these days as well, isn't it? Egads, drop the bombs already would ye?

Here's some audio for the occasion:

A Munich Beer Festival At The Hofbrauhaus
An Evening In Copenhagen
Brel Lives!
God's Love Gift: A Christmas Cantata
Great Mambos & Other Latin American Favorites
The Holy Bible Exposes Jesus Christ Superstar
John Muri At The Detroit Fox Theatre
Johnny Pineapple & Co. From Hawaii
Night In A Graveyard
Songs Of Eastern Birds

Sunday, April 16, 2017

HAR-E CHRIST MASS WITH BUNNY GIRLS & BUNNYKINS


Now that Osterhase has arrived, Jesus has arisen and this blog is semi-active with refreshed posts I present two bunny-related albums: Bunny Girls and March of the Bunnykins backed with Joggle by The Royal Doulton Band. Hardly festive Easter fare or religious sacrament but considering that most of you reading this are audio pirates and heathens of the lowest order it's a fitting pairing. Well, have at it.

Listen to and download the Bunny Girls
Listen to and download March of the Bunnykins

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

UPDATE

Since I'm still getting requests for album uploads after several years of not updating the blog I've decided to re-up the mp3s that I have on file. Many were lost with a crashed drive but I still have quite a few. If you'd like to see an album re-upped leave a comment. I'll do my best to post them.

Some of the re-ups include:

A Folk Song Life of Christ
Ashes To Ashes B/W You Don't Know About Love by The Mindbenders
Blues For Baby Jesus
Final Curtain
Ghostly Sounds (Peter Pan Records)
Ghostly Sounds (Power Records)
Have Burro, Will Travel
The Hilarious Spike Jones
Holiday In Mexico
Judy Canova In Hi-Fi
Marv Herzog's Oktoberfest Album
Moods For A Stormy Night
Rejoice! Music For The Worship Of God In The Twentieth Century
Sell Yourself Rich
Signs Of The Zodiac: Cancer
Sonny Hall Plays Baseball At The Astrodome
Steinmetz On Sex 
Testimony Of Nancy Lupinski
Unique Percussion
The Vibrant Guitar of Robert Lawrence Luca