Yes Virginia, Jukeboxmafia is still alive. 2010 has been a busy and event filled year, which has left me little time or energy to post as often as I would like. Some viewers had requested an improvement in sound file quality, which I as of yet have not been able to deliver. I've decided however that low quality files are better than none at all, so I will continue to post as usual until the issue is resolved (if ever). With that in mind we return to the blogosphere with this hilarious version of Heartbreak Hotel by the great Stan Freberg.
MP3 File Here's another disc from the Ponderosa Stomp record show. I wasn't looking for this one or even thinking about it, but this is a disc I have had an eye out for, for about 10 years.
p.s. Tech Note: I'm a record guy, not a computer guy. I've had a couple of requests from viewers asking me to post the songs at a higher bit rate. I've been recording them at a better quality not realizing that no matter what, when I post them to Hipcast they are automatically reset to 64 kbps. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
MP3 File Ponderosa Stomp 2010 was a blast and now as promised, I have a few items from the record show. First up is a song I've seen on various comps over the years, but have never been able to track down on vinyl. As you can see the label is a little flood damaged. Plays just fine though. I was surprised to see that this record is not as pricey as I had imagined. Also, I've never heard part 2!
p.s. I'm trying out new postings at a higher bit rate. Let me know what you think.
Mike Deasy with EndTimes Weather Band God Hates Queer 1988 Tulsa, Oklahoma
MP3 File Here's a catchy little, hate filled ditty from 1988. Teach your children to hate themselves and others! These guys sound very proud of themselves. Burning in Hell is funny! For more Right Wing fun go here:
Well, here's something you won't find on iTunes(tm). This EP contains some very earnest (and quite good) first hand reflections on life as a soldier in the Vietnam war. Bill Ellis, if you're still out there, let us hear from you.
MP3 File I've never really thought of Dootone/Dooto as being a label for gospel music but that's exactly what we have here. This is not one of those upbeat gospel rockers that I generally prefer, however, there are enough vocal gymnastics going on here to please even the most hardcore R&B fan. Plus, how can you resist a record with a tile like The Blood??
Break-In records go all the way back to 1955 with Buchanan and Goodman's "Flying Saucer" on the Luniverse label. The basic concept is a contrived interview with snippets of popular songs of the day as responses. They're usually pretty corny but are a pretty good snapshot of the time, as a lot of these were made over the years with different "topical" themes. The next few posts will be some of the more interesting ones that I have found recently. This one is on Leiber & Stoller's Red Bird label and references the Batman TV Series... Dickie Goodman Batman and his Grandmother Red Bird 10-058 1966
MP3 File It feels great to be back! Now where were we? Oh yes, I was posting a few advertising/promotional tie in records. Here's one from Chevrolet and Columbia records. The Cyrkle: Camaro b/w Paul Revere and the Raiders' SS 396. Here's to a new and exciting year Y'all!
This is simply a blog where I post interesting 45s that I come across. I'm not an expert on records or music history and I'm fairly lazy, so don't expect a lot of exhaustive background or research. Comments are highly encouaged...
Most of the music files presented here come from my personal 45 collection and are posted for purposes of musical enlightenment only. These are mostly obscure songs, over 40 years old, that may not have been reissued on CD. The intention is to raise awareness of underappreciated artists/songs. If you like what you hear, seek these artists out on CD or get out there and find some of this old vinyl for yourself... If you are the copyright holder and wish any files to be removed, I will do so immediately upon request.
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