Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jazzbo Collins and the Three Little Pigs

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Al "Jazzbo" Collins
Three Little Pigs
Brunswick - 80226
Legendary DJ Jazzbo Collins gives his hip rendition of the Three Little Pigs with help from Steve Allen and Lou Stein...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Whispering Pigg?

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Whispering Pigg
EastWest - 111
Whoa. Here's a weird and creepy offering from someone calling themselves Whispering Pigg (actually Larry Randall). According to my minimal research, he released one forty five. What? You've never heard of him? Produced by Norman Petty.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Work With It - Que Martin

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Que Martin
Work With It
Big Town - 120
A cool little instrumental from someone named Que Martin. Wasn't able to find out much about this record or artist, but I know I've heard it somewhere before. Maybe on WFMU's Fool's Paradise show? (see link at right)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Brother In Law - Paul Peek

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Paul Peek
Brother in Law (He's a Moocher)
Fairlane - 702
Here's Paul Peek with one of the MANY copycat/response songs to Ernie K-Doe's hit "Mother In Law." Paul has finally managed to show Mom the door, then guess who shows up?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We're the Banana Splits

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We're the Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
Decca - 32391
Here's an early side from the Banana Splits, with whom I had a love/hate relationship in grade school. So... dumb... yet, must... watch...

*edit: the cover photo above is not from my collection. It's from the hard to find LP from which this single derived. Presented here for illustrative purposes only...

Monday, February 9, 2009

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Junior Wells - The Hippies are Trying

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Junior Wells
The Hippies are Trying
Blue Rock - 4052
Here's Junior Wells jumping on the Hippie bandwagon in 1968. Basically a reworking of It Hurts Me Too...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Bell Labs Speech Simulation Demonstration Record - He Saw The Cat

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This little demonstration record is pretty fascinating. It's popped up in a couple of other places before like WFMU's 365 Days Project
and the excellent Airform Archives Blog.
but I figured that it's interesting enough to share with Y'all here. Released in 1963, this record demonstrates Bell Laboratories emerging speech simulation program. Strange that after almost 50 years this technology doesn't seem to have improved much. What is really compelling though is how they programmed the computer to sing the song "Daisy" a full 5 years or so before the movie 2001 was realesed, in which the homicidal computer HAL sings the same tune. Apparently Stanley Kubrick did his homework...