Sunday, March 29, 2009

Royal Lancers ask: "Is This The Plaaace?!?"

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Royal Lancers
Is This The Place
Rize - 102
Wow, lucked into finding this one! Great, obnoxious rockabilly tune. I'd guess early fifties. Couldn't find much info on it. What the hell is this song about anyway?? Who cares! Truly epic...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hot Dog, it's Corky Jones!

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Corky Jones
Hot Dog
Pep - 107
Buck Owens in his one true rockabilly outing*, performing under the name "Corky Jones." Great tune and dig the telephone exchange on the label...

* see comments

Monday, March 16, 2009

Roy Brown Goes Rockabilly?

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Hip Shakin' Baby
Roy Brown
Imperial - 5510
Blues shouter Roy Brown gets the rockabilly treatment with help from the Burnette brothers on this blistering, echo drenched side. Whoa!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Soul Is Our Music - Bobby Patterson

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Bobby Patterson
Soul is Our Music
Jetstar - 109
Bobby Patterson seems to pop up here quite a bit. Probably because I like him and his 45s are pretty easy to find here in Dallas. I like the lyrics on this one. Nice horns too...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

How Many Times - The Rovin' Flames

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The Rovin' Flames
How Many Times
Decca - 32191
Okay, moving off of the animal/novelty theme, here we go with a nice garage "nugget" from short lived Tampa, Florida band the Rovin' Flames. Excellent snotty vocal on this one...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Uh Oh, It's the Nutty Squirrels...

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The Nutty Squirrels
Uh! Oh pt. 1
Hanover - 4540
Jazz vocal wackiness from the Nutty Squirrels. Yes, it's playing at the right speed. Kind of a Lambert, Hendricks and Ross meet Alvin and the Chipmunks...
By the way, what the hell is "prismatic fidelity??"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More Hep Piggies

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The Three Hep Piggies
5 3/4 year Old Humorous Dian
Veltone - 712
Here's another hep rendition of the three little pigs story, this time by 5 3/4 year old humorous Dian, which I can only imagine must have been the daughter? granddaughter? niece? of the label owner...