Monday, November 23, 2009

The Marijuana Polka

Will Barnes
Marijuana Polka
Armadillo Country - 77302

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I don't normally think of Polka music and Marijuana as two things that go together, but it seems to work just fine here...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Who Dat!

The Singing Saints
Who Dat!
The Music Agency - 1001
late eighties?

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This one's for my friend at work who's a big Saints fan. Happy B-Day Brah!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Quincy Jones
A&M - 1455

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Here's Quincy Jones' "Streetbeater", otherwise known as the theme from Sanford & Son. I never have heard this all the way through. On the second half of the record, right after the part where it ends on the TV show, is where Quincy and the band really get down! Very cool!

Monday, November 16, 2009


When I Think of You
Capitol - 5903

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Did anybody out there know that Twiggy put out a record? I didn't until I found this. Apparently there's a picture sleeve for it too, but sadly it wasn't wrapped around this disc...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Karate - The Emperors

The Emperors
Mala - 543

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Great track. This is my favorite part of record collecting. I had never heard of this group or song before finding this disc. You may already be familiar with it, but it's toatllay new to me...

p.s. To learn more about this record and The Emperors go here:

You know, I really should start googling BEFORE I post...

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Banner and Finished Logo

Hey Y'all, check out the new banner and the "Official" completed version of the new logo. In the next month are so I will be working on putting together some official Jukeboxmafia merch. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bubblegum Music (literally!)

The Clark Gum Shufflers
The Clark Gum Shuffle - Peppermint
Mid Sixties?

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Here's a promotional 7" EP from the Clark Gum Company. 4 swinging tunes perfectly suited for dancing the Clark Gum Shuffle. I was excited when I first saw this, thinking it might contain some cheesey late sixties sounds in the style of a low rent Archies. However, what I found was 4 instrumentals more in the style of a low rent Tiajuana Brass. The tune I have selected, "Peppermint" is the most soulful of the bunch. Anybody remember this disc? Anybody remember Clark Gum?
p.s. The disc and sleeve contain absoltely NO information. No band info, no composer credit, no record label or catalogue number and no date. I made up the name Clark Gum Shufflers myself and am simply guessing at the date. Feel free to weigh in if you know anything about this record...

*Update* Alert tipster Cranched hipped me to this youtube video for the Clark Gum Commercial. Turns out it IS the Tiajuana Brass! Be sure and visit his cool blog here: Thanks Cranched!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Logo!

Many thanks to my good friend Jason Crow for designing the new Jukeboxmafia Logo! What do Y'all think?
Q: If a T-shirt or a sticker existed with this design would you want one?
p.s. He also designed our current banner...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Do the Monkey Dog!

O.V. Wright
Monkey Dog
Back Beat - 548
1965 - '66?

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Here's one of my favorite tunes by O.V. Wright. It's taken me a while to come across a clean copy of this one, although it's not particularly rare or pricey. Love it!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ray Sharpe Needs Your Help!

Ray Sharpe
Help Me (pts 1&2)
Atco - 6402

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I know Ray Sharpe primarily as a rockabilly artist. His hit "linda Lu" from 59 gives no indication of the sounds that would come along later in his career. Here he is in 1966 on Atco throwing down one very heavy soul groove...
*pts 1&2 have been blended into one track for this post.