Wednesday, December 21, 2011

An RV Kind of Christmas

Leonard & Sandra
The Santa Claus Song
RV - 101

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Extremely odd Christmas sounds from Athens, Tx. Probably very few copies of this exist and with good reason.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Port Zibee Part II

Robby Rhines and the Rogues
Port Zibee Part II
Applause - 1252

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Teenage primitivism at it's best. These guys can barely play their instruments, but still manage to get it so right. Better than Led Zeppelin.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Aw Shucks" Go On Twist!

Tommy Willis and His Twisting Tomcats
Aw Shucks Go On Twist
Terry - 110

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Super obnoxious (in the good way) echo-drenched twist instro. LOVE the guitar break on this one!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Monkey See-Monkey Do

The Five Du-Tones
Monkey See-Monkey Do
One-derful! - 4818

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Outrageously fun R&B stomper. Peel that banana!

Monday, November 28, 2011


Michael & the Jesters
Minasa - 6715

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Great Greasy Garage Grinder!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

We Called Him E.T.

Tom Wayne
We Called Him E.T.
TWP - 004

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This may be the dumbest song I have ever heard in my life!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Squad Car!

Eddie and the Showmen
Squad Car
Liberty - 55608

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Menacing Surf sounds. Tough guitar.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Do The Bug!

Jerry Dallman and the Knightcaps
The Bug
Punch - 6000

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C'mon baby, let's do the bug!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It Wuz the Fuzz!

Sid Wayne and the Tall Taylors
It Wuz the Fuzz
Fantasy - 579

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Sid Wayne explains exactly why crime doesn't pay. Just the facts!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dark Shadows Disco?

The First Theremin Era
The Barnabas Theme from Dark Shadows
Epic - 10440

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How 'bout a Disco Version of the Theme from Dark Shadows? Terrifying!

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Woman Has a Black Cat Bone

Poppa Hop
My Woman Has a Black Cat Bone
Ivory - 127

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Maybe a stretch for Halloween, but I figure voodoo related songs count. Poppa Hop, AKA Hop Wilson!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Mad Scientist

The Zanies
The Mad Scientist
Dore - 515

They said it couldn't be done!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dem Dry Bones

Sorry, no audio for this one. Just a cool children's record sleeve.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Terror from Texas

Roky Erickson
Two-Twisted Tales
Tick 001

Let's start things off with this tense tale of terror told by Texas music legend Roky Erickson.

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Yay October!

Yay! October is here, the only month in which I can play my monster records without annoying other people (as much.) All Halloween related posts this month!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Ray Hudson and the Western Rhythmaires
Dixie - 1043

Nice little rockabilly instrumental. Go here to hear the flip:

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Rockin' Sid
Avenue Records

Found this little baby in a junk shop in Baton Rouge for fifty cents! Signed!

Originally released in 1957 credited to Thunderwords, this record was re-released in 1963 with the label credit you see here. Not to be confused with Rockin' Sidney.
Nice Louisiana rockabilly sounds. This record demonstrates the correct way to play an electric guitar.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Patty Cake Shake

Guitar Ray
Patty Cake Shake
Hot Line - 912

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Can't get enough of this song lately! Great New Orleans Soul groove. Arranged by Wardell Quezergue. Not sure of a date.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Doin' it with the Du-Ettes!

The Du-Ettes
Please Forgive Me
One-derful! 4827

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Here's a knockout girl group dancer that really packs a punch!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Don Jones
Panarama - 1016

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Here is a DJ promo copy of the song Bigfoot by Don Jones. If you look closely at the label you'll see that the scream you hear on the record is the "real scream of the true Bigfoot (Sasquatch.)" Good to know. This optimistic single was sent out to promote Don's Lp of Bigfoot songs titled simply "Bigfoot."

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Goodtimers - Twistin' Train

The Goodtimers
Twistin' Train
Epic 9484

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An early Don Covay track, still very much in a Hank Ballard mode and one of the most off center labels I've ever seen.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Fabulous Playboys - Nervous

The Fabulous Playboys
Apollo - 758

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Fabulous is right! Nice guitar sound on this one. Thanks Hal!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Craze

Sherman Evans
The Craze
Manco - 1062

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If you're going to record a dance craze record, might as well be straightforward about it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them

Marie Knight
I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them
Baton - 253

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Gospel singer Marie Knight shouting out some killer R&B!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tongue Twistin' Time!

Ray Griff
Tongue Twistin' Time
Groove - 0063

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A fun, weird one from Groove records. The other side of this is a straight up country ballad!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Little Marie Allen
Triumph - 603

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This one's a bit rough, but it's still a humdinger!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Let's Dance!

Danny Goode
Let's Dance
Gibson 210

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Blistering Texas Rock and Roll from Danny Goode of the Excels. It doesn't get much better than this folks!

Update: see comments for more info!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Motorcycle Storey

The Storey Sisters
Bad Motorcycle
Cameo - 126

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This one is cute and catchy as all get out!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rocky Wrecked

Lena Horne
Rocky Raccoon
Skye - 4523

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In our last post we were pleasantly surprised by the Crew Cuts' cover of Susie-Q. This cover of The Beatles' Rocky Raccoon by Lena Horne, however, is just about what you'd expect.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Susie Crew

The Crew-Cuts
Mercury - 71125

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You're probably already familiar with the 1968 Creedance Clearwater cover of Susie-Q. You may even be familiar with Dale Hawkins' superior original. This version by the Crew-Cuts however, really caught me by surprise.