Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Saturday Matinee – Louis Jordan, Little Walter & Charles E. Anderson

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Louis Jordan‘s “Let The Good Times Roll” is a bonafide 1940s classic and features some nice legs, too.

Little Walter reinvented blues harmonica in the 1950s. Read more about him here. (Guess where James Cotton & Magic Dick Salwitz got their licks?)

Charles Edward Anderson  is a legend, made a name for himself by transforming traditional blues into what’s now considered classic Rock-N-Roll, and he did it by electrifying it and changing the tempo. That’s not news to anyone, but it was news to me when he released his best album, “London Berry Blues” in October 1972 and played T-Bone Walker‘s “Mean ‘Ol World” straight up. Yep, I’m talking about Chuck Berry.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember that Gun-Free Zones only assist those deviants who choose to commit atrocities because they know that no one is able to shoot back.

The .Gif Friday Post No.407 – Dance Hard, Get Out Of The Street & The Buster Keaton Sanitation Company

Friday, 2 October 2015

Dance Hard 26

Trash Mash

[Found here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Solar System Scale Model, Bonya & Kuzmich, & Billy Woodward

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Building a scale model of our solar system [via]. Were the Earth the size of a marble, take a guess as to how big this model was.
(Hint: Bigger than that.)

Not sure what to make of this, but it kept my attention. It’s titled “Kiesza – Hideaway (Bonya & Kuzmich Russian parody).” I don’t know who Kieza is, but I’m not impressed and don’t care much either. [Found here.]

Since our Saturday Matinee Post is typically eclectic, let’s shift gears.

Billy Woodward is an anomaly – part country, part country blues, part rockabilly. Although I was looking for a video of another song (I Got Bit) this’ll do.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

The Walking Department Store

Monday, 21 September 2015

Walking Department Store

Photo by Weegee, 1940s  New York. Original title unknown.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic & Blind Faith

Saturday, 19 September 2015

In 1965, The Spencer Davis Group rocked.

In 1967, Traffic rocked.

In 1969, Blind Faith rocked.

30 or so years later, and Steve Winwood still rocks.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow, Winwood or not.


“Darts ready? Okay! On three…”

Monday, 14 September 2015

Balloon Queen

Careful. The Balloon Queen’s got a gun.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Puddles The Clown, Jim Stafford & Jimmer Podrasky

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Pinball Folsom Wizard Prison Blues.
Excellent performance by Puddles The Clown.

Jim Stafford was rated, both under and over, for obvious reasons.

By the way, how ’bout a crappy but excellent video of The Rave-Ups featuring frontman Jimmer Podrasky?

The Rave-Ups were underrated IMO, but they got some traction for their work in a B-minus movie, Pretty In Pink, and In My Gremlin is my favorite Rave-Ups song, also for obvious reasons.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for Armageddon.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

[Images found here, here and elsewhere.]

Blues Legends Illustrated

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Blues Legends

Every one of those images were derived from B&W photos, and if I’m not mistaken, they were created by Robert Crumb. You’ve heard their songs covered by others (like this one by Memphis Minnie & Kansas City Joe McCoy).

[Image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Best Coast, The Ray Beats & Bishop Bullwinkle

Saturday, 5 September 2015

So I axed Bunkessa about the song she played last weekend on our patio hi-fi. She said it was “Our Deal” by Best Coast, a Beach Goth band from L.A. Never heard of the group nor the genre, but so what. I like the retro sound. [The video accompaniment is a Cliff’s Notes mime version of West Side Story.]

Okay, so what to post next? Let’s keep the retro thang going.

The Ray Beats were kinda Chantays, kinda Ventures, kinda Dick Dale and kinda NY punk in the late 70s/early 80s.  In other words, kinda young, kinda wow.

Here’s another talent who dodged my radar: Bishop Bullwinkle and “Hell 2 Da Naw Naw.” Apparently it went viral in August and I’m late to the party [via]. Dude’s got a great message.

Have a great weekend folks. See you back here tomorrow, even if you’re headed out on a 3-day family road trip to See Ruby Falls.


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