London’s Miss Zena Dare, in a pantomime production of “Peter Pan,” 1906.
Now I don’t like to post Utoobage vids that don’t have vids, but Tom Waits’ version of James Brown’s “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” is too great to pass up.
There aren’t many decent videos of Papa John Creach, but here he is with Hot Tuna circa 1972.
The Temptations’ classic “Papa Was A Rolling Stone.”
And Mama, I’m fighting a head cold, so that’s it for tonight. Just remember the old adage, “When Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy; and when Papa ain’t happy, nobody gives a shit.” Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more fun.
The only thing that would make this better would be a vid showing him “jumping” the ladder to move it.
Yikes! What a walking disease. Had I seen this when I was little I’d still be suffering nightmares, especially because I dream in color. (I’m still working on dreaming in stereo.)
Thank God TV was all rabbit-ears black and white back then. Click here for more info; click the image to see him in action.
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The one who yells the loudest is usually the one that’s wrong, but in this case the one who’s yelling also has teeth and claws and a nasty disposition when pissed off.
Not sure what the problem is. Perhaps the guy is out of uniform – just not festive enough for the occasion. On the other hand we have our uniforms available here.
Stay in School, Don’t Be a Dropout (1967) was not a commercial release and less than 10,000 copies are known to exist in its original vinyl format.
Guess what’s in Bunk’s old vinyl collection!
This is a DJ album, distributed to R&B/Soul radio stations in urban areas. It’s got no lead-in tracks, meaning that the DJ had to pick what announcement or song he wanted to play and place the needle by hand. Stax/Volt was clever, in that the tracks of songs they were selling were preceded by public service announcements by the artists themselves.
“Hi, this is the big O, Otis Redding.
I was just standing here thinking about you,
Thought I’d write a song about you,
And dedicate it to you.
Take a listen.”
More info on this nice collectible here. Click to enlarge, check out the playlist, and read the commendation from Vice President Hubert Humphrey. There’s some great stuff on this album.
Pointless vandalism. Jerks.
On a lighter note, there’s this. The Avalanche’s “Since I Left You.” I like it, not so much for the music, but the vid has a nice storyline with a clever twist at the end (h/t ryannon). The song reminded me of this grooviness:
Malo‘s 1972 hit “Suavecito.” Malo was a San Fransisco band led by Jorge Santana, Carlos’ brother. Rather than pick another sappy hit from that year (like Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-Ling“) let’s try this:
Carlos Santana‘s “Nowhere to Run” from a 1982 concert promoted by Apple founder Steve Wozniak. Now let’s jump forward another ten years to 1992.
And with that we’re outta here. Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more fun.