Theme from Jonny Quest, Hoyt Curtin composer (1964)
Opening & closing themes to Hanna and Barbara’s Jonny Quest Saturday morning cartoon show that aired in 1965. According to Curtin, the opening theme took about an hour to produce.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is a bit of an enigma to me. Some songs sound like folk busker music, some seem almost evangelical, and then they morph into a psychedelic jug band. Formed by singer Alex Ebert, the band’s name is based on a story he wrote about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe.
Cankton Two Step, Leeman Prejean (1988) From an obituary: A native of Carencro and a resident of Lafayette for most of his life, Leeman Prejean retired from the Lafayette Parish School Board after thirty-two years of service as a custodian. He had a passion for music and was an active musician for thirty-nine years with “Leeman Prejean and the Happy Playboys of Scott“.
Aaron Hughes‘ impressive hand-drawn animation Five Cents: “Drawn by hand on thousands of market data pages from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times with ink, white-out, gouache paint, gold leaf and other materials.”
[h/t Mme. Jujujive].
Formed in South London in 1980, The Meteors are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band (and the second band to use the term).
The Interrupters: Aimee Interrupter & the Bivona brothers always look like they’re having fun, probably because they are.
That’s all for now. Be back here tomorrow and we’ll make up stuff.
Don’t Look Back, The Temptations (1967)
The Classic Five – Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams performing live on the Ed Sullivan Show 19 November 1967. The Temptations were THE Motown Sound (thanks in part to Smokey Robinson).
Robert Randolph and The Family Band “In his adolescent years before being discovered by the secular community, [Randolph] was almost completely unaware of non-religious music. He went on exclaim in an interview that ‘I grew up and saw a lot of older guys playing lap steels and pedal-steel guitars in my church. I had never heard of the Allman Brothers, or even Buddy Guy or Muddy Waters.’ “ [Wiki}
And I had never heard the term sacred steel before today. Have a great weekend, see you back here tomorrow. Bring your laundry.