Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Saturday Matinee – Textron ARV, Malford Milligan, The Brothers Osborne w/ Darius Rucker & A Thousand Horses, and Thee Sinseers

Saturday, 8 May 2021

That’s some serious Black Mirror stuff.

The Malford Milligan Band with Jeff Plankenhorn (I think) circa 2011. Can’t verify the the others.

“We had so much fun backstage during our last jam video that Darius Rucker decided he didn’t want to be left out…so we made another!” Whole buncha peeps in that one: The Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker and A Thousand Horses. BTW, that’s a Doc Watson song.

Joey Quinones & Thee Sinseers‘ chicano R&B gets me every time. Reminds me of so many things long ago and far away. Hard to find the band lineup, but that’s Adriana Flores (of The Altons) on vocals.

Guess that’s good enough for now. Have a great weekend, do something nice for your mom, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Utopia, The Nicholas Brancker Band, Bernard “Pretty” Perdie & Co., and The Cleverlys

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Utopia (2019) is a short by filmmaker Kosta Nikas. A man lives in a society where citizens police each other with their mobile phones. [Found here.]

The Nicholas Brancker Band plays 60’s-70s spouge, a style that was “Barbados’ answer to ska in Jamaica and calypso in Trinidad.” I’d heard before but never knew it had a name until recently (thanks to Queen H.). Jump to 01:10 for the music.

Tighten Up (Part 1) is a cover of the classic 1968 Archie Bell & the Drells hit. Music starts at 0:40. This all-star lineup features:

Bernard “Pretty” Perdie – drums
Chuck Rainey – bass
David T. Walker – guitar
Sonny Phillips – organ
Bill Bivens – tenor sax
Virgil Jones – trumpet
Pancho Morales – percussion
Lou Donaldson – alto sax

“If Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be the Cleverlys.” – NYT

As long as we’re doing covers, The Cleverlys‘ take on The Proclaimers 1988 song is a good’un. A lot of the songs they cover are parodies of a sort (I expected to hear “pterodactyl” in the refrain) but they play I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) straight… mostly.

There’s a hunderd other things that I can think of to post, but I gotta wrap it up and ship it out. Have a great weekend, and you know what to do.

Obreptional Hot Links

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Count Every Star, The Rivieras (1958) Coed Records Count Every Star was adapted from the French song Tout Ça by Henri Salvador (?) and was previously released by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (1950) and others.

Not a photoshop.

Barbados Sunday.

Nobody’s gonna know.

The last thing we need…

3,000 year old bog beetles.

Reductio ad Hitlerum usage is up.

Rent a tent for only $5,000 a tent per month.

Gopher Stew recipe doesn’t have any reviews yet.

Spiral Tailed Jumping Plant Lice (filmed by Andreas Kay).

Who’s Who on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover [via].

[Top image: Some protest about something somewhere.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


PURE AWESOME:
Charge ‘Em Up Now (The Cable Song)

Found on Reddit, no background information so far…

Tonitrophobic Hot Links

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Village of Love, Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights (1962)Village of Love was Nathaniel “Nate Dog” Mayer‘s first hit, recorded when he was 18. After his six year stint with Fortune Records, his whereabouts were often unknown as he would disappear into the East Detroit ghettos, sometimes for years. Apparently he’d had a rough time, too – in 2009 he recorded The Puddle.


Cats on glass.

Bus recycling.

Dogs on ceilings.

Metal garden pig.

The Original Desert Bus.

Don’t worry [h/t Mme. J.].

Glorioso Albeneida, Bus Driver.

This snot was put on paid leave.

Altocumulus Lenticularis Duplicatus.

4K resolution images of the surface of Mars.

Orangutan offered to help man stuck in mud.

[Top image: Peruvian bus race, no explanation found, h/t Nate L.]


Phil bought one.


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Valentines & Hot Links

Sunday, 14 February 2021

The Woo Woo Train, The Valentines (1956) Rama RecordsFirst calling themselves The Mistletoes, then The Dreamers, they settled on The Valentines. The Jimmy Wright Orchestra played on the Rama sessions.

The Woo Woo Train was covered by Little Isadore & The Inquisitors (1995) and the Oh!Sharels (2020).

On masks.

Photobashing.

The Scandinavian Myth.

Turbo Encabulator specs.

Trump made history again.

I’m not a cat. [h/t Darkwords]

Snowplow train porn [h/t Corinne L.]

Squirrel Hunter’s March (sheet music).

Get a Hammacher Schlemmer Fart Container for only $100.

Bayeux Tapestry: 70 meter-long embroidered canvas tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066. Lots of dismemberment and horse genitalia.

[Top image found here.]


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Didelphimorphial Hot Links

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Got To Get You Off My Mind, Soloman Burke, 1965Burke: “It was written in California the night of Sam Cooke’s death. I learned of Sam Cooke’s death after leaving him two hours prior to that. At the same time I learned about my wife wanting a divorce. A special delivery letter was at the desk waiting for me in the hotel.”

Background vocals include Dee Dee Warwick (sister to Dionne Warwick) and Emily “Cissy” Houston (mother of Whitney Houston and aunt to the Warwick sisters).


Cookie monsters.

Cockatoo delivery.

Brood X is coming!

Growing a salamander.

Insultos Antiguos I & II.

Morning people be like…

The posted speed is 1 pph.

Drive to Learn – Learn to Drive.

Homeless man talks about heroin.

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World

[Top image found here.]


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Social media discussions [via Tim Conway Jr.]:

Saturday Matinee – Little Remy & The Flying Rockers, Michael Kiwanuka & Willy DeVille

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Little Remy & The Flying RockersShadoogie (1962)
Indorock band uit Den Bosch
Ad Boeren – Drums; Rinus Huismans – Slag Gitaar; Guus Silooy – Solo Gitaar; Cees Vermeulen – Bas Gitaar.

Willy (Mink) DeVille had an unusual sound for the late ’70s scene, and Moon Martin‘s Cadillac Walk was one of my favorites. (I didn’t know that Mink DeVille was one of the original house bands at CBGB, but that explains a lot.) h/t Immortal Jukebox.

Michael Kiwanuka‘s One More Night is a cool groove with a quirky video stapled onto it. Can’t quite put my finger on what this reminds me of, but it’s a real smooth combination. Born and raised in London, Kiwanuka is the son of Ugandan parents who escaped the brutal Amin regime.

Have a great weekend, folks, stay cool and don’t let the ninnienannies get to you. Be back here tomorrow and we’ll do stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Thee Lakesiders, Thee Sinseers, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, & Taj Mahal

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Thee Lakesiders have a good East L.A. retro vibe that kinda matches my mood lately. Let’s groove it up a bit.

More East L.A. R&B, this time from Thee Sinseers.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones successfully channels the Stax Records sound, and my mood is improving a bit.

Taj Mahal takes a ride around town, pickin’ the classics, and I feel better.

<vent>Way too much stuff went down in meatworld this week, some very good, some pretty bad, and the latter was starting to get to me. Backing into a BMW SUV in a hospital parking lot didn’t help either – just one more damn thing to accept and deal with. Yeah, the Lord’s testing me…</vent>

Ah well, have a great weekend, folks. Wear masks if you have to, don’t if you don’t. Do what you want and ignore the scolds – they’re not going to eat you (unless you let them). See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Rats & Star, Oh!Sharels & Shelly Trip Realize

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Rats & Star (ラッツ&スター, Rattsu ando Sutā), formerly called Chanels, was a Japanese pop group that specialized in R&B & soul music… in blackface. Good stuff otherwise. {Had to update the vid. Original was sent to the YouTube gulag.]

Oh!Sharels is also Japanese and also do some nice retro covers, like this 1959 hit by the Flamingos (which was a cover of the song from 1934).

How ’bout some Japanese rockabilly? Not sure just what to make of  Shelly (aka Shelly Trip Realize, aka Tinc), but the band rocks.

Have a great weekend or something. See you back here tomorrow for stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Vulfpeck, Lettuce Funk & Curtis Mayfield

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Vulfpeck has a cool funk/jazz groove, reminds me of Weather Report, except these guys make ridiculous “I’m About To Pop A Nut” faces while they jam.

Lettuce [aka Lettuce Funk] combines retro funk with retro future funk, and it works.

Jump to 5:08 for the Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie / Led Zeppelin funk mashup. (I hear some of Zappa’s “I Am The Slime” in there, too.) Lettuce even had the cojones to cover Curtis Mayfield, and they did him right.

Poor video quality, but the audio is good. Here’s Curtis Mayfield’s original “Move On Up” (with German subtitles).

Have a great weekend, folks, and Move On Up wit yo bad sef. See you back here tomorrow.


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