Saturday Matinee – Postmodern Jukebox, MONSTER TAI-RIKU, and Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots

Postmodern Jukebox did a good ‘un with this U2 cover in soul / R&B style featuring Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (2019). No comment on the, um, harmonica solo.

Excellent Buddy Guy cover by MONSTER TAI-RIKU (and that is how to play blues harp). Formed in 2012 and comprised of young session musicians, the band took a leave of absence in March of 2020.

Currently recording as Victor Wainwright & The Train, it’s Dr. John meets Roomful of Blues.
“Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene

Got some free time to mess around this week, and gonna mess around tomorrow too. See you when you get here.

Quangocratic Hot Links

Leave Me Alone, Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights (1962) Nathaniel “Nate Dog” Mayer was 18 when he recorded his first (and biggest) hit, Village of Love, in 1962. The members of The Fabulous Twlights are unknown. After a six year stint with Fortune Records, he disappeared into the East Detroit ghettos, only to resurface years later. Apparently he’d had a rough time, too – in 2009 he recorded The Puddle.

Hoghat.
Doghat.
Froghat.
Groghat.

Nice shot.

My Old Man.

Finger pointers.

Cool bucket stove.

“Do you know Linda?”
[h/t Danny D.]

Bath Bomb Bucket Babe.

THIS is how you peacock.

Turning wine into water.
[via Bunkerville]

“Run Reba! RUN REBA!!!”
[h/t Serafina D.]

How to get arrested. (NSFK, NSFW)

A New Guinea tribe met their first white guy.

Dropping metallic paints and inks into a fishtank.
[via Memo Of The Air]

This sound preservation archive reminded me of Ken Nordine.
[via Mme. Jujujive]

“You got peanut butter on my chocolate…. YOU got Chocolate on MY PEANUT BUTTER….” IT’S ON.

[Top image of a mac-n-cheese-n-dog found somewhere in the Twitter. I’d eat it.]


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Redhibitional Hot Links

Santa Claus Boogie, The Voices (1955) Robert “Bobby” James Byrd sang lead with The Voices, and as Bobby Day, had a hit with Rockin’ Robin in 1958. He had a string of hits writing and singing with a number of R&B groups, including the Hollywood Flames, that usually consisted of the same performers. Not to be confused with Butane James & The Famous Flames member Bobby Byrd.

THIS is amazing.

THIS is criminal.

THIS is how to arrive in port.

Gingerbread NYC

Buck popped a cap.

They ate Lego heads.

BFFs [via Bunkerville].

The King of Christmas.

Annie Lennox noticed.

The Simpsons of Estonia.

Little hunters and gatherers.

Computer girls of yore [via  American Digest].

Shambleau!
[h/t Memo Of The Air for making me DuckDuckGo it.]

[Top image found here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Swamp Dogg, Tamio Okuda w/ Super Chikan Johnson, and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Seems like Swamp Dogg has been around forever; he’s 90 and still recording: “Every time I listen to some new music that everybody thinks is the greatest thing since hot biscuits, it’s full of Auto-Tune.” He decided to give it a go, and used it to give “a sense of  emotional detachment” on his album Love, Loss and Auto-Tune (2022).

Tamio Okuda’s Blues. (2014). The guy on jerry can guitar is Tamio Okuda, and that’s James “Super Chikan” Johnson.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters in 2013.

I’ll be around all day tomorrow. See you then.

Callipygous Hot Links

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Big Maybelle Smith (1955) Mabel Smith began recording in 1947 when she was 23 years old, yet she’d been singing in various venues since she was a child. She was the first to record Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, produced and arranged by a young Quincy Jones for Okeh Records, and predating Jerry Lee Lewis’ version by almost two years. (Lewis liked the song so much he stole it, then credited Big Mama Thornton.)

oh hell no

Bigfoot Eruption.

A Drive-by History.

A long strange trip.

Song of the blobfish.

Remember Monkeypox?

Emotional support demon.

A round of applesauce [via Bunkerville].

It’s not easy being the coolest in the club.

Dave Chappelle talks about the funny business.

Only the names (in the Rocky Horror Picture Show).
[via Memo Of The Air]

[Top image found here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Alen Tkalčec, Cee Lo Green via Jaleel White & The Dead South

Alen Tkalčec gets around. Travel clips are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Slovenia.

One of the happiest break up songs ever. Amazing how Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel) sounds exactly like Cee Lo Green in this vid from 2011.

The Dead South, always a tad quirky, brings you back down to earth with a slightly disturbing version of a happy traditional.

Have a great weekend and we’ll be back tomorrow, whenever you decide to stop by.

Macropterous Hot Links

My Good Pott, Doc Pomus & Curley Russell’s All Stars (1948)
Jerome Felder, better known as Doc Pomus, was  one of the grandfathers of rock and roll.  He wrote and performed rhythm & blues, a genre that belonged almost exclusively to black American artists whose 78s were often categorized as “race records.”

“By the late 1950’s he was established as one of the best songwriters in the business which is where he’d make his name and cement his legend. During that time it’s doubtful anyone buying his classic compositions performed by The Drifters, Dion & The Belmonts, Ray Charles and the ultimate white-Negro Elvis Presley, were even aware Pomus once sung this kind of music before any of those artists had even cut their first record.”

Spontaneous Lunacy – The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Song By Song

Another of Pomus’ contemporaries broke the R&B color barrier soon after: Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, aka Johnny Otis.


Hot hot was it?

Doin’ dishes?”

Brains: Liquefied.

Capybara parkour.

Yes, but on one condition…”

Blowing up Stretch Armstrong.
[via Memo Of The Air]

Over 12,000 phone calls so far this year.
[via The VFLL]

Places to go: The best museum restrooms.
[via Mme. Jujujive]

#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob. (More on The Twitter.)

[Top image: Robot lineup found here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Cleverly Brand Alpaca Products, Marion & Sobo Band, The Mustangs, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Digger Cleverly (frontman for the five member trio The Cleverlys) talks about his alpaca ranch.

Marion & Sobo Band does 1930s-era gypsy / Hot Club pretty well. Nice quirky video, too.

The Mustangs, is a famous western surf instrumental band from Finland. They’re so famous I can’t find anything about them.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears bring back the Stax/Volt soul sound without a Hammond B3 organ.

Have a great weekend, stay cool, and be where you belong. See you tomorrow.

 

Castophrenic Hot Links

I Go Into Orbit, Johnny Acey (1962)John Acey Goodelock (1925-2009) was an east coast R&B singer / pianist who began recording in 1953, and also recorded as Johnny Chef, Acey, J. Acey, and Johnny Acey And His Fingerpoppers. I was unable to find the lineup for this recording; the 45rpm credits Texas songwriter LaCharles Harper and it may have been the inspiration for Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Pride and Joy.

Sparks.

Get Juicy.

Peach Bums.

Shiny mixer [via].

Robot Spy Beaver??

BOLLARDS ARE GO

The Fried Universe.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

The Largest .GIF Animation in the World.

Reddit’s Best Photoshops of 2021 includes links to originals.

Researchers at UC Berkley dropped salamanders into a vertical wind tunnel to see what would happen. [via]

[Top image: Dashboard of a 1958 Dodge D100 found here.]


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Vaccimulgent Hot Links


Walking Up A One Way Street, Willie Tee (1965)Wilson Turbinton (1944-2007),  professionally known as Willie Tee, started out as a sousaphone player, became a member of The Wild Magnolias (a New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian tribe) and had a successful career writing and performing early soul & funk. He was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame (2005) and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2007). He succumbed to colon cancer just four weeks after diagnosis.

Dorktopus.

Don’t touch it.

A brand new tie.

Abandon Everything.

Ask the pumper dude.

Juan Thompson’s dad.

Dinner  table has a flaw.

Time To End The Denial.

Remember: Whales have hands.

Most Popular Programming Languages 1965–2019
Watch Cobol replace Fortran only to be bitchslapped by Pascal in (compressed) real time.

[Top image found here.]


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