Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Saturday Matinee – Gillian Hills, Delbert McClinton, The J. Geils Band & Bobby Womack

Saturday, 5 December 2020

“‘Tut Tut Tut Tut’ is indeed the Franco-phonetic way of imitating a busy signal. In the course of this two minute song, Hills huffs 7 TUTs in a row, four different times for a total of 28 TUTS. Then she adds another 15 or 20 during the fade. Who doesn’t love her TUTS?”

The film clip is from the 2020 TV miniseries “Queen’s Gambit” starring Anya Taylor-Joy, but Gillian Hills recorded “Tut Tut Tut Tut” in 1960, featured in the movie Beat Girl. An English version, Busy Signal was recorded by The Lollipops in 1965.

“McClinton sounds EXACTLY like Peter Wolf!” – video comment

Delbert McClinton is the sound of Texas soul, and has the credentials, backing the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Jimmy Reed. Eventually he had a national hit, playing harmonica on Bruce Channel‘s “Hey! Baby” in 1962.

“Wolf sounds EXACTLY like Delbert McClinton!” – video comment

The J. Geils Band on The Old Grey Whistle Test 1973 (before all that garbage they put out in the 80s). They also covered this song:

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, Bobby Womack was slowing down by the time of this 2013 performance, and he passed away the following year at age 70. He first recorded “Lookin’ For A Love” with his brothers as The Valentinos.

Guess that’ll do it for now. Have a great weekend while you can, see you back here for dessert.

Hot Links der Waschbären

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Mind Your Own Business, Hank Williams (1949) “The song’s lyrics were likely inspired by the singer’s own tempestuous relationship with wife Audrey Williams and the buzz it created. […] Hank had cut several duets with his wife Audrey, who by all accounts had limited singing talent.”Wikipedia

Curse you, Pignouf!

Simple electric train.

Very cool candles. [h/t Octopus]

Class Action Park – Official Trailer.

I remember games that began like this.

Nobody does Kurdish techno dubstep beatbox better.

[Top image: Raccoon-proof recycling container illustration. See it in action here.]


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Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, 26 November 2020

The early Thanksgiving Day parades often had a circus orientation, and hence the animal elements. Actual lions, tigers, and bears were trucked down city streets, traumatizing them and causing the elicitation of roars and growls that frightened observing children. Wisely, the use of living animals was abandoned after a few years, with animal balloons and floats substituted, together with some great vintage cartoonish stuff that was rather surreal.

[Image and text found here; previous Thanksgiving posts here.]

There’s a huge bug in the tent.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Or not.

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1920’s Demolition Derby

Thursday, 12 November 2020

[Found in here.]

Hot Links on the Road of Ruin

Sunday, 8 November 2020

I Love You For Seventy Mental Reasons, Red Ingle & the Natural Seven (1947). Video here.Ernest Jansen “Red” Ingle (1906 – 1965) was an American musician, singer and songwriter, arranger, cartoonist and caricaturist. He is best known for his comedy records with Spike Jones and later as Red Ingle and The Natural Seven.


Billy Bounce.

The Greatest Entrance EVER.

Upside-down basketball shot.

Tardigrades Found in Parking Lot.

Ozzy Man reviews Live TV Fails [language warning].

The last flight of the Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornets.

What everyone needs right now: a cover of Fish Heads.

Colorized 1902 Footage of a ‘Flying Train’ Ride Through a German Town [via].

Time-lapse video of the US/Mexico Border Wall construction is pretty cool.

Type in the name of a favorite band to see others you might like.

You’ve probably eaten castoreum. It may simply be listed as “natural flavoring.” [h/t Paul Y.]

[Top image via text message, h/t Alan U.]


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Saturday Matinee – Alexandre Nicolas Theroude, Joe Rinaudo, Mayer Hawthorne & The Beat Farmers

Saturday, 7 November 2020

“Au siècle de la révolution industrielle, la technologie des automates est maîtrisée principalement par les artisans français. Alexandre-Nicolas Théroude, le créateur de cette pièce pour laquelle il a déposé un brevet en 1866, est connu pour avoir le premier su enfermer le mécanisme dans le corps de l’automate.”

“Flautiste” – Life-size Flute Player Automaton by Alexandre Nicolas Theroude (1807-1883), Paris, France, c.1869-77.

Joe Rinaudo and the American Fotoplayer  on “California’s Gold” with (the late) Huell Howser, Season 17, Episode 7, February 18th, 2006.
From the YouTube comments:

  • “Ladies and Gentlemen: Please rise for our 2020 National Anthem.
  • If people could read my mind, this is what they’d see.”
  • “This is baby makin’ music for clowns.”

Mayer Hawthorne has the Motown sound down. I heard this and thought “Why don’t I remember that one?” He once stated that, when working as a hip hop DJ, he began recording his own Motown-style tracks to avoid paying fees for sampling other artists’ work. That video made me grin. An excerpt of “The Walk” was used in a Blue Moon beer TV commercial in 2017.

The Beat Farmers were a great band from So. California. I got to see them several times in the 80s, and Road of Ruin seems appropriate for our times. (Two of the original members are gone: Country Dick Montana and Buddy Blue.)

Yeah, we may be on the road of ruin depending on how you look at things, and I’m not talking about the current election fraud. It’s the bigger picture that concerns me. Not much I can do about it.

See you back here tomorrow, rain or shine, and we’ll do something stupid together.

Aw hell. I just gotta post this. GOTTA.

Spaceman Spiff

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

[Found in here.]

Fimicolous Hot Links

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Haunted House“, Leon Redbone (1975) Album: On The Track.That’s a cover of Lonnie Johnson‘s “Blue Ghost Blues” (1927). When Redbone passed on, his website announced:

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th, 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127.”

Ghosts.

Tübingen.

Chicken cozies.

Fun with heels.

Shoring failure.

Capybara sunset.

NASA booped Bennu.

This guy REALLY likes Friday.

Throwing cats in zero G [h/t lobo91].

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: The Japanese once disparaged Europeans as bata-kusai, or “butter stinkers.” [Source via here.]

[Top image found here.]


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The Saturday Matinee – BLR Debate Night, Spencer Davis Group, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, and La Bamba

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Just click play. It’s worth it.

Spencer Davis passed away this week at the age of 81.  What a legend.

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (with Mick Taylor) 19 July 2003, 70th Birthday Concert. The “Father of British Blues” was born on 29 November 1933, but so what.

We started this recording on a back porch in East Los Angeles With members of Los Lobos, And Then returned to the roots of the song in Veracruz, Mexico. As we Traveled, musicians everywhere mixed the traditional and rock ‘n’ roll styles of “La Bamba” into a new Song Around The World. – Playing For Change

Guaranteed to be the best version of the traditional you’ve never heard. Have a great weekend, folks. We’re not going anywhere, so stop back here tomorrow for, you know, stuff.

 


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