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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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Saturday Matinee – The Tornados, Grits & Greens, and Eric Bibb

The Tornados had a big hit with Telstar in 1962.  Their fourth single, Robot (1963) made No. 17 in the UK charts.

Grits & Greens are new on the Mississippi scene, but they sound like veterans. Formed in 2021, members are Ryann & Jesse McGhee (vocals, guitar); Kenny Paul Mann (bass, vocals); and Jackson Bounds (drums, vocals).

Born in New York, blues singer / songwriter Eric Bibb moved to Europe in 1970 and currently resides in Helsinki, Finland, with his Finnish wife Ulrika.

Guess that’ll have to do for now because I need a nap or two. See you tomorrow, rain or shine.

Vintage Ads

[Found here via Tineye, the images date to at least 2010. The Google Classic postcard has been in my desk drawer for a very long time.]

The Summit Meeting

Ladies in sensible flats don their finest LSU purple and enjoy a pre-game tailgate lap luncheon.

Possibly the founders of The Michael J. Pollard Fan Club.
[Photo by Philip Gould/Corbis found here.]

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Say You’ll Be Mine, The Ecuadors (1959) Chess RecordsA combo of Chess artists are featured in this one-off recording session. Not to be confused with another band of the same name who recorded for RCA Victor, The Ecuadors were Harvey Fuqua on lead vocal, Billy Davis & Etta James backing vocals. Session band was Chuck Berry with HIS classic Chess lineup that included Willie Dixon, Matt Guitar Murphy, Johnny Johnson and Fred Below.


Gravity.

Fill ‘er up.

Wanna fez?

Pistachiomg.

Magnetic slimebot.

Self defense lesson.

Fundo de Quintal OFC.

Zoom in on Nightwatch.

Sometimes Behave So Strangely.

High-functioning autistic has built-in GPS.

Since we’ve had some visitors from The Republic of The Gambia lately,  here’s their National Anthem.

[Top image: Donkey Nanny.]


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Saturday Matinee – The Tielman Brothers, Undercover S.K.A. and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

They were the greatest early rock and roll band you never heard of.
The Tielman Brothers were of Indonesian/Dutch ancestry and made a name for themselves, first in East Indonesia, and later in the Netherlands. In 1958 they recorded Rock Little Baby of Mine, considered to be the first Dutch rock ‘n’ roll record

Undercover S.K.A., a third-wave band from San Francisco, began as a one-off gig for a backyard party in the 1990s. They lost band leader Bob Glynn in 2017.

Pure awesome.
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham “giving a free gig at Brewdog Shorditch; to win tickets you had to draw a picture of one of their songs,” 11 April 2012. Those are their parents filling in on bass and rhythm guitar. [Previously posted vids and info here.]

Have a great weekend and stuff. Here. Tomorrow. Be.

Little Porky Peeper

In the mid-19th Century, not long after the invention of photography, John Benjamin Dancer (1812 – 1887) began printing tiny photographs onto glass slides at his studio in Liverpool, England. In Paris, René Dagron (1817 – 1900) wondered how to circumvent the need for an expensive microscope to view them. In 1859, Dagron patented the first Stanhope lens mounted with a mini-photograph.

He named it after the magnifying device invented 50 years earlier by Charles Stanhope, Third Earl Stanhope (1753-1816). In the late-18th century, Stanhope invented lenses which allowed all sorts of “viewers” to house images in secret. Stanhopes, also called Bijoux Photomicroscopiques, became known as ‘peep holes’, ‘peep-eye views’ or ‘peeps’.

And this little piggy had a secret…

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Saturday Matinee – Kay Kyser, John & Adrian, The Wheelgrinders & James “Super Chikan” Johnson

Kay Kyser (& his Kollege of Musical Knowledge) performed one of the strangest compositions I’ve heard recently. Invented in 1939, the Sonovox (or Talk Box)  was featured in many advertisements, and used for the voice of the talking train in Disney’s Dumbo. [Found here via here.]

Possibly the best lip sync  of Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs ever.  (That’s John and Adrian according to the YouTube post notes.) Whoop, la-di-dah.

The Wheelgrinders are three hep cats from Vancouver B.C. cranking some entirely bitchin’ roots rockabilly. [h/t Gord S.]

Famed Mississippi bluesman James “Super Chikan” Johnson plays a mean butterfly diddley bow.

Glad this week is over.  The wind is picking up, so keep an eye on the weather forecasts. Have a great weekend – be back here tomorrow just for the helluvit.

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