Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Galericulated Hot Links

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Off The Wall, Little Walter & His Jukes (1953) Little Walter Jacobs was the first and only blues harp player (to date) to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Following his  January 1953 recording on Checker Records, Big Walter Horton claimed to be the composer and recorded the same harmonica-led tune for Sun Records in May of the same year.

Zonkey.

Cabbage.

Bummer, dude.

Girls Night Out.

Random street view.

Bovine virtual reality.

1974 VW 360-degree hitch.

Use Tarboosh in a sentence.

Kids toys of today are boring.

Watch a giant sea cucumber poop.

[Top image: GA-20 digital album cover of cig machine in Jacksonville, FL, found here.]


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Reciprocornous Hot Links

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Hair-Net, The 5 Peaks, (1985?) Jay-R RecordsFrom Pueblo, Colorado, Gerald Gantt, Robert Stallworth, Casey Hynes and Joel Scherzer recorded in the 70’s as The Four Shades, The Five Bucks, and as The 5 Peaks in the late 80’s for the Jay-R label. The 45 rpm credits M. Simpkins as the songwriter. [Heard on The Hound.]

Pretty trippy.

Irresponsible.

Wide load [via].

Packing problem.

Layout Collection.

PLEASE adopt Hank.

Creeps me right out.

How to catch tardigrades.

Where to get away from it all.

When Mom’s almost home [via].

Belgian Prime Minister got vaccinated.

Average Faces of Native American Tribes?

Random objects in the London Museum of Science.

Canadian Chris Sky predicted it in October 2020.

[Top image: Lum York.]


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Saturday Matinee – Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers, The Clash, Petty Booka & Freshlyground

Saturday, 10 July 2021

“Don’t be gaslightin’ me, MoFo.”
Jerry Casale (of DEVO fame) airs some grievances as Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers, a new release after a 15 year break. After three minutes of that I gotta rest my earballs.

The Clash, live at Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, 1982.

Petty Booka features Petty and Booka, except Petty left in 1997 and was replaced with a different Petty, and in 2002 Booka left and a new Booka joined the new Petty. Here they are at Cheapo Disc in Austin, Texas, 2007 with a better version of Connie Francis’ song from 1962. (I don’t know why, but there’s some extraneous bluegrass filler from somewhere in El Paso).

UPDATE: Got a thank you note from Petty & Booka!

Freshlyground features Zolani Mahola (the one who sings) who has one of the prettiest voices I’ve heard. The band hails from Capetown, South Africa, and their style is Afro-eclectic pop jazz – at least that’s how my ears see it.

Gonna be a hot one tomorrow – Death Valley is expected to reach 130°F so don’t go there. Go somewhere else, point and laugh at someone for no reason, and have a great weekend.

 

Saturday Matinee – Otis Rush, Dale Watson and Fred Wesley & The New JBs

Saturday, 3 July 2021

I went downstairs, made a cup of coffee, had a chat with the neighbor, took the clothes in, came back up to my laptop, and he was still holding the first “Well”.

Otis Rush (1934-2018) plays Willie Dixon‘s classic I Can’t Quit You Baby. Can’t confirm the date or show of this vid.

Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame and the Memphis sound (despite hailing from Austin) is right up there with Johnny, Willie & Waylon – and a lot of others.

Fred Wesley & The New JBs is comprised of:

Fred Wesley – trombone
Gary Winters – trumpet
Phillip Whack – saxophone
Bruce Cox – drums
Dwayne Dolphin – bass
Reggie Ward – guitar
Peter Madsen – keyboards

Happy Independence Day weekend to all. Don’t get too ‘splodey tomorrow – you’re gonna want to be whole come Monday.

Telaesthesial Hot Links

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Polly Put Your Kettle On, Sonny Boy Williamson (1947)Williamson’s final recording session took place in Chicago in December 1947, in which he accompanied Big Joe Williams. On June 1, 1948, Williamson was killed in a robbery on Chicago’s South Side as he walked home from a performance at the Plantation Club. After his death, Alex “Rice” Miller stole the name for his own performances and recordings.

Sonny Boy Williamson – Vocals, Harmonica
Blind John Davis – Piano
Big Bill Broonzy – Guitar
Willie Dixon – String Bass
Charles Chick Sanders – Drums

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis did a great cover, previously posted in here. Note that Williamson’s lyrics differ from the children’s rhyme.


Kay’s Fudge.

Robot Squid.

That’s Noody.”

A lung in a box.

Black Hawk Ham.

Tough summer job: Mail Boat Jumping.

16-year-old Prathamesh Jaju did this.

Why are you still wearing a mask outside?

Kid wore an I Voted For Joe Biden t-shirt & got reactions.

Someone Found a Color 8mm Home Video from 1939.

Google AI identified an image of a toy turtle as a rifle.

[Top image found here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Old Buckers, Roy Buchanan, Pete Anderson & The Swamp Shakers

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Buckin’ and beer. Buck dancing is related to clogging, flat footing, step dancing, and this film from the 1950s refers to it as skiffle. You already know about beer.

Roy Buchanan, aka “The World’s Greatest Unknown Guitarist,” from a PBS documentary 1971. Buchanan was most famously associated with a 1953 Fender Telecaster nicknamed ‘Nancy’. In 1988 he was arrested for public intoxication and was found hanged from his own shirt in the Fairfax County Virginia Jail. He was 48.

Pete Anderson was “the very first true rocker in the entire former Soviet Union” and formed The Swamp Shakers in Riga, Latvia, in 2009. Anderson passed away in 2016, but The Swamp Shakers continue performing as a trio.

Getting kinda late, so I’ll wrap this up and send it off to the internest. Have a great weekend, we’ll have more fun tomorrow.

Adiapneustial Hot Links

Sunday, 6 June 2021

 

Alalaké, Bembeya Jazz National (1971)
Formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961 and specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennial festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra (of Guinea-Bissau) in 1966. The song is from a live album, Hommage a Demba Camara, recorded during a 1971 concert.

Fun Fact: No one has ever visited this blog from Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, North Korea or Turkey.

Blue-Eyed Cicadas.

Vehicle Hood Ornaments.

The Doodle Boy reminds me of this kid.

Wikipedia has the power to shape science?

Cool 3D watercolor .gif animation technique [via].

Magawa the Rat was awarded a gold medal for his heroism. [h/t Corinne L.]

The Ford Pinto was no more dangerous than other sub-compacts of the 1970s.

In the beginning, there was disorder, discord and confusion.”

The fate of seven young explorers is a scary story. Here they are enroute to the Urals in 1958. [h/t eaglesoars]

[Top image: 1949 Buick Super 4-Door Sedan in retirement, found here. Classic Harley Earl design.]


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Omoplatoscopical Hot Links

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Mary Lou, Young Jessie (1955)Recorded by 18 year-old Obediah Donnell Jessie (1936-2020) who later spent some time with The Flairs, The Coasters, and the Obie Jessie Combo. It was his younger brother, actor DeWayne Jessie, who portrayed Otis Day in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Jessie was also related to Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Mary Lou was covered by Ronnie Hawkins (1959), the The Steve Miller Band (1973), Bob Seger (1976), Gene Clarke (1977), Frank Zappa (1983) and The Oblivions (1997).

Reblog the Frog.

How to make ketchup.

Eraserhead soundtrack.

Donkey gets a pedicure.

The Rubber Chicken Museum.

The Palindromists. The Movie.

Alex, Imma beat you at Chess.

Marilou Henner has hyperthymesia.

Vadim Solovyev does cool computer graphics.

Otis Blackwell wrote All Shook Up, first recorded by David Hess (aka David Hill, aka David Dante) in 1956.

Top image: Posted on Facebook by Sean R. with the caption
“Saw this in elevator to my dentist. I wondered how many people would even get it.


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The Macroscope

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

October 1923: A young girl looking into the mouthpiece of a tuba during the National Band Festival at Crystal Palace, south London.

[Found here.]

Jectigational Hot Links

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Booker-Loo, Booker T. & The MGs (1967)This live recording is from the “Hit The Road Stax” european showcase tour that included performances in England, Norway and France. Steve Cropper described it:
“It was just a mind-blower. Hell, we were just in Memphis cutting records; we didn’t know. Then when we got over there, there were hoards of people waiting at the airport, autograph hounds and all that sort of stuff. I didn’t know what it was all about. That was something that happened to Elvis or Ricky Nelson, but it didn’t happen to the Stax-Volt band. It didn’t happen to Booker T. & the MGs.”

3944.

Oh My!

Old vehicles.

Floyd & Earl.

Porcupine meatballs.

For Whom The Bells Toll.

Photo shoot at the beach.

Words, Lines and Pictures.

Chuck Norris is back in the news.

Super Pixel Quest is very cool. [via]

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.

Top 10 Best Greek Gods & Goddesses.

Charles Grodin left us this past week. His appearance on the Hannity & Colmes Show was a classic.

[Top image from the classic educational computer game The Oregon Trail, 1990 version, and you can play it online!]


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