Saturday Matinee – A Band of Bees, The Hi-Jivers & The Future Shape of Sound

A Band of Bees got a bit of swampy jug band in their blood.

Nashville retro-rockers The Hi-Jivers, filmed in the Torremolinos hills of Spain during the 2020 Rockin’ Race Jamboree.
Dawna Zahn – Vocals
Austin John – Guitar
Hank Miles – Upright Bass
Jason Smay – Drums

Lord help me. I don’t think I’ve heard shakedown gospel this good since Sister Rosetta Tharpe. This is The Future Shape of Sound.

Gonna get hot again this week, maybe get wet, maybe not. See you back here tomorrow for an in-depth discussion, or maybe we’ll do something else instead.

Saturday Matinee – The King Khan & BBQ Show, Scone Cash Players & Clutch

[–insert nervous laughter here–]
The King Khan & BBQ Show features King Khan and BBQ.
[h/t Bunkarina]

Scone Cash Players is a Miami based funk jazz group led by Adam Scone on the Hammond B3. Scone is an Ohio native, and the accompanying video may (or may not) be a hat tip to the steel industry surrounding Youngstown.

Clutch grinds another one.

Past week so hot I was forced to dig out my official Steve Irwin Crikey Shorts, hose myself down and sit for hours in front of the Vornado. Thankfully, tropical storm Kay showed up and blew out the heat.  I’d forgotten how nice it is just to stand in the rain – and listen.

Have a great weekend. Tomorrow we’ll mess with stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Cooder, Mahal & Cooder, Duane Eddy & La Mississippi

Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, with Joachim Cooder on drums, from Get On Board, a tribute to Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. Great country blues.

Mancini’s classic by the Titan of Twang himself, Duane Eddy.

The Mississippi Blues Band formed in Buenos Aires in 1989. Renamed La Mississippi, they released their debut recording, Mbugi in 1993.

Have a great Labor Day weekend, and if you’re driving somewhere, don’t complain about the traffic – once you pull out of your driveway, you ARE the traffic. See ya tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Salut Salon, Trix ‘O’ Treat & 1000mods

Antonio Vivaldi’s “Sommer” wird zum Schauplatz eines musikalischen Wettkampfs. Salut Salon fechten ihn akrobatisch aus, und mit viel Humor – ein Klassiker des Hamburger Quartetts. Ein Konzertmitschnitt aus dem Film “Salut Salon. Der Film” von Regisseur Ralf Pleger.

“We are Rockabilly & Country & Rock ‘n’ Roll band of Thailand.”

Bangkok’s Trix ‘O’ Treat has a cool mix of retro flavors with a bit of punk thrown in, and Billy Move is now my favorite song so far today. [Nice shirt at 1:09].

“Dude’s bass is lower than my parents’ expectations for me.”
– Youtube comment

Wikipedia describes 1000mods  as “a stoner metal band from Chiliomodi, Greece, formed in 2006. [..] The name of the group is a pun linked to the village in which they were formed, as ‘a thousand’ is pronounced ‘chillia’ in Greek.”

Have a great weekend, see you back here tomorrow for no reason at all.

Pagophagial Hot Links

Funbar, Deerpeople (2013) I heard this song years ago (on Atomic Flash Deluxe Hi-Fi Radio) but didn’t know the title or the band name until recently. Formed in 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Deerpeople were described as psychedelic folk rockers. One day they just stopped performing and recording for no particular reason, but reunited to officially disband in 2019.

Chorizo In Space.

Checkpoint Jumbo.
[h/t Bunkerville]

Magnetic vibrations.
[via Memo of the Air]

Catch the Chameleon. Great soundtrack.

Watch out for pedestrians.

The War of Human Cats by Festus Pragnell.

98 year old found out how old he is. [NSFW]

“In America if it is worth doing it is worth overdoing.”
Here’s proof.

It’s a multipart saga about earplugs in space: Surprise Visit (Part I).

[Top image found here.]


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

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.

 

Capelocratic Hot Links

Love is All Right, Cliff Nobles & Co. (1968) Cliff Nobles recorded this A-side for the 45rpm, but the B-side, The Horse, was the instrumental hit. It became one of the most recognizable instrumentals ever, and EVERY high school band played it. The Horse was also the theme song for Radio Veronica, a popular dutch pirate radio station that broadcast from a ship on the North Sea in the 1960’s & 70s.

Irony.

CHEVS

TOYOMI

The Surprise.

Hell’s Jukebox.

Sound up.
[h/t Bunkerville]

Cute bat embryos.

A Band Called Death.

Milton Friedman would have turned 110 years old today.

Clifford Stoll talks about what he’s not going to talk about (2006).

[Top image found here.]


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

Saturday Matinee – The Tractors, The Blue Cats & Tony Spinner

Steve Ripley & The Tractors were responsible for creating the highest selling album ever recorded in the state of Oklahoma. Ripley passed away  at his home in Pawnee, Oklahoma in 2019. He was 69

The Blue Cats – Beltane Fire hail from Southhampton, England. They morphed somewhat over the years, moving from rockabilly to psychobilly, then “ditched the quiffs and upright bass for something darker, heavier and evocative of merry old England” according to one review.

Tony Spinner is probably better known as a background vocalist/guitarist for Toto. He owns owns a 1964 Chevy SS.

Have a great weekend, busy or not, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for, you know, whatever.

 

Neovitalistic Hot Links

 Thunderbirds, A. Aallon Rytmiorkesteri (2000) A. Aallon, also known as A. Aalto and A. Aalto’s Rhythm Orchestra, is an iskelmä (pop) music group from Ylöjärvi, Finland.  Interesting mix of styles, but this particular space western surf instrumental struck a chord with me.

Man O’ War.

Mandelbulbs.

Sumo floaties.

The Proposal.
[h/t Bunkerville]

Want a farm job?

Jumper on the Rex.

Fibbonacci Elephant.
[h/t Memo Of The Air]

Don’t drink and bollard.

Ridiculous Inflatable Swan Thing.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

[Top image found here.]


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

Saturday Matinee – Tribe Members Watching Polar Bears, Atomic Leopards & The Oblivions

Watching the Beeb. [Found here.]

In 2005, Barcelona rockers Santi & David Lluch formed Atomic Leopards,  and were members of  Hellbilly Club. That’s not Spanish either – I think it’s Catalan.

Don’t know if The Oblivions chose that video, but as odd as it is, it seems appropriate. (The clip is from a Brazilian game show.)

That’s it for now. Have a great weekend, stay cool, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more random acts of oddness.

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