Vellicative Hot Links

Woodpecker Rock, Nat Couty & The Braves (1958) Born in Natchez, Louisiana on 6 October 1934, Nat Couty played in bands for most of his life, but only recorded one other song – Won’t You Come Along With Me (the flip side). He suffered a stroke in 1999 and died of a heart attack the following year.

The Leaf.

A 1789 school shooting.

How big is the asteroid?

Cam Cole has no backup band.
Free listen/download at the link.

I think they’re saying “Terabyte.”

An orange orb and his baked potato friend.

The Evolution of Games with 250K dominoes.

70 Babylon Bee satire stories that came true.

The Only Thing that can stop the Queen’s Guard.

Why buy one when you can make a bindle. [h/t Gord S.]

The second act of Alban Berg’s 1937 opera Lulu includes a three-minute sequence that’s a musical palindrome.

[Top image found here.]


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

Saturday Matinee – SOUR, A Southern Gospel Revival, The Kentucky Headhunters & The Reverend Horton Heat

SOUR日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)‘  video from 2009 coordinated Zoom before Zoom.

A Southern Gospel Revival updates classic gospel with amazing vocals and bluegrass.

The Kentucky Headhunters showed up on my radar long ago with the best (and only?) cover of Davy Crockett ever. Glad to see they’re still having fun.

Reverend Horton Heat tells the story before he growls out Motörhead‘s classic Ace of Spades.

Running out of useful brain cells tonight, so have a great weekend and we’ll see you back her tomorrow for no good reason at all.

Saturday Matinee – Rail Yard Ghosts, The Spuny Boys & The BoDeans

Railyard Ghosts are a self-described “deathgrass band” from Minnesota, but are categorized by others as a folk punk  orchestra. Their lineup is constantly changing, excepting Ms. RabbitTail Abigail and Mr. Riley Coyote. Not much more about them here.

The Spunyboys covered Ronnie Dawson‘s 1959 hit Rockin’ Bones with reverence in 2018, Villeneuve St. George, France.

The BoDeans formed in 1986 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and they’re still at it. Recorded in 1993 and performed here in 2015, Closer to Free is their biggest hit to date.

Looks like something big and nasty is comin’ round the mountain, and it’s not gonna be fun. Hope the effects don’t affect us as much as I think they will, but we’ll carry on. See you back here tomorrow and we’ll do laundry.

Saturday Matinee – The Deadcats, The Hi-Jivers & The Paladins

The Deadcats, hellbilly rockers from Vancouver, B.C., are/were comprised of Chopper (guitar) Gorehound (guitar), Kermit Von Munster (upright bass) & Mike Mick Tupelo (drums)… of course. Nice horn section.

UPDATE: Got a response to that vid from an online friend:
“Hi Bunk, thanks for posting Motoloco, the line up is Chopper/Gorehound-Guitar, Mick Tupelo(RIP) Upright Bass, and Kermit Von Munster on Drums. That song got used in a video game somewhere so we got paid for it. We actually opened for the Paladins once in 1996, Deadcats have been defunct for quite a while, Mick was dealing with Muscular Distrophy. Our last gig was opening for the Necromantics, 4 big guys had to lift Mike up onstage.”  – Gorehound


The Hi-Jivers mix and match roots rock, blues & country. Yep, she’s got some pipes.
Dawna Zahn – Vocals
Austin John – Guitar
Hank Miles – Upright Bass
Jason Smay – Drums

Glad to see The Paladins are still at it. I saw them years ago and remember them as the warmup band who showed up the headliner.

Looks like another monster storm coming for most of the States east of the Rockies in a couple of days. Wherever you’re at, hope the warnings are few and overstated, and we’ll be back for laundry day.

 

 

 

Paludicolous Hot Links

Fatty Patty, Lee Pickett & The Screamers (1958)Lee Pickett (rhythm guitar and slap bass) joined up with Marvin Ross (lead guitar) and Paul Jennings (drums) and recorded Fatty Patty and She Left Me With The Blues in a Denver basement. Marvin recalled, “We only used ‘Lee Pickett & The Screamers’ for that one record & a few promotional bookings.  Jolt Records picked the name for us, but by then we had taken the name of the Blue Rhythms.”

There’s Bob.

Basic.Dude.Stuff.

Dance this mess around.

I can’t explain this illusion.

Star Maps and Stick Charts.

Small Rectangle Thump Tray.

Non-newtonian fluid on speakers.

Live report from Hoover Street [via].

Send your name to the moon on a thumb drive.

[Top image found in here, which links to this, and that’s all I know about it.]


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

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.

Saturday Matinee – Quatermass & The Pit, Big Guitars From Texas, Don Leady & His Rockin’ Revue and Bottleneck John

The Quatermass & The Pit [1967].
Gonna have to check this one out (h/t Possum).

Big Guitars From Texas Do the Dootz ca. 1985: Evan Johns, Don Leady, Denny Freeman, Frankie Camaro, Keith Ferguson and Mike Buck.
Buck (drums) and Ferguson (bass) were original members of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Leady & Ferguson were also members of The Tailgators, Leady, Buck & Johns were with The LeRoi Brothers.

Don Leady with Alberto Telo (drums), Gil T (bass) and a 13 year old Jack Montesinos (guitar) cover Sonny Fisher in 2015.

Johan “Bottleneck John” Eliasson (Resolian guitar) with Oskar Arhusiander Stefan Swen (harp) and a 1920 Midwest Utilitor (rhythm) live from Sweden in 2011.

Today is happening and tomorrow is expected to arrive on schedule, so have a great weekend and we’ll see you then.

 

 

Saturday Matinee – The Drink, The Fly By Night Rounders (w/ The Spoon Lady), Mick Wigfall & The Toxics

“After a little more than 2 months of work here it finally is! ‘The Drink’, a short film that’s 100% CGI. […] I really tried replicating the look of old 60s film photography and the almost dreamy Hollywood feel. I spent a lot of time researching lenses, different characteristics, how old 90s movies where filmed, how traditional film reacts to certain conditions, etc, and I’ve really learnt a lot during this whole process.”

William Landgren is 14 years old.

From the streets of Asheville NC, the Fly By Night Rounders  have an interesting bluegrass / country blues style, and The Spoon Lady has a fascinating life story.

“Anything that’s R’n’R is fine.”
Mick Wigfall & the Toxics are a European power trio that most in the U.S. (including me) have never heard of – details at the link – and that’s a very nice 1955 Chevy Bel Air in the vid.
The band consists of
Mick Wigfall -double bass & vocals;
John Kuriak – drums;
Sébastien “Seb” Ailhaud – guitar.

It’s a wrap. Have a great weekend, ignore the bogeymen, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow just for the hell of it.

Saturday Matinee – The Firebirds, Dracula’s Daughters, Mad Jack & the Hatters, and The Meteors

The Firebirds were the only British band to play the 2002 Rockabilly Festival, which marked the 50th anniversary of Sun Records and 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.

Dracula’s Daughters are Emily & Elizabeth Butters (with Forrest Butler and Jim, Mitch & Elias from Boston’s Triple Thick).

Mad Jack and the Hatters are, um, interesting…

Formed in South London in 1980, The Meteors are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band (and the second band to use the term).

Halloween be upon us, so carve a squash, spook the kids, mock the mask-mongers and have fun sending the Aos Sí back to their hidey holes for another year. See you back here for tricks and treats tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Babylon Bee, Rag’n’Bone Man & Sonny and his Wild Cows

The Babylon Bee stings again!

Don’t ask my opinion, don’t ask me to lie, then beg for forgiveness for making you cry.
Rag’n’Bone Man does heavy duty soul.

Live from Budapest, Sonny and his Wild Cows rock it. A popular band in Hungary (and across Europe) they cover 40s & 50s American blues, R&B, rock & roll, rockabilly, swing and country. Free music download at their awesome website, too.

Well looky here. It’s the weekend. Have a great one, and we’ll see y’all back here tomorrow, rain or shine.

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