Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bei Mir Bist Du Shein



From Wiki:

The sisters' popularity was such that after the war they discovered that some of their records had actually been smuggled into Germany after the labels had been changed to read "Hitler's Marching Songs". Their recording of Bei Mir Bist Du Schön became a favorite of the Nazis, until it was discovered that the song's composers were of Jewish descent. Still, it did not stop concentration camp inmates from secretly singing it, this being most likely since the song was originally a Yiddish song "Bei Mir Bistu Shein", and had been popularized within the Jewish community before it was recorded as a more successful "cover" version by the Andrews sisters.

Edward Habib in the CD program notes for "Songs That Won the War Vol. 2 The Hollywood Canteen" states that the Andrews Sisters' radio transcription of Elmer's Tune was "so popular it even played on German radio," noting that "the opposition embraced the Andrews Sisters and their songs in the same way the Allied Forces adopted Lili Marlene."


the cobras - goodbye.





A garage band formed in Danville, IL in the mid-1960's. The members were only 12 or 13 years old when they recorded their sole single, 1966's "Try"/"Goodbye," issued on the Milky Way label. Both sides of the single were written by Cobras guitarist Eric Welsch, and considering the age of the performers, it wasn't bad.

COBRAS - Instant Heartache





1966 garage rockers from New England, Bobby Herne, Jay Leavitt, Gary Leavitt - plus one ?

Sky Saxon & The Seeds - Love in a summer basket





Sky Saxon's reformed 1970 Seeds lineup. This song is one side of the only two singles this band released. I met Sky at a house party he threw at his house on the big island of Hawaii back in '86. The parts I can recall were good fun.

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl (Original Version)

Kenny And The Kasuals - Empty Heart

The Sonics-1965 - Here Are The Sonics[Full Album]





The Sonics ! Must have made the same kind of crossroads deal Robert Johnson did.

The Cobras " I wanna be your love "

Paul Bearer & The Hearsemen: I've been thinking

13th Floor Elevators - Out of order - Live at Avalon Ballroom, San Franc...

The Squires - Going all the way (60's GARAGE PUNK)

The Benders - Can't Tame Me (60's Garage Punk)

The things - I don't believe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page(The Yardbirds) 1967.mpg

Johnny Burnette Train Kept A Rollin'






Johnny Burnette Trio - You're Undecided (Single Version)

Johnny Burnette Tear It Up

Johnny Burnette - oh Baby Babe





The Rock N Roll Trio from a May 7th 1956 session recorded at the Pythian Temple in NYC. The drummer is Ed Grady. You're Undecided and Tear It Up were cut at the same session and also feature Grady.

Louis Armstrong - 'Zat You, Santa Claus?





This 'novelty' Christmas song is from an early-50's five song Decca session. The big band are The Commanders. The co-founder and drummer of The Commanders was Ed Grady. I knew about him because my girlfriend's sister Janet was married to his son, also named Ed. I had not known Mr. Grady was so accomplished though. A really good drummer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies - The American Metaphysical Circus (1969)





From former United States Of America member Joe Byrd and assorted West Coast studio musicians - more early electro-psych. Track 1 is titled Sub-Sylvian Litanies " an entire acid trip in an eleven minutes".

The United States of America - Hard Coming Love





Another 60's electropsych band. No electric guitars. Distorted electric violin instead.

Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)





Silver Apples is/was an American psychedelic electronic band; Simeon ( Simon Oliver Coxe III ) who plays a primitive synthesizer he made himself called The Simeon, and drummer Danny Taylor ( who passed in 2005 ). They were active between 1967 and 1969 and reformed in the mid-1990s.

Silver Apples - A Pox On You





Reformed electronic music pioneer(s) Silver Apple

Monday, July 21, 2014

Aphex Twin - Window Licker





Disturbing. Don't watch this.

Fifty Foot Hose - 1996 - Sing Like Scaffold (full album)





Thanks Robert for posting the Fifty Foot Hose video from their LP Cauldron - great stuff ! Love it ! The whole LP can be downloaded from YouTube by the way. Here's the band's 1996 reunion album Sing Like Scaffold. Right up my alley.

Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy (Hard Again)





R.I.P. Johnny Winters. Pretty good that he made it to 70, considering. I think his sessions with Muddy Waters were Johnny's best stuff.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fifty Foot Hose - Fantasy

Five Man Electrical Band

The Mojo Men - Sit Down I Think I Love You (1967)





Stephen Stills wrote this song, which was later recorded by Buffalo Springfield and covered by The Mojo Men. This version was arranged by Van Dyke Parks and features Jan Ashton.

The Vejtables - I Still Love You





The Vejtables. Local mid-60's Bay Area band, they played venues on El Camino Real South of San Francisco. The lead singer Jan Errico ( later changed to Ashton ) was also the drummer. She quit the band when The Vejtables took on a harder psychedelic sound and joined The Mojo Men.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Watermellon In Easter Hay

                                              He said if you can count to 9 you can play along.......try it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Frank Zappa - Occam's Razor

                                                C Lydian mode in all its splendor!!!!   "One Shot Deal is an album by Frank Zappa, posthumously released on June 13, 2008. The
track "Occam's Razor" is a guitar solo extract from a live version of
the song "Inca Roads". The solo was used in the song "On The Bus" from
the album Joe's Garage. This is an example of Zappa's Xenochrony
technique."

Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now

Shine On

The Small Faces - Song Of A Baker - "Colour Me Pop" (1968)