Sunday, September 26, 2010

Translator - Everywhere That I'm Not - A Retrospective (1986)

I found this one on eBay and was really hoping that it was an unheralded new wave gem but alas I only really enjoyed one song on this lp (Everywhere That I'm Not).  It's more of an early 80's power pop album somewhat reminiscent of Mister Mister although somewhat better than that.

Link (256 kbps VBR MP3 - Hotfile)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Various - Psychedelic Promos and Radio Spots Volume 4

This one is pretty cool! Most of the tracks are pretty short but there is lots and lots of great stuff in here!

01. Psychedelic Circus Excerpt
02. Monkees - 'Head' Spot # 2
03. Vox Wah-Wah (Short Version)
04. Raiders - Pontiac GTO – The Judge (Full Song)
05. The Spats - Go Go Yamaha Spot
06. Turtles, Leaves, Ides Of March - WQAM, FL The Hullabaloo
07. Janis Joplin Concert - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
08. Revlon Swingstakes - B. Mitchell Reed NY WMCA – Contest on to go to London to see Dave Clark Five
09. Monkees - Kelloggs Spot - Same as TV
10. 1965 Rambler – Unknown
11. Byrds - 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' - LP Promo Spot
12. Raiders - 'Alias Pink Puzz' - LP Promo Spot # 2
13. Dantes, Exceptions, Roving Kind - At The Cheetah WCFL Chicago 2/67
14. Gasoline Powered Clock - Zales Jewelry Spot - Forest Fire On Main Street
15. Beach Boys - Murry The K Promo (4)
16. Beach Boys - Murry The K Promo (2)
17. Beach Boys - Murry The K Promo (3)
18. Parkers All City Dance - Canterbury Tales, Emergency Exit
19. Beatles - 'Help' Spot 8
20. Freddy Cannon - Coke Spot
21. Blue Things - Concert Promo KOMA, Lawerance Kansas
22. The Cyrkle - United Way Spot
23. Hondells - Honda Holiday Spot # 1
24. Johnny Holiday - WHK Cleveland - Bocky & Visions
25. Cryan' Shames, The Stonehenge, Toad, Hook – Promo For Chicago Tribune Article on Pop Music (WCFL Chicago 1/28/67
26. Wellingtons 8-Track Sale – Unknown
27. The Flavor - Performing at " The Place" - WFUN (Miami, FL
28. WCFL Top 10 "Capsule Countdown" Chicago, IL 1/28/67
29. Cheetah Magazine Promo 10/2/67 WCFL, Chicago
30. Robbs, Outsiders - Tour Promo Spot WCFL, Chicago 9/9/66
31. J. Jacobs Clothes – Unknown – Seattle Area
31. J. Jacobs Clothes – Unknown – Seattle Area
33. Paul Revere & Raiders - 'Spirit Of '67' LP Promo Spot
34. Neil Diamond - Coke Spot
35. Monkees - Head Spot # 1
36. Liverpool Five, Dynamics, Viceroys - Lakehill Roller Rink Dances (Pacific Northwest)
37. The Cyrkle – Interview Promo Disc
38. Jan & Dean - KFWB Spot
39. KHJ Channel 9 TV- Beatles Special - Sam Riddle
40. Gemini & The Planets - Copa City Promo, Miami, FL
41. Gary Lewis & Playboys, The Mob, The Trolls - Concert Promo Spot WCFL Chicago 9/9/66
42. Seekers - Sears Records Promo Spot
43. WABC New York "The Big Break" Amateur Band Contest
44. Sam The Sham - HIS Slacks Spot
45. 1966 Seattle Battle Of The Bands – Sonics, Don & Goodtimes, Bumps, Live Five Etc.
46. Newbeats - Coke
47. Spider & The Crabs - Concert Promo Spot, Kansas
48. The Cyrkle – Camaro (Full Song)
49. Raiders - 'Alias Pink Puzz' - LP Promo Spot # 1
50. Go-Go Bows by Miles - Unknown
51. Hondells - Pepsi Generation Spot
52. Four Seasons – Brunswick Bowling Spot
53. Tackle After Shave - Unknown
54. Buckinghams - 'In One Ear, Out The Other' - LP Promo
55. Mad Daddy - WHK - Rendezvous Records Spot
56. Stooges - St Louis, American Theater Promo -1970
57. Jan & Dean - Coke Spot
58. Freddie & The Dreamers - Sea Side Swingers Movie Promo Spot
59. 1967 Action New Years Eve Dance – Roller Land in Napa – Epics, Wailin' Powers
60. Raiders - "Swingy Girl" Mattel Doll Promo (Full Song)
61. (Roavin' Red Dogs - Concert Promo KOMA, Lawerance Kansas
62. Fabulous Flippers - Dance Party Promo KOMA, Lawerance Kansas
63. Tremeloes - Coke Spot
64. Grateful Dead - New Riders Concert Promo – Pasadena Civic 9/25/70
65. Richie's Renegades - Come Alive - Pepsi Spot
66. Gass Co & The Effects - M.W. Lads Record Company WFIL Philly Flexi- Disc Promo 45
67. Bob Seger System - Air Force Promo Spot
If it is popular enough I will see if I can find the rest of the volumes and upload those as well.

Link (hotfile)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Abramyan String Quartet - Mr. Mozart and Friends

I found this one at a local thrift store (on CD). It was created by a Salt Lake City string quartet.

Link (240 kbps VBR MP3)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rhythm Heritage - The Theme From S.W.A.T.

This one was a little rough but it was cheap and I thought that it would be enjoyed by more than just myself.

Link (256 kbps VBR MP3)

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Phaetons - Three Weeks, Four Days and Fifteen Hours (45)

I found this one at a thrift store in Ohio for a quarter and took a chance (hey, it was my dime!). The B-side was near psychedelic but the A-side was much more pop. To read more about the Phaetons click here for a nice write-up.

Link (256 kbps VBR MP3)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baja Marimba Band - For Animals Only

I can't say that I really understand the concept of this album. The songs are all animal related but the original 'hits' that inspired these songs span many genres. The Baja Marimba band was known for this sort of cheese though so you probably already know what you are getting if you frequent the thrift store record bins.

Link (256 kbps VBR MP3)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Doonesbury: A New Musical

I didn't know that they had made a musical based on this long running comic strip but here it is, compliments of my local thrift store.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

My Rapidshare account has hit it's limit so old files are going to start to automatically be deleted. Better grab what you want now because I probably won't be re-uploading any old stuff! I may switch providers soon though, stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

101 Strings - Broadway Cocktail Party

If you frequent thrift store record bins you have no doubt seen many albums by this 'band.'

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

My Rapidshare account has hit it's limit so old files are going to start to automatically be deleted. Better grab what you want now because I probably won't be re-uploading any old stuff! I may switch providers soon though, stay tuned!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Count Basie + - Europa Jazz (1957)

I picked this one up at the thrift store this weekend and it really is quite good. Side A is Count Basie and His Orchestra at their finest.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flip Wilson - You Devil You (1968)

Pretty good mostly 'clean' humor from the late 1960's.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Various Artists - Sucky Beatles Covers

Today's share is one from my collection. I don't remember where I got it but it is a pretty good mix of Beatles covers including:

Alvin & The Chipmunks - All My Lovin'.mp3
Big Daddy - A Day In The Life.mp3
Claudine Longet - Jealous Guy-Don't Let Me Down.mp3
Dolly Parton - Help.mp3
Fats Domino - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey.mp3
Frankie Valli - A Day In The Life.mp3
George Burns - Fixing a Hole.mp3
Jim Carrey - I am the Walrus.mp3
Joe Pesci - Got To Get You Into My Life.mp3
Kevin Spacey - Blackbird.mp3
Klaus Beyer aka Nirgendsmann - Nowhere Man.mp3
Mae West - Day Tripper.mp3
Milton Berle - Yellow Submarine.mp3
Peter Sellers - She Loves You (Teutonic Version).mp3
Robin Williams - Come Together.mp3
Steve Martin & Chorus - Maxwell's Silver Hammer.MP3
Telly Savalas - Something.mp3
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Let It Be.mp3
Tiny Tim & Beatles - Nowhere Man (Apple Studio).mp3
Unknown - Yerrow Subamarine.mp3
Willie Nelson - One After 909.mp3
Xavier Hollander - Michelle.mp3

Link (MP3)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Perez Prado and Shorty Rogers - Voodoo Suite Plus Six All-Time Greats (1954)

Excerpt from Perez Prado's wikipedia entry:

Perez Prado (b. December 11, 1916, Cuba - d. September 14, 1989, Mexico City, Mexico) was a Cuban bandleader and composer. He is commonly referred to as the "King of the Mambo".[1]
In Mambo his orchestra was the most popular, his son, Perez Prado, Jr., continues to direct the PĂ©rez Prado Orchestra in Mexico City to this day.

And a review of the album can be found here.

Link (240kbps VBR MP3)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jack's Steel Band - Songs By Cliff Calvin (1978)

This one is a really good steel band album that I picked up from eBay.

I found a bit of info about this band on the interet:

For over 30 years Jack's Steel Band has delighted visitors to Puerto Rico with a blend of traditional Calypso and Island music and Latin and American standards. This is an authentic "down island" Steel Band completely organic and unplugged. Five musicians perform on 9 steel pans, drums and percussion and create the perfect tropical ambience
which makes it very popular for beach parties and poolside barbecues.

Link (240 kbps VBR MP3)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mr. T - Mr. T's Commandments (1984)

Here is a humdinger of a pretty horrible album...

From wikipedia:

Mr. T's Commandments is a rap EP for children, released in 1984. In it, Mr. T guides the youth of America with lessons on love and saying "no" to drug use.

Track listing

"Mr. T's Commandment" - 4:59
"Don't Talk to Strangers" - 5:12
"The Toughest Man in the World" - 3:55
"Mr. T, Mr. T (He Was Made for Love)" - 3:21
"The One and Only Mr. T" - 4:46
"No Dope No Drugs" - 4:36
"You Got to Go Through It" - 4:27

Link (192 kbps CBR MP3)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Movie Hits - Volume 2 (1977)

There really was no way that I was going to like this thing - 'cover' versions of popular movie songs of the mid 1970's? Most of them ended up being pretty awful but I did find myself enjoying the song from Valentino.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Wagonmasters - Campfire Favorites

I really thought that I would hate this record but it is actually pretty good and includes quite a few good songs (including a nice version of El Paso). I guess that these guys used to have a long-running show at Knott's Berry Farm and eventually put this album out.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Smorgasboard In Music - Swedish Folktone Pickled Twelve Ways

The album doesn't credit any of the artists but what you get here is a nice mix of Swedish folk songs. This was an ESSO giveaway in the mid 1970's. I was unable to find any information about this LP on the net (or on EBAY) so I would guess that it is quite rare.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Radio Symphony Orchestra - Strauss Concert

This one is a little rough but it's a nice vintage classical EP from the 1950's. If you aren't usually a classical fan you may recognize a couple of the songs from watching The Three Stooges.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Various Artists - Polka's Greatest Hits - 40 Million Sellers

This came from a fairly nice 2 LP set and features lots of fairly generic polkas from fairly generic bands such as The Deutschmeisters, Polka Padre, Rainbow Valley Dutchmen, Doug Dickover, and more. It's not bad but I have heard much better polkas in my time.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Hustlers - Ski Country

I found another sealed Hustlers album at the thrift store and since I enjoyed the first one so much it was a no brainer (at fifty cents) for me. This one is entirely related to skiing, a pasttime in which I have absolutely no interest, so I can't say that it was as good as the first one but I can see how ski freaks would have been all over this one back in the day.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This one wasn't really an old-time radio show but rather a nice collection of historic dramatic adaptations for use in school classrooms. Our local thrift store had a bunch of these but I only picked up this one because the others were rather scratched. This album features Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln.

Link (56 kbps CBR MP3)

Monday, May 17, 2010

99 Men In Brass - Play Marches of John Philip Souza And Others

This one is a little scratchy but it's actually a fairly enjoyable listen which features lots of the usual suspects AND a nice version of LIBERTY BELL MARCH (the theme song used for MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS).

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Living Trio - Come Saturday Morning (1970)

I only picked this one up for one reason - a cover of the Beatles song THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD and, boy, is it awful! In fact this whole album is pretty bad, very generic, and I swear that they used to play it at JC Penney when I was a tot being drug around by my mom in that store!

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Hustlers - In Action (Live From Aspen's Red Onion)

This one was taken from a sealed vinyl copy and has great sound although there was some surface noise on a couple of the songs which I think was from the original mastering. It's actually pretty good with a couple of nice folk songs and some comedy bits mixed in between.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New York City Overture Orchestra - Broadway's Best Overtures and Dances (1995)

This one was taken from cassette and features songs from lots of popular Broadway musicals (including South Pacific, Candide, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, and more.)

Link (192 kbps CBR MP3)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Roger Wagner Chorale - Folk Songs of the New World

A collection of early American folk songs. Side A is a bit rough but still listenable.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Freddy Quinn - Junge, komm bald wieder

This guy was also apparently an actor (or was he an actor first? I don't know.) as well as a fairly accomplished German crooner.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Joe "Fingers" Carr - The World's Greatest Ragtime Piano Player

It seems that this guy had a quite illustrious career playing ragtime piano and this album is a good representation of his abilities.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Dukes of Dixieland - Carnegie Hall Concert (Vol. 10)

This one is pretty good if you like Dixieland type music. The vinyl is pristeen so the rip is quite good.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vandermeide - Learn Self-Hypnosis

From the back of the tape insert: "IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SELF HYPNOSIS, THIS CASSETTE WILL HELP YOU ACQUIRE THE BENEFITS YOU SEEK." The capital letters are his, not mine.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Tricia McCannon - UFO's, Ancient Civilizations and the Galactic Family

How about some trippy new age speech about aliens?


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Radio Movie Classics Starring Clark Gable

I got a new new computer so I can now scan (and post) again!

Today's post is a double cassette featuring Clark Gable's OTR (old-time radio) appearances in Lux's THE BUCCANEER and IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. Enjoy!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

computer down...

My computer that I used to scan images for this blog is broke so there probably won't be any (or at least as many) posts for a few days. It is supposed to be a 'network printer/scanner' but the scanner only seems to work when it is hooked up via USB connection.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Grady Martin and the Slew Foot Five - Happy Birthday/The Anniversary Song

If you manage to make it through the first bit of the happy birthday song it's actually a pretty good country rock band playing the music (and I normally hate country). If nothing else it would be something cool to bring out for that next Birthday bash that you are throwing!

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3 - from a vinyl 45 RPM)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hollywood Class Reunion

Remember the celebrity voice impersonator craze of the late 70's/early 80's? In my young mind Rich Little was king!

Well, let's just count this one as a really poor man's Rich Little! From a Dove Books on Tape release.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Frank Clarke Kids - Trinidad's Steelband Prodigies

This one was made by a bunch of kids ranging in age from 7-16. It's basically your typical steel drum music so you will either like it or you won't.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Victor Lundberg - An Open Letter To My Teenage Son/My Buddy Carl (45)

"Your mother will love you no matter what you do... because she is a woman!"

Just one delicious quote from this horrible pro-American propaganda piece! This is mainly a pro-Vietnam single penned by Victor Lundberg, an American radio personality from Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the complete 45, with all of it's scratchy goodness.

From wikipedia:

Lundberg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was a newscaster at Grand Rapids radio station WMAX when he released "An Open Letter" in September 1967. The record, written by Lundberg and produced by Jack Tracy, imagines Lundberg talking to his teenage son -- in real life, Lundberg apparently had at least one male teenager in his household at the time. Lundberg touches on hippies, the Vietnam War, and patriotism. The voice-over, spoken over "Battle Hymn of the Republic", memorably ends with Lundberg telling his son that, if the teen burns his draft card, then he should "burn (his) birth certificate at the same time. From that moment on, I have no son."

Link (240 kbps CBR MP3)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Steuben's Alpine Orchestra - Switzerland

I picked this one up at a local thrift store for forty cents but it was barely worth that! According to the cover it was recorded live but all that meant was that they dubbed some long applause routines at the end of the tracks along with some ridiculous crowd chatter. I was hoping that it would be more Swiss and less American but alas that was not to be.

Link (240kbps CBR MP3)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Various - The Best of Comedy

This one was probably a promotional cassette but it's a nice little collection of funny bits from Bill Cosby, Rodney Dangerfield, Buddy Hackett and more. It's not very long but it's still funny. Includes two Fat Albert bits from Bill Cosby.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Big Band Hits of Tommy Dorsey

Here is a nice cassette rip featuring the hits of Tommy Dorsey (wikipedia).

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Various - Battle of the Big Bands

I have to warn you that this album is a little rough but it's a nice compilation of Big Band greats doing their thing.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pardon My Blooper Vol. 3 - Kermit Schafer

Here is the last volume of this series that I have in my collection. I have seen a volume 6 on eBay (for twice as much as I paid for these three!) so I know that there are at least three more. If anyone has a link to the rest please post it in the comments.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pardon My Blooper Vol. 2 - Kermit Schafer

Here is Volume 2 of the blooper set that I purchased on eBay. More of the same.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pardon My Blooper Vol. 1 - Kermit Schafer

I picked up three of these from an EBAY auction and will be posting them over the next couple of days. They are comprised of radio bloopers from many regional shows and some national shows. There aren't a lot of well known personalities here but they are still a fun listen.

Link (256 kbps CBR MP3)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Milt Raskin Group - The Exotic Sounds of Hawaii

This is a pretty solid effort from the Crown Records budget label. Nice lounge music with some 'Hawaiian' sounds thrown in for good measure. This one is also from my stash of ten cent thrift store albums that I picked up last week. Sound is pretty good but there were a few scratches on the album.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Treasury of German Party and Drinking Songs

This one kind of all runs together so I didn't split it into tracks. It sounds like it was recorded in some German drinking hall during Oktoberfest but it's obviously a studio job with lots of overdubs. It's not all that bad but I can't see myself pulling it to listen very often as it just doesn't fit any normal mood music that I would normally select.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Nelson Riddle - Sea World Water Fantasy 2

I guess that this is music that was played during some Water Fantasy production. Fairly generic and not all of that good on it's own. So why am I posting? Well I already converted it and I couldn't find any copies on the web (including ebay) so it seems that this one may be quite rare.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Belly Dancing Albums of the 70's

This one is all music and no narration and it is quite good. Gus was born in America of Greek parents and still continues to play to this day. The music is middle-eastern inspired instrumental and highly worth your checking it out.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)

This one is a straight up instructional album with lots of narration that tends to ruin the otherwise good music. It came with a small pamphlet but I can't see how one could learn to belly dance with just this thing.

Link (128 kbps VBR MP3)