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)