Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Al Casey - Doin' The Shotish


Back in January of 2011, when I started this blog, I posted THIS little number by legendary session guitarist, Al Casey.
The flipside has the same sound in terms of instrumentation, but is a bit more uptempo with a great organ leads dueling with the axe and sax. A shotish (or schottische) is a polka-type dance by the way.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bill Doggett - Ram-Bunk-Shush


Ram-Bunk-Shush is the A-side to Blue Largo and was released on King Records in January of 1957. The song was written by  Lucky Millinder, and was released first in 1952. Doggett’s version, thanks largely to Clifford Scott’s honking lead sax, made both the pop and R&B charts, peaking at #10 on the R&B. Ram-Bunk-Shush was also released by surf group The Ventures in ’61.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Checkers - Don't Stop Dan

The Checkers were an offshoot of The popular R&B group, The Dominoes. This song, recorded in 1954 features the bass vocals of Bill Brown who sang the lead on The Dominoes' song "Sixty Minute Man" in 1951
"Dont Stop Dan" was written by Henry Glover.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "Luau"

Here is the other side to this 45 by Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars.
Luau was penned by the late, great Shorty Rogers.
Gotta' love that 9 cents sticker.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hutch Davie - Honky Tonk Train

Here is the other side of the Hutch Davie, ATCO 45 from 1958.
This song was written by American pianist and composer, Meade Lux Lewis in the 1920s.
My favorite version of this number was recorded by the late, great Keith Emerson and is featured on the ELP album, Works Volume 2.

Monday, April 4, 2016

George Wright - "Quiet Village/The Petite Waltz"

Here is side 2 and the other two tracks from this e.p.
"Quiet Village" is an orchestral pop instrumental that was written and originally performed by Les Baxter in 1951.
"The Petite Waltz" was written by pianist, Joe Heyne around 1949-50