Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Dad's 45s & 78s 2019 Mixlr Show

Time once again for the annual Dad's 45s & 78s special program. I will be playing selections from my dad's record collection with lots of rhythm & blues, jazz, soul, and rock instrumentals from the 50s and 60s.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Intermission Riff / Sing Sing Sing - The Bernie Lowe Orchestra

Hi friends! It's been a while, but I have recently found some things in the archives that I had not posted yet, so here we go with a couple from The Bernie Lowe Orchestra.
I love Intermission Riff. I am surprised how good this Cameo Records 45 sounds considering how much I played it when I was a kid. The song was first recorded by Stan Kenton and was composed by trumpeter, Ray Wetzel, but I love this version with the snazzy organ arrangements.

On the B side, we have the Louis Prima classic, "Sing Sing Sing," which is given a bit of an Afro-Cuban flavor in this 1958 rendition.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Dad's 45s & 78s 2018 Special

Thanks to all the listeners who tuned in for the program. If you happened to miss it, you can hear the entire showreel anytime at

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.