Monday, January 5, 2015

Jimmy McCracklin - "I Don't Care"

Remember "Get Back?" Well, here is the A-side from that record posted four years ago when I first started this blog. This one has a bit of a Ray Charles vibe to it.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Jan August - "Martha"

"Martha" is the flip side to Cow Cow Blues which I posted back in February of 2011.
The song, "Martha" is adapted from the Friedrich Von Flowtow opera of the same name.

Monday, December 15, 2014

George Wright - "Tumbling Tumbleweeds/Brazilian Sleigh Bells"

Here is something a bit different from Dad's 45s and somewhat fitting for the holiday season.
George Wright (August 28, 1920 in Orland, California – May 10, 1998 in Glendale, California) was an American musician, possibly the most famous virtuoso of the theatre organ of the modern era.
Wright was best known for his virtuoso performances on the huge Wurlitzer theater pipe organs at the famed Fox Theater on Market Street in San Francisco and the ornate Paramount Theaters in both New York and Oakland. He was in constant demand during the 1940s, '50s and early '60s, playing at concerts and recitals around the world.
Here is side 1 of a 4-song E.P. that was released on the HiFi Record label in 1956.




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Okie Dokie Stomp"

Happy Thanksgiving from Dad's 45s & 78s.
This one's no turkey from 1954 on the famous Peacock label. This is badass rhythm and blues guitar work from a master that inspired countless players. Rock composer, Frank Zappa credits Gatemouth, along with Guitar Slim and Johnny Guitar Watson, as important influences on his guitar playing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hutch Davie - "Woodchopper's Ball"

Robert Bunyan Davie III (born c.1932), known as Bob "Hutch" Davie is an 
orchestra leader, arranger, pianist, and composer of popular music. He composed the song "Green Door", and led the orchestra which backed Jim Lowe on the best-selling version of the song in 1956. With record producer Bob Crewe, he also arranged Santo and Johnny's hit "Sleep Walk", and in 1958 had this #51 chart hit, as "Hutch Davie and his Honky Tonkers", with his version of Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball"

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "The Duke You Say!"

Howard Rumsey is a Californian bassist primarily known for his leadership of the Los Angeles group the Lighthouse All-Stars in the 1950s.The Lighthouse CafĂ© is a nightclub located at 30 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, California. It has been active as a jazz showcase since 1949 and, under the name "The Lighthouse", was one of the central West Coast jazz clubs from the 1950s through the late 1970s.





The Lighthouse Then & Now



Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Fugitives - "Fugitive"

Remember this great post from 2011? Well here finally is the flip side to Freeway.
"Fugitive" by The Fugitives!



 

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