Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Treniers ‎– Hadacole That's All

Here is another gem from The Treniers.
Hadacol was a patent medicine marketed as a vitamin supplement. Its principal attraction, however, was that it contained 12 percent alcohol (listed on the tonic bottle's label as a "preservative"), which made it quite popular in the dry counties of the southern United States.

The Treniers - Hadacole That's All

Hadacol was the product of four-term Louisiana State Senator Dudley J. LeBlanc, a Democrat from Abbeville in Vermilion Parish in southwestern Louisiana. He was not a medical doctor, nor a registered pharmacist, but had a strong talent for self-promotion. Time magazine once described him as "a stem-winding salesman who knows every razzle-dazzle switch in the pitchman's trade".


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Noble "Thin Man" Watts - "The Beaver"

Most of dad's old records are in playable condition, but there are a few that have been damaged over the years. I have used other sources when presenting these at times, but there are some songs that are just hard to find. This is one of those 45s that at some point was left out in a spot where it was hit by sunlight and it's edge warped. I have done my best to work with this issue and have founds some tricks that helped me get a decent transfer from the damaged disc.

The CUB label was a subsidiary of MGM and was started in 1958 for rhythm & blues recordings. The label's last release was in 1968.

Noble "Thin Man" Watts and his Rhythm Sparks cut this single for CUB in 1960.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Dad's Sounds 2015-Mixlr Show

A Mixlr podcast program of some of the great old records from dad's collection.

Listen to the showreel HERE

This program is dedicated to my dad's closest friend, Robert "Bob" Mabee,
who passed away last month.


Roseland Boogie - Vido Musso
Mule Milk - Big Jay McNeely
Play Boy Hop - The Rockin Brothers
Loop De Loop Mambo - The Robins
Gee - The Crows
Gettin' High - The Flairs
All Nite Long - Johnny Otis
Powder Puff - Tiny Bradshaw
Sax Symphonc Boogie - Sax Man Brown & The Broomdusters
Johnny's House Party (Part II) - John Heartsman, the Rhythm Rocker and the Gaylarks
FlapJacks Part II - Googie Rene and His Combo
Topsy (Parts I & II) - Cozy Cole
I Don't Care - Jimmy McCracklin
True Blue - Bill Doggett
Velvet Sunset - Earl Bostic
Plaid Laces - Red Prysock
Beanville - Jake Porter
Old Folks Boogie - Al Simmons
The Seventh Son - Mose Allison
Gus Jenkins - Road Runner
Delilah Ramsey - Lewis Trio
Hyde Park - Lloyd Glenn
Skid Row - Tommy "Deanie Boy" Dean
Shake a Lady - Ray Bryant
Taste Of Honey - The Don Scaletta Trio
Cuban Twilight - Mike Simspon Orchestra
Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria
Boppin the Rock - Clifton Chenier
He's A Real Gone Guy - Brother Jack Mc Duff
Space Flight Part 2 - Sam Lazar Trio
Kinda Groovy - Ray Johnson
Cool Turkey - James Booker
Railroad No.1 - Lionel Hampton
Swingin' Shepherd Blues - Johhny Pate Quintet
Kelly Blue - Cannonball Adderley Orchestra
Tarantula - Jody Reynolds
Torquay - The Fireballs
Ram-Bunk-Shush - The Ventures
Christopher Columbus - Ernie Fields Orchestra
The Stinger - Al Casey
Moment of Truth - The Surfaris
Soul Sanction - Booker T. & The MG's
Stop - Mike Bloomfield · Al Kooper

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mongo Santamaria - "Tumba Le Le"

Back in April of 2011, I posted the B-side to this single. Here is the A, which was also on the 1962, Mongo Santamaria album, "Go Mongo."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Milt Buckner - "Two Flights Up"

Back in May of 2011, I posted the other side of this record by the late, great Milt Buckner.

One of the fathers of the funky organ sound and one of the inspirations for George Shearing's "locked hands" style of playing. Buckner played with McKinney's Cotton Pickers in the 1930s, then spent most of the 1940s with Lionel Hampton's big band. He struck out on his own, leading an unsuccessful big band that folded in 1949. He rejoined Hamp briefly, then left again to lead a trio. He recorded several classic albums for Capitol in the mid-1950s. Buckner pioneered the use of the electric organ as a substitute for a brass section, which proved an effective economy measure as the big band era ended. He began touring in Europe in the early 1960s, and gradually shifted most of his appearances there. In the early 1970s, he teamed with another Hampton alumnus, tenor sax man Illinois Jacquet, and they recorded a number of albums for European labels.

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.