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."