Saturday, September 2, 2017

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 141

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents' attic. The different sources are the reason for the volume disparity. I make no claims to "discovering" or "owning" anything. Probably neither do you. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Every Saturday. No repeats. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows? The time's next to each song in case you don't like something or it's icky or if you don't want your kids to hear it. Don't let offense at one song cloud your impression of the curation as a whole. Past weeks here too. Just type "Audio" in the search engine. Or if you're too lazy to press a button more than once, here's everything up to July 2017. You don't get the all playlists, though. You can right-click this if you want to save a zip file of this one (containing an mp3 of the file) for later. Here what information I was able to find:

0:00 ESQUIVEL- Yeyo
   from LP Esquivel 1968 (1968)

2:02 THE MEGATONS- Little Atom (1963)
4:31 ALMA COGAN- Bell Bottom Blues (1954)
7:04 FRANK CRUMIT- Return of the Gay Caballero (1929)
10:06 AQUALADS- The Blob
   from LP That's New, Pussycat, 2000
12:46 GENE SULLIVAN- Please Pass the Biscuits (1958)
15:39 OPUS 1- Back Seat '38 Dodge (1966)
18:05 NEAL SCOTT- Go Bohemian (1960)
20:28 BETTY MCQUADE- Bobby Bobby Bobby (1963)
22:37 BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS- Hang Your Head In Shame (1945)
25:13 BILLY MITCHELL- Rubbin' On the Darn Old Thing
27:57 EARTHA KITT- Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell (1954)
30:43 BONNY ST. CLAIRE- Tame Me Tiger (1973)
33:32 HUNTER & JENKINS- Meat Cuttin' Blues (1933)
36:27 BUZZ CLIFFORD- Baby Sittin' Boogie (1961)
38:29 JERRY LEWIS- I'm a Little Busy Body (1952)
41:20 THE CAPS- Three Little Pigniks (1959)
43:25 JACK OWENS- Martian Love Call
45:40 DON & JUAN- Chicken Necks (1961)
   from LP Music? For Screaming!!! (1954)
   “Mood music has become increasingly popular. There is Music for Dining, Music for Meditation, Music for the Starlit Hour, Music for Romance, Music for Dreaming... It was only a question of time before someone would burlesque the trend, and at last—someone did!
   “Master of Burlesque, Jerry Colonna offers 'Music for Screaming' instead of Dreaming, Dining, Romancing, or any other cherished Mood. He proves there can be Music for Laughing as well as any other emotion. He also proves that it is a pleasure to hear someone scream—if that someone happens to be Jerry Colonna. Sometime or other everyone has the impulse to scream—and here, by way of laughing lyrics and mirthful music, Jerry provides an outlet for everyone.
   “Jerry has a genius for dropping from the sublime to the ridiculous. What is more he can see something to ridicule in what many people accept as sublime. His mimicry is no mere accident. It is an art—the art of exaggeration—a showing up of the absurdities with which so many singers have ruined 'arty' performances.
   “Long before Jerry Colonna made people laugh, he played solo trombone with some of the great bands of America; he also arranged many of the tunes. In these recordings, however, he is heard as a singer, a baritone with an incredible range and a wild sense of humor, a musician who is not only a comedian but a fantastic critic.”

50:20 COOKIE & HIS CUPCAKES- I'm Twisted (1965)
53:25 JIM COPP & ED BROWN- The Cow and the Kitty Cat
   from LP Jim Copp Tales (1958)

59:13 JOHNNY BOND- X-15 (1960)

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