Monday, December 31, 2012

Nancy Wilson - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve

B side to the xmas 45 post from  a few weeks ago. Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's eve.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

American Eagle- Gospel

This group was formally known as The Surprise Package. I' plan to upload their Columbia 45's which are all choice! They went for a whole new sound and embraced the country rock sound when they changed their name. Sounds a bit like Tommy James when during his country phase. Their only Decca LP is fantastic and has a cool gatefold cover. I've got a stock copy also of this but I'll have to scan it on the 1st when I'm off.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Spats - She Done Moved

Another cheap record show find from a few weeks back

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Daily News - The Groove

Nice soulful instrumental.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stephen Monahan - City Of Windows

I went to a record show a few weeks back and bought a ton of 45's cheap. PS was a little tattered at the bottom but the promo 45 was in really nice shape. Not bad for fifty cents. This one was has a Round Wonders feel to me but I am not sure if it ever made those compliations (I'm too lazy to do any real research about that).  I did find this neat interview at the following link:

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chambers Brothers - Love, Peace And Happiness

I found out yesterday that McDonald's closes on Christmas. I was volunteered to pick up my neighbors daughter at RDU yesterday and wanted some coffee on the way up. All I have to say is thank god for Sheetz (not only open on Christmas but gives away coffee). I found 2 on the way up and was able to get my caffene fix. While on the way to RDU I bounced the radio station from Little Stevens Underground and Deep tracks. Deep tracks played a 16+ minute version of this song yesterday and I thought I'd upload to go along with my peace theme.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Zebra - Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas everyone! I thought I would post early, and what a fitting song. I don't know much about this group but Sean Bonniwell of MUSIC MACHINE fame wrote it and I'm thinking he is singing. There is a re-mix of this song from a few years ago that's easy to find if you google it.

As we gather with friends and family today, let's rejoice on the blessings that we have in our lives and be thankful on this Christmas Morning. There is a lot of craziness going on in the world these days but I think that if we send forth positive thoughts and positive actions we can make a difference in this world. Let's not focus on the death, destruction and hate, but instead focus on how we can change this world to be more peaceful and understanding of differences. As my friend Rodney says, "Peace Out".

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Ventures - Sleigh Ride

I'm on this Ventures kick and want to see if I can find all their 60's 45's. This one had eluded me for quite awhile.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lightening Hopkins- Merry Christmas

This fantastic 45 came with the special Decca Christmas sleeve. Sweet!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Christmas Time For Everyone But Me

Fixed the Bey Ireland post and had to re-record some others like this one as I had the same mistake. Here is Christmas from the man who wrote The Twist

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pearl Bailey - Five Pound Box of Money

I recorded this one to the computer the yesterday morning then as I was driving into town heard it on xm.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bob Seger & The Last Heard- Sock It To Me Santa

I wonder if Bob ever thought he would be worth mega millions when he released this rockin holiday classic.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Blues Magoos - Jingle Bells

Mercury Records had a habit of putting out weird 45's that had no possibility of making the charts.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Nancy Wilson - That's What I Want For Christmas

What a voice, and what a wonderful romantic Christmas song.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Boys Next Door - The Wildest Christmas

I have a version from a group called the Rumbles LTD that I swear is the exact same as this. I'll let you be the judge when I upload it later next week.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Allan Sherman - The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas

It's that time of the season and I'm stocked up on Christmas songs. I have had a fascination with Christmas songs for the past 5 or 6 years and have picked up some interesting 45s. Last year and I had the crud and did not upload as many as I had planned. This year, I plan on locking myself in a room so I can get the full 12 days of christmas in without becoming sick....just kidding. So I was thinking how do I start this thing this year- traditionally...oh no, let's start with a healthy dose of "novelty". I will get to obscure later

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jan Tanzy - That New Boy In Town

Love those promo 60's Columbia 45s. This one co-written by Neil Diamond. Another from the lot of 3000 from this summer

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Phluph - Doctor Mind

I'm a little tired so I thought I would knock this out before I lose some motivation.  Picked this up in Myrtle Beach this summer.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mike & The Dimensions- Little Latin Lupe Lu & Why

I went to a record show yesterday and picked a ton of 45's. Some folks had 1/2 prices but it appeared to me the prices were jacked up so the 1/2 price did not look like much of a deal. Afterwards, went to Best Buy to buy a new router as the old one was giving us fits. I also bought an updated Roxio program that should help with taping directly to my lap top. I'm getting a list of xmas 45's I plan on uploading so hopefully you like xmas music.

I traded a friend for this 45 a few months back. I've thought about going into Frederick's of Goldsboro (which is still open) and ask them about this 45. I recently saw it was reissued and you can buy a pricey copy (although probably not as pricey as this considering I think only 500 were pressed). Not sure if this was autographed or not. Sorry about the sound quality but it's not in the bst condition

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Beatstalkers - Get A Better Hold On & Left Right Left

The semester is over so maybe I can be a little more consistent for a few days with my blog. I have less than 5 months to go and I will graduate from graduate school. Here is a nice double sider I picked up last summer.