Friday, October 31, 2014

Johnny Eager - The Howl

So it is Halloween and the streets are busy with trick and treaters. I 've been roped into taking pictures of the neighbors in their garb handing out candy. Me, I prefer the quiet solitude at home....yeah, I'm a party pooper. But as I wait to go across the street, I'll post tonight's special. Found this in a box of mine and thought it was pretty killer.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ray Stevens - The Rockin Teenage Mummies

This was the other side of a 45 I posted May 2011. I really have no clue why I did not post this the past Halloweens but hey you get it now. It's a pretty obscure 45 to find. It's the only stock copy I have ever seen

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Who - Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

A Who Halloween song...thank you John Entwistle

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bobby Pickett - Monster Concert

Bobby Pickett is best known for The Monster Mash but he could never recreate that magic. In the late 60's he put out a couple of 45's on White Whale but nothing chart wise


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fourth way - The Far Side Of Your Moon

I was going through a box of 45's and found a wickedly cool song that fits perfect with Halloween [will post it on Halloween]. So, I went through my collection to see if I had anything to offer for Halloween this week. Some are clear cut Halloween. I thought I would start off the week with a not so clear cut choice. This is a trippy single but some of the music reminds me of a horror flick. This appears to be an in demand Psych 45 and I finally picked up a copy a few weeks ago

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bobby Loveless - Nite Owl

I have another version of this from another group that is killer as well. But who can beat the original

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Buckinghams - Hey Baby

I had a long 2 days of sitting in a work shop in Raleigh but it was worth it. There is nothing like getting home, kicking off the shoes and reclining back and relaxing.
Tonight's post is one of those "I normally don't post these casual hit records" posts. I picked this up a few months ago at a thrift shop [cheap and in fantastic shape], and I heard it on the radio a few days ago and quite frankly forgot what a fantastic song this was. I guess that is the good thing about being my own "blog boss"....I can indulge in music that strikes my fancy.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The T-Bones - The Midnight Hour

Quite uneventful weekend with zero effort or motivation to look for vinyl. I work next weekend so it should be a few weeks before I get back on the vinyl hunt. I did go through some boxes I had yesterday and found a few items I had set aside to listen to. Turned out I had a couple lo fi garage 45's with at least 1 if not both from North Carolina...sweet. Also a novelty Halloween 45. I love it when even when not on the hunt a gem or two is found.
I posted the other side of the Acetate in the past. Here is the other side of this unreleased [as far as I can tell] song

Friday, October 10, 2014

Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers - Emulsified

Happy for the weekend. First version of this I ever heard was from Yo La Tengo on Fakebook [included a youtube clip]. Finally snagged me an original copy and a promo to boot

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Paul Revere & The Raider - Have Love Will Travel

I read that Paul Revere of the Raiders died yesterday. I almost posted this last night.
I don't believe they are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame yet. Many of the artists whose music is heard on oldies station's daily are not in. Would someone rectify that and give these artists their due recognition!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Love - Laughing Stock

I went to an auction a few blocks from my house today. They had a ton of records but I came away empty handed. The LP's were in terrible shape and the they had 10 lots of 45's (probably a total of 1500 to 2000) 45's. No one bid and they ended up offering the lots of 45's for $10 a lot. I ended up passing...too much newer country and the older 45's were not in the greatest of condition. It would have ended up costing me $150 if I wanted them and they had a phone in bidder for $10 a lot. I just could not justify it.
A nice LOVE B Side from a nice recent pickup

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dave Clark Five - You Don't Play Me Around

I felt like this would be a good Soul Wednesday song. Yes, Soul....I mean, listen to the magnificent vocal by Mike Smith. Melodic and soooooo soulful. And a B side to boot. Brothers and Sisters, Flip those 45's over!!!

I used to have a ton of DC5 albums and 45's and I got rid of quite a bit of them [foolishly, I might add] and now I find myself compulsively trying to find them again.