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Friday, May 25, 2018

ANIMAL TALK

narrated by Jack Lippert


SCHOLASTIC RECORDS
SCC 18208
1972


SIDE A:



Rooster
Hen and her chick
Goat and her kid
Chimpanzee in the zoo
Cougars in the zoo
Indian elephant in the zoo

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SIDE B:



House wren
Pig frog and cricket frog
Croaker
Drum fish
Dolphin
Humpback whale

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Editor's note: this is what it purports to be and is quite good with the animal sounds. It's a bit short but these are obviously geared to younger children with short attention spans who would bore of a full-length LP. Luckily, we are immature enough to have the proper attentiveness to enjoy and digest this in whole and still ask for more.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

KINGS OF THE STEEL GUITAR

by Pete Wade, Leon McAuliff, Herb Remington, Jenks Carmen


PICKWICK RECORDS
SDLP-627
STEREO
1965


SIDE A:



PETE WADE

Original Twist

LEON MCAULIFF

Orange Blossom Special
Columbus Stockade

HERB REMINGTON

Sweetnin'
Yes, He's Gone

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SIDE B:



HERB REMINGTON

A Light Touch
Big Dance at the Windmill Greasin'

JENKS CARMEN

Hilo March
Kahila March
Hillbilly Hula

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Editor's note: this is another one of those twang dang doodle guitar-slinger specials that is worth the price of admission whatever the cost may have been. What do you figure a buck or two back then. It hasn't held up well to inflation cost-wise but the sounds are more than a bargain. Although musically it's not a companion piece to the Hits Made Famous By Country Queens the covers definitely share a kinship and probably were designed by the same person or firm.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CONTRASTS

by David Carroll and His Orchestra


MERCURY WING
MGW-12146
MONO


SIDE A:



SWINGING SWEETHEARTS
DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME
YOURS (QUIERME MUCHO)
THE SKI SONG (SLALOM)
LIVE A LITTLE
THUNDERBRID

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SIDE B:



TWICE AROUND THE ISLAND
DUCKY
ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU
A BEAUTIFUL LADY IN BLUE
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY
CUTE LITTLE WIGGLE

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Editor's note: I've struggled to get through the last two weeks of records because I've been extremely busy. In fact, I am falling asleep while writing this. Bobbing and swaying from the bedside. Which is bad form since this is such a velvety good spin. Poppy tunes and melodies meet the cover album. Old classics meet dime store prices and re-purposed for an ungrateful audience. Such is the greatness of this blog. You are not worthy.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CASTAWAYS THEME SONG

by Kaii and his Serenaders


NO LABEL
78 RPM


SIDE A:



CASTAWAYS THEME SONG

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Editor's note: you know as much about Castaways as I do after listening to this record. It was some sort of resort in Miama, Florida and from the look and sound of this record you'd have to think it was from the 1940s or thereabouts. Hell, maybe earlier. All I know is that it's as obscure as Ruby Paulk.

Monday, May 21, 2018

SLIMNASTICS

by Charles A. Bucher


DECCA RECORDS
7-34546
1959


SIDE A:



FOR MEN

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SIDE B:



FOR WOMEN

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Editor's note: Charles Bucher comes from the echo chamber to teach you slimnastics. And you need it since you've been getting fat with all these free dishes of fresh hot wax.Being the enabler it's now my responsibility to slim you down until that fateful day when I starve you out never to eat again.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

YOU MUST BE...BORN AGAIN

by Jack Van Impe


VAN IMPE RECORDINGS
771130
STEREO


SIDE A:



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SIDE B:



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Editor's note: with Jack Van Impe you know what you're getting: fire and brimstome every and all the time. That's how I like it.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

by Kenny O'Dell


VEGAS RECORDS
VS 401
MONO
1967

 
SIDE A:



BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
KENTUCKY WOMAN
SUNSHINE DREAMIN'
I'M GONNA TAKE IT
DIFFERENT DRUM
FLOWER GIRL

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SIDE B:



TAKE ANOTHER LOOK
MASSACHUSETTS
YOU'LL BREAK ME YET
NEXT PLANE TO LONDON
IF MY WORLD FALLS THROUGH

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Editor's note: this may be the first record in the almost 1,000 that I have recorded which I didn't listen to most of the first side before posting it. I was busy, got busier, am still busy now and will be busy until Sunday morning. I'll get around to it sometime. Maybe tomorrow while I'm at work. Who knows. What I heard I liked. It's less country than promised in O'Dell's other works and even less of the supposed psychedelic that some proclaim it and more folk rock than anything. Maybe somebody will actually comment without begging for an upload and tell me what's what with this disc.

Friday, May 18, 2018

CHEVROLET SINGS OF SAFE DRIVING AND YOU

by Lou Adessa & Vince Benay


COLUMBIA RECORDS
CSM 838


SIDE A:



An Exciting Thing (Driving a Car)
Grown-Up Baby (Driving Psychology)
Cities and Towns (Driving in City and Heavy Traffic)
Nowhere Fast (Observance and Enforcement)

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SIDE B:



Gentle Things (Adverse Driving Conditions)
When the Wrong Thing Happens (Stopping Distances)
The Natural Laws (Laws of Motion)
Man-Made Laws (Common Sense Driving)

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Editor's note: I was enjoying this one just fine until the second side decided to start skipping without cause. Not your ordinary vinyl skip, pop and sha-loop but a digital kind of fast forward. Or at least that's what it sounded like to me. Otherwise, it's pretty good-bad in the most cheese-erific way possible.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SACRED BELLS OF STONE MOUNTAIN

by Herbie Koch


STONE MOUNTAIN RECORDS
W4RM-6946


SIDE A:



How Great Thou Art
Onward Christian Soldiers
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
Holy Angels
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (condensed)
Ave Maria

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SIDE B:



In The Garden
Kamennoi Ostrow
The Old Rugged Cross
He
Arioso
The Lord's Prayer

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Editor's note: I stupidly recorded this at 45 RPM and didn't notice until recording the next LP. Thus, I have only heard it at a faster speed and can't judge the proper speed version since I rectified it with Audacity. I have to admit though that I liked it at 45 so I'd probably feel the same about the regular speed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A WINNER WALKIN' HOME: THE BALLAD OF DAN WALKER

by Stan Hitchcock


CENTURY 21 MUSIC
4111S17
STEREO


SIDE A:



A WINNER WALKIN' HOME: THE BALLAD OF DAN WALKER

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Editor's note: Dan Walker's 2,000 mile walk across the state of Illinois in his 1971 successful Gubernatorial bid was the highlight of his political career. After one turbulent term in office he was ousted and later convicted of bank fraud, spending some time in prison. This song commemorates the walk he made that led to an unlikely political victory 2 years later.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

HITS MADE FAMOUS BY COUNTRY QUEENS

by Faye Tucker & Dolly Parton


SOMERSET RECORDS
SF-19700
STEREO
1963


SIDE A:



FAYE TUCKER SINGS HITS MADE FAMOUS BY PATSY CLINE

CRAZY
I FALL TO PIECES
BILL BAILEY
WALKIN' AFTER MIDNIGHT
SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

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SIDE B:



DOLLY PARTON SINGS HITS MADE FAMOUS BY KITTY WELLS

IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS
MAKING BELIEVE
LETTER TO HEAVEN
RELEASE ME
TWO LITTLE ORPHANS
LITTLE BLOSSOM

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Editor's note: I bought this unsuspecting that a teenage unknown named Dolly Parton would be part of the package. She sounds young and unpolished but in a good way since I can't really stand the refined Dolly. But she also sounds like her voice is melting within the syllables. Faye Tucker is better on this record in my eyes but I'm not sure if that's because she's singing Patsy Cline songs. Whichever, she'll be forever known as the unknown second singer on album with an also unknown named Dolly Parton.

Monday, May 14, 2018

TOO MUCH NOISE

by Ann McGovern


SCHOLASTIC RECORDS
CC 0614
33 1/3
1967


SIDE A:



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Editor's note: I had never heard of this one and that's a good thing because it's garbage in, garbage out. The new mantra of the day philosophically.Oh, joy.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

GLORY ROAD

by Al & Jane Shroyer


GOLDEN VOICE RECORDING CO.
780365
STEREO




SIDE A:



LET JESUS TURN YOU ON
I KEEP FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIM
WITHOUT JESUS YOU WON'T MAKE HEAVEN
SAY, I DO
ONE DAY AT A TIME
LORD BRING ME CLOSER TO YOU

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SIDE B:



SHELTER OF HIS ARMS
GOSPEL SHIP
THEN I FOUND JESUS
HE'S GOT EVERYTHING
MY RELIGIONS NOT OLD FASHION
I'LL SEE YOU IN THE RAPTURE

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Editor's note: a little country western Jesus mayhaps? Suuuure. This couple (and I presume their children) aren't the finest examples of vocalists but this is a decent effort. Not quite equal to the recording company name but we're here to present music not a full critique of technique, accomplishment in the field or greatness. I mean, we are both religious and general cretins so who are we to say what's great or not? All right, it's not the strongest singing but the music is okay.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

PASTORALE

by Rod McKuen


WARNER BROS. RECORDS
2WS 1894
STEREO
1971



SIDE A:



Fly Me To The North (3:02)
Three (2:22)
Pastorale: Part I (3:06)
Love, Let Me Not Hunger (2:29)
Make It With You (5:23)
The Green Hills Of England (4:04)

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SIDE B:



Before The Monkeys Came (2:19)
I Think Of You (2:35)
Something (3:06)
Fields Of Wonder (2:41)
Pastures Green / Pavements Gray (5:03)
The Railroad Song (4:18)
Kill The Wind (2:08)

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SIDE C:



The Silver Apples Of The Moon (2:43)
I've Saved The Summer (1:53)
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (3:55)
Find Another Rainbow (2:37)
When Am I Ever Going Home? (2:59)
The Wind Of Change (5:10)

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SIDE D:



Nothing's Going To Change My World (3:35)
Some (2:32)
Long, Long Time (4:20)
Moving Day (3:08)
Yet Another Sunset (2:29)
The Single Man (3:08)
Fly Me To The North / I'll Fly Northward (6:06)

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Editor's note: thus finishes a week of Rod. Are you assuaged? Or do you feel ever-sausaged by this uber-hump of feminine masculinity? If you are a dude out there that has abandoned his kid(s) remember this and all of McKuen's output was shaped by that sort of beginning. A reasonable voice of wisdom, love and care go a long way. All Rod had was abandonment and abuse from a surrogate father who failed him as bad as the biological one that left did and he became a cuck to his own psyche. Poor bastard. Of course, it afforded him enough to amass one of the largest private record collections ever assembled. That counts for something.

Friday, May 11, 2018

THE SINGLE MAN

by Rod McKuen


RCA VICTOR RECORDS
LSP 4010
STEREO
1968


SIDE A:



THE SINGLE MAN
LEAVE ME SOMETHING
I NEVER GO THERE ANY MORE
THE PHOENIX
THE LAST OF THE WINE
ELEGY #1
THE GIRLS OF THE SUMMER

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SIDE B:



WHERE WOULD I BE?
ELEGY #2
I'VE SAVED THE SUMMER
IN PASSING
SOME OF THEM FALL
ELEGY #3
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ROSE (C'EST LA ROSE)

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Editor's note: well, it's the same old Rod bringing us down with his turgid love songs. That's okay. He had his formula, it worked and he repeated as necessary just as many other bands and singers. He was big enough to have a fan club. I'd actually like to see one of the fanzines or something of that ilk. In fact, I'm heading over to eBay to look now.