Thursday, May 06, 2021

MA-167 - They All Played the Maple Leaf Rag

It's my updated version of an LP from a Salvation Army thrift store.

The original LP is on the Herwin label and variously dated circa 1971-1973. It had 15 selections. I removed one or two of very bad quality and added about that many more. I also sorted them in chronological order by recording date.

01 - United States Marine Band - 1906
02 - Vess L Ossman w/Prince's Band - 1907
03 - Scott Joplin (Piano Roll) - 1916
04 - WC Handy Orchestra - 1917
05 - Willie Eckstein - 1923
06 - Halfway House Orchestra - 1925
07 - Harry Snodgrass - 1926
08 - Vera Guilaroff - 1926
09 - Bix Beiderbecke - 1928
10 - Bechet's New Orleans Feetwarmers - 1932
11 - Earl Hines & Orchestra - 1934
12 - Tommy Dorsey & Orchestra - 1936
13 - Jelly Roll Morton (New Orleans Style) - 1938
14 - Jelly Roll Morton (St Louis Style) - 1938
15 - Hank Duncan - 1944
16 - James P Johnson - 1946
17 - Don Ewell - 1949
18 - Ralph Sutton w/Condon's Band - 1950
19 - Joe “Fingers” Carr and His Ragtime Band - 1956
20 - Willie “The Lion” Smith - 1959
21 - The Spotnicks - 1964
22 - Eubie Blake - 1969
23 - E Power Biggs - 1973
24 - Richard Zimmerman - 1974
25 - Dick Hyman - 1975
26 - Jo Ann Castle - 1977
27 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - 1978
28 - Trittico Trio - 1995
29 - Dan Sindel - 2007

    

Monday, May 03, 2021

MA-58 - Ridin' with the Reaper

  

In celebration of Walpurgisnacht, which was last Friday night, here's a spooky little comp of teenage death songs, and others, in which "hitting the road" ends fatally for somebody.  The tracks:

 

01 - Two Hour Honeymoon - Paul Hampton - 1960  (3:12)

02 - The Carroll County Accident - Bobby & Laurie - 1969  (2:45)

03 - Car Crash - Avengers - 1977  (4:19)

04 - Chapel Bells Ringing - Gene Summers - 1962  (2:28)

05 - A Young Man Is Gone - The Beach Boys - 1963  (2:17)

06 - Wreck on the Highway - Roy Acuff - 1942  (2:47)

07 - The Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum - 1957  (2:28)

08 - BJ the DJ - Stonewall Jackson - 1964  (2:47)

09 - Tell Laura I Love Her - Ray Paterson - 1960  (2:53)

10 - Tell Tommy I Miss Him - Marilyn Michaels - 1960  (2:44)

11 - Angel of Death - Hank Williams - 1954  (2:28)

12 - No Return - The Third Rail - 1967  (1:56)

13 - Message from James Dean - Bill Hayes - 1956  (1:56)

14 - Crash - KaS Product - 1990  (3:06)

15 - Fireball Rolled a Seven - Dave Dudley - 1975  (2:37)

16 - Transfusion - Nervous Norvus - 1956  (2:26)

17 - Come to Me Johnny - Johnny Victor - 1962  (2:13)

18 - The Hero - Bernadette Carroll - 1964  (2:10)

19 - Phantom 309 - Red Sovine - 1964  (3:22)

20 - Hello, This Is Joannie - Paul Evans - 1977  (3:04)

21 - Terry - Twinkle (Lynn Ripley) - 1964  (3:09)

22 - Black Denim Trousers - The Cheers - 1955  (2:06)

23 - Chicken - The Cheers - 1957  (1:56)

24 - Pile-up on the Highway - Lisa Bade - 1978  (2:55)

25 - Teenage Cremation - Dean Davis - 1965  (1:46)

26 - The Beginning of My End - The Unifics - 1968  (3:17)

27 - Last Kiss - Wayne Cochran - 1962  (2:27)

28 - The Visitation - White Noise - 1969  (3:00)

29 - All I Have Left Is Johnny's Hubcap - MAD Twists Rock 'n' Roll - 1962  (2:23)

 When asked to name songs about motor-vehicle accidents, anybody can name “The Leader of the Pack,” or the Beatles’ “Don’t Pass Me By” or “Revolution 9.”  I’ve picked a few familiar tunes, and a lot of less-popular ones, including about those scar-crashed lovers Laura and Tommy, and a pair by the Cheers.  Buckle up now, and remember that cross traffic does not stop.

 MA-58 - Ridin' with the Reaper

See you on Thursday with the continuation of this year's MUSICAL MONTH OF MAY!

  

Sunday, May 02, 2021

MAYDAY, MAYDAY! May's PsychoFLAIRapy Pages


In 1971, as in 2021, Mother's Day as/was on May 9th.  As then, as now, tell your mom that you love her!
  
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