Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rare Bob Clampett Cartoon - It's A Grand Old Nag [1947]

Hey...I never knew Republic Pictures made cartoons as well as serials, B-westerns, and cheap horror flicks-but evidentaly here's evidence from 1947--a character called "Charlie Horse" -this short titled "It's A Grand Old Nag" was prodcued by Bob CLampett and Republic Pictures in 1947-Clampett used the name "Kilroy" when directing these shorts. The style of animation and humor from the Warner Brothers cartoons is well evidenced let's enjoy....

Kansas Joe & Mempnhis Minnie-When The Levee Breaks [Columbia 1929]

Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie--When The Levee Breaks [Columbia 1929]

Blind Willie McTell

This time I'm presenting three classic recordings by Blind Willie MCTell--one of the first masters of the twelve-string guitar
1. It's A Good Little Thing [1933 ARC]
2. Southern Can IS Mine [1930 ARC]
3. Statesboro Blues [1928 Victor]

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blind Lemon Jefferson-Broke and Hungry Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson -- Paramount Records c. late 20s Broke and Hungry Blues

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fiddlin John Carson 1923 recording

This is the very first authentic country recording to be issued in 1923--Fiddlin' John Carson on OKEH label-Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane

Classic mTV: I Dream Of Jeanie 60s

OK--Let's go back to the 1960s--This is how we all watched I Dream Of Jeanie over the NBC network..

First we had the NBC Peacock...

Then The Episode [a minisode but you get the idea]

Then at the end----the Screen Gems logo...

...and the NBC "snake"

Enough snow already!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

McDonald's Commercial 1970's

YOu deserve a break--I know I do..remember this ad???

Always make sure your burger machine is clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bob Luman on Town Hall Party-1958 Itchy Twitchy Feelin'

Bobby Hendricks had the hit but this perfomance really rocks it--Bob Luman on Town Hall Party [1958]

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wrigley's Spearmint Gum

Take Time out for a chew...this ad is from the 60s

Lonnie Donegan-King Of Skiffle-Gamblin' Man [1958]

I'm a Yank but I love skiffle [and all kinds of other early British rock n roll]. Here's one of my faves--Lonnie Donegan...

Leadbelly-PIck A Bale Of Cotton

Red Neckerson just posted info on Leadbelly's birthdate --so here he is from a very rare color short film c. 1945

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tex Avery Cartoon-Magical Maestro

Tex Avery cartoons were the funniest--here's an example...

Chuck Berry- Little Queenie

This is from the movie GO JOHNNY GO--the very last motion picture made by the great Hal Roach--the man behind Our Gang/Little Rascals

Check it out--Alan Freed on drums--and Ritchie Valens in the audience!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers -Why Do Fools Fall In Love 1956

This performance is from the Frankie Laine TV Show. Now it is up to a certain Lionel Trains fan from St Louis to try and top this!!!!!

Woody Woodpecker-Born To Peck [1952]

This is one of the funniest characters of all time. I will probably post more Woody shorts but I'll start with this one.....

Pre-War Blues Spinout

I decided to take it easy on the rockers and boppers and go wayyyyy back into the archives to pull out some of the finest [and rarest] pre-war blues from guys like Bumble Bee Slim, Son House, Gitfiddle Jim, King Solomon Hill plus many many more gems form the 20s,30s, and into the 40s

to listen go to

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Popeye-Barbecue For Two [1960]

This was the frist Popeye made for TV cartoon. It also happens to be my favorite --meaning that they could've stopped right there. Listen for Brutus [renamed because someone at King Features thought that Paramount owned the rights to the name Bluto only to find out that Bluto existed before the animated shorts] to sing his all time rockabilly hit "Don't Drop No Mustard ON My Clean White Shirt, Baby"

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Rocky Fellers-Little Darlin'

This group from The Phillipines had one hit in 1963--"Killer Joe". This is from the Dinah Shore Show. ..nice version of the Gladiolas/Diamonds classic...

Cold Cold Cold

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jackie Wilson-You Better Know It [1959]

..from the movie GO JOHNNY GO

The Three Stooges-Violent Is The Word For Curly 1938

My favorite Three Stooges short [oh yeah Punch Drunks is too]
Hey Oldie in St Louis--can you recite the Curly alphabet???

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

W. C. Fields-Fatal Glass Of Beer [1933]

It;'s not a fit night out....for man..nor beast.... and since it is sooo cold on the North Coast of Cleveland, OH-I thought I'd share this classic with you

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 1956

since my buddy "THE OLDIE" posted the Passions I decided to counter-attack with this gem from 1956--

I"m Not A Juvenile Delinquent--Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

Headbangers 50s style--Part 2-Turn 'em loose Gran'ma

Turn ‘em loose Gran’ma [50s Headbangers part 2]•
Finally, here it is again—I hour’s worth of yellin’ screamin, bangin’ stompin’ shoutin tunes to make you break out in a cold sweat and punch out the wall–and it’s all 50s and early 60s music , but it ain’t your granmaw’s golden oldies

pure insanity from Jerry Lee Lewis, Bunker Hill, Gene Vincent, Thumper Jones, THe Night Riders, Ronnie Hawkins, Sugarboy and his Cane Cutters, and much much more

go to

Son House-Death Letter Blues

Here's a performace by one of the greats of the Delta Bleus-thank goodness he lived long enough to be filmed so we could see how he played when he was hangin' out with CHarlie Patton and makin' those way too cool PARAMOUNT 78s in 1930!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bob Wills& His Texas Playboys

HEre's a short video of them doing SITTIN ON TOP OF THE WORLD--the old Mississippi Sheiks song

Robert Johnson-Terraplane Blues

I wanted to share this one with everybody--one of the first modern car songs-a great performance by one of the masters of the blues...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Teen Spinout #2 [Don't Step On My French Fries]

Don’t Step On My French Fries [Teen spinout Pt 2]•
well–I guess I’m going crazy again–I said I would only do one teener show–but looks like I lied.

more teen and popabilly goodies from Danny & The Juniors, Jody Reynolds, The Tonettes, Johnny Garner, Eddie Fontaine, and a group that calls themselves The 3 Stooges [but it ain’t THOSE Stooges..Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk !]

To listen go to this site

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wanda Jackson--Hard Headed Woman 1958

On Elvis' birthday--here's the Queen of Rockabilly on Town Hall Party [1958] rockin' out on Elvis' classic from KING CREOLE. Check out teh blistering guitar solo form Joe Maphis and the guy poundin' the keys is Jimmy Pruett, a blind pianist who was part of the house band of THP.

Go Wanda Go!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Jan 8, 1935-August 16, 1977


Temptations-- My Girl [on Shindig]

What can I say??-- The Tempts in their prime--dig that bass--Melvin Franklin had one of the deepest bass voices. Hard to believe that Otis Williams is the only one still around--anyway enjoy!!

Gene Vincent - At The Cavern!! LIVE

Woah--How cool is this???

Gene Vincent performing at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool--my guess is about 1963

singin' Jerry Lee Lewis' WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Teen Spinout Vol 2 [Don't Step On My French Fries]

well–I guess I’m going crazy again–I said I would only do one teener show–but looks like I lied.

more teen and popabilly goodies from Danny & The Juniors, Jody Reynolds, The Tonettes, Johnny Garner, Eddie Fontaine, and a group that calls themselves The 3 Stooges [but it ain’t THOSE Stooges..Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk !]

to listen go to :

By The way--the record pictured above is featured this time out--I mentioned that there is a Johnny Cash connection--some research has given me the information that confirms it--it is his nephew Roy Cash Sr
[Rivers was their mother's maiden name]

Monday, January 5, 2009

Porky In Wackyland 1938

One of the strangest Looney Tunes ever!!!! and see what the Warner Bros shield is really used for..

Sam Phillips-Sun Records

Sam C Phillips was born this day in 1923. He died in 2003. He was the founder of the greatest label in Rock n Roll SUN records

He helped discover Elvis Presley, B B King, Howlin Wolf, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and many others

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cartoon: Betty Boop M.D. [1932]

The Most Bizzare Betty Boop cartoon of all time..These cartoons were NOT made for Children !!! watch..if you dare..

Starday Hillbilly & Rockabilly Part 2

Yup–got some more goodies from the Starday archives–lots more boppin’ and honky tonkin’ from George “Thumper” Jones, Bill Mack, Sonny Fisher, Sleepy LaBeef, Country Johnny Mathis, Glen Barber, Hal Harris, and lots more……

to go to my Podcast on just copy this link and paste it..

or go to:

Sukiyaki-Kyu Sakamoto [1963]

I always liked this song--a classic form 1963.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Webb Pierce- Teeange Boogie [1956]

Well one rocker deserves another.
Webb Pierce--Teeange Boogie in Living Color!!!!!!!!!

Marty Robbins-Sugaree [1956] Rocks!!

OK back to our normal program--
Marty Robbins in color from 1956 rockin' it out on a tune that he wrote but never recorded commercially

recorded by The Jordanaires [twice !], Hank Ballard, and of coure, the big one by Rusty York--this is Marty Robbins original [!] 'SUGAREE"

Wait...More early Bee Gees????

YA Gotta be kiddin'--well no--they were major stars in OZ before they went back to the UK

Let this be known, I cringe at their "disco" material and the Barry/Bawbawa Stweissand duets--but I am a huge Lonnie Donegan fan ans so this is their version[c. 1962] of "My Old Man's A Dustman"

OK I know I'm gonna be shot up on this but hey.........

Friday, January 2, 2009

What's This??????????

This is a very old video from 1960 of a future pop group--although they do sound a bit country here..hint: this is from down undah..mate!!

Moonglows- I Knew From The Start

From the Alan Freed movie "Rock Rock Rock" It's The Moonglows for all you doo wop lovers

Cartoon: Kids IN The Shoe [1935]

This Fleischer/Paramount cartoon was one of the early color productions. Smiley Burnette is the featured vocalist on MAMA DON"T ALLLOW NO MUSIC. You May remember Smiley as Gene Autry's sidekick in the old Republic westerns or as the engineer on Petticoat Juntion.

One of my all time favorites!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tex Avery Cartoon: Screwball Squirrel

This is one of Tex Avery's funniest characters--Screwy Squirrel--made in 1944 for MGM.
"Screwball Squirrel"--FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!

Amos Milburn-Down The Road Apiece

OH Baby--it don't no better than this!!!

Amos Milburn doing one of his classics "Down The Road Apiece" stompin' out that boogie woogie

Hank Williams-Hey Good Lookin'

It was on New Year's Day 1953 that Hank was found dead in the back seat of a car that was to take him to do a show in Canton, Ohio--although there is lots of specualtion that he actually died several hours before on New Years Eve 1952.

This 1952 video was from The Kate Smith Show on NBC and featured several GRAND OLE OPRY acts including Roy Acuff and June Carter. You can hear the influence he had on all the Rockabillies to come after

Happy New Year