Saturday, August 30, 2008

P.P. ARNOLD

 Dig this track!!!!!  Angel Of The Morning----  http://www.divshare.com/download/5278606-eac

P.P. (aka) Pat Arnold was originally one of The Ikettes, Ike and Tina Turner's backing girl group. She left Los Angeles and emigrated to England and signed to Immediate Records in 1967, and had a huge hit with "The First Cut Is The Deepest". Another single on the same label, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", which was basically just a re-write of Bobby Scott's soul classic "We're Doing Fine", (also covered by Dee Dee Warwick) 
HERE'S A CLIP OF PP ON THE BEAT CLUB IN 1967 WITH HERE HIT THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST!

SUZY? SUZY? CREAM CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Teddy And His Patches originally formed in San Jose by Teddy Flores Jnr. in 1964 but came to nothing. The name was derived from Flores eye patch worn as he had lost an eye from cancer.

Teddy Flores formed a new band in 1966 with Bernard Pearson (lead guitar), David Conway (keyboards), Steve "Herbie" Urbani (bass) and Steve Marley (drums). They enjoyed some local success and opened for bands such as The Doors and Moby Grape in San Jose.

In 1967 Conway and Jerry Ralston wrote a song called Suzy Creamcheese based on the opening dialogue from The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet which Ralston "borrowed". Conway later explained: "We had no clue who Frank Zappa was at that time."

The single "Suzy Creamcheese"/"From Day To Day" (Chance 668) was recorded by Grady O'Neil for his Chance label in San Jose and was released in February 1967 enjoying some local success.

Although the group was a "straight" band the song utilised all manner of psychedelic excess .

Another single followed: "Haight Ashbury"/"It Ain't Nothin'", (Chance 669) but the group had split up by the end of 1967.


 CHECK OUT SUZY CREAM CHEESE!HERE!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A TRUE CLASSIC!!!!!!!!

THE BAD NEWS BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau), an alcoholic and former minor-league baseball player, becomes the coach of a cellar-dwelling Little League team, the Bears. He works as a pool cleaning man, while drinking endlessly on the side. He coaches the Bears, a children's baseball team with poor playing skills. They play their first game and do not even make an out, giving up 26 runs before Buttermaker forfeits the game.

Realizing the team is near hopeless, he recruits a couple of unlikely prospects. First up is sharp-tongued Amanda Whurlizer (Tatum O'Neal), a skilled pitcher who is the 11-year-old daughter of one of Buttermaker's ex-girlfriends. Buttermaker also notices the powerful throwing arm of the local cigarette-smoking troublemaker, Kelly Leak (Jackie Earle Haley). The boozing coach recruits Leak, and along with Whurlizer, the Bears start winning games.








Eventually, the Bears make it to the championship game opposite the Yankees, who are coached by aggressive, competitive Roy Turner (Vic Morrow). Buttermaker and Turner engage in shouting matches throughout the game, leading to Turner striking his son/pitcher Joey (Brandon Cruz) for intentionally throwing a wild beanball at Bears batter/catcher, overweight Engelberg (Gary Lee Cavagnaro). Later, Buttermaker changes the lineup, putting the benchwarmers in and taking out some of the good players. The Bears lose the game 7 to 6. After the game, Buttermaker gives the team full reign of his beer cooler, and they spray it all over each other. Although they did not win the championship, they have the satisfaction of trying, knowing that winning is not so important.

LIGHT'S&MIRRORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A TRUE ART FORM!!!!!!!!!!!!






DOIN' THE BANANA SPILT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This next post goes out to all of you who love BANANA SPLITS!!!!!!!!!!!! SO IF YOU LOVE THE BANANA SPLITS AS MUCH AS I DO THIS ONES FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



EVEN MR. BARRY WHITE LOVES BANANA SPLITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DIG THE SWEET SOUND HERE!!!!




Tuesday, August 26, 2008

THE KING OF SKA!!!!!!










This next post is about DERRICK MORGAN, one of the Rocksteady GREATS!

(born 27 March 1940, Mocho, Clarendon ParishJamaica) is a musical artist popular in the 1960s and 1970s.[1] He worked with Desmond DekkerBob Marley, and Jimmy Cliff in the ska genre, and he also performed rocksteady and skinhead reggae.

In 1957, Morgan entered the Vere Johns Opportunity Hour, a talent show held at the Palace Theatre in Kingston. He won with rousing impressions of Little Richard, and shortly after that, was recruited to perform around the island with the popular Jamaican comedy team, Bim and Bam. In 1959, Morgan entered the recording studio for the first time. Duke Reid, the acclaimed sound system boss, was looking for talent to record for his Treasure Isle record label. Morgan cut two popular shuffle-boogie sides "Lover Boy", aka "S-Corner Rock", and "Oh My". Soon after, Morgan cut the bolero tinged boogie, "Fat Man", which also became a hit. He also found time to record for Coxsone Dodd.
In 1960, Morgan became the first artist to fill the places from one to number seven on national pop chart simultaneously, a feat that to this day has never been matched.[2] Among those hits were "Don't Call Me Daddy", "In My Heart", "Be Still" and "Meekly Wait and Murmur Not". But it would be the following year that Morgan would release the biggest hit of his career, the Leslie Kong production of "You Don't Know", later re-titled, "Housewives’ Choice" by a local DJ. The song featured a bouncing ska riddim, along with a duet sung by Morgan and Millicent "Patsy" Todd.
"Housewives’ Choice" began the legendary rivalry between Morgan and Prince Buster, who accused Morgan of stealing his ideas. Buster quickly released, "Blackhead Chiney Man", chiding Morgan with that sarcastic putdown of, "I did not know your parents were from Hong Kong", a clear swipe at Kong. Morgan returned with the classic, "Blazing Fire", in which he warns Buster to "Live and let others live, and your days will be much longer. You said it. Now it’s the Blazing Fire". Buster shot back with, "Watch It Blackhead" which Morgan countered with, "No Raise No Praise" and "Still Insist". Followers of both artists often clashed, and eventually the government had to step in with a staged photo shoot depicting the rivals as 'friends'.
In the mid 1960s, when ska evolved into the cooler, more soulful rocksteady period, Morgan continued to release top quality material, including the seminal rude boy classic, "Tougher Than Tough", "Do the Beng Beng", "Conquering Ruler", and a cover of Ben E. King’s soul hit, "Seven Letters". Produced by Bunny Lee, the latter is often cited as the first true reggae single.[3] In 1969, Morgan cut the famous skinhead anthem, "Moon Hop" (on Crab Records). However, failing eyesight then forced him from the stage, but Morgan still performs occasionally at ska revival shows across the world. Often backed by the guitaristLynn Taitt, Morgan remained popular in Jamaica and the UK into the early 1970s. He has lived primaily in either the UK or the U.S. since the late 1960s.




ENJOY THIS TRACK!!!!!!

http://www.divshare.com/download/5249563-435

Monday, August 25, 2008

THE LITTER!!!!!



There certin songs i feel that can melt the paint of walls as well as get the crowd dancing,and this one i feel does just that!!!!!
The Litter was a psychedelic and garage rock band formed in 1966 in Minneapolis. Today they are best remembered for their 1967 debut single "Action Woman.inspired by the harder  British Invasion bands, such as The Who, The Troggs , The Yardbirds and The Pretty Things,the Minneapolis band’ The Litter were probably best known for their debut 1666 single “Action Woman.” Written by the band’s producer, Warren Kendrick, “Action Woman” borrowed heavily from elements of sixties psychedelia and British garage rock aesthetics and punctuated the band’s strong points, most notably the searing lead guitar of Bill Strandloff, who left the band shortly after the single was recorded. After the moderate success of their debut album, Distortions, The Litter started to garner more major label attention, and famously turned down two rather large record deals with Columbia and Elektra, respectively, opting instead to stay on independent labels and pursue a harder psychedelic rock sound (they would later sign to a major to record Emerge in 1969 before breaking up 3 years later). 
Here is there hit song!!!!! ACTION WOMEN! ENJOY!

DAVY JONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

         

British pop star Davy Jones before he changed his name to Bowie following the success of the Monkees and their lead singer Davy Jones
LISTEN HERE!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

THE TELL-TALE HEARTS


IN KEEPING WITH MY EARLIER POST ON POE,AND HOW HE FOUND HIS WAY INTO 60S GARAGE ROCK,I GIVE YOU THE TELL-TALE HEARTS!!!!!!!!!!



They were one of the top San Diego bands playing original music in the mid-1980s, a popular draw in local clubs with an LP issued and regular airplay on the SDSU student station, KCR. The Tell-Tale Hearts were a retro psychedelic band, drawing from the same wellspring as nationally known acts like Plasticland and Plan 9. But in the mid-'80s Southern California music scene, everyone and everything mixed together, with rockabilly revivalists and punk rockers likely to show up to the same shows. (This was exemplified when the punk rock band X traded guitarists with rockabilly outfit the Blasters).

Stax said that vibe was evident at the Tell-Tale Hearts' shows.

"I remember our shows as wild and sometimes chaotic. When it was good, the music had an almost uncontrollable energy that swept up the band and the audience together. I think that's why we attracted so many different kinds of fans. Often, though, we were too anarchic for the mod crowd, too mod for the punk crowd, too rock 'n' roll for the psychedelic crowd, and too psychedelic for the rockabilly crowd. The goth girls always seemed to dig us, though ---- I was never sure quite why."

(The north county times)


DIG ON THIS TRACK!!!!!!!!