Tag Archives: 1961

stranded nay lost in the jungle

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“Lost in the jungle” by la Cucaracha Brass (aka the Latin Chords) is off the Long Live Boogaloo (22 Rare Latin Boogaloos From Spanish Harlem ’63-’72)v/a 2lp (2012-04-17) or cd (2012-05-08) on Secret Stash. Shorty Long’s 1968 version of Stranded in the jungleis off Here Comes… The Complete Motown Stereo Masterson Kent (2012-03), as described earlier. For the Jayhawks’ original version, the Gadabouts’ interpretation and two of the Cadets’ versions of Stranded in the junglesee http://uzine.posterous.com/first-to-be-stranded-in-the-jungle … Hey and did you know that the Jayhaws rerecorded their 1956 classic as the Vibrations in 1961?

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more from rick hall’s fame studios

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After yesterday’s post on Kent’s F.A.M.E. Studios 3cd, you might think it’s a groovy v/a comp. Well no, it has its moments, but it’s mostly deep soul ballads you’ll find onThe Fame Studio Story 1961-1973 Home Of The Muscle Shoals Sound… Sometimes in less obvious versions, but always high quality performances … even if they were sung by some unknown singer. But I wanted to show the funky side too, yesterday, because that often gets overlooked by a certain ‘beer, blues ‘n’ soul’ audience, no? As if northern soul = uptempo vs. southern soul = downtempo. And as if there isn’t enough confusion re: Muscle Shoals already! Anyhoo, enjoy the ups ànd the downs ;-)

rip jerry leiber

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Almost forgot to publish this after I’d announced that I’d post some more on Leiber & Stoller & Spark records, but now with the sad news of Mr Leiber‘s parting … here’s a reminder of some of Leiber & Stoller‘s brilliant producing & songwriting skills, and of that exquisite autobiography by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller with David Ritz: Hound dog – the Leiber & Stoller autobiography(Simon & Schuster 2009-06, ISBN 9781416559382). At the publisher’s site, you can browse the book … may I suggest reading Randy Poe’s appendix, where he argues (convincingly) that L&S practically invented rock ‘n’ roll? (And keep an eye out for more on their magic partnership – it’s like Tex Avery making music – with the Coasters in a future post.)
http://www.leiberstoller.com/
http://spoonercentral.com/RS/Brill.html
http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/brillbuilding
http://www.spectropop.com/hleiberstoller.html
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Leiber+%26+Stoller
http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=xktk2zpqhy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Leiber_and_Mike_Stoller
http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/jerry_leiber.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/books/review/Windolf-t.html
http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_with_mike_stoller.shtml
http://www.audioholicmedia.com/music-history-101/leiber-and-stoller/
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=747
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=421
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7333
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7485
http://www.ccmusic.com/item.cfm?itemid=MWS101014
http://www.ccmusic.com/item.cfm?itemid=CCM20012
http://www.covermesongs.com/2011/08/a-tribute-to-prolific-pop-songwriter-jerry-leiber.html

jobim by night


Not really a mashup but an excellent pairing of “Insensatez” by Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá (with vocals by Maria Helena Toledo) and some of the (near) final scenes of Michelangelo Antonioni’s “La notte” (which has a great jazz club track on the soundtrack, incidentally) featuring Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau and Monica Vitti. [Tnx C’t!]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Carlos_Jobim
http://www.jobim.com.br/e.index.html
http://bjbear71.com/Jobim/tom.html
http://www.tomjobim.com.ar/

yusef lateef’s plum blossom

Jus’ a li’l Lateef … off the Eastern Soundslp (Prestige 1961).

rain rain rain


Does it rain! And beyond Roxy Music and the acts below, see also https://uzine.wordpress.com/tag/rain/ … e.g. for a cover version of In the rain“!

+ British Electric Foundation (BEF): The decline of the west (1981)

+ Tones on Tail: Rain (1984)

+ the Dramatics: “In the rain (1972)

+ Irma Thomas: It’s raining(1961).

these ghoulish things are mostly ghostly

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Off “Mostly Ghostly – More Horror For Halloween” (2010), the follow-up to Ace’s “These Ghoulish Things – Horror Hits For Halloween” v/a compilation (2005) …
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8571
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4670