Sunday, September 19, 2010

I need to remix this with a phat beat.....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Genius. Thanks Gio.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crazy Obscure Awesome-ness

This is a band that was at one point comprised of Neil Young and Rick James. Hard to believe but true. Apparently another memeber went on to help Young form Buffalo Springfield and some of the others went to Steppenwolf. They signed to Motown as but never released any singles due to Rick James trouble with the law. This song which I believe is one of the few Young and James co-written pieces is an amazing piece of R&B early rock n' roll history. In this picture below you can see the baby faced Young on the left and James of course center, they were both minors when this band existed. Amazing piece of rock history. The Mynah Birds!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Oh my soul song EVER! Seriously. If this doesn't do it for you, if this doesn't move feet and pull at your heartstrings, you my friend may be soul-less.
Wow! So, ummm....I've always loved Goblin, which is an Italian Horror soundtrack band. But RJD2 went above and beyond mixing this Goblin track from "Suspiria" with mad beats. So cool!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

This is the original, later made famous by Young Rascals. Billy Preston, aka "the fifth Beatle" is featured in this video playing piano.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Good one Mike. I had no idea this was ABBA related, but I guess its one of the members, doing this hot 80s jam....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This is bad pop dance music but for some reason I love this catchy little tune. This is not the video, because the sharing is disabled, but you can hear the song. It is really good. I think.....for now....

Friday, May 28, 2010

They say you always go back to the music of your childhood. Well, as much as I used to not admit it, the only music I heard as a very young child was a Beach Boys tape I had and my grandma's 45s and a really bad 80s Neil Diamond. Anyways, the Beach Boys are so amazing. Here's a track most people don't no. After there big success, when they were considered very uncool. Great little song, great album, with the same name. Includes a Stevie Wonder cover.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For some reason I never knew that this was Chuck Berry. I must be an idiot.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pretty much a rip off of The Who "I Can't Explain" but so awesome anyways.....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ronnie James Dio Dead

I couldn't be more bummed. A true legend died today. This is one of my faves from his first big start with Ritchie Blackmore in "Rainbow." Long Live Rock n' Roll!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Stratfords Never Leave Me b/w Enaj 45 (O'Dell, 1964

Neat 45 I found online in an auction lot. Didn't end up winning but liked this weird so much I thought I'd share. Kinda amateur, but good song.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hip Hop meets Punk Rock

Early hip hop by Cold Crush Brothers. Really simple, but interesting connection between NY punk scene and burgeoning Hip Hop scene that would catch The Beastie Boys fixation.....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beck + Flaming Lips

This one is for my good friend Mike. You have got to get caught up on Beck. I recommend "Mutations" for a real solid album or "Midnite Vultures" for a real fun album. Both are great. Also "Sea Changes" but its a downer downer....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This song was used in a truly moving hymn by Parliament on their first album. Another fine example of classical music sampling.

It's sped up....but you can tell it is the same progression. This song is truly moving. Hard to believe its the same Parliament. I truly recommend this whole album, their first called Osmium.

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

Just try getting this one unstuck from your head. Mac and Katie Kissoon's cover of Middle of the Road's, "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Majestics

Nice rare doo-wop/soul song with strange latin flavor. Really nice. Worth big bucks.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Staple Singers 1959 (My Best 78)

This 78 is absolutely amazing and I have a copy of it. Old gospel recording are just absolutely spectacular. You can really hear where soul music came from. Especially these very singers became huge soul singers when they switched to secular. Listening to this on original 78 on a phonograph and the other track, "I Got Religion" is what its all about. Trust me. It plays really well even though it has a huge crack from when my roomate tried to bring it to me in the pysch ward. It broke, but it was really rad of him to try and bring it, and it still plays amazingly even though the crack is huge. Lucky, because anyone who collects 78s knows they are way more brittle than vinyl.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino

So, I knew about "Ukiah" by the Doobie Brothers and "Mendocino County Line" by Willie Nelson, but this is a new one. A good one too...

People - I Love You

Another 60s gem. Love this little song.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

James Carr 45

Recently found this 45 in Lake County. Worth about a $100 on ebay. Apparently a rare gem.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weird Al Movie???

Funny short for a fake movie about Weird Al. My first concert ever. Konocti Harbor. 6th grade I think.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

These two always work so well together. Soft and eerie at its best. Hazelwood was a real weird guy. If you've never heard there more famous song, Some Velvet Morning, go seek that out as well. Nancy Sinatra was a very dynamic force for a famous persons offspring.