Friday, May 10, 2013
45s - Believe It or Not!
As a kid I loved Ripley's Believe It or Not! I had several paperback reprints of the original newspaper feature, and I read them over and over...so much weird, cool, and strange stuff out there in the world...it just took a guy like Robert Ripley to go out & find it, then share it with the rest of us. Fishing for obscure 45s on YouTube can be sort of like that. I never really know what I might dig up...frantic faux "exotica," wild ventures in heavy reverb/sound effects, or just plain great records which never attracted the attention they deserved. Thanks to the many & various obsessive crate-diggers out there who share their fantastic finds on YouTube!
Black Zoo - Russ Faith & Orch.
Blutus (Le Lion) - Billy Nash
Baby Elephant Walk - Alan Parker
Giggle Wiggle - The Birds of Paradise
Jo Barbara - Fried Rice
Appletree Theatre - Lotus Flower
The Flying Carpet - Laguestra & his Orch.
The Shin-Diggers - The Mummy Walk
The Noose - The Executioners
The Spirits - Kaput
Prentiss McPhail - It's Uncle Willie Time
Fred Adison - Drive In and Twist
Kid Burbank - Madison Rocket
Bob Summers - Space Walkin'
The Westwoods - Limbo (The Land of Inbetween)
The Rangers - La Citta Sommersa
The Fabulous Imperials - Wierd [sic]
Louis Jackson - Fran's Mood
The Gallahads - Barracuda
Brunswick bowling promo - Hully Gully Bowling Ball