LOOK WHAT I HAVE FOUND vol 100
In The Trashcan
| 1. blues to take it off by - groundhog
Released on Major Minor as by Joe Groundhog Richardson and this release on Jad as by Groundhog. Don't worry, it's exactly the same. The flip "Take it off" is a song I learned from the seminal compilation album "Cough syrup for Elvis impersonators", allegedly compiled by legendscary Lux Interior. It's a super sexy sleazy blues instrumental for bedrooms only.
| 9. slap happy - the
On the obscure Bull Dog label from 1959 this fast tequila drenched bongo instrumental madness can even get the dead on the dance floor.
| 2. caravelle - the caravelles
A Micky Day production for Decca. It starts with a message in an airport lounge, where this instrumental seems to have been recorded. For Cousins and Jokers fans. And it appropriately ends with a plane taking off.
| 10. go go shoes - lonnie
In 1967 Fairmont Records released this soul stomper by Georgia born saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood who also worked with Curtis Knight and Jimi Hendrix.
| 3. soul man - the blockbusters
Las Vegas based Entree Records released this wild guitar instrumental in 1964. It's not soul music, no sir it ain't. It's just crazy monster rock 'n' roll.
| 11. gonna have a good time
- the clingers
Bubblegum pop by 4 girls in a garage recorded in 1969 and released on CBS. Earlier they were known as The Clinger Sisters, but later on they settled into Christian music. Forget the flip… it's crap.
| 4. riot in room 3c - the knockouts
A 1959 release on the obscure Shad label from New York City. A voice declares there's a riot going on in Room 3C; what follows is pure instrumental guitar mayhem. The A-side is a high school ballad called Darling Lorraine.
| 12. heartbreak - shu
swanson & the savoyards
Fab creepy organ instro monster on Laurie from 1964. The guitar break in the middle of the song is mind bending.
| 5. heart full of soul II - jamie lyons group
Music Explosion's Jamie Lyons and his band are here for a wild hammond groove soulful instrumental, released on Laurie in 1968. If you prefer bubblegum pop, you'll enjoy the flipside "Gonna have a good time".
| 13. long tall shortie - the
You all know the ultra wild "Let's do the hump". This is the crazy flipside. Released in 1965 on the Sahara label from Bufallo, NY. It's a laid back rock 'n' roll devil tune. It has absolutely nothing to do with "Long tall shorty".
| 6. blues for elmer - mark III trio
An organ drenched voodoo jazz instro killer from 1966, the same year they recorded "Good grease" for Wingate. The flipside "The sleeper" is a slow menacing organ instrumental that was too weird for Verve or Blue Note.
| 14. shimmy fever - richie
One of the shimmiest shimmy tunes ever! An also one of the lesser known as I cannot find any bit of info on this guy. It's an American release on Regalia, a label I don't know anything about. The flip "Believe me baby" is pretty standard high school rock 'n' roll.
| 7. so young - clyde stacy & the young
One of the weirdest jailbait tunes I know about teenage love. Lolita drenched slow & dark rock 'n' roll. As far as I know this was his first release. On the Manhasset, NY based label Candlelight in 1957. If you want to speed up things, then flip over that 45 for his demented "Hoy hoy".
| 15. serre-moi, griffe-moi -
"Bend me shape me" in French? Yes it is! The Models' version will never be beaten, but this 1968 rendition might as well be the craziest and sexiest, sung by France's leading 60s singer who was known as Clo-Clo and got electrocuted in his bath tub.
| 8. noche y dia - carlos montero
Cole Porter's "Night and day" sung in Spanish by Carlos Montero for the Moonglow label with the help from a saucy lady. Born in Argentina as Juan Carlos Zamboni.
| 16. die schoenste musik die
es gibt - france gall
In 1967 France's top girl singer France Gall recorded this wonderful German sung version of the classic "Music to watch girls by". It's indeed the most beautiful music there is…