LOOK WHAT I HAVE FOUND vol 122
In The Trashcan
| 1. ladies' talk - the juniors
The label says "shake", so shake those titties on
this fast guitar instrumental with a grindin' sax and
swirling organ. Maybe this 1965 release was a bit too
fast for Las Vegas Grind. It's even better.
| 9. oo-oo - mickey lee lane
"Shaggy dog" is one of his finest efforts. "Oo-oo"
is the flipside, from 1964 on the Swan label. It's
Mickey Schreiber's first release. Later 45s by this New
York guy include "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney" and "The zoo", all
available on various compilation albums.
| 2. debbie - the blue echoes
Rare 1958 release on the obscure Bon label. It's the flipside to "It's witchcraft", a great r'n'r tune which I'll select for a future volume. The Blue Echoes had releases on various labels such as Raynard, Itzy and Bristol.
| 10. colleen - ricky vac
& the rock-a-ways
On Ohio based Hilltop Records. This 1961 vocal recording is perhaps his sole output. He sounds like a teenage boy who's been listening to Ricky Nelson all day.
| 3. teddy girl - little tony & his
Quite famous Italian rocker from Tivoli, Roma, who was 19 when he recorded this stomper in 1960 for Disques Pop, a Vogue sublabel.
| 11. who's that talking -
little tony & his brothers
Another rocking tune by our fave Italian rocker. Also released on Disques Pop as flip to "The beat"; see vol 118 for more details.
| 4. pop pop pop pie - the sherrys
Was this their very first release? I know this is my fave Sherrys tune. It's from 1962 and issued by Guyden Records that also released their first album and three more 45s. They were a black vocal group from Philadelphia, featuring the 17-years old Tammi Terrell, born Thomasina "Tammy" Montgomery, who was discovered two years earlier and became famous at Motown in 1965, until her untimely death in 1965.
| 12. who's knocking on my
door - the legendary stardust cowboy
We all know "Paralyzed, immortalized by The Cramps as backing band for James Luther Dickinson. Norman Carl Odam was his real name. Lux Interior was born a year earlier than this Texas lunatic who released this debute 45 in 1968, first on Psycho-Suave and then on Mercury. This is the flipside of that crazy song, which must be in anyone's Top 10 of most deranged songs ever. Oh, and this B-side should be #11 on that list.
| 5. grissle - the hawks
On vol 105 you'll find their "Grasshopper". This flipside is even sleazier. A perfect titty twistin' tune for late night sessions.
| 13. rock-a-beatin' boogie -
This boogie shuffle from 1955 is the only release I know. There's also a Columbia release about a decade later, but I never heard it. This is of course the Bill Haley song in a new jacket.
| 6. colour slide - the keys
German beat pop duo with only one 45, as far as I know. Recorded in 1964 for Saba.
| 14. flamingo - the chanters
The record says "twist rock". I don't disagree. This sax instrumental sounds like 1960 to me, issued on Chancellor. Flipside is a cover version of Louis Prima's "Oh Marie".
| 7. the caterpillar song - the caterpillars
My copy is on Cash Records, while I think it was first released on Jay-Gee. Sloppin' boppin' woppin' sleazoid soulful novelty rocker by The Caterpillars, not the same band that had a release on Columbia in 1961. This must be around 1964.
| 15. groovy grubworm - harry
wilcox & the oakies
B-side of "Moose trot" (see also vol 116). Rockabilly instrumental with late 60s sounds. Two more 45s would follow and also two studio albums "Groovy grubworm and other golden guitar greats" and "Cripple cricket and other country critters", both on Plantation.
| 8. vim vam vamoose - chuck miller
Ever heard "Cool it baby!" from the movie "Teenage rebel"? This is the same guy, Charles "Chuck" Nelson Miller, a singer and pianist with several releases in the late 1950s, all on Mercury.
| 16. prends garde dick - dick
I have both the 45 and the EP (with "Va-t'en, va-t'en", a translation of "Go now", and "Et quand l'amour s'en va"). The flipside is "Pour toi". This song is a translation of "Watch out Sally" (remember Diane Renay's version from 1964?). It's recorded in 1965 for Pathé.