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#26 2009-02-05 10:44:24

Decline & Fall
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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

HBH,

The news about Lux hit me hard as well. I got into Cramps at an impressionable time. Aside from making great music themselves, they were a great sign-post to other things. My love for cult films, exotica, raw R&B and rockabilly have serious roots in the interview Lux and Ivy did for the Incredibly Strange Music book and those two compilation album series of the songs they covered.

Sunglasses After Dark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va6Ky1elfGQ

Hard Bop Hank wrote:

@Mr Hardy: Thanks for 96 Tears! Big Maybelle's Version is really the best!

Anyway, for all those unaware, here's the original by "one-hit-wonder"

? & The Mysterians:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkvK638yKuY

It although charted in the UK with the arrival of psychedelia...

It's a crude 60s Punk/ Teen Beat/ Garage Band thing. Primitive, basic R&B with a catchy organ riff and an easy cheesy singalong...

insane novelty stuff...

just like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQrQjNNZ … re=related

The Rivingtons - Papa Oom Mow Mow


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edYQiZxyw0I

The Rivingtons - Birds The Word





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrnL4yYSme4

The Trashmen - surfin bird ( With Lyrics)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a98umoWh7VU

The Cramps - Surfin' Bird




I just had to post this, thinking about Lux Interior, singer of the Cramps, King of Camp and all things bad and sleazy... RIP LUX!!!

for those who don't know:

"February 4, 2009

Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morning due to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California at 4:30 AM PST today. Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists and fans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with The Cramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.

The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.

CAN YOUR PUSSY DO THE DOG? "


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#27 2009-02-05 11:11:56

Staceyboy
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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Sad news indeed Hank. I was once a fully paid up member of the "Legion of the Cramped" fan club. I adored them. A legendary band with an awesome front man. Believe it or not I have an Ivy related memory of The Cramps. Going to see them at the Hammersmith Palais (1985?) I wore a black woolen lightweight Brooks Bros sports coat recently purchased for £5 in a vintage clothes store in Bristol. Woefully ignorant of its 3/2 button styling a spent about an hour the night before with a steam iron trying to press the lapel back into 'shape'. Oh dear. All the while cursing whichever fool had previously pressed it. One lives and learns! I still have the jacket but never wear it as it feels too big. I was quite happy with loose and slouchy back in the day.

Staceyboy

 

#28 2009-02-05 12:26:18

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Snow allowing I'm seeing JJ this weekend for the first Groovin' At The I Spot Cafe event...

So that's me & him with a curry and some booze going through my old records then.

Well... It's a start!

 

#29 2009-02-06 05:46:10

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

i'm still not well you know ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQQ4YTL1P1A

 

#30 2009-02-06 06:00:03

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

I like this later version best:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKo80b-QfK0

 

#31 2009-02-06 07:51:37

Chris_H
Ivy Original
From: Watford
Posts: 1625

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Decline & Fall wrote:

HBH,

The news about Lux hit me hard as well. I got into Cramps at an impressionable time. Aside from making great music themselves, they were a great sign-post to other things. My love for cult films, exotica, raw R&B and rockabilly have serious roots in the interview Lux and Ivy did for the Incredibly Strange Music book and those two compilation album series of the songs they covered.

Sunglasses After Dark.

Sunglasses After Dark, the original version was by Dwight Pullen, I believe.

It used to get played a lot in oldies shop Camden in the late 70's when I worked there.

Here's a few other tracks that got an airing.....Happy Days....

  Jimme Lloyd (Jimmie Logsdon) - Where The Rio de Rosa Flows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa5IJoNgMGk

Macy (Skip) Skipper Quicksand Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mWDXTyEsBY

Rocky 'Bill' Ford Have You Seen Mabel?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOF5Toix1JE

Johnny Horton - I'm Coming Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elyvIMUd0H0

FEELIN' GOOD - LITTLE JUNIOR'S BLUE FLAMES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF_mhz08 … re=related

Webb Pierce-Teenage Boogie......Marc Bolan ripped this one off...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW-N0Z4w … re=related

 

#32 2009-02-06 08:22:08

Decline & Fall
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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Great post Chris. Definitely agree, the original's a keeper.

Feeling Meek-ish

A tribute to Buddy Holly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTlcDRB2gbA

Johnny remember me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4JXwd7XMo

Sky men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-upI27luhM

And the immortal Telstar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOIIaGoGqHY


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#33 2009-02-06 09:12:05

Chris_H
Ivy Original
From: Watford
Posts: 1625

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Decline & Fall wrote:

Feeling Meek-ish

A favourite Meek prodution of mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoW7brIGB2Q

You Got What I Like - Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers



Decline & Fall wrote:

A tribute to Buddy Holly

Here's the man himself looking pretty sharp.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/seaoftunes/buddy.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/seaoftunes/buddy-holly3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/seaoftunes/buddy-holly23423.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/seaoftunes/th_buddy2.jpg

 

#34 2009-02-06 11:23:24

Hard Bop Hank
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From: land of a 1000 dances
Posts: 4833

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Decline & Fall wrote:

Great post Chris. Definitely agree, the original's a keeper.

Feeling Meek-ish

A tribute to Buddy Holly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTlcDRB2gbA

Johnny remember me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4JXwd7XMo

Sky men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-upI27luhM

And the immortal Telstar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOIIaGoGqHY

my favourite Meek production:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-fRMK316kc

Paul Ritchie and The Cryin Shames - Come on Back



and my Buddy Holly fave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7qCihGc … re=related

well alright...


“No Room For Squares”
”All political art is bad – all good art is political.”
"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#35 2009-02-06 11:58:06

Decline & Fall
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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Hard Bop Hank wrote:

and my Buddy Holly fave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7qCihGc … re=related

well alright...

My two Buddy Holly faves are covers: Brown-eyed handsome man and Ain't got no home. Both great (and for some reason, I can't find the Buddy's version of either on youtube).

On a side note, did anyone hear that conversation between Buddy Holly and Paul Cohen of Decca Records that's included on the 1957: the complete recordings? Buddy is asking Cohen if Decca can release some recent sessions he recorded since they cut him off their label, and Cohen makes it pretty clear that Decca has full plans of burying the stuff. A nice guy getting the wrong end of the big label stick. It has to be one of the most depressing things I've ever heard.


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#36 2009-02-06 12:49:26

Hard Bop Hank
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From: land of a 1000 dances
Posts: 4833

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Haven't heard it... but I don't know the complete recordings...

Anybody read "The Buddy Holly Story" by John Goldrosen?


“No Room For Squares”
”All political art is bad – all good art is political.”
"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#37 2009-02-07 11:07:48

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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#38 2009-02-10 12:22:52

Hard Bop Hank
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From: land of a 1000 dances
Posts: 4833

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Bump!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbrtY7UAfgQ

Mongo Santamaria- Get the Money


“No Room For Squares”
”All political art is bad – all good art is political.”
"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#39 2009-02-10 16:45:04

Decline & Fall
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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

With all these comments on cable-knit sweaters, I think a nod is owed to the master:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZFr2Fh66zs

Jacques Brel "Amsterdam"

"Bring me more fish, set it down by my side."


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#40 2009-02-11 17:15:17

Decline & Fall
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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

It's a misty, rainy day in T.O. today. Whatever happened to Canadian winters?

A little Shuggie Otis for a mellow day.

Aht uh mi hed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avw50zY4fxc

Inspiration information
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcnn0gkaLUc

Strawberry letter 23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78ad762mqok


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#41 2009-02-11 18:11:23

Hard Bop Hank
Ivy Soul Brother
From: land of a 1000 dances
Posts: 4833

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umWBJIdT … re=related

WILLIAM DEVAUGHN'' BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bADgq3mvpM

Jon Lucien " Dindi "


“No Room For Squares”
”All political art is bad – all good art is political.”
"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#42 2009-02-12 08:43:11

Decline & Fall
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Posts: 850

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

"Needles and Pins"

The Searchers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B966XxyvceM

Jackie DeShannon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gXhzV4h3tc

The Ramones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=241gA7qiC34

Couldn't find the Del Shannon version.


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#43 2009-02-12 10:02:49

Chris_H
Ivy Original
From: Watford
Posts: 1625

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Thanks D&F, great stuff. On the same theme:

When You Walk in the Room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVCBSIn_1j0

Jackie D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np1sBnJU … re=related

Searchers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5UeDXv0V1I

Pam Tillis, Mel's daughter

Couldn't find the Chris Hillman version

 

#44 2009-02-13 08:12:04

Decline & Fall
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Posts: 850

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Chris H, your choices remain brilliant.

It's Friday and I'm feeling pretty damn good thank you.

"Nite Owl"

Dukays

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BL0fGB-j8A

Tony Allen & the Champs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogzLkRtGnlg

Couldn't find the masterful Righteous Brothers' version nor the mellow but cool version by Dick Dale.


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#45 2009-02-13 08:38:09

Chris_H
Ivy Original
From: Watford
Posts: 1625

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Decline & Fall wrote:

"Nite Owl"

Dukays

Ahhh.... Gene Chandler, here's some more, this one's written by Curtis:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLMXu527ufI

 

#46 2009-02-13 08:55:16

Prof Kelp
Professor of Ivy
Posts: 1033

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Its Fri so feeling good here too Decline & Fall

Hipster Image

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tynJjZsqQeo

Sunlovers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSJGpN_K … re=related

Buddy & Cathy Rich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHubVL0tIh8

And one for the end of the night....THE version of "One For My Baby" by Fred Astaire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD7sqGJ3NBg

Have a good Fri folks

 

#47 2009-02-13 19:41:49

Hard Bop Hank
Ivy Soul Brother
From: land of a 1000 dances
Posts: 4833

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

some jazz:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGPSGKLa … re=related

Swan Blues By King Pleasure





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk86NiVdemo

Joya Sherrill - I'm Beginning To See the Light





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1K5hwkQqMI

Nat King Cole - Sweet Lorraine (feat. Reunald Jones) 1961









http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLbCjGjI … re=related

Betty Roche Trouble Trouble






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM3Sm7-K … re=related

Oscar Brown Jr. - I Apologize

I was looking for Work Song, The Snake or Dat Dere....

Last edited by Hard Bop Hank (2009-02-13 20:39:24)


“No Room For Squares”
”All political art is bad – all good art is political.”
"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#48 2009-02-13 20:26:48

Hard Bop Hank
Ivy Soul Brother
From: land of a 1000 dances
Posts: 4833

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_n-gRS_ … re=related

my favorite things

1961 in Baden-Baden Germany:  John Coltrane - soprano sax, tenor sax Eric Dolphy - flute, alto sax McCoy Tyner - piano Reggie Workman - bass Elvin Jones - drums

this is my favorite Coltrane piece- love all the versions... and my fave LP is probably "A Love Supreme"







and for D&F:




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GObThIZ_ … re=related

CHARLES MINGUS.Better Git In Your Soul








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__OSyznVDOY

Charles Mingus - Moanin'




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzqVXvwM … re=related

Take The A Train, tune of Billy Strayhorn interpreted by Mingus Sextet in Oslo.
Charles Mingus Double Bass
Eric Dolphy Bass Clarinet
Dannie Richmond Drum
Clifford Jordan Tenor Sax
Jackie Byard Piano
Johnny Coles Trumpet







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkTEfrmq … re=related

Charles Mingus - Flowers For A Lady (1974)

July 28, 1974; Umbria Jazz Festival, Todi, Italy Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums), Don Pullen (piano), George Adams (tenor sax), Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax)











http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na_3r_bf … re=related

1974 in Rome: Ornette Coleman - sax, James Ulmer - guitar, Sirone - bass, Billy Higgins - drums

couldn't find the stuff I was looking for (... albums like Something Else, Tomorrow is the question, The Shape of Jazz to Come...)




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oVWJI1D … re=related

Jumpin' Punkins - Cecil Taylor




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oiJMXAg … re=related

Cecil Taylor - All the Notes (2006, Felver)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWRsHhc_ … re=related

Inside Out in the Open: An Expressionist Journey Into the World Known as Free Jazz (2008, ESP)
A documentary, directed by Alan Roth

Featured Interviews: Marion Brown, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Alan Silva, Burton Greene, Joseph Jarman, Baikida Carroll, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, Susie Ibarra...







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5whf6v8- … re=related

Albert Ayler "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"


“No Room For Squares”
”All political art is bad – all good art is political.”
"Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

 

#49 2009-02-14 08:23:51

Decline & Fall
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Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

HBH, amazing picks! Great list. True inspiration.


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

#50 2009-02-15 08:29:45

Decline & Fall
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Posts: 850

Re: Groovin' at the I Spot -

Some Hi Records for you Prof Kelp.

Otis Clay "Trying to Live My Life Without You"

I used to smoke five packs of Cigarettes a day
It was the hardest thing to put them away
i drank four or five bottles of wine
I kept a glass in my hand all the time
Breaking those habit was hard to do
But nothing prepared me for the changes
That you put me through
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hQ37rocXf8

This one's a wrencher. Good Sunday stuff.
Ann Peebles "Trouble, Heartaches and Sadness"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDX0AkoZmaw

I couldn't find Syl Johnson's "That's Just My Luck". I think it has just too much damn soul suffering for youtube. I really cannot recommend the track enough.

What am I doing here, with another man's wife.
I'm shaking in fear, but I'm having the time of my life.
I'm a fool to put my life in jeopardy.
But I can't help myself, she makes sweet love to me.
This ain't the way I was brought up,
But I am sure enough caught up in this chain of love.

I think it's the lyrical equivalent to Jim Thompson's damned men.


"I like bars just after they open in the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny. The first quiet drink of the evening in a quiet bar-that's wonderful."
— Raymond Chandler

 

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