Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Porky Harris & His Fantabulous Five - Porkypine \ Pigpen
I don't know what's up today, I don't have any stupid comments to write about this mystery band with a stupid name. I guess it's all kinda laid out for you. Dude somehow earned the nickname Porky and went wild with it, made a single. Did he ever make another one? Not that the internet has been finding for me. The closest thing I've found is a discography of Crystalette 45s which would indicate "no, he didn't", though finally for one of these 45s I've got a date: 1958
So soak up the Porky Harris you've got here, you won't get any more. Porky Pine is plain ol' instrumental R&B with plenty of wailin' saxamaphone
Pig Pen is a similar deal, though employing the wondeful instrumental tactic of stopping the music to announce the name of the song, sorta like Church Key. A note though, there was one tiny little bump of scum on the 45 that I couldn't get out. I've tried to doctor the skip it produced but it doesn't sound TOTALLY natural. But unless somebody else has this 45 (and ebay searches don't make it seem too promising) this is all you're going to get.