Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Lively Ones - Bugalu Party

Saw this in Domino Sound, which rarely carries anything surfy save for a Link Wray album or two. I looked at the tracklisting and thought "could it be THAT Lively Ones? Surf Rider Lively Ones?" all signs point to yes, the classic surf instro band switched gears for their last LP and played vocal soul/BUGALU covers (though at 1967, the surf craze is mostly over and that scene is just getting started, so good on 'em!)

And it ain't half bad! Oddly enough, the highlight here are the vocals, which at times remind me (very vaguely) of The Monks. Unfortunately, I realized during the ripping process that if you speed it up just a little bit, it goes from good soul album to great. However, the little orange-lit dots on the turntable confirmed that what you're hearing is more or less the correct speed.

Highlights here are some of the originals: "She Moved Me" and the sole instrumental "We Got A Thing That's In The Groove", but both sides are pretty great and it's consistent throughout.


Side 1

  1. Bugalu Movement (Baglione)
  2. Working in the Coal Mine (Tussiant) (their spelling, not mine)
  3. Knock On Wood (Cropper-Floyd)
  4. She Moved Me (Baglione)
  5. In The Midnight Hour (Cropper-Pickett)
  6. We Got A Thing That's In The Groove (Storball)

Side 2

  1. You Are My Sunshine (Davis-Mitchell)
  2. 634-5789 (Cropper - Floyd)
  3. Take It While YOu Can
  4. I Got You (I Feel Good) (Brown)
  5. Hold On, I'm Coming (Proter - Hayes)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Ed Townsend Orchestra - Ed Townsend's Boogie Woogies (Part 1)

We've got a simple one for you. If you want to know about Ed Townsend, it's not hard but I haven't seen much about him in this orchestral form. Well, what you get is a great dancing number with Ed only chiming in for hype purposes. The B-side had a few dings on it and would skip, so I'm keeping it off (it was more or less an more instrumental version of this mostly instrumental song). But as you'll see, it's a pretty cool song and not nearly as lovey dovey as the stuff he's recognized for writing.

The Ed Townsend Orchestra - Ed Townsend's Boogie Woogie (Part 1)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another SSOR tomorrow... do you want to keep seeing these?

I post Storm Surge of Reverb updates on my myspace,, facebook and here. While it doesn't really hurt the site in the sense that it makes it oh so much more googleable, I feel bad when half of these are radio show posts. Do people enjoy seeing these playlists or should I stick with the real posts? By the way, I've got at least two more of those comin' up.

Anyway, if you don't know the drill




And the playlist:

Estrume'n'tal - vacalgada
Impala - The Scratch
Los Banditos - Kalaschnikow
Fifty Foot Combo - Dimitrius
Husky & The Sandmen - Malibu Run
Bitch Boys - The Breeze & I
Ramblin' Ambassadors - Frank Slide Song
Ramblin' Ambassadors - Hangin' tree
The Ultras - Rocket Boy
Sandy Nelson - And Then There Were Drums
The Ventures - Exploration In Terror
Messer Chups - Mr. Hyde & Mr. Hyde
The Emporers - The Breeze & I
Pandoras - Haunted Beach Party
Man...or Astroman? - Transmission from Venus
El Ray - Jack the Samurai
New Dimensions - Avalanche
Frantics - Oh yeah
Gee-Cees - Buzzsaw Twist
Johnny Guitar - Mon Du Dow
The New Dimensions - Wild Wave (Didn't mean to play that)
The Pagents - Big Daddy
Reeker - Don't Call Me Flyface 
Crimson Ghosts - Where Eagles Dare
Archers - Hybrid Moments
The Staggers - Eagles Surf
Tremolo Beer Gut - OK Boys
Hangee V - Batman (the 4 of us)
Torquays - Pit Stop
The Panasonics - Kaiser Pan
The Bedwells - Karate Again
Tornadoes - Moon Dawg
Johnny Devlin - Red River Rock
Routers - Washington and Lee Swing
Scramblers - Mister Hot Rod 
Lively Ones - We Got A Thing In The Groove
Cavernarios - El Bravo
Surfites - Mercurian Surf Stomp
Johnny & The Shamen - Dick Tracy
Phantom Surfers - Buy High, Sell Low
A-Bones - The Fez Man Walks
The Atlantics - The Boys
Sea Lions - Hevenu Shalom Alechem
Link Wray - Hold It
Treble Spankers - The Model

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rev. JT Bell & The Moody Family - I've Got It In My Walk \ I See The Blood

I need help y'all. As I keep returning to my Sister Rosetta Tharpe album I start to feel like I want more. While I'm still investigating in my favorite manner: raiding thrift stores and buying interesting 45s, nowadays we've got blogs like this one to open us up to this sort of thing.

However, I've yet to find a good blog full of old foot-stomping Gospel. I'm afraid to delve into the whole genre, since I know a lot of it these days has a cheesy new-age production that I can't stand. I'm not much of a christian... I follow Rock &Roll, but given the amount of surf on here you could guess that lyrics don't matter much. This stuff has OOMPH though, and I'd appreciate it if somebody could point me and the rest of RRHHWW readers to a good resource for more of this sort of stuff.

Anyway, my small amount of headway into this has shown me one certain thing:  this HSE label is hot. Thankfully, the Stepfather of Soul blog has already done the legwork of dredging up the information on the label, and he's got some pretty choice comments helping him out. 

So what do I know about this particular 45? Zip! I know that I've Got It In My Walk is the better of the two, but not by a whole lot, and "I see the blood" makes up for it with its decidedly metal name.

I've Got It In My Walk

I See The Blood