Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pete Kogos & The Counts

For somebody so in love with his city I realize I don't post much New Orleans R&B. Well, that's because other people have taken care of that for me pretty thoroughly. However, I haven't seen this one around, and can't tell you much about it either, other than that the A-Side is far and away the less exciting side. 

Love Me Again

Love You Like I Do

Thursday, March 18, 2010

RRHHWW and RockIsDeadRIP have both proclaimed their fandom of Billy Mure before, though I suspect we both feel that way for his abilities as a guitarist. Well here's the other side. This album cover and album title both give it away: this is mostly a spage-aged pop record, inventing music from other lands based on silly stereotypes, with little bad-ass rock & roll to be found.

In fact, I've saved you the trouble: this one track In A Persian Market sounds to me like Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited decades before their time

For the type of music it is, it's pretty good, but I'm posting this here more for Billy Mure completion than to knock you internet folks out. So if you're curious, check it out

Monday, March 15, 2010

Two 45s by The Gallants

Everything I know about this instrumental group is right there on the 45: On a major label, produced by the monster David Axelrod and arranged by HB Barnum. What I mean is we've got H.O.T.S.H.O.T.S. on these, and you can hear them on it too.

The Man From UNCLE (written by Jerry Goldsmith)

The Vagabond (written by HB Barnum)

Von Ryan March (written by Jerry Goldsmith)

The Searcher (written by David Axelrod)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Euclid Records is opening a second storefront in New Orleans

Yep, you heard me. This one is more focused on second hand than the St. Louis location (one of the best record stores I've been to) and located in the bywater.

Check it out

This was found out because they're previewing some of the goods at my record fair (see below!)