Saturday, December 31, 2011

Howard Tate (as heard at December Vinyl Night) MP3 bargain

At the December Vinyl Night, Steve Spatt played Howard Tate's original, fantastic version of "Get It While You Can" in memory of Tate's recent death. An expanded version of that album, with additional tracks, is currently on sale at Amazon as an MP3 download for only $4.99.
Here's the link.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

November Vinyl Night Playlist

1 Artist Title Album/45 Presenter Notes
2 Wilbert Longmire Music Speaks Louder than Words With All My Love (Warm-up music) Cincinnati jazz guitarist's album released by Columbia in 1980
3 The Beatles Christmas Record 1968 flexidisc Neil Sharrow Fan club-only release; special guest Tiny Tim singing "Nowhere Man"
4 Warren Zevon The French Inhaler Warren Zevon Bob Nyswonger  
Rotary Connection Silent Night Chant Peace Bob Nyswonger including Minnie Riperton on vocals
6 Mothers of Invention Didja Get Any Onya Weasels Ripped My Flesh Nathan Ginther Lowell George on yodel
7 Mothers of Invention The Orange County Lumber Truck Weasels Ripped My Flesh Nathan Ginther  
NRBQ It Comes to Me Naturally At Yankee Stadium Polly Campbell  
NRBQ Ain't No Free At Yankee Stadium Polly Campbell  
10  Doll By Doll The Palace of Love Remember Steve Spatt  
11  801 You Really Got Me Live Steve Spatt Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno and friends covering The Kinks
12 Ian Dury & the Blockheads In-Betweenies Do It Yourself Drew MacDonald Better known for his song "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"
13 Ian Dury & the Blockheads Quiet Do It Yourself Drew MacDonald  
14  Bob McFadden & "Dor" The Beat Generation 45 Steve Rosen "Dor" is Rod McKuen
15 Richard Hell & the Voidoids Blank Generation 45 Steve Rosen Striking resemblance to the "Beat Generation" song
16 Don Charles presents The Singing Dogs Jingle Bells 45 Steve Rosen No resemblance to either of the above songs
17 Norman Blake Hand Me Down My Walking Cane Whiskey Before Breakfast Gary Janssen  
18  Solomon Burke A Change is Gonna Come A Change is Gonna Come Gary Janssen  
19  Crowbar Frenchmen's Filler #1 Bad Manors Paul Horn  
20  Crowbar Too True Mama Bad Manors Paul Horn  
21  Crowbar Let the Four Winds Blow Bad Manors Paul Horn  
22  Martha & the Muffins Echo Beach 45 Paul Horn  
23  Lindisfarne Road to Kingdom Come Nicely Out of Tune Jim McNair  
24  Gerry Rafferty One Drink Down Can I Have My Money Back Jim McNair  
25  Status Quo Black Veils of Melancholy Messages from the Status Quo Bill Frost  
26  Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale Levi's Rock 5-LP box set of all kinds of rock Bill Frost Hands down the best-known song ever played at Vinyl Night
27 The Ruts Babylon's Burning Levi's Rock 5-LP box set of all kinds of rock Bill Frost  
28  Dolly Parton Muleskinner Blues Best of Dolly Parton Mary Henkener  
29  Dolly Parton In the Ghetto Best of Dolly Parton Mary Henkener  
30  Waylon Jennings & the Kimberlys MacArthur Park Country Power-Pak David Little This version won a Grammy in 1969
31 Coyote Sisters I've Got a Radio The Coyote Sisters David Little Leah Kunkel et al
32 Julie London (no song played) Calendar Girl Tony Walsh We just gazed at the album cover
33 The Ravers Punk Rock Christmas Christmas Rock EP Tony Walsh Green vinyl shaped like a Christmas tree:
34 Johnny Cue Rockabilly Christmas Christmas Rock EP Tony Walsh Record was mislabeled, we were expecting "Santa's Gone Surfin'" by Malibooz
35 Kenny Rogers & the First Edition Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In) 45 J.P. From Kenny's early psychedelic period
36 Tom Zé Hein? Massive Hits the Best of Tom Zé J.P. David Byrne's Brazilian Tropicália anthology
37 Charlie Parker White Christmas (1948) Charlie Parker (Everest Archive label) Steve Kemme  
38  Gary U.S. Bonds Havin' So Much Fun Best of Steve Kemme  
39  World Saxophone Quartet I Heard That Revue Steve Kemme  
40  Django Reinhardt I'll See You in My Dreams Solos/Duets/Trios Volume 2 Brian Powers  
41  Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Corrine Corrina Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Brian Powers  
42  Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Big Midnight Special Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Brian Powers  
43  Huey Smith & the Clowns Almost Time for Santa 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Neil Sharrow  
44  Huey Smith & the Clowns Rock & Roll Santa Claus 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Neil Sharrow written by Earl "Trick Bag" King

November Spotlight Track

Blank Generation is the title track of The Voidoids' debut album Blank Generation. Richard Hell wrote the song during his time with the band Television, and performed it live with another band, The Heartbreakers.[1] The Sex Pistols' song "Pretty Vacant" was directly inspired by "Blank Generation".[2]

Blank Generation was played on 45 by Steven Rosen