Wednesday, January 05, 2011
A New Year Treat
Happy New Year! I thought this celebratory occasion called for something special, an EP which only recently made its way into my collection, and which I've really been enjoying. It's a record on the Air Label, and features Rod Barton and Sammy Marhsall, with two songs from each of them. The real stars here are the two songs on the B-side, written by Harry S. Reynolds, and sung by Rod Barton, who was previously heard on this site on an acetate, doing that insane song about "Heat".
First up, and best of the bunch, is "Skeleton Blues", which I'm betting will have every reader up and about, "rattling those bones":
Sounding fairly similar, and not far below in quality, is "Rock and Roll Blues". This is the sort of session I'd love to have attended:
Over to Sammy Marshall's side of things. First up is a peppy number which seeks to keep us all humble and to offer up some insight which is always welcome at the start of January, "You Put Your Britches On Just Like I Do". I notice that Sammy never actually sings the words of the title line in the order listed on the label!:
The side ends with Sammy and friends doing what sounds to me like an attempt to capture the sound of The Fleetwoods on the very brief song "You're Not Mine Any More":
Finally, I've corrected another ten posts which had dead links. They are as follows:
The Songs They Play Are On Vellez!
Phil and Don Meet Jimmy and the Boys (A Mash-Up I made, which I was quite happy with...)
Never Like This!
A Canary Record
Sammy At the World's Fair
He's Got a Reputation!
Here's a Fun One!
High Brow Baby
Not Enough Les in the World (Les Paul Tribute)