Sunday, May 11, 2008

Indy Show Finds - May Edition

Hello all. Sorry for the long gaps in postings, but Todd's been sick and I haven't been feeling so well lately myself. Oh, okay, I've been lazy. So, to tide you over to the next posting (which for me will be sometime this week, I hope), here's a little report on a digging excursion I went on. Last Sunday was one of our bi-monthly record shows here in Indy. I don't quite have the digging stories that Fleamarket Funk has, but I somehow manage to find some cool stuff. Here's how it all went down:

The Fame Gang: Grits and Gravy (Fame)
Ronnie Self: Ain't I'm A Dog (Columbia)
Ace Cannon: Drunk (Hi)
The Jolly Jax: Pony Shuffle (Airmaster)
The Zeet Band: Moogie Boogie (Chess)
Eddie and Ernie: You Give Me Love To Go On (Revue)
Lowell Fulsom: The Thing (Kent)
The Choir: It's Cold Outside (Canadian American)
The Thundertones: Hot Ice (Dot)
The Olympics: Good Lovin' (Loma)
Tommy James and the Shondells: Gotta Get Back To You (Roulette)
Johnny Otis Orchestra: Wa Wa (Parts 1 and 2) (Dig)
Jackie Lee: Your P-E-R-S-O-N-A-L-I-T-Y (Mirwood)
Aaron Neville: Space Man (Par Lo)
Charles Hodges: Slip Around (Calla)
Jimmy McGriff: The Bird (Capitol)
Jimmy McGriff: Chip!! Chip!! (Jell)
The Stereos: I Feel Soul A-Coming (Cadet)
Buzzie: Stone Soul Booster (Gordy)
The Radiants: Hold On (Chess)
Shirley Ellis: The Nitty Gritty (Congress)
John Barry: Zulu Stamp (United Artists)
Wilson Pickett: I Can't Stop (Double L)
The Moody Blues: This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)(London)
Jumpin' Gene Simmons: Keep That Meat in the Pan (Hi)
Ohio Express: Hot Dog (Super K)
Rufus Thomas: 6-3-8/Love Trap (Stax)
Buster Benton: Good to the Last Drop (Jewel)

And that's about it. A good chunk o'soul with a few touches of bubblegum and rockabilly with a garage classic. Not bad for a morning's haul. If you see a record or two on this list that you have a curiosity about, please feel free to leave comments. C'mon, we don't bite.

Back a little later with a smokin' hot record by Taj Mahal.


Anonymous said...

Jumpin' Gene Simmons: Keep That Meat in the Pan (Hi)--......----

never heard this track and its hard to find here in the uk

ive got it on my want list as an answer song to gene -haunted house

is this a possability


Anonymous said...

Tommy James & The Shondells are the best group not in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame! Dale Smith

Devil Dick said...

ronnie self is an all time fave aint i'm a dog is an ace. If you aint heard it get yerself a copy of Bop-A-Lena! It's a MOVER!!!

Brian Marshall said...

To address everyone:

"Keep That Meat In The Pan" would seem like a sequel to "Haunted House," but it isn't mentioned in the lyrics. Maybe I'll have to listen a little more closely.

I completely concur about Tommy James and the Shondells. They can put John Menstrualcramp and Madonna (blecch!) in, but they can't put in Tommy James. It's a crime! (But I am glad they inducted The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five. I guess they do some things right sometime.)

As for "Bop-A-Lena," I completely agree. That's a real hot one. And I got it, too.

The RedBoy said...

Nary is the Devil wrong. Who'd a thunk that Columbia would get behind not only Mr. Self, but also the Collins Kids and a post crack-up Carl Perkins.

'You're So Right for Me' is an awesome tune as well.

Anonymous said...

Yo. Always diggin' on the blog. I reference it from time to tim as I'm sure you have noticed.

I wanted to share something special with you as well and hope that if you think it's worthy, you would what you would do for any worthy content.


Appreciate it. Stay up and don't hesitate to holler any time.



Blogger said...

If you are looking for an excellent contextual ad network, I recommend that you take a look at Clicksor.