Monthly Archives: June 2018

(June 24, 2014): Al Jolson with 4 Hits & A Miss and Matty Malneck & His Orchestra – After You’ve Gone

From the 1950 a-side single, After You’ve Gone / Chinatown, My Chinatown. Both tunes were featured in the 1949 movie “Jolson Sings Again” sans Al Jolson (Larry Parks plays Jolson), but with Jolson dubbing the soundtrack.  Jolson died in 1950, shortly after … Continue reading

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(June 16, 2018): Iron Butterfly – Scorching Beauty

K-SHE Classic. Title track from the 1975 album, Scorching Beauty.  By this point Ron Bushy was the only original member of the Band still left. Erik Braunn did not join until In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Braunn died young at 51 from a heart attack, … Continue reading

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(June 11, 2018): Jerry Lee Lewis – Let A Soldier Drink

From the 1991 album, The Killer’s Private Stash.  Album credits: “Compiled By – Dewey, Cheatam & Howe; Design – Bubba At Day-Glo Album World.” Notes: “An Unbelievably rare collection of unissued recordings. Includes Jerry Lee’s first recordings, done at a … Continue reading

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(June 9, 2018): Headstones – Devil’s On Fire

From the 2017 ablum, Little Army. Headstones were one of the most commercially successful Canadian bands of the 1990s. From Kingston, the band split in 2003, but reformed in 2011. Little Army was the last long player released.

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(June 8, 2018): Benjamin Herman featuring Daniel von Piekartz – Curaçao

From the 2014 album, Trouble.  Herman’s cover of Cal Tjader’s 1966 standard.  Covering a range of keys, von Piekartz is excellent. A live performance captured on July 13th at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Curaçao is the best island in … Continue reading

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