Monday, August 30, 2010

A Little Sunshine For Your Day

Some classic sunshine pop:

The Millennium was a collaboration between superproducer Gary Usher and pop maestro Curt Boettcher. The group's only album, Begin, was released in 1968.


A later incarnation of the Peppermint Trolley Company would achieve a weird sort of immortality by recording the first season Brady Bunch theme song.

The song they perform here is certainly my favorite Paul Williams composition.


The Sunshine Company would hit the top 40 once, with "Back On The Street Again" in 1967. This record would follow a few months later.

Could this song have been heard by a certain English musician well-known for being "heavily influenced" by other artists' compositions?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Captain Beefheart TV Commercial (1970)

This was filmed as a "commercial" for Captain Beefheart's 1970 album Lick My Decals Off, Baby. Not surprisingly, it never aired:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ray Davies - "Waterloo Sunset " (acoustic)

I'm guessing this is from the late '70s:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ray Bolger - "Once In Love with Amy" (1952)

(Revised link) From the film version of Where's Charley?, with Bolger repeating his Broadway role. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.