Friday, December 31, 2010

Suzy Soundz The Space Lady - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" (1990)

Miss Soundz was and apparently still is a street performer, formerly in Boston now in San Francisco. She seems to have been something of a local cult figure in these locales, wearing her winged steel helmet and playing trance-like covers of well-known songs.

She probably would have never moved past local cult hero status, except that in 1990 she recorded an album that is highly prized by aficionados of "Outsider" music.

Friday, December 24, 2010

"The Answer" (1954)

A classic little Christmas playlet starring David Niven:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tom Lehrer - "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park"

A very rare Lehrer TV appearance from 1967.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Riats - "Run Run Run" (1967)

This obscure Dutch single was apparently the first-ever cover of a Velvet Underground song:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Them - "Gloria" (1966)

A priceless live performance clip with surprisingly good sound quality. From an appearance on French television:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Attack - "Magic In The Air" (1968)

Brilliant slice of UK psych, recorded in 1968 but inexplicably unreleased until the 1990s.

The Attack:

Read more about them here:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Making Whoopee with Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor singing "Making Whoopee", the Gus Kahn-Walter Donaldson composition he introduced in the Broadway musical Whoopee (1928).


This is Eddie performing the song in the 1930 movie version. The lyrics have been altered somewhat.

Pete Seeger & Judy Collins - "Turn Turn Turn" (1966)