Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.


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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

See You Again in October!

We're taking a month to pray for cooler weather.  Spock and I will return with some spooky stuff in October!


This was released in 1972.  I always wondered if the deliberately unflattering photo was chosen as a sign of humility.

There are some great songs here from Nancy Henigbaum's first album.

01 - Only God      2:43
02 - Treasures      2:56
03 - Sweet Rain      2:00
04 - Hallelujah, Outasight      1:42
05 - Job's Song      1:58
06 - Resist The Devil 3:47
07 - So Much Man 2:05
08 - Clean Before My Lord 3:00
09 - I Don't Have To Worry 2:36
10 - Honeytree 4:57

Specifically, the second track, "Treasures," was sung to Joyce and I at our wedding by our sweet friend Susan Talley (now Brinkman).

Here is the link: 


Monday, August 29, 2011

Maybe the "Almost Best"

This is a fine collection of Big-Band -type stuff, culled from a two-cassette package that was released maybe in the 1980s.  Maybe not all the Big Numbers that I personally think of as THE BEST, but still fun.

Here are the contents:

1)  Shep Fields - Ballerina
2)  Jan Garber - My Blue Heaven
3)  Sammy Kaye - I’ll Walk Alone
4)  Henry Jerome - It’s You, It’s You, It’s You
5)  Frankie Carle - Twilight Time
6)  Claude Thornhill - Polka Dots and Moonbeams
7)  Charlie Barnet - Theme
8)  Charlie Barnet - Lumpy
9)  Blue Barron Band - Old Buttermilk Sky
10)  Count Basie - Circus in Rhythm
11)  Al Trace - Marzie Doats
12)  Count Basie - Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
13)  Tony Pastor - It’s the Talk of the Town
14)  Red Nichols - Muskrat Ramble
15)  Ray Anthony - The Hucklebuck
16)  Ziggy Elfman - And the Angels Sing
17)  Russ Case - I’ll Be Seeing You
18)  Buddy Morrow - The Wonder of You
19)  Tommy Tucker - That Old Sweetheart of Mine
20)  Larry Clinton - La Rosita
21)  Count Basie - Rock A Bye Basie
22)  Blue Barron Band - Medley: You’re My Thrill
23)  Al Trace - I Cross My Heart
24)  Charlie Barnet - Oh Miss Jackson
25)  Blue Barron Band - Play the Players
26)  Art Mooney - I Don’t Know Enough About You
27)  Blue Barron Band - Cruising Down the River

And here's how to get it:

See you Wednesday with a release and an announcement.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Not Minnesota Fats

Joyce and first encountered the fun music of Fats Waller in the early 1980s in a TV broadcast of Ain't Misbehavin'.  Who can resist "Your Feet's Too Big"?

This conglomeration came from several sources.  I hope you like it too.

01 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
02 - Ain't Misbehavin'
03 - Your Feet's Too Big
04 - Got a Bran' New Suit
05 - Handful of Keys
06 - I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (and My Baby's Crazy About Me)
07 - Honeysuckle Rose
08 - All That Meat and No Potatoes
09 - Spring Cleaning (Getting Ready for Love)
10 - Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
11 - Ring Dem Bells
12 - Tea for Two
13 - African Ripples
14 - I Ain't Got Nobody (and Nobody Cares for Me)
15 - You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew
16 - Medley (NBC On-Air Recording)
17 - Smashing Thirds
18 - The Joint Is Jumpin'
19 - S'posin'
20 - Carolina Shout
21 - Cash for Your Trash
22 - The Sheik of Araby
23 - Viper's Drag
24 - (Do You Intend to Put An End to) a Sweet Beginning Like This

And here is the link:

See you Monday!  Man, your pedal extremities are ENORMOUS.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Meco in Space

You see, it's not a copyrighted STAR TREK  image if tf you have those engine nacelles sticking straight out to the side instead of upwards 45 degrees.  I guess!

We revisit SF disco with Mr Meco, in his attempt to cash in on two movies from 1979.  STTMP you know and love (I hope).  The Black Hole was Disney's lumbering, bloated, lame attempt to come up with something fresh and exciting like Star Wars.  Yeah, right.

Here are the tracks:
01. Star Trek Medley
02. Love Theme From Star Trek
03. Theme From Star Trek
04. Theme From The Black Hole
05. Clearmotion
06. Space Sentry
07. Meteorites

   See ya!

Monday, August 22, 2011

MA-22 A Star to Steer By

The cover of this selection of space/flying saucer music features an interpretation of Betty Hill's star map.  Ever since, under hypnosis, Betty "recalled" a so-called "star map" on board the saucer that kidnaped her, people have been trying to link those dots and lines of hers to actual stars.

Be that as it may, other folks have been content to SING about space.  Here are the tracks:

1 - (When You) See Those Flying Saucers The Buchanan Brothers 1947
2 - Rocket Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones 1957
3 - Tiny Space Man Bill Carlisle 1957
4 - The Flying Saucer Goes West Buchanan and Goodman 1958
5 - Outer Space Santa The Lennon Sisters 1958
6 - Mope-itty Mope Boss-Tones 1959
7 - Asteroid Hop Jimmie Haskell And His Orchestra 1959
8 - Beep Beep Loiuis Prima 1959
9 - Beep, Beep Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans 1959
10 - UFOs Soul, Inc 1967
11 - Have You Seen The Saucers Jefferson Airplane 1970
12 - Supersonic Rocket Ship The Kinks 1972
13 - UFOs Undisputed Truth 1975
14 - Waiting For The UFOs Graham Parker 1979
15 - Flying Saucer Safari Suburban Lawns 1981
16 - The Alien song (for those who listen) Milla Jovovich 1994
17 - Subterranean Homesick Alien Radiohead 1997
18 - Fell In Love With An Alien The Kelly Family 1997
19 - Space Robot Five Brave Saint Saturn 2000
20 - Outer Space Song Pinky and Perky 2002
21 - UFOs, Big Rigs And BBQ Mojo Nixon 2005
22 - Devil Woman From Outer Space Rezurex 2006
23 - Space Craze Rick McGuire 2006
24 - Pluto Clare and The Reasons 2007
25 - The Planet Mars The Corillions 2007
26 - Robot Monster Damon Alexander & the Ten Cent Rentals 2008
27 - The Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space) They Might Be Giants 2009

And here is the link:

Hope this comp brings a smile to your face!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Spaced Out Disco

The Galactic Force Band was a name to be reckoned with in the shady world of cover bands in the 1970s.  While I still contend that DISCO SUCKS, I still appreciate the arrangements.  This LP is from 1978.

Here are the tracks:
1. The Conversation (Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
2. Theme From 2001
3. Cantina Band from Star Wars
4. Space Dust
5. Main Title from Star Wars
6. Main Title Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7. Theme from Star Trek
8. Galactic Go Go

And here is the link:
See ya Monday!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

With All Our Love

That's the name of this 1973 album by a group called Children of the Day.

A year or two after that, Joyce or I bought the cassette.  Several songs are about marriage, because two of the group were married at the time.  Later, in the kind of development that makes Satan laugh, the wife divorced her husband and announced her homosexuality.  I understand she has a lucrative performing business in a small but wealthy number of Christian Homosexual schism of Protestant churches.

But in 1973, they had promised love to each other.

Here are the tracks:
01. Under the Shadow (Of My Wings)
02. If You'll Take My Hand
03. You're a Gift
04. Russ's Song
05. Two Lives, One Moment
06. Be Ye Still
07. Where Went the Days
08. Just Pretending
09. The Crucifixion
10. Can I Show You

And here is the link:

On a personal note, track 4, "Russ's Song," means a lot to me.  Because Joyce sang it to me at our wedding!  Also on a personal note, our promises still hold.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Here is some old-fashioned show-biz-type music.

Here are the liner notes from the back of the LP:
Like no business I know . . .

The songs:

01 - Opening: That's Entertainment       
02 - I Love A Piano
03 - Soft Shoe Song
04 - Lady, Play Your Mandolin
05 - Lullaby Of Broadway
06 - Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye
07 - That Teasin' Rag
08 - Song And Dance Man 
09 - June
10 - There's No Business Like Show Business

The link:


Friday, August 12, 2011

Scarlatti Sonatas (2 discs)

This is just some great music.  Domenico Scarlatti wrote great, melodic, inventive stuff.  Jazz musician Bob James even came out with a synth version of some of his music a decade or more ago.

Disc One is Sonatas 1-19, and Disc Two is Sonatas 20-36.

Here is the link:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Don't Think It's Joe Montana the Football Player

More Disco Wackiness!

I was never a good dancer because I was too self-conscious.  I always admire those who can cut loose without worrying about how silly they must look.

Here is a list of the heavy-movin' beats:

01 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Dance Fantasy
02 - V.M. IV
03 - Warp Factor II
04 - Love Star
05 - Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
06 - It’s Peaceful Out There

And here is the link:

Going for another job interview today.  Pray for me!


Monday, August 8, 2011

More Contemplative Sounds

Another concatenation of two Environments LPs from the 1970s.  I don't know the sources for the voices or the bells.  The "Intonation" cut sounds like about 500 guys moaning, and "Tintinnabulation" sounds to me like some of the bells are about as big as your car.

Here is the link:
Of course, the cover design is mine own.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Hits of the '20s

Here's another treasure from the early 1960s (I would guess).

This album is plenty of fun.  I wish the songs had been performed more "straight"; I think I detect a little self-conscious cuteness in there.  But who am I to know?  It IS a fun romp.

These are the songs:
1 I'm Just Wild About Harry

2 Doodle-Doo-Doo
3 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
4 Bill Bailey
5 Under The Bamboo Tree
6 Hello My Baby
7 Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
8 Ida
9 Careless Love
10 Five Foot Two

---Yes, you have heard several of them in Warner Bros cartoons!

Here's the link:

See y'all on Monday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More Disco'd-Out Space

Gene Page covers Star Trek, Close Encounters, and some originals.

Here are the tracks:
01 - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

02 - Theme From 'Star Trek'
03 - C E 3 K / Moonglow / Love Theme
04 - Dancin' in the Sky
05 - I Feel Like I've Been Livin' (On the Dark Side of the Moon)
06 - Beyond the Hole in Space
07 - When You Wish upon a Star
08 - Sho' Like to Ride on Your Star
09 - Saturn

and here is the link:  

See you on the flip side!

Monday, August 1, 2011

That's Fronken-STEEN!

John Morris wrote amazing soundtracks for several of Mel Brook's classic films.  This one contains much serious-sounding music that fits right in with the theme of this "Fractured Fairy Tale"-type monster movie.  His Eastern European-style lullaby that is the main title theme is really heartbreakingly lovely.
This release has 37 tracks.  All but the last two are unnamed.  This pair are album versions, from the original soundtrack release, of the Main Titles and "Puttin' on the Ritz."

Put.  the.  candle.  BECK.

Here's the link: