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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Thursday, February 26, 2015

MA-30 - Visitations




It's another compilation of Space-Age silliness in song form.



1 -   Introduction    Frank Stranges   
2 -   Flying Saucer  The Solid Senders   1952
3 -   Rocking to the Moon To-Night     Big Charles Green With Lil' Dusty Fletcher & His Front Page Clefs         1958
4 -   Satellite No. 2  Carl Mann    1958
5 -   Minus One-Blast Off      Sonics  1958
6 -   Moon Man   Gloria Lambert 1959
7 - Cruise to the Moon The Chaperones 1960
8 - On the Dark Side of the Moon Frank Comstock 1962
9 - Orbit Twist Joyce Songer and Rufus Shoffner 1962
10 - Les Martiens Arrivent Les Guitares 1963
11 - Rocket to the Moon Glen Holden's Astro-Notes 1964
12 - Space Race Ho-Dads 1964
13 - Country Music on the Moon Jack Broadwell 1964
14 - Do the Robot Marveluss Mickey and The Rock-a-Sonics 1965
15 - Purple People Eater Screaming Lord Sutch 1966
16 - Rocket Ship The Lost   1967
17 - Quasar 45   Sun Lightning Incorporated 1969
18 - Space Truckin’ Deep Purple 1972
19 - Flash Queen 1980
20 -  Fred from Jupiter Digette 1984
21 -  Dance of the Planets The Chromatics 1991
22 -  Martian Girl  The Aquabats 1997
23 -  Planet of the Apes Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 2001
24 -  Astrouniverse Kay Weaver 2002
25 -  Invaders from Mars Shock Therapy 2003
26 -  I Married a Monster from Outer Space The Tables 2003
27 -  Space Girl The Phenomenauts 2005
28 -  Space Invaders Pornophonique 2007
29 - In My Spaceship Jan Turkenburg 2009
30 - Space Ship in My Garden Jessica Dowdall 2009
31 -  Conclusion Frank Stranges

The intro and outro are sound bites from the man who, like Doctor Friedrich von Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, is both famous ... and infamous.   One of the earliest UFO theorizers of the modern era, Dr Frank Stranges was a Christian minister who also claimed inside knowledge of Saucer inhabitants.

He also claimed to have attended a meeting at the Pentagon between military types and Saucer Commander Valiant Thor.

Now, with the solemn knowledge of the vastnesses of space (between a pair of human ears), I present to you MA-30 - Visitations.

  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Re-Post: "Chicago in the 1920s: An Album of Hot Jazz"

This is a really fun record.




Mystery Release!

I found this album -- I'm 90% sure that the album title was called Chicago in the 1920s - An Album of Hot Jazz   -- in the 1980s.

I dubbed it onto cassette, and after the Great LP Purge of 2008, I only had the cassette.

I have searched high and low for any album that might be this one, so as to provide you with performers, provenance, etc.  But I've found naught.  I had to come up with my own packaging, and alas! many of the song titles are unknown.

BUT THIS IS GREAT STUFF!

It's "modern" performances of "hot jazz" numbers from the Twenties.

12 tracks; Track 12 is "St Louis Blues"

Updated June 23, 2015.
 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

MA-29 - Tunes from Terra


It's time for another ragtag fugitive collection of songs about space, aliens, and other worlds.




1 - Man from the Moon -      Dean Barlow and the Crickets  1954
2 - Flying Saucer -       Little Walter  1957
3 - Rockin' Space Girl -      Jimmy Grubbs    1958
4 - Journey to the Moon -      Eddie Dee & The Sputnicks     1959
5 - Zoom a Little Zoom -      Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans       1959
6 - X-15 - Johnny Bond 1960
7 - The 'Lectronic Brain - The Moonbillies 1960
8 - Sputnik - Conway Twitty 1961
9 - Will There Be Space in a Spaceship -   The  McGuire Sisters 1961
10 - Space Age Santa Claus - Hal Bradley Orchestra w/ Patty Marie Jay 1962
11 - I Got a Rocket in My Pocket - The Lollipops 1962
12 - Les Martien (Martian Hop) - Henry Salvador 1963
13 - Our Favorite Martian - Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics 1964
14 - Space Hop - Davie Allan & The Arrows 1965
15 - They're Here - Boots Walker 1967
16 - American Moon -   "Heart's Delight Follies '69" Cast   1969
17 - Flying Saucers Have Landed -   Paul St John   1972
18 - Science Fiction Double Feature - Roxy “Rocky Horror Show” Cast 1974
19 - Disco Theme from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” - John Williams 1977
20 - Rocket Love - Stevie Wonder 1980
21 - Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling 1983
22 - International Colouring Contest - Stereolab 1994
23 - UFO - Boris the Sprinkler 1995
24 - Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah (Means I Love You) - Violent Femmes 1995
25 - Zombies from the Beyond - Cast 1996
26 - Spaceships to the Rescue - Peter Lund 2002
27 - Aliens Really Stink - UFO Phil Hill 2005
28 - Spaceship to Mars - The Racketeers 2010

 Some of these tunes are really special in one way or another.

I first heard Track Five, "Zoom a Little Zoom," at the age of about six or seven, in my grade-school classroom, on a record about the space age.  Thank you, Mrs West, Mrs Lemaster, or Miss Molz, whichever of you it was!  The educational record was released in 1959, and titled Space Songs.

Track Fifteen is a wonderfully wonky announcement to the world, as if the world didn't already know ... They're Here!

Track Sixteen, judging by the record credits, is from a musical.  The score for at least this song has been published.

Track Nineteen was included as a 45rpm in the original LP release of John Williams' soundtrack for Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Track Twenty-Four is of course a reworking of a song originally from an incarnation of The Flintstones

Track Twenty-Five is the title song from a 1995 off-Broadway musical.