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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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

More Out-of-This-World Music




As more proof of my obsessive, nut-gathering personality, here are two more bunches of songs about outer space, the space race, and all that.

 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      Louis 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

You can find out more info about the cover art by following the links in the original post.



1   Rockin' in the Rocket Room   The Larks      1954
2   Flying Saucer Rocket    Ferrell Duncan and His Rockers     1955
3   Flying Saucers (unissued)     The Thunderbirds     1957
4   The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor      The Big Bopper            1958
5   Hello World    Horace Heller            1959
6   Shooting for the Moon     Carl & Norman        1960
7   The Moon's Not Meant for Lovers (Anymore)       The Royal Teens      1960
8   I Go Into Orbit        Johnny Acey 1962
9   Rocket Ride    Johnny Greco           1963
10  Moon Race      The Citations            1963
11  The Invasion    Buchanan & Greenfield        1964
12  War Of The Worlds        The Atlantics  1964
13  Moon Child      The Ventures           1964
14  Solar Race      The Ventures           1964
15  Everyone's Gone To The Moon       Jonathan King           1965
16  Lunar Funk       The Fabulous Counts       1969
17  Saturn    Gene Page    1978
18  Destination Venus  The Rezillos   1978
19  Man on the Moon    MTV      1983
20  Fly Me To The Moon       The Legendary Space Cowboy      1984
21  I Took A Trip (on the Space Shuttle)     The Legendary Space Cowboy      1984
22  Creature from Outer Space Big Eyed Beans from Venus           1985
23  Spaceships Have Landed       Frances Cannon and the Extraterrestrials            1987
24  Rocket to Nowhere        Webb Wilder  1996
25  Little Green Man    Godless Wicked Creeps      1997
26  Dangerous Tools    Frances Baskerville    1999
27  Flying Saucer Astronaut Wife           2003
28  Spooks in Space    Aural Exciters            2003

The cover art is from Frank Stranges’ book Flying Saucerama.
See you later, fellas!


Monday, June 15, 2015

The Texas Playboys: “Today” and “Live & Kickin’ ”




These albums are by The Texas Playboys, who carried on after Bob Wills' demise.

Today came out in 1977.  Live & Kickin' came out in 1978.  You can see part of the cover of Live & Kickin' in my blog banner art, at the top of this page! 

 These are both albums that I first borrowed from Mom, and then "inherited."  This kind of stuff brings a smile to ya -- or it orta!


Today (1977)
01     Bring It On Down to My House     3:07
02     Gambling Polka Dot Blues    2:23
03     Lily Dale    3:10
04     T-U-L-S-A Straight Ahead     2:20
05     Osage Stomp     3:00
06     You’re O.K.        2:27
07     Sugar Moon       2:44
08     Panhandle Rag   2:31
09     The Convict and the Rose    3:48
10     Party for the Old Folks         2:49

Here’s an article from November of 1986 about the Playboys’ last hurrah and concert:


Live and Kickin’ (1978)
11     Big Ball’s in Cowtown   2:36
12     Oklahoma Twister       3:50
13     Texas Blues       3:08
14     Texas Fiddle       2:45
15     Faded Love        4:57
16     Fiddle Tune  2:02
17     Marie  3:50
18     Steel Guitar Rag  3:14
19     Your Sweet Love Keeps Me Homeward Bound  3:44
20     Dusty Skies  2:59
21     Stay All Night, Stay a Little Longer  2:38


And here are an obit article, a photo, and a reminiscence from the editorial page of the Tulsa World on the passing of Leon McAuliffe, longtime leader of the Playboys.





Sahh-Loot!!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Three Discs a-Compin'


Three more aggregates of funtime music.


 Nineteen tinkly tracks I dubbed from (onetime) KCSC-FM in Edmond, OK, from a few instalments of a radio show that featured harpsichord arrangements.



One of my beautiful granddaughters has a name both wonderful and a little corny.  Her middle name is Sunshine; her first name is Araya.  Say those words together, and what do you have?  A pretty accurate description of her character!



 And here’s my compilation for her:.  Don’t get sunburned!

01. Beatles Remixers Group - Sunshine (2:23)
02. Jackie Mitto - Sunshine (3:07)
03. Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine (3:23)
04. Paul McCartney - See Your Sunshine (3:20)
05. The Brady Bunch - It's a Sunshine Day (2:32)
06. GUB - I Love the Sunshine (3:35)
07. Frente! - Open Up Your Heart and Let the Sun Shine In (3:31)
08. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves the Sunshine (3:58)
09. Spooky Garcia - Little Girl Sunshine (5:48)
10. The Elves - Wakeup Sunshine (3:48)
11. The Corrs - Summer Sunshine (2:58)
12. Gray Sky Girls - You Are My Sunshine (3:00)
13. Cream vs Gerald Wilson - Sunshine of Your Love (5:47)
14. Earth, Wind & Fire - Sunshine (4:16)
15. Paul McCartney - Sunshine Sometime (3:23)
16. Lesley Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1:37)
17. Osibisa - Sunshine Day (4:57)
18. Chicago - Wake Up Sunshine (2:34)
19. Stevie Wonder - You Are the Sunshine of My Life (2:58)


Va-va-voom! you’re saying to yourself.  My kind of planet of love!



01. Take Me To Your Leader - Timmie Rogers    1958  (2:06)
02. Jupiter-C - Pat and The Satellites  1959  (2:15)
03. What Was It - Eddie Reynolds    1960  (2:08)
04. Moon Flight (Astronaut Blues) - Peter Scott Peters           1961  (2:17)
05. The Epic Ride of John Glenn - Walter Brennan      1962  (2:45)
06. Mariner II - The Masonics 1964  (2:43)
07. Rocket for Girls - The Girls        1966  (2:27)
08. Going to the Moon - The Shadow Casters    1966  (3:03)
09. Swamp Gas - The Space Walkers        1966  (2:52)
10. Extra Terrestrial Visitations - Art Nouveaux 1967  (2:43)
11. Father Good's Space Flight - The  Amelia Smile       1968  (2:50)
12. Moon Walk, Parts 1 & 2 - Joe Simon     1969  (5:50)
13. Poor Planet Earth - Sonny Hall    1969  (2:00)
14. Telstar '69 - Velvet Fogg      1969  (2:46)
15. Moon Send My Baby - The Challengers        1971  (2:26)
16. UFO (live) - Vavoura Band  1981  (8:43)
17. Saturn Drive - Alan Vega   1983  (5:38)
18. Moon Rocks - Talking Heads         1983  (5:44)
19. Hello Earth - Kate Bush       1985  (6:01)
20. Riding on the Rocket - Shonen Knife  1986  (3:44)
21. You're Not an Astronaut - Pond          1997  (3:25)
22. Marching to Mars - Sammy Hagar 1997       (5:01)

I hope you make it back to Earth in time for work Monday morning!