Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wild Weekend Vol. 64

Hello again and a warm welcome to Wild Weekend, issue 64. As no real interesting new stuff struck my eardrums this week alas, we'll just have to make do with a bunch of oldies goldies. No probs, as we're talking tracks by Delroy Wilson, Sir Doug Sahm and Louis Jordan amongst others. And a Japanese star fruits surf rider. Now is that wild or what?

We'll start with a fine song from a very fine album: Doug Sahm's '74 Tex-Mex masterpiece Groovers Paradise. Sir Doug's got the blues bad and boy does he wants you to know it. "Got your big Eldorado, take you where you wanna go..." Featuring the ultra-tight Creedence rhythm section of Doug Clifford and Stu Cook, which makes this a guaranteed groover. Carl Gardner, lead vocalist and founder of legendary fifties hitmakers the Coasters, died this week. He was 83. Here's personal fave Yakety Yak, which as most of their hits was written by that amazing duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Don't you dare talk back...

Doug Sahm - Devil Heart MP3
The Coasters - Yakety Yak MP3

"Caldonia, Caldonia, what makes your big head so hard?" Dunno, but this sure is an infectious jump blues tune from 1945, featuring wild vocals and an even wilder sax. At the height of his career, Louis Jordan was known as the king of the jukebox. In hindsight, he became known as the father of rhythm & blues and the grandfather of rock 'n' roll. With good reason, as you can hear below. And we continue with a so-called kbd - after the cool Killed By Death series of albums - punk oldie by Austin's the Inserts. Their sole single from '81, it's got a great bass sound and neurotic vocals. Find it on a recommended compilation called Bloodstains Across Texas. If there's interest, I'll do a ten pack of this stuff one day. Sign up in the comments please.

Louis Jordan - Caldonia MP3
Inserts - Doctor's Wives MP3

One of my faithful readers brought to my attention that I overlooked the crucial Conquer Me by Delroy Wilson in last Tuesday's conquering reggaethon. He was right of course, so I'm glad it's never too late to set the record straight: here's the extended version in all its Studio 1 glory. Note that the riddim was used by Dr. Alimantado for his Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks smash which was already on the playlist. And we'll make our exit with that postmodern madman from Japan called Cornelius and a trippy '97 song with a great title. Sayonara!

Delroy Wilson - Conquer Me MP3
Cornelius - Star Fruits Surf Rider MP3


Holly said...

I'am always up for KBD, Bloodstains, Messthetics, what have much music, so little time!

Ramone666 said...

Ok, watch this space then so...