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February 1, 2014
Options February 1, 2014 The Art Donovan Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Approx. start time
The Tornadoes  Options Riot   Tornado  0:00:00 )  
The Hi-Lites  Options Way Out   Scotty  0:05:54 )  
The Nocturnals  Options Stag Line   Rev  0:06:57 )  
The Red Coats  Options Midnight & Paul Revere   Valli  0:08:10 )  
Macy (Skip) Skipper  Options Quick Sand Love   Light  0:14:51 )  
Bobby & Terry Caraway and The Rockats  Options Ballin' Keen   Crest  0:15:57 )  
Tom Blair and The West Coasters  Options Rock It   Teen-Tunes  0:18:05 )  
Ron & Ellie Jaye  Options Road Runner   Table Rock  0:19:37 )  
William Tell Taylor w/ Jimmy Heap and the Melody Masters  Options Uh Huh   0:21:39 )  
Wayne Rogers  Options Wayne Boogie   S&S  0:23:32 )  
Buck Griffin  Options Jessie Lee   MGM  0:25:53 )  
Little Luther  Options Du Dee Squat   Criss Cross  0:32:45 )  
Wee Willie Wayne  Options Kinfolks   Imperial  0:35:16 )  
Ford Hopkins  Options Ya Fine, Fine, Fine   Apex  0:37:21 )  
Lloyd Price  Options Rock 'N' Roll Dance   Specialty  0:39:49 )  
Larry Williams  Options Short Fat Fannie   Specialty  0:42:36 )  
J.C. Davis  Options The Splib, Part 1   Argo  0:44:33 )  
The Diadems  Options Yes I Love You Baby   Star  0:50:06 )  
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs  Options College Girl   Selwyn  0:54:06 )  
Donald Woods and the Vel-Aires  Options Mighty Joe   Flip  0:55:05 )  
The Coolbreezers  Options Eda Weda Bug   Bale  0:58:19 )  
The Cupids  Options Now You Tell Me   Aladdin  1:00:20 )  
The Syndicate  Options Duke   Mello  1:02:43 )  
Maynie and Howie with Freddy Haefner & The Jokers  Options Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Bop   Ray's  1:10:37 )  
Vikings  Options Rock A Little Bit   Del-Mann  1:13:13 )  
The Embermen  Options Fat Girl   Soma  1:15:17 )  
The Fendermen  Options Popeye   Sassy  1:16:37 )  
Donna Loren  Options So, Do the Zonk   Capitol  1:17:26 )  
The Kornerstones  Options Doing The Rat Fink   E & M  1:21:48 )  
Billy Joe & The Checkmates  Options The Nutty Dancing Instructor   Dore  1:23:37 )  
Marrell's Marauders  Options I Wanta Do It   Fan Jr  1:32:45 )  
Lindy Blaskey and The Lavells  Options Papa Oom Mow Mow   Space  1:33:15 )  
The Capers  Options Iced tea   WAM  1:35:30 )  
Mike Roger and his Machine Guns  Options Dance The Slop With Me   Abanori  1:39:03 )  
The New Mason Dixons  Options Totaled   Centennial  1:41:34 )  
Hannibal and Hanna Savage  Options My Name Is Hannibal   Pan World  1:47:27 )  
Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts  Options Milk The Cow   Jubilee  1:49:31 )  
The Arabians  Options The Shack   Twin Star  1:50:20 )  
The Five Sharps  Options Mammy Jammy   Jubilee  1:55:29 )  
David Dean's Combo  Options The Double Freeze   Duke  1:55:47 )  
Joe and Ann  Options Runnin' and Foolin'   Hermitage  1:57:22 )  

Listener comments!

  Sat. 2/1/14 1:10pm gina k:

My dog is going crazy to this
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

An Art Donovan quote I like: "I don't eat vegetables. I only eat food like cheeseburgers, Spam, hot dogs and pizza."
  Sat. 2/1/14 1:11pm Pickled egghead:

Eat a stick a baloney this weekend...DO IT FOR ART
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:12pm Mailman Tom:

They had to take his picture using a wide angle lens.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:12pm kyle a:

Ahoy, Rex! Heading down to the Bali Hai in San Diego for a little exotic escape. Thanks for providing the soundtrack!
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:13pm pacific standard simon:

At least his diet was better than that of Hasil Adkins.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:15pm pacific standard simon:

"Goin' down all the time"... LOL
  Sat. 2/1/14 1:15pm pottybear:

A Snack for Your Super Wingding
"The Li'l Hot Dogs"
You will need:
A crock pot
Two packages all beef hot dogs cut into 1 inch pieces
One 14 ounce bottle of Ketchup
One 12 ounce beer
1 T brown sugar
2 T horseradish
Directions:
Combine and mix all ingredients into the crockpot on high heat until ready to serve.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:19pm pacific standard simon:

Potato salad and cole slaw are for sissies!
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:22pm Davee:

Beep, beep.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:24pm Davee:

No vegetables - I agree.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:27pm Davee:

Playing any tunes by The Mighty Hannibal in memory of his recent passing?
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:28pm pacific standard simon:

May I request a Russell Johnson Memorial Playlist for the late Professor? Featuring monster and desert island songs?
  Sat. 2/1/14 1:31pm Pickled egghead:

. William Costello was the original voice of Popeye
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:33pm pacific standard simon:

@Davee - Did you see The Spazz's playlist this week?
  Sat. 2/1/14 1:37pm Pickled egghead:

William "Billy" Costello (February 2, 1898 – October 9, 1971), a.k.a. "Red Pepper Sam", was an American live and voice actor, and the original voice of Popeye the Sailor in animated cartoons.

Costello had worked with the Fleischer Studio as the voice of Gus the Gorilla on the Betty Boop radio show and they felt that the raspy voice he had used for that character would work for the new Popeye character they were planning.[1] He was cast to provide the voice for the first Popeye cartoon, 1933's Popeye the Sailor. Costello appeared in the next 24 Popeye shorts until he was fired by the Fleischers, allegedly over "bad behavior,"[2] and was replaced with Jack Mercer. Costello's final appearance was in You Gotta Be A Football Hero (1935).

Costello died in San Jose, California, on October 9, 1971. He was buried in Mariposa, California
  Sat. 2/1/14 1:38pm steve of bay ridge:

Once had a beer in Baltimore with Artie Donovan. He was
a genuinely nice man.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:40pm pacific standard simon:

"Bad behavior" sounds more like a glowing character reference for Popeye actor, but who knows.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 1:47pm Davee:

@pss - heard the show - I can't seem to get enough.
  Sat. 2/1/14 1:50pm Pickled egghead:

Tell Lloyd you'll give him 5 mins to hard sell his products to NY...that might do it
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:07pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Medford, MA! That's where I keep my socks!
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:10pm Pickled egghead:

Fungal awareness might well be your salvation !...that or salve
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:11pm P-90:

pss: I'd love to know more about this "bad behavior". There is a moment in one of those original 25 Popeyes, when Popeye and Bluto get into one of those fights where they disappear into a cloud of dust with random arms and legs popping out flailing, w/ lots of percussive sound effects and the two voice actors ad-libbing, when you can clearly hear Costello as Popeye calling Bluto "son of a bitch" if you know when to listen. Costello was apparently a Belushi-ish character in his day
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:12pm Pickled egghead:

Where are those Betty Boop radio shows?...I need
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:14pm P-90:

@P. Egghead:

http://www.sperdvac.com/
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:18pm Pickled egghead:

@ P-90...Thanks for the link...I don't see a search function there so I got some perusin' to do
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:19pm Guido (Cologne):

Do the Zonk !
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:19pm David Shortell:

Do you know the title of that particular short, P-90?
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:22pm P-90:

@Pickled E.:
They want you to join the club to access those archives, I think among other things it helps get them around copyright issues if their "service" is for members of their non-profit "historical" society
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:25pm P-90:

@David:
I do not, would have mentioned it in my post. I have a freind in LA who VCR'd it right off the air from a local station, he turned me on to it, so I have heard it myself, it's not hearsay
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:25pm Pickled egghead:

@ P-90...I see...will consider it..
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:30pm Brez:

Happy to NOT be hearing about football. Hooray for lunk-head rock'n'roll!
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:33pm P-90:

(Maybe?) worth noting also that the voice of Jack Mercer (Costello's replacement as Popeye) is all over the Fleischers' "Gulliver" animated feature and their Superman cartoons, so Costello blew a lot of potential work with his "bad behavior"
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:33pm pottybear:

The best way to die is to sit under a tree, eats lots of bologna and salami, drink a case of beer and blow up.
-Art Donovan
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:34pm Pickled egghead:

Theres a quote for the ages !
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:35pm juooli:

headline from drudge: "players grandma to watch super bowl from prison" ; shouldnt that be a song title..
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:37pm P-90:

@juooli: I seem to remember Rex playing an old 45 with a similar title...
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:38pm Guido (Cologne):

Mike Roger adnd his Machine Guns?
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:39pm Guido (Cologne):

Who invented the slop?
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:39pm Pickled egghead:

"Granny was a convict and Junior was pigskin palooka"
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:39pm Mailman Tom:

Quentin Tarantino ripped off The Capers' "Iced Tea" melody for use as the soundtrack to his 2007 movie, Grindhouse !
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:41pm Guido (Cologne):

... actually ... he claimed, he invented the slop.
Could it be true?
It was around 1962 when he recorded
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:42pm juooli:

"Grandma turned 87 in prison doin life without parole"
  Sat. 2/1/14 2:43pm Brez:

We'll frug in this room when you're out of it!
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:44pm Guido (Cologne):

Real name: Hermann Glöckner in Heroldsberg, Germany.
Avatar Sat. 2/1/14 2:59pm Reeshard:

"Frigidaire..." Fantastic. Excellent edition of the program, Rex. Thanks for another perfect soundtrack to an Eagle Rock breakfast, the latter acquired at Oinkster.
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