Bell Kelly's Teenage Wasteland

November 18, 2018 Options


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Options Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - The Plastic Pals (CD: Psychic Reader) [Paraply Records] 3:00
Options Gotta Get Away (Listen: ) - The Blues Magoos (45) 1966 [Mercury] 3:0505
Options My Gorilla (Listen: ) - Les Envahisseurs (12" LP: Garage Monkeys) [Soundflat] 3:0745

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(Listen: ) mic break: 3:1050

 
Options Ballad Of Madface And The Baby (Listen: ) - Palmyra Delran & The Dopple Gang (CD: Come Spy With Me) [Wicked Cool] 3:1150
Options Lady Love (Listen: ) - The Del-Larks (45) 1958 [East West] 3:1510
Options Margaritas And Second Hand Smoke (Listen: ) - Justine & The Unclean (CD: Heartaches And Hot Problems) [Rum Bar] 3:1715
Options Love (Listen: ) - The Wellington Arrangement (45) 1970 [Decca] 3:2030
Options Mr. Nervous (Listen: ) - The Grip Weeds (CD: Trip Around The Sun) [Jem] 3:2340
Options What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) (Listen: ) - The Tams (45) 1963 [ABC-Paramount] 3:2620

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(Listen: ) mic break: 3:2820

 
Options What I Wouldn't Do (Listen: ) - The Bookends (CD: Far Away But Around) [Otto Raw Recordings] 3:30
Options No Escape (Listen: ) - The Seeds (45) 1967 [GNP Crescendo] 3:3230
Options Gold Rush (Listen: ) - Penny Ikinger (CD: Tokyo) [Off The Hip] 3:3440
Options Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Listen: ) - Jivin' Gene & The Jokers (45) 1959 [JIN / Mercury] 3:3725
Options Stressed Out (Listen: ) - The Autoramas (CD: Libido) [Soundflat] 3:3955
Options Gary, Please Don't Sell My Diamond Ring (Listen: ) - Wendy Hill (45) 1965 [Liberty] 3:4235

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Options Tomorrow Came Today (Listen: ) - The Dahlmanns (CD: American Heartbeat) [Pop Detective] 3:4715
Options Pills (Listen: ) - Bo Diddley (45) 1961 [Checker] 3:5035
Options We Leave It All Behind (Listen: ) - Mod Hippie (CD: Wannabe Nobody) [Karma Frog] 3:5320
Options Satisfaction Guaranteed (Listen: ) - The Mourning Reign (45) 1966 [Link] 3:5655
Options Smoke & Blood (Listen: ) - The Infrared Radiation Orchestra (CD: Sumus Quod Sumus) [GTG] 3:5910

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Options Manila Gorilla (Listen: ) - King Cornelius & The Silverbacks (CD: Swinging Simian Sounds) [Soundflat] 4:0455
Options Bila (Listen: ) - The Versatones (45) 1958 [All Star] 4:0750
Options Nothing But The Truth (Listen: ) - The Invisible Surfers (CD: Desert King) [Lost In Tyme] 4:10
Options It Shouldn't Happen To A Dog (Listen: ) - The English Setters (45) 1966 [Glad Hamp] 4:1250
Options Lost In Woof (Listen: ) - The Berkelliters (45) [Soundflat] 4:1510
Options Johnny Get Angry (Listen: ) - Joanie Sommers (45) 1962 [Warner] 4:1805

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Options She's Obsessed With Herself (Listen: ) - The Ar-Kaics (CD: In Time) [Wick] 4:2415
Options Under My Thumb (Listen: ) - Del Shannon (45) 1966 [Liberty] 4:2740
Options Get The Message (Listen: ) - Miriam & Nobody's Babies (45) [Norton] 4:3020
Options I Want You (Listen: ) - Tony And Terri (45) 1965 [Mercury] 4:3250
Options She'll Never Be Mine (Listen: ) - Groovy Uncle (CD: Meanwhile Back In Medieval Britain) [Trouserphonic] 4:3545
Options Chip Chip (Listen: ) - The Mello-Kings (45) 1959 [Herald] 4:3855

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Options Hurt By Love (Listen: ) - Richard & The Young Lions (CD: Volume 1) [Wicked Cool] 4:4310
Options Don't Know (Listen: ) - The Vistas (45) 1965 [Melbourne] 4:4530
Options Come & Go (Listen: ) - The Kryng (45) [Kuriosa] 4:48
Options Who Do You Love (Listen: ) - Ronnie Hawkins (45) 1963 [Roulette] 4:4955
Options Need A Little Lovin' (Listen: ) - Carrie (CD: Carrie) 1995 [Magical Jack] 4:5230
Options Yogi (Listen: ) - The Ivy Three (45) 1960 [Shell] 4:5525
Options Istanbul Twist (Listen: ) - Les Separatwists (12" LP: Bar Walking) [Soundflat] 4:5735

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Listener comments!

Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:05pm Sid:

I'm runnin' like a cat on a hot tin roof! Even if it's only 45 degrees.
  Sun. 11/18/18 3:19pm noel:

When it's 45 in February you'll be walkin' around in shorts.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:41pm Sid:

Actually, after the snow and 30 deg weather we had last week in the eastern US, 45 does seem like something of a reprieve
  Sun. 11/18/18 3:43pm noel:

I got my window open today. Took my wife 2.5 hours to go from Elizabeth to Short Hills Thursday. I was reading Google Traffic to guide her on the phone. Would have been double that if I hadn't.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:45pm Sid:

That and the Waze live map are good. I don't remember how I lived w/o my GPS in the car w traffic.
  Sun. 11/18/18 3:47pm noel:

Rotten drivers and bad weather reports cause that mess. I'll look up Waze thanks.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:47pm Sid:

Although Thursday was an epic fail from down her in MD all the way up to Boss-town.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:48pm Sid:

Down ~here~ in Central Maryland....
  Sun. 11/18/18 3:49pm noel:

She had a 9 mile commute which takes 40 minutes normally. North East jersey is a BEAST.
  Sun. 11/18/18 3:51pm noel:

by Center Md you mean over by I81 or DC corridor.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:51pm Sid:

I heard stories of school childern sleeping in schools in North Jersey. And apparently the new Bayonne Bridge is steeper than it used to be.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:52pm Sid:

Central MD - I-81 corridor near Hagerstown.
  Sun. 11/18/18 3:55pm noel:

Passed it on the way back from Charlestown WV. The road outside my apartment was too steep and cars got stuck there too. The ice was everywhere. The state Brined it on Wednesday but it just was too much snow and ice.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 3:57pm Sid:

Huh, so they did brine in advance? The temps were lower than they forecast originally.
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:00pm noel:

They brine every time bad weather is forecast. I can't blame the DOT. It was the rapidity and aggressiveness of the storm and bad driving. My wife's from ERIE Pa. and can drive through anything. Last Christmas she pull us out of 34 inches in Erie.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 4:06pm Sid:

Yeah, lake effect snow expertise is no match for bad drivers and urban gridlock.
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 4:08pm Sid:

Darren McGavin - Kolchak The Christmas Stalker!
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 11/18/18 4:16pm Mailman Tom:

Darren McGavin, one of my top favorite TV stars!
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 4:17pm Sid:

Singing dogs! Am I on the Christmas station?
Avatar Sun. 11/18/18 4:18pm Sid:

I think I still have my Casio keyboard that does the dog effect!
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:23pm noel:

Love a dog song other than the Christmas ones.
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:23pm noel:

Spanakopita, Moussaka, Souvlaki, Pastitsio mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:24pm seth from muddy creek:

Tick tock. Bendix. Rutt’s. What up roadside jersey food!
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:24pm seth from muddy creek:

21 egg platter!
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:25pm seth from muddy creek:

Malibu!
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:28pm noel:

Del does it good
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:29pm noel:

Blue Turns to Grey by Cliff is nice too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 11/18/18 4:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 11/18/18 4:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Whooodooo yoo luuuuv
...eeeeeeEEEEYAHHHH !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 11/18/18 4:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

RonnieHawkins & - essentially - The Band...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 11/18/18 4:59pm steveo:

Nobody's business but the Turks'
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:59pm noel:

Must've been 50+ years since I heard that Yogi Booboo song.
  Sun. 11/18/18 4:59pm noel:

Diz Yer Maw Drink Wine
  Sun. 11/18/18 5:00pm yults:

happy 18th
  Mon. 11/19/18 11:19am Son of Short Hills:

Noel: DNA evidence of my sordid past during the hoary days of the 1950's and 60's still likely exists in soil samples in and around Colonial Way and by both St. Rose of Lima and Glenwood School.
  Thu. 11/22/18 10:14am hypoallergenic hippie:

Last week's show, November 11, you played a novelty song by "The JEFFERSON HANDKERCHIEF." Do you have any idea how its songwriter, Challenge Records chief talent scout Dave Burgess, may have specifically chosen a Jefferson Airplane tribute pseudonym?
  Fri. 11/23/18 2:57pm former hippie:

No, but I'm a willing learner. I'm not willing enough to google it myself right now, but would love to hear why.
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 11/23/18 3:48pm Peapeagirl:

Yeah Ronnie, yeah The Band!!!
Not enough punch/pop or I think Wendy might have chartered better. Still can't believe Gary is
Jerry's son. I hear, "This Diamond Ring," and see the telethon in my minds eye.
  Sat. 11/24/18 6:15pm hypoallegenic hippie:

Thanks to a DJ giving my humorous and informative excursions a warm home (vs grievance-imagining narcissists deleting this listener away).
Thanks to JOHNNY MATHIS for giving us JEFFERSON AIRPLANE.


Searching "JEFFERSON HANDKERCHIEF" and "I'm Allergic to Flowers" merely yields songwriter Dave Burgess' name. (YouTube comments for the song may yield more info.)


In 1957, Challenge Records (bad label name, stress-inducing) was founded with singing cowboy Gene Autry. Singer-songwriting studio musician Dave Burgess was brought on board to bring the label success. That year when he assembled other musicians to join in the recording of a song of his, the throwaway what-do-we-put-on-the-"B"-side jam with Burgess on rhythm guitar was the million-selling sensation, "Tequila."


In 1962, Challenge rechristened embryonic talent Marty Buchwald to record as MARTY BALIN; he'd release 2 singles including a Burgess-written track. Even with Glen Campbell on guitar these weren't noteworthy, even bad. A few years later Balin took off with Jefferson Airplane's different music style.


Therefore, "I'm Allergic to Flowers" by "Jefferson Handkerchief" is most certainly a personal wink and tip of the cap from Dave Burgess to one that got away.


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Lemme BOOKMARK some links, beginning with a 2017 blog post itemizing many names passing through Challenge. Micky Dolenz ! Those Blossoms' records you've played weren't hits ?

Next, from April of this year: "Modern [Records] owner Jules Bihari pulled a gun on me."

Then, Believe It or Not: Bored with playing the same songs on the road, replacement Champs Seals and Croft switch bands with the Crickets, thinking the audience won't notice. By T. Morgan




https://kimsloans.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/champions-challenge/

https://beachcomber.news/content/real-story-tequila-part-2

http://www.tmorganonline.com/index.php/gene-autry-the-singing-cowboy-and-his-challenge
  Sun. 11/25/18 12:00am hypoallergenic hippie:

@ppg: And Gary Lewis ghost singer Ron Hicklin is Michael Shelley's guest next Saturday. Darn I couldn't attend Gary Lewis' latest visit to Springfield, NJ's free concerts this summer.
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