Bell Kelly's Teenage Wasteland

September 29, 2019 Options

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Options Greenville - The Long Ryders (CD: Psychedelic Country Soul) [Yep Roc]
Options Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service (45) 1970 [Capitol]
Options Runaway - Batteries Not Included (Digital album: BNI) [Batteries Not Included]

Options Ready For Love - The Pixies (CD: Beneath The Eyrie) [Infectious]
Options Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash - The Clovers (45) 1954 [Atlantic]
Options She Observes - The Singing Loins (CD: 13 Moon Songs From Merry Hell) [Vacilando '68]
Options Too Many People - The Leaves (45) 1966 [Mira]
Options When Love Turns To Hate - The Accelerators (CD: Marching To The Beat Of A Different Drummer) [Russo Syndicate]

Options Jamais Trop Tard Pour Linda - Rue '66 (CD: Rue '66) [Rue '66]
Options Act Naturally - Buck Owens & His Buckaroos (45) 1963 [Capitol]
Options I Could Die - Indonesian Junk (CD: Spiderbites) [Rum Bar]
Options I Say No, No More - Frances Burr & The KJ Trio (45) 1964 [Salem]
Options Run And Hide - The Empty Hearts (45) [Wicked Cool]

Options Jet Black Hair - The Goldstars (Digital single) [Mordorlorff Music]
Options Honey Bop - Wanda Jackson (45) 1958 [Capitol]
Options The Ballad Of Wilbur Ross - The Dogmatics (CD: She's The One) [Rum Bar]
Options Shame - The Kings Ransom (45) 1967 [Integra]
Options My Baby Don't Care - The Quatloos (CD: The Enthralling Sounds Of...) [Peter Fonda Records]
Options Your Love - The Olympics (45) 1959 [Demon]

Options Uh Oh - The Coolies (10" EP: Uh Oh, It's The Coolies) [Wicked Cool]
Options Trouble In Paradise - The Crests (45) 1960 [Coed]
Options Fraction Of A Reaction - Spud Bucket (Digital single) [no label]
Options Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl - The Barbarians (45) 1965 [Laurie]
Options No Good Woman - Mal Thursday w/ The Tree (Digital single) [Chunk Archives]

Options Make Me Lonely - Richard & The Young Lions (CD: Volume 2) [Wicked Cool]
Options Lily Mae - Johnny Sayles (45) 1969 [D. C. H.]
Options Sing This Song (Nah Nah Nah Nah Yeah Yeah Yeah) - The Bookends (Digital single) [Jem]
Options One Meatball - Dave Van Ronk (12" LP: No Dirty Names) 1966 [Verve Folkways]
Options Be On Your Way - Graham Day & The Forefathers (CD: Good Things) [Damaged Goods]

Options We Could Be Together - Johnathan Pushkar (CD: Straighten Up) [Jem]
Options When - The Kalin Twins (45) 1958 [Decca]
Options Bar Crawl - The Shiny Beasts (CD: Shiny Beasts) [Shiny Beasts]
Options Don't Talk To Strangers - The Beau Brummels (45) 1965 [Autumn]
Options We'll Meet Again - Greg Townson (12" LP: More! Travelin' Guitar) [Hi-Tide]

Options Before Anyone Else - Donaher (Digital single) [no label]
Options Greens - Willie Weems & The Outlaws (45) 1965 [Bran-Dee]
Options Sex In Het Maisveld - The Earwurms (Digital single) [no label]
Options Games - The Nova Local (45) 1967 [Decca]
Options Paisley In Paradise - The Woggles (2 x 7" EP: Please Leave Me My Mind) [Wicked Cool]


Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Sun. 9/29/19 3:10pm Mailman Tom:

Poor Dino Valenti is no longer with us. The only surviving members of QMS are Greg Elmore and David Freiberg.
  Sun. 9/29/19 3:12pm Jett:

Was sad when we lost Gary Duncan recently, R.I.P.
  Sun. 9/29/19 3:20pm Jett:

The Clovers are so underrated!
  Sun. 9/29/19 3:40pm Jett:

Wow, Frances Burr, did she have any other records?
  Sun. 9/29/19 4:11pm Jett:

The Barbarians album on Laurie is really becoming quite the collectable.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 9/29/19 4:26pm Mailman Tom:

Dave Van Ronk!
  Sun. 9/29/19 4:28pm DaveinPA:

In 1855, while living at Cloverden in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lane wrote the song "The Lone Fish Ball"; after decades as a staple of Harvard undergraduates', it was modernized into the popular hit "One Meat Ball".[1] The song is composed upon an old English folk song entitled “Sucking Cider Through a Straw”.

According to Morgan, the song is based upon an actual experience of Lane's at a restaurant in Boston, although the reality involved a half-portion of macaroni, rather than a fish ball. The song goes on to relate the impoverished diner's embarrassment at the hands of a disdainful waiter. After becoming popular among Harvard undergraduates, it was translated into a mock Italian operetta, Il Pesceballo by faculty members Francis James Child, James Russell Lowell, and John Knowles Paine, set to a pastiche of grand opera music, and performed in Boston and Cambridge to raise funds for the Union army.[1][2] A fish ball was for breakfast, a cooked fish and potatoes pan fried together, in New England.

In 1944, the song was revived by Tin Pan Alley songwriters Hy Zaret and Lou Singer in a more bluesy format as "One Meat Ball", and the recording by Josh White became one of the biggest hits of the early part of the American folk music revival.[1] Over the years, it was recorded by The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Savo,[3] Lightnin' Hopkins, Lonnie Donegan, Dave Van Ronk, Ry Cooder, Washboard Jungle, Tom Paxton, Shinehead, Ann Rabson, Calvin Russell, and of course Josh White, among many others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 9/29/19 4:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Van Ronk, Shel Silverstein & Tom Waits walk into a bar...
Still the best Invisible Playlist in the world...
  Sun. 9/29/19 4:33pm AL:

My dad used to sing "You get no bread with one meat ball" around the house.
  Sun. 9/29/19 7:27pm Harold Fridkis:

Shame by the king's ransom is a classic!
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