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Greenville - The Long Ryders (CD: Psychedelic Country Soul) [Yep Roc]
Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service (45) 1970 [Capitol]
Runaway - Batteries Not Included (Digital album: BNI) [Batteries Not Included]
Ready For Love - The Pixies (CD: Beneath The Eyrie) [Infectious]
Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash - The Clovers (45) 1954 [Atlantic]
She Observes - The Singing Loins (CD: 13 Moon Songs From Merry Hell) [Vacilando '68]
Too Many People - The Leaves (45) 1966 [Mira]
When Love Turns To Hate - The Accelerators (CD: Marching To The Beat Of A Different Drummer) [Russo Syndicate]
Jamais Trop Tard Pour Linda - Rue '66 (CD: Rue '66) [Rue '66]
Act Naturally - Buck Owens & His Buckaroos (45) 1963 [Capitol]
I Could Die - Indonesian Junk (CD: Spiderbites) [Rum Bar]
I Say No, No More - Frances Burr & The KJ Trio (45) 1964 [Salem]
Run And Hide - The Empty Hearts (45) [Wicked Cool]
Jet Black Hair - The Goldstars (Digital single) [Mordorlorff Music]
Honey Bop - Wanda Jackson (45) 1958 [Capitol]
The Ballad Of Wilbur Ross - The Dogmatics (CD: She's The One) [Rum Bar]
Shame - The Kings Ransom (45) 1967 [Integra]
My Baby Don't Care - The Quatloos (CD: The Enthralling Sounds Of...) [Peter Fonda Records]
Your Love - The Olympics (45) 1959 [Demon]
Uh Oh - The Coolies (10" EP: Uh Oh, It's The Coolies) [Wicked Cool]
Trouble In Paradise - The Crests (45) 1960 [Coed]
Fraction Of A Reaction - Spud Bucket (Digital single) [no label]
Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl - The Barbarians (45) 1965 [Laurie]
No Good Woman - Mal Thursday w/ The Tree (Digital single) [Chunk Archives]
Make Me Lonely - Richard & The Young Lions (CD: Volume 2) [Wicked Cool]
Lily Mae - Johnny Sayles (45) 1969 [D. C. H.]
Sing This Song (Nah Nah Nah Nah Yeah Yeah Yeah) - The Bookends (Digital single) [Jem]
One Meatball - Dave Van Ronk (12" LP: No Dirty Names) 1966 [Verve Folkways]
Be On Your Way - Graham Day & The Forefathers (CD: Good Things) [Damaged Goods]
We Could Be Together - Johnathan Pushkar (CD: Straighten Up) [Jem]
When - The Kalin Twins (45) 1958 [Decca]
Bar Crawl - The Shiny Beasts (CD: Shiny Beasts) [Shiny Beasts]
Don't Talk To Strangers - The Beau Brummels (45) 1965 [Autumn]
We'll Meet Again - Greg Townson (12" LP: More! Travelin' Guitar) [Hi-Tide]
Before Anyone Else - Donaher (Digital single) [no label]
Greens - Willie Weems & The Outlaws (45) 1965 [Bran-Dee]
Sex In Het Maisveld - The Earwurms (Digital single) [no label]
Games - The Nova Local (45) 1967 [Decca]
Paisley In Paradise - The Woggles (2 x 7" EP: Please Leave Me My Mind) [Wicked Cool]
Poor Dino Valenti is no longer with us. The only surviving members of QMS are Greg Elmore and David Freiberg.
Was sad when we lost Gary Duncan recently, R.I.P.
The Clovers are so underrated!
Wow, Frances Burr, did she have any other records?
The Barbarians album on Laurie is really becoming quite the collectable.
Dave Van Ronk!
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". 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. 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. Over the years, it was recorded by The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Savo, 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.
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Van Ronk, Shel Silverstein & Tom Waits walk into a bar...
Still the best Invisible Playlist in the world...
My dad used to sing "You get no bread with one meat ball" around the house.
Shame by the king's ransom is a classic!
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