Friday, July 18, 2008

Funky Friday - The Joy Of Six

It's guest blogger time again, and here's a first - a Mr and Mrs post!
That snappy couple Devil Dick from The Devils Music (Psych Rock, Stoner Funk and Garage Goodies)and Jenn from Eye Eat Music (Punky nuggets, Hippy treats and Rocking Beats), have hand picked six - yes SIX rock-a-doodle dandies to fill your boogie boots, so over to that ol' Devil called Dick ...

We'd both like to thank Planet Mondo for having us do this little guest post over here at his world famous Mondo Atomic Blog!!! This is as it looks a HIS and HERS Collaboration for Your Funky Friday. Please Enjoy

Ladies first and she's giving you some Doo-Wop...

The Dells – “I want to Go Home”: Boy Group Harmonizers of the 50’s. Doo-Wop Born in a Chicago Burbs High School . Cut released late 1956.
The Dells – “I want to Go Home”

The Eternals –“Rocking in the Jungle”: Bronx Doo-Wop Groups 1st 45’ release originally titled “Christmas in the Jungle” which wasn’t working out so well since the holiday was over 8 months away. Careful where you step, you may cross a lion in your travels with this tune.
The Eternals –“Rocking in the Jungle”

The Coasters – “Sorry Gonna Have to Pass”: Storytelling R&B Vocal Group of the late 50s. They were outside the box when it came to Mainstream Doo-Wop, many would try to imitating their style in later years. But they are the Kings of weaving vocals around a story.
The Coasters – “Sorry Gonna Have to Pass”

The Devil's part of the show is 3 choice, little instrumental nuggets!

Jon Thomas – “Fat Back”: A nice little soulful instrumental R&B number with plenty of Killer organ and sax from1957
Jon Thomas – “Fat Back”

The Craftsmen – “Rock Along”: A kooky little rockin’ surf type instrumental from -1961: Plenty of crazy organ and twangy guitars a-go-go!!!
The Craftsmen – “Rock Along”

The Dartells – “Dartell Stomp”: Another Great Rockin’ Instrumental this time from 1963! More killer organ work, pumping bass and a driving drum beat and break that doesn’t quit!
The Dartells – “Dartell Stomp”

If these 6 little ditties don’t put a smile on your face this fine Friday then I don't know what will!!!

Now you you've filled your groovy boots here - why not pop on over to The Devils Music and Eye Eat Music for a bellyful of sizzling and scorching sounds


Anonymous said...

Thank-You Again
I out right stole the artwork as soon as I saw it
So Much Better then What I picked

Roman Empress said...

The Devil! And Mrs Devil! Woohoo! *Waves*. Especially like that organ grinder track.

Planet Mondo said...

Jenn - Thank you and Mr DD for this fistful of winners - I should point out though, it's not you and DD in the photo's. (It's not is it?)

RE - I can't make my mind up - The Dell's? The Coasters? The Craftsmen (which would make a great 'setting off on holiday' anthem ).

Simon said...

Great great tunes: A really good selection!

I had some pants like those.

Cocktails said...

Great tunes for a miserable Friday morning here in the office - have really cheered me up! Love those Craftsmen and Eternal tunes in particular.

Does anyone have that Cowabunga surf box set released.. ooh, about 10 years ago now? I didn't buy it at the time and I've been kicking myself ever since. It had some top Craftsmen style tunes on it.

Planet Mondo said...

Simon - isn't that the sort of thing you should be discreet about? Do they still make undies from man made fibres - 'undercrackers new from ICI'

I played all these tunes several times on the bounce, when I first heard them - I've never dipped in to Doo-Wop before but will give it a go now. Don't know the Cowabunga box, but the Las Vegas Grind albums are well worth digging out if you can find them.

Devil Dick said...

Right on!

Glad everyone seems to be enjoying the tunes!!!

Thanks for having us PM!!!

Too bad you lot are all across the you come come out to the asbury lanes tonight for the world famour 45 sessions!!!


Devil Dick said...

wtf did i just say....???

the you come come out....???

Then you could come out.


Simon said...

Hey I was seven. They came with matching vests. Which I took and hid behind the boiler. Because I hated vests. Still do.

Planet Mondo said...

DD it's right what they say - the devil does have all the best tunes. I'd love to hit one of those legendary Asbury Lanes sessions

Simon - actually I had some too, plus PJ's and a vest (gold)with Tiger Boy written on it.

Devil Dick said...

PM has a new name:


Planet Mondo said...

Tiger Boy - I can live with that. Of course I'll have to get pants to match (like those in the pic perhaps)

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

Here I am Mr. Mondo!

The choons are all dope! I'm a HUGE coasters fan - got all their stuff!

I'm headed over to DD's to show some love!

Peace and blessings.

The King Of Cool said...

These are so awesome. I really dig them. Thanks for sharing them. Cheers!

Planet Mondo said...

Hey Vince how about you and Mrs Vince doing a his 'n' hers post sometime?

TKOC - have yourself a pop over to DD's and Eye Eat Music blog for tons more tasty nuggets (links are in the main post)

Axe Victim said...

Blog meet. Details on my site for a right royal knees up.

Devil Dick said...

can not beleive this is 2 and a half years ago already!!!

where does time go....?