Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl of the Week is Koko Taylor along with the girls of 60's Rhythm & Blues!

Crayons to Perfume presents the ladies of 60's rhythm & blues with our girl of the week, KoKo Taylor. Koko rose from being a Tennessee share croppers daughter to being Chicago's Queen of the Blues when she met Willie Dixon who helped her get signed to Chess Records in 1962. Koko released many records in her day, but it was the live performances that were her passion. Right up until her death in 2009 she was still touring and doing about 200 dates a year!

We also hear from the great Barbara Lynn, Little Ester, Sinner Strong, Queen Ester, and Mitty Collier, all on our show #19 which you can hear, here. You can stream via the pop up player and download using the mp3-128k link.

Mitty Collier was a frequent guest on the short lived TV show The Beat!!!. Here she is doing I Had A Talk With My Man.

-I'm really excited about our next show - featuring Girls in the Garage! Tune in Wednesday at 7pm!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week Is Cristina of Los Stops in our Lovely Ladies of Latin 60's music SPECIAL!

Cristina sang with Los Stop (later re-named Los Tops for a time), in the late 60's, recording for Spain's famous Belter Records. Cristina always dreamed of being famous, and her dreams came true!!! Here she's singing the Spanish pop song Tres Cosas

We've saved her more rockin' stuff for our show, so now tune into Crayons To Perfume's Lovely Ladies of Latin music special, show #10, and enjoy the sounds of 60's Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil!

-Crayons To Perfume is hosted weekly by Glynis Ward, DJ girl group girl, who does not speak Spanish or Portuguese and it's very evident on this broadcast, so please be gentle! Here's our show archive

Playlist Show #10

Cristina Y Los Stop: Extende Tu Brazos (Extend Your Arms – Reach Out!)
Cristina Y Los Stop: Molino a Viento
Cristina Y Los Stop: El Ultimo Tren A Clarksville (Last Train To Clarksville)
Cristina Y Los Stop: Los Dos Tan Felices So Happy Together
Cristina Y Los Stop: El Turista 199.999
Angelica Maria: Brebaje de Amore
Los Mary: Jets Dulces Tonterias
Kippy Casado: Loca Yo
Queta Garay: 96 Lagrimas
Las Chics: Samba Lulu
Los Robin: No te alejes
Wanderlea: Boa Noite, Meu Bem (Goodnight Irene)
La Lupe: Don’t Play That Song
Los TNT: Tu Loca Juventud (Crazy Youth)
Las Cuatro Monedas (The Four Coins): Mi Bote De Remo (The Boat That I Row)
La Mosquitas: Hacelo Conmigo
Vanusa: Colores
Lorella con Los Shakers Sola Estoy
Pili & Mili – Un Chico Moderno
Marta Maizan Ven Con Nostros
Silvana Velasco: Dime Dime
Unknown: Love Loves to Love Love

Monday, September 8, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week is Coventry Fairchild, folk-rock femme extraordinaire!

Coventry Fairchild was the lead singer of Miami 60's folk-rock outfit The Clefs of Lavender Hill. Still in her teens, Coventry had the voice of a far more mature woman. She sang with her brother Travis, usually in duets that he wrote; the most well known of which is 'Stop, Get A Ticket'.

Here's a fab, catchy song Coventry, and her band did for Date Records, Travis wrote it!

Now check out more of the Clefs of Lavender Hill, along with a handful of other female folk-rockers, garage girls and pop princesses, on this week's Crayons To Perfume!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Crayons to Perfume Girl of The Week: TAMMY! The Puerto Rician Dynamo

Tammy (no last name known) was a child recording star in her homeland of Puerto Rico. She has two LP's and a half of her own (one half shared with Julio Angel, the Puerto Rican equivellent of Paul Anka in the 60's). The records are a mixture of popular songs, some traditional music and amazingly rockin' tunes.

 I think her best is 'Perro Que Ladra (no muerde)' - a dog that barks does not bite - (pretty much a cover of  'Shaggy Dog').

'Una Chica Ye Ye' is another goodie!

I found the 2 a Go Go LP in a thrift store for .25 cents on my honeymoon, I'd say it was a pretty good deal.

Crayons to Perfume is coming soon to WFMU's Ichiban Soul, hosted by Glynis Ward, DJ girlgroupgirl



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The World's Most Popular Instrument

Billboard magazine ad, 10/14/1966.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Pure Country

Here's the Billboard magazine (10/08/1966) promoting Johnny Dollar's then-new 45rpm recording of Windburn. What tickles me is the reference to "pure country" which is perhaps a little surprising in light of the fact that the recording was positively saturated with the sounds of country fuzztone guitar!  And that is, to be sure, a fine thing.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Ball State University Singers, 1966

To be quite frank, I am pretty sure I would be unable to fully appreciate the music made by the Ball State University Singers, but I can't quit admiring this fantastic photo.  Via the Ball State University Digital Archives.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Where I'd Like To Have Spent Christmas Forty-Seven Years Ago

The Imperial Hotel at 355 Peachtree Street in Atlanta was home to a succession of nightclubs in the old days, and my fellow Ichiban stalwart Greg G has shared many great ads for them in the past, both here and at his invaluable Atlanta Time Machine site. But to the best of my knowledge, he doesn't have this particular one!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sax on the beach

I fully expect my blogging privileges to be revoked after that groaner.  But in the meantime, check out Louis Jordan as he throws himself a beach party of the shores of Lake Michigan, 1966. Via the JET magazine archives.  Also pictured, the "leggy lovelies" Agatha Collins, Gwendolyn Roberts and Phyllis Campbell.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mondo Topless Radio Extravaganza

Thanks to my pal Phil for sending along these fantastic screen captures of radio shots from Russ Meyer's Mondo Topless

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Otis Redding on stage at the Whiskey A Go-Go in 1966.  Image borrowed from the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The "IN" Sound for August 16th, 1966!!

It's Day Two of our week (well, five days, anyway) of visits to the strange world of forty-six years ago, with noted NYC deejay Harry Harrison as our guide. Today he takes his cue from prominent Bartlesville, Oklahoma Explorer Scout John Clark (I can't find any evidence of him on the internet), who suggests he talk to Tommy Roe about his newest hit single, "Sweet Pea," which he then proceeds to do. Afterwards, he makes his pitch to join the U.S. Army, which really wasn't a wise move  that year. Be sure to tune in tomorrow, when Harry's guests will be... the Young Rascals!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The "IN" Sound for August 15th, 1966!!

Let's take a trip back to this very day forty-six years ago with Harry Harrison, when, on the recommendation of guest DJ Dave Brehm (RIP) of WGEZ in Beloit, WI, he plays us "Lost in My World," the latest single from the Outsiders, then has a chat with lead singer Sonny Geraci and lead guitarist Bill Bruno. Fair warning: no matter how convincing you find Harry's sales pitch, you definitely do not want to join the Army in late 1966! Trust me on this one.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ray Price Month

Ray Price - Walking Slow (And Thinking 'Bout Her)

Image courtesy of Pure Country: The Leon Kagarise Archives, 1961 - 1971.

The !!!! Beat

For the whole scoop on this program, be sure to check out Robert Wilonsky's article in the Dallas Observer from a few months back. The image was borrowed from the Ebony archives.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Roger Miller on the Grand Ole Opry, Part Two

Technically, this is the wrong image, but it'll do as a placeholder

Roger Miller - "King Of The Road/Dang Me"

As I said last week:
     Today's selection comes from the record library of WCON in Cornelia, GA, where it was presumably played once, filed away, and forgotten until a few years ago, when I bought it in a stack of 50 or so Opry episodes at the J&J Flea Market in Athens.
      While neither the record nor the track listing sheet are dated, in his introduction on Program No.  231 (two weeks earlier), Bill Monroe had said that Miller would  have a TV show in the Fall, which dates this to somewhere between January and September 1966. On this episode, Roger is introduced by Hank Locklin, the host of the week. I've never found a lot of information about this syndicated version of the Opry, so I welcome any further data from you folks out there in Radioland.     These are the only appearances by Roger on the Opry that I have, but I'll probably be digging into them for some other surprises sooner or later. Don't touch that dial!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Roger on Tour

My late friend Kurt Neiburg, former proprietor of Sound Trax Records in Clemson, SC, once told me about seeing Roger Miller live at an outdoor show on Bowman Field there when he he was a teen-ager*. As he described it, Roger was pretty drunk, and played his whole set while sitting precariously balanced on a stool. Thanks to Billboard's Music on Campus special issue (3/19/66; apparently not included in Google Books' Billboard archives) I can now confirm that Kurt attended this show on Monday, March 28, 1966. He would have been 13 at the time (Kurt, not Roger). It seems odd that they would have held an outdoor event like this on a Monday, but that's what he told me, and I'm afraid that follow-up questions aren't an option. I did check to see if I could find any corroborative evidence, but neither the local nor the college paper there are archived online, and I don't feel like traveling 80 miles and back again to check the microfilm for you folks. Sorry.

*Kurt also saw the Electric Prunes at the Anderson (SC) Civic Center, but I have no corroborative evidence to share at this time.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Roger Miller on the Grand Ole Opry, Part One

     Today's selection comes from the record library of WCON in Cornelia, GA, where it was presumably played once, filed away, and forgotten until a few years ago, when I bought it in a stack of 50 or so Opry episodes at the J&J Flea Market in Athens.
     While neither the record nor the track listing sheet are dated, in his introduction, Bill Monroe says that Roger will have a TV show in the Fall, which dates this to somewhere between January and September 1966. I've never found a lot of information about this syndicated version of the Opry, so I welcome any further data from you folks out there in Radioland.
    Next week, we'll be presenting his segment from a return engagement three weeks later. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Roger Miller - "Husbands and Wives"

So... once more, I got scooped by our Beloved Ringleader, who already posted the song in question while I was busy digitizing some upcoming surprises for you that haven't been heard by the public in 46 years (stay tuned for further details!), but I've still got more to offer on this particular subject: to wit, the document below.

I like this one a lot, but maybe not as much as Debbie. I do recall a conversation with Mr. William Orten Carlton in which he cited this as his favorite Miller lyric. In matters of a musical, Ort is rarely wrong (or succinct!)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Jayne Mansfield Shows Off Her Puppies

More unseen 1966 photos here
Found via this blog, which is good.
Those among you who are disappointed that my post 
title was not an off-color metaphor should click here instead.