Friday, August 28, 2009

The Collins Kids on "Country Music Time"

The United States Air Force is sitting on a gold mine. I'm absolutely certain I'm not the only person who would pay money to own an archive of the Air Force's "Country Music Time" broadcasts. The Collins Kids (obviously), Ferlin Husky, Lefty Frizzell, Patsy Cline, hell, even Ray Stevens did one of these recordings. They've got to be out there somewhere. I can find very little information about this online, but someone's gotta know (I'm thinking of you, Red). If you know anything, please leave me a comment.

Also, Larry Collins is one of the best guitarists in the history of the instrument. Seriously, listen to that kid! Now, look at him:

This isn't my record, by the way. I borrowed from Devlin probably a year ago and have yet to return it. Sorry, Devlin. I still have your Ruby Wright record, too.

And now, it's Country Music Time with the Collins Kids!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies - "Groovy Grubworm"

Here's a good instrumental track about which I know very little except that it is sort of awesome and my friend Devlin has the sheet music. The cover to the sheet music looks kind of like something Johnny Ryan would draw. I like it. Here is it (from Devlin's Flickr thing):

Click here to download it. You will not regret it.

You should also, now that I think of it, buy a copy of Johnny Ryan's new book Prison Pit from your local comic shop. It should be out soon.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer

Click it to see it bigger.

From the 1962 revised edition of The Effects of Nuclear Weapons. Designed by the Lovelace Foundation.

There will be more stupid records soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Long Hair and Short Dresses

When I was 13 years old, I was the night-time (7:00 - 11:00 pm) DJ at 106.3, WKIG in Glennville, GA. The station was Adult Contemporary until 7:00, at which point it became Southern Gospel. I made $2.70 an hour. It was a good job. I got to play records all night unless there was a Braves game, and I learned more about Southern Gospel than most 13 or 14 year-olds probably know. I still occasionally pick up these records when I see them, but even if I didn't I'm not sure how I could pass up this one. The photo above is really blurry, but you can still get the idea. Johnnie Phillips and his Trio will be glad to tell you how long hair and short dresses are dragging our Lord's name to shame. And how there are no wheel chairs in heaven. This is good stuff. The back of this record has Johnnie's phone number written on it. I haven't gathered up the guts to call it yet. I wonder if he's still there.

Click Here to download "It's Country Gospel Time" by The Johnnie Philips Trio!

01) Long Hair and Short Dresses
02) It's Me Again, Lord
03) No Wheel Chairs In Heaven
04) I've Got All I Need
05) Saturday Satan
06) A Stranger
07) Precious Memories
08) The Devil Has No Hold On Me
09) I Saw The Light
10) I'll Have A New Life
11) God's Still On The Throne
12) Rank Stranger