My Wife's brother showed me this stuff. It's great. Her family used to travel from Athens, GA to Hendersonville, NC to visit family pretty often, and they apparently stayed at the Hendersonville Dutch Inn when they did.
Here's a postcard and brochure from the Hendersonville Dutch Inn, as well as a full scan of a directory describing all of their locations, as well as one not yet completed at the time of publication. If my brother-in-law's hand written additions are to be believed (and I see no reason they shouldn't be), this is from 1975. As always, clicking on these things makes them bigger.
I just dialed the phone number on that postcard, and it's someone's cell phone. Their outgoing voice-mail message plays Heart's "Barracuda". True story.
Seriously. This guy:
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I'm uploading this today because I'm listening it this morning. I love this record. There are no real surprises here, just a really solid, if maybe too short, collection of good stuff.
I got this when I was working at a coffee shop where a local record collector/dealer had dropped off a few crates of three dollar records for us to sell. I pulled this one out because it has a Lefty Frizzell song on it that I had heard bu did not own. I think that first night, I played this record for probably three hours straight. It may have been that Norma Jean song that hooked me.
Whatever it was (is), this remains my favorite country compilation. It's a good record for a Sunday morning, which is why I'm uploading it now, but it works pretty much any time. This is really good stuff.
And you should totally click on the link in the second paragraph and buy some records from Kurt. I say without hesitation that he has lots of stuff you want.
Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys - "Cheating"
Norma Jean - "Someplace To Cry"
Carl Butler and Pearl - "Loving Arms"
Lefty Frizzell - "Release Me"
Johnny Cash - "Delia's Gone"
Marty Robbins - "Are You Sincere?"
Stonewall Jackson - "Everybody But Me"
George Morgan - "Sweet, Sweet Lips"
Ray Price - "I'm Walking Slow (And Thinking 'Bout Her)"
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Well, this is a rare case. The Kasenetz / Katz song on this record isn't the highlight. "Sunshine Games" is great. I think they lyrics are about 8 words, and it'll get in your head and stay there for a while. Oh, the B-Side's no slouch, but this one's all about "Sunshine Games". All my lonely li-hiiiife, indeed.
Happy Thanksgiving, Americans!
Click here for Laurie Records No. 3400.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Another robot song! I don't know anything about this other than the fact that I got sort of ripped off, because "Do The Robot (Part 1)" on both sides of this single. There's a yellow-label Northbay pressing of this same single that has Part 2 on the B-side which I've seen listed on some Northern Soul websites, but very little information is available.
Anyway, this song's got a dude with a really deep voice saying "right on" and "robot" a few times. It's a good time. Oh, and there's a little skip in the fade-out, but you'll be okay.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Chaotic Hardcore from Chicago on Lengua Armada records. I played the hell out of this 7" in the mid-to-late '90s, and you'll probably hear the scratches and pops that resulted from that. This record has an incredible handmade tar-paper cover that looks even better now that it's had a few years to age and discolor the other images. I have included cover and label scans, but not the lyric sheet because it was too big to scan in one piece and I'm too lazy to piece it together using computer trickery.
Here's your link.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
If you're going to travel back in time and purchase a safe or alarm system, then the following information may prove useful. Alternately, if you are one of the writers or producers of the hit show Mad Men, maybe a character there would need to buy a safe. I've never seen Mad Men, though. Is it set before 1968? Then maybe one of them guys needs to go into the future and buy a safe. Timecop style. Whatever. You can click on these to make them bigger, if you want.