Sunday, May 24, 2020

As found in .....KICKS Vol. 3

Here's a project I've been wanting to do for a while. Compile (as much as possible) the music highlighted within the pages of KICKS magazine. For those not familiar with this small is THE go to place for coolness in the world of music. Written & distributed by (the late) Billy Miller & Miriam Linna who also started NORTON records. There were seven volumes of KICKS released, I have only four. 

This copy was bought when I visited NYC in the mid-80's and went to MIDNIGHT RECORDS.  Upon reading through any of the copies I owned..I always dreamed of finding the gems spoke of within the pages. This was mostly done with purchasing compilation LPs. Fast forward to the days of online music & here we are with this collection.

Someday...I'll do the same for other volumes!

By the way...if The Swanks don't get your feet movin' might want to check your pulse !

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Fourth from THE Box !!

Continuing on with the box set. This is the 4th cd within. Almost 1/2 way through...for those keeping count.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Rock-a-Billy Round-Up

Rock-a-billy music has been in my blood ever since I bought BEATLES '65 as a youngster and heard "Honey Don't". It would take some time for me to realize Carl Perkins was the originator on that one...but I was bitten but the bug! For the life of me..I can't figure out why I haven't showcased this genre here until now.

Rock-a-billy, straight-out rockers & some kicked up country tunes...all will someday meet the criteria for similar posts.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020

R.I.P. Mr. Penniman

 Sad to hear of the loss of a true pioneer. This material predates his more familiar SPECIALTY label releases.

Friday, May 8, 2020

More Re-ups....

Filling a request and for those who may have come late to the party....