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Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:27 am
by Jamie Renton
Thanks Will. That tracks been a firm favourite of mine for a while now, but I've yet to catch King Zepha live. Are they as good as I imagine they are?

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:16 pm
by will vine
Considering they had no guitarist for this gig (not explained) they did very well. The lead singer / saxophonist had also to swap to guitar himself, and to tell the truth, they had the odd rocky moment early on, but once they got going it was a heady mix of Toots, Laurel Aitken, Desmond Dekker, and some good originals, then all stations to Louis Jordan and Fats Domino.

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:35 am
by Jamie Renton
Bulgarian Gypsy blues.
Jony Iliev - Ma maren Ma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGAT0PIMSs

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:12 pm
by Jamie Renton
Joe Simon - Drowning in a Sea of Love https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=08t_uHnm_nc

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:53 pm
by NormanD
Jamie Renton wrote:Joe Simon - Drowning in a Sea of Love https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=08t_uHnm_nc


Here's a better link, I hope you don't mind me posting it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08t_uHnm_nc

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:41 pm
by Jamie Renton
NormanD wrote:I hope you don't mind me posting it


Why I'd horse whip you if I had a horse

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:15 pm
by Jamie Renton
Little Walter - Blue and Lonesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFi00j1joZ8

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:27 am
by Jamie Renton
I went to see The Sun Ra Arkestra for the first time yesterday. My mind was suitably blown.

"When There is no Sun" The didn't play this, but it's good for a post weekend salve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J71xlv1oXhg

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:21 pm
by NormanD
But did you have a chat with Marshall Allen, in Café Oto gents, about "The Days Of Wine and Roses"?

Not much to boast about, I suppose.

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:05 am
by will vine
I wasn't quite sure where to put this little gem. You might, not without reason, suggest the dustbin. And yet I think it's a thing of beauty, a little curio to be admired, if only once.
If you only get as far as the first announcement or skip through bits of it it will be worth it.

I think it's true to say that we've tested our memories as far and beyond what most of us here can manage and celebrated or at least acknowledged the pop tv shows Ready Steady Go, 6.5. Special, and Oh Boy but who remembers -

Cool For Cats ? The weekend didn't star here. It went out on a tuesday originally, later, I think, repeated on a saturday.....so here it is for you on sunday morning.

https://youtu.be/dfTZuDfyrv0

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:28 am
by NormanD
Well, thanks a million Will. The weekend's still happening and now it feels like a wet Tuesday. 1950s music tv always brings me down. That episode was, er, fascinating..... especially when the musical highlight was Connie Francis. Jim Backus played James Dean's father in "Rebel Without A Cause". Some comedians were not born for drama, and sometimes not even comedy.

Ah, it's sunny out. "Some Like It Hot" at the BFI this afternoon.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQIvhotZSUw

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 12:09 pm
by john poole
It would have been too much to be hoped for that it would have been the week that Buddy Holly & the Crickets appeared on the show.

Apparently the programme budget was only £200 per show, although it is difficult to see how they could have spent that much.

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 12:16 pm
by NormanD
http://whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/adults/roc ... knroll.htm for more on UK rock n roll tv.

I was once part of a pub quiz team with the guy who runs 'Whirligig TV'. He was amazing, for about one question in sixty.

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:05 pm
by uiwangmike
will vine wrote: Cool For Cats ? The weekend didn't star here. It went out on a tuesday originally, later, I think, repeated on a saturday.....so here it is for you on sunday morning.

Kent Walton signs off this edition with "See you Thursday". I seem to remember "See you Friday", but I guess it moved around. I was rather smitten by Mavis Ascott, the main dancer on the show. Years later she was one of the choreographers on Riverdance, and she was married to a noted bandleader in Ireland.
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-styl ... -1.1789898

Re: The Weekend Ends Here

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:53 pm
by AndyM
NormanD wrote: Jim Backus played James Dean's father in "Rebel Without A Cause".



And was the voice in the cartoons of Mr Magoo.