Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I got all excited about the name of this band until I realized it referred to their record label, Indestructible Records. I had previously been imagining a group of metallic bulletproof robotic automatons dressed in marching-band gear. Dash it all.
Fans of a certain British comedy troupe may recognize this melody.
Indestructible Military Band - The Liberty Bell March
Sunday, October 11, 2009
This obscure Western Swing band from Texas lays down a really primitive and ill-rehearsed version of the perenially spooky Emmett Miller classic. Love it.
Bob Skyles and his Skyrockets - Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The Grinnel Giggers were a rural band from the Missouri-Arkansas border, near an inlet from the Mississippi River named Big Lake. The band took its name from a type of fishing done in the Big Lake area. Locals would find in these pools a "trash fish" known as Grinnel (also known as Bowfin), and they would "gig" them in the same way that one would go frog-gigging.
The Grinnel Giggers made only eight recordings, all done in one session in Memphis, May 1930.
The Grinnel Giggers - Duck Shoes Rag