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Beat Jazz - Pictures From A Gone World - Vol. 2

Released on the Pesky Serpent label after volume one was, as the saying goes, real real gone. Nonetheless a fingersnappin' set of goatee growers, bent bop tunes, slang poetry & crazy cookin' cats that're really on the stick. They're all here: Dexter Gordon's rival Wardell Gray…

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Remembering Hound Dog Taylor - (April 12, 1915 - December 17, 1975)



When Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor sat down on his battered folding chair, slipped his steel slide onto his six-fingered left hand and tore into one of his foot-stomping shuffles, supercharged boogies or a searing slow blues, he had one thing in…

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Bob Geddins' Cava-Tone Records Story





Acrobat Records (UK) presents "Bob Geddins' Cava-Tone Records Story 1946-49," featuring 24 ground-breaking tracks from the Oakland, California blues, gospel and R&B producer.



1 Prison Bound - Fulson, Lowell…

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Wes Race - The Full Vout







Hipsters, Daddy-O’s, Cool Cats and Kittens, I’ve got but two words for you ... Wes Race!

Do you know what real is? Wes Race ...

Do you know what funky is? Wes Race ...

Do you know what truth is? Wes Race…

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Funky Friday the 13th - It's Bad y'Know

FUNKIFY YOUR FRIDAY THE 13th...HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND,Y'ALL!!!

                             

Early Ernest Tubb in his Jimmie Rodgers days

 

 

R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know…

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Interview: Robert Crumb on the Death of Authentic Rural Music

Interview: Robert Crumb on the Death of Authentic Rural Music





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Happy Birthday Little Richard! A Wop Bop A Lu Mop A Wop Bam BOOM!

Little Richard

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The screaming vocals, rattling keyboard style and outrageous showmanship of Little Richard set the standard for the flamboyant excess rock 'n' roll has come to symbolize.

Little Richard - Black Diamond…

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Added by madeline burke on December 5, 2013 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

Lenny Bruce

 Lenny Bruce

The man who spawned modern comedy, Lenny Bruce was born today in 1925. Instead of a selection of his well-known monologues from stage and TV appearances, here is Dance Hall Racket, a low budget exploitation movie, which…

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Added by madeline burke on October 12, 2013 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

Harry Nilsson - One The Best of Nilsson

One: The Best of Nilsson offers up 36 tracks from the beloved late singer/songwriter and "Lost Weekend with John Lennon" enabler. There are a fair amount of Harry Nilsson compilations available and this one's as good as the best of them, providing listeners with an even-handed mix of hits…

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Added by madeline burke on August 5, 2013 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

Cover Songs by Harry Nilsson

Few would argue that Harry Nilsson was one of the best and most unique American singer-songwriters of his time. Nilsson crafted complex multi-layered vocal pop for his amazing voice, which had a range of three and one-half octaves. He wrote beautiful, personal, and emotional songs that earned him the respect of his peers, critical acclaim, and occasional…

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The Isley Brothers - Givin' It Back

Thought I'd share a little Isley Brothers...

 

 

So much has gone under the bridge that we’ve all but forgotten that era when racial lines were not obliterated but smudged in such a way that it was a little tough to find the line between black and white. By the early 1970s we had been through the civil rights upheaval and the backlash that made martyrs out of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.…

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Added by madeline burke on August 4, 2013 at 6:53am — 2 Comments

Stan Freberg: The Old Payola Roll Blues (1960)





Stan Freberg: The Old Payola Roll Blues (1960)



Stan Freberg: The Old Payola Roll Blues (1960)

While British commentators congratulate their culture on its history of comedy and satire (Peter Sellers,…

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Added by madeline burke on August 3, 2013 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

Unusual Musical Instruments

You mean this device plays music, too?



This article will cover a few bizarre musical instruments, an oddities used by musicians to convey that special feeling or a melody. Some of the uniquely crafted items may cost a fortune, others are very simple and can be easily assembled from parts found in your kitchen. All of them have loads of character, and that special sound that no other instrument can make.



"The madness" started in 1619 with the "Temple of Music"…

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Added by madeline burke on July 31, 2013 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Happy 70th Birthday Mick~!!!The Rolling Stones: Acoustic Motherfuckers. 1968-1993 Unreleased acoustic versions

 

 

Track List:

01. Dear Doctor (London, Olympic Sound Studios 13 - 23.5 1968)

02. You Got The Silver…

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Added by madeline burke on July 26, 2013 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

Books are People too!

 Here are a few books I thought you should know about...maybe you already do...

Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley (North Texas Lives of Musicians)



Living in the Woods in a Tree is an…

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Added by madeline burke on July 24, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Books are People Too....

Here are three interesting, off beat books I think you should know about and consider them for a summer read....If you like your literature a bit on the edge, I would say, you gotta get 'em! I have read American Bastards and it was certainly as entertaining, insightful and weird as any book I have read to a date. I have read The Chitlin Circuit at three or four times and use it often as a reference. I'm just starting Sun Ra' This Planet Is Doomed....You could say I'm booked for the whole…

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Added by madeline burke on July 24, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Parliament - Osmium (1970)

Damn this Album is so fun to listen to! "Osmium" was the first album by funk band "Parliament" and led by George Clinton. This album does not sound like what someone would usually think a Parliament album would sound like. It is very funny, with catchy lyrics and sweet harmonies.There is yodeling, there are bagpipes! I…

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Added by madeline burke on July 22, 2013 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

New Member Policy

Due to the unusually high number of new member requests whose I.P. addresses check positive for being known spammers anyone who wishes to join the Cirkus please upload a profile picture. Or post a blog to the wall. I can usually spot a bad email address and if your name and other id info look hinky its a "no go". I check…

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Added by madeline burke on July 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Yank Rachell

James "Yank" Rachell was the primary exponent of blues mandolin, although he also played guitar, violin, harp and sang expertly well. Born on a farm outside Brownsville, Tennessee, Yank Rachell picked up the mandolin at the age of eight, mainly teaching himself; an early encounter with "Hambone" Willie…

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Added by madeline burke on July 14, 2013 at 1:07pm — 4 Comments

Louie Bluie - Howard Armstrong

Louie Bluie - Howard Armstrong



Howard Armstrong, the last guardian of a vanishing African-American tradition of string-band music, died in 2003, in Boston, where he lived. He was 94.

Mr. Armstrong played 22 instruments although he was best known as a fiddle and mandolin player. He performed with a virtuoso's panache, pleasing audiences with fast…

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Added by madeline burke on July 14, 2013 at 1:03pm — No Comments

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