Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Monster Rock 'N' Roll


As Halloween is approaching I thought I would give these old rockers as airing. From an Lp called "Monster Rock 'n' Roll" on the Crypt label with a dedication to Screaming Lord Sutch. One can see why he would enjoy some of these offerings. Mostly from the late 50's. The tracks are as follows-


1. Monster Hop - Bert Convy
2. Mad House Jump - The Daylighters
3. Split Personality - Jim Burgett
4. The Monster Hop - Jimmy Dee
5. Nightmares - John Sowell
6. The Horror Show - Sharkey Todd
7. Igor;s Party - Tony's Monstrosities

Bert Convy.

"Convy was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Monica and Bert Convy. Convy was a member of the 1950s vocal band, The Cheers, who had a Top 10 hit in 1955 with "Black Denim Trousers (and Motorcycle Boots)". He was also a minor league baseball player."

The Daylighters.

"The Daylighters -- not to be confused with the Texas blues band of the same name -- was a Chicago soul male vocal group of the '60s. The Birmingham, AL-born group was started by high school student Tony Gideon in the mid-'50s. Seeking fame and fortune, Gideon, Eddie Thomas, George and Dorsey Wood, and Levi Moreland moved to Chicago, IL, in 1958. Two months later, Moreland returned to Alabama. WGES radio DJ George "G.G." Graves introduced him to record shop/record label/club owner Norvel "Cadillac Baby" Eatmon, who issued the group's first record "Mad House Jump" on his Bea and Baby label."

Jimmy Dee.

"What happened to him later is not quite clear. Some say he joined the Houston police force, others like Joel Whitburn reckon he managed the Houston Astrodome. A third source puts him in Chicago living the life of a very wealthy man with no interest in his rocking past. This Jimmy Dee apparently recorded for Inner-Glo and Pixie, but he's not the Little Jimmy Dee on Infinity, nor the Jimmy Dee on Ace and Scope."

8 comments:

spice-the-cat said...

Another fine post here, Michael. Have you noticed that there are hardly any worthwhile horror tunes produced after around 1965 or so? All of the really good ones appear to have been made between 1958 and 1965 and then it seems to have died a death as a sub-genre (please excuse the non-intentional pun).

MrBaliHai said...

Excellent post.

Poor Lord Sutch. I was trying to interview him for Cool and Strange Music magazine shortly before his untimely death. I wound up writing a biography/epitaph article for him instead.

snarfdude said...

is there was way to post the files only? I'm interesting in downloading the files, not playing them through treemo

michael said...

thanks spice and mr balihai for the comments.
I was watching a programme about Lord Sutch the other day and it seemed very few of his friends realised he was a manic-depressive.

snarf I reckon there must be a many file capturing software out there if you need these files so badly. just google and you'll find them.

snarfdude said...

well,..there's always total recorder, and I recorded the stream. I mainly wanted the Bert Convy Cut, didn't know he actually sang, given he was all over american TV/movies as a guest star in the 70's and 80's as well as a game show host, last known for "win lose or draw" before he died of a brain tumor in 1990.

admittingly it's just easier to download the cuts. I would think other people would want the same, given the rarity of these cuts. I don't always listen online...

michael said...

I use something called Wire Tap which can record whole radio shows or just segments. Very easy to use. It was a shareware but I don;'t know if it still is.

I mainly use Send Space but like to ring the changes now and again. File hosting sites go in and out of favour- I used to use rapidshare but they went all strange and now I can't so have to keep looking for new ways to get these things to be heard.

Howlin' Hobbit said...

Michael: Here's a new way to host, MediaFire. Don't know if it'll work for you or not but I just discovered it about an hour ago and thought of you.

michael said...

Thanks for the tip Howlin' but i tried media Fire and it seemed incredibly slow compared with Send Space so it's put me off for now.