Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Don Juans


Another mystery disc for an early Halloween. Found at a boot sale last year for a few pence. It sounds a bit like the Barron Knights for those firmiliar with their work. Calling it "More Monster Hits" is quite funny as they obviously never had any or anything approaching a hit. Nothing can be found about them on the internet. Bullseye seems to be a label based in the North East of England and run on a shoe string judging by the sleeve art! Other tracks include versions of Cecelia, Take These Chains From My Heart and Old Shep. The whole thing seems to have been masterminded by someone called Ray Banks who has even signed the back of the sleeve.


Don Juans - Ghost Riders

Don Juans - I Love To Go A-Wandering

Don Juans - Dracula

12 comments:

MonoCassette said...

Great stuff! Dracula sounds like a cross between Spinal Tap's 'Stone'enge'
& 'Screaming Lord Sutch'. Funnily enough, I clocked another'Don Juans' LP on my travels today. It was more cabaret based with covers like 'American Trilogy'. It was the mod style "Bullseye" label that intrigued me though. Fully autographed too!

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks Ron. What a coincidence! Another Don Juan LP?! As if one wasn't enough! Some passable Elvis impersonations on this LP too- also terrible Billy Connolly impression. A bit of a mixed bag but I love finding odd records like this at boot sales and charity shops but they are becoming scarcer every year.

prof. grewbeard said...

thanx, i hope...

eugenespeed said...

Is this the same Don Juans who were a famed clubland comedy group in the North East back in the 80's / early 90's.

If so, I have quite a few of their cassettes.

wastedpapiers said...

I Imagine it is eugene.

Sarah-Jane said...

I remember this from my South Tyneside childhood and my grandad`s record collection!The first Monster Hits LP was red with a picture of Frankenstein`s monster on the front and there were songs like My Ding-a-ling,and a song about Anne Boleyn walking around with her head tucked underneath her arm.I would kill to hear it again!Ah-you`ve set me on a mission now........

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wastedpapiers said...

Thanks fro dropping by Sarah Jane. Sounds like one to look out for. "With Her 'Ead Tucked Underneath Her Arm" is an old music hall song - I have it by various people but not The Don Juans- great stuff!

Anonymous said...

The Do who's Juans were a Newcastle based show band Ray Banks the lead singer comedian and writer is now in semi retirement. he is still performing 50s/60s country and comedy localy and runs a c&w club at Marden residence association North Shields on the second Saturday of every month . I no he still has a number of LPs Cassets & CDs available
Phone number in book

Anonymous said...

I see him Tuesdays he plays poker still thinks his jokes are funny

Unknown said...

I played at his club last night ,,, the guy is a legend he had me crying with laughter

David Liddell said...

I played his club last night , the guy is a legend he had me crying with laughter