Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Sea of love

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 24

Phil Phillips with The Twilights • Sea of Love • 1959

Get it: Blowing the Fuse: 1959

Label photo: Discogs

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Running Bear loved little White Dove

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 23

Here’s a real fifties cultural twist-up for you: “Running Bear.” Written by J. P. Richardson (The Big Bopper). Sung by a Cajun named John Preston Courville. Harmonies and fake “Indian” whoops by The Big Bopper and George Jones. If you can wade through all that mess, you’ll enjoy another classic fifties teenage tragedy song of the true “one hit wonder” variety.

Johnny Preston • Running Bear • 1960

Get it: The Golden Age Of American Rock ’n’ Roll Volume 8

Label image: Discogs

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Met God one morning, soul feeling bad

A great one by the Pilgrim Travelers. The fireworks start at 1:49 when Keith Barber comes 
roaring in. . . .

The Pilgrim Travelers • Something Within Me • 1950

Get it: The Best of Pilgrim Travelers

LP cover: Discogs

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

There’s a village, hidden deep in the valley

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 22

Story songs in the fifties didn’t get any better than this: cradle to grave in under three minutes. And the Browns’ plaintive Arkansas harmonies put this little saga across with such gentle power that, though I’ve probably listened to this hundreds and hundreds of times since it first came out, it turns my insides into a quivering mass of ecto-emotion every time I hear it.

The Browns • The Three Bells • 1959

Get it: Country & Western Hit Parade: 1959

Label pic: 45cat

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Broken hearted melody

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 21

Sarah Vaughan • Broken Hearted Melody • 1959

Get it: Golden Hits!!!

Label pic: Discogs