Saturday, March 30, 2019

My true love

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 15

Jack Scott had so many great records on the radio between 1958 and 1959, like “With Your Love,” “What In The World’s Come Over You,” “My True Love,” and “Goodbye Baby” for starters. “My True Love” is here today to stand for all of ’em.

Jack Scott • My True Love • 1958

Label image: Discogs

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The night was black, rain fallin’ down

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 14

Teenager tragedy death songs were pretty popular in the “golden age” of rock and roll, with songs like “Teen Angel” and “Tell Laura I Love Her” hitting the airwaves in the U.S. every year or so from the late 50s to probably the advent of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The songs were pretty morbidly fantastic, though, and fit right in with horror movies and duck-and-cover drills at school. So here’s another, though it’s an anomaly: it has a happy ending. Maybe our hero was a surfer. . . .

Jody Reynolds • Endless Sleep • 1958

Label image: Discogs

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ah ha ha ha! Eh eh oh!

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 13

Huey (Piano) Smith & The Clowns • Don’t You Just Know It • 1958

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Good golly, Miss Molly! It’s 1958!

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues No. 12

Little Richard • Good Golly, Miss Molly • 1958

Picture sleeve: Discogs

Monday, March 04, 2019

That minute there with you

Blue Monday occasional

Down Home Blues lives . . . at least on modern day blues reissues. This obscure and terrific side by Emright Holman and his older sister Mattie came out on a tiny Bronx label somewhere around 1962. Downhome vocals, slammin’ guitar and bass . . . what could be better?

Emright & Mattie • That Minute There With You • c. 1962

Label photo: 45cat

Friday, March 01, 2019

You’re my idea of angels singing the “Ave Maria”

Dinosauric Preception Roadmap Blues addendum

Before we leave 1957 and move to ’58, we’d be remiss to omit the “adults”’ contribution to our fun li’l rock ’n’ roll thing. Swing era vets Jimmy Dorsey and Cozy Cole here rhapsodize and rhythmize our proceedings. . . . (And notice the company they’re keeping on this great Ace instro comp!)

Jimmy Dorsey • So Rare • 1957

Cozy Cole • Topsy II • 1958

Get ’em: Teen Beat