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Boots Brown And His Blockbusters – Cerveza
18th September, 2009 | 787 views

Heading out in your open top Buick to the drive-thru diner? Yeah, you don’t wanna be seen to be living in Squaresville, so turn up the radio to hear Wolfman Jack drop the latest hits for cruisin’ downtown…

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DJ MIX: Monster Bobby – Space Age Pop Mix
1st June, 2009 | 346 views

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Monster Bobby - Space Age Pop Mix

A totally ‘fun’ mix to indulge in, with a tracklist chosen around the theme of space and aliens and early sound effects created by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Some less-than-serious music mostly from, I’m guessing, the 50s but an inspiring selection that’s been crafted together with care. Came across this mix after I’d signed up with a beta invite to a new streaming music site called MixCloud where you can upload your own mixes that people can then listen to streaming over the net. They’re not open to the public at time of writing but this mix by Monster Bobby was created to play in venues before his band, The Pipettes, came on.

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  1. | 0:00:00 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Dalek Space Ship Takes Off
  2. | 0:00:17 | Buchanan & Goodman – The Flying Saucer Part.1
  3. | 0:01:00 | The 5 Blobs – The Blob
  4. | 0:03:29 | Leonard Nimoy – Highly Illogical
  5. | 0:05:40 | The Randells – The Martian Hop
  6. | 0:08:04 | Dr. Strangelove And The Fall Outs – Love That Bomb
  7. | 0:08:14 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Start Of The Cyber Invasion
  8. | 0:08:28 | Sheb Wooley – The Purple People-Eater
  9. | 0:10:37 | Malcolm Clarke (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Arcadia
  10. | 0:11:44 | The Tornadoes (Joe Meek) – Robot
  11. | 0:14:08 | Hanna, Barbera & Curtain – The Jetsons Theme
  12. | 0:15:41 | BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Bubbles
  13. | 0:15:51 | Lucia Pamela – Walking On The Moon
  14. | 0:18:44 | Ella Fitzgerald – Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer
  15. | 0:21:57 | Eddie Cletro – Flying Saucer Boogie
  16. | 0:24:25 | Space Negros – Man To Man
  17. | 0:25:10 | Barry Gray – Fireball Xl-5 Theme
  18. | 0:26:25 | Paul Beaver & Bernie Krause – Sequential Voltage Sources
  19. | 0:26:29 | Linda Scott – I’ve Told Every Little Star
  20. | 0:28:31 | George Greeley – My Favourite Martian Theme Music
  21. | 0:28:52 | Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Vardan Materialises And Shimmers
  22. | 0:29:12 | The Moonmen (aka Link Wray) – Other Side Of The Moon
  23. | 0:31:14 | Hank Snow – Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship
  24. | 0:33:51 | Johnny Guitar Watson – Space Guitar
  25. | 0:36:16 | David Vorhaus – Snide Rhythms (From The Tomorrow People Soundtrack)
  26. | 0:36:32 | Bill Haley And His Comets – 13 Women (And Only One Man In Town)
  27. | 0:36:51 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Tardis Lands
  28. | 0:36:57 | Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston – Rocket ’88
  29. | 0:40:01 | Dudley Simpson – The Tomorrow People Theme
  30. | 0:41:40 | David Cain (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Tomorrow’s World
  31. | 0:41:52 | Jamie Horton – Robot Man
  32. | 0:43:30 | Brian Hodgson (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Pouring Crystals
  33. | 0:43:32 | Floyd Tilman – This Cold War With You
  34. | 0:43:42 | The White Noise (Brian Hodgson/Delia Derbyshire) – Firebird
  35. | 0:46:21 | Slim Gaillard Quartette – Atomic Cocktail
  36. | 0:46:38 | Jesse Lee Turner – The Little Space Girl
  37. | 0:49:17 | Bernie Krause And Paul Beaver – White Noise
  38. | 0:49:24 | Big Joe Turner – Radar Blues
  39. | 0:51:56 | Gershon Kingley & Jean Jacques Perrey – Pioneers Of The Stars
  40. | 0:54:27 | Jonny Marvin And The Marsmen – Flip
  41. | 0:56:35 | Todd Rhodes – Rocket ’69
  42. | 0:59:13 | John Williams – Lost In Space Theme
  43. | 1:00:13 | The Tornadoes (Joe Meek) – Life On Venue (German Version)
  44. | 1:02:23 | Li De La ruse (aka Delia Derbyshire) – Delia’s Theme
  45. | 1:02:35 | Disaster Area – Only The End Of The World (Again) (From The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)
  46. | 1:05:58 | Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Space Arkestra – It’s After The End Of The World
  47. | 1:06:08 | Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Electric Storm
  48. | 1:06:15 | Janet Greene – Poor Left Winger
  49. | 1:06:36 | Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) – Execution Sequence

Kay Starr – Wheel Of Fortune
29th August, 2008 | 1,003 views

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Haven’t got this on vinyl… yet. When it was first released in the fifties it was on the cusp of the transition of the audio formats between 78rpm shellac and 45rpm single we’re more familiar with. I’m not about to start adding shellac as an additional format to my collection but ebay came to the rescue and it appears it was re-released in the sixties on seven. A copy will be winging it’s way to me shortly but enjoy it here, from where I first heard it, the LA Confidential soundtrack. (**UPDATE** Found a UK seller that had, what I presume, is a re-press on 45rpm from the sixties, near mint condition as well, verrry nice.)

Which is an appropriate place to start because it’s a soundtrack that does exactly the job it’s supposed to, evoking the period of the movie, which it does admirably. It’s also a movie that is thoroughly deserving of the Oscars it won but that’s a song for other movie blogs to sing. Think of smoky exclusive clubs, fifties Hollywood glamour, full bands and a single ravishing blonde singer on stage in front of a microphone that looks like a mini UFO.

L.A. Confidential OST cover pic

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