Showing posts with label Blues/Jazz/Swing/Big Band. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Walter Lantz - Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat (1941 Banned)

"Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat" is a 1940 hit boogie-woogie song written by Don Raye. A bawdy, jazzy tune, the song describes a laundry woman from Harlem, New York whose technique is so unusual that people come from all around just to watch her scrub. The Andrews Sisters and Will Bradley & His Orchestra recorded the most successful pop versions of the song, but it is today best recognized as the centerpiece of an eponymous Walter Lantz Studio cartoon from 1941.

The short, released on March 28, 1941 by Universal Pictures features no director credit (Walter Lantz claims to have directed the cartoon himself), with a story by Ben Hardaway, animation by Alex Lovy and Frank Tipper, and voice work by Mel Blanc. The short is awash with blackface stereotypes of African American people and culture, and of life in the rural Southern United States.

The Scrub Me Mama short is today in the public domain.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year's Gift!

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Links donated - thank you!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Website of the week - Song Meanings

Another lyrical contemplation site for perusal. You've sorted the real lyrics from the misheard, but now... what does that song actually mean?

"SongMeanings was created when we saw a void in most of the lyric sites around -- they didn't have any user interaction. You go to the site, get your lyrics and that's about it. We're different.

We allow users to post their comments about their favorite (and not so favorite) songs and even submit their own lyrics. Our goal is to create the world's largest and most functional lyrics site, period. We also have a community aspect with user profiles, message boards and more."

This round, we looked up Slade's Run Runaway (aka Run Run Away). The lyrics appear (it's good to double check sometimes - various sites often have different lyrics for the same song!) and underneath - everyone's unique interpretations.

Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz - The Girl From Ipanema (1964)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Website of the week - Song Facts

If you ever wondered what the heck the band was referencing in that song or wanted to know what made him/her write about that subject?! Check out:

For example, we chose to explore Led Zeppelin's 'Misty Mountain Hop'. Click song title letter M, scroll down to find the song title, click the link and voila - you get the year of release, info & comments (lots for this tune), lyrics link, ringtone link, sheet music link, even a Youtube video WITH lyrics.

You can browse by title and/or artist for info OR have fun commenting on your favourite songs. They also have interviews, links, message boards, etc.

Even a trivia quiz to win a tee shirt!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Website of the week - Soulfunkjazz (Blog)

A nice selection of exactly that - soul, funk, & jazz. They appear to do their own uploading. Links & pass are often in comments. We may try that here!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Early Christmas gifts (2008):

Many of these links are still good, worth a second look if you missed anything!

Till Brönner's Discography (German jazz):

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From PRican82: Lotsa soundtracks! THANK YOU!!!!!

Christmas Myspace Comments

Also: Happy Holly Days!

The Isley Brothers - I'll Be Home For Christmas

This Christmas-Songs from the Motion Picture

Yolanda Adams - What a Wonderful Time

Ledisi - Its Christmas

Putumayo Presents - Christmas Around The World

A Motown Christmas Gift

Salsoul Orchestra - Christmas Jollies

Christmas del Mar ~ The Finest Chill, Lounge & Ambient Christmas Tracks

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Note - we never use your name unless you give permission, but every donation is greatly appreciated!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

B.B. King - Deuces Wild (1997)

1 If You Love Me. King / Van Morrison
2 The Thrill Is Gone. King / Tracy Chapman
3 Rock Me Baby. King / Eric Clapton
4 Please Send Me Someone to Love King / Mick Hucknall
5 Baby I Love You. King / Bonnie Raitt
6 Ain't Nobody Home. King / D'Angelo
7 Pauly's Birthday Boogie. King / Jools Holland
8 There Must Be A Better World Somewhere. King / Dr. John
9 Confessin' The Blues. King / Marty Stuart
10 Hummingbird. King / Dionne Warwick
11 Bring It Home To Me. King / Paul Carrack
12 Paying the Cost to Be the Boss. King / Rolling Stones
13 Let The Good Times Roll. King / Zucchero
14 Dangerous Mood. King / Joe Cocker
15 Keep It Coming. King / Heavy D & the Boyz. Kirwan
16 Cryin' Won't Help You Babe. King / David Gilmour / Paul Carrack
17 Night Life. King / Willie Nelson

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Website of the week - Jolly Joker

All kinds of blues, rock, live, jazz goodies here. They appear to do their own uploading, which is why we give them the thumbs up for this week!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Website of the week - Animusic

If you have the attention span of a flea, this is probably NOT for you. If you might like computer-animated electro-jazz videos, then try this site. What's it all about? Find out here:

You can preview clips here:

AND here's the download section with 2 free HD videos, mp3s, wallpapers & screensavers:

Here's what some musicians have had to say:
  • Jon Anderson, YES

"AMAZING . . . I love Animusic's work so much. . . ."
  • Phil Keaggy, Master Musician

"I found the DVDs of Animusic to be both entertaining and brilliant.

Technology that is highly defined and accurate with a real sense of creativity and musicology is usually to be found in multi million dollar production budgets, but here Dave Crognale and Wayne Lytle have proven that this can be done with passion and brains and whole lot a talent.

As a musician, I was fascinated and delighted in the visual and sounds of such and great achievement.

Well done ~ you brilliant creators of Animusic!”
  • Alan Parsons, Producer
(Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon)

"A stunning combination of unique computer animation and bombastic electronic music – very clever stuff!"
  • CJ Henderson, Author
(Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies)

"This is more than a mere gathering of clever animations. The works featured in Animusic are the first step toward an entire new entertainment field. This is a sci-fi melding of radio and film so innovative, so provocative, that the history books will refer to this collection the way they do Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or Citizen Kane."

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Why do I keep seeing the request list on the front page?
It's been updated. Maybe YOUR request has been found! Or maybe you have something we need. Please check!

We need your help! Does anybody out there have any of these requested/wanted albums? If so, let us know. Send us a link via comments or email to (or see *FAQ*.) Please help us help out fellow music-lovers in their search! Note - if you want to upload the file yourself, that's great- thank you! Here's the wanted list:

Deirdre Hughes - Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Tony Croatto - Tony Croatto

Jak & Daxter Soundtrack

Phish, Widespread Panic, Gibb Droll, Pillar, Charlie Hall, Jeremy Camp, David Crowder Band

Solitudes, Vol. 4: Niagara Falls, the Gorge and Glen/ Among the
Ponds and Streams of Niagara (1981)

Solitudes, Vol. 7: Night in a Southern Swamp / Don't Feed the
Alligators (1983)

Solitudes, Vol. 8: Sailing to a Hidden Cove / Hiking over the
Highlands (1984)

La Pandilla

Georges Guetary - anything

Aretha Franklin - So Swell
Aretha Franklin - Two Originals

Mannheim Steamroller - Holiday Musik (2005), Holiday Musik II (2005), Renaissance Holiday (2005), Halloween: Monster Mix (2005), Halloween Sweet Tooth (2007?), Saving The Wildlife (1994), To Russia With Love (1994), Yellowstone: The Music Of Nature (1989),

The Wicked Tinkers - any or other Scottish-style music

Club Halloween Vol. 1-3 (Compilation/ Dance Mixes)

Voqa Mosimosi, Ovulavula Ni Delai Dulevi


The Boone Girls - Curiosity Killed The Cat (or anything)

Adam Harvey - I'm Doing Alright

From The Earth To The Moon Soundtrack (1998 Tv Mini-Series) - Michael Kamen

Paul Westerberg - Singles (The Movie Score, not soundtrack)

Sugar - the limited live album that came with the
first pressing of Besides

Amy Grant - My Best Christmas

Peter Cincotti - My Favorite Things

Matt Dusk - Peace On Earth

Sting - Where Will You Be For Christmas? (song with Yolanda Adams) OR the whole album Unicef: Music Of Love - For Tomorrow's Children (Narada/Japan?)

Mary McLaughlin - Star Of The Sea (From a TV special about the Titantic)

A Tribute to Robert Goulet or any others (one posted)

RETRO: Active Rare & Remixed Series Vol. 1-5

Mark Farner - If It Wasn't For Grace

any Bluegrass Christmas Music - some found & posted

Kate Smith Christmas Album with the song Christmas Eve In My Home Town

A Very Indie Christmas (with the song Heat Miser by The Whatnots)

Mill Valley Bunch Session - Casting Pearls

Nick Gravenites and/or Mark Naftalin

Al Vosper (guitarist for Chris DeBurgh)

Nikka Costa - Loca Tentacion, 1989 (same as 'Here I am... yes it's me', in Spanish

Requests found by readers (we can't thank you enough!!):

Bernie Taupin - 2 with FarmDogs

Fly Away Home Soundtrack - Mark Isham - found & posted!

Mis-teeq's Lickin' on Both Sides (Australian Edition)

Arborea - Arborea (Fire Museum)(2008)

Clare Teal - Get Happy (2008)

1988 - Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart -

1990 - Tanita Tikaram - Sweet Keeper

1991 - Tanita Tikaram - Everybody's Angel

1992 - Tanita Tikaram - Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

1995 - Tanita Tikaram - Lovers In The City

1996 - Tanita Tikaram - The Best Of Tanita Tikaram

1998 - Tanita Tikaram - The Cappuccino Songs

2005 - Tanita Tikaram - Sentimental

1978 - Laura Allan - Laura Allan

1980 - Laura Allan - Reflections

1996 - Laura Allan - Hold on to Your Dreams

2007 - Amy LaVere - Anchors and Anvils

A Child's First Christmas Record - Richard Wolfe Childrens Chorus and Arthur Godfrey (70's LP)

Tanita Tikaram - Everybody's Angel

Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart

Bobby Goldsboro - Come Back Home

Dionne Warwick - My Favorite Time Of The Year

Sneaker - Loose in the World

Steam - Steam (1969)


Clare Teal - Don't Talk

Circus Of Power - Still Alive and Well
Circus of Power

Circus of Power - Circus of Power

Circus of Power - Still Alive...

Fischer Z - Best Of

Micky Dolenz (of The Monkees) - Broadway Micky Dolenz

Nick Straker Band

The Nick Straker Band - s/t (1983)

The Nick Straker Band - The Very Best Of (FLAC FILES)

(MP3 FILES) (Rapidshare)

Daliah Lavi

Bridge To Havana (2004 Cuban Latin Jazz)

The Penguins - Greatest Hits or Best of the Mercury Years

Helen Reddy - Free and Easy

Peter Murphy - Deep
Girl In A Coma - Both Before I'm Gone
both from Tom over at - thank you!!!!!

Cake -
Pressure Chief

Cake -
Comfort Eagle

Thelma & Louise - The Soundtrack (hopefully, it is what it says it is!)
01. Glenn Frey - Part of Me, Part of You
02. Charlie Sexton - Badlands
03. Toni Childs - House of Hope
04. Grayson Hugh - I Can't Untie You From Me
05. B.B. King - Better Not Look Down
06. Kelly Willis - Little Honey
07. Chris Whitley - Kick The Stones
08. Martha Reeves - Wild Night
09. Charlie Sexton - Tennessee Plates
10. Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
11. Hans Zimmer - Thunderbird Ft. Pete Haycock
PW: amrao

Aretha Franklin - Take a Look

Sam Cooke - Anthology
Sam Cooke-Portrait of a Legend '03, part1
Sam Cooke - Portrait of a Legend '03, part2

Sam Cooke - SAR Records Story(1994)@320,CD2, part1)

Sam Cooke -SAR Records Story(1994)@320, CD2, part 2)

1997 TV Cinderella soundtrack (Disney/Whitney Houston) - another link in comments!

Memphis Slim
The Blues Collection Vol. 13 Memphis Slim (about half way down)

Junior Brown - Greatest Hits

Reckless Kelly

Gregg Rolie

Blue Bob by David Lynch

The Thief Lord Soundtrack - Nigel Clarke

Tracy Nelson
(click on the "+" and the "-" to download)

Barry Goldberg

Michael Bloomfield (one found & posted here)

Nikka Costa - Nikka Costa (1981)

Donny Hathaway

Freddie & The Dreamers-The Best of the EMI Years '66

Freddie & The Dreamers - Ultimate Collection

Beth Hart - Immortal '96

Huey Lewis And The News Greatest Hits

License to Drive Soundtrack

Selena - The Last Concert

New Christy Minstrels Christmas albums (or the 2 Christmas LPs on 1 CD edition)

box set - Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974

All links for these are in comments, spotted by eagle-eyed readers!
Cowboy Junkies
All The Beauty - Mortal Love
Christmas Present by Andy Williams
Gina Sicilia - Allow Me to Confess
Circus Of Power - Circus Of Power
Judy Boucher
Deniece Williams - Greatest Hits
The Style Council - Introducing The Style Council (1983) EP

The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop (1985)(second album)

another link:
The Style Council - Home and Abroad (1986)(live)
John Hammond -
So Many Roads
The Individuals - Aquamarine
Amy Grant - Christmas To Remember

Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care Of You
Bernie Taupin - Tribe (1987)
Jimmy Buffett - Son of a Son of a Sailor
The Toll - The Price of Progression
The Individuals - Fields
Michael Bloomfield
Dee Dee King (Ramone) - Standing in the Spotlight
Chad & Jeremy - The Very Best Of
See comments!

More donated links:
The Style Council - Café Bleu - (1984)(first album)
Don Williams - many albums donated by a friend, check our labels sidebar for an entire section!

John Hammond - Mirrors OR

Starlight Express - Original Broadway Cast Recording

Curtis Mayfield

Don Williams - Ruby Tuesday

Jim Reeves - The Jim Reeves Way 1965

Eric Donaldson

Mickey Newbury - Frisco Mabel Joy & more:

Robbie Robertson
(download on the picture)

Willie Hutch

Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton

Jon Brion

And - as always - a very BIG THANK YOU!!