Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oh well, whatever, nevermind.

September has nearly gotten away from us. Things have been quiet here, I know. I've got a few posts up my sleeve - just no time to do them. So, with a few hours left in the month, a few versions of a simple and perfect pop classic.


"September Gurls" (Studio Rehearsal) mp3
by Big Star, 1974.
available on Nobody Can Dance

"September Gurls"
by Superdrag, 1996.
available on I Know the Score

"September Gurls" mp3
by Alex Chilton, 1977.
Live at the Ocean Club
available on Beale Street Green

"September Gurls" mp3
by The Bangles, 1986.
available on Different Light

"September Gurls"
by Big Star, 1974.
available on Radio City

Editors note: As pointed out by Will Rigby - Boogie Woogie Flu contributor, and author of our most popular post ever - The dB's did NOT back up Alex Chilton on this live version, as I had originally stated here. Considering that at least two members of the dB's read this blog, I apologize for not checking my facts first. The recording comes from a bootleg, and while they are often less than reputable in their liner notes, song titles, and recording information, I hastily took it for granted.

Here's what Will had to say: "Nope. Not us. No matter what the album says, the dB's did not exist until '78, and never performed that song with or without Alex. It's his 1977 band, Stamey on bass, Lloyd Fonoroff (sp?) on drums (Fran Kowalski was in the band on keys, although I don't think he's on this, sounds like a trio)."

I stand corrected.

Photograph by Garry Winogrand, World's Fair, New York, 1964.
© Estate of Garry Winogrand

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others


"What A Crying Shame" mp3
by The Mavericks, 1994
available on What a Crying Shame

"Maverick" mp3
Theme Song, 1957.
available on Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jerry Reed 1937-2008

Another one done gone, son.

Jerry Reed, who put the funk into country, died Monday in Nashville. The first time I heard him was on a family road trip in an Oldsmobile station wagon the early-seventies. "When You're Hot, You're Hot" was in heavy rotation on the Delco radio and resulted in instantaneous family sing-a-longs, much to my Mother's dismay.

Flags in Fluville are flying at half mast.


"If The Good Lord's Willing" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1955.
available on Here I Am

"In My Own Backyard" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1957.
available on Here I Am

"You Make It, They Take It" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1958.
available on Here I Am

"Hully Gully Guitar" mp3
by Jerry Reed and The Hully Girlies, 1962.
out of print

"Guitar Man" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1967.
available on The Essential Jerry Reed

"Amos Moses" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1970.
available on The Essential Jerry Reed

"When You're Hot, You're Hot" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1971
available on The Essential Jerry Reed

"The Uptown Poker Club" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1973.
available on The Essential Jerry Reed

"The Crude Oil Blues" mp3
by Jerry Reed, 1974.
available on The Essential Jerry Reed