Episode 48 Stuff

Margaret Whiting plays the Grand Ole Opry

Margaret Whiting w/George Shearing – Too Marvelous for Words


Lord Tanamo – I’m in the Mood for Ska


Dan Sartain – Ruby Carol


Grigoras Dinicu – Ciocarlia


Episode 47 Videos

Us3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)

Us3 – Tukka Yoot’s Riddim


Trailer for The Exploding Hearts Doc

The Exploding Hearts last show

The Bees – Listening Man

Natalino Otto on drums and singing Pennies from Heaven

Episode 45 Videos (unfortunately, no footage of Arthur Alexander currently exists on the internet, as far as I can tell)

Clyde McCoy Orchestra in a Vitaphone Short

Mentirosa – Mellow Man Ace

Hands Across the Sea – Modern English

Waking Dream – Bleeding Rainbow

Wasting Time – Bleeding Rainbow (audio only)


Episode 44 Videos

A portion of a Mexican documentary on Esquivel!

Ernie Kovacs’ video set to the music of Esquivel! This looks primitive now, but was cutting edge in 1961.

Kovacs made a second video with Esquivel music. This one set in the kitchen.

I know of no footage of the original Four Vagabonds, so here’s a homemade video for Rosie the Riveter.

An interesting video from Monster Rally. Tropico

The Young Fresh Fellows Theme – Live from ’85

Still There’s Hope – Young Fresh Fellows

Young Fresh Fellows cover The Kinks Picture Book.

Boozoo Chavis – Live

Episode 43 Videos (Lotsa Collins Kids)

Hop, Skip and Jump – The Collins Kids

Larry plays Ramrod with mentor and legend Joe Maphis! The kid kills it!

I Got Stung – The Collins Kids

Johnny B. Goode 

Larry & Joe with Hurricane. Video is pretty blurry, but still worth a look.

The Collins Kids were not kids anymore when the reunited in 1964.

Dorothy Masuka with a song from later in her career – Mzilikazi

The Magic Number – De La Soul

Eye Know – De La Soul

Say No Go – De La Soul

Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)

Episode 42 Videos

The Records – Starry Eyes

Tennis – Origins

The Duke of Iron – Wild Indian


Episode 41 Videos

Harry “The Hipster” Gibson – Opus 12EEE


Harry doing “Keep the Beat” from the 1946 film Junior Prom.

Handsome Harry the Hipster

4F Ferdinand

Blues Walk – Ed Lincoln. The accompanying campy video was from a Finnish film and originally featured different music. Someone dubbed Lincoln’s music in and it works.

The Continental – Ginger Rogers sang it first on film in the movie The Gay Divorcee

The Leo Reisman Orchestra and the short Rhythms. 


Episode 40 Covers & Originals

Alone Again Or – The Damned

Alone Again Or – Love (Audio Only)

Oops I Did It Again – Postmodern Jukebox featuring Haley Reinhart

Oops I Did It Again – Britney Spears

Hey Mickey – Toni Basil

Kitty – Racey (Audio Only)

Amos Moses – Primus

Amos Moses – Jerry Reed

On the Sunny Side of the Street – Keely Smith

On the Sunny Side of the Street – Ted Lewis

Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader

Dancing in the Moonlight – Boffalongo

Poinciana – Ahmad Jamal Trio  

Poinciana – Dave Rose Orchestra

Episode 39 Videos

The Blasters featuring Lee Allen – One Bad Stud

Lee Allen backing Fats Domino in 1987.

Get ‘Em Outta Here – Sprung Monkey

Rampage – The Whitefield Brothers


Episode 38 Videos

Vintage Lucho!

dEUS – Suds & Soda

dEUS – Fell Off the Floor, Man

Las Los – All Through the Day (Live in Studio)

Episode 37 Videos

Hazel Scott performing Chopin’s Minute Waltz in the film “I Dood It”.

Takin’ a Chance

The Caisson Song. Hazel could sing, too!

At the end of this clip, Hazel plays two pianos.

Anywhere with You – Rubber Rodeo

The Budos Band – Live on KEXP. Long, but worth it.

Mazowsze – Dance of the Highlanders

Mazowsze – Krakowiak

Episode 36 Videos

Nick Lucas – Tip Toe Thru the Tulips (from the 1929 film The Gold Diggers of Broadway).


Nick Lucas on the Tonight Show in 1969.

The Loft at a recent gig.

Vintage footage of Orchestre Poly Ritmo de Cotonou


Jay Som – Tenderness


Episode 35 Extras

Joy Again – Looking Out for You

Sons of the Pioneers w/Roy Rogers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Bing Crosby backed by the Sons of the Pioneers & Louis Prima with the original version of I’m an Old Cowhand. From the film “Rhythm on the Range”.

A video tribute to Salah Ragab

The Lo Fidelity All-Stars version of Battleflag


Episode 34 Videos

Smith Westerns – Weekend

Another nice track from Smith Westerns

Bertha Hope speaks on improvisation.

Don Azpiazu’s Orchestra filmed in London in 1933.

More Azpiazu!

El Manisero


Craig Ferguson covering Ninian Hawick’s Scottish Rite Temple Stomp w/ the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones on guitar.

Irma Thomas – Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

It’s Raining

Time Is on My Side on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1999.


Episode 33 Extras

Nicola Conte – Bossa Per Due (Audio Only)

Nicola Conte – Kind of Sunshine

Grand Puba – 360 (What Goes Around)

Big StarThe Ballad of El Goodo (Live 1994)


Trailer from the Big Star doc, Nothing Can Hurt Me


Episode 32 Extras

The Licorice Twitch – The Kaisers (on Chicago Cable Access)

The Kaisers – Hip Shake Shimmy Kitten

St. Louis Blues – The Mound City Blue Blowers


I Aint’ Got Nobody/My Gal Sal – The Mound City Blue Blowers

I Got My Fingers Crossed – Fats Waller. He did the original in the movie King of Burlesque.

Hot One – Savoy Motel

I’m Pushing You Out – Doris

The Plums w/Doris on Vocals & Bass – Mama Didn’t Lie

Yma Sumac’s duet with a flute

Tumpa! – Yma Sumac. From the 1954 film The Secret of the Incas.

Episode 31 Videos

North Side Gal – JD McPherson

Fencewalk – Mandrill

Frosty the Snowman – The 1950 UPA Short

Syd Dale’s The Artful Dodger was used by NFL Films

Trumpet Blues – Harry James – From the 1944 Movie “Bathing Beauty”.

Flight of the Bumble Bee – Harry James – From the Movie “Best Foot Forward”.

Confessions – Sudan Archives

Selfish Soul – Sudan Archives

Episode 30 Videos

One of June Christy’s early recordings with the Kenton Orchestra. It’s Been a Long Long Time.

June Christy performing I Want to Be Happy on the Nat King Cole Show

Broadcast – Come On Let’s Go

Give It Time – The Woodentops

The Woodentops with a live performance of Traveling Man

Episode 29 Videos

Andre Williams performing Bacon Fat nearly 40 years after he first recorded it!

This is Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy in the waning days of the band. That’s Rene Hall on guitar. He was later a founding member of the studio band, B. Bumble & the Stingers.

Melissa Carper – Would You Like to Get Some Goats?

Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures du Matin

Zapp – I Can Make You Dance

Episode 28 Videos

Lord Kitchener arriving in England

A nice interview/documentary of Lord Kitchener for the serious fan. Very long but entertaining.

Jack Fina with his 1946 version of Bumble Boogie. The inspiration for B. Bumble & the Stingers.

Supergrass with their most recognizable tune, Alright!

Supergrass – Pumping on Your Stereo. Produced by Jim Henson Productions.

Episode 27 Videos

Yeh Yeh – Matt Bianco. This is the shorter single version.


Camel Walk – Southern Culture on the Skids 


The Joe Cuba Sextet

Willis “Gator” Tail Jackson honking it up on Ed Sullivan

Cliff Edwards & Buster Keaton from the film Doughboys.

Ukulele Ike


Episode 26 Miscellaneous

There’s no footage of Eddie Bo from the old days that I’m aware of, but here’s audio of his only nationally charting single. Hook & Sling Parts 1 & 2. Would have loved to have played this on #26, but it’s not on Spotify. It’s been sampled on nearly 100 records, by artists like NWA, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye.

St. Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Milton Brown & his Musical Brownies – Garbage Man Blues. The into is not PC, but a pretty cool song afterward.

The Royal Coachmen – Repeating. This is the flip side to Loophole. Both songs are credited to Don Gates, who may have been the famous songwriter David Gates. I wasn’t 100%, so I didn’t mention it in #26. Anyhow, this is another nice obscure surf rock song.

Episode 25 Videos

The great Wardell Gray playing with Count Basie’s small group. I think this is his only filmed appearance.

The Allah-Las performing Catamaran for KEXP.

Konono No.1 filmed live in France.


Episode 24 Videos

The Boswell Sisters – Heebie Jeebies

The Boswell Sisters – Crazy People

The Boswell’s in the short, Close Farmony. Clarity is not so great.

The Remains on the Ed Sullivan Show with Let Me Through.

The Remains on Hullabaloo with Diddy Wah Diddy.

Horsegirl – Ballroom Dance Scene

Emily Remler – Tenor Madness

Cansei de Ser Sexy – Music Is My Hot Hot Sex

Episode 23 Extras

Ernie Freeman backing the Platters in the film, Rock Around the Clock.

Emitt Rhodes fronting the Merry Go Round on The Dating Game

Heaven 17 performing Play to Win on Top of the Pops

Heaven 17 – Let Me Go

Kishore Kumar – Eena Meena Deeka


San Cisco – Awkward

Double XX Posse – Not Gonna Be Able to Do It

Art Brut – Alcoholics Unanimous

Episode 22 Extras

Elis Regina & Tom Jobim – Aguas de Marco

Stuff Smith. One of the best ever.

The Cardigans and their biggest hit, Lovefool.

PawPaw Rod – Glass House

The Delta Rhythm Boys. Lee Gaines wrote lyrics to the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn classic, “Take the ‘A’ Train”.

The DRB with another Duke Ellington composition that Lee Gaines wrote lyrics for.

A nice BBC news piece on James Reese Europe & the Hellfighters.

Hoodoo Gurus – I Want You Back

Hoodoo Gurus – Death Defying. Didn’t have time for this one on the podcast, but wanted all to hear it.

If I had time on the podcast, this is the Jack Kerouac piece that I would have chosen. October in the Railroad Earth.

Episode 21 Extras

The Bongos – Numbers with Wings

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three and their NPR Tiny Desk Concert

OKI & the Dub Ainu Band

Marion Harris – I’m Funny that Way

Hardrock Gunter with the Abbie Neal & the Ranch Girls

CAN – Vitamin C

CAN – I Want More from Top of the Pops


Episode 20 Extras

Warner Bros. shot this short of Jimmie Lunceford’s Orchestra. They perform Rhythm Is Our Business & Nagasaki. This clip is edited and doesn’t show dancers, The Three Brown Jacks or singer Myra Johnson. The full video is on Youtube if you care to see it.

Lunceford’s band appeared in the film Blues in the Night. It’s Hollywood in the 40’s, so of course a white actor, whose solo was actually done the band’s Snooky Young, has to upstage them.

Free Energy – Bang Pop

There’s not much video of Pee Wee Crayton, but here’s a clip of him from 1983 doing Blues After Hours.

Crayton’s opening riff from Do unto Others was used by John Lennon in Revolution. Audio only.

Mutabaruka performing in New York in 1984.

Jazz Pizzicato, performed by Liberace and his string section.

The Knife – Heartbeats

The Sony Bravia commercial that featured the Jose Gonzalez version of Heartbeats, plus a making-of featurette. Some have called this one of the best commercials ever made. I believe that this was only used in Europe.

Episode 19 Misc.

Jackson do Pandiero performing two songs from a Brazilian TV Special.



The Three Keys in their only filmed appearance. Them There Eyes.

The Will Bradley Orchestra in a Soundie. Boardwalk Boogie.

Another Will Bradley Soundie. This one with Ray McKinley on vocals.

Lloyd Cole – Perfect Skin. There’s a little delay before this one kicks in.

Lloyd Cole – Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken? This was never a single, so no original video. This was a KEXP in studio performance from 2015.

Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken

The Saints – Know Your Product

The Fab Four – Hark. This one mashes up Hark! The Herald Angels Sing with Help!

If you’re interested in reading Bobby Rivers’ blog post on Calvin Boze, here it is.



Episode 18 Extras

France Gall with the original version of Laisse Tomber Les Filles

Erroll Garner – Where or When. Many times his suit covered up the thick telephone book that he sat on. It’s in plain sight here.


Garner in a 1968 concert in Copenhagen. I wouldn’t expect anyone to watch all 24 minutes, but I couldn’t blame you if you did.


Garner playing Misty on the Ed Sullivan Show

Frances Forever – Space Girl


The Spirits of Rhythm from the film, Sweetheart of the Campus. It’s a film from the 40’s with African American’s in it, so, of course, they are dressed as elevator boys and are shown throwing dice. Nothing I can do to change the past, but glad a live performance of these guys exists. Leo Watson was considered by many to be the greatest scat singer of all-time. He’s little known today, though.


Leo Watson recorded Nagasaki with Gene Krupa’s band. He does a short scat vocal that shows his immense talent. It starts at the :20 second mark and ends at :48. If this were on Spotify, I would have played it. Audio only.


Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria

Episode 17 Stuff

This is another Michael Hurley song that you may like. Sweet Lucy was on Have Moicy!

Little Barrie shows you how to play the Better Call Saul Theme!

Svend Asmussen was a terrific entertainer. Hallejulah! I’m a Bum.

The trailer for the upcoming Karen Dalton documentary. Can’t wait to see this.

Jungle Brothers with a remix of Doin Our Own Dang.

Some footage of Jimmie Noone from the 1944 movie, Block Busters.

Odessa – Caribou

1930’s footage of Little Jack Little and some guests.

Episode 16 Videos

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats

The Pied Pipers w/Jo Stafford

Bunker Hill’s Hide and Go Seek in the John Water’s film “Hairspray”. Starts around the 2:44 mark.

Trends of Culture – Off and On

SOAK – Knock Me Off My Feet

Wire – Eardrum Buzz

Wire – Ahead

Wire – Kidney Bingos

Trailer for the Wire doc “People in a Film”

Episode 15 Videos

This Slim Gaillard clip was taken from The Steve Allen Show in 1962. Slim would always begin a song introduction rather seriously, then quickly transition for a laugh. Slim’s fingers are freakishly long.
My vote for the coolest 5 minutes in film history! From the musical “Hellzapoppin”. Slim & Slam play along with Rex Stewart and others. Then come the Harlem Congeroos, featuring Frankie Manning, with their untoppable jitterbugging. Unfortunately, these great artists had to be depicted as service employees. I can’t change the past, but I’m happy to highlight their brilliance.

This was taken from Slim’s short, “O’Voutee O’Rooney”. That’s Bam Brown on bass and Scatman Crothers on drums. Scatman later voiced Hong Kong Phooey.

Blossom Dearie. So great!
Blossom voiced Schoolhouse Rock’s, Unpack Your Adjectives.
YACHT – Psychic City
Le Tigre – Hot Topic
The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond and his composition, Take 5.
Tenpole Tudor – Swords of A Thousand Men
An early film short featuring mogul Irving Mills.

Episode 14 Videos & Extras

 The Spongetones – She Goes Out with Everybody

From the 1930 film, The Big Pond, it’s Maurice Chevalier with You’ve Brought a New Kind of Love to Me

The only band ever invited to play at the CERN Supercollider. Deerhoof interpreted the sounds of the collider being activated. 
The Soft Pack – Parasites
Comedian, Bob Odenkirk, has some spontaneous, uncomfortable fun with The Soft Pack. It’s a takeoff on John & Yoko’s Bed-In for Peace.

Episode 13 Videos & Extras

Noonday Underground – London

Matias Aguayo – El Sucu Tucu

I-Level – Minefield. This was the lead single from their LP.

The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers. From Letterman’s Late Show.

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm : America’s Hottest All-Girl Band. A short, terrific documentary on the band. If you have a spare half hour, check it out!


Episode 12 Videos & Extras

A Hollywood short that starred Spade Cooley and his band.

Muggsy Spanier and his band performing At the Jazz Band Ball in the 60’s.

Lizzy Mercier Descloux performing the disco-infused Fire.

The Music Machine – Talk Talk

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Sun Ain’t Shining No More

Celia Cruz – Bernabe

Rex Orange County – Sunflower

Episode 11 Videos & Extras

The Swan Silvertones, featuring the legendary Claude Jeter, performing Only Believe.

The Plimsouls – A Million Miles Away

The Plimsouls with Shaky City & I’ll Get Lucky. Live in 1983.

Dickie Harrell on drums for Gene Vincent’s Be Bop A Lula. From the Jayne Mansfield film, The Girl Can’t Help It.
Linda Martell singing bad case of the Blues on Hee Haw. She scored two Top 40 Country hits on her debut LP, but never was able to record again.
Khruangbin – Time (You and I)
Phil Harris – That’s What I Like About the South


Episode 10 Videos

The Raveonettes – Love in a Trashcan.

Star Sign – Teenage Fanclub

Ice Cream – Battles w/Matias Aguayo

Episode 9 Videos & Extras

The adorable and fabulous Sugar Chile Robinson in his only movie appearance.

A 1946 newsreel on Sugar Chile.

A short bio on Sugar Chile that includes his current condition.

Liquid Liquid – Cavern. This is the official 1983 animated video, that has some newer clips of the band mixed in.

There’s not much video out there on The Heartbreakers but here’s a clip of the band performing “Born to Lose” when the reunited in 1979.

Architecture in Helsinki – Heart It Races.

This unofficial “White Lines” video was made by Spike Lee and starred a young Laurence Fishburne. Spike was unknown at the time and was trying to get noticed by Sugar Hill. The video is age restricted, so you have to click on the link to view.


Episode 8 Videos & Whatnot

Ella Mae Morse singing Cow Cow Boogie on Liberace’s TV Show. This was more than a decade after it was a hit.


Ella Mae singing Shoo Shoo Baby in the 1944 movie, South of Dixie. This song and the next are better examples of songs, that made the public think that Ella Mae was black. This song went to #1 on the Harlem Hit Parade. That was the name of the chart prior to being called the Rhythm & Blues Singles Chart.
Buzz Me was a Louis Jordan song that Ella Mae covered. It went to #2 on the Harlem Hit Parade.
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing Shout Sister Shout. This was a decade before Chew Tobacco Rag.
This is a must watch! Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
This is taken from the Marx Brothers movie, A Day at the Races. You get to see Ivie Anderson and the great dance group, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers!

Episode 7 Videos & Extras

Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down

Wear Your Love Like Heaven – Definition of Sound


Wreck the Rod – Nick Waterhouse
The Hombres – Let It All Hang Out. Definition of Sound heavily sampled this late 60’s Garage Rock classic in Wear Your Love Like Heaven.


Episode 6 Videos & Extras

Big Jay McNeeley, live, in 1983.

Harlem – Friendly Ghost

Good News was made into a movie in 1930. Penny Singleton leads “The Varsity Drag”. Just another wacky dance from the Roaring 20’s. Singleton later starred as Blondie, in all of those Dagwood & Blondie films of the 30’s & 40’s. In the 60’s, she voiced Jane on The Jetsons!

Good News was remade in 1947. They got rid of all of the foot stomping and zaniness from the original Varsity Drag dance.

Portishead – Numb

A short piece on Illinois Jacquet and his “Flying Home” solo. He made a career out of that solo. Nice interviews with some elder statesmen of Jazz.

 Episode 5 Videos & Extras

The Bluebells in ’82 with, “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”, live on British TV show, The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Skee Lo – Top of the Stairs.

The Beths – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Love this band! Love this video!

Skeets McDonald backed by a 17 year old, Eddie Cochran, on guitar. “You Oughta See Grandma Rock”. Skeets tells Eddie, to “rock it but don’t ruin it.” No video here.

Episode 4 Videos & Extras

Helen Kane from one of her movies, “Paramount on Parade” She’s teaching a class and the answer to everything is Poop-Oop-A-Doop. She actually said Poop before changing it to Boop a little later, so she Pooped before she Booped.

Helen with first a song, then a dance from her movie, “Sweetie”.

Helen dubbed the, “I Wanna Be Loved By You”, vocals for Debbie Reynolds in the 1950 film, Three Little Words.

The Reebok commercial that used “Bam Bam”.

Wingy Manone with “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

Wingy later in life with “Tailgate Ramble”. He always wore a glove over his prosthetic arm.

Quartetto Cetra singing Blanco e Nero.

When Crapa Pelada appeared on Breaking Bad.

Electrafixion with Sister Pain.

Howler – “Back of Your Neck”

Episode 3 Videos & Extras

Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra, minus the African American members, who weren’t permitted to be filmed.


The Fall – New Big Prinz

The Fall – Hit the North (Part 1)

The Fall – Dead Beat Descendent (live in studio)

The Reverend Gary Davis – If I Had My Way. Good God!

Children of Zion

Somebody Come and Play sung by it’s creator, Joe Raposo.

Arlo Parks – Black Dog


Episode 2 videos & extras!

Machinations – Pressure Sway

The Cribs – Hey Scenesters!

The Dickies in the movie, “18 Again”, performing “You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)”.

The Dickies on CPO Sharkey. This is the full episode but you can advance to 4:15 to see the band.

Gladys Bentley on “You Bet Your Life”.


Select videos of songs that appeared in Episode #1.

Dream Warriors-My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style

Tom Robinson Band – 2-4-6-8 Motorway. From Britain’s Top of the Pops in 1977.

The Cats and The Fiddle – Killin’ Jive. From the 1938 film, “The Duke is Tops”.

Four Tet – A Joy.

Passion Puppets – Like Dust. Video is very representative of MTV era videos.

The Beths – Future Me Hates Me.