Today's meeting of the Cauliflower Alley Club now commences!
Here's the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WCY7ugKe8c Great detail! Mad Daddy poster! Slop! Hop! Bop!
Listener Jumpy from Brooklyn:
Cindy just asked who Mike Mazurki was. I described him as best I could and she replied, "Oh, him."
I watched the great Maz in "Live Wires" yesterday...he gave Slip, his "pal" da woiks !...great stuff
Wasn't Mike Mazurki in a Bowery Boys flick, where he was playing airplane with Slip and Satch ?
Thats it !
He was also on an episode of Adam-12
I'd never heard the Moon records original, just the Tav Falco & LX Chilton renditions... wonderful! Besides Cordell Jackson, anything else interesting in Moon vaults?
tony in durham nc:
The Saturday Afternoon Tradition promo is poifect! TV worth watching. More slop, please!
Wait what about the Destroyer on caught the tail end of that.
R.I.P. Don Mincher
Fatso Theus...Great Record, Rex !!!
Wow I've always wanted to go to Cauliflower Alley
hey rex - i'm late to signing in. did you just talk about a K-Doe book? Who authored it?
Ben Sandmel: http://www.erniek-doebook.com/
mustafa bin loaded:
Almost looks like that cigar is a photoshop on Mike Mazurki.
Thank You Mr. Ballard, Indeed !!!
I actually went to the address in Bricktown, but alas, no surf records were to be found !!!
I once played this at a car show in Asbury Park, and I swear, this one geezer was pulling his hair out....SCREAM!!!!!!!!
Scream! AMAZING!! In one fell stroke, Ralph Nielsen effectively nullifies the entire recorded output of Peter Gabriel !!
I got news for you Rex Hank Ballard did not create the Twist. Go to www.uncamarvy.com and go to the Spaniels article and get the real scoop on this.
Love This !!!!! Just bought it from G- Mark last night....Cool Cover !!!
A lust-filled kick??? Holy crap, guys, we gotta go see that one!!!!!!
Great to hear Ralph Nielsen's "Scream" again. Since I live within about 50 miles of where Nielson was playing, I've long hoped to sometime email you and Dick Blackburn with the news that I've popped 100 unplayed copies and to see what each or you would trade for a copy. The best record I've gotten so far from Dick BB is the great satire of all macho-boasting muscle car songs, Gene Savage's "Big Machine." Rex and Dick, if I fulfill my little dream of finding you a copy of "Scream," I want even better in trade. You're warned.
Just when I think I've got a comprehensive collection of Mad Daddy airchecks, you surprise me with another unheard (by me) one. Thanks, Rex.
Let me see, am I getting this? His program frightens you, you don't like it? Is that it?
"I think you're fweaky, and I like you a lot."
"Heeeeeereeee kitty kitty kitt.....ty"
In the hazy memories of my beloved transistor, I seem to recall that Mad Daddy came on after Murray the K on WINS.
It seemed like it was very late at night but I was very young.
That Idols record remind me of "A Fool In Love" by The Ikettes.
Regarding Don Mincher, who also played for the A's and Angels, I believe, my first baseman's glove which I have had for the past 35 years or so is a Don Mincher autograph model. I'm not sure you can get very man autograph model baseball gloves nowadays which is puzzling.
RIP Don Mincher & vet ump Harry Wendelstedt, but to complete the circle of life, Orestes Cepedes makes his Cactus League debut for the A's in 10 minutes.
Vernon Green....Haunting record, one of his best !!!! Great Minds do think alike !!!
Special thanks for Little Marie Allen with Chuck Booker's band's "Humdinger"!
Great show, thanks Rex!
@Nancy K: wikipedia says: ""Mad Daddy" reached the peak of his popularity at WHK [Cleveland], hosting record hops and live after-midnight shows dressed in a Dracula costume. In July 1959 he moved to WHK's sister station in New York, WNEW 1130 AM, where "Mad Daddy" was not well received. He played it straight as Pete Myers there until 1963, when he moved to WINS and resumed the "Mad Daddy Show." This show was syndicated to other stations until WINS changed format to all-news in 1965. As again just Pete Myers, he returned to WNEW once more. Myers lived until November 4, 1968, when he took his own life in New York City, shortly after he had been informed that his show was to be moved from afternoons to evenings at WNEW."