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May 14, 2016
Options May 14, 2016 The William Schallert Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
The Ramrods  Options War Party   Barclay    0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
The Arrows Featuring Davie Allen   Options Moon Dawg '65   Tower    0:05:21 Pop‑up)  
The I-V-Leaguers  Options Jim-Jammin'   Nau-Voo    0:07:21 Pop‑up)  
Jim Radi and The Sidemen  Options Motovation   Impala    0:09:48 Pop‑up)  
The Jive Kings  Options Preacher Man   Lu    0:14:59 Pop‑up)  
Jape Richardson and the Japettes  Options Crazy Blues   Mercury    0:17:05 Pop‑up)  
Sammy Lara and The Skytones  Options Silly Sally   Gaylo    0:19:14 Pop‑up)  
Denny Noie and the Catalinas  Options It Ain't A Big Thing   Knight    0:21:37 Pop‑up)  
JImmy Boyd  Options Crazy Mixed-Up Blues   Columbia    0:24:08 Pop‑up)  
Chuck Bowers  Options Pig Pen Boogie   Choice    0:25:34 Pop‑up)  
Truman Langford  Options Freight Liner Fever   Trailer Park Records  Just out! Eighteen Wheelers  0:30:03 Pop‑up)  
Carl Story and his Rambling Mountaineers  Options (I Head My Name) On The Radio   Starday    0:31:33 Pop‑up)  
Bill Parker & His Showboat Band  Options Sweet Potato Mash   Goldband    0:39:00 Pop‑up)  
Clear Water  Options Cool Water   La Salle    0:39:54 Pop‑up)  
Bobby Freeman   Options Little Girl Don't You Understand   Josie    0:41:46 Pop‑up)  
Sherman Evans with Cruz Ortiz and The Flames  Options The Craze   Manco    0:45:00 Pop‑up)  
Andre Williams with The Don Juans  Options Going Down to Tia Juana   Fortune    0:46:13 Pop‑up)  
Mad Man Sebastian  Options Raven Hop   M & S    0:49:17 Pop‑up)  
Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers  Options 4 -11 = 44   Imperial    0:54:54 Pop‑up)  
The Cleftones  Options Lover Boy   Gee    0:55:33 Pop‑up)  
The Harptones  Options Hep Teenagers   Warwick    0:59:13 Pop‑up)  
Little Sammy  Options Papa Did The Chicken   Shade    1:03:03 Pop‑up)  
The Lyrics  Options Down In The Alley   Mid-South    1:05:54 Pop‑up)  
Nolan Strong  Options (What Did The Genie Mean When He Said) Ali Coochie   Fortune    1:08:09 Pop‑up)  
Monday's Mondos  Options (I'm) Crying   Norton    1:15:35 Pop‑up)  
The Society  Options Nicotine   Spoke    1:17:05 Pop‑up)  
The Blue Angels  Options Money   Angel    1:17:56 Pop‑up)  
Drag Kings  Options Midnight Drag Of Paul Revere   Wayne-Way    1:21:04 Pop‑up)  
Freddy Robinson  Options Not LIke Now   LImelight    1:23:47 Pop‑up)  
Los Shains  Options Es Baile Del Pajaro Tablista   Odeon    1:26:33 Pop‑up)  
???????????  King of the Radical Right   K.G.B.    1:32:41 Pop‑up)  
The Sabres  Options Skinny Minnie   Tiretown    1:34:54 Pop‑up)  
The Vaqueros  Options Mustang Sally   Studio City    1:37:29 Pop‑up)  
The Judge 'N Jury  Options Roaches   Verve    1:40:43 Pop‑up)  
Glenn and Christy with The Adventures  Options Wombat Twist   Sonic    1:43:24 Pop‑up)  
Shirley Ellis  Options The Clapping Song   Congress    1:52:50 Pop‑up)  
Fats Domino  Options Wigs   ABC-Paramount    1:54:47 Pop‑up)  
Chris Kenner  Options Packin' Up   Instant    1:55:06 Pop‑up)  
The World Famous Upsetters  Options Ever Night About Time   Little Star    1:57:51 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

  1:08pm Pete L:

i love the sound of SURF instrumentals on a cold gray May day in central Ohio
thanks Rex
means the King right?
  1:09pm TeeVee-Key:

There was a bowling monkey on I've Got a Secret (on the Buzzr tv network) just now! Ape-mazing!
  1:18pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Fools!
Greetings from sunny Los Angeles!
Avatar 1:18pm Marc Francis:

I know I say it every week, but hot damn: Saturday has begun!
Hey Rex! Hey fools!
  1:18pm TeeVee-Key:

The Arrows

Bass – Steve Pugh

Drums – Larry Brown

Guitar – Davie Allan, Paul Johnson

... also with Mike Curb
Avatar 1:18pm Mailman Tom:

I think William Schallert was a better father figure than Hugh Beaumont, and that's saying a lot.
  1:23pm TeeVee-Key:

William Schallert was the dad in the 1980s tv reboot of Gidget.
Avatar 1:25pm Juke Joint Jonny:

With a name like Smuckers, amirite?
Avatar 1:27pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Ahh, the sophisticated wit of Pig Pen Boogie. Was this from the pen of Cole Porter? Or was it Noel Coward?
Avatar 1:29pm Melissa Jean:

happy Saturday Rex n Fools!
Avatar 1:38pm Andy in Berlin:

and wouldn't you know it, I'm eating a sweet potato AS WE SPEAK!
Avatar 1:48pm RetroArtBlog.com:

William Schallert passed away.
What a shame.
Well, at least we still have
James Karen walking amongst us-
knock on wood.
Avatar 2:01pm RetroArtBlog.com:

Looking through Mr. Schallert's impressive and lengthy resume on IMDB.
One of his earliest screen roles was in the 1949 version of MIGHTY JOE YOUNG.
Was he a monkey's uncle?
Avatar 2:13pm Marc Francis:

Howdy Melissa Jean!
Avatar 2:16pm RetroArtBlog.com:

Bill Schallert's association with the B-Movie genre started as early as 1951 with a co-starring role in THE MAN FROM PLANET X, a solid 50's invaders from space matinee fodder.
He played a character called 'Dr. Mears" who's apparently a scheming opportunist trying to take control of the visiting alien's advanced gadgetry.
In the end an Army missile blows up the alien's spacecraft which puts an end to the invading alien and its human conspirator, Dr. Mears.
Talk about going down with the ship.
Avatar 2:22pm RetroArtBlog.com:

Schallert was in a 1952 B-Movie titled CAPTIVE WOMEN.
The title alone caught my attention, but get this plot synopsis:

"In a post-apocalyptic New York City,
three tribes of mutants
(the Norms, the Mutates and the Upriver People)
battle each other to survive."

I know what I'm watching later today.
That plot summary sounds like a film which Rex's playlist could be the soundtrack of.
Avatar 2:26pm Mailman Tom:

"Not Like Now", known in the trade as a "titty shaker"
Avatar 2:28pm RetroArtBlog.com:

Schallert seemed to play a lot of bit roles as a doctor, scientist, professor, lawyer, reporter, clerk, soldier, priest or even assistant D.A.
He seemed to be the go-to guy for those "Average Joe" one-line roles.
Probably got them because he supplied his own suit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32pm fred:

@RetroArtBlog: He was good at portraying such authority figures looking confused. That always sells
Avatar 2:34pm RetroArtBlog.com:

R.I.P. William Schallert
He worked continuously throughout his adult life in both film and television.
Over 67 years in the entertainment business.
From THE FOXES OF HARROW (1947) to 2 BROKE GIRLS (2014).
Perhaps he had gambling debts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Michael 98145:

... some things don't change very much, do they?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'll stand behind the Goldwater 2016 campaign.
Avatar 2:35pm RetroArtBlog.com:

@Fred, please take my posts with tongue in cheek.
Schallert was one of those entertainment mainstays that was in nearly everything on TV and in film he was always "that guy".
Have nothing but the warmest regards towards the late William Schallert.
Avatar 2:37pm Reeshard:

And, for me, the ultimate Wm. Schallert role: 'MANT!' the movie-within-the-movie, Joe Dante's wonderful 'Matinee.'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm fred:

@RetroArtBlog: I took it that way. And I genuinely appreciate the work actors such as him do: I think his being so present made him a make-believe everyman. Familiar enough to be a neighbor, which made him real in fakery
Avatar 2:44pm RetroArtBlog.com:

@Reeshard, the perfect role for Schallert.
He also did a tremendous amount of voiceover work for commercials, cartoons, and even video games.
His voice (Mid-Atlantic accent perhaps?) and his excellent ability to portray befuddled "straight" roles as @fred pointed out helped give Schallert a long and continuous career.
And, yes, I would welcome having him as a neighbor too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm fred:

@Ken: I'm kicking myself for not getting that "Cthulhu for president" T-shirt when I saw it more than twenty years ago. Of course it was gone when I next went to that shop
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