Sunday, November 23, 2008

MYSTERY TRACK TWO: Still No Clue

TWO NEW TRACKS = TWO NEW CLUES

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to listen to the audio clip off of my mystery test pressing album (scroll down a bit to see the full story and listen to the first track if you haven't heard it yet). I have had a lot of great suggestions and ideas, but no clear cut answer as of yet. A number of folks have suggested early Steely Dan, Chicago Transit Authority, an off-shoot of War, and several other similar well established bands. I agree there are musical similarities, but after looking into each of these band's discographies, I came to realize that there is no way that a band like Steely Dan could have a complete unreleased album just floating around out there somewhere. The more I look into this mystery test pressing record, the more I am convinced that it has to be a regional band that was really pretty good but not good enough to have had a major label release. This makes my job all the more difficult, but my resolve to figure it out has only strengthened.



Over this last week nearly 600 people have listened to the audio clip from my mystery album. I think this is how I will eventually solve the mystery - eventually someone out there will recognize a lyric or a hook. The more ears that hear this, the better my odds become.



I have a couple of new tracks for you to listen to from my Keysor - Century mystery test pressing album. The first is another vocal track, and the last track is entirely instrumental. It is a very good example of what the band sounded like, and I have to admit that I was wrong in assigning a horn section to this band. There is none - just a whole lot of congas!!



The two songs run together in this track. Please give it a listen and see if either son rings a bell or jogs your memory. If it does, please leave a comment, or email us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com and don't forget to pass this link along to the music geek in your life!!




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Scroll on down the blog past last weeks playlist post for the first track I posted, and a full explanation of the mystery record.

Shelley

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 17 - 21, 2008

NOVEMBER 17, 2008 (1108)
1. Lemonheads - it's a shame about Ray
2. The BPA w/ David Byrne - toe jam
3. The Gutter Twins - down the line
4. Beatles - cry baby cry (stereo)
5. The Sea and Cake - fuller moon
6. P J Harvey - when under ether
7. Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell - come on over (turn me on)
8. Fannypack - hit it
9. Gordon Lightfoot - wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
10. Flaming Groovies - shake some action
11. Duffy - rockferry
12. Sammy Davis Jr - hi heel sneakers
13. Damien Jurado - Gillian was a horse
14. Sonic Youth - bull in the heather
15. Built To Spill - liar
16. Talking Heads - this must be the pace (naive melody)
17. Bob Dylan - stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again

NOVEMBER 18, 2008 (1109)
1. Replacements - can't hardly wait
2. Jonatahn Richman - true love is not nice
3. Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass
4. The Rumble Strips - time
5. Luther Ingram - if loving you is wrong I don't want to be right
6. LeTigre - deceptacon
7. Sparkletones - bop and rock boogie
8. X Ray Specs - oh bondage! up yours
9. New Order - age of consent
10. Shirley Ellis - soul time
11. The Mighty Lemondrops - my biggest thrill
12. TNT - 99th floor
13. Husker Du - 8 miles high
14. Patsy Cline - crazy
15. Stooges - no fun
16. Go Home Productions - passenger fever
17. Markie Beers and The Rockitts - that Jim
18. James Brown - bring it up (hipsters ave)

NOVEMBER 19, 2008 (1110)
1. The Cure - six different ways
2. Ice Palace - trampolining
3. The Bees - these are the ghosts
4. Flaming Lips - teh yeah yeah yeah song
5. Sleater Kinney - oh!
6. The Suburbs - baby heartbeat
7. Human Television - in front of the house
8. Whale - hobo humpin slobo babe
9. Camper VanBeethoven - sweethearts
10. He and She - I should have known better
11. Stealers Wheel - stuck in the middel with you
12. The Sadies - why be so curious pt 3
13. Florence Foster Jenkins - bach pavlovich
14. Dead kennedys - moon over marin
15. Half Japanese - said and done
16. Wings - live and let die

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 (1111)
1. R.E.M. - radio free Europe
2. The Who - shaking all over
3. Oxford Collapse - b roll
4. Notwist - glue me planets
5. LCD Soundsystem - North American scum
6. The Black Ghosts - anyway you choose to give it
7. Rotary Connection - tales of brave Ulyssess
8. Eric Clapton and Duane Allman - mean old world
9. Elvis Presley - suspicious minds
10. OneFor The Team - build it up
11. The Clash - police and thieves
12. Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band - wiki
13. Nirvana - all apologies
14. Dennis Wilson - river song
15. Stereolab - wow and flutter
16. Spinal Tap - Stonehenge

NOVEMBER 21, 2008 (1112)
1. Ray Lamontagne - Sarah
2. Bruce Cockburn - wonder where the lions are
3. Shogu Tokumaru - parachute
4. The Lodger - the conversation
5. Devo -speedracer
6. Lou Reed - what's good
7. Of Montreal - forecast fascist future
8. The Black Kids - I'm not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance with you
9. Hush Harbors - follow closely
10. Kate Bush - running up that hill
11. Gang Of Four - naturals not in it
12. The Postmarks - you only live twice
13. Joy Division - these days
14. Beatles (George harrison - all things must pass (demo)
15. Daniel Johnston - worried shoes
16. Bob Dylan - jokerman
17. Guided By Voices - things that I will keep

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We Need Your Help With This Mystery Track Music Geeks

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Several years ago while visiting a used record store in the Twin Cities, I got my hands on about 6 crates of records that were heading to the dump. The record store didn't want them, and the woman who carried them all in said they had belonged to a friend who'd recently passed away and she wanted nothing to do with them. I'd been watching the whole thing from a distance, and had seen the store clerk pull out and return The Concert For Bangladesh box set, the George Harrison "All Things Must Pass" box set and some Beatles albums, so when I heard the woman ask for the where abouts of the closest garbage dumpster, I just had to step in.

In one of the crates I found a test pressing album hand dated for "4-22-74". The record was recorded for the Keysor-Century Corporation (the logo is the photo featured above in the clip), and has a number assigned to it - 42415. That is the only form of identification that I can find, all though there are numbers etched into the record itself. I share all of this information with you because I am desperate to find out who the band is on the record. Normally when I come across these kind of "mystery albums" it is simply a recording of someone's great aunt playing the organ, or a recording of a school band, but this "mystery album" is amazing!! This is not amateur hour, this is a big band - with back up singers, b3 organs, a horn section, a huge rythym section and a smoking guitar player, and I have no idea who they are!!

That is why I am asking for your help. There are nine tracks on the entire album, but I am sharing one of them with you in the movie clip above. I have no idea what the song is called, I just refer to it as "shuck and jive", but it is a good example of the other songs heard on this "mystery album". The vocalists sound so very familiar, but nobody has ventured a guess. I think it sounds very West Coast musically, but the soulfull vocals lean towards a Muscle Shoals, Philly sound as well. When I listen to it I dream that it is some long lost demo recording of a great regional band that never hit the big time, but is being rediscovered by record labels like Numero or Light In The Attic. Yes - it is just that good.

I have had this record for several years and have played it for a number of music geeks and KMSU radio hosts, but it still remains a mystery. Give the clip above a listen and if you have an answer or would even care to hazard a guess please let me know by adding a comment on the page, or emailing us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com . Please feel free to share this link with anyone that you think might be able to help. Normally I wouldn't go to this kind of trouble for a "mystery album" find, but the music on this is just incredible. Thanks for your help - I can't wait for your feedback!!

P.S.

I've had several suggestions to check out the excellent Century Discography found at www.forbideneye.com . I have already been in touch with Bob who runs the site, and the information on his site actually originated from me about a year ago when I first tried to hunt this record down. The "Note-ables" suggestion came from someones guess at who the band might be, but has essentially proven to be a dead end. Thanks again for all the feedback and ideas - I am more determined than ever now to solve this mystery!!

Shelley

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 10 -14, 2008

NOVEMBER 10, 2008 (1103)
1. The Cure - underneath the stars
2. Holly Golightly - virtually happy
3. Tiny Masters Of Today - hey Mr. DJ
4. Dressy Bessy - automatic
5. Vampire Weekend - the kids don't stand a chance
6. Happy Mondays - step on
7. Megapuss - theme from Hollywood
8. The Pandoras - the hump
9. Lou Reed - how do you think it feels
10. Wallpaper - rock collage
11. Quintron - miniature breakdown
12. Dillinger Four - Gainsville
13. The Remains - don't look back
14. Little Richard - the girl can't help it
15. The Go - help you out
16. The Raveonettes - attack of the ghost riders
17. Her Space Holiday - the new kid revival
18. Sam Cooke - bring it on home to me
19. Booker T and The MG's - soul clap 69'

NOVEMBER 11, 2008 (1104)
1. Eileen Barton w/The New Yorkers - if I knew you were comin' I'dve baked a cake
2. The Who - Baba O'Reilly
3. John Cale - sold motel
4. Dondero Accapella Choir - we built this city
5. XTC - senses working overtime
6. Propellerheads w/Shirley Bassey - history repeating
7. Izzy Stradlin and The JuJu Hounds - shuffle it all
8. Warren Zevon - poor poor pitiful me
9. Bruce McCulloch - eraserhead
10. Ohmega Watts w/Othello - long ago
11. DJ Paul V - teqilla lip gloss
12. The Heavy Blinkers - gentle strength
13. Petra Haden - god only knows
14. The Replacements - unsatisfied
15. Syd Barrett - octopus
16. Sparklehorse w/The Flaming Lips - go
17. The Fleshtones - train of thought
18. AC/DC - baby please don't go
19. King Crimson - 21st century schizoid man
20. The Kinks - big sky
21. Leonard Cohen - anthem

NOVEMBER 12, 2008 (1105)
1. The Ramones - I want to be sedated
2. The Beatles - leave my kitten alone (mono)
3. Atmosphere - like the rest of us
4. Kings Of Leon - revelry 17
5. King Khan and The Shrines - torture
6. Velvet Underground - guess I'm falling in love
7. Paul Williams - rainy days and mondays
8. The Capitols - cool jerk
9. Neil Young - down by the river
10. Booker T and The MG's - green onions
11. Sleater Kinney - oh!
12. Tall Firs - hair do
13. Gil Scott HEron and Brian Jackson - H20 Gate Blues
14. Velvet Underground - foggy notion
15. Break and Repair Method - I'm at a low
16. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
17. Rolling Stones - I got the blues
18. The Clash - straight to hell
19. Strangeloves - I want candy

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 (1106)
1. Public Enemy - brothers gonna work it out
2. XTC - mayor of Simpleton
3. Rachael Yamagata - faster
4. They Might Be Giants - they'll need a crane
5. I'm From Barcelona - paper planes
6. Frances - tightrope
7. Stereolab - french disco
8. Little Richard - slippin and slidin
9. Wire - three girl rhumba
10. Past Lives - strange symmetry
11. Walkmen - all hands and the cook
12. Sonic Youth - dirty boots (demo)
13. Rebekka Del Rio - llorando
14. Tab The Band - where was she on Monday
15. Shonen Knife - top of the world
16. Johnny Cash - big river (Count DeMoney remix)
17. Pixies - in heaven
18. The Kinks - you really got me
19. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation - rappin with gas
20. They Might Be Giants - why does teh sun shine (the sun is a mass of incandescent gas)
21. MC Frontalot - scare goat
22. The Kaisers - just a little bit
23. Band Of Bees - punchbag
24. A Certain ratio - do the du

NOVEMBER 14, 2008 (1107)
1. Devo - working in a coalmine
2. Baskervilles - smash
3. Caesars - fool's parade
4. Soft Boys - enderwater moonlight
5. Sly and The Family Stone - babies making babies
6. Freaks and Geeks OST - Lady L
7. Freaks and Geeks OST Mr. Rosso - I'm 18
8. Freaks and Geeks OST - Jesus is just allright
9. Freaks and Geeks OST Mr.Rosso and Feedback - up on cripple creek
10. The Leaving Trains - dumb as a crayon
11. Von Bondies - going down
12. Lou Rawls - season of the witch
13. Chad Vangallen - inside the molecules
14. Ben Folds - protection
15. The Gang - fits and shadow fights
16. Pixies - dig for fire
17. Dick Kent - Gretchen's new dish
18. The Who = a quick one (while he's away)
19. The Buzzcocks - what do I get
20. The Only Ones - another girl another planet

Sunday, November 09, 2008

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 3 - 7, 2008

NOVEMBER 3, 2008 (1098)
1. David Bowie - rebel rebel
2. Company Incorporated - taste my meat art!
3. The Bad Hand - do geese see god?
4. Kaiser Chiefs - always happens like that
5. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - waiting for the end of the world
6. The Ramones - Bonzo goes to Bitburg
7. The Hives - walk idiot walk
8. Ben Folds - Annie waits
9. Dictionaraoke - Michelle
10. The Beatles - Michelle (mono)
11. The Free Design - Michelle
12. Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs - up off the floor
13. Hank III - wild and free
14. The Cramps - fever
15. The Cure - the only one
16. Guided By Voices - chasing Heather crazy
17. The Soft Boys - underwater moonlight
18. Bo Diddley - pretty thing
19. Pere Ubu - heaven

NOVEMBER 4, 2008 (1099) GET OUT AND VOTE
1. Jimi Hendrix - star spangled banner
2. Marvin Gaye - what's going on?
3. X - the new world
4. Johnny Cash - singing in Vietnam talking blues
5. James Brown - get up get into it get involved
6. The Who - young man blues
7. Bob Dylan - a hard rain's a gonna fall
8. Lou Reed - America
9. BJ Snowden - America
10. Nina Simone - teh times they are a ghangin'
11. Woody Guthrie - this land is your land
12. The Brady Bunch - time to change
13. Tom Waits - road to peace
14. Neil Young - ordinary people

NOVEMBER 5, 2008 (1100)
1. The Staples Singers - this world
2. Connor Oberst - Cape Canaveral
3. Langhorne Slim and The War Eagles - rebel side of heaven
4. John Lennon - power to the people
5. The Middle States - no curse no drunk no fight
6. Jason Anderson - July 4th, 2004
7. Nada Surf - concrete bed
8. Two Hours Traffic - back street sweetheart
9. Ben Folds - Hiroshima (B B B Benny hit his head)
10. The Morning After Girls - run for our lives
11. The M's - big sound
12. M Ward - to go home
13. Richard Swift - kisses for the misses
14. U2 - beautiful day
15. Ferraby Lionheart - small planet
16. Kaiser Cartel - favorite song
17. Starling Electric - all through the fall
18. Imperial Teen - one two
19. Rufus Thomas - breakdown (pt 1)
20. Mugison - mugiboogie

NOVEMBER 6, 2008 (1101)
1.Red Shadow Economic Rock and Roll band - stagflation
2. Ladytron - ghosts
3. Bridal Shop - from seas
4. Dean Martin - on the sunny side of the street
5. KC and The Sunshine band - I'm your boogie man
6. The Who - circles
7. William Shatner - that's me trying
8. Sonic Youth - beat on the brat
9. Beat happening - indian summer
10. David Vandervelde - crying like the rain
11. Rolling Stones - sway
12. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - down in the wrecking yard
13. Go Home Productions - a slim mcshady
14. Miniature Tigers - cannibal queen
15. The Clash - guns of brixton
16. Chuck Berry - no particular place to go
17. Redd Kross - dancing queen
18. Klauss Nomi - after the fall

NOVEMBER 7, 2008 (1102)
1. Bonnie Prince Billy - cursed sleep
2. Beck - I think I'm in love
3. Okkervill River - lost coastlines
4. Frank Black - ten percenter
5. David Byrne - social studies
6. Black Diamond Heavies - fever in my blood
7. Alamo Racetrack - kiss me bar
8. Sugar - believe what your'e saying
9. Built To Spill - conventional wisdom
10. Teenage Fanclub - everything flows
11. The Breeders - bang on
12. Wazmo Nariz - checking out the checkout girl
13. Nico - fairest of the seasons
14. They Might Be Giants - New York City
15. Judy Henske and Jerry Yester - snowblind
16. Brass bed - Olivia
17. T Rex - 20th century boy
18. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - warmth of the sun
19. White Stripes - we are going to be friends

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR OCTOBER 27 - 31, 2008

OCTOBER 27, 2008 (1093)
1. John Lee Hooker - boom boom
2. Ex-Norwegian - something unreal
3. Mixel Pixel - favourite sweatshirt on
4. Dead Milkmen - punk rock girl
5. Nina Simone - I hold no grudge
6. Tilly and The Wall - jumbler
7. Faux Jean - g a go-go
8. Snake and Jett's Amazing Bullit Band - doom city
9. Rotary Connection - tales of brave Ulyssess
10. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - arms aloft
11. Jonathan Richman - vampire girl
12. Bauhaus - Bela Lugousi's dead
13. Ted Cassidy - the lurch
14. Dandy Livingstone - (Rudie) a message to you
15. From Bubblegum To Sky - a soft kill
16. VanCougar - obvious
17. My Morning Jacket - touch me I'm going to scream (Pt II)
18. Matthew Celebrity Pixies - levitate me
19. Buddy Rich - the beat is on

OCTOBER 28, 2008 (1094)
1. Cymande - bra
2. Rachael Yamagata - elephants
3. Haley Bonnar - arms of harm
4. Daniel Johnston - impossible love
5. Magnetic Fields - sun goes down and the world goes dancing
6. Menahan Street Band - birds
7. Amy Winehouse - Valerie (Mark Ronson Version)
8. Pavement - summer babe
9. Marissa Nadler - mexican summer
10. Wallpaper - rock collage
11. Wallpaper - pop rocket
12. Rachael Yamagata - side dish friend
13. Jupiter Jones - the spook spoke
14. The Dead Trees - shelter
15. Jay Reatard - seesaw
16. Oasis - the shock of the lightning
17. Deep Throat OST - driving with Linda
18. The Postmarks - six different ways
19. Wallpaper - shag carpet
20. Redd Kross - lady in the front row
21. Dead Bolt - Billy's dead

OCTOBER 29, 2008 (1095)
1. Flametrick Subs - creepy dead folk
2. Break and Repair Method - your numbered days
3. This Is Ivy League - love is impossible
4. Howlin' Wolf - I ain't superstitious
5. Myron Lee and The Caddies - homicide
6. North American Halloween Prevention Initiative - do they know it's Halloween?
7. Judson Fountain - garbage can from Thailand
8. Bo Diddley - bodiddleyitis
9. Allman Brothers - one way out
10. Elvis Presley - milk cow boogie
11. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - red right hand
12. Sma Champion - heavenly bender
13. P.I.L. - public image
14. Judson Fountain - Halloween night
15. Neil Young - hey hey my my into the black
16. John Cale - Paris 1919

OCTOBER 30, 2008 (1096)
1. Michael Jackson - thriller
2. Merv Griffin - house of horrors
3. Gene Moss and The Monsters - monster bossa nova
4. Dan Rae - headless horseman
5. Echo and The Bunnymen - killing moon
6. David Bowie - scary monsters and super freaks
7. Siouxsie and The Banshees - peekaboo
8. Frank Devol - Addams Family theme
9. Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle - puttin on the ritz (Young Frankenstein OST)
10. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
11. Quintron - no love
12. The Shaggs - it's Halloween
13. Nico - the end
14. XTC - deliver us from the elements
15. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
16. Compton Brothers - haunted house
17. Sonic Youth - death valley 69
18. Leslie Hall - zombie killer (Chastity Pariah Remix)
19. Roky Erickson - I walked with a zombie
20. Criswell - someone walked over my grave
21. Talking Heads - psycho killer
22. Lookout For The Batman!

OCTOBER 31, 2008 (1097) HALLOWEEN
1. The Cramps - new kind of kick
side one of Lux Interior's Purple Knif Show
2. The Cramps - I'm cramped
side two of Lux Interior's Purple Knif Show
3. The Cramps - tear it up
4. The Cramps - mad daddy
side three of Lux Interior's Purple Knif Show
side four of Lux Interior's Purplr Knif Show
5. The Cramps - TV set
6. The Cramps - surfin' bird

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

ANOTHER RACE TO WATCH....

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THE DAY IS HERE. DO YOUR PART!


Get out and vote, people! The lines will be long, but it will be worth it! If Batman isn't inspiring enough, check out this YouTube clip. Even this little kid knows it is important to vote! Thanks to Sammy for pointing this clip out:



Just maybe go potty first.

Have a great election day!

Monday, November 03, 2008

DID YOU KNOW THERE'S AN ELECTION TOMORROW?


IT'S TIME TO VOTE, GANG!

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