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It Makes Me Want To Holler

 Here’s a fun little album I’ve not featured before.   A virtual window into a time gone by, Hollerin’ was issued by roots and rock ‘n’ roll specialists Rounder Records in 1976, but the competition...

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Football Fiasco

Note: I've just realised that I wrote about this album six years ago, but as the links on that post (which were for different songs) are now dead, and some of the information was incorrect, you may as...

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Wham Zam, Thank You Man

In the last post, I mentioned Harold Spiro, a songwriter whose career I have touched upon occasionally on the blog, but without going into too much detail. Let me correct that now.   Harold Jacob...

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Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?

Everyone knows Arthur Lowe, be it for the bumbling, bumptious bank manager George Mainwaring, captain of the Home Guard in the classic sitcom Dad’s Army, for being the original narrator of the BBC’s...

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I Hate That Duck

I have featured Orville, the not-so-little green duck sidekick of the late ventriloquist Keith Harris, on the blog before, but only in passing on a 2017 Christmas Cavalcade post. Today I shall go into...

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Easter Theatre

Described in the Tampa Bay Times as a ‘recording artist, country music showman, flea market huckster, roller-rink operator and newspaper publisher’, today’s post seems timely, both because of the...

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Mon Petit Isabelle

A short post today, which seems apt given the physical stature of the singer involved, although that is primarily because there is absolutely zero information about her out there on the old internets....

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The Singing Inventor

The disc I’m sharing with you today is a recent purchase (in fact, it only arrived at WWR Towers yesterday) but one I have been aware of for a while, and one I have played on the World’s Worst Records...

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Beware, the Kirchner Boys

Advertised as ‘the biggest little band in the land, with a sound three times their size’, the Bantams were three pre-teens from Venice, California who, in 1966, achieved a modicum of fame locally and...

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Two More from Lillay Deay

I thought today we would drop in on our old friend Lillay Daniels, aka Lila F. Daniels, aka Lillay Deay, singer, songwriter and owner of the wonderful Timely record label. Although I have written...

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The True Story of the Brothers Butch

Two years ago, for Pride Month, I introduced you to the Brothers Butch (or the Butch Brothers, at the time no one knew for sure which version of the name to use), and speculated about who exactly was...

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Mr B. A. Tweten Sings

Mr. Bat Sings is one of those odd albums that regularly features on those ‘worst album art’ lists but – I would assume – few people have actually listened to. With the scary clown on the cover, why...

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Oh Brother!

The cuts I’m featuring today were recently gifted to me by Mr Fab, who until 2018 edited the mighty Music For Maniacs blog before establishing Sheena’s Jungle Room, the internet-based radio station...

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Whatever Happened to Simon?

Born in Manchester on 28 July 1935, Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd, known professionally as Simon Dee, was a British disc jockey and television personality, most famous for his twice-weekly BBC TV chat...

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Introducing Mandy

Mandy Rice-Davies, (born Marilyn Davies, 21 October 1944) is undoubtedly best known for her role in the 1963 Profumo scandal, the sex and spy shenanigans that rocked British society in the early...

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The Ballad of Red River Dave

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Red River on 15 December 1914, Dave McEnery (born David Largus McEnery) was an American artist, musician, and writer of topical songs who specialised in the darker side of...

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Ou Est Maddy Genets?

For today’s posting, I bring you one of those records that is a staple of those endless ‘worst album covers of all time’ lists but which has, until relatively recently, proved nigh on impossible to...

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Rock Me, Amadeo

A pair of tracks from Maltese lounge singer Amadeo Carmel today, both sides of his third single, something I was overjoyed to find in the warehouse of a house clearance company in North Wales...

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Un-Note-Able

Today, a couple of racks from a 1977 album that was recently brought to my attention by the head honcho at Sheena’s Jungle Room, and former host of the Music For Maniacs blog, Mr. Fab. And I’m so glad...

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Waltzing With Alan Gillett

A couple of weeks ago, on the live message board that accompanies each episode of the World’s Worst Records Radio Show, a regular listener brought my attention to the incredible Alan Gillett, and it...

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No Ordinary Star

Sir Anthony Hopkins is, unequivocally, a star. Having made his first professional stage appearance in 1960, in Swansea Little Theatre’s production of Have a Cigarette, in 1965, he was spotted by...

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Christmas Cavalcade 2022: Part One

Well, here it is... almost. Just over two weeks to go until the Big Day, so I had better pull my finger out and give you some Christmas-themed music, hadn't I? And how better to kick off than with...

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Christmas Cavalcade 2022: Part Two

Ho! Ho! Ho! Everybody: who is up for another selection of Christmas-related catastrophes? Two singles, four tracks, and all of them worthy of inclusion on your own Christmas playlist   First out of...

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Christmas Cavalcade 2022: Part Three, the Wing Wing

Ho! Ho! Ho! (again) and welcome to the third and final instalment of this year’s Christmas Cavalcade.   I’m finishing my Christmas Selection Box for 2022 with four tracks from the utterly wonderful...

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The Future Is Now

Happy Friday, my friends, a happy New Year to you too, and a big welcome to the world of New York-based outsider musician Neil Dick.   I first heard of Neil through his inclusion on one of Irwin...

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