Monday, June 28, 2010

The Rivieras - Let's Have A Party (U.S.A. 102 - Mono)

I used to have a fascination with The Rivieras because of shredding covers of their song "California Sun" by great bands like the Dictators and the Ramones. Then I learned they were from LaPorte, Ind - where my wife's family is from - and where I usually spend Sunday evenings. Jen's dad and mom saw the Rivieras multiple times around town in LaPorte, which kind of blows my mind.

I was psyched to find this LP in South Bend, Ind. Around 30 miles from LaPorte. Anyway, none of this stuff appears to be on CD aside from the hit -- so enjoy the Rivieras in glorious monophonic sound!

Listen to California Sun (MP3)
Listen to H.B. Goose Step (MP3)

Or just DOWNLOAD / DESCARGA The Rivieras "Let's Have A Party" LP!!

01 - California Sun
02 - Danny Boy
03 - Twist & Shout
04 - Little Donna
05 - Church Key
06 - Killer Joe
07 - Let's Have A Party
08 - Rockin Robin
09 - H.B. Goose Step
10 - Keep A Knockin'
11 - Oh, Boy
12 - When The Saints (sic)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Louvin Brothers (Ira and Charles) - (MGM M/MS-598) - 1956

Very rare, unavailable on CD from what I can tell. The first record the Louvin's put out (on MGM-Metro, 1956) before they were told "You can't sell tobacco with gospel music" -- and slid their way into harmonic history. This record contains their nuclear classic "The Great Atomic Power," (a different version that Capitol put out, I believe) as well as other ominous, prescient tracks like "Insured Beyond the Grave" (AIG) and "Do You Live What You Preach" (Ted Haggard).

01 - The "Get Acquainted" Waltz
02 - Weapon of Prayer
03 - They've Got The Church Outnumbers
04 - Do You Live What You Preach
05 - You'll Be Rewarded Over There
06 - (I'm Changing the Words To) My Love Song
07 - Robe of White
08 - The Great Atomic Power
09 - Insured Beyond the Grave
10 - The Gospel Way

Download the first ever Louvin Brother's record

Insured Beyond the Grave (MP3)