60s (mostly) uncomped - INTERVAL – KID’S HITS! A Child’s Guide to Garage Music, pts. I & II
INTERVAL – KID’S HITS! A Child’s Guide to Garage Music, pts. I & II|
Strictly for kids, Garageheads stay away! This series is meant to approach kids (such as my two grandsons) to sounds I hope they’ll dig better than the traditional kiddies’ tunes and introduce them to garage (in other words: to the best music there is!). What they’ll get is good fun, and some ass kickin’ movers (sorry for the language kids) you might classify loosely under the novelty tag. Actually tho’, the musical frame of this series has been slightly widened to include more genres like Ska, Twist, Surf, and even Bossa Nova, Cha Cha and Tango, with some Surfer Birds, Shortning breads and Gamma Goochies packed in. It must be my childish mind to make me love these sounds collected here since I had tried to suggest the series to some of my friends getting mostly a lukewarm feedback. Instead, it seems kids love to join in the singing and get good fun out of the oddities featured here. The best prove of appreciation comes from my 7yo grandson who picked the Italian version on the Martian tale as his fave sing-a-long tune asking his female coed if she knew “Il Surf del Marziano”… So never mind the Jenka, the Madison, the Hula and even La Bostella, and remember: This is for kids! (you might still send me your comments tho’…)
Kid’s Hits Vol. 1, CD1
1/ Alfred E. Neuman - It's A Gas - US, NY
2/ [unknown] - Surfin' Bird - US, ?
3/ Al Elias - King Kong - US, WV
4/ Aoutas, Les - Un jour a Tokyo - F
5/ Chakachas, Les - Twist Hula - BE
6/ Andre Bostel - La Bostella - F
7/ Desperados, Die – Sklavenkarawane - D
8/ Don Lurio - Il Surf Del Marziano - I
9/ Goosies, Die - Mini Minirock - D
10/ Lord Rockingham's XI - Meet the Monster - UK
11/ Quartetto Cetra - Lambret Twist - I
12/ Randy Atcher - Indian Rock - US, KY
13/ Aris San - Mish Mash - GR
14/ Bambulisten, Die – Bambule -D
15/ Big Daddy & Little Sisters - Daddy Frog - US, KY
16/ Bill Ramsey & Jay Five - Bossa Nova Baby - D
17/ Dorados / 5 Dorados - Der Tiger - CH
18/ Enrico Pianori - Armando Cacini - I
19/ Michele - Beduinen Karawane - D
20/ Guidone - Sha La La - I
21/ Ross McManus & Joe Loss Blue Beats - Patsy Girl - UK
22/ Lutz Jahoda - Kartäuser Knickebein – Shake - GDR
(incl booklet, labels, and links to some video-clip)
Kid’s Hits Vol. 1, CD2
1/ Viscounts - Shortnin' Bread - UK
2/ Latins - Habibi Twist - I
3/ Audy Kans & Wijarocs - Koula Koula - BE
4/ Milan / Word of Milan / Leather Boy - Santa's Doing the Twist - US, NY
5/ Barrittas, I - Gambale Twist - I
6/ Bobby Sitting & Twistin' Guys - Speedy Gonzales - BE
7/ Dilly Sisters, Las - Sometimes good guys don't wear white - MEX
8/ Hazy Osterwald Sextett - Kriminal-Tango - CH
9/ Gerard Madiata - Madison For You - BE
10/ Malu Reyes - Bule bule ye ye - MEX
11/ Desperados, Die - Umba umba assa - D
12/ Giganti, I - Lasciati baciare col letkiss - I
13/ Goosies, Die - Woole, Woole, Gänsjen - D
14/ Jan Rohde & Adventures - James Mainos - SW
15/ Jack Hammer - Crazy Twist - UK
16/ Emile Decotty & Luc Harvet - Le petit coolie Chinois - BE
17/ Sputniks, Los - Pan con mermelada - MEX
18/ Minorenni, I - Urrà corsaro nero - I
19/ Go-Go's - I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek - UK
20/ Freddy Sunder – Mustaphah - BE
21/ Rocio Durcal - La Reunion - ESP
22/ Freddy Sunder & Francis Bay Orchestra – Zumba - BE
Kid's Hits… again! Vol. 2
1/ Jan Rohde & Wild Ones - Hey little Children - SW
2/ Vanguards - Wooly Bully - DK
3/ Ali Babki - Jamaica Ska - PL
4/ Aris San & Group – Dirladada - GR
5/ Aurora de Andres - Cenicienta Pop - ESP
6/ Bill Ramsey - Casa Bamboo - D
7/ Bill Waters - Orang-ou-Tango - US, OH
8/ Marta Baizan - Caperucita Yé-Yé - ESP
9/ Carlo Cariola - Se Non Mi Dai Le Lire Per Il Cinema - I
10/ Jan Rohde & Wild Ones - The Land Of Jenka - SW
11/ Clem Sacco & Suoi Califfi - Chunga Twist - I
12/ Miguel Rios y los Impala - Coro de Cazadores - ESP / VEN
13/ Sea-Gulls - Safari Jenka - GR
14/ Gus Backus - Holiday in St.Tropez - D
15/ Contenders - Rise'n'shine - US, ?
16/ Daki & Atinea Orchestra - Bostella d'Oriente - GR
17/ Flames - The Bird (Surfin Bird) - US, WI
18/ Jeveliners, die / Javalins - Mr. Chang aus Chinatown - NL
19/ Twist Teens, Los - Mi carro (Bird dance beat) - MEX
20/ Jo Fedeli - Per dirti ciao - I
21/ Hugh Barrett & Victors - There Was Fungus Among Us - US, IL
22/ Kuldip - Esta Es Mi Chica - IND / ESP
23/ Mapia - Caro Professore - GR
24/ Locos del Ritmo, Los - Pan con Mantequilla - MEX
25/ Bounties, Die – Gregor - D
26/ Paul Chaplain & his Emeralds - Shortnin' Bread - US, MS
27/ Patrick Jaque - The Gamma Goochie - ESP
28/ Cherry Navarro y los Melodicos - Bailamos la Bostella - VEN
29/ Rocky Fellers - Ching A Ling Baby - PHIL / US, MI
30/ Richard y los Bambucos - La Gitana - ESP
31/ Playmates - Beep Beep - US, ? (see animated vid:
|Date:||July 4th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC)|| |
thanks and by the way
this is a fun one . . .thanks for this. By the way, in case anyone didn't know it, Ross MacManus on vol. 1 is Elvis Costello's dad.
|Date:||July 4th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: thanks and by the way
.. halleluyeah, I'm not the only one to have a soft spot for odd sounds, thanks a lot bro, makes I feel less alone! (and yes, Elvis's dad does deliever a marvelous track here)
This is RIGHT in my sweet spot. I just listened to Bambule three times in a row and I think I want it played at my funeral...
I also want to know how Die Desperados decided on the instrumentation for Sklavenkarawane. My theory is that they wrote the names of all the instruments they could think of and then drew them out of a hat, but that's probably not what happened.
Edited at 2014-07-06 01:22 pm (UTC)
ha, I could have imagined this set would make the monkey swing...actually, there's a lot of funny stories to each track, specially If you understand the languages... Bambule, for instance, means riot and RAF-member Ulrike Meinhof used the slang word for the title of her biography (ok, not very funny, but please wait for the funeral) whereas the flip of the Desperados' track (Umba Umba assa) was later cancelled from all German kiddie-songbooks as it was deemed politicaly most incorrect (talking about canibalism), the translations goes "in the streets there are dead corpses a-floating whith their tummies slashed / at the corners there's kids who eat up the pus" (alright, not funny either, but that was the 60s..... (the words of Armando Cacini and Karthäuser Knickebein Shake are hilarious as well)
I'm happy you enjoy this set, not many people are crazy enough to do so....
Best greetings, sister!
Being a disgustingly stereotypical American, I have virtually no proficiency in any language other than English. I took French in high school and if I spend a week or so immersed, I get reasonably close to conversant, but beyond that I am horribly ignorant. One on hand, I would like to know what the songs are about. On the other I really enjoy just listening to the sounds of the words, as if the voice is just another instrument. When I listen to songs in English, the meaning of the words tends to be more powerful than most other aspects of the song for me.
I perfectly agree with you (and I would NEVER call anybody ignorant who doesnot mastering more than one language). The power of music goes beyond words, and many times knowing the meaning can even ruin the pleasure!
Sklawenkarawane makes me cry(really!) as it goes"the caravan of skaves is passing by in the dust / only dreams are free!"
|Date:||July 8th, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)|| |
Hi Michael !
You`re right, the power of music:
For example, EVERYBODY on earth understands the language of "It`s a gas".
Due to the fact that there are no children around I have to listen to this kindergarten in front of a mirror. A lot of fun, though.
Thank you for these twisted twists, and stay as childish as you are !
At least I benefit a lot from it !
Liebe Grüße aus Kiel !
btw, the capcha code this time is "crime of passion"- coincidence - ??
hey Joey, so I've got another brother in crime huh? (the captcha is good coincidence!) you're right, every kid will enjoy "the gas", and with all the wacky sounds of animals and weird stuff I'm sure this set will be fun to kids wherever they are, although no doubt if you understand the language it's even better. I can see you in front of the mirror joining in the singing , just make sure the door's well shut, you might get arrested for unabashed stupidity! right on brother, do the Knickebein-Shake!!!
|Date:||July 9th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)|| |
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
|Date:||July 19th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)|| |
You are da Man! Thanks
|Date:||July 24th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)|| |
Most of this is more like music for deranged adults. But I like. Graci!
you're absolutely right, my friend,... any way, seems there's more deranged adults than I imagined..... stay foolish!
|Date:||July 30th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Some quirky tunes dude. Like listening to hanna montana on acid (just kidding;) Great stuff, Thanks!
Hanna Montana on acid gets quite close to it, my friend, but pls remember kids are listening so change Hanna Montana to Fred Flintstone! Yabadabadoooooo!
|Date:||July 31st, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC)|| |
Many thanks for all the wonderful compilations, Mr.Vee !Ján from Slovakia .
|Date:||August 1st, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)|| |
Re: THANKS !
Jan, I am happy you dig my selections and to have a friend in Slovakia (I visited Bratislava a few years ago and have good memories)
Stay in the cool side!