Sunday, August 17, 2008

John Barleycorn, Nicotene, and the Temptations of Eve *ptui*

It's my birthday, punks, so let's burn some space with one of my patented short-term obsessions, Red Ingle and the Natural Seven. Red and a few other members of the band did time with Spike Jones before making a Jones-like hillbilly hash out of late '40s pop music.

First, a truly memorable rendition of "Cigareets and Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women."

"I Love You For Seventy Mental Reasons"

From 1960, recreating his big hit "Tim-Tay-Shun" with "Cinderella G. Stump" (Jo Stafford)

And with the legendary June Foray guesting on vocals, "These Durn-Fool Things Remind Me Of You." Don't let the montage fool you, that ain't her picture.

Like more than a few crazy-go-nuts American musical sidebars, you can only get this one through a Bear Family import CD, and not even through regular US Amazon. You're on your own. Good luck.

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