Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June 7th @

Whenever DJ Sonoflono goes fishing, he will come back to port with his nets chockfull of fresh catch. He knows his aural treasures hook, line and sinker and there is nothing in the whole wide ocean that he won’t use for this sonic bouillabaisse - be it small, like the petite plankton of popcorn, or big, like the white whale of wonky soul.
Arranged in triplets of the same era, genre, theme, or speed, and interspersed with ocean-themed snippets, the June installment of the HOLY MACKERAL is truly international.
Our journey starts with three Cajun Swamp Rockabilly tunes, after which we cross over to a set of Egyptian-themed dancers. Back to Lousiana, where you can hear a special kind of Halloween music, before we indulge in the rare genre of „Songs with a James Bond girl in the title“.
Everybody is imitating something: Italy has its own take on American popular music of the 50s, while the U.S. of A. have their share of silly Asian-themed songs.

Boxing is all about being able to lose, so the next set was originally intended for Swiss champ Arnold Gjergjaj. Now it is a tribute to the late great Greatest, Muhammad Ali. We will close off with three fine examples of mind-f***ing instrumentals which remind you of famous tunes you can’t come up with.

Tracklist for June 7th, 2016:
1. Leroy Castille – Signal Rock (Showtime)
2. Don Mooring & The Yellow Jackets – Love Me Mary Ann (Goldband)
3. Larry Wayne – It’s A Dog Gone Shame (Shane)
4. The Tammys – Egyptian Shumba (Harkit)
5. Phil Flowers – The Cleopatra (Josie)
6. Jamie Coe – Cleopatra (Big Top)
7. Louis Armstrong – Mumbo Jumbo (Capitol)
8. Morgus & The Ghouls – Morgus The Magnificient (Vin)
9. Aaron McNeil – Draculena (Capitol)
10. Plastic Section – Kissy Suzuki (not on label)
11. Cal Tjader – Moneypenny (Skye)
12. Terry Teene – Pussy Galore (Pantherman)
13. Dick Vale Toang E Il Suo Complesso – 24,000 Baci (Net)
14. Giovani – Slander (Century)
15. Narciso Parisi Con I Menestrelli Dell’ Arno – Il Twist E’ Fiorentino (Pathé)
16. Hong Kong White Sox – Cholley-Oop (Trans-World)
17. The Charms – Ling Ting Tong (Capitol)
18. Gino & Gina – Kook-A-Dang (Chinese Proverb) (Mercury)
19. Sugar Ray Robinson – Knock Him Down Whiskey (King)
20. Alvin Cash – Doin’ The Ali Shuffle (Mar-V-Lus)
21. Verne Harrell – Muhammad Ali (Brunswick)
22. The Dynamics – Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Seafair-Bolo)
23. Big Moose & The Jams – Bright Sounds (Age)
24. The Sensational Epics – It’s A Gass (Cameo)
25. Little Richard - Holy Mackeral (Stateside) 

May 5th @

There is nothing in the whole wide ocean that DJ Sonoflono won’t use for this sonic bouillabaisse - be it small, like the petite plankton of popcorn, or big, like the white whale of wonky soul. 
The May installment of the HOLY MACKERAL is all about spring, sunshine and love. Starting off with some of the typical issues like fish jumping and the heat, you are soon to be taken away by a flirtatious and rhumba-flavored doo wop set. After a quick stop on Mother’s Day, the darker side of spring is covered by a set of haunted country songs. The trees are in full bloom, so an ephedrine-fueled rocking instrumental set with „green“ in the title might help all those plagued by hay fever. French versions of well-known Soul tunes might have nothing to do with spring, but are always enjoyable. Also, who might think of Halloween halfway between the scary holidays? I do, but will make up for it a with a final set of very powerful love songs.

Tracklist for May 9th, 2016:
1. Gatemouth Brown – Summertime (Esquire)
2. Mr. Sad Head – Hot Weather Blues (Juke Box Jam)
3. The Enchanters – Fan Me Baby (Coral)
4. The Heartbreakers – Wanda (Vik)
5. The Lamplighters – Five Minutes Longer (Federal)
6. The Parrots – Weep, Weep, Weep (Parrot)
7. The Chanters feat. Ethel Brown – Hot Mamma (Combo)
8. Lou Perez & His Orchestra – Mama, Mama (Mama) (Sabina)
9. Hayward Lee – Mother Dear (Jet) 
10. Bill Whittley & His Westernaires – Ghost Walk (Amber)
11. Eddie Dale – Okefenokee (Imperial)
12. Stringbean – Suicide Blues (Starday)
13. Dave Grundy Combo – Green Onions (Hit)
14. Steve Douglas – Rockin’ Green Sleeves (Grapevine)
15. Jim Pierce & The Pistols – The Green Hornet (Republic)
16. Dick Rivers РTout Se Passe Dans Les Yeux (Path̩)
17. Jackie Mouliere – Lam’ Di Lam’ (Disques Salvador)
18. Liz Brady – Hey O Daddy O (Capitol)
19. The Graveyard Five – The Graveyard Theme (Stanco)
20. Frank Rondell & The Chancellors – The Bat (Fujimo)
21. Dr. Shock – Let There Be Fright (Greentree)
22. Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins – I Found Love (Brunswick)
23. Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds – Love-Itis (Magic Touch)
24. Deon Jackson – Love Makes The World Go Round (Carla)
25. Little Richard - Holy Mackeral (Stateside)