45s and Other Revolutions: Even more A-Sides beginning with the letter M.


March 22nd, 2019

55 mins 6 secs

Season 4

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Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers [00:22]
a side: "Monster Mash"
b side: "Monsters' Mash Party"
Garpax Records GP-44167 1962
Indeed, the greatest pop song ever recorded. I think I'm going to name my next adventuring party The Crypt Kicker Five.

Buck Owens [06:20]
a side: "(It's a) Monster's Holiday"
b side: "Great Expectations"
Capitol Records 3907 1974
Yup, that's a Buck Owens song, sure as stakin. Wait, sexy sensations?! Yikes! Welcome to the 70s I guess.

Derrick Morgan a side: "Moon Hop" [12:03]
Reggaites b side: "Harris Wheel" [15:18]
Crab Records CRAB 32 1969
Love this a-side to the moon and back.

Charlie Rich [17:48]
a side: "The Most Beautiful Girl"
b side: "I Feel Like Going Home"
Epic Records 5-11040 1973
Ah the rich vocal stylings the Silver Fox, Charlie Rich. Some exemplary countrypolitan.

Palace Songs [26:01]
a side: "The Mountain"
b side: "(End of) Travelling"
Palace Records PR3 1995
Landscape as metaphor?

The Byrds [32:01]
a side: "Mr. Spaceman"
b side: "What's Happening?!?!"
Columbia Records 4-43766 1966
And thus Space Rock was born. Or wait, was it Country Rock?

Millie Small [37:34]
a side: "My Boy Lollipop"
b side: "Sweet William"
Smash Records S-1411 1970 (1964)
The single that helped launch Island Records.

The Angels [41:21]
a side: "My Boyfriend's Back"
b side: "Now"
Smash Records S-1834 1963
Wait, is the flipside a comedy track?

Music Behind the DJ: "The Mexican Shuffle" by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass.

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