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Funky Friday – We Three Kings

Posted in 60's, Funky Friday, guitar, rockadoodledoo, Soul on December 5, 2008 by planetmondo

It’s just a touch too early to start dishing out the tinsel tunes (we’ll save that for next week), but as a winter warm-up, how about a visit from three six string Kings that put some fatback on the fretboard and bring us Cold, Funking-sense and much, much more*


Albert King – Cold Sweat


Freddie King – Funky

Freddie King – ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag’


B.B King – Long Gone Baby

*Yes I’m aware this is a stretch so tenuous it’s almost transparent, but please – take it with a pinch of panto’

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Who Are You Then?

Posted in cream cheese, easy listening, mond bizzaro, rockadoodledoo, video, YOUTUBE on October 5, 2008 by planetmondo

Who is Sonny King? Sidekick of Jimmy Durante, flatmate of Dean Martin, writer of Rat Pack gags and star of this piece of Mondo Bizarro Video – that’s who.

Sonny King “I Cried For You”

An extraordinary amount of my mate’s dads still had this Sonny ‘sports-casual’ look going well into the seventies.

Funky Friday – One Year Souled

Posted in Funk, Funky Friday, mini mix, rock n roll, rockadoodledoo, Soul, The Beatles, thnorthern soul on August 8, 2008 by planetmondo

I’m nipping off next week, (back to sunny Stow – again) but while I’m away – on August 15th – this piece of ol’ puffery completes it’s first year of orbit in the blogosphere (I’m discounting, but not deleting the first three directionless posts) – so to celebrate breaking the one year barrier, I’ve made a pick ‘n’ mix buffet of tasty treats and groovy goodies gathered from all around my hat.. err, blogroll.

So, a tip of the titfter and a ‘thank you for the music’ is due to all those on the ‘1YS’ tracklist for the tip top tunes, and to anyone who’s ever contributed or commented on this ol’ blog, as well as a ton of cyberchums for chit chat, chippings in, inspiration and ideas like …

Pre blogging mates
Marmite, Bleech,Lil, Piley, Tronik

Early doors hook ups
Ally, Axe Victim, Bitter Andrew, BLTP, Davey, Mick , Rob

The Big Bosses of blogging
Larry and Vince (for adding me before I’d got the hang of joined up blogging)

Crate Diggers United
Devil Dick, Jenn, HSBD, Matt, Mr Double Down

Newer kids on this blog
Cocktails, Rock Mother, Simon, Suzy Roman

Heroes and hitmakers who’ve appeared here.
Brian James, Marco Pirroni, Mark Vidler, Simone Stenfors

And finally a special mention for all those silent peepers, prowlers and binge bloggers that arrive via random.com and spend around 12 hours necking down every page and piece without a whisper.

So my funky friends tuck in, fill your boots, raise a glass, shake a leg and here’s to another fab year .
‘One Year Souled Mix’

I Just Want To Celebrate – Rare Earth
Ain’t Nothing But A Houseparty – The Showstoppers
Super Party-The Soul Hustlers Fufu Vince
Watch Your Step – Bobby ParkerRoman Empress
You Can’t Go On – Lonnie LesterMatt Beat Collector
Cooking Catfish – Albert KingLarry F16 Corners
Take Me – Betty EverettDevil Dick
Maybe I’m Amazed – Sunday’s Child – Soul Shower (deleted blog)
You’re The Fool – The Three DegreesFufu Stew
Crossword Puzzle (Say No Go)- Sly And The Family Stone Ally
Funky Mississippi – Rufus Thomas Davey H
96 Tears – Aretha FranklinSimon
Lady Moogdonna – Soundhog
Alive – Beastie Boys/Alan Hawkshaw – Soulwax
Molotov Cocktail Party – Vivi Bach Und Dietmar SchoenherrRock Mother
Soul Sitar – Sohail RhanaPiley
Spinout – Elvis PresleyDiddy Wah
Dancin’ Pain – Wynder K. Frog
I Can’t Get Next to You – Mongo SantamariaBitter Andrew
Vertigo Leitmotiv – Bernard EstardyPaul Blow Up
Quittin Time – Big MaybelleMr Double Down
Doin’ the Banana Split – The Banana Splits F16 for track facts
Talkin’ ’bout Soul – Little Richard
Do What You Did – Thurston HarrisRob
Do You Love Me – The Sonics
Closing Motif

AND to think I was actually worried about running out of puff and stuff to stick in my cyberspace scrapbook.

Did You Know ? The colours on PM and are inspired by Swizzles Double Lollies and the fact that pink/orange/both seemed to be such a popular pallet in the 70s.

Funky Friday – If I Ruled The World….

Posted in anthems, Funk, Funky Friday, guitar, rock n roll, rockadoodledoo, Soul on July 24, 2008 by planetmondo

This would be the end of office hours anthem. When clocking off time arrives (4 pm Monday – Thursday, 2:30 Fridays) whistles wouldn’t be blown or hooters tooted. No,no, no. ‘Soul Town’* would be piped through PAs as everyone drifts away from their desks and doings, heading for the park to waft through willow trees.
The Motherhood – ‘Soul Town’

All alarm clocks would kick off at the crack of 10am (Mondays to Fridays) with this ripstart stormer.
The Fabulous Wailers – ‘Wailin”

And The Gee-Cees would provide the offical opening fanfare for all Saturday night shindiggs, shakedowns and tear ups.
The Gee-Cees -‘Buzz Saw Twist’

Suggestions for parade music, event anthems and any other occasion motifs are always welcome.

And please, please, please pop over and say hello the Larry Funky 16 the King of Crate Diggers who’s just reached 1 million hits – yes 1 million – and is celebrating with a special mix of funky Beatles covers.

*If I ever get round to doing a podcast (called-‘Spodulike’ ) I may use ‘Soul Town’ as the closedown tune

Funky Friday – The Joy Of Six

Posted in Funky Friday, guest blogger, rock n roll, rockadoodledoo, vive le rock on July 17, 2008 by planetmondo


It’s guest blogger time again, and here’s a first – a Mr and Mrs post!
That snappy couple Devil Dick from The Devils Music (Psych Rock, Stoner Funk and Garage Goodies)and Jenn from Eye Eat Music (Punky nuggets, Hippy treats and Rocking Beats), have hand picked six – yes SIX rock-a-doodle dandies to fill your boogie boots, so over to that ol’ Devil called Dick …

We’d both like to thank Planet Mondo for having us do this little guest post over here at his world famous Mondo Atomic Blog!!! This is as it looks a HIS and HERS Collaboration for Your Funky Friday. Please Enjoy

Ladies first and she’s giving you some Doo-Wop…

The Dells – “I want to Go Home”: Boy Group Harmonizers of the 50’s. Doo-Wop Born in a Chicago Burbs High School . Cut released late 1956.
The Dells – “I want to Go Home”

The Eternals –“Rocking in the Jungle”: Bronx Doo-Wop Groups 1st 45’ release originally titled “Christmas in the Jungle” which wasn’t working out so well since the holiday was over 8 months away. Careful where you step, you may cross a lion in your travels with this tune.
The Eternals –“Rocking in the Jungle”

The Coasters – “Sorry Gonna Have to Pass”: Storytelling R&B Vocal Group of the late 50s. They were outside the box when it came to Mainstream Doo-Wop, many would try to imitating their style in later years. But they are the Kings of weaving vocals around a story.
The Coasters – “Sorry Gonna Have to Pass”

The Devil’s part of the show is 3 choice, little instrumental nuggets!

Jon Thomas – “Fat Back”: A nice little soulful instrumental R&B number with plenty of Killer organ and sax from1957
Jon Thomas – “Fat Back”

The Craftsmen – “Rock Along”: A kooky little rockin’ surf type instrumental from -1961: Plenty of crazy organ and twangy guitars a-go-go!!!
The Craftsmen – “Rock Along”

The Dartells – “Dartell Stomp”: Another Great Rockin’ Instrumental this time from 1963! More killer organ work, pumping bass and a driving drum beat and break that doesn’t quit!
The Dartells – “Dartell Stomp”

If these 6 little ditties don’t put a smile on your face this fine Friday then I don’t know what will!!!

Now you you’ve filled your groovy boots here – why not pop on over to The Devils Music and Eye Eat Music for a bellyful of sizzling and scorching sounds

Midweek boogaloo – Angelic Upstarts

Posted in rockadoodledoo, vive le rock on April 30, 2008 by planetmondo

I was sixteen (and into punk) when I first picked up a guitar.

After three months of struggling with reefknot fingers, chords and calluses over songs like ‘She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountains’ and ‘Blow The Man Down’- my ‘Satellite’ Strat-a-like guitar got shelved..

So what to do with these underage overachievers – give them a clap, or a clip round the ear?

Frank “Sugarchile” Robinson – Caldonia

Ray Charles and Billy Preston – Blueberry Hill

And for all out fun size fretboard meltdown it’s Thomas McRocklin

Midweek Boogaloo – Amos Milburn

Posted in rock n roll, rockadoodledoo, vive le rock on April 16, 2008 by planetmondo

The first in an occasional series documenting tunes, tracks and clips that swish, swing and have a rythm section that thumps, bumps and bounces like those pesky picnic grabbing ants from Tom and Jerry.

How snappy would it be to walk up to some dusty ol’ pub piano, crack your knuckles and hammer out the honky tonk like this….

Amos Milburn – Down The Road Apiece

‘Down The Road Apiece’ was reworked some years later by the Stones, who really don’t make a bad shout of it – hear here.

And for all out rockingness….

Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack Boogie