1956 Ogle cover w/Jayne Mansfield.
flickr put me in restriction over a pic (of jayne) very similar to this. i got in a battle with one nasty fucker there over it and ended up shutting down my account. uptight nazis.
Jayne in glasses
and fabulous glasses they are!
(this was in response to being tagged endlessly in that facebook list of “your 15 albums” thing. i hate lists, and it was driving me nuts.)
1. “Jerry Lewis Just Sings” Now I love, love, love Jerry but he can’t “just” sing. It’s great for ridding your house of unwanted guests, though.
2. “Burgess Meredith Sings Songs of the Gold Rush” Not only for the cover art of Burge posing with a mule, but I cruelly used this as in-between filler for annoying folks who’d ask me to “make me a tape, DL!” http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/MW/Burgess_Meredith_-_Miners_Ball.mp3
3. Jayne Mansfield: “Busts Up Las Vegas”/”Shakespeare, Tchiakovsky, and Me” - it’s hard to choose. One of my idols.
4. Flipper - “Sexbomb” baby … yeah. Need I say more?
5. Little Richard “Shake It All About” … yep, the Queen of Rock’n’Roll sings for the little ones. Why do I laugh so wrongly at “She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain”?
6. Ed McMahon - “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” - this should be the theme song for “To Catch a Predator.” Nightmarish. It’s a toss-up, though, to “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up,” also featuring young kids & Ed. Am I the only one who noticed? http://bongosflutesguitars.blogspot.com/2009/09/and-me-im-ed-mcmahon-1963.html or http://accelerateddecrepitude.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html
7. Jack Palance (Sings). Actually, watching him perform “Black Jack Davey” on the Porter Wagoner Show is one of my favorite things ever; he was obviously a surly drunk and a wary Porter just let him be. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/3268037034_e71e374f78.jpg
8. Ray Conniff Singers - any. The album covers are a delight to behold and frankly, reality is far too ugly. They’re like acid to me, right up there with Lawrence Welk. And I enjoy them. Don’t knock good musicianship, kids. http://www.flickr.com/photos/epiclectic/tags/rayconniff/
9. Charles the Bartender. I have two songs (“Strangers in The Night” and “Satisfaction”) by this guy and for the life of me I don’t know where I got them. He appears to have a German accent and his inflection is all wrong. I love him. If you want a listen, go here: http://www.philxmilstein.com/probe/tracks/CharlesTheBartender-Satisfaction.mp3
10. The Tube Bar. RED! I am proud to have passed this treasure down to the next Lethal generation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_Bar_prank_calls
11 & 12. Shock! and Panic: Son of Shock, The Creed Taylor Orchestra. Remember these from the back of comic books and “Famous Monsters”? They’re filled with screams, slamming doors, and other awful sounds. I had a bf (hey, German … but his name wasn’t Charles, although he did tend bar) who would beg me not to play them. http://www.discogs.com/Creed-Taylor-Orchestra-Kenyon-Hopkins-Shock-Music-In-Hi-Fi-The-Best-Of-Panic-The-Son-Of-Shock-Nightm/release/813889
13. The Do It Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit by Del Close. If only … but the cover art is really good: http://weirdtownstuff.blogspot.com/2009/09/del-close-march-9-1934-march-4-1999-was.html
14. Clarence Carter - “Patches” okay, so the kids all made fun of him and called him Patches. Then his parents proceed to call him it, too. Then his daddy dies. And a rain comes and washes the crops away. Then Mama dies too. Christ almighty! It’s like the Little Rascals gone to hell. http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/p/patchesclarencecarter.shtml
15. Elvis Presley - “The Edge of Reality.” Where I live. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZBG5AY8AUQ
Side note: Joe Pesci cut a record and when I played “name that singer” for my Dad he guessed “Martha Raye?” Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9zjUYVRogk
Another: I love car accident songs so if you actually read to the bottom of this tripe and still want more, go here: easydreamer.blogspot.com and look around or click here: http://easydreamer.blogspot.com/search/label/car%20accidents
the d-bags over at flickr bounced me over nudie jayne photos. seriously. oh - and my old hair and beauty manuals.
Jayne at Cannes.
They asked her to leave after this incident - she was “posing” in the Marquis de Sade fountain. you can see some of this in one of my favorite movies, “The Wild Wild World of Jayne Mansfield.” If you haven’t seen this movie - GET IT NOW! You can see it here on youtube. Watch for the bad doubles and listen to the hilarious fake voiceover. It makes it even better.