Bizarro Cover Versions: Sincerely

I have not been able to find any biographical information about this fabulous band, The Bop-A-Loos. I only know of a few 45s, this EP, and another LP. The reason this is included in the Bizarro Cover Version category is that it is just incredibly odd to hear this mambo adaptation of the Moonglows’ classic. That ascending staccato saxophone and the totally aggressive dramatic conga playing really make me giggle. And all those rollicking parallel fifths on the piano! My Music Theory professor would most assuredly have been ripping his plugs out – a biiiiig Luigi NoNo, that. Notice that they also cover another doo-wop tune, Hearts of Stone. Not as screamingly riotous as this, but also fun. And dig those crazy conga players on the cover. Total Vintage 1955. Put on your Dr. Scholl’s cha-cha heels, Gladys, it’s going to be a bumpy night…

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Here’s the soulful, original version, in case you hadn’t heard it already, from 1954.

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Moonlight Radio : Archival mix from June 2007

Once upon a time, before there ever was Jukebox Heart, there was Moonlight Radio. Similar in ambition, Moonlight Radio wanted to share music with friends and people he loved. Though it was pretty and fun, it aso demanded a lot of time and attention of its users. Jukebox Heart came along and provided similar access with a lot less effort. Now and then, we like to bring some of the music forward from Moonlight Radio. Tonight’s mix is culled from the June 2007 edition of Moonlight Radio. If you have an evening to kill, click on that link and browse Moonlght Radio to see what we were up to back then. Clicking on each link takes you to page after page of music, image and tons of information. But for now, just click on the arrow below and enjoy a sampling of Moonlight Radio.

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We open with one of the most mysterious records in my collection, a beat-up lounge-era 45 most of whose label has been torn off. Fortunately, the bits and piecs reveal that the artist is Martin Bottcher, but the title of each side is missing. This was a mammoth 3-hour podcast in celebration of the tird anniversary of Moonlight Radio. So, brace yourself, you’re in for a long night. *wink* You actually get to hear me speak on this one; I modeled this special anniversary edition after my old radio shows on WMFO, WCUW and WZBC…

Still waiting on Jukebox Heart 012? Er…

Moonlight Radio December 2005
49.5 MB | 54:02

Still in the works. But, this hour-plus long mix of great tracks should hold you for a bit. It was first released in my Moonlight Radio online magazine in December 2005. And this is a continuing series of archiving those mixes which you may have missed the first time around. But watch this space for Jukebox Heart 012 soon… Enjoy!

Playlist:

The Atlantics – Lonely Hearts
The Homosexuals – Soft South Africans
Stained Rug Theory – Genetalia [sic]
Tuxedomoon – What Use…?
Broken Spindles – Matte
Ellen Allien – Washing Machine is Speaking
Siddal – When the Wolf Comes
Pnau – A Special Interlude
Feezepop – Outer Space
Hood – The Rest of Us Still Care
The Castanets – Dancing with Someone (Privilege of Everythin)
Jacob Kirkegard – Izanami

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Archive: Moonlight Radio September 2006

Moonlight Radio September 2006
62.7 MB | 1:06:50

This hour-plus long mix of beautiful tracks was first released in my Moonlight Radio online magazine in September 2006. And this is a continuing series of archiving those mixes which you may have missed the first time around. Enjoy!

ARTIST: Elephant Pixel
TITLE: Folk, Lysergia, Computers
TRACK: 1. Glass (Chegoku Remix)
LABEL: igloo
FORMAT: CD

ARTIST: The Album Leaf
TITLE: In An Off White Room
TRACK: A1. Project Loop
LABEL: Troubleman Unlimited
FORMAT: 10-Inch

ARTIST: Dntel
TITLE: Life is Full of Possibilities
TRACK: 7. Why I’m So Unhappy
LABEL: Plug Research
FORMAT: CD

ARTIST: Loess
TITLE: 3D Concepts, Part 2
TRACK: B1. Alt.Tone.Two
LABEL: Toytronic
FORMAT: LP

ARTIST: bitcrush
TITLE: In Distance
TRACK: 1. Post (9:05)
LABEL: n5MD
FORMAT: CD

ARTIST: The Workhouse
TITLE: Split Single
TRACK: A. John Noakes
LABEL: Awkward Silence
FORMAT: 7-inch

ARTIST: gel-sol
TITLE: Gel-Sol 1104
TRACK: 5. Numby Numbs
LABEL: em:t
FORMAT: CD

ARTIST: Languis
TITLE: Other Desert Cities EP
TRACK: 4. I Forgot I Forgot
LABEL: pehr
FORMAT: CD

ARTIST: For Against
TITLE: In The Marshes
TRACK: B1. Amen Yves
LABEL: Independent Project
FORMAT: 10-inch

ARTIST: Another Electronic Musician
TITLE: Use
TRACK: A1. H+
LABEL: n5MD
FORMAT: CD

ARTIST: Osaka
TITLE: Brandon Whiskey
TRACK: B1. Apu
LABEL: Jonathon Whiskey
FORMAT: 7-inch

ARTIST: Deux Filles
TITLE: Silence and Wisdom
TRACK: A1. The Letter
LABEL: Papier Mache
FORMAT: LP

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Archive: Moonlight Radio June 2005

Moonlight Radio June 2005 | 1:06 | 60.7 MB

This is part of the archival series, and the tracks here are culled from the June 2005 edition of Moonlight Radio. This mix was originally potsed in June, 2005.

Tracklist:

The Golden Palominos – The Ambitions Are
(Dead Inside, Restless Records)

Brooklyn Funk Essentials – The Revolution Was Postponed Because Of Rain
(Dorado Sampler, Planet Earth)

Mark Hollis – Watershed
(self-titled, Polydor UK)

Low – Shame
(Long Division, Vernon Yard)

Soundsmith – Send Out Lights
(History In Our Heads, Enraptured Records)

Somewhere In Europe – Beauty and Blood
(Gestures, NER)

Languis – Countryside
(Unithematic, Simball Sound Recordings)

Werschel Garland – Gift
(Liberation von History, Karaoke Kalk)

Hermeto Paschoal – Gaio Da Roseira
(A Musica Livre De Hermeto Paschoal, Verv)

Lefthand – Accelerator
(On Discovering Fire, Rayman)

Liliput – You
(self-titled, Kill Rock Stars)

That Dog – To Keep Me/Lip Gloss
(Totally Crushed Out, DGC)

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Archive: Moonlight Radio August 2005

Moonlight Radio
August 2005
| 47.6MB | 52:09

This podcast is part of the Jukebox Heart Archival Series, from the Moonlight Radio eZine. It was originally posted in August of 2005. The track list is below. Enjoy!

Climax Golden Twins – Dead People
(Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered CD, NorthEast Indie)

Mote – Battery
(Speed of Glasses LP, Black Bean and Placenta)

Theta Wave State – Symmetry
(EP, North of January)

Tall Bald Grandfather – Broadcast
(Broken Wallpaper LP, Mrs. Tuis’ Records)

Secret Stars – Shoe In
(Genealogies CD, Shrimper)

Iron Curtain – Tarantula Scream
(12” EP, Private Release)

Scritti Politti – 28-8-78
Early CD, (Rough Trade)

Ike Yard – M. Kurtz
(A Second A Fact EP, Factory America)

Lush – Scarlet
(Scar EP, 4AD)

Pale Saints – Baby Maker
(Half Life EP, 4AD)

Scarling – Crispin Glover
(7”, Sympathy for the Record Industry)

Velocity Girl – I Don’t Care If You Go
(CD EP, Slumberland)

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Archive: Moonlight Radio July 2005

This podcast was origianlly made available with the July 2005 edition of Moonlight Radio.

7% Solution – Revolver (All About Satellites and Spaceships)

Steward – Can’t Force The Hand (Goodbye To Everything You Love)

A. C. Marias – It Seems (Time Was)

Drowning Pool – Uncork The Mind (Satori)

Arco – Into Blue / Flight (Coming to Terms)

All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors – Your Imagination (Turning Into Small)

Yellow6 – Finally 2 (Music For Pleasure)

Zone – Born of Fire (Born of Fire)

Various Artists: Phoenicia – Scapegoat (Deadpan Escapement: Reconstruction)

Voices of Kwahn – The Enclosure (Peninsular Enclosures)

Bourbonese Qualk – Dragging Us Down (On Uncertainty)

Wisdom of Harry – Woke Up Buzzing (The House Of Binary)

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