Monday, April 12, 2010

Lux & Ivy's Favourites

I’m pleased to say that I did manage to make it to Smokin’ Betty’s Events “Screams on Screen” on Saturday night… It was fantastic but unfortunately I wasn’t really able to take any pictures as it was in a cinema, but there are a few floating around facebook that I can borrow. I will make sure I get the post up tomorrow.


Image from Phawker.com


For now I would like to tell you all about an amazing compilation I have come across. A friend of mine gave me a heap of music I might like on a USB and there was a folder called Lux & Ivy’s Favorites which had a few different volumes in it. I copied it all onto my iPod and found that all the play lists were extraordinary. There are so many different songs and I couldn’t name one I didn’t like/appreciate.

At this stage I only had 4 Volumes and was craving more so I googled away and found there were 13 Volumes all up – which means over 300 songs…

I found this article on ArtRocker.com which describes how the volumes came about:


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Lux Interior and Poison Ivy were great collectors of rockabilly, surf music, 60’s garage, novelty songs and out-there esoteric weirdness. Lux & Ivy’s Favorites is a homebrew compilation put together by a fan of The Cramps (nimereht from Thee Monkey Butlers) based on their favourite records.
You can’t buy these compilations anywhere and that probably goes for nearly all the tracks on them. These are internet-only and emerged on the Soulseek network. There are eleven volumes so far that we know of… collect them all!
"It started as a way to keep track of some of the songs Lux, and or Ivy, mentioned in THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE MUSIC BOOK. It was never really intended as anything but a way for a friend of mine and me to have 2 really kick ass compilations.
So we went about the arduous process of finding all the songs mentioned in that interview. It took a loooong time. We used the file sharing program, Napster, as well as our own personal collections.
So, one thing leads to another and when word got around that these compilations were out there, they started being traded from fan to fan to fan. So at some point I decided to put them up on Napster and let anyone who wanted them have them.
As the years went buy, more interviews with Lux and Ivy kept popping up, and the list of songs they mentioned got longer and longer. This resulted in new volumes."


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As I had only heard of the Cramps and never listened to any of their music I can easily say that you don’t even have to know who they are to like these volumes. If you are a fan of rockabilly music you are sure to appreciate them.


I then found a link where you can download the first 11 volumes as zip files at WFMU’s Beware of the Blog . All you have to do is right click on the volume you want and “save as” and wait for the sweet downloaded goodness. Volume 12 is on a different link and can be found here and Volume 13 here.


There are only so many rock n roll compilations at JB that you can buy before you realize you have the same song by about 6 different artists and have few new tracks. So this was a god send when I’m doing data entry at work. And best of all, they are all FREE.


I managed to track down a track listing for all the volumes:

Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 1
1. Sheriff & The Ravels - Shombalor
2. Sid King & The Five Strings - Let ‘er Rip
3. Ersal Hickey - Bluebirds Over The Mountain
4. Ersal Hickey - Hangin’ Around
5. Ronnie Dawson - Action Packed
6. Ronnie Self - Date Bait
7. Vern Pullens - Bop Crazy Baby
8. Donald Woods And The Belairs - Death Of An Angel
9. Gene Maltais - Crazy Baby
10. Billy Ward and His Dominoes - The Bells
11. Bob McFadden and Dor - The Mummy
12. Forbidden Five - RFD Rangoon
13. Forbidden Five - Enchanted Farm
14. The Medallions - Behind The Door
15. Nervous Norvous - Transfusion
16. The Clovers - Crawlin’
17. The Penguins - Earth Angel
18. The Blenders - Don’t Fuck Around With Love
19. Sparkle Moore - Skull and Cross Bones
20. Versatones - Bila
21. Versatones - Tight Skirt Tight Sweater
22. The Tornados - Telstar
23. The Treniers - Poon-Tang!
24. The Clovers - Rotten Cocksuckers Ball
25. The Collins Kids - Whistle Bait
26. The Chips - Rubber Biscuits
27. Jan & Arnie - Jennie Lee



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 2
1. 13th Floor Elevators - You’re Gonna Miss Me
2. Ric Cartey - Young Love
3. Slim Harpo - Strange Love
4. The Champs - Train To Nowhere
5. Cozy Cole - Topsy, Parts One and Two
6. Zacherley - Dinner With Drac
7. Randy Alvey and The Green Fuz - Green Fuz
8. Jackie Morningstar - Rockin’ In The Graveyard
9. John Buck and His Blazers - Forbidden City
10. Marvin Rainwater - Hot And Cold
11. Blues Rockers - Calling All Cows
12. The Five Blobs - The Blob
13. Ric Cartey - Oooh-Eeee
14. June Wilkinson and Mamie Van Doren - Bikini With No Top On Top
15. Wayne Williams - Red Hot Mama
16. Boss-Tones - Mope-itty Mope
17. Keith Courvale - Trapped Love
18. The Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle
19. Lightnin’ Slim - It’s Mighty Crazy
20. Bob McFadden and Dor - Noisy Village
21. The Crescents - Pink Dominoes
22. Marketettes - Out Of Limits
23. The Chimes - Zindy Lou
24. The Crystals - (Let’s Dance) The Screw - Pt. 1
25. The Invictas - The Hump
26. Earle Hagen & The New Interns - New Interns Watusi
27. Billy Ward & The Dominoes - Jennie Lee



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 3
1. The Pretty Things - Come See Me
2. The Leather Boy - On the Go
3. Roy Brown - Butcher Pete, Pt. 1
4. Roy Brown - Butcher Pete, Pt. 2
5. The Carnations - Scorpion
6. The Imps - Uh-Oh
7. Doctor Ross - The Boogie Disease
8. Howlin’ Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin’
9. Polka Dot Slim - A Thing You Gotta Face
10. The Ventures - The Rat
11. Mohammed Rafi AKA Ted Lyons & His Cubs - Jaan Pehechaan Ho
12. Bo Diddley - Congo
13. Anton LaVey - Satan Takes a Holiday
14. The Symbols - Do the Zombie
15. The Scarlets - Stampede
16. Danny Dell & The Trends - Froggy Went A Courting
17. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin’ All Over
18. The Kinks - You Really Got Me
19. The Strangers - Caterpillar Crawl
20. Porter Waggoner - Rubber Room
21. Robert Mitchum - The Ballad of Thunder Road
22. Duane Eddy - Ramrod
23. Dick Penner - Cindy Lou
24. The Ideals - Go Go Gorilla
25. Jack Nitzsche - The Lonely Surfer
26. The Johnny Burnette Trio - Honey Hush
27. Mickey & Sylvia - No Good Lover
28. Duane Eddy - Stalkin’
29. Bo Diddley - I’m A Man
30. Johnny Fortune - Dragster
31. The Gee Cees - Buzzsaw Twist

Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 4
1. Gene Summers - Taboo
2. Roland Janes - Guitarville
3. The Citations - Moon Race
4. Electro-Tones - Ghost Train
5. Hank Davis - Woman Train
6. Jack Nitzsche - Rumble
7. Gene Gray & The Stingrays - Surfer’s Mood
8. Charlie Feathers - In the Pines
9. Ric Cartey - My Babe
10. Reverend Charles Jackson - Wrapped Up and Tangled Up In Jesus
11. Les Baxter - Lust
12. Harley Hatcher - The Chase Is On [From the movie Satan’s Sadists]
13. Jan Davis - The Time Funnel
14. The Atlantics - War Of The Worlds
15. Clyde Stacey - Hoy Hoy
16. Electric Prunes - Dr. Do Good
17. The Five Jones Boys - Mr. Ghost Goes To Town
18. Jackie & The Starlighters - Valerie
19. Musical Linn Twins - Rockin’ Out the Blues
20. Hugh Barrett & The Victors - Fungus Among Us
21. Cannibal & the Headhunters - Zulu King
22. Charlie Feathers - She Set Me Free
23. Portuguese Joe - Teenage Riot
24. Gene Maltais - Gang War
25. The Musical Linn Twins - Indian Rock
26. Jimmie Rodgers - Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8)
27. Ron Thompson - Switchblade
28. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
29. Vernon Green & The Phantoms - Sweet Breeze
30. Davie Allan & the Arrows - Theme from the Unknown
31. The Stooges - 1970



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 5
1. The Swamp Rats - Louie, Louie
2. The Trashmen - Bird ‘65
3. Link Wray & The Raymen - The Fuzz
4. Peanuts Wilson - Cast Iron Arm
5. Bo Diddley - The Story Of Bo Diddley
6. Homer Denison, Jr. - Chickie Run
7. Curley Griffin - Got Rockin’ On My Mind
8. The Isley Brothers - Nobody But Me
9. Ron Haydock & The Boppers - 99 Chicks
10. Bill Carter & The Rovin’ Gamblers - Baby Brother
11. Andre Williams - (M M M M Andre Williams Is) M-M-Movin’
12. The Quotations - Imagination
13. Carl Perkins - Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing
14. The Sparkles - Oh Girls, Girls
15. Julie London - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
16. The Lifeguards - Everybody Out’ta The Pool
17. Ken Nordine - Strollin’ Spooks
18. Ken Nordine - Fliberty Jib
19. The Ramones - Beat On The Brat
20. Betty McQuade - Tongue Tied
21. Ronnie Ray & The Playboys - The Vulture
22. The Revels - Midnight Stroll
23. Ray Anthony - Dragnet
24. Link Wray - Genocide
25. Don Charles Presents The Singing Dogs - Oh! Susanna
26. The Deadly Ones! - It’s Monster Surfing Time
27. Edwin Bruce - Sweet Woman
28. Ted Weems & His Orchestra, with Elmo Tanner (whistle) - Heartaches
29. Vito & The Salutations - Unchained Melody
30. Jack Eely & The Courtmen - Louie, Louie ‘66



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 6
1. Earl Wade - I Dig Rock ‘n’ Roll
2. The Ran-Dells - Martian Hop
3. The Saxons - Camel Walk (Part 1)
4. The Nitecats - Jungle
5. Charlie Gracie - Guitar Boogie
6. The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
7. Kenny Owen - I Got The Bug
8. The Phantom - Whisper Your Love
9. Moses Longpiece - Slide Her Under the Door
10. Ray Harris - Come On Little Mama
11. The Cables - Choo-Choo
12. The Charades - Flamingo
13. Ronnie Isle - Wicked
14. Andre Williams With The Gino Parks Quartet - Pass The Biscuits Please
15. Gene La Marr and His Blue Flames - That Crazy Little House On The Hill
16. The Innocents - I’m A Hog For You
17. Thee Midniters - Jump, Jive and Harmonize
18. Bob Taylor & The Counts - Thunder
19. Mad Magazine - (She Got a) Nose Job
20. The Five Sharps - Stormy Weather
21. Booker T. & the MG’s - Green Onions
22. Jack Nitzsche - The Last Race
23. Elvis Presley - Milkcow Blues Boogie
24. The Fleetwoods - Unchained Melody
25. Mad Magazine - When My Pimples Turned To Dimples
26. Grace Tennessee and The American Spirits - Pow Wow
27. Phil and the Frantics - Say That You Will
28. Pasquale & The Lunar-Tiks - Moon Madness
29. Arthur Lyman - Taboo



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 7
1. Marvin & Johnny - Vip Vop
2. The Original Starfires - Fender Bender
3. Ronnie Kae - Drums Fell Off a Cliff
4. Young Jessie with The Flairs - Lonesome Desert
5. Andre Williams & The Don Juans - Pulling Time
6. Joe Clay - Did You Mean Jelly Bean (What You Said Cabbage Head)
7. T. Rex - Rip Off
8. Tony Allen and The Champs - Nite Owl
9. Betty McQuade - Blue Train
10. Sparkle Moore - Tiger
11. Stan Freberg - A Dear John and Marsha Letter
12. The Dynamic Dial Tones - Boss
13. The Vocaleers - Cootie Snap
14. The Tokens - B’wanina (Pretty Girl)
15. Mississippi Mud Mashers - Moonglow
16. John & Jackie - Little Girl
17. The Falcons - Now That It’s Over
18. Mr. Undertaker - Here Lies My Love
19. Andre Williams - The Greasy Chicken
20. Roky Erickson - Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)
21. Kay Martin and Her Body Guards - Swamp Girl
22. The Grey Stokes - The Legend of Tarzan
23. Mac Rebennack - Storm Warning (Long Version)
24. Charlie Feathers - That Certain Female
25. Ronnie Self - Bop-A-Lena
26. Jaynetts - Sally Go ‘Round the Roses
27. The Sensational Nightingales - Standing in the Judgment
28. Stan Freberg - St. George And The Dragonet



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 8
1. Richard Strauss [composer] - Also Sprach Zarathustra - Fanfare
2. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You
3. Love - My Flash On You
4. American Teens - Shake Shake Baby
5. The Gamblers - LSD-25
6. Unknown Artist - Unknown Song
7. Lee Chandler & The Blue Rhythms - Tree Top
8. The Strikes - If You Can’t Rock Me
9. Buddy Miller - Teen Twist
10. The Tides - Midnight Limbo
11. Homer Denison, Jr. - March Slav Boogie
12. Chaino - The Pigmy Song (Tikky Tikky Boom Boom)
13. Johnnie Honeycutt - Blue Song of Love
14. Kitty & Sheeny Lanier - Do The Whip
15. The Dirtbombs - I Can’t Stop Thinking About It
16. Betty Smith With Johnny Maxwell And The Rhythmmasters - Yeah, Baby
17. Rudy Thacker and The Stringbusters - Black Train
18. Stacy Bengal & His Six Outfielders - I Come To Demolish Cleveland
19. The Gamblers - Moon Dawg!
20. Unknown Artist - Unknown Song
21. The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne
22. Billy Lee Riley - Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll
23. David Seville - Witch Doctor
24. Freddie Cannon - Palisades Park
25. Kay Martin and Her Body Guards - The Heel
26. Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater
27. The Pleasant Valley Boys with Herschell Gordon Lewis - “Rebel Yell (The South’s Gonna Rise Again)” [Theme from Two Thousand Maniacs]
28. Unknown Artist - Unknown Song
29. Mad Mike & The Maniacs - The Hunch
30. Sparkle Moore - Flower Of My Heart



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 9
1. Jess Franco - Sex and Mystic of M. Sade (edit)
2. The Kinks - Until the End of the Day
3. The Vi-Kings - Desert Boots
4. Jimmy McConville - Scorpion
5. Bo Diddley - Mona
6. Wendell Smith - Nashville, Tennessee
7. The Crystals - He’s a Rebel
8. T. Rex - Baby Strange
9. All Women Are Bad [movie trailer audio]
10. The Wailers - Dirty Robber
11. Charlie Gracie - Butterfly
12. Chuck Ranado and The Electronaires - My Baby’s Gone
13. Lonnie Johnson - Tomorrow Night
14. Flamin’ Groovies - Teenage Head
15. Howlin’ Wolf - The Red Rooster
16. The Dantes - 80-96
17. The Chantays - Pipeline
18. Gene Gray & The Stingrays - Surfer’s Mood [repeated from volume 4]
19. The Deadly Ones! - Surfin’ Dockside
20. Gary & Larry - Garlic Bread
21. The Shangri-Las - Out in the Streets
22. The Tempests - Rockin’ Rochester USA
23. Spike Jones - Chloe
24. The Vampires’ Sound Incorporation - The Lions and the Cucumber
25. The Duals - Wait Up Baby
26. Rodger & The Tempests - Bad Bad Way
27. The Dixie Cups - Chapel of Love
28. Jimmy Scott - Unchained Melody
You’ll have to find the next two yourself…(ie two track names missing)



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 10
1. bob and jerry - ghost satellite
2. fat daddy holmes - where yo is
3. don covay - switchen’ in the kitchen
4. Bob Lee - Wanted For Questioning
5. Tielman Brothers - Marabunta
6. the grass-hoppers - twin beat
7. the jet streams - who me-
8. dicky doo & the don’ts - flip top box
9. Sidney Jo Lewis - Boppin’ To Grandfather’s Clock
10. Albert Elias - King Kong
11. the charts - ooba gooba
12. the mogambos - Bi-Aza-Ku-Sasa
13. El-Capris - Safari
14. Wildmen - King Of The Jungle
15. The Enchanters - Cafe Bohemian
16. Ganim’s Asia Minors - Daddy Lolo
17. The Peels - Fun
18. Bernie Turner & The Armorettes-Ching Ching Wong
19. The Highlights - Ah So!
20. Dicky Doo & The Don’ts - Nee Nee Na Na Na Na
21. The Duals - Stick Shift
22. johnny parker - tv commercial
23. Jimmy Lloyd - You’re gone baby
24. paul peek - olds-mo-william
25. Lee Ross - The Mummy’s Bracelet
26. Ivan - Real Wild Child
27. The Impacs - Kool It
28. Senor Soul - The Mouse
Senor Soul - Soul Sermon
29. the peeks - juanita banana
30. Ganimian & His Orientals - My Funny Valentine

Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 11
1. jay jay imus and freddy ford - the boogala
2. saxie russel - el monkey
3. Merced Blue Notes - Do The Pig
4. the revels - Intoxica
5. The Premiers - Firewater
6. The Cherokees-Uprising
7. The Chiefs - Apache
8. Arondies - Class Of ‘69
9. Dragon Walk - The Noblemen
10. dynamos - woh! woh! yea! yea!
11. the Caps-Red Headed Flea
12. the corvettes - pick up
13. The Bangers - Baby Let Me Bang Your Box
14. screamin’ jay hawkins - moanin’
15. Mr. Clean - Mr. Clean
16. brook bond food - red rose tea
17. Noblemen - Dirty Robber
18. dicky doo & the don’ts - wild party
19. Sentinals - The Bee
20. jan davis - Watusi Zombie
21. bobby williams - tarzan
22. the pygmies - don’t monkey with tarzan
23. the individuals - Jungle Superman
24. the revels - it’s party time
25. silvertones - get it!
26. The Hong Kongs-Surfin’ In The China Sea
27. the torkays-karate
28. the fortune tellers - song of the nairobi trio
29. the trashmen - Bird Dance Beat
30. Revels - Dead Man’s Stroll
31. Dickie Goodman - The Touchables In Brooklyn
32. the myrogens - the dancing katydids
33. dynamos - manhunt


Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 12
1. The Ravens - A Simple Prayer
2. Jimmie haskell and his orchestra - blast off!
3. terry corin and her boyfriends - sick! sick! sick!
4. buddy starr and the starliners - hold it
5. the curios - chicken back part two
6. Dee Jays - Blackeyed Woman
7. jimmy hanna - leaving here
8. The Frantics - (do the) Jacknife
9. The Peridots - Hully Gully All Night Long
10. jivin jean - up up and away
11. baskerville hounds - space rock part 2
12. jimmie haskell and his orchestra - astrosonic
13. message from outer space and Jan Davis - Destination Love
14. Sebastien - Nobody Can Do The Dog Like I Do
15. The Singing Dogs - Hot Dog Boogie
16. Social Outcasts - mad
17. .jim wolfe and the t-towners - innersanctum
18. Larry Collins - T-Bone
19. the Monterays - turtle
20. Louis Jordan - Louisville Lodge Meeting
21. Ray Burden - A Hot-Rodders Dream
22. Ronnie Dawson - jump and run
23. andy griffith - silhouettes
24. Ronnie Kae - let there be drums
25. manny corchado - pow wow aka the mosquitos - the fly
26. Willie Joe & His Unitar - Unitar Rock
27. Jimmie haskell and his orchestra - rockin in the orbit
28. Little Jimmy Scott - Day by Day
29. dick hyman & mary mayo - for all we know



Lux & Ivy’s Favorites, Volume 13
1. Spellbound - Main Title; edit
2. Guitar Wolf - Planet of the Wolves
3. Richard Delvy - The Green Slime Theme
4. The One Way Streets - We All Love Peanut Butter
5. The Rolling Stones - Off The Hook
6. Bo Diddley - Diddy Wah Diddy
7. Hollywood Flames - Strollin' on the Beach
8. Vic Mizzy - Main Theme
9. The Del-Airs - Zombie Stomp
10. T. Rex - Mustang Ford
11. Emil Cadkin - The Devil on Wheels Theme
12. Demolition Doll Rods - Queen Bee Drag Racin
13. The Teen Rockers - Road Block
14. Freddie and the Hitch-Hikers - Mop Flop
15. The Four Winds with Their Teenage Friends - Short Shorts
16. The Apes - Tarzan's Monkey
17. The Gories - Hidden Charms
18. The Midnighters - Sexy Ways
19. Royal Teens - Leotards
20. The Camelots - Charge!
21. The Kinks - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
22. The 5.6.7.8's - Pinball Party
23. Wanda Jackson - Riot in Cell Block #9
24. The Mummies - Shot Down
25. The Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
26. Television - Psychotic Reaction
27. The Troggs - Night Of The Long Grass
28. Wortham Watts - Cotton Picker
29. Tony Burrello - There's A New Sound
30. The Oblivians - What Rock n Roll Is All About
31. Deek Watson & The Brown Dots - At Our Fireplace
32. The Velvet Illusions - Acid Head

8 comments:

  1. I've heard of loads of those bands but I've also not heard of a lot of them. How I wish I had a larger download limit each month...internode hotspot, here I come! ;] Thanks for the links, miss. These look amazing! =D
    Also, listen to the Cramps ;] They're fantastic. Haha.
    -Andi x

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  2. :o I don't know why my comment doesn't appear... I may have not posted after all. Anyway, i was trying to say tha ti'd been looking for some compilations that i'd lost in the way and what do my eyes see?? Your are blogging about them!! only a couple of days after I started following you!!That's fate, I think.
    Love the Cramps and love your blog, I hope you don't mind this Spanish girl having alookt in your posts... :D

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  3. Yeah, I hadnt heard of all of them when I downloaded it either... but you definitely wont regret it. I will certainly look into getting some cramps onto my iPod as several people have told me they are good.

    Misquito Head Madchen, glad to help out. Its spooky when things like that happen, it was meant to be :)

    xo

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  4. Holy crap that's a lot of music-and research! Thanks, can't wait to download it!

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  5. Hehe... i suppose it is. Enjoy! :)

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  6. Missy Kitty
    This is truly inspiring for our 2nd album!
    We are HUGE Cramps fan's......hope to meet you one day
    THANKYOU!

    Greetings from the south of France

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmKCqi-oCws

    Huw and Nathalie
    Risquéx

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