Thursday, August 02, 2012

Primitive Sound System at D.C.'s Tavern Thurs. August 2nd from 9PM to Closing

Hello Y'all,
So we arrived back on the shores of the Jersey Turnpike Sunday afternoon.  The car and its passengers were equally tired and just as happy to be home.  This trip was based around the search for fun and records.  Sadly that means I may have had more fun than the nine year old but I don't think he even noticed.  Our first stop was Philadelphia.  One thing we noticed immediately about Philly was that it is old.  Not scary old but movie set old.  It was especially funny to see a plaque bolted to a building describing a historical location or event but upon closer inspection you may notice a Flyers or Eagles banner in the window.  "Do you know who slept there?!"  "Um, yeah… me."  Time rolls on no matter what we do or no matter who we are. Sadly this also described the records stuffed in the bins around the city, time worn.  Unlike the buildings most of the records had seen better days and others needed to be just tossed or recycled.  You would think Philly was an island and there is a finite number of records on it.  Each record had that rode hard and put away wet look. There were a few bright moments digging and definitely some good stores but I guess I expected so much more from Philly.

Our next stop was Hershey Park which was only about fun and not records.  See, I can have fun without records being involved.  We dipped ourselves in chocolate, road on some of the best toys a kid could ever have and sweat our asses off.  I did get to ride the Coal Cracker which was a childhood favorite, Hank seemed to really AHHHHHHHH!!!!… like it too. …off to Pittsburgh… I mean Kidsburgh.

I had been told by everyone that NOTHING could prepare you for what lay behind the doors of Jerry's Records.  I have been through Pittsburgh and I believe I had been there a few times as a child.  Every year there is a very big 45 & 78 record show in Pittsburgh - I have never been to it.  As you look to the top of the steps while walking up to Jerry's you can see there are records everywhere.    When I say records everywhere I mean every-where… on shelves, behind shelves, in boxes, in bins, in the walkways and even in the bathroom.  I wandered around for a few minutes and then I saw the fourteen foot high shelves containing box after box after box of 7-inches.  I spent almost seven hours flipping through as many 45s  as I could and didn't come close to putting a dent in even one wall.  I am not saying I'd like to live in Pittsburgh but I could crash at Jerry's for a month or two.  By-the-way did I mention that Jerry's son Willie has an entire store of 78's?  He does and it is equally impressive.  On our way out of town we stopped at a small shop above a cafe called Mind Cure.  The owner of Mind Cure was young but from his impressive selection you can tell he has taste far beyond his years.

Our next stop, York PA, is just outside Dallastown PA where the one and only Bazooka Joe resides with his lovely wife and hyper-active dog Olive.  It's not like we needed extra coaxing to stop and say hi but a dozen crabs didn't hurt.  Joe had told us about the incredible Tom's Music Trade so we hit it before making our way to their home.  No one in the York area should ever complain about not being able to find records because Tom's is one of the best shops I have ever seen and apparently he is stocking the bins daily.

We found fun and I found a whole lot of records.  Come by D.C.'s Tavern tonight and hear a good number of what I found plus, Garage Rock, R&B, Soul / Funk, Punk and some Metal even.

See you there!

- pat.

Primitive Sound System
"Audio Visual Triumphs and Disasters" -

Thursday, July 2nd - 9PM to Closing
Pat. James Longo - Primitive Sound System

D.C.'s Tavern
505 8th Street
Between Jefferson and Madison
Hoboken, New Jersey

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Lou Reed - "Vicious". (RCA cat. DJHO 0054 (Not For Sale))

Dub Narcotic Disco Plate - "Fuck Shit Up" b/w "Version". (K cat. DBN 102)

Chris Spedding - "Get Outa My Pagoda" b/w "Hey Miss Betty". (RAK cat. RAK 261)

Marvin Gaye - "The World is Rated X". (Tamla cat 1836tF (For Promorional Use Only / Not For Sale))

Huey Smith and the Clowns - "Pop-Eye" b/w "Scald-Dog". (Ace Records cat. 649)

Joe Bennett and the Sparkletones - "What The Heck" b/w "Boys Do Cry". (Paris cat. 45 - 537)

Chris Columbo - "Summertime" b/w "Minerology". (Strand cat. 25056)

Dogmatics - "Gimme The Shakes" b/w "20 Flight Rock". (Cat Records cat. Cat #001)

The Police - "Can't Stand Losing You" b/w "Dead End Job". (A&M Records cat. AMS 7391)



Horror Rock Classics  (Rhino Records cat. RNDF 281)

Vibrations - New Vibrations. (OKeh cat. OKM 12114)

Mongo Santamaria - La Bamba  (Columbia cat. CL 2375)

Jack Costanzo - Bongo Fever!  (Sunset cat. SUN 1134)

The Big Sounds of the Drags!  (Capitol cat. ST 2001)

Solomon Burke - Cool Breeze. (MGM Records cat. 1SE - 35ST) Sealed



Mary Lou Williams - "Piano Panorama"  (Atlantic cat. LP 114)

Video All-Stars - "TV Jazz Themes"  (Somerset cat. ALBUM SF - 8800)

Jim Tyler and Orchestra - TWIST  (Time Records cat. S / 2053)

Jimi Hendrix - "No Such Animal" Part 1 & 2  (Audio Fidelity Records cat. AF 167 (Pic Sleeve))



Bo Diddley - The 20th Anniversary of Rock'N'Roll  (RCA cat. APL1 - 1229)

James Brown - James Brown Plays The New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo)  (Smash cat. MGS 27080 (Full Color Portrait of James Brown Suitable For Framing Included Inside))



1.) JERRY'S:


The Moroccos - "Red Hots And Chili Mac"  b/w "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"  (United cat. U-193)

Bobby Marchan - "Chickee Wah Wah" b/w "Give A Helping Hand"  (Gale cat. 4M - 101)

The Atlantics - "Bombora" b/w "Greensleeves"  (Columbia cat. 4-42877 (Not For Sale / Radio Staion Copy))

The Contrails - "Mummy Walk (Walking Death)" b/w …Vocal by Dick & Jack "Someone"  (Diamond Records Inc. cat. D-213)

Kid King's Combo - "Banana Split" b/w "Skip's Boogie"  (Excello Records cat. 45-2009)

Gene Ludwig - "The Vamp" b/w "Deep Purple"  (Travis Records cat. TR - 033)

Bobby Davis & The Rhythm Rockers - "Get Wit It" b/w "The Monkey Shout"  (Vest cat. 8003)

Little Joey Vespe - "Caravan" b/w "Conservative Twist"  (Parkway Records cat. P-877 (D.J.Copy / Not For Sale))

Sugar Pie De Santo - "Slip In Mules (No High Heel Sneakers)" b/w "Mr. & Mrs."  (Checker cat. 1073)

The Blendells - "LA LA LA LA LA" b/w "Huggie's Bunnies"  (Reprise Records cat. 0291)

Cold Blood - "You Got Me Hummin'" b/w "If You Will" (San Francisco cat. SF - 18117 (Plug Side / Wht Lbl Promo))

David "Baby" Cortez - "Inflation" b/w "Feels Like The World"  (T-Neck cat. TN 925)

Jerry O - "Afro-Twist Time (Um-Gow-Wow)" b/w "Dance What Cha Wana" (Shout cat. S - 228)

Johnnie And Jack - "YEAH" b/w "I've Seen This Movie Before"  (RCA Victor cat. 47 - 7246)

The Pentagons - "Down At The Beach" b/w "To Be Loved (Forever)" (Donna cat. 1337)

Bob Kuban And The In-Men - "The Cheater" b/w "Try Me Baby"  (Musicland U.S.A. cat. MUSICLAND 20,001)

Billy Larkin And The Delegates - "Hold On! I'm A Comin'" b/w "Dirty Water"  (World Pacific cat. WP - 77844 (Audition Record / DJ)

The Brother Jack McDuff Quintet with David Newman - "But It's Alright" b/w "Sunny"  (Atlantic cat. 45 - 2488 (Plug Side))

Willie Mitchell - "Aw Shucks" b/w "Slipin' & Slidin'"  (Hi cat. 45 - 2125 (For Demonstration Use Only / Not For Sale))

Sandy Nelson - "Sock It To Em J.B." b/w "The Charge"  (Imperial Records cat. 66193)

Steve Allen - "The Disc-Jockey's Theme Song" b/w "Gotta Have Something In The Bank, Frank"  (Coral cat. 9 - 61877)


Johnny Lytle - "The Man" b/w "Big Bill"  (Constellation Records cat. C - 145)

The Busters - "Bust Out" b/w "Astronaut's"  (Aelen (of Philadelphia) cat. 735)

The Five Blobs - "The Blob" b/w "Saturday Night in Tiajuana" (Columbia cat. 4 - 41250)

The Wailers - "Roadrunner" b/w "Tall Cool One"  (Golden Crest Records cat. CR - 518)

The Rip Chords - "Hey Little Cobra" b/w "The Queen"  (Columbia cat. 4 - 42921)

Chris Kenner - "I like It, Like That" Part 1 & 2  (Instant Records cat. VR - 3229)


Born Bad - Volume One  (Born Bad Records cat. BB001)

Born Bad - Volume Two  (Born Bad Records cat. BB002)




Various Artists - "Battle of the Groups"  (End cat. LP 305)

The Stingers - "Guitars A Go Go"  (Crown Records cat. CLP 5476)

Capitol Records LP insert "Hot Rod Jargon"




Slayer - Reign In Blood  (Def Jam cat. GHS 24131 (water damage back cover))

Ramones - It's Alive (Sire cat. SRK2 6074 (UK Pressing))

American Standard - Wonderland  (Power House Records cat. 002 - 1)

Rush  (Anthem cat. ANR - 1 - 1001)




Claus Ogerman and His Orchestra - Watusi Trumpets  (RCA Victor cat. LPM - 3455)

Various Artists - Titty Twist a Go Go  (no label cat. TITTY 69)

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