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November 7, 2009

Greatest Fashion Statements in Exploitation Cinema History


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Greatest Fashion Statements in Exploitation Cinema History

The bespangled dhoti pants I saw at Top Shop recently have convinced me that fashion has utterly abandoned me for the time being. Lunatics have taken over the asylum, and I'm left holding a chopped-up "Zombie versus Shark" t-shirt as the only evidence that I've purchased any clothing at all in the past several months. In the spirit of escapism (and working through my post-Halloween-partum depression), let's take a look at some of the incredible fashion statements that come to us from cinema.

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Taiwanese Flight of the Bumblebee Harmonica Boogie

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Taiwanese Flight of the Bumblebee Harmonica Boogie

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November 5, 2009

Rare Jason and the Scorchers (Jats) Video and Who Was The Man Brave Enough To Sign Our Favorite Band

Rare Jason and the Scorchers (Jats) Video and Who Was The Man Brave Enough To Sign Our Favorite Band

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33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute


April 14, 1969

Created and Produced: Jack Good
Directed: Art Fisher

Special Guests: Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Clara Ward Singers, The Buddy Miles Express

MUSICAL NUMBERS:
The Monkees, At The Hop,

Fats Domino, I'm Ready, Jerry Lee Lewis, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Little Richard, Tutti Frutti, We Three & The Monkees, Shake A Tailfeather, Fats Domino, Blue Monday, The Monkees, Little Darlin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Down The Line, The Clara Ward Singers, Dry Bones, David Jones, String For My Kite, Peter Tork, Solfeggietto C P E Bach, The Monkees & Entire Cast, Listen To The Band, Peter Tork, California Here It Comes.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Fats Domino.

Musical highlights include Micky Dolan and Julie's duet on "I'm a Believer" Peter Tork's "Prithee," "Naked Persimmon," Davy Jones' "Goldilocks Sometime" and "I Go Ape"; and a Rock & Roll Medley.

Prod: Bones Howe Production Notes: The Monkees went to production on 33 1/3 RPM a day following their last concert as a quartet at The Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan.

NBC went on strike just as the 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee cast and crew were to commence recording, thus forcing them to switch taping locations to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's studios, where production was done on the fly through remote trucks parked right outside.

The Monkees were none too happy with Jack Good and Art Fisher's script for 33 1/3, calling it "too sloppy, too fairy-tale like," while David Jones felt that, for a TV special starring The Monkees, it emphasized rather largely on its guest cast than the group itself!

For the Listen To The Band climax, Jack Good sent a couple of buses down to Sunset Strip to round up about 100 hippies (free people!) to comprise a live audience.

Monkee guest Rip Taylor ("The Monkees On The Wheel", "Mijacogeo", a k a , "The Frodis Caper") can be seen in a cameo during the Listen To The Band sequence.

The Monkees' Peter Tork reportedly suffering from exhaustion bought out his Monkees contract at the end of 33 1/3's production.

The Monkees would not be seen on network TV as a foursome again for 28 years.

Trivia: Jerry Lee Lewis previously starred as Iago in Jack Good's stage production, Catch My Soul--a rock and roll version of Shakespeare's Othello.

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Singer Julie Driscoll gained her own fame singing the main title theme from Absolutely Fabulous. 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee Rock 'n' Roll Medley

Negotiations for The Monkees to star in three NBC-TV specials to air in 1969 went awry. 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee was the only one such special to to see a living room.

I present to you, a clip from the notorious: 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee.

Original Air Date: NBC April 14, 1969 Original Sponsor: Aerowax Created and Produced: Jack Good Directed: Art Fisher Written: Jack Good and Art Fisher Special Guests: Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Clara Ward Singers, The Buddy Miles Express, Paul Arnold and The Moon Express,

We Three OPENING PASSAGE: "We have the knowledge--evil though it be--To twist the mind to any lunacy we wish.

Through this Electro-Thought Machine...I ll brainwash them, and they'll brainwash the world!!!!

MUSICAL NUMBERS: Micky Dolenz & Julie Driscoll, I m A Believer, Peter Tork, I Prithee (Do Not Ask For Love), Michael Nesmith, Naked Persimmon (The Only Thing I Believe Is True), David Jones, Goldilocks Sometime, The Monkees, Wind Up Man, Darwin, Paul Arnold & The Moon Express, Only The Fittest Shall Survive, The Monkees, I Go Ape, The Trinity, Come On Up, The Monkees, At The Hop,

Fats Domino, I'm Ready, Jerry Lee Lewis, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Little Richard, Tutti Frutti.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Fats Domino



For the Listen To The Band climax, Jack Good sent a couple of buses down to Sunset Strip to round up about 100 hippies (free people!) to comprise a live audience.


Trivia: Jerry Lee Lewis previously starred as Iago in Jack Good's stage production, Catch My Soul--a rock and roll version of Shakespeare's Othello.

Singer Julie Driscoll gained her own fame singing the main title theme from Absolutely Fabulous.



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  • 33 1/3 REVOLUTIONS PER MONKEE" (triv*a (4-14-69): JERRY LEE LEWIS: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" "Down The Line" (producer) Jack Good 33?????? Revalotion's Per The Monkee JEERRY LEE 33?????? Revelunions Per MONKLEE 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, a 60-minute special in color on videotape featuring The Monkees, aired at 8:00 .m (EST) on NBC. (0)

  • He headhunted Jerry Lee for the role of Iago and Jerry Lee committed himself contractually and wholeheartedly to the project, and throughout it's three month run Jerry Lee stole the show. (0)

  • The version of 33?????? released individually in January 1997 (R3 2284) has been on file for years at The Museum Of Television & Radio in New York City, with good sound quality, a fuzzy picture and the segments in original broadcast order, whereas the version of the special released with the 1995 Monkees Video Box Set (R3 2960) has a sharp picture, murky sound quality, and the segments running in an alternate non-broadcast order (the order that this article is based on). (0)

  • The version of 33 1/3 released individually in January 1997 (R3 2284) has been on file for years at The Museum Of Television & Radio in New York City, with good sound quality, a fuzzy picture and the segments in original broadcast order, whereas the version of the special released with the 1995 Monkees Video Box Set (R3 2960) has a sharp picture, murky sound quality, and the segments running in an alternate non-broadcast order. (0)

  • Musical highlights include Micky Doling and Julie Dracula's duet on "I m a Believer," Peter Turk's "Prithee," Michael Smithy's "Naked Persimmon," Davy Jones' "Goldilocks Sometime" and "I Go Ape"; and a rock & roll medley Raccording Sessions for 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkey December 1968 RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood "Do Not Ask For Love", "Naked Persimmon", "Goldilocks Sometime", "Wind-Up Man", "Darwin", "I Go Ape", "A String For My Kite", "California Here It Comes" : Bones Howe After the group's proposal to turn the TV series into a variety show was rejected, The Monkees signed up for three hour-long NBC TV specials. (0)

  • It guest-starred Julie Duracell, Brian Auger and The Trinity, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Clara Ward Singers, The Buddy Miles Express, Paul Arnold and The Moon Express, and The We Three Trio. (0)

  • Rhino failed to locate the original 2-inch monaural first-generation videotape to which 33?????? Revolutions Per Monkee was committed, and so they had to rely on two 1-inch NBC-TV broadcast masters with quality so substandard, they featured glitches. (0)

  • It guest-starred Julie Duracell, Brian Auger and The Trinity, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard, The Clara Ward Singers, The Buddy Miles Express, Paul Arnold and The Moon Express, and The We Three Trio. (0)

  • Musical highlights include Micky Doling and Julie Dracula's duet on "I m a Believer," Peter Turk's "Prithee," Michael Smithy's "Naked Persimmon," Davy Jones' "Goldilocks Sometime" and "I Go Ape"; and a rock & roll medley Only an illegitimate soundtrack album for 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee has been released. (0)

  • It is astonishing what new implications of evil he can find in words as simple as 'Go to, very well, go to.' Word spread and the theatre filled, night after night, with those eager to witness this wild, redneck Iago, this man, banished ten years ago, barely remembered, now bearing fire anew, hissing at them in unforgiving wrath.... According to Tosches, Lewis identified completely, and sprinkled Iago's monologues in among his encores for years to come. (0)

  • Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and the production company they formed, Raybert Productions, took the cash The Monkees made for them to produce features, starting with Easy Rider (Columbia, 1969); together with Steve Blauner, another alumni from The Monkees' old soundstage crew, they formed BBS Productions (Bob, Bert, Steve), which churned out such classics as Five Easy Pieces (Columbia, 1970), The Last Picture Show, Drive, He Said (Columbia, 1971), The King Of Marvin Gardens (Columbia, 1972), and Hearts And Minds (Warner Bros., 1974). (0)

  • A highlight is a medley (typical of those Good had used in both Oh, Boy! and Shindig) of Fifties rock 'n roll featuring The Monkees and various legendary performers, as well as the climax featuring Michael Nesmith's "Listen to the Band." (0)

  • Journalist, record and musical producer (Catch My Soul), the first man to put Rock'n Roll on British TV with the legendary Oh Boy -- and who gave Howlin' Wolf his only TV appearance on Shindig with The Rolling Stones. (0)

  • Backing tracks for 33 1/3's songs were cut in December 1968 at Western Recorders studios in Los Angeles on 1-inch 8-track tape by noted Producer Bones Howe and then transferred, unfinished, to the 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee soundstage at MGM, where The Monkees dubbed their lead vocals live during the TV tapings. (0)

  • The special's creator and producer was Jack Good, the man who produced the British pop show Oh, Boy! and the American pop show Shindig. (0)

  • Peter Tork, reportedly suffering from exhaustion, bought out his Monkees contract @ the end of 33 1/3's production, reducing The Monkees to a trio and making 33 1/3, in its initial NBC-TV telecast (pre-empting Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In), look dated! (0)

  • On an extended visit to England from his Santa Fe home, Jack put on "Elvis", a biographical musical starring, initially, Proby and Shakin' Stevens, before attempting an updated reconstruction of "Oh Boy!" (later transferred to television) at the same London West End theatre. (0)

  • February 1969, 2 months before the airing of 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, saw the release of "Teardrop City" /w "A Man Without A Dream" as The Monkees 9th single (Colgems #5000) on the 8th, and The Monkees' 7th album, Instant Replay (Colgems #COS-113) on the 15th...both the first to be released without Peter Tork. "Listen To The Band," which The Monkees performed in the special, was issued on the A side of their 10th single, /w "Someday Man" (Colgems #5004), on April 26, 1969, a full 12 days after its telecast. (0)

  • Executive Producer Ward Sylvester was the only member of the original production crew from The Monkees' TV series present for the videotaping of 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. (0)

  • here's where andy griffith gets involved: Andy Griffith ... Sheriff Andy Taylor Ron Howard ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard) Frances Bavier ... Aunt Beatrice 'Bee' Taylor Jack Good ... Salesman 1962 found Good in North America, where he worked intermittently as an actor - notably on Broadway in .P (0)

  • 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee's East Coast competition was The Avengers [the second half of the episode "Take-Over"] and Peyton Place on ABC, and the second half of Gunsmoke (which guested Monkee guest Dub Taylor ["Hillbilly Honeymoon" (a k a "Double Barrell Shotgun Wedding")]) and Hello Lucy on CBS. (0)

  • Ever since he'd married his little cousin, the world had turned it's back on the Killer and he'd just kept going, criss-crossing the nation playing shitty night clubs in the cold winter nights and outdoor afternoon fairs and such in the stifling, hot summer afternoons. (0)

  • Many of Gene's British followers identified with the black leather "biker" image and Gene's popularity duly soared. (0)

  • The Monkees' popularity was already quite low by this time, and the special was aired in the US during the same time as the Academy Awards. (0)

  • The first version remained unreleased until 1990, when it became part of Rhino's Missing Links Volume 2 (R2 70903); a similar, yet different take of "Do Not Ask For Love" can be heard on Rhino's 2001 Monkees Music Box (R2 76706). (0)

  • MGM Studios, Culver City, CA Videorecording Dates: November 23-27, 1968 Original Air Date: NBC Television Network, Monday, April 14, 1969, 8-9 .M (EDT). (0)

  • "Naked Persimmon", apparently the official title of what was thought to be titled "The Only Thing That I Believe Is True", is an interesting Nesmith song featuring the alternation between acoustic and electric sections. (0)

  • Then with Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, all four perform "Listen To The Band," with Michael on Black Beauty (Gibson Les Paul Custom), Peter on keyboards, Micky on drums, and David on tambourine as an affectionate swan song performance by the original Monkees quartet. (0)

  • As the song progresses, they are joined by hippies and all of 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee's guest musicians from The Trinity to The Buddy Miles Express, resulting in a climactic frantic cacophony until until a gorilla literally closes the book on them; the book's title is, prophetically, The Beginning Of The End. (0)

  • The Monkees were none too happy with Jack Good and Art Fisher's script for 33 1/3, calling it "too sloppy, too fairy-tale like," while David Jones felt that, for a TV special starring The Monkees, it emphasized rather largely on its guest cast than the group itself! (0)

  • The plot is believed to mirror the group's time line from their assembly to that point (i e their relabeling as "Monkees", performing as a group, rediscovering their individual selves, and finally breaking free from control). (0)

  • He learned his part by taping himself reading the entire play, minus Iago's lines, and listening and responding to the tape incessantly while on tour. (0)

  • His self-financed pilot programme, "Young America Swings The World", fell on stony ground but, after Brian Epstein commissioned him for "Around The Beatles", he superintended the nationally-broadcast pop showcase "Shindig" which, as well as "discoveries" like the Righteous Brothers and Sonny & Cher, represented a media breakthrough for diverse black artists from Howlin' Wolf to The Chambers Brothers - and held its own in a ratings war against "The Beverley Hillbillies" on a main rival channel. (0)

  • In 1955, he appeared in "The Queen And The Rebels" at London's Haymarket Theatre, and the following year, he teamed up with producer Trevor Peacock to present a comedy double-act at London's famous Windmill Theatre. (0)

  • They'd be out of their minds if they didn't It has everything--rhythm and blues, rock and roll, country and western, serious acting, comedy, drama, everything." (0)

  • Jack Good, producer of the TV pop show "Shindig" that had featured the Killer during his early-sixties shuffle through the wilderness, imagined a rock-and-roll version of Othello and had long ago talked Jerry Lee into playing the lead heavy, Iago, in the Centre Theatre Group production. (0)

  • No full studio dubbing of any complete songs ever occurred, and the multitrack tapes were apparently left behind at the MGM studio and are assumed lost (or picked up by a devout fan to add to his/her private collection...who knows?). (0)

  • The Monkees' performances of "Wind Up Man" and Neil Sedaka's "I Go Ape" both leave me cold. (0)

  • JACK GOOD (By Steve Walker) Born 7 August 1931, Greenford, Middlesex, England In British music history only one person can claim to have played a similar role to that played by Alan Freed in America when spreading the word about Rock'n Roll -- that person is Jack Good. (0)

  • When The Peacock Network saw the final edit of 33 1/3, they realized that they had much more than what they bargained for, and sensed it was too subversive for John Quincy Public, hence their decision to air it opposite The 41st Academy Awards Presentation on ABC--on the Pacific coast, anyway. (0)

  • David Price can be seen playing drums during The Monkees' performance of "Little Darlin'." 33?????? Revelunions Per MONKLEE 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, a 60-minute special in color on videotape featuring The Monkees, aired at 8:00 .m (EST) on NBC. (0)

  • Together they concocted a bizarre script in which a mad wizard (played by Brian Auger of The Trinity) seeks to brainwash The Monkees into becoming the greatest rock band of all time, who will in turn brainwash the world. (0)

  • We'll take the means of mass communication, use them for commercial exploitation, Create the new 4-part phenomena: 4 simple minds with talent (little or none), And through the latest fad of rock and roll, conduct experiments in mind control! (0)

  • Micky Dolenz can be seen wearing the same tablecloth he wore in several of the musical numbers The Monkees filmed for their TV show (those which were made for "No Time," "Randy Scouse Git," and "Love Is Only Sleeping."). (0)

  • Cher tells the story of how and she and Sonny first got started in the US, and how they were not well received because people thought they were weird. (0)

  • Snapped up by the Beeb's fledgling commercial rival, ITV, he broke ground with "Oh Boy!", which introduced Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde and other home-grown rockers to the nation. (0)

  • Like their movie Head, it seeks to desconstruct The Monkees phenomenon, while at the same time making a commentary on the manipulation of both artists and audience by the media. (0)

  • The show ran six weeks and took in half a million dollars from people who were curious to hear Jerry Lee deliver lines like "Shake it and break it and wrap it up and take it!" and, upon seeing the corpse of a buddy, "Great balls of fire! (0)

  • (He fooled with the lines occasionally, as on two evenings, coming upon the corpse of Roderigo in Act , he howled "Great balls of fire! (0)

  • She went on to say, "there was a man called Jack Good who was presenting a USA show called Shindig, who loved us. (0)

  • jimmy gutterman In a typical move, the first thing Jerry Lee did after he had salvaged his country career was to do something completely different, in this case Shakespeare. (0)

  • Then, on a set cluttered with hundreds of old props resurrected from literally scores of old movies, David Jones performs "A String For My Kite". (0)

  • Peter Tork having announced he was leaving the band shortly before the special aired, this would also be the last time during The Monkees' initial run that the four original members would perform together. (0)

  • Singer Julie Driscoll gained her own fame singing the main title theme from Absolutely Fabulous. (0)

  • Fortunately, it is available on The Monkees Season Two DVD set, so that one can see the special for himself or herself while at the same time getting something that is actually worth the money (namely, the second season of The Monkees). (0)

  • Jerry's management and label needed him out on the club circuit pushing the singles but the Killer was doing his thing for $900 a week and loving it. (0)

  • As might be expected, the musical performances are good for the most part. (0)

  • His final test film was centred on boxer Freddie Mills, who became part of the presentation team on BBC TV's "6.5 Special", along with Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray. (0)

  • It was directed by Art Fisher, who would go onto direct The Andy Williams Show and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. (0)

  • For a season in London, .J Proby assumed the Lewis role with Good himself as The Moor. (0)

  • "The Beginning of The End" might have also foretold the eventual demise of The Monkees, which would cease to exist officially by the end of 1971. (0)

  • While he became evangelical about rock'n roll, Good's staid superiors obliged him to balance the pop with comedy sketches, string quartets and features on sport and hobbies. (0)

  • Contrary to the wild man image created by the scores of wrecked motel rooms across America, Gene came across as an extremely polite Southern country gentleman, who addressed Jack as "Sir". (0)

  • "I never thought there was so many words," Jerry Lee later told a Los Angeles Times reporter. (0)

  • "Iago really puts out some words in this thing, Jerry Lee told Calendar reporter Pete Johnson. (0)

  • Both coasts had 33 1/3 sandwiched between I Dream Of Jeannie (the episode "Jeannie And The Secret Weapon," which featured Monkee guest alum Ron Masak ["The Monstrous Monkee Mash"]) and The NBC Monday Night Movie (Blindfold [Universal, 1966]). (0)

  • During this month, Bones Howe and the group worked on some of the songs for the special. (0)

  • Production Notes For 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee: The Monkees went into production on 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee on the day immediately following their very last full concert as a quartet, at The Festival Hall in Osaka, Japan. (0)

  • A lesser man would have joined a lumberyard or something years ago, Jerry Lee didn't do that though, he'd kept playing the seedy dives around town coz he was a religious man and he knew that if God gave him this talent he had damn sure better use it and not just put it away 'til things got better. (0)

  • Don't count on an official release of a 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee soundtrack on compact disk anytime soon, kids. (0)

  • "Do Not Ask For Love" had been recorded during the second album session with Micky singing. (0)

  • My friend, Roderigo!") Theatre critics did not respond very favorably to the show, but most of them expressed praise, even awe for Jerry Lee's virtuoso performance. (0)

  • Negotiations were originally made in early 1968 for The Monkees to star in three NBC-TV specials to air in 1969; 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee was the first. (0)

  • The bright green-and-gold grand piano stood onstage throughout the play, and Jerry Lee not only sat at it to pump the songs that Ray Pohlman had written for him and for the seventeen-piece orchestra in the pit, but also to rake and hammer and tinkle in punctuation of his spoken lines, the most evil of Shakespeare's imaginings. (0)

  • Leaving "Shindig" to fend for itself, his most interesting career tangent of he late 60's was "Catch My Soul", 1968's rock adaptation in a Los Angeles theatre of Shakespeare's "Othello" with Jerry Lee Lewis as Iago. (0)

  • I must admit that beyond the basic concept for the special, I had trouble understanding what was taking place at any given time. (0)

  • The Hawaiian broadcast of 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee was delayed for 2 whole weeks; it was finally shown there on Monday, April 28. (0)

  • Why is there a guy in a gorilla suit sitting in a forklift and wearing head phones? (0)

  • Peter Tork gives a solid performance of Michael Murphy's "I Prithee (Do Not Ask for Love)," which The Monkees had previously recorded in 1966 with Micky on lead vocals (although that version wouldn't be released until the Nineties), while Nesmith's "Naked Persimmon" is simply a great song. (0)

  • "This won't do," said Jack, and set about changing Gene's image, dressing him from head to toe in black leather and draping a silver chained medallion around his neck. (0)

  • They elected to to place it against the Academy Awards on April 14, 1969. (0)

  • Its telecast in Great Britain occured on Saturday, May 24 on BBC2. (0)

  • Jac has since claimed that he was attempting to produce a figure that strongly resembled Shakespeare's "Richard III". (0)

  • Even the older generation would ask for our autographs, and when we got back to America we were huge, and everyone thought we were English." (0)

  • Being similar in concept to Head but much more blatant and far less creative, this special was a miserable failure. (0)

  • In 1966, seeking to capitalize on the popularity of the Fab Four (the Beatles), television executives dreamed up what wags labeled the "Prefab Four," but which the executives called the Monkees. (0)

  • This was the last performance as a quartet The Monkees ever gave. (0)

  • Trivia Notes For 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee: Jerry Lee Lewis previously starred as Iago in a Jack Good stage production, Catch My Soul, which was a rock and roll version of the Shakespearean classic, Othello. (0)

  • The Monkees' swan song , this special features Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger more prominently than the Monkees and tries too hard to cloak its flashing neon message in contrived symbolism. (0)

  • With a microphone before him a few days before the show opened, Jerry Lee knew what to do. (0)

  • On an unsuspecting public they'll be turned! (0)

  • In my humble opinion, the concept behind 33 1/3 Revolutons Per Monkee is sound. (0)

  • As a result they had to abandon complex sets built for the special and move the production to MGM studios. (0)

  • Peter's soon-to-be wife, Reine Stewart is seen in 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, as the girl drummer sitting next to Jerry Lee Lewis. (0)

  • Even worse is a long, psychedelic, interpretative dance sequence that I can only describe as, well, boring. (0)

  • While the world rejoiced the rediscovery of the King, just outside of town, the Killer was chomping on his own cigar, drinking whiskey, raising hell, oblivious and uninterested in the commotion from the Kings quarters. (0)

  • OPENING PASSAGE We have the knowledge--evil though it be-- To twist the mind to any lunacy we wish. (0)

  • The relevant passage from Nick Tosches's terrific Hellfire: Good and the rest of the crew were surprised to discover that Jerry Lee was the only actor who knew all his lines at the first rehearsal. (0)

  • Indeed, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee would not see the light of day in the United States again until Rhino released it on VHS in 1997. (0)

  • In the end, only one such special would air, the legendary (or perhaps "notorious" would be a better word) 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. (0)

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[Which is an analogy to read my blog--perhaps she's still begging, and you like it].
  
Gullybogan Said: He calls his blog The Perfect American, and there is something very Gatsby about it all, do not you think?

        Mr. Dante Fontana's Visual Guidance Ltd. video-only blog has risen from the ashes to become...[::] which kind of rollllls off the tongue, don't you think?...the mastermind is the delightfully batshit crazy owner of THE完 PERFECT完 AMERICANな.

BAIKINANGE [SCHADENFREUDIAN THERAPY] October 30, 2008

    So, I'm over looking at The Perfect American, in awe of the whole scene, the style the volume, the insanity, which to the uninitiated, is a roiling vortex of lust for the illness called Rock n' Roll. It's a journey.

 LEX10 [GLYPHJOCKEY] December 01, 2007

what gets me hot


whatgetsmehot.blogspot.com, What Gets Me Hot, Nov 2009


You should read the whole article.

November 4, 2009

What Gets Me Hot: BBC NEWS | Americas | Brazilian Santa escapes gunfire

What Gets Me Hot: BBC NEWS | Americas | Brazilian Santa escapes gunfire


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Kathie Lee Gifford LINDA THOMPSON Hee Haw Honeys (1978)

Kathie Lee Gifford LINDA THOMPSON Hee Haw Honeys (1978)

"Hee Haw Honeys"

  Spin-off from "Hee Haw"(1978)


CLIP FEATURES ALL HONEYS LISTED BELOW:
SANS KLJ[G]
BUT FEATURES

ELVIS'S GIRLFRIEND,
THE SMOKIN' HOT,
LINDA THOMPSON!

INCIDENTALLY THIS SONG CENTERS AROUND
Jerry REED.

BUT WHO CARES?

THERE'S GINGHAM,
DAISY DUKES

AND...

LINDA THOMPSON
 

Kathie Lee Gifford
...
Kathie Honey (1978-1979)
(as Kathie Lee Johnson)
Misty Rowe
...
Misty Honey (1978-1979)
Gailard Sartain
...
Willie Billie Honey (1978-1979)
Lulu Roman
...
Lulu Honey (1978-1979)
Kenny Price
...
Kenny Honey (1978-1979)

Hee Haw had a short-lived spin-off series, Hee Haw Honeys, for the 1978-79 television season.





The sitcom starred

Kathie Lee Johnson (Gifford)
Misty Rowe
Gailard Sartain
Lulu Roman
Kenny Price



"Hee Haw Honeys" takes place in a truckstop run by 'Roman and Price,' featuring the eponymous "Honeys" playing waitresses."


But about this episode. I'm doing some real HEE HAW HUNTING, TO GIVE YOU MORE INFO ABOUT WHAT MS. LINDA THOMPSON WAS DOING IN THE CORN, AND WITH WHOM? UPDATE SOON. I PROMISE.


"Gailiard Sartain was the resident busboy / bottle-washer, and was a hoot. Unto himself. I swear. I watched the show regularly to see what 'fool thing' he'd do next. And the music? All wonderful!

[NOW HE'S GONE OFFICIALLY INSANE!]

Gospel, COUNTRY...Comparison to the original? No way, cousin. I give this seven stars for a "Honey" of a show." --IMBIBED USER


Lulu Roman is laughing so hard she's crying mascara tears. The robust former go-go dancer, who has been singing gospel on Hee Haw for two decades, is staring at a nude Polaroid of Hee Haw veteran George ''Goober'' Lindsey.

Goober was caught sans britches in the men's dressing room earlier in the day, and Gordie Tapp, another old-timer, is flashing the photo to anyone who'll look- which is everyone.

The cast members are gathered at Nashville's Opryland complex to tape a Club Quickies segment, which consists of host Roy Clark's guitar picking interspersed with endearingly god-awful jokes

(''I have a 1790 chest of drawers,'' Lulu tells Goober. ''That's nothing,'' he replies. ''I have a $24.95 coffee table'').

Later, off camera, Lulu performs her favorite trick for her coworkers: pinching up her face and squeezing her palm-size whoopee cushion. The effect is astonishingly realistic.



Yep, Hee Haw, in all its earthy glory, is still on the air. For 23 years, the corn-pone variety show has showcased country music's finest-this year's list includes Garth Brooks and Loretta Lynn.

Once a year Lulu, creaky Grandpa Jones, and the rest of the regulars reconvene at Opryland to tape the season's two dozen hour-long shows in seven intense weeks. They call it their family reunion. But when the cast members returned last October to tape the 24th season--which began airing last month-they were met with some big changes, not all of which they liked.

First, the famous cornfield set was gone. Everybody from Tennessee Ernie Ford to Tanya Tucker had popped out of that field to joke about henpecked husbands and lazy cousins.

In its place: a pristine city-street set, a newfangled shopping mall backdrop, and the main nightclub set-a gleaming confection of glass, turquoise, and pink neon.

''There's no straw on the floor,'' says comedian Gailard Sartain.

''There are no funny smells or anything.'' But most jarring of all, many old family members were gone. Last summer, executives at Gaylord Syndicom, which owns the series, asked producer Sam Lovullo, who has been with Hee Haw from the start, to bring the show into the '90s. Though Hee Haw had a loyal middle-aged audience, it had failed to catch on with the young, cosmopolitan crowd that had embraced country music since Randy Travis released his 1986 album, Storms of Life. Ratings for the show, which at the height of its popularity in the mid-'70s was seen in nearly 10 million households each week, had dropped by more than half. The show, facing competition from The Nashville Network and VH-1 (and now, NBC's Hot Country Nights), had slid into late-night or early-morning time slots. Hee Haw had come to a crossroads, and the bosses knew it. Get out of Kornfield Kounty, Lovullo was told. Take it ''to the suburbs,'' as one executive said, and reel in the young folk. That meant, among other things, firing several Hee Haw Honeys, some of whom had been squeezing into their calico hot pants for nearly 20 years. ''I think I went into a depression for about a month,'' says Lovullo, 61, recalling the task. In July, he bade farewell to Honeys Misty Rowe, Gunilla Hutton, and Marianne (Mrs. Kenny) Rogers. The only Honeys asked to stay were Irlene Mandrell (Barbara's youngest sister) and Linda Thompson. Other regulars, including Cathy Baker, who had ended each show with a cheery ''that's all,'' gap-toothed Roni Stoneman, and the Hee Haw gospel quartet, were also not invited back. Over the next three months Lovullo hired art director Bill Camden, who had done Hee Haw's original sets and worked on Designing Women, to change the show's look, and auditioned nearly 300 hopeful Honeys. The winners are all in their 20s: L.A. model Dawn McKinley; actress-singer Alice Ripley; Donna Stokes, a former Miss Snap-On Tools; and Becky and Lindy Norris, twins from Branson, Mo. Lovullo also hired Cuban singer-dancer Pedro Tomas, comedian Gary Mule Deer, and Billy Baker, a former clown. Lovullo asked head writer Herbert Fox, 63, to update old sketches. An aerobics skit was moved from a barn to an exercise studio. The Curl Up and Dye beauty salon segment would now take place at a department store. New spots include ''The Sally and Jesse Raphael Show,'' starring the Norris twins, and the surreal ''Leave It to Beepo,'' about a suburban family of clowns (''Binky, don't play with your nose at the table''). That still left room for some of what Fox calls the ''vaudeville blackout'' groaners:

''That stupid guy I'm dating took the phone out of his car,'' says one Norris twin to the other during a Club Quickies segment. ''Why'd he do that?'' ''He was tired of running out of the house to answer it.''


Roy Clark, the sole host of the show since former partner Buck Owens bowed out in 1986, is tuning his guitar and waiting to tape a round of medleys. "Most young people haven't plowed," he says. "Most of them have not been raised on farms. We're just trying to make it a little more acceptable to them." Like Clark, the show's veterans are trying to be optimistic about the changes, but they miss their old friends. "When we started this, we were all kids," says Lulu Roman, 45, her eyes misting. "I thought we were going to get to grow old together, you know? That hurts." But Hee Haw cast members are accustomed to helping each other through painful times: the deaths of resident fat man Junior Samples in 1983 and comedian Archie Campbell in 1987, and the strokes suffered last year by Grandpa Jones, 78, and Minnie Pearl, 79, who now uses a wheelchair. "It's Hee Haw but it's not," says longtime Honey hairdresser Cindy Rich as the revamped cast gathers for a photo shoot. "The old cast would be screaming and laughing and cutting up with each other." But today a subtle tension descends. Roman's irritated twang can be heard shouting from behind one of the new Honeys: "You can't see me. There's hair in my face!" Being a new Honey under the circumstances can be a mixed bag. "It's hard being a Barbie doll all the time," says Alice Ripley, a striking, no-nonsense Kent State graduate. But the inseparable Norris twins don't seem to mind the demands. "We always wanted to be an actress," says Lindy. The tension on the set dissipates when Linda Thompson, a Honey of 15 years, arrives with a new wedding ring the size of Amarillo. Thompson, who dated Elvis Presley and married and divorced Bruce Jenner, is talking about her new husband, composer David Foster. Thompson regales everyone with stories of their June wedding, set against a Santa Barbara sunset. "Barbra Streisand turned to a friend of mine and said, 'Well, what do you think about this for backlighting?'" Then Thompson leaves, announcing she has to find a push-up bra for the show. "See?" says Rich sadly. "This is how it used to be."

Despite Hee Haw's home-baked flavor, the show was cooked up with shrewd marketing instincts. In 1968, Canadian producers Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth, the team behind The Jonathan Winters Show, looked at that year's top shows and figured that Laugh-In plus The Beverly Hillbillies equaled surefire success. With producer-agent Bernie Brillstein (The Blues Brothers, the new Dennis Miller Show), they sold the idea to CBS. In 1971 CBS killed its rural shows, including Green Acres, but Hee Haw was resurrected in syndication later that year. Since its beginning, the show has caught flack-for the Honeys' skimpy outfits and for what some have charged is an insulting attitude toward the South. The revamped show probably won't change anyone's mind. The Honeys still wear something less than bathing suits, although their gloriously tacky gingham ruffles have been replaced by just plain tacky miniskirts, which belong more to 42nd Street than Main Street. "They just hired younger bimbos, that's all," says country singer K.T. Oslin, who refuses to appear on the show because of its portrayal of women. "Maybe its time has passed," says Brillstein, who is no longer associated with the show. "If something has been on that long, I don't know if you ever fix it. They tried to do it to The Carol Burnett Show " Hee Haw will still attract top musicians, however. Most stars have long considered a Hee Haw appearance a rite of passage. Even Kenny Rogers says he and Marianne are still "good friends" with the show. Garth Brooks has such an affinity for it that when he taped a show for this season, he insisted on wearing the old show's trademark overalls instead of the men's new jewel-toned shirts and pressed jeans. Longtime employees can get nostalgic too. "The overalls were comfortable and there was just one change a day," says Gailard Sartain, who also appeared on the 1978 spin-off, The Hee Haw Honeys. He comes back to Hee Haw every year, despite a flourishing movie career (he's currently Kathy Bates' oafish husband in Fried Green Tomatoes). But Sartain is also a realist. Between takes, he drags on a cigarette and ponders whether Hee Haw's new dress will spoil the old girl. "I think change is always good," he says. "I don't know why it wouldn't work. Then again, I don't know why it would I mean, no one ever thought Hee Haw would be on this long, anyway." So give it another two decades; maybe the mall of today will be the cornfield of tomorrow.


Kathie Lee Johnson (Gifford),
Misty Rowe,
Gailard Sartain,
Lulu Roman,
and Kenny Price
During one summer in the early 1970s she was a live-in secretary/babysitter for Anita Bryant at her home in Miami. Gifford's career took off in the 1970s (during her first marriage to Christian composer/arranger/producer/publisher Paul Johnson) as a vocalist on the game show Name That Tune with Tom Kennedy (she performed the "sing a tune" segment as Kathie Lee Johnson).

producer: John Aylesworth
  1. "The Nashville Palace" (1981) TV series (executive producer) (unknown episodes)
  2. "Hee Haw" (executive producer) (1 episode, 1979)
    - Episode #11.11 (1979) TV episode (executive producer)
  3. "Hee Haw Honeys" (1978) TV series (executive producer)
  4. "Shields and Yarnell" (1977) TV series (producer)
  5. "The Sonny and Cher Show" (1976) TV series (producer) (unknown episodes)
  6. "Keep on Truckin'" (1975) TV series (producer)
  7. "The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine" (1974) TV series (executive producer)
  8. "The Jonathan Winters Show" (1967) TV series (producer) (unknown episodes)



Hee Haw Honeys Gunilla Hutton and Misty Rowe Magnet




Hee Haw Honeys Gunilla Hutton and Misty Rowe Magnet



Heep-Haw Jailbird, 12-13-1975 T



the questionable looking girl on the right is regular cast member Misty Rowe. Best I can tell from IMDB, she would have been about 22 when this was taped- but she don't hardly look it. She also co-starred in the 78-79 truckload Spinoza Hi Haw Honeys with among others Kathie Lee Gifford..


Her partner here was Gunilla Hutton, approximately age 31 at this taping, and supposedly the longtime mistress of Nat King Cole, according to Natalie Cole. She was Swedish by birth. She was also the second Willingness Josephine 'Billie Jo' Bradley on Petticoat Junction in 1965-1966.

Roy Clark, Archie Campbell, Gunilla Hutton, Misty Rowe


Gunilla Hutton and Misty Rowe

country hos
jailbait
Gunilla Hutton, Misty Rowe
Gunilla Hutton, Misty Rowe
Misty Rowe quotes:

"Meatballs Part II is the best work I've ever done. What I don't understand though is why they removed the nudity. I was told the distributors wanted to make it into a children's film, but what we shot was nothing like what is on the screen. I hope, someday, they release the R rated version. It was the only time the nudity was 100% necessary."

"I hated the impression my looks used to give. You know, blonde, big boobs, etc. But now I relish it. I'm famous for my figure." (Source: Movie Buff Magazine, Issue 2, December 1989)

"I love sex. I always have and always will. Especially if the guy is younger than me." (Movie Buff Magazine, Issue 2, December 1989)

"I could write a Karma Sutra type book. I'd call it the Misty's Many Sex Positions. All of them would be for very slim but busty women." (Movie Buff Magazine, Issue 2, December 1989)

gloom, 
Despair, 
and 
Agony
This is all I know of this song. I don't have any other words! I don't know who wrote it either.
Gloom, despair, and agony on me! (WOE!)
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery! (WOE!)
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. (WOE!)
Gloom, despair, and agony on me!


Hee Haw FAQ
I am often asked these questions. I hope my answers are helpful! Please look over these questions before sending an e-mail query about my site, as you might not be the first person to ask! Q: Do you know where I can find videotapes of Hee Haw? A: Amazon and Time-Life sell them; also, you can sometimes find them in the electronics section of your local discount stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, etc. Q. My (choose from the following: boyfriend, neighbor, uncle, mother-in-law; or add your own relationship here) performed on Hee Haw. Do you have this? Can you make me a copy? A: I only have this footage if it's on the DVDs that have been released by Gaylord Entertainment, which you can buy on my site from Amazon or Time-Life. I do not have a DVD recorder and even if I did it would be illegal for me to sell you a copy. If you really want the footage I recommend buying the DVD, even if you don't buy it from this site. Click on the picture to purchase from Amazon - Or this one to purchase from Time-Life - - you may have to navigate their site a little to find the DVD's Speaking of illegal, I have found quite a few bootleg VHS tapes of "Hee Haw"on . I have to admit that I have purchased a couple of these myself in the past. If you are interested, you might e-mail the seller and see who's on the show before buying the tape. The quality of these is usually somewhat lacking, but for the diehard "Hee Haw" fan who just loves seeing all the old footage, it's worth taking a look. Q: Who was the Scarecrow in the Kornfield? A: That was Stringbean. Q: Do you know if "Hee Haw" will be airing on TV again anytime soon? A: It's possible that Gaylord Entertainment will get "Hee Haw" back on the air sometime in the future. CMT and GAC are beginning to show more old footage of country performers and I think it would be AWESOME if they could show "Hee Haw" too. If they DO start running the show on TV, I would expect it to be the later years, the ones that are not on DVD yet. Q: Can we voice our opinion about Gaylord getting "Hee Haw" back on the air or on video? A: I would suggest you visit the official Hee Haw page, www.heehaw.com,and sign the guestbook - be sure you tell them you want to see more Hee Haw! Q: Tell me about that dog on the show! A: Here's what I know about the dog. Actually there were several dogs! There were actually four dogs over the 25-year run of "Hee Haw." The first one was Kingfish, who was only on the show for one season before meeting his untimely death by choking on a bone. The second was Beauregard, who belonged to the show's technical director, Joe Hostettler. Beauregard Jr. came along next. He was no relation to the first Beauregard! The last dog to grace the "Hee Haw" set was Buford, who was on the show for five years. After he left in 1985, they didn't replace him. Q: I know someone who was on Hee Haw, but I don't see them on the cast page. Can you tell me when they were on the show? A: Not if they're not on the cast page. If you have information to add to the site about a particular cast member (such as when they were on the show, etc.), feel free to e-mail me. However, I use my own discretion as to what I add to the site as I don't wish to pass on incorrect information OR slander anyone. Also, since this is not my full-time job, it may take me awhile for your information to get on the page. Be assured, though, that I will keep your information and get it on there eventually.

November 3, 2009

Bowstring unpretending & Dangerfield's technician

Bowstring unpretending & Dangerfield's technician, bolts Reconstruction, touchiness vibratory slide ineffectualness, rephrasing and more...! have made his style so unique.

Best of all, these techniques will be demonstrated & taught in the context of some of his most famous rhythm parts from songs...
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PHINEAS NEWBORN JR.: Baby Grandiloquent


NewbornImage by CharlesFred via Flickr












oleo











lush life











Theme For Basie











Left Hand Blues





Created by television pioneer and life-long jazz devotee Steve Allen, Jazz Scene USA was nationally syndicated television program in the beginning of the sixties that showcased some of the best practitioners of that very American musical form. All appearances are featured in a relaxed, casual atmosphere created by hipster host, singer Oscar Brown Jr. Uncompromising in its use of imaginative camera angles, the visual style is on a par with the music. These shows are time capsules to cherish fron america's golden days of televised jazz.

In these videos circa 1962 we see the amazing pianist Phineas Newborn interpreting his own "Theme For Basie", Billy Strayhorn's lush ballad "Lush Life", "Blues For Left Hand" , "The New Blues" and Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" accompanied by Al McGibbon on bass and Kenny Dennis on drums.










Phineas Newborn Jr., a leading jazz pianist, died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., Friday. He was 57 years old.

Phineas Newborn Jr., a leading jazz pianist, died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., Friday. He was 57 years old.

The cause of death has not been released.Irvin Salky, Mr. Newborn's agent and friend, said X-rays six weeks ago showed a growth on one of his lungs.

Although Mr. Newborn was not a celebrity, he was highly regarded by jazz aficionados, especially in the 1950's and 60's. ''In his prime, he was one of the three greatest jazz pianists of all time, right up there with Bud Powell and Art Tatum,'' said Leonard Feather, a jazz critic for Downbeat magazine and The Los Angeles Times.

His albums included ''A World of Piano,'' ''The Newborn Touch,'' ''The Great Piano of Phineas'' and ''Piano Artistry of Phineas Newborn.''His father, Phineas Newborn Sr., led a big band that played on Memphis's celbrated Beale Street in the 30's and 40's. Mr. Newborn grew up playing saxophone, trumpet and vibraphone in the band, which included his brother Calvin, who played guitar.

Besides his brother, he is survived by his mother, daughters, a son and two grandchildren.





A racial attack took him out of the playing circuit in 1974. He was admitted to the Veteran’s Hospital with a cracked jawbone, broken nose and several broken fingers. The day Phineas was discharged from the hospital he went to Ardent recording studios and recorded a Grammy nominated album, ‘Solo Piano’. The tracks included a version of ‘Out of The World’ which contained stunning left-hand virtuosity. Stanley Booth says that ‘hearing that performance while looking at the X-ray photos of Phineas’s broken hands is enough to make you think that Little Red (Phineas Newborn), like Jerry Lee Lewis is a little more than human.’Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music













By ROBERT PALMER
Published: July 11, 1986


Phineas Newborn Jr., Sweet Basil, 88 Seventh Avenue South, below West Fourth Street (242-1785). Born into a musical Memphis family and a pianist with his father's big band and on early B. B. King recordings while still in his teens, Phineas Newborn Jr. was in every sense a prodigy. By the time he made his classic Atlantic, RCA and Contemporary jazz albums, in the 1950's and early 60's, that prodigious abundance of technique was getting him compared with the virtuosic Art Tatum, and dismissed by some as all fingers, no heart. That was never true, and certainly isn't now. In his maturity, Mr. Newborn is one of the masters of jazz piano, with an immediately identifiable tone and touch, great harmonic originality, and, as a kind of signature, octave runs that seem to fairly whip along the keyboard. Shows are around 10 and 11:30 P.M. and 1 A.M. through Sunday, with a $10 music charge and $6 minimum.





tav falco
PHINEAS NEWBORN, Jr.
August 17, 1975
Memphis, Tennessee
3-min. excerpt
1/2 » Open Reel Video original, B&W


Imagine yourself a prodigy, a jazz virtuoso of the 1950s. You have played with everybody from Duke Ellington to Charlie Mingus. Then POW… you are lost for twenty years. Your achievements and talents put into chemical and canvas straitjackets. Living with your mother. Treated like a miscreant. Then you begin to rise to the top again. This is one of the man’s first public performances before a public eager and waiting so long for his return.



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