Thursday, December 11, 2008

All Together Now, One More Time!

Artwork by Andy Parrish

I think maybe those dastardly scoundrels Simon and Garfunkel didn't appreciate me posting their cheery, clap-heavy hit, "Cecilia," and so Handclaps Part 1 was completely removed. Can anyone help me figure out how to make the track downloadability temporary? I'll post the playlist and, for now, you'll have to email me if you want to hear any of those tracks. The playlist might still be available for a listing via the Hypemachine.

Nothing says good times like handclaps, and boy, are there a lot of good times to be had. This is part one of the handclap series which harkens back to the days when everyone was so much cooler than they are today.

Big Joe Turner - Shake Rattle and Roll
Joe Turner is the man. He's always ordering his women around and threatening them with baseball bats and perving out on their transparent frocks, but he does it all with such lively enthusiasm!

The Routers - Let's Go (Pony)
The origin of ubiquitous stadium stomps revealed.

The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
Blast this on the boombox during Mardi Gras.

Martha & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Either Martha is just a faithful little sweetheart, or this Jimmy must be something really special.

Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life
Sage advice for the gentlemen with dreams of marrying supermodels.

Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way
If you want to hear an awesome version of "Time Is on My Side", check out Irma's, which was released the same year as the Stones'.

The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back
Perfectly snotty fun.

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
Oh man, Cecilia must be one of those pretty women Jimmy was talking about. She gets around.