An eclectic mix of sights and sounds provided by our contributors

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The End


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas A Go Go

Santa's back in town and so is

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas a go go!

Is back!
Go get your groovy vintage Christmas tunes!

Saturday, August 25, 2007


If you've ever wanted to hear surf's up version of France Gall (I can't say it's ever crossed my mind, but I'm open to new things of course), here's your chance. This track comes off of 2002's compilation Gainsbourg Made In Japan, which is exactly what it sounds like. As for Fumie, Wikipedia tells me she's one of the pioneers of the big bust bikini craze in Japan. Here's to you, Fumie.

Fumie Hosokawa - Poupée de cire, poupée de son

Sunday, August 05, 2007

RetroBabe! gets Stoned

Hi Folks !! By way of making a loooooong overdue post at Splendida Project and as an unashamed tool to plug the fact that my own blog 'Retrobabe!' is back up & running with regular, yes! 'regular' posts, jus' like befo' ........ I'm posting this blog twinning post based around tracks that appear in this months 'Mojo' magazine cover CD. Celebrating yet another Stones Anniversary the Mojo cd offers tracks both covered & written by the Stones by a variety of artistes offering covers of the Stones numbers & originals of songs that Keef & the boys covered themselves! So, in keeping with Splendida & it's general style here are three excellent covers by some Retro girls ......

..... Now when you're finished at Splendida Project feel free to check out more 'Stoned' samples at RetroBabe!

Back Soon, IanB

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Love power by Lorenzo St. DuBois (LSD)

From the movie "The producers".Incredible!

Monday, May 14, 2007

stereo total

Stereo Total, check them out! A multilingual German-French team of new wave - garage band - 60s pop inspiration. This is from their recently released Party Anticonformiste Best Of disc, a cover version (sort of) of Serge Gainsbourg's "Qui est'in' qui est 'out' ". ok enjoy it!

Stereo Total - In-Out

Friday, May 04, 2007


Ok i'm known for my changing moods and interests (being an aquarius and all that...) so it will come to many as no surprise i dabbled in house and especially acid house a couple of years ago...
I made some old-school acid tracks in that period which have now seen the light here ,you can listen to or download the tracks.I especially like the 2 last efforts (think they capture that classic feel pretty good). Now go baby!

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Here's hoping, I'm about ready for one. Enough of this springtime weather.

Well, here it is. Organ-driven 1960s cover of Martha & The Vandellas. Everything sounds better in a thick german accent.

Ruby Rats - Heatwave

Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Sicilian - Chop Tops

Rockabilly anyone?
This group is from
Santa Cruz, Ca, USA.
My nephew lent me this
CD & Evil Six.
The song is an instrumental, but any of their
early CDs are quite good.
Here's their website:
Chop Tops

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Long Way To Hollywood - Steve Young

Singer songwriter,
from back in the 60s.
I thought maybe this song would
entertain you for the Oscars.

His website is here.
His catalog is well worth searching.

Music video a gogo : My name is potato

Ok I love Rita,guess the cat is out of the bag,and this song from 1977 is like really amazing later Pavone! Brill!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Edwyn Collins ~ A Girl Like You

Just in case you don't own a copy ...... Shame on You !!!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm getting there !!

Dean Coutney
[Love] You just can't walk away ..... Dean Courtney

Hey guys, I suspended my Blogging pursuits, closing my blogs over Christmas due to my transplanted kidney failing. Well I'm back on full time dialysis but actually feeling a lot better than I did, after a real downer ver Chritmas I'm now listening to music again, reading, watching movies & in a couple of weeks hoping to be well enough to resume gigging [if only occasionally at first !] ...... so I felt like sharing some music and am starting to consider a return to blogging [although this is some way off at the moment due to nearly all my time being spent at hospitals or caring for my wife who also has health problems, but that is another story ! It's only one track for now but I love it, hope you do to ! See you soon !!


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mainliner - Little Esther

Later changing her name to Esther Phillips,
you can find more info on her here.
Any of her records are worth listening to.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Music a gogo : Lorraine Silver

Read the amazing story behind this song here!

Lorraine Silver-Lost summer love

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A very fab new year to you all!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mariska Veres

Yesterday Mariska Veres, Dutch singer and member of Shocking Blue, died of cancer at the age of 59.
Mariska and Shocking Blue are best known for their international hit Venus in 1969 (no. 1 in the U.S.A.), and covers by other bands like Bananarama (Venus) and Nirvana (Love Buzz).

Mariska Veres - Is Het Waar

Mariska Veres - Little by Little

Shocking Blue - Venus

Shocking Blue - Love Buzz

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Video: Mini Mini Girl

In addition to my Kanai Katsuko post here's a groovy clip with her and Le Girls wearing miniskirts and singing 'Mini Mini Girl'. While watching I smiled a bit, laughed, and danced a lot!

Chris Howland

I'm going to see the new James Bond movie tonight. No, I don't think Daniel Craig seems to be the best Bond, but I'm giving him a chance. Here's a funny little song from a Deutsche Zoul compilation:

Chris Howland - Wenn ich James Bond wär

Monday, November 20, 2006

Christmas A Go Go!

Remember when the candy tasted a little sweeter, the Christmas tree was a bit greener, and the snow whiter? This is our collection of the funniest, sweetest, and best of the classic and newer Christmas songs, that will get you in the right spirit and get you the best compilation ever!
Think cheesy, 60's, french, rare, funky, soul, and much more!

Bloggers allstar - Mordi from Blowupdoll - Christine from SpikedCandy - Bruno from Schlocker - Guuzbourg from Filles Sourires - Roy from Germans Under Cover - and me !


Monday, November 13, 2006

Up Jumped The Rabbit - Georgia Potlikers
Wild Cat Rag - Asa Martin & Roy Hubbs

Look for this Dbl. CD from Yazoo Records.
Comes with 20 page booklet.
46 songs from the 20-30s.
There are 2 unreleased songs from Son House also.
They sound pretty rough, but are worth the listen.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Boom Bang-A-Bang

Go to Charlies blog and check his new GREAT compilations!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Cast Your Fate To The Wind - Vince Guaraldi
Larry's Dance - Larry Vuckovich

Do you know the song: Little Boxes, by Malvina Reynolds?
That's where I grew up, Daly City, Ca, USA.
My neighbor, while in HS and beyond, was Larry Vuckovich
and his late wife Linda. Why do I share this.
I thought that the 1st song may or may not be well known to you.
Vince Guaraldi is now more famous for his Charlie Brown music.
His 1st hit was "Fate."
From the album "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus."
Although he never taught piano, his only pupil was Larry.
Larry's song is from his album "Blue Balkan."
Perhaps you'll enjoy hearing these 2 musicians,
if you've never heard them before.
And Thanks Bruno!