JUST DISCOVERED! WAREHOUSE FIND!
The Number Thirteen issue features:
A cover story about ALVINO REY, pioneering
big band leader, session player extraordinare (Esquivel, countless
others), and father of the steel pedal guitar. Rey is a direct
link to the big band era, started playing banjo and guitar in
the '20s, and later helped pioneer the creation of the steel pedal
guitar. With a career that spans over nine decades.....let us
say that again...NINE DECADES, he's still playing music at age
94!!! Frank M. Young interviewed Mr. Rey exclusively for our magazine
and even if you're not familiar with his music, you'll find this
At the top of the list of rare children's
records, among the rarest and most collectible are HANNA-BARBERA
RECORDS. The people who brought you Huckleberry Hound and Yogi
Bear, also sidelined in making some of the coolest kid's records
ever. Commanding high prices now, these ultra-rare discs are the
subject of Timothy Friend's fun article.
An interview with IAN WHITCOMB, pop music
historian, ragtime expert, ukulele plunker and former teen idol
tells us all about his fascnating musical career. Beside his mid-'60s
pop hit YOU TURN ME ON, he was also Mae West's record producer,
and has worked with many famous and talented people. One of the
music biz's truly nice guys, B.A. Nilsson's interview with Whitcomb
sheds some light on Mr. Whitcomb's unique and delightfully eccentric
FLORIDA RECORD STORE REPORT
Take a tour though some of the coolest
and strangest record stores in FLORIDA, in Bill Bartling's FLORIDA
RECORD STORE REPORT. Find the coolest, strangest and cheapest
records in our nations' most southeastern state!
Writer Curtis Cottrell gives insight into
pop music's long-overlooked American-French Pop Waif, with his
article on Claudine Longet. After years of musical neglect, her
recordings are now coming into vogue with her EZ Listening-kitchy
pop sensibilities. Find out the scoop behind the scenes about
her life with former husband Andy Williams, her accidental (?)
shooting of former boyfriend Spider Sabich, and much more. Discover
why people are just now picking up on Claudine's LPs after decades
THE ED KAZ KOLUMN
Ed's column this issue delves into the
netherworld of that '70s panthenon of pop, TRUCKING SONGS! Just
a brief footnote in the fad-infested decade that brought the American
public Mood Rings, Puka Shell Necklaces and full-frontal nudity
in movies, the short interest in CB and Trucking songs spawned
many such-themed LPs, which Ed shines his humorous light on! 10-4,
LINGERIE AND BIKINI LP COVERS CENTERFOLD
Our Color Centerfold is a spread of some
of the sexiest covers ever, featuring Ladies in Lingerie and Babes
in Bikinis! Our readers have submitted these eye-catching LP covers,
and we're happy to show them off here, in a brazen display of
pure commercial sexism!
STAR WARS RECORDS
With the release of the newest in the series of George
Lucas' Star Wars films, writer Rod Lott takes us on a tour of
those records that boldly cashed-in on the biggest science-fiction
phenomenon of all movie history. They were many, many LPs released
with "Star Wars" connections unleashed on the American
public, from Meco to Ferrante and Teicher, and we light-heartedly
discuss them here!
ED "MOOSE" SAVAGE
Regular contributor David Greenberg interviews
our favorite new Cool and Strange recording artist Ed "Moose"
Savage in this issue. Ed "Moose" is a one-of-a-kind
entertainer, performing without a band, just a drummer, in a kind
of a cappella stream-of-conciousness, to a steady live drumbeat.
You haven't lived until you've heard Ed's song "Iceberg Lettuce,"
a hilarious, rhythmic rant about the vegetable kingdom's most
overlooked dinner accoutrement. Never one to write songs about
mere romantic love, Ed chooses to pen songs about the price of
teabags and bad freeway driving. We love Ed, and chat with him
at length about his unorthodox career!
THE MUSIC OF HAWAII
Virtually any thrift shop
visit will yield armloads full of albums devoted to Hawaiian music,
and Jonathan Schoeder and Janet Borgerson's article sheds light
on the best of them! One of our favorite genre's, Hawaiian music
(both authentic and commercial) is a unique blend of America's
favorite pasttime of exploiting an idyllic lifestyle into both
a tourist memento and a sub-species of records that has the best
of both worlds - great covers and great, peaceful music.
Tie it all together with lots more loads o' fun stuff than we
dare mention, and you'll find a very cool Issue #13 of COOL AND
STRANGE MUSIC! MAGAZINE.
So get on board! It's gonna be a cool ride throught the wild,
wacky and sometimes tacky world of records!