I ran across this vintage clip of The Rationals, a Detroit—Ann Arbor based band from an appearance on “Swingin’ Time with Robin Seymour” and I couldn’t resist!:
I get a kick out of playing silly stuff, and Weird Al is always GRADE A Silly! Here he is in a very bizarre multi media video of “Polka Face”:
One of the songs that got a large response from my listeners was Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ “Mexican Moonshine!” Here’s a live clip:
Moms Mabley was one of those pioneer female comedians that performed for many years. Here’s a clip of her doing what she did best:
I stumbled upon Moms Mabley actually singing. I had no idea that she did this, so I had to play it. The feeling that she conveys is so stunning on a lot of levels. Here she is singing a very touching version of “Abraham, Martin, & John” on The Merv Griffin Show. (This one makes me cry.)
All in all, a fascinating year of musical discovery!!!