Most people think that "burlesque" means female strippers walking a runway to bump and grind beat. But that only fits the form in its declining years. At its best, burlesque was a rich source of music and comedy that kept America, audiences laughing from 1840 through the 1960s.
Some sources try to wrap burlesque in a mantle of pseudo-intellectual respectability. Yes, it involved transgressive comedy and songs, but the primary attraction of burlesque was sex . . in the form of ribald humor and immodestly dressed women. Although many dismissed burlesque as the tail-end of show business, its influence reaches through the development of popular entertainment into the present.
Tracklist Miche Braden & The Postmodern Jukebox - Sweet Child O' Mine, Plas Johnson - Downstairs, The Cousins - Some of the Days, Bob Log - Log Bomb, Syd Dale - The Hellraisers, Quincy Jones & his Orchestra - Music for Pussycats, Gentleman Jim and his Palace Pit Orchestra - C-Cup Blues, Howard McGhee and the Blazers - House Warmin' (part 1), Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Go Daddy-O, Ramsey Lewis - Blues for the Night Owl, Joe Loss & his Band - Go Home Bill Ludendorf, Bioshock Infinate Soundtrack - Everybody wants to Rule the World, Gentleman Jim and his Palace Pit Orchestra - Second Honeymoon, Bald BIll Hagen and his Trocaderons - Fascination, Interludes - Scandelous, The Runaways - Born to be Bad
Sounds clips from "It's Burlesque", "Burlesque Undressed" & "Behind the Burly Q"
Okay, I sort of dropped the podcast ball on this episode. I say "sort of" because I hate admitting failure. But what happened was that I recorded the instructors over at The Peek-a-Boo Dance Clinic and THERE is where I dropped the ball. The podcast was already assembled but just needed to edit that recording. My mic has been acting up and the recording I had of them chatting about the classes and whatnot was just too low to enjoy. Plus there was some additional music from the rehearsal hall that night that made it more than difficult to edit everything without it sounding awful. Although I think it would be funny but I am a little persnickety about using recorded people. Which is why you don't really hear ME on these things. Just too much time to edit, but that may change in 2014.
So my ephiphany is to replace the Peek-a-Boo Dance Clinic Instructors with old Answering machine messages that you can record for your own phone. They are crap and I won't lie. Most are 80's crap from a product called "Crazy Calls" and is a little nostalgic because the commercials played ALL THE DAMN TIME over here on the East Coast. So Enjoy. I'll re-record the Ladies of Peek-a-Boo for another podcast, so in the meantime, enjoy this podcast of more of the damn sexiest music to ever penetrate your ear holes.
Or is it 2010...? Who knows, but what I DO know is that this is worthy of a good listen. No tracklist, I deleted that shit. So use your favorite app and do some research. This podcast is to promote the upcoming Philadelphia and Deleware Halloween Shows. If you are in the Philadelphia Tri-State area, stop on by!
Okay, there was this period of time when film projectors that project sound ALONG with the film were too expensive to afford for the working class theater manager, or for an "Education Class" -you'll find that a much cheaper slower projector is available and is MUCH more affordable version. Here's the kick, as he explains in the intro track, "...if you find youah film and recawrding are nawt correctly aligned, just simply turn owff your projecta for a second aw two to correctly sync the film once maw." It's kind of funny to listen to without all my "podcasty" stuff jizzing all over your ears. But you like it like that, don't ya, ya whore.... Daddy has got what you need. And you need more... HERE. There you go...
Pent-R-Books was a cheapo, X-rated publishing outfit based at 120 13th St in Brooklyn, in business from the late-60s (maybe before) through the late-70s. They published mainly adult fare disguised as how-to books, including a book version of Sexual Adventures in Marriage (written by one Rudiger Boschmann), as well as other titles such as The Full Color Guide To Sexual Pleasures A-Z, The Picture Book of Sexual Love, and Love's Photo Album.
TRACKLIST DON'T TOUCH - Andre Williams NASTY BOOGIE - Champion Jack Dupree SEXUAL PLEASURES - The Vaginer PLEASE DON'T TOUCH MY BOWL - Gladys Hill THE JACK - AC/DC KINKO THE CLOWN - Ogden Edsl OUT TAKES - Martin/Lewis DON'T TOUCH ME THERE - The Tubes LITTLE PUSSY - Little Marcy IT'S RAINING OUTSIDE - Wynona Carr LOLLYPOP - Hunter & Genkins SEXUAL PLEASURES - Hair SHAVE 'EM DRY - Lucille Bogan GISELLE - Stew BABY IT'S YOU - Smith TAME ME TIGER - Bonnie St. Claire MANHUNT - Dynamos WATCH THEN MAKE YOUR MOVE - Jonny Quest SEXUAL PLEASURES - Buttocks and Anus CANNOT NOT - Andy Prieboy HANDS - Debbie Dawn
This is only the first side of this little treasury treat of an album from STRAND RECORDS called STRIP ALONG WITH US "Authentic strip music for the discriminating stripper." I don't want to blow this burlesque music wad all at once so I am just going to "tease" the first side a little bit. (you see what i did there!!?)
STRIP ALONG WITH US is "sorta" like a soundtrack album with "Unidentified instrumental ensemble with master of ceremonies and audience reaction." -yeah right. Sounds like a total of 4 people in the "audience" -But who cares! Oh it has all the standard tunes of the time: "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody", "Misty", "Sophisticated Lady", "Blues In The Night", "Night Train" to name 5... These is something about this album that I really enjoy. Is it the low budget-ness, the imagry of 1962 basement wood paneling, you can almost imagine with a bedsheet pinned over an archway... (that last one was my own regression) -Anyway, STRAND RECORDS has ties to our home here in Philadelphia. And here it is...
Strand was a New York label that started as a full-priced label distributed by Decca, but soon began specializing in budget issues. They were originally located, in 1959, at 680 Fifth Avenue in New York, but by 1960 had moved to 157 West 57th Street, New York.
The vinyl tended toward thick and cheap, with many imperfections. Much of the label's output -- but not all -- was "bargain bin filler." As with many of the other budget labels, the philosophy seemed to be "anything to sell records," and if that meant misleading the buying public, so be it. If that also meant using the tried-and-true industry practice of not paying artists - - or not even telling them their record had been released, then that worked, too. There are plenty of examples below, including putting out a Virtues album titled Guitar Boogie Shuffle, the name of their hit, when the song was not even on the album!
Eventually, the label moved to 905 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia, near their demise around 1965.
...There you go!
So this Podcast is for you and for all people who like to see striptease shows. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show IN YOUR MIND (MIND, MINd, MInd, Mind, mind) (mind)
WOMP WOMP - Freddy and the Heartaches JAIL BAIT - Andre Williams THE LINEMAN - Sam Spence -STRIP ALONG WITH US- IF I CAN'T SELL IT, I'LL KEEP SITTIN' ON IT - Ruth Brown RIDING BY - The Magestics HONKERS MALT LIQUER - Marmion Military Academy I DIG - Les Baxter -STRIP ALONG WITH US- TOUGH CHICK - The Rockbusters DIPPIN' IN MY BUSINESS - Rose Mary McCoy HONKERS -STRIP ALONG WITH US- HANDCLAPPIN' TIME - The Fabulous Raiders HONKERS MISERLOU QUIEN SERA - Nick Perito DELILAH JONES - The Thunderbirds -STRIP ALONG WITH US- I LOVE PARIS - Sam Burta & The Witnesses
Something Weird Video first passed across my radar in 95, when I use to get ready to give a stellar performance in a shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in Mt. Ephraim NJ and Sandra Bernhard was hosting this TV show called "Reel Wild Cinema" on the USA Network. I was immediately hooked. Sadly, it only lasted 2 seasons. Sandra would have these amazing guests like Russ Meyers, Tura Satana, and Vampira just to name a few (I wasn't into Dweezil Zappa when he was a guest so I fast forwarded thru his interview)... Something Weird Video is an American film distributor company based in Seattle, Washington. They specialize in exploitation films, particularly the works of Harry Novak, Doris Wishman, David F. Friedman and Herschell Gordon Lewis. The company is named after Lewis' 1967 film Something Weird, and the logo is taken from that film's original poster art. Something Weird has distributed well over 2,500 films to date.
Something Weird Video was founded in 1990 by Mike Vraney in Seattle, Washington. Mr. V first fell in love with exploitation cinema while working various jobs at several drive-in movie theaters and porno theaters as a teenager. The high school drop-out ran a comic book shop and produced concerts and film conventions prior to launching the label Something Weird Video in 1990. Something Weird has specialized in releasing a rich array of low-grade trashy out-of-the-mainstream independent fare on both VHS and DVD alike that runs the gamut from horror features to soft-core flicks to vintage classroom scare items to TV commercials to hardcore X-rated smut to theatrical trailers to even nudie reels and burlesque clips.
Something Weird even has a channel on Comcast Xfinity! Not to mention a growing list of truely brilliantly bad (but the good kind of bad) for instant download! I usually show some clips from SOMETHING WEIRD before we start The Peek-a-Boo Revue show, SOMETHING WEIRD always has fun eye candy for any party! I reccommend starting with something like this: WEIRD SAMPLERS
So on that note, I bring you this episode of The Peek-a-Boo Revue Podcast.
STROLLING AFTER DARK - The Shades ALL SHE THINKS ABOUT IS COCK-A-DOODLE DOO - Song from "Chatterbox" (1977) SOMETHING WEIRD OPENER DRUMS A GO-GO - Hollywood Persuaders UNKNOWN BURLESQUE JAZZ DEVIL TRAIN - The Ramblers POO YAI LEE - Louise Kennedy BULLFROG - Johnny Moore and His New Blazers TEASERAMA - Trailer SHANTY TRAMP - Trailer NEE NEE NA NA NA NA - Dicky Doo and the Don'ts MAMA A GO-GO - Perez Prado THE SEX PERILS OF PAULINE - Doris Wishman HELLO LUCILLE, ARE YOU A LESBIAN? - T. Valentine GESUNDHEIT - The Fall Guys STRANGE COMPULSION (download link) SOME OF THESE DAYS - Cab Calloway PHOM RAK KHOON TCHING TCHING - Viking Band I'D RATHER SWISH THAN FIGHT - B. Bubba OESTROGYNAL ITCH - Women in Revolt BLACK SAX - Danny Zella & His Zell Rocks YES MASTER - The Whips WHEN JOHNNY COMES SLIDING HOME AGAIN - Hollywood Vines PEPPERMINT FINK - Madmen of Note
Ok so here's the story, and we all like a good story right? Yeah, me neither -BUT- this story is about how this podcast came to be... Still reading? Right, ok, so truth is that I really slacked off with the podcast and you can all thank Coco Cake from London (who is, in my opinion, a dead ringer for Nina Hagen - AND is Instagram friendly, a lover of burlesque and pinup, a budding tattoo artist and she can always drop my jaw with her illustrations. Check out her stuff). So this young lady whom I have never met in person, and you know with all this social media going on, people connect in different ways and then mention to you that she has been waiting for the new podcast to come out and to get off my ass and finish it. That's right, you believe that? I HAVE A FAN!
And you know, she was right. I already had a half a podcast in "the chamber" thinking I would cut the show time down to 30 minutes or something lame like that right about when Coco reached out. Call it fate or whatever I dedicate this podcast to that woman "across the pond" who saved you all from a LEAST another 2 weeks of waiting. So sit back, put your feet upon the one you love, and enjoy this little podcast dedicated to the one, the only, Coco Cake. Stay true to yourself. (and remember me when you are big and famous)
WIPE IT OFF - Lonnie Johnson
MASATURBATION TIPS - New York Health Systems Auxiliary (717-843-0747, ext. 5683) SQUEEZER - Big Bob Dougherty COCO'S THEME - Wojciech Kilar (Salto's Theme) DO YOU TAKE IT? - The Wet Spots CRUISEMIX - Rachel Winter WOW WOW WEE (HE'S THE BOY FOR ME) - The Angels BIG NOISE FROM WINNETIKA'S MIDNIGHT SWIM - Al Caiola YOU'RE NO GOOD - Dee Dee Warwick GIRL CAN'T HELP IT - Little Richard BIRTHDAY CAKE BOOGIE - Skeets McDonald PREACHIN' - Julian Dash & His Sextet GIRL YOU WANT - Devo GO HOME BILL LUDENDORK - Joe Loss & his Band WHERE YOU IS? - Fat Daddy Holmes GENOCIDE - Link Wray FIT BUT YOU KNOW IT - The Streets HEY JOE - The Music Machine BLUE COLLAR JANE - The Strypes TATTOO LOVE BOYS - The Pretenders ST. JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES - Ruby Paulk LEAPING LESBIANS - Meg Christian MACHINE GUN - The Riptides
Okay most of the songs in this podcast came from a CD calledChristmas Party With Eddie G. "They put this record on at Midnight. By 12:30 their lives were changed FOREVER."
I forget how I came across little gem. Surfing the net? Some blog that by chance mentioned it? Who cares! I was pulled to it. So much that I purchased it, must have been the weird Norman Rockwell-esque style album cover. It's almost like the portrait Norman Rockwell forgot to paint. "Christmas Party with Eddie G." ...(in oils). Once I got the CD in the mail, I IMMEDIATELY listened to it...and you know what, it completely reminded me of THIS little podcast. So I thought of you all out there sitting naked... Maybe wrapping your gifts, trying not to get your cat's hair on the Scotch Tape. If you HAVE scotch tape. (Packing tape works well for anyone that isn't in your family.... maybe some) Okay, back to the CD. I didn't use all the tracks, I just give you a taste...a TEASE as it were. I *did* added some other Holiday tracks in their place to mix it up a little. Sadly Eddie G doesn't give and artistic credit on his CD but who the hell cares. But you can find his tracklist (with artists names) here.
I also tossed in some Kay Martin as well. Kay Martin was a model during the 60's. She eventually became a night club singer/entertainer and released a few albums of the "risque" variety. In between shows they recorded several live albums, their most popular being the 1962 Christmas album I Know What He Wants For Christmas... But I Don't Know How To Wrap It!
Oh just don't ask anymore what the HELL I am doing with these podcasts. I stumbled across this record of Pat Collins , The "Hip Hypnotist" talking about turning herslf on and thought "Well, that's something there...". The album is very interesting to say the least. I mean the first side which I pretty much kept intack is what you hear in this podcast. I didn't put the second side where she actually SINGS to you in the podcast because I care about you all. No, really.... But I DID manage to sneak a song in there just to tease you a little to look for more of this woman's work. Because whatever "it" was, SHE had it, raking in a sum of $4,000 a week at the peak of her carreer as a glamorous hypnotist.
Ms. Collins often enlisted show business personalities in her act. Among her willing subjects were Steve Allen, Jill St. John, Lloyd Bridges and Lucille Ball, whom she once hypnotized on television on a segment of ''The Lucy Show.'' Robert Wagner, Ed Begley Sr. and other stars were among her close friends, her daughter said.
Born in Detroit, she told interviewers that she had once had a nervous breakdown and was helped by hypnosis. She then decided to study the technique, and soon developed a nightclub act in which she hypnotized club patrons, often with comic results. For years, she ran her own nightclub on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Some nights she would perform her hypnosis act. Other nights she would teach self-hypnosis to people who wanted to overcome emotional problems or quit smoking.
So sit back, put your feet upon the one you love, ....and enjoy.... X Joey
ROCKET 69 - Connie Allen SHAKE - Alba, Aris & The Olympics KNOCK ON WOOD - The Rivieres SUPER FREAK - Big Daddy QUIET DAD - The Puddle Jumpers A CERTAIN GIRL - Ernie K. Doe LONELY I - Warner Bros. LET'S GO SEXIN' - James Intveld THE RUNAWAY - David Rose SHAKE IT - Duke Jenkins YOU CANT STOP LOVING ME - The Pussycats WILL TO FAIL - Katie Lee RIMSHOT - The Rollercoasters GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD - Pat Collins THE NEW CARIOCA - Johnathon and Darlene Edwards SUNSET STRIP - David Rose BLACK TARANTULA - Jody Reynolds WHAT'S YOUR NAME? - The Monorays SHAKE YA BOOGIE - Mocean Worker WANTED FOR QUESTIONING - Bob Lee BLOWING YOUR MIND - John Schroeder DARLING NIKKI - Rebeca Romijn Stamos Connely
GOING TO HELL - Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LEATHER LAGOON - The Cramps BURN THE FLAMES - Roky Erikson TRAIN TO SATANVILLE - Gin Gillette THE CASTLEFORD LADIES MAGICAL CIRCLE - Jake Thakray PUREPLE PEOPLE EATER - Judy Garland SHE's MY WITH - Kip Tyler HEEBIE JEEBIES - The Boswell Sisters WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE - Alice Cooper BATES MOTEL - The Hitmen NORMAN BATES - Landscape THE PUMPKIN TELLS - Wade Denning & Kay Lande MURDERING MOUTH - Siouxsie, Budgie, John Cale (Live Paradiso) BONEYAED SHUFFLE - Red Nichols YODELING GHOST - Andrew Sisters & Bing Crosby BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD - Nouvelle Vague KILLER CLOWNS - The DIckies PLAN 9 CHANNEL 7 - The Damned
Since 1998, in Philadelphia PA, one troupe has kept the spirit of cabaret, burlesque and all-round 'showbizzy-ness' alive, by presenting a brand new show each month - The Peek-A-Boo Revue! An adults-only pastiche of Singing, Dancing and Comedy all wrapped up in a Burlesque Show! This podcast will feature everything Peek-A-Boo (even the stuff that is not) with your podhost - Joey Martini and his mystery guests bringing you some fantastic yummies!
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