33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
August 14, 2023
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Good and Crazy
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Side Aye

1.   The Surf Riders: The Loop – 1968 *
2.   Paul James Band: Crazy Little Baby – 1984 *
3.   The Blues Magoos: I’ll Go Crazy – 1966
4.   Prince: Let’s Go Crazy – 1984
5.   Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love – 1980
6.   Patsy Cline: Crazy – 1962
7.   Chris Barber Special: Doin’ the Crazy Walk – 1955
8.   Pink Floyd: Shine On You Crazy Diamond – 1975
9.   Superfine Dandylion: Crazy Town – 1967
10. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – I Got Money – 1968
11. Bill Bruford & Earthworks: Thud – 1987
12. Zwol: A Little Bit Crazy – 1979 *
13. Malcolm Tomlinson: Goin’ Crazy – 1979 *
14. Goddo: Am I Crazy, Crazy – 1981 *
15. Peter Bosum: Big Muskeg Reel – 1993 *
16. Chilliwack: Crazy Talk – 1974 *

Side Bee

1.   Percy Faith Orchestra: Theme From A Summer Place – 1959 *
2.   Robbie Robertson: Somewhere Down The Crazy River – 1987 *
3.   Minglewood: Crazy – 1981 *
4.   Willie Nelson: Crazy – 1962
5.   Waylon Jennings: I’ve Always Been Crazy – 1975
6.   The Buckinghams: I’ll Go Crazy – 1969
7.   Jorgen Ingmann: Echo Boogie – 1961
8.   Napoleon XIV: They’re Coming To Take Me Away – 1966
9.   JJ Cale: Crazy Mama – 1971
10. The Canadian Aces: Crazy People – 1982 *
11. Great Speckled Bird: Crazy Arms – 1970 *
12. Fleetwood Mac: Just Crazy Love – 1973
13. Frank Zappa: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance – 1961
14. Ry Cooder: Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile  - 1980
15. Country Joe and The Fish: Baby, You’re Driving Me Crazy – 1969
16. Paul Simon: Crazy After All These Years – 1975
17. Ken Stanley: Crazy Rhythm – 1962 *
18. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Crazy Words, Crazy Toon – 1967

*CanCon = 35%

And Now for The Particulars

Side Aye

1.   Surf Riders: The Loop
(Ludie Priessman)
Ten Tons Of Wet: Condor Records CST 2468
Chilliwack BC
Jack Millman
Produced by Jean Daniel and Jack Millman, 1968

2.   Paul James Band: Crazy Little Baby
(Paul James Vigna)
Almost Crazy: Lick ‘n’ Stick Records  CSPS 2340
Toronto ON
Paul James: guitarsk, vocal
Gary Gray: keys, vocals
Brian Kipping: bass, vocals
Adrian Vecchiola: drums
Rob Hancock: percussion
Produced by Paul James  1984
Recorded at Comfort Sound &  Kensington Sound studios, Toronto, by Doug McClement, Blair Packham, Gabe Lee and Vezi

born January 18, 1951 in Toronto grew up in the Bathurst and Bloor area of Toronto. Started the band Lick'n Stick 1971. Was a backing band for Bo Diddley at the El Mocambo, 1972 became good friends did lotsa work together.

The Classic Paul James Story: Jamming with Dylan: he met Bob Dylan at one of James' Toronto club performances. Dylan decided to play with James that night, and backed James for two hours, without being identified, instead being introduced by James as "some hitchhiker from Vancouver.” Was honoured with a Maple Blues Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012

3.   The Blues Magoos: I’ll Go Crazy
(James Brown)
Psychedelic Lollipop: Mercury Records MG 21096
New York City
Ralph Scala: keyboards, vocals
Emil Peppy: Theilhelm guitar, vocals
Ron Gilbert bass: vocals
Mike Esposito: guitar
Geoff Daking: drums, percussion
Produced by Bob Wyld, Art Polhemus, 1966

Purchased from Lord’s Pharmacy, July 12, 1967, Timmins ON

Originally recorded by James Brown, this song has been covered by:
Tommy James and the Shondells,  The Rolling Stones, The Residents, The Moody Blues, The Buckinghams, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, and by Buddy Guy

4.   Prince: Let’s Go Crazy
Purple Rain: Warner Bros. Records – 25110-1
Prince: guitar, vocal
Bass, Voice – Brown Mark
Guitar, Voice – Wendy
Keyboards, Voice – Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink
Percussion – Bobby Z
Produced by Prince, 1984
Mastered By Bernie Grundman at Sheffield Lab Matrix

5.   Queen: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
(F Mercury)
The Game: Elektra – X5E-513
Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Brian May – electric guitar
Roger Taylor – drums, backing vocals
John Deacon – bass guitar
Produced by Queen and Reinhold Mack, 1980
Mastered at Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Don Mills, ON

6.   Patsy Cline: Crazy
(Willie Nelson)
The Patsy Cline Story: Decca – DXB 176
Harold Bradley – 6-string electric bass
Owen Bradley – organ
Floyd Cramer – piano
Buddy Harman – drums
Walter Haynes – steel guitar
Randy Hughes – acoustic guitar
The Jordanaires – backing vocals
Grady Martin – electric guitar
Bob Moore – acoustic bass
Produced by Owen Bradley, 1961
Recorded at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, Nashville
Compilation album Produced, 1963

Willie Nelson wrote the song and recorded it the same year as Patsy Cline but it was Cline who had the ‘Star’ around her name and Nelson was just looking for a break. Hank Cochran drove Nelson to Cline's house with the demo of "Crazy". While Nelson waited in the car, Cochran played the song for Cline. Cline told Cochran to bring Nelson into the house, where he taught her to sing the song. Cline had difficulty following Nelson's phrasing because he sang behind the beat. It went on to become one of her greatest hit songs. She died the following year, in 1963.

7.   Chris Barber Special: Doin’ The Crazy Walk
(Ellington / Mills)
Chris Barber Special: Nika Jazz Today Series: NJE 1007
London UK
Chris Barber: trombone
Pat Halcox: trumpet
Monty Sunshine: clarinet
Lonnie Donegan: banjo
Ron Bowden: drums
Mickey Ashman: bass
Produced by Denis Preston, 1955
Recorded by Eric Tomlinson September 16, 1955

Donald Christopher Barber b. 17 April 1930 Welwyn Garden City UK / d. 2 March 2021 (90)

Barber was an English jazz musician who scored a UK top twenty trad jazz hit with "Petite Fleur" in 1959 and helped begin the careers of many musicians. One of them was banjo player Lonnie Donegan, whose appearances with Barber triggered the skiffle craze of the mid-1950s with his first transatlantic hit, "Rock Island Line", that he recorded while still performing with Chris Barber's band. Alexis Korner came out of his band, and Barber sponsored African-American blues musicians to visit Britain, which makes him a significant figure in launching the British rhythm and blues and "beat boom" scenes that would eventually erupt as the British Invasion. He also briefly played with Ken Colyer’s band.

8.   Pink Floyd: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts 1-5
(Roger Waters)
Wish You Were Here: Columbia (US) – PC 33453
David Gilmour – vocals, guitars, steel, Synth, additional bass, glass harmonica, tape effects
Roger Waters – vocals, bass guitar, EMS VCS 3, additional guitar, glass harmonica, tape effects
Richard Wright – Hammond organ, ARP String Ensemble, Minimoog, Steinway piano, EMS VCS 3, Hohner Clavinet D6, Wurlitzer EP-200 electric piano, Rhodes piano, glass harmonica, backing vocals
Nick Mason – drums, percussion, timpani, cymbals, tape effects
Dick Parry – tenor and baritone saxophone
Produced by Pink Floyd, 1975
Recorded by Brian Humphries at EMI London

Pink Floyd never really got over losing their founding member Syd Barrett. There are numerous references to him throughout the life of their recordings. Songs like If (from Atom Heart Mother) all the way to ‘Pink’ of The Wall. But in 1975, when they were in Abby Road studios recording Shine On, a 9 part song paying tribute to Syd, he showed up at the recording studio, disguised, incognito. He gained a lot of weight (by drinking Guinness), wore a lab coat and had shaved off all of his facial hair, eyebrows included.

There are numerous references to this event, spelled out by the other four band members which vary a bit, but all agree that this freaked them out a little. Nick Mason didn’t recognize Syd – he had to be told ‘That’s Syd’. Freaky!

9.   The Superfine Dandelion: Crazy Town
(Charles Carver / Jim Musil / Mike Collins)
The Superfine Dandelion: Mainstream Records S/6102
Phoenix AR
Ed Black: guitar, keys
Mike Collins: drums
Mike McFadden: guitar, vocal
Rick Anderson: bass
Produced 1967
Recorded at Audio Recorders Of Arizona, Phoenix by David Oxman

Formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967, they were very similar in nature to the Jefferson Airplane and Buffalo Springfield but lacked the classic songwriting that would set them apart from the others. After issuing this lone album, the band broke up in 1968 with members going to The Tubes, Linda Ronstadt and various other bands.

10. Crazy World Of Arthur Brown: I Got Money
(James Brown)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Polydor Records 543.008
Whitby UK
Arthur Brown: vocal
Vincent Crane: Hammond organ and piano
John Marshall: drums
Nick Greenwood: bass
Produced by Kit Lambert & Pete Townsend, 1968

Arthur Wilton Brown b. on 24 June 1942

Brown sings Brown! Ouch! Perfectly suited to a man from A Crazy World. Much more to him than just Fire, don’tcha think? This was originally recorded by James Brown 1962.

11. Bill Bruford’s Earthworks: Thud
(Iain Bellamy)
Earthworks: EG Records EGED 48
London UK
Bill Bruford: drums
Iain Bellamy: sax
Django Bates: keys, horns
Mick Hutton: bass
Produced by Dave Stewart and Bill Bruford, 1987
Recorded by Martin Rex at Terminal 24 Studios, London, October 1986
Mixed by Owen Morris and Jim Abbiss at Spaceward Studios, Cambridge UK

William Scott Bruford b. Sevenoaks Kent, May 17, 1949

Original drummer of Yes (1968-72). Also well known for his playing with King Crimson. He also performed with Gong, Genesis, UK and Earthworks. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Bruford No. 16 in its list of the "100 Greatest Drummers of All Time". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes in 2017.

12. Zwol: A Little Bit Crazy
(Walter Zwol)
Zwol: EMI America SW17005
Walter Zwol: vocal
Bernie LaBarge: guitar and vocals
Grant Slater: keyboards and vocals
Sonnie Bernardi: drums
Dennis Pinhorn: bass guitar and vocals.
Produced by Roger Cook, Ralph Murray and Walter Zwol, 1979
Recorded Crazy Mama Studios in Nashville and Miami's Criteria Studios

Walter Zwolinski was a founding member and front-man for the Canadian rock band Brutus (1969–1976). After that he went solo. Zwol became the first Canadian artist to sign directly with an American label, EMI. Zwol continued on the circuit and formed The Rage which recorded one record, before taking an office job at Attic Records in the mid '80s.

13. Malcolm Tomlinson: Goin’ Crazy
(M Tomlinson)
Rock And Roll Hermit: A&M Records SP 4765
Toronto / UK
Malcolm Tomlinson: guitars, vocals, percussion
Danny Marks: guitars
Scott Cushnie: keys
Chris Vickery: bass
Wally Cameron: drums, percussion
Bert Hermiston: sax
Rick Morrison: sax
Produced by John Anthony, 1979
Recorded by Michael Getlin at Hit Factory, New York & Eastern Sound, Toronto

Malcolm Tomlinson (b. London UK 16 June 1946 – d. Toronto 2 April 2016)

14. Goddo: Am I Crazy, Crazy
(Greg Godovitz)
Pretty Bad Boys: Attic Records LAT 1120
Scarborough (Toronto) ON
Greg Godovitz: bass, lead vocal
Doug Inglis: drums, vocal
Gino Scarpelli: guitars, vocals
George Semkiw: piano
Produced by Thomas Morley-Turner and Bob Segarini, 1981
Recorded by Brian Mitchell, Bob Cobban and Dave Rose at Studio 306, Toronto
Mixed at Amber Studio, Toronto by George Semkiw, Ed Stone and Paul Bonish

Having been a member of successful Canadian band Fludd, Greg Godovitz decided that it was time to form his own band Goddo in 1975. He used Gino Scarpelli from Brutus and Doug Inglis. This was their best received album but due to financial difficulties, Attic Records dropped them.

15. Peter Bosum: Big Muskeg Reel
The Best Cree Fiddle Players of James Bay: Hughboy Records - no serial
Moose Factory, NO
Peter Bosum: fiddle
Produced by Mike McGee, 1993

16. Chilliwack: Crazy Talk
(Bill Henderson)
Riding High: Goldfish Records GJP 1003
Bill Henderson: lead vocal, guitar, synth
Glenn Miller: bass
Howard Froese: bg vocal, guitar, keys
Ross Turney: drums
Produced by Terry Jacks & Mike Flicker, 1974
Recorded by Mike Flicker and Rolf Hennemann at Can Base Studios, Vancouver

Side Bee

1.   Percy Faith Orchestra: Theme From ‘A Summer Place’
45 single bw Go-Go-Po-Go: Columbia Records 4-41490
Toronto ON
Produced 1959
Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City

Percy Faith (b. Toronto ON April 7, 1908: d. February 9, 1976 Encino CA)

Originally a violinist, he burned his hands when he was young and took to band leading. He worked for the CBC Radio Canada for several years before settling in Chicago circa 1940. Tony Bennett, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis were some of the acts whose music he would arrange.

"Theme from A Summer Place" (1959), which spent 9 weeks at number one, won the Grammy Award for ‘Record of the Year’ in 1961. He is one of only three artists, along with Elvis Presley and The Beatles, to have the best selling single of the year twice. It remains the longest-running number one instrumental in the history of the Billboard chart.

The 1970 episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus entitled "Intermission" (Series 1, Episode 13) often used this music when announcing that there will be varying sizes of intermission.

RIP Robbie Robertson
1943 - 2023

2.   Robbie Robertson: Somewhere Down The Crazy River
(Robbie Robertson)
Robbie Robertson: Geffen Records XGHS 24160
Toronto / Six Nations ON
Robbie Robertson: vocal, guitars
Manu Katché: drums
Tony Levin: bass
Daniel Lanois: Orchestration, guitar
Bill Dillon: guitar
Sammie BoDean: bg vocals
Produced by Daniel Lanois and Robbie Robertson, 1987
Recorded by Jim Scott at various studios
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, NYC

Jaime Royal Robertson b. July 5, 1943, Toronto / d. August 9, 2023, Los Angeles, California

3.   Minglewood: Crazy
(Matt Minglewood)
Out On A Limb: RCA – KKL1-0415
Halifax NS
Matt Minglewood: lead vocal, guitar, organ
Mark MacMillan: guitar
Enver Sampson Jr.: Harmonica
Donnie Hann: bass
Paul Dunn: keys
Bobby Woods: drums
Produced by Donald Duck Dunn, 1981
Recorded by Bobby Manuel at Daisy Planet Studios, Memphis TN
Mastered at Ardent Studios by Larry Nix, Memphis

4.   Willie Nelson: Crazy
(Willie Nelson)
The Best of Willie Nelson: United Artists Records – UA-LA086-F
Abbott TX
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Willie Nelson
Drums – Earl Palmer
Guitars – Billy Strange, Johnny Western, Roy Nichols
Produced by Joe Allison, 1962
Recorded by Ralph Valentine and/or Selby Coffeen

Willie Hugh Nelson b. April 29, 1933 (90) Abbott, Texas

5.   Waylon Jennings: I’ve Always Been Crazy
(Waylon Jennings)
Greates Hits: RCA AHL1-3378
Lukenbach TX
Waylon Jennings: guitar, vocal
Bee Spears: bass
William Joor: trumpet
Carter Robertson: bg vocal
Don Brooks: harmonica
Fred Carter: guitar
Ralph Mooney: steel
Reggie Young: guitar
Richie Albright: drums
Sherman Hayes: bass, guitar
Produced by Richie Albright and Waylon Jennings, 1975
Compilation album produced 1979

6.   The Buckinghams: I’ll Go Crazy
(James Brown)
Greatest Hits: Columbia – CS 9812
Chicago Ill
Dennis Tufano, vocal
Carl Giammarese, guitar
Nick Fortuna, bass
John Poulos, drums
Marty Greeb, organ
Produced by Dan Belloc, 1969

Originally called the Pulsations, changed their name 1966 to capitalize on the Brit Invasion. This Chicago based outfit had numerous hit songs in the mid to late ‘60s, like Kind of a Drag, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Susan, Don’t You Care, etc. They disbanded 1970

7.   Jorgen Ingmann: Echo Boogie
(Jorgen Ingmann)
45 Single: Atco Records 6184
Copenhagen DK
Produced 1961

born 26 April 1925 / d. 21 March 2015 (89)

8.   Napoleon XIV: They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
(Jerry Samuels)
45 single bw Yawa Em Ekat Ot Gnimoc Er’yeht: Warner Brothers 5831
Jerry Samuels: vocals
Drummer unknown
Produced by Jerry Samuels, 1966

Jerrold Laurence Samuels (May 3, 1938 - March 10, 2023)
The epitome song about being totally ‘off-yer-rocker’ kind of crazy. 

9.   JJ Cale: Crazy Mama
(JJ Cale)
Naturally: MCA Records MCA 37104
Oklahoma City, OK
J J Cale: guitars, vocals
Karl Himmel: drums
Tim Drummond: bass
Bob Wilson: piano
Ed Colis: harmonica
Produced by Audie Ashworth, 1971
Recorded by Joe Mills and Jim Williamson at Moss Rose Studio, Nashville Sept. 1970

John Weldon Cale  b. Oklahoma City, December 5, 1938 / d. July 26, 2013 La Jolla CA)

JJ Cale was one of the unsung heroes of the guitar. Well respected, his music was usually based on grooves. My only complaint about his earlier albums was that the songs were too short! Like, once into the groove, you don’t want it to end so soon. His songs were covered by Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Phish, Kansas, Bill Wymans Rhythm Kings, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Lynard Skynayrd, The Band, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare & Captain Beefheart. Just to name a few!

10. The Canadian Aces: Crazy People
(Canadian Aces)
12 inch 45 EP: The Canadian Aces: No label – EP 773188
Toronto ON
Mitchell Lewis: guitar, vocal
Terry Wilkins: bass, vocal
Bucky Berger: drums, vocal
Jody Golick: sax
Scott Cushnie: piano, vocal
Honolulu Heartbreakers: Marian & Eileen Tobin: vocals
Produced by Terry Wilkins & Bucky Berger, 1982
Recorded at Manta Sound by Gary Gray

This is a do it yourself EP: four short songs on a 12 inch 45. It would be another three years before they put out their debut album Modern Primitive on Axe Records. This song particularly features The Honolulu Heartbreakers, Marian & Eileen Tobin.

11. The Great Speckled Bird: Crazy Arms
(Chuck Seals / Ralph Mooney)
The Great Speckled Bird: Ampex Records A10103 Stereo
Ian Tyson: guitar, vocal
Sylvia Tyson: vocal
Buddy Cage: steel guitar
N.D. Smart II: drums
Ken Kalmusky: bass
Amos Garrett: lead guitar
David Briggs: piano
Produced by Todd Rundgren, 1970
Recorded by Charlie Tallent at Belmont Studios, Nashville 1969

Great Speckled Bird was a country rock group formed in 1969 by Ian & Sylvia who were trying to break out of the folk artist mold. Although together for about five years, they were most noted for having been a part of the Festival Express cross Canada tour along with Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Flying Burrito Brothers, Ten Years After, Traffic, Robert Charlebois and others. When Ian & Sylvia separated and divorced, they began their solo careers and ended the Great Speckled Bird band.

12. Fleetwood Mac: Just Crazy Love
(Christine McVie)
Mystery To Me: Reprise MS 2158
Mick Fleetwood: drums
John McVie: bass
Bob Welch: guitar
Bob Weston: lead guitar, slide
Christine McVie: lead vocal, keys
Produced by Martin Birch and FM, 1973
Recorded by Martin Birch with the Rolling Stones’ Mobile Unit
Mixed at Advision, London

Christine Anne Perfect b. July 12, 1943, Greenodd, Lancashire / d. Nov 30, 2022, London (79)
One of the cool songs brought into the repertoire of FM before they were very well known. McVie joined the band around 1970 (as Christine Perfect)

13. Frank Zappa: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
(Frank Zappa)
The Lost Episodes: Rykodisc RCD 40573
Los Angeles CA
Frank Zappa: guitar
Chuck Grove: drums
Caronga Ward: bass
Tony Rodriguez: alto sax
Chuck Foster: trumpet
Danny Helferin: piano
Produced by Frank Zappa, 1961
Recorded by Paul Buff at Buff Studios, Cucamonga

This is the first of 3 different versions of the song Zappa recorded. He used hired jazz musicians. At the time, Zappa was playing in a jazz band, playing cocktail lounges performing standard jazz tunes and going crazy. The band was called Joe Perrino and The Mellotones. The owner of Pal Records and studio, Paul Buff, sold his lease to young Frank who got totally absorbed into production, renaming the place Studio Z. Police were skeptical about the place and sent an undercover cop in to commission a party tape which Zappa was able to provide (coz he was starving). The tape contained women having orgasms although there were no actual sex acts happening. But Zappa got busted for conspiracy to manufacture pornographic material and suspicion of sex perversion and spent ten days in jail and Studio Z was closed down. Frank later used the orgasm tape behind the last song on The Mothers’ second album, Absolutely Free, in a song called America Drinks And Goes Home, probably a satirical homage to Joe Perrino and The Mellotones.

His brief imprisonment left a permanent mark, and was central to the formation of his anti-authoritarian stance. Zappa lost several recordings made at Studio Z in the process, as the police only returned 30 out of 80 hours of tape seized. Eventually, he could no longer afford to pay the rent on the studio and was evicted. Zappa managed to recover some of his possessions before the studio was torn down in 1966.

14. Ry Cooder: Crazy ‘Bout An Automobile
(Wm R Emerson)
Borderline: Warner Bros - XBS 3489
Los Angeles CA
Ry Cooder: lead guitar, vocals
Jim Keltner, drums
George Pierre, percussion
Tim Drummond, bass
Reggie McBride, bass
William D Smith, piano, organ
John Hiatt, guitar
Jesse Harms, synth
Bobby King, vox
Willie Green Jr., vox
Produced by Ry Cooder, 1980
Recorded by Lee Herschberg at Warner Bros Recording Studio, Burbank
Mastered by Bobby Hata

This Billy Emerson song was recorded by Sam The sham and the Pharaohs in 1965, The Shadows, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

15. Country Joe & The Fish: Baby, You’re Driving Me Crazy
(Barry Melton)
Here We Are Again: Vanguard Records VSD 79299
Berkeley CA
"Country Joe" McDonald: vocals, guitar
Barry Melton: lead guitar, lead vocal
Gary Hirsh: drums
David Bennett Cohen: organ, piano, guitar
Mark Ryan: many instruments
President Flyer: many other instruments
Produced by Sam Charters, 1969
Recorded & mixed by Ed Friendner at Vanguard’s 23rd Street Studio, NYC & Pacific High Studios, SF

Prior to the group, McDonald set up the Instant Jug Band formed in Berkeley, California, in 1965 and lasted until 1970 Country Joe McDonald and Barry "The Fish" Melton had a background rooted in folk music, were enamored with the recordings of Woody Guthrie, and worked on the local acoustic coffeehouse circuit in the early 1960s. Were heavily involved in the anti-Viet Nam War movement. Biggest moment was their performance at Woodstock.

16. Paul Simon: Crazy After All These Years
(Paul Simon)
Crazy After All These Years - Columbia – PC 33540
Paul Simon –  guitar
Bass – David Hood
Drums – Roger Hawkins
Electric Piano – Barry Beckett
Saxophone [Solo] – Michael Brecker
Produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone, 1975
Recorded at A&R Recording, New York City by Phil Ramone

The has been recorded by Rosemary Clooney (on her 1993 album Still on the Road), Ray Charles (on his 1993 album My World), Karen Carpenter (on her self-titled solo album released posthumously in 1996), and Willie Nelson (on the soundtrack of the 2000 motion picture Space Cowboys). Also recorded by James Taylor.

17. Ken Stanley Orchestra: Crazy Rhythm
(Irving Caesar / Joseph Meyer / Roger Wolfe Kahn)
Ken Stanley at the Piccadilly Club: Everybody Dance! – Arc Records – 524
Toronto ON
Ken Stanley: piano
Jack Bond: trumpet
Danny Stevenson: also sax, clarinet
Gordon Stewart: tenor sax
Bill Pomfret: bass
Roy Edmunds: drums
Produced by Dan Bass, 1962

Kenneth Warriner b. Liverpool UK 1924 / d. Toronto 1993

18. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Crazy Words, Crazy Tune
(Yellen / Ager)
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Liberty Records LRP 3501
Long Beach CA
Jeff Hanna: Lead Vocal, Washboard, Sandblocks, Guitar, Comb, Kazoo, Phinius
Bruce Kunkel: Guitar, Kazoo, Washtub Bass
Jimmie Fadden: Harmonia, Washtub Bass, Phinius, Kazoo, Cigarette
Ralphy Barr: Guitar, Kazoo, Washtub Bass, bubbles
Les Thompson: Mandolin, Kazoo, Washtub Bass, Phinius
John McEuen: Banjo, Washtub Bass
Produced by Dallas Smith, 1967

It was hard to tell what kind of band the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band were in 1966 -67. Were they a jug band, a vaudeville unit, a rock band? We had to wait until their subsequent album releases to get the picture but this is where they started out.

Vaudeville music had come into vogue for a short while around 1966 when the New Vaudeville Band from Britain scored some hits performing in that genre.

This song was first recorded in 1927 by Bill Perry’s Entertainers. It was later recorded by Jim Kweskin’s Jugband.

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