Monday, October 29, 2007

UW Attic 41: Back to the 78s

In addition to the usual collection of odds and ends, this edition brings you:

"March of the Toys," from Babes in Toyland, by the Victor Concert Orchestra conducted by Nathaniel Shikret

"Phonograph Blues," Robert Johnson from the Internet Archive

"Mama Don't Rush Me Blues," Willie Jones (whom you can also hear singing "Sweet Patunia" in UWA #19)

"You Blacked My Blue Eyes Once Too Often" by Lonzo and Oscar

"Chicken Reel" by Les Paul

"Oh! Sweet Mystery of Life," Bing Crosby

All of it brought to you by Fruity Oaty Bars - they'll make a man out of a mouse, etc. Download here or click on the "pod" icon.

Happy Halloween - again

Click here to download the now-famous Uncle Warren's Attic #6, featuring my hookup with an online news network that goes terribly wrong when Mars invades.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Where'd he go?

UWA 41 coming soon. Really! Would I make that up?

I don't know why I've been away from the microphone. No excuses. Just ... well, no excuses. When you hit a lazy streak, you're just lazy. That's all.

I've been accumulating a lot of them thar old-fashioned CDs that spin at 78 rpm and have only one song per side. Don't be surprised if the next show (or several of 'em) is (are) a bit heavy on those. But that's a good thing, I think.

Talk to ya soon.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Songs From The Attic

It's long past time I sent my tunes out into the big ol' world to see if they can fly, so as an experiment I have posted links to four of my mid-1980s recordings that I've played on the show - over there on the sidebar. Pull 'em onto your hard drive, click 'em to play 'em, and/or feature them on your own podcasts (let me know if/when you use them).

The first set is "Seems Like Old Times" (the show's theme), "First Date" (from UWA #1), "I Wonder How You're Doing" (UWA #16) and "Outside Lefty's" (UWA #3).

(hard sell) I'm offering them gratis, but if you have a PayPal account want to drop 89 cents per song (or whatever you think they're worth) into the "Tip Jar," I certainly wouldn't object and would be tickled and encouraged, etc. My main desire is to share the songs, but, well, you know. (/hard sell)

If you'd like to possess other w.p. bluhm pieces you've heard on the Attic, send me an e-mail or leave a comment here, and I'll add to the list as appropriate. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

UWA 40: Beedle-bees and rum-a-doodle-dum

Uncle Warren unplugged: Red and I on the road, a couple of my old folk tunes ("You Can Tighten My Belt" and "Hi Horse Tweedledum Ladies"), and a taste of what the Attic might sound like if I paid the license fees and played non-podsafe stuff.

You'll hear "fair use" clips from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Judee Sill, Tommy James and the Shondells, Leahy and Copper Box, and a complete tune from podsafe bluegrass gods The WhizBang Shufflers. Enjoy!

Download here or click on the "pod" icon.