Mittwoch, 20. Oktober 2010

Audio Lab scans, high rez ...

In 1959, Syd Nathan formed a budget subsidiary label called Audio Lab and during a three year period released a lot of material that had never appeared in album form, including rare albums by Bullmoose Jackson, Annie Laurie, April Stevens, Sticks McGhee and John Lee Hooker, Lattie Moore, Will Penny, the Light Crust Doughboys, and H-Bomb Ferguson.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

AL-1501 - Music For A Quiet Evening - Shura [1959]

AL-1502 - Dixieland Parade - Pee Wee Erwin and Preacher Rollo [1959]

AL-1503 - Sing and Dance Along With Johnny Long - Johnny Long Orchestra [1959] We'll Build a Bungalow/Calico Ball/In the Evening By the Moonlight/The Bee-I-Ee-I- Ee/Keep Your Skirts Down Mary Ann/Just Friends//Silver Dollar/Anytime is Sweetheart Time/Dixie/Hello/Nobody's Sweetheart/Just Like That

AL-1504 - Songs Of Faith - Various Artists [1959] There's A Leak In This Old Building - Brother Claude Ely/The Arm Of God - Jimmie Osborne/I've Got A Longing To You - Trace Family Trio/Wings Of Faith - Tommy Magness/Gathering Buds - Cope Brothers/Since His Sweet Love Has Rescued Me - Shannon Grayson & His Golden Valley Boys//I Need The Prayers - Clyde Moody/When The Hand Of God Comes Down - Mac O'Dell/I Cried Holy - Harlan County Four/Mother Left Me Her Bible - Esco Hankins/When We See Him Face To Face - Blue Valley Boys/He's Passing This Way - Wade Mainer

AL-1505 - The Fabulous Benny Carter Band - Benny Carter Band [1959]

AL-1506 - Honky Tonk Time - Eddie Smith and Murray Arnold [1959] Honky Tonk Time/Red Wing/Snow Deer/Exhibition Special/The Preacher And The Bear/When You And I Were Young Maggie/Smoking/Red Suspender Blues/Sweet Bunch Of Daisies/Hot Shot Rag/Over the Waves/Jumping Jennie/Silver Star Stomp

AL-1507 - Songs of the Trail - Denver Darling [1959] Old Shep/Tennessee Central #9/Silver Stars/I'm Gonna Sue Sioux City Sue/Ding Dong Polka/Cool Water/Roly Poly/Think Of Home/I Still Say Your Name In My Prayers/I'm Gonna Leave This Old Town others

AL-1508 - Hank Penny Sings - Hank Penny [1959] Bloodshot Eyes/I Was Satisfied/Tell Me About Georgia/Time Will Tell/Flamin' Mamie/We Met Too Late//Wham Bam! Thank You Ma'am/Hillbilly Be-Bop/One Heart, One Love, One Life/Steel Guitar Polka/Remington Ride/I'm Gonna Have My Picture Book

AL-1509 - Dixieland All Stars - Tommy Reynolds and Band [1959] Reissue of King 395-510. Sweet Lips/Satchel Mouth Swing/Gulf Coast Blues/Potato Head/Arkansas Blues/Happy Feet/Monday Date/Mecca Flat Blues/Squeeze Me/Hotter Than That/Waitin' For My Baby/Cornet Chop Suey

AL-1510 - It Hurts To Be In Love - Annie Laurie [1959] It Hurts to Be In Love/Hand in Hand/Nobody's Gonna Hurt You/We Found Love/You're the Only One For Me//Out Of My Mind/Please Honey Don't Go/I'm a Slave to You/Not Wanted/Love Is a Funny Thing

AL-1511 - Avenue Of Prayer - Bailes Brothers [1959] There's a Difference Between Religion and Salvation/Roman's Ten and Nine/Somebody's Praying For You/Jesus Is the One/Jesus' Blood/An Empty Mansion/Daniel Prayed/Building on the Sand/Goodbye Hallelujah I'm Gone/That's What We Need/Avenue of Prayer/Ashamed to Own the Blessed Savior

AL-1512 - Two Shades Of Blue - Jack Dupree and Jimmy Rushing [12/58] The Way I Feel - Jimmy Rushing/In the Moonlight - Jimmy Rushing/She's Mine, She's Yours - Jimmy Rushing/Go Get Some More You Fool - Jimmy Rushing/Somebody's Spoiling These Women - Jimmy Rushing//Walking the Blues - Champion Jack DuPree/Harelip Blues - Champion Jack DuPree/Overhead Blues - Champion Jack DuPree/Silent Partner - Champion Jack DuPree/Everybody'' Blues - Champion Jack DuPree

AL-1513 - Musical Madness - Homer And Jethro [1959] Boll Weevil/Blue Tail Fly/I Feel That Old Age Creeping On/Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home/It Bruised Her Somewhat/Goodbye Old Booze//Rye Whiskey/Cieltto Lindo/Groundhog/Poor Little Liza, Poor Girl/All Night Long/Three Night Experience

AL-1514 - Guitar/Vibes - Bill Jennings [1959] It's Easy to Remember/Ja- Da/Plus 8 others

AL-1515 - Songs Of The Hills - Various Artists [1959] The Death of Little Kathy Fiscus - Jimmie Osborne/Good Night Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee - Shorty Long/Shenandoah Waltz - Clyde Moody/Honey, Won't You Please Come Home - Luke McDaniel/Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine - Redd Stewart/My Lonely Heart - Jimmy Martin and Bob Osborne//The Death of Hank Williams - Jack Cardwell/God Gave Me You - Ann Jones/Big Blue Diamonds - Red Perkins/If God Can Forgive You, So Can I - Charlie Gore/The Lights Are Growing Dim - Harvie June Van/Money, Marbles and Chalk - Pop Eckler

AL-1516 - Jazz On The Rocks - Cecil Young Quartet [1959] Race Horse/Imagination/Plus 6 others

AL-1517 - Traditional Christmas Songs - Various Artists [1959]

AL-1518 - A Time For Prayer - Various Artists [1959] Jesus Will Save Your Soul - Tommy Magness/John Three Sixteen - Horton County Four/Little David Play Your Harp - Brother Claude Ely/I Feel Like Traveling On - Clyde Moody/Paradise - Kitty Mann/I'm on the Battlefield for My Lord - Musical Millers Quartet/I'm Gonna Walk On - Sherman Grayson/My Mother's Dying Message - Trace Family Trio/Be on Time - Mac Odell/Walking For the Lord - J.E. Mainer/I'll Have a New Life - Cope Brothers/Savior of the Old Rugged Cross - Gurney Thomas

AL-1519 - A Day In The Country - Various Artists [1959] Cherokee Waltz/Strange Love/Plus 10 others; Artists: Mac Odell, Red Perkins, Bob Newman, Clyde Moody, Elko Hankins, Jimmy Vernon, Jack Cardwell, Jimmie Osborne, Harve June Van, Jimmy Martin & Bob Osborne, Leon Jackson & Jimmy Bryant, Mattie Martha & Minnie

AL-1520 - Highway Of Blues - John Lee Hooker and Sticks McGee [1959] Nightmare Blues - John Lee Hooker/Moaning Blues - John Lee Hooker/Don't Go Baby - John Lee Hooker/Thinking Blues - John Lee Hooker/Late Last Night - John Lee Hooker/Devil's Jump - John Lee Hooker//Whiskey, Women and Loaded Dice - Sticks McGhee/Sad, Bad, Glad - Sticks McGhee/Head Happy with Wine - Sticks McGhee/Dealin' From the Bottom - Sticks McGhee/Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter - Sticks McGhee/Jungle Juice - Sticks McGhee

AL-1521 - Ann Jones And Her American Sweethearts - Ann Jones [1959] God Gave Me You/I've Had It/Plus 10 others

AL-1522 - Shura In Grand Piano Moods - Shura [1959]

AL-1523 - Songs Of Faith Volume 2 - Various Artists [1959]

AL-1524 - Bull Moose Jackson Sings His All-Time Hits - Bull Moose Jackson [1959] I Love You Yes I Do/I Can't Go On Without You/Cherokee Boogie/My Little Baby/I Want a Bow-Legged Woman/Have You No Mercy//All My Love Belongs To You/Little Girl Don't Cry/Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me/Sometimes I Wonder/Sneaky Pete/I Never Loved Anyone But You

AL-1525 - The Light Crust Doughboys - Light Crust Doughboys [1959] Guitar Jump/The New Sow Song/Starlight Waltz/Pappy's Banjo Boogie/Honolulu Lou/I Cried And Cried And Cried//Fisherman's Polka/No Suh/Oklahoma Waltz/Billy Goat Rag/Ezra's Waltz/It's A Dirty Shame

AL-1526 - The Country Gentleman - Charlie Gore [1959] Over You/Mabel Mabel/Each Time I Pray/Railroaded/If God Can Forgive You So Can I/Heaven Sent You To Me/This Orchid Means Goodbye/It's A Long Walk Back To Town/Who's Been Dragging Your Little Red Wagon/Gonna Take Another Walk Downtown/Stumbling Block

AL-1527 - Jimmy Osborne Singing Songs He Wrote - Jimmy Osborne [1959] Nag, Nag, Nag/Mama Don't Agree/I Hate to Be Jealous/This Evil Life Don't Pay/It's Just a Habit With You/God Has Taken My Flower/Give Back My Ring and Picture/The Moon is Weeping Over You/The Death of Little Kathy Fiscus/How Many Hearts Can Yoou Break/You Get the Roses, I Get the Thorns/We Can't Take It With Us To Our Grave

AL-1528 - Redd Stewart Sings Favorite Old Time Tunes - Redd Stewart [1959] Gotta Get Back to Dixie/Alone/Plus 10 Others

AL-1529 - Clyde Moody,The Genial Gentleman Of Country Songs - Clyde Moody [1959] Shenandoah Waltz/Ivy/Plus 10 others

AL-1530 - Great Swing Bands Of The Forties - Various Artists [1959]

AL-1531 - Andy Iona And His Islanders/Eddie Martin And His Serenaders - Andy Iona and Eddie Martin [1959]

AL-1532 - Old Time Vaudeville Nite - Caroll and Gorman and Willie Shore [1959]

AL-1533 - A Bouquet Of Songs For Mama - Eddie Berger [1959]

AL-1534 - Torrid Tunes - April Stevens and Marge Phelan [1959] Hot Tamale - April Stevens/Treat Me Nice - April Stevens/C'est Si Bon - April Stevens/Soft Warm Lips - April Stevens/You Said You'd Do It - April Stevens//Don't Try to Take It With You When You Go - Marge Phelan/The Hussy Song - Marge Phelan/I Want a Man - Marge Phelan/The Goodbye Song - Marge Phelan/How Could Red Riding Hood - April Stevens

AL-1535 - Latin Dance Party - Sacabas, Don Ipplito, and Linda Lopez [1959]

AL-1536 - The Kentucky Colonel - Bob Newman [1959] Turtle Dovin'/Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues/Sweet Orchard Vine/Hangover Boogie/Sweet Music/Tonight's The Night//Rover Rover/It Hurts Me/Haulin' Freight/Phftt! You Were Gone/I'm Gonna Give You A Dose Of Your Own Medicine/Sand Boogie

AL-1537 - Country Music In A Turner Style - Zeb Turner [1959] Chew Tobacco Rag/I'm In Love With Someone Else/Huckleberry Boogie/You're Gonna Be Lonesome Downhearted And Blue/Tennessee Boogie/A Drunkard's Confession//Back Back Back To Baltimore/I'm Glad That It's Over/Travelin' Boogie/Beside Your Picture Frame/Boogie Woogie Lou/How Can I

AL-1538 - Big Band Modern - Gerald Wilson [1959]

AL-1539 - A Whole Lot Of Blowin' - Various Artists [1959] I Told You So - Joe Holiday/Down Boy - Willi

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The Real Flying Saucer Men - DISCOVERED

How Scientists Visualize the REAL Flying Saucer Men

When scholars of the universe recreate spacemen along logical scientific lines, even those supposed weird little saucerites seem ordinary by comparison.

By I. B. Neer

PRYING eyes of science are probing into space again in the hope of detecting life on other planets. Armed with new facts, previously accepted theories about what lies beyond the Earth are being discarded by scientists every day and the possibility grows more and more distinct that creatures, more fantastic than our most vivid imaginations could conjure up, may inhabit the planets around us. They make those startling stories of weird little men in flying saucers seem tame by comparison.

Dr. Henry Norris Russell of Princeton recently threw a bombshell into scientific circles when he said: “It appears now to be probable that the number of inhabited worlds within the galaxy is considerable. To think of thousands, or even more, now appears far more reasonable than to suppose that our planet alone is the abode of life and reason.”

And H. Spencer Jones, Britain’s Astronomer Royal and one of the world’s most noted inter-planetary authorities, declares: “It is reasonable to suppose that life on any other world will have developed along forms that are entirely different from any with which we are familiar and that are possibly beyond our conception.”

Just how would those inhabitants look? Could they be men, beasts, plants or a combination of all three? To get the answer, experts in the field were polled. This question was put to them: “Knowing what we do about conditions on other planets”differences in the constitution of the atmosphere, in the proportion of land and water, the temperatures and other phenomen”what kind of people could conceivably inhabit them?”

Some startling answers resulted. However, all the experts pointed out one vital fact: on most planets, life as we know it cannot exist. An earthman would die at once on Mercury, his organs ruptured by the boiling of his blood in the tremendous heat of the sun”if he weren’t asphyxiated for lack of oxygen and dried up by lack of water. But the experts all agreed it is entirely possible that other planets may have developed their own life forms, entirely different from ours, suited to the very, very special conditions existing on their worlds!

Let’s go planet-hopping and take a look at a portrait gallery painted by the imaginations of inter-planetary experts.

First to Venus because it is most like the earth in weight and size and, except for the moon, comes closer to us than any other globe. Scientists are convinced that the planet Venus has an atmosphere, but it is composed almost entirely of carbon dioxide, with no detectable free oxygen. No evidence of water vapor has been observed, hence the surface of the planet must be largely desert, with no rivers, lakes or oceans.

What kind of people can live there? John W. Campbell, Jr., a profound student of extra-terrestial life who is editor of Astounding Science-Fiction, a magazine which has successfully prophesied many of the most astounding recent scientific discoveries, says: “Life can exist on Venus without oxygen. Here on earth we have micro-organisms which can stay alive in sulphuric acid and kerosene. Undoubtedly there are life forms which can take the oxygen from carbon dioxide, and why can’t these be creatures of flesh?”

Would a Venus man look vaguely like a human? “Why not?” counters Mr. Campbell. “After all, the human form on Earth represents two billion years of experimental engineering on the part of nature. It is the best possible form to do the things it has to. There is every reason to suppose that life on Venus, or on any other planet, if it has developed to a high level, has taken human form. But this form would have to conform to the specific conditions of the planet.”

Thus, Mr. Campbell points out, the lungs of a Venus inhabitant would have to be designed to perform a special function of extracting oxygen from carbon dioxide and his body cells would have a different chemical nature than ours. Now, since carbon dioxide is an extremely poor source of oxygen, a Venus man would have to breathe in considerable amounts to extract oxygen, hence his lungs would be developed to enormous size, giving him a tremendous barrel chest.

His food, Mr. Campbell says, would consist of fats and hydrocarbons. Trying to get life energy from these sources is like trying to burn gasoline under water”it can be done, but you need an awful lot of gas. Therefore, a Venus man would have a grossly protuberant belly and heavy, columnar legs to support his bulk. Because his energy source is poor, his movements would be lumbering and sluggish. And since he must eat such huge quantities, he would literally eat himself out of house and home, living a nomadic life, constantly on the prowl for food.

For this reason, Mr. Campbell thinks that the existence of a high culture on Venus is extremely doubtful since culture develops when people don’t have to spend all their time just keeping alive. The Venus man would have no time to think, hence the race would be virtually beastlike.

Now let’s leap to Mars and observe a Martian as described by Major James R. Randolph, engineer, mathematician and physicist, who taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N. Y., and Rhode Island State College and lectures extensively on interplanetary subjects. This is his conception of a Mars inhabitant: He has slender arms and legs, a large chest, wide, flaring nostrils and a broad mouth. His head would be about a quarter the size of his body; his eyes would be dark-adapted, with wide pupils. His size is problematical” Major Randolph’s guess is that he would be about four feet tall but he frankly admits there is no real basis for the assumption.

Now, why would a Martian look like this? Gravity on Mars is only 38 per cent of what it is on earth, hence everything would be easier to push, pull, pick up and carry. If everything weighs less, there would be less need for muscle, hence the reed-like limbs.

Why the large chest, the wide mouth and nostrils? There is considerable evidence that Mars has an atmosphere but it is extremely thin and the pressure is very low. Now, says Major Randolph, since air occupies more space if there is less pressure, a Martian would have to take much more air into his lungs than we do and oversize organs would result.

The mouth and nostrils would be wide for the same reason”larger air spaces would be required. The head, encompassing a normal brain, would be the size of an earthman’s thus disproportionate to the rest of his body.

Now come to Jupiter and prepare for a shock. Inhabitants who can conceivably live there are really something to see. The conditions on this planet are such that Jupiter man would have to be short, squat, with tremendous muscular developments and no eyes in his head! Yet despite this, he would be able to see in his own way.

Mr. Campbell explains: “The massive muscles would evolve because gravity on Jupiter is two and a half to three times that of earth, requiring the expenditure of considerable energy. The atmosphere is so dense and deep that it is perpetual, unrelieved night, making eyes useless, hence undeveloped.

“But why couldn’t a Jupiter man see by a built-in sonar system, much like bats?”

Next, we call on Saturn, Uranus and Neptun the cold, remote wastes of the solar system. The atmospheres of these giant ‘ planets are known to contain hydrogen, marsh gas, helium, ammonia (on Saturn) and no oxygen at all. Such an atmosphere is poisonous to Earth men.

However, Fletcher Pratt, famous military and naval analyst and inter-planetary researchist, says: “Knowing what we know about these three giant planets, any life form there must be completely different from ours. It would have to use a nitrogen instead of an oxygen base, with lungs and other internal apparatus designed in such a way as to extract nitrogen from the atmospheric gases.”

Because of the known difficulty of extracting nitrogen from methane and ammonia, the creatures would have to possess enormous intake surfaces, and since gravity on the three planets is extremely high, they would possess heavy, squat forms. Light would be absent because of the distance of the planets from the sun, hence, like Jupiter men, the inhabitants would not have eyes but “some sort of organ to keep from running into things.”

Mercury, the fastest-moving planet in the solar system, has three lands one of eternal day, one of eternal night and the third (the so-called intermediate zone) a land of light and darkness. The land of night is intensely cold, the land of day burning hot. But the sun alternately rises and sets in the area in between, producing temperature variations.

Kenneth Heuer, lecturer at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and author of the book Men of Other Planets, tells how a Mercurian might look.

He would follow the shifting sun every moment to stay in the most favorable zone, Mr. Heuer says. This means that he would be on the move practically every minute, would have no definite home, hence no culture could arise. A Mercurian would probably be four-footed, to make locomotion simpler. His food would consist of lower forms of vegetation, such as lichens on rocks. And again, because of the extremely tenuous atmosphere, the inhabitant would have a deep chest and large breathing orifices.

Now, between Mars and Jupiter are more than 50,000 tiny worldsminor planets called asteroids which have not been able to hold any atmosphere. They are airless, waterless, barren wastes. Hence, Mr. Heuer believes no life such as we are familiar with could possibly exist. No life, that is, except . . .

“Why couldn’t mineral life exist there?” he asks. Rock men?

“Exactly. Mineral life could best withstand the conditions which, as far as we know, are totally devoid of any animal life-sustaining factors.” How would they move or talk?

“They wouldn’t move. They would remain eternally where they are. And why couldn’t they communicate with one another by some form of telepathy?”

There you have them the creatures of other worlds as come to life in the scientific imaginations of the experts. Perhaps in centuries to come, man will span the vast reaches of the universe and at long last come face to face with his neighbors in space.

Until that time, however, we can only sit at our instruments, study the heavens and, based on what we see, let our imagination roam into other worlds.

Virginia Bell ... the queen of burlesque