Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Top 10 Wines of 2011

My top 10 wines that I've blogged about this year - click on the wine to go to the blog post.

Red Blends





Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir

I start my vacation later today with a flight to Orlando and will have limited access to the internet (plus not much time for blogging) so I'd like to wish everyone a

  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Monday, December 19, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #120 - Always In A Manger

More Christmas Cheer for you - 21 slices of Holiday Covers done the Red Red Wine On A Sunday Way!

Here's the Playlist:

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
Osaka Popstar
Osaka Popstar And The American Legends Of Punk

Jingle Bells
Sleigh Bells In The Snow

Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Dig That Crazy Christmas
Suggested by Boyd

Always In A Manger
Paul Westerberg

Father Christmas
The Figgs
Sleigh Bells In The Snow
Power Pop Criminals

Egg Nog
Angry Snowmans

Angry Snowmans
Thanks to Greg Lonesome from the Rock And Roll Manifesto

Christmas Time Is Here
Richard Cheese
Silent Nightclub
Suggested by Noland

Blue Christmas
Frantic Flintstones
Not Christmas Album

Run. Rudolph. Run!
The Fleshtones
Stocking Stuffer

Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
The Connection
Rock N Roll Christmas - EP

The Smithereens

The Little Drummer Boy
Johnny Cash
The Christmas Spirit

The Christmas Song
Alex Chilton

Frosty the Snowman
Liberty Australian 7" EP

Jingle Bell Imitations
Bobby Rydell / Chubby Checker
Cameo 7"

A Marshmallow World
Los Straitjackets
Spinout 7"

Rock And Roll Santa
Norton 7"

Happy Xmas
The Alarm
IRS 7"

Yobs on 45
Fresh UK 7"

White Christmas
Stiff Little Fingers
Chrysalis UK 7"

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I'll be on Christmas Vacation for the next 2 weeks, but here's a glimpse into 2012

Show #121 (January 9th) will be all about New Year's Resolutions - got any?  Well let's hear em!

Show #122 (January 16th) is going to be a Joe Jackson tribute - one of my favorite Angry Young Men.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ebay Christmas 45's 2011

Here's a bunch of Christmas Joy that I discovered cruising the aisles at Ebay this last month.

The Trashmen Dancing With Santa $250.00

Chuck Berry Run Rudolph Run $31.00

Otis Redding White Christmas $20.50

Kinks Father Christmas $15.99

Johnny Cash Little Drummer Boy $16.95

The Dickies Silent Night $11.38

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #119 - It's Christmas Time

Time for some Holiday Cheer. Today, I've got 21 slices of Christmas goodness for ya - hey, it might even be better than Grandma's Fruitcake.

Here's the Playlist:

Broke On Christmas Again
The Mansfields
Loud, Fast, Punk, Trash, Rock N Roll

I'd Like To Find You In My Stocking
Vincent Lopez
Christmas Music

Rock N Roll Christmas
The Connection
Rock N Roll Christmas - EP
Christmas Dance
Jeremy Porter & The Tucos

It's Christmas Time
Matthew Ryan
It's Christmas Time

All I want for Christmas
The Hardcount
All I want for Christmas (is booze) single

Christmas Vacation
I Don't Want to Grow Up
Suggested by Noland

Merry Christmas Emily
Inspired by Brad over at We Want A Replacements Reunion And We Want It Now

Elf's Lament
Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked For The Holidays
Suggested by Boyd

Christmas In Hollis
Greatest Hits
Suggested by Tom

Groovy Christmas and a Happy New Year
Horhas Sorowonko
Voodoo Funk 7"
Rockin' and Rollin' Santa
The Hepsters
Rockin' Christmas The 50's

Black Santa
King Salami & the Cumberland 3
Xmas A Go Go
Big Rock Candy Mountain Blog

Zat You Santa Claus
Louis Armstrong
Decca 7"

Dancin' With Santa
Sundazed Green Vinyl 7"
Red Red Wine On A Sunday #10 - the first Christmas show (about the last 1/2 actually...)
Red Red Wine On A Sunday #71
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes
Warner Brothers 7"

Merry Christmas Loopy Lu
The Kaisers
Norton 7"

Santa Claus
The Sonics
Norton 7"

Down With Christmas
Fever B
Die Slaughterhouse 7"

Santa Claws
Sit N' Spin
Worrybird 7"

Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down
The Untamed Youth
Norton 7"

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Next week is X-Mas show #2 - mostly covers as it is episode #120!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sudwerk Doppel Bock

Picked up a 4 pack of 22 ounce Sudwerk Beers at my local Costco today. Cracked open the first Doppel Bock to get some inspiration for putting the finishing touches on the latest Red Red Wine On A Sunday - a special Christmas edition.

Nice toasted malts in this sucker and a great nose (wait, does beer have a nose like wine? - maybe not.... Anyway - smells delicious). At 8 percent ABV, this one will get me in the Christmas spirit quick.

The Sudwerk website ---> Sudwerk Privatbrauerei Hubsch

Beer Advocate's Sudwerk Doppel Bock page ----> B+

Ebay Rock 45's (12/9/11)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently along with the corresponding video - so you can judge for yourself if the buyer got a good deal.

The Nomads Be Nice $1,234.00

From the Auction:

RARE Collectable 45 of the Nomads of Fort Worth , Texas. Record is listed in many of the most wanted garage 45's of all time. Record comes with the rare picture sleeve. Record is virgin vinyl has never been played and is untouched except for cleaning. Picture Sleeve is in very good condition and only shows wear from age and folds from record. Also included are some business cards from the group. Both Wesley
Harris, the songwirter for Be Nice, and Bill Ham , guitarist , remain active in the music scene

Barbara Pitman I Need A Man $545.00

From the Auction:

Hi, this is a US 45 by Barbara Pittman, "I Need A Man" b/w "No Matter Who's To Blame", released on Sun 253. This is an ORIGINAL pressing! Condition is a strong and nice VG+, maybe even a little better. Labels are clean with light ring wear / rubbing. Nice one! Keep your eyes on my auctions -- a large collection of very Memphis-centric records (including a very large amount of SUN records) has just arrived at my doorstep!

Urban Waste Police Brutality $525.51

From the Auction:

Urban Waste
side A - 1) Police Brutality 2) Public Opinion 3) No Hope 4) Wasted Life
side B - 1) Skank 2) Ignorant 3) BNC 4) Reject
Mob-Style Records and Wasteland Productions
Contains two inserts.

Pretty Things Oh Baby Doll $400.00

From the Auction:

YEAR: 1965

Charlotte Leslie Les Filled C'Est Fait $299.99

From the Auction:

Charlotte Leslie – A1 “Ca m’est egal” / A2 “Je sais ce que je veux” / B1 “Les filles c’est fait” / B2 “La vie d’une fille”, FRA Polydor EP, 1960’s.

Record: EX+ (some very faint superficial blemishes - mainly from storage I believe).

Sleeve: The 2 only defects can be seen on the front. First and “worst”, located close to the right bottom corner (this is as is – nothing repaired). The second is bottom left seam, where a very small amount of purple has been rubbed off.

There is something about French "Ye-Ye girls"/"Swinging Mademoiselles" and this is one of the best around – fuzz, bongos and a storming pace. On several compilations and even more wants-lists.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #118 - Breakdown

Florida - The Everglades, Disney World, Cape Canaveral, Gators - tonite I explore the State - songs from Florida bands, songs about Florida and other crazy stuff.

Here's the playlist:

Tallahassee Lassie
Freddy Cannon
Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s

Cape Canaveral
Monte Mead
Compated Cats Volume #1 - Prowlin' Rockabilly

I'm A Little Rocket Ship
The Golden Age

Killer Parties
Almost Killed Me

She's Coming Out
Furious Dudes
Suggested by Jake of the Jake's Inferno podcast


Less Than Jake
Losing Streak
Suggested by Boyd

The Kingston Trio
String Along
Suggested by Noland

Daytona Demon
Greatest Hits
Florida Rocks Again - a Mal Thursday podcast

Dusty Old Fairgrounds
Blue Ash
No More No Less

Stukas Over Disneyland
Stukas Over Disneyland

It's After Dark
The Early Years
Suggested by Jake of the Jake's Inferno podcast

The Shazam '97

The Alligator
The Four Of Us
Teenage Shutdown Vol. 1 : Jump, Jive & Harmonize

Alligator Stomp
Look Mom No Head!

The Shit Hits the Fans

Heartbreaker's Beach Party
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Backstreet Red Vinyl 7"
Suggested by Tim of Timpoplive

James Brown and the Fabulous Flames
Night Train
King 7"

I Was a Teenage Anarchist
Against Me!
Sire 7"

Santa Ain't Coming For Christmas
Rocket 455
Surprise Package The Collector's Edition

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Next week, the first of 2 X-Mas show - this one mostly originals

In 2 weeks, X-Mas show #2 - mostly covers as it is episode #120!

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2009 Chateau De Pitray Premier Vin

Exploring some French wine again tonight - this one is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc and is from the Castillon Cotes De Bordeaux appelation - near the city of Bordeaux on the Dordogne river (#22 on the diagram below).

A wonderful smooth wine with classic muted Merlot flavors of berry, plum, currant and raisin - just a bit of the Cabernet Franc's pepper and herbal qualities that I am fond of only in small doses. Subdued and subtle, not like the Californian style of big and bold. This wine is going to go well with the brined chicken roasting in the oven tonight and the roasted potato, mushroom and onion mix roasting along side the chicken - soaking up the juices....

Here's a link to the Chateau's website ----> Chateau De Pitray (hmmm - they have guest rooms - a night at a seventeenth century Chateau? - could be fun...)

Oh yea - $9.99 at my local Costco - a bargain.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ebay Rock 45's (12/2/11)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently along with the corresponding video - so you can judge for yourself if the buyer got a good deal.

Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action $299.99

From the Auction:

Impossibly rare original Dutch 1976 7" single by US psych / powerpop / proto punk band the Flamin' Groovies. Comes in unique and original picture sleeve !! See scan. WOW !!!

B-side: "I can't hide ". Killer stuff !!!

IMPOSSIBLY RARE uniquely picture sleeved Holland release that features a totally diffferent version of "Shake Some Action" than what was included on the LP of the same name! I don't know if this was issued anywhere else in the world and this is the first time I've ever come across this alternative version. This 7" was released in 1976 at the same time as the "Shake Some Action" album but I guess they used the wrong mastertape for this 7". "I Can't Hide" is the same version as on the LP.


Label: Philips 6078 505. Condition record/cover: ex/ex- (slight ringwear, some small wrinkles). MONSTER RARITY !!!

Pujol Mission From God $236.68

From the Auction:

PUJOL fans! We found a Test Pressing of the 7” 2010 EP: “Mission From God”, “Deathmask”, and “Point Of View”. But that’s not all! It’s on a sweeeet swirly purple vinyl, we’ve put it in the full color sleeve, and it’s been played once. But that’s not all! It’s PUJOL at his best, and it’s the only one we got!

Dick Dale Jungle Fever $150.50

From the Auction:

Jungle Fever (Upbeat version (with Jungle Noises) of the album tune Surfing Drums)

Shake-n-Stomp (Alt Rockabilly Version. This is not the album Surf version)

US Deltone Records. Rare promo.

Wow! Killer 2-sider. Super rare Dick Dale release. Very hard to get. This was issued before Dicks big break with Misirlou and none of these recordings appears on his original albums.

The Street Cleaners That's Cool, That's Trash $133.00

From the Auction:

Label: AMY
Format: 45
Grade: EX (borders NM)
Category: garage/punk
Notes: rare and fantastic 1964 dj copy! flip side instrumental ... plays GREAT! comes in company sleeve

Restless Long Winding River $119.99

From the Auction:

Condition-EX+(P.S.water damage)/NM