Vol. 10

Good Times! End Times! vol. 10 by Good Times! End Times! on Mixcloud

Sister Lucille Barbee-Let the Church Roll On
Johnny Knight-Rock n’ Roll Guitars
Ric Cartey-Scratchin’ on My Screen
Harold Burrage-She Knocks Me Out
The Pleasure Seekers-What a Way to Die
The Coasters-I’m a Hog for You Baby
Phil Flowers-No Kissin’ at the Hop
Verna Rae Clay-I’ve Got it Bad
Ronnie Fuller-Do the Dive
The Tormentors-Didn’t it Rain
Little Walter-Mellow Down Easy
The Avantis-Wax ‘Em Down
Betty O’Brien-She’ll Be Gone
The Volumes-County Jail
The Pharaohs-Isle of Love
Lazy Lester-I’m a Lover, Not a Fighter
Sugar & the Spices-Boys Can Be Mean
The Dixie Nightingales-I Don’t Know
Guitar Slim-I Got Sumpin’ for You
Ricky Nelson-Milk Cow Blues
Barbara Dane-I’m On My Way

Vol. 9

Good Times! End Times! vol. 9 by Good Times! End Times! on Mixcloud

The Snowmen-Ski Storm
Screamin’ Joe Neal-Rock n’ Roll Deacon
Otis Rush-Sit Down Baby
Helen Troy-I Think I Love You
Linda Glover-Counting Sheep Over You
The Pretty Things-Don’t Bring Me Down
Otis Smith-Sunday School Woman
The Titans-No Time
Earl Curry-One Whole Year Baby
The Fabulous Swingtones-You Know Baby
The Electrodes-Go Away
The Esquires-Come On Come On
The Orioles-Thank the Lord! Thank the Lord!
Bobby Hendricks-Itchy Twitchy Feeling
Roosevelt Nettles-Heartaches and Trouble
Thee Mighty Caesars-Young Man Afraid of His Horses
Kathy Zee-Buzzin’
Laurel Aitken-Judgment Day
Slim Harpo-I’ve Got Love If You Want It
Lee Moses-Bad Girl

Take // 2

The Dixie Hummingbirds take the ’66 Newport Folk Fest by storm with their raucous version of “I’ve Got So Much to Shout About.” Pete Seeger this is not.

These hard-rocking Merseybeat gals lay it on thick with their crunchy performance of “Peanut Butter.”

Vol. 8

Good Times! End Times! vol. 8 by Good Times! End Times! on Mixcloud

Young Jessie-Shuffle in the Gravel
The Rangers-Justine
The Storey Sisters-Bad Motorcycle
Al Casey-If I Told You Wouldn’t
Walter Vaughn-Down On My Knees
The Chantays-Move It
Jimmy “Playboy” Knight-Little Ann
Pat Clayton-I Said No
The Split Ends-Rich With Nothing
The Dixie Hummingbirds-Bedside of a Neighbor
Richard Wylie-Money
Roy Gaines-Worried ‘Bout You Baby
Jimmie Lee-Cry Over Me
The Liverbirds-Talking About You
Maurice & the Zodiacs-Come and Get It
The Supertones-Slippin’ and Sloppin’ (pt.1)
Freddy King-Now I’ve Got a Woman
Del Shannon-Move It On Over
The Charts-Zoop
Titus Turner-Walk on the Wild Side Twist
The Gun Club-Preachin’ Blues

Take // 2

(Take //2 is a video feature of two artists on the latest Good Times! End Times! mix playing a different song from their catalog)

The Easybeats try to make reparations but those damn guitars hardly let them get a word in edgewise. Sorry they’re not sorry.

They say Ruth Brown used to be more popular than Coca-Cola in the South and it ain’t no wonder why: Never flat, just shake, fizz and pop!

Vol. 7

Good Times! End Times! vol. 7 by Good Times! End Times! on Mixcloud

Pretty Boy-Bip Bop Bip
The Easybeats-She’s So Fine
Millie Foster-Love Wheel
The Playboys-So Good
Jimmy Bowen-My Kind of Woman
Ronnie Love-Chills and Fever
Mac Rebennack-Storm Warning
Ruth Brown-I Want To Do More
Walter Stone-I’m Not Good Lookin’
Performers-Mini Skirt
Dave Bartholomew-When the Saints Go Marching In
West Virginia Slim-Only Sixteen
Connie Francis-Gonna Git That Man
Oscar & the Majestics-Soul Finger
Bettye Swann-(My Heart is) Closed for the Season
Charles Sheffield-It’s Your Voodoo Working
The Chantels-Come, My Little Baby
The Velvet Underground-Guess I’m Falling in Love
The Volcanos-Oh Oh Mojo
Brother Claude Ely-There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

Fever of the Week: Don Covay // Pretty Boy Rock & Roll

Bip Bop Bip // Switchen in the Kitchen by Good Times! End Times! on Mixcloud

Long before he became the R&B/Soul/Funk songwriting powerhouse the world would come to know in the 60’s and 70’s, Don Covay started out singing in his family’s gospel quartet in Washington, DC. Despite being a P.K. (pastor’s kid) in the early 50’s, Don ditched his familial Cherry Keys for a rising secular quartet called the Rainbows. Recruited for his smooth baritone, Don and company would record a few doo wop singles for Pilgrim and Rama Records in 1956 but the group soon splintered due to the public’s lack of interest. As luck would have it, Don’s idol was laying down “Keep a-Knockin” in DC at that time and as any young fan would do, Don hounded his recording sessions day and night. That idol of course was Little Richard and Don quickly charmed his way into becoming Richard’s personal chauffeur, earning himself the nickname “Pretty Boy”. Inspired by his new pet name and his hero’s vocal flair, Don recorded “Bip Bop Bip” with Richard’s backing band and soon enough The Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll had a hot new opening act. While his early singles would never uppercut the charts like his later songs would, Norton Records compiled this red-blooded 45 to prove that Don “Pretty Boy” Covay had the guts and grit of a prizefighter despite his dreamboat moniker. Better put your gloves up…