Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oh For Heaven's Sake, It's Yet Another Fershluginner Early Clue to the New Direction!

From 1968, and his quite delightful solo album, we offer a late great hero of mine -- Lovin' Spoonful guitarist and all around fun guy Zal Yanovsky -- and his wonderful version of Floyd Cramer's piano instrumental "Last Date."


You can download it HERE.

As usual, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans its relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania, but I'm not holding my breath.

Oh, and if the link to the clip has expired by the time you get there, e-mail me blah blah blah.

And I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I was able to download the entire Zal album over at one of the most amazing websites around. I refer, of course, to the way cool redtelephone66.blogspot.com. The proprietor, the redoubtable Leonard Los, puts up audio from equally obscure and wonderful 60s and early 70s pop and psych albums -- all derived, apparently, from the world's most incredible vinyl collection -- at least once a day, and I guarantee you'll find something over there that will absolutely blow your mind. Go give the guy some love, for heaven's sake.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

songs or titles with the name of a country

ms. rosa said...

instrumental covers maybe? oh, what do i know, i'm stark raving Mad...

steve simels said...

Nope, and nope.

Heh heh...

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

The Wikipedia entry for Zal mentions starting a cowboy hat trend and a 1970 episode with Cynthia Plaster Caster, both irrelevant to the next direction, I assume.

steve simels said...

Alas, yes. Both irrelevant.
:-)

steve simels said...

Okay, here's another clue.

It's in the title.

Anonymous said...

Songs about nazi criminals?

ROTP(lumber)

TJWood said...

Try top songs with a date (day, month, year) in the title.

steve simels said...


TJWood said...
Try top songs with a date (day, month, year) in the title.

3/26/2009 9:50 PM


Okay, last hint....

The word date is the clue.

geor3ge said...

Songs about dried fruit?

steve simels said...


geor3ge said...
Songs about dried fruit?


Date as in a time.

geor3ge said...

I forgot my snark tag.

dSmith said...

Songs about dating?
Songs that are dated?

steve simels said...

dSmith said...
Songs about dating?
Songs that are dated?


DING DING DING!!!!

We have a last minute winner!!!


Your coveted powerpop no-prize is winging its way to you by planaria caravan as we speak!!!!

dSmith said...

I am both proud and humble.