Sunday, October 25, 2020

Jim Jones & The Legendary Stardust Cowboy



The Legendary Stardust Cowboy's three Mercury 45s along with some Ohio obscurities that the discerning and deceased Jones squirreled away for me long long ago at the Record Rendezvous on Prospect in Cleveland. Both Johnny Angel and Tom Claire were local lounge Sinatras, the former liable to scare off even the wildest divorcée with his deranged BANG! BANG! BANG! scatting. Travis 'Moonchild' Haddix joined Ernest & D.L. Rocco's band on his release from the Army in 1959. The Ohio State Penitentiary's 511 Jazz Ensemble, named for the prison's PO box, was inspired by a program the Columbus Jazz Society prepared for Ohio State's FM station called Jazz Roundtable, a brief but welcome jailhouse respite from the prevailing Country and Rock in a city surrounded by farms. Alan Zahorchak on the other hand maintains an orbit of his own. Total WHAT, Jones?! Finally, a perfect photo of our hero in Vegas, dressed for success, from the interwebs. And if any kind soul happens to have files of Ernest & D.L.'s other single Billy's Bagg/How To Keep Your Man they'd be willing to share, please let me know. Thanks!

01 Paralyzed     1968
02 Who's Knocking At My Door     1968
03 I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship     1968
04 Down In The Wrecking Yard     1968
05 Kiss And Run     1969
06 Everything's Getting Bigger But Our Love     1969
07 Cleveland's A Winner! - Tom Claire     1981
08 Singles - Johnny Angel     circa 1979
09 Night Time Girl - Johnny Angel     circa 1979
10 I Wake Up And It Rains - Alan Zahorchak     1977
11 End Up Losing - Alan Zahorchak     1977
12 Moon Child - Ernest & D.L. Rocco     1984
13 Count Terry Devine - Ernest & D.L. Rocco     1984
14 Counterry Bosa Davan - 511 Jazz Ensemble     1971




5 comments:

Holly said...

I really, really need to hear what y'all think "belongs" with the ledge.... ;-)

reservatory said...

Er, uh, I realized I was on thin ice here. Hopefully you can find it in your heart to forgive me.

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Holly said...

No, I mean I really,really do!

So what I really mean is thank you,

Unknown said...

I am a huge fan of Wesley Willis,a nd I think that is why I dig on the Lege. Just a regular guy trying to buck the trends and make music HIS way, no Autotune, no cookie cutter music. When you hear Lege, you know who it is. Great job on being your own man, and for having the strength to be truly different.