QUARTERLY UPDATE (haha, egads, harrumph, things comin' up!) APRIL 8th, 2013
Man, so many things happened since last post here and so many things comin' up — but I'm gonna try and make it a weekly goal from here on out to post once a week, like tonight, Monday nights or something — anyway, this week, things at the shop and things in the area that are exciting —
THURSDAY EVENING at the FIRST CONGRESSIONAL
Our pal Mike has put together a dream of an event — it's described thus:
Kresge grant recipient Michael Hurtt, in conjunction with Art X, are excited to present Angels Watching Over Me: A Detroit Gospel Showcase. This Thursday, April 11, 2013 at The First Congregational Church at 33 E. Forest and Woodward in Detroit, Michigan, for the bargain price of free, together for one soul-stiring, church-wrecking concert are Detroit gospel legends The Trumpetlettes, The Silver Harps, and The Pure Heart Travelers. All three groups have extensive pedigrees and have been singing songs of praise in churches all through the Motor City for over 50 years each. Moreover, their combined recording legacies represent many of the cities finest 60's indie soul imprints including Fortune, Bilesse, and Sacred Sounds. This will be an exciting night of truly underground, non-commercial, musical passion and fire. Don't miss it! DJ Adam Stanfel pulls from the gospel stacks in between band sets.
FRIDAY EVENING at the SHOP
D A N C E to R & B, Northern Soul, and GroupVocalRockers spun by Detroit's own:
M. "S o u l D e e p" Dutkewych
A. "Better-World-a-Comin'" Stanfel
This F R I D A Y N I G H T at 1 0 pm til WHENEVER
no cover BUT a D O N A T I O N of ANY Kind is A P P R E C.
SATURDAY NIGHT at the SHOP
DANNY and DAVE are together again as hosts of Folk Blues Night — playing traditional folk, blues, gospel, an' even a little hokum.
And as per, the Detroit 78 Society is goin' late fer those who wanna grind t' rekkids folks' been grindin' to since rekkids began.
here's some tunes from the last Folk Blues Night:
OLD PATTERNS JANUARY 21st, 2013
ALAN SCHEURMAN'S Old Patterns will be out this spring on LO & BEHOLD! Recorded and released in 2008, this record has been floating around the internet the past few years without ever having a proper vinyl release. We think it's high time this records made it into the physical world. You can hear the full album below and pre-order now.
IT AIN'T RIGHT DEC 12th, 2012
No, it ain't right — if you'll notice the last update on here was in July, the previous post hadn't even time to take effect as we had a computer stolen a couple days after that post. That computer had about 6 mixes that were ready to upload, endless shop photos, my tour photos with various groups, many many writings of my own as well as books I was editing for other folks, show poster files, recordings of myself and every group I play with, as well as perfomances that were recorded at the shop. Well, this far along, now December and I've finally caught back up on a few things, ready to get this site back together, workin' on new mixes to upload, et cetera — Here's another 78 rpm mix I've put together, it showcases some new 78's that've come in to the shop recently as well as a couple rockers from my collection. The same ideal holds true as with POLLY PUT YOUR KETTLE ON, this mix is intended for free download, it's an hour long, perfect to record to 60 min cassette tape. We'll call this one IT AIN'T RIGHTafter Little Walter's classic rocker.
IT AIN'T RIGHT features some classics that are and other that should've been. From a rock 'n' roll standard by Carl Perkins to another unsung influence on Elvis they called "Big Boy," and I don't mean Big Maceo nor his boogie woogie classic "Detroit Jump," though that's here too; a Little Willie's "Fever" to an "Automobile Blues"; mo' little-uns like Little Walter and Little T-Bone; Blind Blues Darby and a big gal named Maybelle; overall thissuns got "Blues for Everybody," even those "Switchie Witchie Titchie" folks we find "Kissing at Midnight."
This mix is dedicated to Forest Juziuk, an' ol' pal and compadre we don't see enough of these days.
Thass right, we got a new and much shorter domain name here in webland, over the course of the next week I'll be overhauling this site, putting up new mixes and thangs, rekkids and books that'r comin' out in the future as well as event listings, then hopefully I follow the overhaul up with a weekly edit on the site from here on out . . . no, hopefully nuthin,' I'm-a keep up wit it fo sho. Work it into to my new weekly structure I'm developing for myself. Keep up with the payments, et cetera.
POLLY PUT YOUR KETTLE ON DECEMBER 26th, 2011
Recorded off an old Califone record player, this mix is all 78rpm records. It's marks the new year and the first of a series of mixes from LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books — these promotional mixes will be made exclusively from records that are available for sale in the shop, they'll average sixty minutes, and will be available for free download. The intention is for these mixes to be ideal for cassette tapes. In this mix, LBM-001, Polly Put Your Kettle On marks the beginning of side two on the tape. For simplicity, each mix will be titled from the intended first song on side two. If you begin to feel spoiled by some of this music, or just want to help us with our endeavors, you're welcome to make a contribution of any kind at our donations page.
POLLY PUT YOUR KETTLE ON features some nice doo-wop, some down folk-blues, some up jump blues, Detroit's own Joe Weaver & The Bluenotes, a few Chess pieces, sum Lowell Fulson (sic), a bit o' Bland, and plenty mo' — but personally, the highlight nears 'round the end of side one, I Wonder Little Darling by John Lee Hooker steps in softly, opens yr window an' a-creakin' yr floorboards it commences to break your heart as you lean in to listen to it.
This mix is dedicated to Danny Kroha for use of his Califone, Polly put his keeetle on!
IGOR, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SANTA NOW? DECEMBER, 2011
Here's a little something you can stuff in yr stocking, or just download it and play it at yr family gatherings — it's got everything! Grandma's Brenda Lee, a little Hank Ballard for me, Ghouls & Vampires, Chicago Pete & The Detroiters! heck, it's even got The Three Kings! that's right! Albert, B.B. and Freddie! (har har) There's even a holiday poem from Ol' Satchmo himself!
HELLO, EARTH. . . . GOODBYE, MOON NOVEMBER 16th, 2011
MOTHER WHALE is ready to begin their stream of output, it begins with Hello, Earth . . . Goodbye, Moon — their first LP record after countless home-made compact discs and piles of private and non cassette only releases over the past seven years, the Whale finally commits to wax. This release also marks our first venture into the wax world here at Lo & Behold, so this is truly a time to celebrate.
Click on the album cover below for info about Mother Whale, audio samples, and to pre-order Hello, Earth . . . Goodbye, Moon.