Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NOTS "Reactor" Video and tour

You should remember that NOTS LP "We Are Nots" was one of my favorite records from 2014.

Read the review here: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2014/12/nots-we-are-nots-lp.html

NOTS just released a video for the song "Reactor" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=142&v=FGp7xFdbPbs

NOTS are heading out on tour. Locally, they will be playing Philadelphia on Thursday October 22nd, 2015.

Oct-19 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox

Oct-20 - Cincinnati, OH - Comet

Oct-21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Roboto

Oct-22 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie

Oct-23 - Boston, MA - Club Bohemia

Oct-24 - Brooklyn, NY – Tuff Weekend @ The Wick

Oct-25 - Brooklyn, NY – Tuff Weekend @ Acheron

Oct-27 - Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien

Oct-28 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha

Oct-29 - Oberlin, OH - Dionysus Discotheque (Oberlin College)

Oct-30 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class

Oct-31 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory

Nov-02 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

Nov-03 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi Fi

Nov-04 – Columbus, MO – Rose Music Hall

Nov-05 - Springfield, MO - Outland

Nov-06 - Norman, OK – Mainsite Art Gallery

Nov-07 – Ft. Worth, TX – Lola's

NOTS latest single is "Virgin Mary" on Goner, listen here: https://soundcloud.com/gonerrecords/nots-virgin-mary-7-out-soon-on-goner-records/s-oX1p8

Frank FOE

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Low In The Lehigh Valley

Part of Lehigh Valley HC legend is the Mr. Yuk recording of "Murder Brick" which introduced many people to the the song "Low in the Lehigh Valley", specifically the Texas Jim Robertson version. 

The version below is by Paul Weston and His Orchestra with The Norman Luboff Choir.

The Texas Jim Robertson version is the one that got airplay on Frank FOE's radio shows over the years as it was the hillbilly version we most associated with LVHC. 

I spent many years tracking down copies of the 7"/45s of both of these versions of "Low In The Lehigh Valley". I was also lucky enough to find the 78 version of Texas Jim Robertson's version. 

Don't forget to head over to http://www.foe.firstpress.net/foedisco.html or http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/p/lehigh-valley-archives.html for the FOE and LVA discography. Hundreds of songs by Lehigh Valley musicians available for free download or stream.

Good luck finding the Mr. Yuk 7" too!

Frank FOE

Addendum from Shawn Smith:

The deep baritone vocals on the Paul Weston version of "Low in the Lehigh Valley" are done by Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony The Tiger and vocalist of the "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" song from the animated "How The Grinch Stole Christmas".