So who has been added to the gloriously eclectic sounds of The Olio? Here are the guilty artistes: A Passing Feeling - Aesop Rock - Prof. Alex Bradford - Amboy Dukes - Andrey Polupanov - Art Tatum - Artico Blue - Ben Webster (w.Duke Ellington and His Orch.) - Beth Wimmer - Billie and De De Pierce - Bonnie Raitt - BronZe - Bud Powell - Buzz Barker and the Atomic Bums - Camera Obscura - Camper Van Beethoven - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Carl Perkins - Carolina Ladies Quartet - Charley Patton - Chicago Underground Duo - Don Barretto - Donna Summer - Doug Sahm - Driver F - Earl King - Echo and the Bunnymen - Eddie Cantor - the Edison Concert Band - Ethel Waters - Funkadelic - Green Arrows - Gun - Hal Paige and the Whalers - Hourglass - Howlin' Wolf - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra - Jennifer Holliday - Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band - Jerry Lee Lewis - Jim Messina and the Jesters - John Mayall w. Eric Clapton - John Reardon - Jonezetta - Kid Ory - King Oliver - Koshii and Hush - Lil Hardin Armstrong - Little Caesar and the Empire - Little Cow - Lou Rawls - Love - Lydia Mendoza - McKinney's Cotton Pickers - Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe - MGM Studio Chorus - Mirari - Mission of Burma - Model Morning - Mott the Hoople - Otis Redding - Paul Revere and The Raiders - Pedro the Lion - Percy Faith and His Orchestra - Petula Clark - the Philadelphia Orchestra - Ping - REO Speedwagon - Rosco Gordon - Rose Royce - Ruby and the Romantics - Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers - Serge Rachmaninoff - Sir Douglas Quintet - Slick Owens and Chain Gang - the Swan Silvertones - Taste - T-Bone Walker - The Class of 98 - The Commandos - The Free Design - The Mountain Goats - The Move - The National - The Raconteurs - The Sandpipers - The Swan Lake Six - The Swingers - The Wad - Thelma Houston - Three Aces and a Joker - Vancouver in Reply - Washington Phillips - Willie Colon and Ruben Blades - Yipes! - and the Young Tuxedo Brass Band.
Special thanks to all the bands on My Space who not only turned me on to their own music, but also promoted other bands that they really liked. Y'all Rawk in a serious way! (and check out the CJ's Radio Olio My Space page) And Hooray! for Twin/Tone records out of Minnesota for digitizing Big Hits of Mid-America vol.3. The vinyl 2-album set I bought in 1981 came with two Album 1s and no Album 2s. I've finally heard sides 3 and 4! Ain't the Long Tail a blast??
Love and Peace, Clarence