Photo of me, selecting what records to play at Dr Sketchy. No, seriously it's 1950s vintage beefcake physique model (winner of Mr Muscle Beach 1951) and sometimes actor (his filmography includes Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), Wild Women of Wongo (1958) and Colossus and The Amazon Queen (1960) Ed Fury: he looks like a right laugh, huh? I wonder if he's a distant relation of Billy Fury's?
This was a typically raucous and laidback Saturday afternoon Dr Sketchy at The Old Queen’s Head in Angel. The emcee was the suave-tastic Hooray Henry Higgins and the model/performer was the ultra-glamorous Annette Bette. A very talented member of the audience took some great moody and dramatic photos of the afternoon. Here are two shots of Annette Bette in action where the photographer accidentally managed to get me looking gormless in the frame. (I love the detail of the martini glass in the foreground).
Musically I launched straight into raunch mode with the single entendre smut of “Ice Man” by Filthy McNasty. Later on just to amuse myself, I paid homage to one of my all-time favourite films (Kenneth Angers’s 1964 avant-garde homoerotic biker / occult art movie Scorpio Rising. That film really warped me at an impressionable age!) by playing a cluster of songs from its soundtrack (“Devil in Disguise" by Elvis, “Fools Rush In” by Ricky Nelson and “Torture” by Kris Jensen, in case you’re curious).
Ice Man - Filthy McNasty Cooler Weather is A-Comin' - Eddie Weldon Nobody But You - Mamie van Doren The Grunt - The 50 Milers Love Potion No 9 - Nancy Sit Monkey Bird - The Revels Kiss Me Honey Honey - The Delmonas The D-Rail - The Flintales Drive Daddy Drive - Little Sylvia Club Delight - Jack Jolly The Swag - Link Wray I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos Blame it On My Youth - Ann-Margret Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Mallet Men Dancing on the Ceiling - Chet Baker Let There Be Love - Diana Dors The Bouelvard of Broken Dreams / Fever - Sam Butera Work Song - Nina Simone Intoxicated Man - Serge Gainsbourg Makin' Whoopee - Marlene Dietrich A Week from Tuesday - The Pastels Work with It - Que Martin The Squeezer - Big Bob Dougherty Cherry Pink - The Bill Black Combo Anasthasia - The Bill Smith Combo Summertime - Little Esther Love Me or Leave Me - Lena Horne Drive In - The Jaguars Shangri-La - Spike Jones New Band Yes, Sir That's My Baby - Ann Richards Crawlin' - The Untouchables Beat Party - Ritchie & The Squires Close Your Eyes - Dolores Gray Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - Eartha Kitt Womp Womp - Freddie & The Heartaches Rigor Mortis - The Gravestone Four Go Slow - Julie London Sexe - Line Renaud Town without Pity - James Chance Teardrops from My Eyes - Ruth Brown I Live the Life I Love - Esquerita De Castrow - Jaybee Wasden Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley Fools Rush In - Ricky Nelson Fujiyama Mama - Annisteen Allen Torture - Kris Jensen Dragon Walk - The Noblemen Last Night - Lula Reed Jezabel - Edith Piaf Strip-tease - Juliette Greco Kiss - Marilyn Monroe Caravan - John Buzon Trio Wondrous Place - Billy Fury The Beast - Milt Buckner All of Me - Mae West Night Walk - The Swingers Willow Weep for Me - The Whistling Artistry of Muzzy Marcellino The Girl Who Invented Rock'n'Roll - Mamie van Doren Sometimes I Wish I Had a Gun - Mink Stole Tall Cool One - The Wailers Daddy Daddy - Ruth Brown The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard One Night of Sin - Elvis Presley Beat Girl - Adam Faith (Beat Girl soundtrack) Chattanooga Choo Choo - Denise Darcel Sweet Little Pussycat - Andre Williams The Whip - The Originals Esquerita & The Voola - Esquerita Take It Off - The Genteels Suey - Jayne Mansfield Groovy - The Groovers Pussycat Song - Connie Vannett The Stalk - The Giants
I don't think I've posted this tittyshaker already.
Ed Fury knocking up drinks behind the bar. Hmmm: Canada Dry Ginger Ale? I hope he’s making Moscow Mules.