The Culling XVI
March 29, 2009
I haven’t made a lot of progress since my last update more than a month ago – still in the male vocalists. Just finished listening to almost 20 Barry White albums (including Love Unlimited and Love Unlimited Orchestra which I’ve lumped all together).
I have to say, it was like listening to the same record 20 times over. However, it’s a pretty good record so I’m not complaining.
When Barry gets in a groove he really gets in a groove and sticks with it (more than once I had to check to see if the needle was stuck).
wtf? Barry White on the moon? Venus?
In another one of those crazy juxtapositions my record collection is full of, right after Barry White comes Slim Whitman.
If he’s remembered at all these days, I think it’s mostly for his K-tel type compilations that he used to flog on late night television in the early 80s.
A pity, because Slim is made of awesome. I love his yodeling, his whistling, and his pure, effortless falsetto. I also love that in Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks*, Slim’s yodeling was the secret weapon that made the Martians’ heads explode. Cruel, but hilarious.
*I seem to be the only person in the world who doesn’t loathe this movie.