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Rebuilt Tranny 2:26

Yes folks, the rumors are true. Rebuilt Tranny is back with a new live show on www.mutinyradio.org!

Broadcasting live out of San Francisco, Rebuilt Tranny’s Record Exchange plays the mix of weird and wild vinyl you’ve come to love.

Tune in every Tuesday from 8 to 10 PT for the live broadcast or visit this page and www.mutinyradio.org for downloadable vinyl podcasts.

Check out the first installment of Rebuilt Tranny’s Record Exchange show now! The first half is a tribute to the San Francisco’s amazing Noise Pop Festival, featuring artists from this year’s lineup. The second is an incredible vinyl bounty from the Treasure Island Flea Market, one of the best vinyl spots I’ve ever encountered.

So, welcome back everyone. I’m glad you’re here and I’m excited to share some new music and old favorites with you.

-Corbin

http://podcasts.pcrcollective.org/RebuildTranny/RebuiltTranny-20130216.mp3

From the album cover:

Out of the blue of the western sky…comes SKY KING!

That’s the way it all started back in the late 1930s.

For more than 30 years Sky King was to be America’s flying cowboy, proving week after week, on radio and television, that law and order always wins out over bad and evil.

Sky King was introduced to the American public in the 1940s as a radio series. Young people and their older brothers and sisters and mothers and dads gathered around the radio set to listen to Sky and the familiar hum of his aircraft, The Songbird.

From the Flying Crown Ranch, Sky, his niece Penny and nephew Clipper flew the skies and rode the trails, chasing an assortment of kidnappers, bank robbers and other assorted criminals.

The series moved to television in 1952, with Derby Foods syndicating Sky King in various markets. Nabisco bought the show in 1955 and moved it to the CBS network, where it maintained a spot at the top of the ratings for children’s shows through 1967, when Sky King retired from the airways.

Sky King is currently being syndicated through television stations across the nation and to worldwide outlets with programming beginning in the fall of 1975. A new color television series is also on the drawing boards, along with a brand-new radio series that will soon be heard once again. Sky King has been America’s most popular and famous Flying Cowboy.

These recordings include the original advertisements for Peter Pan Peanut Butter, who was the sponsor for the radio program. Apparently Peter Pan Peanut Butter is guaranteed to make you an all-around kickass kid with huge muscles and killer clout. I’m fairly certain these spots were originally written as menthol cigarette ads. When you listen, consciously insert “Camel Menthol 100’s” in place of “Peter Pan Peanut Butter”…it’s beautiful. And makes you want a peanut butter & tobacco sandwich.

Check out these ads from the 50s. I particularly like how the second one extols the healthy benefits of delicious egg nog.

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Click to download MP3 adventures of the machine gun-toting Sky King

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Bonus! I love the mysterious love note on the album sleeve from SilverFox to SkyQueen

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Adorable