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White Levi’s by The Majorettes – 1963

| 24 Jan ’13 | 2 Comments
White Levi’s by The Majorettes – 1963

Here’s some light hearted fun to blow away the January blues. A 45 from 1963 used to promote the new ‘White Levi’s”, so-called because they weren’t blue and had a white tag. Some reissues are out this month from LVC, but meanwhile here’s the single on YouTube. “White Levi’s, Tennis Shoes, Surfin’ Hat and Big […]

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George Hamilton Boom Years Ivy Icon?

| 10 Jan ’11 | 0 Comments
George Hamilton Boom Years Ivy Icon?

Many years ago I caught this strange gem on TV. A low budget reworking of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment set in Los Angeles starring a youthful George Hamilton. In Crime and Punishment USA (Dir Denis Sanders), I was struck by the great Ivy style of the main protaganist, Robert Cole (Raskolnikov, geddit?). This guy was […]

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The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun – MJQ & Jimmy Giuffre

| 14 Mar ’09 | 12 Comments
The Look: Images and Styles That Have Influenced The Weejun – MJQ & Jimmy Giuffre

Back in the early 1981 there were very few jazz LPs from the golden age of modern jazz in print. As such we relied on the vagaries of the record companies to reissue random titles. There were almost no concerted themed reissues. Those that were most interesting often seemed to be from France or Germany. […]

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Welcome to the Weejun

| 23 Feb ’09 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the Weejun

Welcome The Weejun. Long overdue and many months in gestation, The Weejun will be my attempt to make sense of my last thirty years or so obsession with Americana, driven by movies, music and of course classic clothing. That isn’t to say there haven’t been (or still are) touches of European influence along the way […]

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