Saturday, February 6, 2016

My apologies

I have updated all of the links to Uploaded today. Everything should work. If not, please let me know!

Billy (in absentia)

Friday, December 27, 2013

About these files

Censored is ripped from the original 50s LP, so it's a bit noisier than the others, which were ripped from the Laff reissues. I saved them out as Wavs and then burned discs. All of the files that you can DL here are 320k mp3 versions of those discs with tags made in iTunes.

There is LP noise on all of these, but it doesn't take away too much from the listening experience. Hey, it's a bunch of giggly dirty jokes, don't expect the sound to be too clean.

Also, if you DL the files, say something. I really want to know if there are other fans out there.

And if you have any information on Billy or anyone else in the group, let me know.

billydevroe at gmail dot com

Broad Minded

This is the LP that gets the most attention, mostly because of the resemblance of the young woman on the left to the late Amy Winehouse.

I don't have decent scans of the Laff versions, nor can I find any on the net, I'm working on that. After the extended routines of the 2nd LP this is back to songs and a couple of spoken word bits. Instead of piano there is either an accordion or some sort of organ. This is also the longest of the three records. The lineup seems to change as well, the comic is different on this.

As far as I can tell, this was the last record they made. After this they seemingly vanish. I have been able to find nothing out about any member of the group other than that they made these three records. I'll keep looking.













Broad Minded - Tampa 41
Trip Around The World - Laff A119 - A5018N (Nude Cover)

Ho Ho II
How To Get Rid Of Your Wife
All Of A Sudden
The Miracle
The Tennis Game

The Money Song
Alexis The Bull
The Little Italian
Alice, Where Art Though Going?
Big Fat Lorraine

http://ul.to/nleq7ri8
The usual disclaimers apply. If you are in some way connected with Billy Devroe and you think I shouldn't post these, please send me an email at billydevroe at gmail dot com.

An Assortment Of Party Naughties, Vol II

And now we have LP number two. I didn't break this down into tracks, just side one and side two. Each side is more of an extended routine rather than a series of songs. They even include a version of the classic bullfighters sketch.

Once again there are three versions of the cover.

An Assortment of Party Naughties Vol II - Tampa 39 - 1959
Sex Machine - Laff A110 - A5017N (Nude Cover)

http://ul.to/c8r0qxww


















The usual disclaimers apply. If you are in some way connected with Billy Devroe and you think I shouldn't post these, please send me an email at billydevroe at gmail dot com.

Censored

Ok, here is LP number one. There are three versions of this, the 50s Tampa Records version and two reprints in the 70s from Laff Records, one clean cover and one topless cover. I'll get copies of the clean version up when I can.

Censored - Tampa 31 - 1957
She Gives Trade Stamps - Laff A118 - A5016N (Nude Cover)




Here is how I broke down the track listing.
Irene
Limericks
Old Ladies
Durkin
Queer Police
Ho Ho
Sam Lipschitz - Private Eye
In Your Prime

When I Grow
In The Hills
Half Fast Waltz
Cleopatra
The Don Juans
Jerico

http://ul.to/yc3t6n48
The usual disclaimers apply. If you are in some way connected with Billy Devroe and you think I shouldn't post these, please send me an email at billydevroe at gmail dot com.

Monday, November 4, 2013

I really don't have to do this for a living, except that I'm too nervous to steal.

A couple 100 years ago I heard two of these LPs. They were silly, considered dirty for their time, but awfully tame now. I can't find very much of anything about Billy and the Devilaires, but I keep looking.

I've been buying up the LPs as I can find them and have now ripped them and posted them online. There seem to be 3 LPs in two versions and at least two singles, taken from one of the LPs. As I have grouped them below, there are the original Tampa Records releases and the Laff Records reissues. Each of the Laff Records reissues have two covers.

LPs
Censored - Tampa 31 - 1957
She Gives Trade Stamps - Laff A118 - A5016N (Nude Cover)

An Assortment of Party Naughties Vol II - Tampa 39 - 1961
Sex Machine - Laff A110 - A5017N (Nude Cover)

Broad Minded - Tampa 41
Trip Around The World - Laff A119 - A5018N (Nude Cover)

According to Party Naughties the group is;
Billy Devroe
Don Duffy
Sammy Wilson - Piano

Don seems to have left the group by the time Broad Minded came around.
 
Singles
Ho Ho / Queer Policeman
Half Fast Waltz /  Jericho
Will You Love Me / The Love Of Bridey Murphy (this may be the other band)

There seems to be a rockabilly band with the same name, which strikes me as odd, but I have not been able to find if there is a connection.

Also, there seems to be a lot of differing opinions as to when LPs were released. I'll update the list as I get more of the LPs