Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 33 in D, Hob. XVI:37, performed by Leif Ove Andsnes at the piano.
Symphony No. 24 in D major, Adrien Shepherd conducting the group Cantilena.
String Quartet No. 3 in G minor, Hob. III:33 the Tatrai Quartet performing.
Symphony No. 64. Hob. I:64 "tempora mutantur" performed by the Schlierbacher Kammerorchester led by Thomas Fey.
Symphony No. 104, "London" performed by the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the baton of Sir Charles Mackerras.
The American composer Walter Piston is not heard as often as he should be, his works are very accessible and of very good quality. Here are two of them.
Piston: Symphony No. 4 Gerard Schwarz leading the Seattle Symphony.
Three New England Sketches, once again Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony.
William Grant Still premiered his opera "Troubled Island" on today's date in 1949. His first symphony premiered earlier, it was written in 1930. Still was an all-around American composer composing music for movies, arranging music for jazz bands and participating in same.
Still: Symphony No. 1, Afro-American, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Karl Kruger.
Dvorak: Violin Sonata in F, Op. 57, Bohuslav Matousek, Petr Ademec.
Durey: Sonatine, Op. 25, Emily Beynon & Andrew West.
plus tribute to Shane McConkey
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Hitchin a Ride
You and Me Both
Never Let Me Down Again
Music for the Masses
The One I Love
South Central Rain
Head Over Feet
Jagged Little Pill
Alfie (CSS Remix)
Hit me with your Best Shot
Official Statement on Shane McConkey
from Matchstick Productions
A memorial service for Shane will be held on Sunday April 5, 2009 at Squaw Valley USA at 4:30pm. For more information or to donate to the family and share your stories please go to www.shanemcconkey.org.
Shane McConkey Tribute Set:
Best of Bowie
Silver and Gold
Best of Bowie
A Day in the Life
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Good to See You
Silver and Gold
It's a Beautiful Day
I Would Die 4 U
Shoot to Thrill
Back in Black
You're My Thrill
Monday, March 30, 2009
Stan Getz QTT "O Grande Amor"
Getz w/ Bill Evans & Chic Corea "Con Alma" & "Melinda"
Getz w/JJ Johnston "It Never Entered My Mind"
Getz w/Laurindo Almeada "Corcovado"
Getz w/Charlie Byrd "Desafinado"
Getz & Joao Gilberto "Vivo Sohneando"
Broadway keeps trying out new ways to bring people into the seats. Around the turn of the decade (century, millennium) it seemed like dance dominated shows were the next big thing. That didn’t happen, but one of the better shows that came out of that time is an homage to the Big Band era, Swing!. Filled with the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and others, this musical review combines the music with the dances of the era to create a high energy evening of dance.
The original cast record featured Laura Benanti, Ann Hampton Callaway and Everett Bradley and was directed and choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Nominated for 7 Tonys, it lost best musical to Contact, another totally dancing show.
"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - Lyrics By Irving Mills, Music By Duke Ellington
"Jumpin at the Woodside" - Music By Count Basie
"Bounce Me, Brother (with a Solid Four)" (from Buck Privates) - Music and Lyrics By Don Raye and Hughie Prince
"Two and Four" - Music By Ann Hampton Callaway
"Hit Me with a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce" - Lyrics By Don George, Music By Duke Ellington
"Rhythm" - Music By Casey MacGill
"Throw That Girl Around" - Music and Lyrics By Everett Bradley, Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman
"Show Me What You Got" - Music By Jonathan Smith and Everett Bradley
"Bli-Blip" (from Jump for Joy) - Lyrics By Sid Kuller, Music By Duke Ellington
"Harlem Nocturne" - Music By Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers
"Kitchen Mechanics' Night Out" - Music and Lyrics By Jonathan Smith, Paul Kelly, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Casey MacGill
"Shout and Feel It" - Music By Count Basie
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B)" (from Buck Privates) - Music and Lyrics By Don Raye and Hughie Prince
"G.I. Jive" - Music and Lyrics By Johnny Mercer
"I'm Gonna Love You Tonight" - Lyrics By Jack Murphy, Music By Casey MacGill
"I'll Be Seeing You" (from Right This Way) - Lyrics By Irving Kahal, Music By Sammy Fain
"In the Mood" - Lyrics By Andy Razaf, Music By Joe Garland
"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - Music and Lyrics By Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept and Charlie Tobias
"Swing, Brother, Swing" - Music and Lyrics By Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams
"Caravan" - Lyrics By Irving Mills, Music By Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington
"Dancers in Love" - Music By Duke Ellington
"Cry Me a River" - Music and Lyrics By Arthur Hamilton
"Blues in the Night" - Lyrics By Johnny Mercer, Music By Harold Arlen
"Boogie Woogie Country" - Music By Jack Murphy and Jonathan Smith
"All of Me" - Lyrics By Seymour Simons, Music By Gerald Marks
"I Won't Dance" (from Roberta) - Dorothy Fields and Additional lyrics by Ann Hampton Callaway, Music By Jerome Kern
"Stompin' at the Savoy" - Additional lyrics by Ann Hampton Callaway and Andy Razaf, Music By Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson and Chick Webb
"Swing, Brother, Swing" (Reprise) - Music and Lyrics By Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams
"Sing, Sing, Sing" - Music and Lyrics By Louis Prima, Andy Razaf and Leon Berry
"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Reprise) - Lyrics By Irving Mills, Music By Duke Ellington
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Midnight Cowboy theme from film score
Sunrise, Donald Quan
Transformation, Donald Quan
Morning Dew, Suba Sankaran
Black Marble & Sweet Fire, Al Gromer Khan & Kai Taschner
Salva Me, Thomas Barquee
Matritamah, Hans Christian
Bija, Robert Rich & Lisa Moskow
Veil of Rain, Kathy Haggerty
Mun Pa, Eraldo Bernocchi & Petulia Mattioli with monks from Kalimpong Monastery
Reflection, Bill Laswell
Wandering Minds, Rob Eberhard Young
Mantra featuring Zakir Hussain on tablas (Indian drums)
Beyond the Zero featuring Karsh Kale on tablas
Waxing Moon, Jah Wobble
There's No Place Like Ohm, Analemma
The Reluctant Ballerina, Greg Maroney
Ocean Storm, Just Offshore
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Grofe: The Mississippi Suite, Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra.
The Death Valley Suite, the composer conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. (I found this on a quite ancient LP, a bit scratchy but still playable.)
Milhaud: a bit of an entr'act with a nifty little Sonatine, Op. 76, Emily Beynon - flute and Andrew West - piano.
Grofe: The Grand Canyon Suite, Howard Hanson and the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra.
Bartok: Contrasts this is the historic recording with Bartok himself at the piano, Joseph Szigeti, the dedicatee, on the violin and Benny Goodman on clarinet.
Durey: another Sontanine, Op. 25 here but still with Beynon and West performing.
d'Indy: String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 35, the Chilingirian Quartet.
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Winds, Northwest German Radio Orchestra under Stravinsky's baton.
d'Indy: Symphony No. 2 in B flat, Op. 57, Michel Plasson conducting the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse.
Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto, a later recording with Benny Goodman and the Columbia Jazz Ensemble. The man who commissioned it - Woody Hermann - only performed it once.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
First: a visit to the world of Antonio Salieri and his Symphony in D major for Chamber Orchestra, "La Veneziana." Performed by the Budapest Strings under Bela Banafalvi.
Walton: Orb & Sceptre March, Andre Previn and the Royal Philharmonic.
Partita, Paul Daniel and the English Northern Philharmonia.
Where does the uttered music go? Stephen Layton leading the group Polyphony.
Jubilate Deo, Stephen Layton again and Polyphony.
Symphony No. 2, Paul Daniel and the English Northern Philharmonia.
Viola Concerto, Lars Anders Tomter - viola, Paul Daniel, English Northern Philharmonia.
Bartok: Hungarian Sketches, Pierre Boulez, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Miraculous Mandarin, Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra.
Concerto for Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Dance Suite, Sir Geor and the CSO.
Two Portraits, Op. 5, Shlomo Mintz - violin, Claudo Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Jimmy Buffett - Volcano (dedicated to Mt. Redoubt)
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Shut Up and Kiss Me, Halley Came to Jackson, Why Walk When You Can Fly, Down at the Twist and Shout (all written by her)
Crosby, Stills and Nash - 49 Bye Byes (1969), Southern Cross (1982) - both written by Stephen Stills
Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison), Desparado (Don Henley/Glenn Frey), Someone to Lay Down Beside Me (Karla Bonoff)
Baseball terminology quiz - What is a Linda Ronstadt pitch? It's a fastball that blew by you.
Elton John - Madman Across the Water, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Levon. Happy 62nd birthday, Sir Elton!
Joni Mitchell - I Had a King (from her first album, 1968's Song to a Seagull), Judgment of the Moon and Stars (from 1972's For the Roses), Free Man in Paris (from 1974's Court and Spark)
Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty, with Petty on guitar and background vocals), Solitary Man (Neil Diamond, with Petty again) (both from 2000's American III: Solitary Man), Stripes (with George Jones)
Rosanne Cash - I Still Miss Someone (Johnny Cash)
Johnny Cash - Flesh and Blood (from his TV show, 1971), Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan, with Joni Mitchell; from the TV show again)
Boz Scaggs - I'll Be Long Gone (from his first album, 1969), Look What You've Done to Me
Allman Bros - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (live from the Fillmore East in NYC, 1971)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
DAVID LEE ROTH AND FRIENDS
ALL THE GOOD TIMES
SIDE BY SIDE
LIGHT IN THE MORNING
ROBIN DALE FORD
AINT THAT SKIPPIN AND FLYIN
DARK ROAD, GYPSY LIGHT
PAT SURFACE AND THE BOUNDAY WATER BOYS
ROAD SCHOLAR, SONGS FROM THE FIRST MILLION MILES
THE CRANE WIFE
EASY COME EASY GO
IF LOVE CAN'T FIND A WAY
GULF COAST HIGHWAY
WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND
FEE DA DA DEE
BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK
MEET ME IN THE GARDEN
DENT MAY AND HIS MAGNIFICENT UKULELE
SNOW IS GONE
DESDEMONA (FEATURING PATTY GRIFFIN)
A SUCKER'S DREAM
KING OF CARROT FLOWERS
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL
THE TRAGICALLY HIP
WE ARE THE SAME
APRIL 7, 2009 RELEASE
LET IT RAIN
DEAD IN THE WATER
A NEW DAY AT MIDNIGHT
BOUND TO BE MOUNTAINS
BOUND TO BE MOUNTAINS
BEAT BEAT WHISPER
I MUST BE SAVED
IN THE BEGINNING
OUT OF TIME
Monday, March 23, 2009
The words “Rodgers and Hammerstein” and “flop” don’t seem to go together at all. But in addition to such megahits as Oklahoma and South Pacific and Sound of Music, the dynamic duo of Broadway also wrote shows such as Allegro. Very different in style and substance than anything else R&H wrote (many consider it the first “concept” musical), it was a very definite influence on a young Stephen Sondheim, a runner on the show.
The R&H Foundation has recently released the first complete recording of this show, which debuted in 1947. You can hear more about the recording and the show: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100768756
This studio cast recording includes Tony Award-winners Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Award-nominees Patrick Wilson, Judy Kuhn, Liz Callaway, Danny Burstein and opera sensation baritone Nathan Gunn. Plus there’s Marni Nixon! Great cast, beautiful recording of a show that sounds like it was very much ahead of its time.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
It's a Wonderful Life - Jessica Harper
Cool Thing - Dave Kinnoin
Dirt - Waylon Jennings
Dirty Words - Dan Crow
Who Made This Mess? - Bill Harley
I Will Never Clean Up My Room - Cathy & Marcy with Brave Combo
What Kind of Dog Are You? - Billy Jonas
A Frog Named Sam - Ben Rudnick
A Tiger and a Monkey and Me - Trout Fishing in America
Hazard Helps the Pack - Animal Tales - Plain Tales
Critter Jambalaya - James Coffey
I'm a Manatee - John Lithgow
Hats Off to Johnny Mouse - Patty Hall
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Hear This, Ayisha Shimamoto
Dilly Dally, Threat Level 3
Sanctuarium, Mystical Sun
Forest, Allen James Teague
Miles Away, George Skaroulis
Days of Mu, Tranquil Echo
Le Temps des Cerises, East Winds Ensemble
Walking the Milky Way, Janet Robbins
Finding the Light, Taylor Mesple
The Calm, Randy Klein
Travelers, Aaron Parks
Bright Morning, Steve Ramsdell
Smiling South, Brian Kelly
Chinese Lullaby, Tingstad & Rumbel
Satie's Forgotten Dream, Spencer Brewer
Between Worlds, David Lanz & Gary Stroutsos
Ancient Echoes, Ann Licater
Soliloquy, David Lanz & Gary Stroutsos
The Ancient Dialogues, David Young featuring Robin Berry
The Eternal Return, Kevin Wood
Dreamlight, Sylvan Grey
In Her Eyes, Peter Kater & Dominic Miller
For All We Know, Steven Grahn
Friday, March 20, 2009
The Doors - Wintertime Love (not jazz or blues, of course, but seemed appropriate on this alleged first day of spring when it's still below freezing and snow is still everywhere)
Solomon Burke - from 1993 CD Soul of the Blues - My Babe (Willie Dixon), Along About Midnight, Pledging My Love
Nnenna Freelon - It's You I Like (from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, the kids TV classic - written by Mr. Rogers himself), Buy and Sell (Laura Nyro), I Won't Dance (Dorothy Fields/Oscar Hammerstein)
Percy Sledge - Big Blue Diamond, My Old Friend the Blues (Steve Earle), Rubies and Diamonds - all from his 2004 CD Shining Through the Rain; When A Man Loves a Woman (his late 1960s R&B classic)
Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphilres - Minnie the Moocher (Cab Calloway, the hi-de-ho man). Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (WWII song made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra), Air Mail Special (co-written by Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian)
Lots of bluesmen are named "Slim." Here are three:
Sunnyland Slim, legendary Chicago singer/pianist - City of New Orleans (NOT the Steve Goodman song made famous by Arlo Guthrie)
Magic Slim and the Teardrops - Tell Me What You Got on Your Mind
Fillmore Slim - Tired of My Old Lady
Monica Mancini, Henry's daughter - Two for the Road, Moon River (both by her dad)
John Lee Hooker - from The Best of Friends CD - Boom Boom (probably his signature song, featuring Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray's brother, on guitar), Chill Out (Change Gonna Come) (co-written by Hooker and Carlos Santana, and featuring Santana on the guitar)
Cleo Laine - Streets of London, Eleanor Rigby (Beatles song, of course)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Stan Getz--(OOOPS, I wanted to play the Girl From Ipanema) Melinda
Freddy Cole--I Realize Now/I Miss You So
Diane Schuur--You've Got To Hurt Before You Heal
Ella & Louis--Tenderly
Milt Jackson--Bop Ag'in
Ray Charles & Gladys Knight--Heaven Help Us All
Duke Ellington--Jeeps Blues
Diana Krall--Let's Face The Music and Dance
Miles Davis--Time After Time
Thelonius Monk W/ John Coltrane--Monk's Mood
Chet Baker--With a Song In My Heart
Irma Thomas--Heart Full of Rain
The Homles Brothers--Thank God For You
Stevie Ray Vaughn W/Bonnie Raitt--Texas Flood
John Hammond--You're So Fine
Dr. John--What Comes Around Goes Around
Louis Prima--Somebody Loves Me/Nothing's Too Good For My Baby
Paul Gonsalves & Ray Nance--Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'
Mose Allison--Everybody's Crying Mercy
Let's all have a little mercy for each other right now. Thanks for listening, Love Ya, Mie.
The Rolling Stones, from their glory years in the late 1960s with the 1968 album Beggar's Banquet and the 1969 album - Sympathy for the Devil, Street Fighting Man, Jumping Jack Flash, Midnight Rambler (maybe their nastiest song ever)
Van Morrison set (post-St Patrick's Day) -
Them - Gloria, Here Comes the Night
Morrison - Blue Money
Morrison and Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee's sister) - Baby (You Got What It Takes)
Ray Charles with Morrison - Crazy Love (written by Morrison)
Morrison, Lonnie Donegan, Chris Barber - It Takes a Worried Man
U-2 - Beautiful Day, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, With or Without You
Thin Lizzy (another Irish band) - The Boys Are Back in Town
Waterboys (ditto) - Fisherman's Blues
Chieftains - John O'Conor and the Ode to Whiskey, Morning Has Broken (with Diana Krall and Art Garfunkel)
Tommy Makem - Little Beggarman, Irish Rover
Bob O'Dylan set -
Dylan - One More Night (from 1969's country album Nashville Skyline)
Gene Clark (one of the Byrds) - Mr. Tambourine Man
Ian and Sylvia - Tomorrow Is a Long Time
The Traveling Wilburys (Lucky, Otis, Lefty and Nelson Wilbury and Charlie T. Jr., aka Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Geo Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lyme)
Stones again - Not Fade Away (old Buddy Holly tune), You Can't Always Get What You Want (with the London Bach Choir, from the album Let It Bleed)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
JUG OF PUNCH
BEST OF ALTAN
MINE IN IRELAND
BEACHES OF HOME
FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
BOUND FOR CANAAN
OF EASTERN CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND
FEEL SO NEAR
THE WHOLE OF THE MOON
BEST OF THE WATERBOYS '81-90
EVERYBODY TAKES A TUMBLE
BOOK OF LIGHTENING
TOMMY PEOPLES/THE WINDMILL/FINTAN MCMANUS'S
BEST OF ALTAN
MOLLDUBH A' GHLENANNA
BEST OF ALTAN
SONG FOR IRELAND
HOMEWARD BOUND SET
BEACHES OF HOME
THE CULLYBACKY HOPP
WAITING FOR HERB
SHANE MCGOWAN AND THE POPES
THE SNAKE WITH THE EYES OF GARNET
PRIDE IN THE NAME OF LOVE
U2 BEST OF 1980-1990
TOMMY SANDS AND PETE SEEGER
THE MUSIC OF HEALING
THE HEART'S A WONDER
THE COUNTY DOWN
BEYOND THE SHADOWS
VAN MORRISON AND THE CHIEFTANS
VAN MORRISON AT THE MOVIES
SMOKIN, DRINKIN, CHEATIN, DYIN
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
THE COMMITMENTS SOUNDTRACK
WHISKEY ON A SUNDAY
MISTY MORNING, ALBERT BRIDGE
PRODUCED BY JOE STRUMMER
A BHEADAN UDAI' THALL
BEST OF ALTAN
SONG FOR IRELAND
SONG FOR IRELAND
HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY
ST. PATRICK'S DAY IS FOR ALL OF US
Monday, March 16, 2009
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
It just felt like a day to play a classic – and there aren’t many that are more of a classic than Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last musical together. The romantized story of the Von Trapp Family is familiar to almost everyone – if only from watching repeated showings of the film on TV. We listened to the 1998 Broadway revival cast, with Rebecca Luker, Patti Cohenour, Michael Silberry and Fred Applegate.
If this one isn’t to your liking,
* there is a 1987 studio cast recording with Frederic von Stade and Kakan Hagegard,
* a 2006 London revival with Connie Fisher and Lesley Garrett,
* plus the original 1959 cast with Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel and,
* of course, the 1965 movie with Julie Andrews.
Preludium: Dixit Dominus/Morning Hymn/Alleluia
The Sound of Music
I Have Confidence
Sixteen Going on Seventeen
My Favorite Things
How Can Love Survive?
The Sound of Music (Reprise)
So Long, Farewell
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
The Lonely Goatherd
So Long, Farewell (Reprise)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Susan Tedeschi - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Bob Dylan)
Joan Baez - I Pity the Poor Immigrant (Dylan - from her 1968 album Any Day Now - the Songs of Bob Dylan), Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word (same album), Farewell Angelina (Dylan again - from her 2004 live CD Bowery Songs), Sweet Sir Galahad (written by Joan)
Judy Collins - So Early, Early in the Spring (trad.), In the Heat of the Summer (Phil Ochs), Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell - this version of the song put Joni on the musical map back in 1967 - the album, Wildflowers, was one of those that everyone seemed to own back then), Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Sandy Denny, of Fairport Convention fame)
Eva Cassidy - Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper), Fields of Gold (Sting), The Water is Wide (trad.), People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield, of Superfly fame), If I Give My Heart (John Pennell - wrote numerous songs recorded by Alison Krauss)
The Band, from The Last Waltz - a 4 CD set of their last concert in SF on Thanksgiving, 1976 -
Further on Up the Road (with Eric Clapton), Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (with Bob Dylan), I Don't Believe You (Dylan again)
Pretenders - Forever Young (Dylan), Back on the Chain Gang (acoustic - from the 1995 acoustic CD The Isle of View)
Frank Solivan II - bluegrass musician with Juneau connections - Sugar Hill Rambler (David Grisman), Once in a Very Blue Moon (lovely song recorded, but not written, by Nanci Griffith), Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
Eva Cassidy - Danny Boy
Friday, March 13, 2009
Karrin Allyson - magnificent singer from Kansas City - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy (Mose Allison) - from CD In Blue
Allyson - All I Want, Help Me (both Joni Mitchell) - from CD Wild for You, featuring her favorite pop songs from her youth
Renee Austin - fine blues singer from Texas who first emerged on the Minneapolis blues club scene - Pretend We Never Met (duet w Delbert McClinton), Bury the Hatchet - from the 2003 CD Sweet Talk
Grazyna Auguscik - Polish-born singer now living in Chicago - Sing a Song of Song, Elegia
Ernestine Anderson - from CD Blues, Dues and Love News - You Were Always on My Mind (the Willie Nelson classic, though not written by him), Reach Out (the classic Four Tops song, written by the great Motown songwriting team of Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, who wrote virtually all of the hit songs for both the Four Tops and the Supremes)
Ann Austin - long-time New England jazz singer finally given a chance to record an album at age 46 on Whaling City records, out of New Bedford, Mass - Tell Me Not to Love You, Lost in Your Eyes (both songs written by her)
Karrin Allyson again - from In Blue - Bye Bye Country Boy (Blossom Dearie), Angel Eyes (Frank Sinatra standard)
Renee Austin again - from her third CD, 2005's Right About Love - Mouth of the Delta, Harder Than It Has to Be, Right About Love - all cowritten by Austin
Patti Austin - from the CD Patti Austin Live, recorded in NYC in 1992 - I Can Cook, Too (from the musical On the Town, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green), Love Is Gonna Getcha
Ernestine Anderson again - this time her jazz singer side - My Funny Valentine (Rodgers and Hart), I'll Be Seeing You (Kahal and Fain)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
2. piano episode - yesanjok
3. ya tayeba yamma - the prince of sha'abi
4. dabri - cheikha rimitti
song about how are you going to live with love of yours: have your fun, pay your bills, live, etc.... go be with him, but plan your life too.
5. Ammora - mohamed ali
6. lawn ouyounak- nancy ajram
the line between middle eastern music and country music is a fine one. this song walks that line "oh baby without you I am nothing. your eyes drive me so wild" and if you play it backwards, you get to marry whoever you want, and you won't get cheated on. just like a lot of country songs. funny how some themes ride around the world.
7. longa farahfaza- turbo tabla/karim nagi
8. song by yesanjok. sorry, I can't read korean so I have no clue what it says.
9. mothra's song - godzilla vs. mothra soundtrack
10. the lantern - beats antique
11. salina salina sinsice - tarkan
12. pimp my karsilama - gypsy caravan
13. tamacun - rodrigo y gabriela
14. diablo rojo - rodrigo y gabriela
15. enchanted garden - mosavo
16. inn lamhon ke daaman mein - jodhaa akbar soundtrack
17. kabhi kabhi aditi - jaane to ya jaane na
18. ghaltan (blameworthy)- saber el robae
this song is about my love, I have hurt you could you ever forgive me, I am so wrong. i suck. i promise i will make you forget the past and heal all your wounds. forgive me and i will make it up to you.
19. habibi dah - hisham abbas
20. feino - hisham abbas
the 2 best music videos ever are the 2 songs mentioned above.
21. maddah el kamar - said mrad
MARSHALL TUCKER BAND SINGING RHYMES TOGETHER FOREVER 1987
ROBERT FLACK FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE
JASON MRAZ LIVE HIGH WE SING WE DANCE WE STEAL THINGS
FLEET FOXES-SUN IT RISES
DELBERT MCCLINTON IT AINT WHATCHA EAT BUT HOW YOU CHEW IT SECOND WIND
JAMES BROWN GETT UP OFFA THAT THNG
PRINCE THE WORD 3121
INXS ORIGINAL SIN THE SWING 1984
CARA LIN THE STRANGELOVES
GNARLS BARKELY BLIND MARY
FEIST I FEEEL IT ALL THE REMINDER 2007
REGINA SPEKTOR ON THE RADIO 2006
QUEEN LATIFA QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS TRAVELIN LIGHT 2007
FULCO ORSELLI BLUES FOR LEI LA SPINA
SON SEALS LIVE NO NO BABY 1996
HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS TIJUANA TAXI
DESI ARNAZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA BABA LU
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS CALIFORNICATION
MARSHALL TUCKER BAND RIDE IN PEACE DEDICATED
DEDICATED TO TIM AND TOMMY CALDWELL AND ALL LOST LOVED ONES.
JUNEAU DRINKING SONG CABINEERS
BEER SONG SEAN TRACY MARIDON BOARIO AND FRIENDS
LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS FUNCTION
-FLEE AS A BIRD, OH DIDN’T HE RAMBLE
-GUT BUCKET BLUES
PATSY CLINE A POOR MAN’S ROSES OR RICH MAN’S GOLD PATSY KLINE REVISITED 2006
APRIL IN PARIS BRETT SMILEY
LOUIS ARMSTRONG WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD-RE-MIX
DE PHAZZ-IT’LL BE ALRIGHT
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Etta James-Give It Up
C.J. Chenier--The Right to Walk Away
Irma Thomas--I Will Say Yes Lord
The Holmes Bros.--I Surrender All
Buckwheat Zydeco--Turning Point
Mavis Staples--Step Into the Light
Louis Prima--There'll Be No Next Time
Benny Goodman--Don't Be That Way
Ruth Brown--Never Let Me Go
Ray Charles--I'm Movin' On
Koko Taylor--Just Can't Let Go
Calvin Cook--Since I Laid My Burden Down
Irma Thomas--Keep the Faith
Cincinatti Pops W/ Jennifer Holliday--Lean On Me
Fairfield Four--Dig a Little Deeper
Cyrus Chestnut--A Blessed Quietness
Billie Holiday--Everything I Have Is Yours
The Monroe Bros.--What Would You Give In Exchange
Lead Belly--Every Time I Feel The Spirit/Swing Low Sweet Chariot/ They Hung Him On The Cross
Madison's Lively Stones--It's Time To Make A Change
Charmaine Faunteroy--Take My Hand Precious Lord
The Soul Stirrers--God Is Able
That's it. Not mine now. Thanks for listening :)
Elton John - Tiny Dancer, I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, Candle in the Wind
Billy Joel - Only the Good Die Young, Uptown Girl, Allentown
Cat Power - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Bob Dylan - first appeared on Dylan's 1966 masterpiece Blonde on Blonde)
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Just Like a Woman (Dylan again, also from Blonde on Blonde)
Donovan - Celeste, Hurdy Gurdy Man (featuring Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame on lead guitar)
Allman Bros - Blue Sky, Ramblin' Man (both written by guitarist Dickie Betts)
Linda Ronstadt - Long, Long Time (one of the all-time great songs of unrequited love, written by Gary White), Faithless Love (JD Souther), Desparado (Don Henley and Glenn Frey, of the Eagles, who began as Linda's backup band)
Neil Young - from the great 1992 CD Harvest Moon - One of These Days (w backup vocals by Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor), Dreaming Man (backup vocals by the late Nicolette Larson and Astrid Young)
Marianne Faithfull - I'm into Something Good (written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and a hit for Herman's Hermits in the mid-1960s)
Laura Nyro - Ooh Baby Baby (from one of her last concerts, in 1994; song co-written by Smokey Robinson), Save the Country
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Neil Young - Change Your Mind (from 1994's Sleeps with Angels)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
1 Meaghan Smith I Know The Cricket’s Quartet
2 Meaghan Smith Drifted Apart The Cricket’s Quartet
3 Lenka The Show
4 Lenka Bring Me Down
5 Lenka Don’t Let Me Fall
6 Jenny Owen Youngs p.s. Batten the Hatches
7 Susan Tedeschi 700 Hours Back to the River
8 Susan Tedeschi People Back to the River
9 Beth Rowley Sweet Hours Little Dreamer
10 Beth Rowley So Sublime Little Dreamer
11 Catherine Maclellan Dreams Dissolve Church Bell Blues
12 Catherine Maclellan Church Bell Blues Church Bell Blues
13 Lila Nelson Rattle My Attic Letter Home
14 Lila Nelson I Was Young When I Left Home Letter Home
15 Lila Nelson Through the Window Letter Home
16 Juana Molina Un Dia Un Dia
17 Amie Penwell Show Me to the River OASIS VOL IX
18 Cara Baker Rosie OASIS VOL VIII
19 Jennifer Taylor To See You Again OASIS VOL VIII
20 Esther Golton Louise Unfinished Houses
21 Annalisa Woodie Waiting for the Tide Annalisa
22 Erin McCarley Gotta Figure This Out Love, Save the Empty
23 Holly Conlan OK Bird-EP
24 Leslie Mendelson Hit the Spot
25 M.I.A. Paper Planes Kala
TEARS DRY ON THEIR OWN
PEOPLE GOT A LOT OF NERVE
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
FOR SHAME OF DOING WRONG
PASTE SAMPLER #40
LIVE AT THE 9:30 CLUB
NOT AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
MY MORNING JACKET
LIVE AT THE STARTIME PAVILION
TIME THE CONQUERER
TIME THE CONQUERER
MY TRAVELING STAR
ON AND ON
COMPLEXION OF MY LOVE
MUSIC FOR GROWN-UPS AND ENGLISH MAJORS
NOBODY KNOWS ME
LIVE IN TEXAS
SHADY LANE (PIANO)
THE LONG HAUL
JUST THE MORNING
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
SHE'S LOSING IT?
THE MONKEES GREATEST HITS
PETE SEARS FET.MARIA MULDAUR
MARIN COUNTY BLUES
THE LONG HAUL
I'M A MAN
A BEAUTIFUL MESS
"LIKE PICKING UP TRASH IN DRESSES"
WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS
FET. JOHN LEE HOOKER
GUITAR AND VOCALS
THE LONG HAUL
BACK TO THE RIVER
DEERING AND DOWN
OH SO GOOD
BREAK THIS RECORD
CAN'T HARDLY STAND IT
Sunday, March 8, 2009
It used to be, in the olden days, that Hollywood looked to Broadway for musical inspiration. Broadway musicals regularly appeared on the Silver Screen – although Hollywood “improved” them so much that sometimes you wouldn’t have recognized them! Recently, however, it’s been Broadway looking to Hollywood for source material. Touring the United States right now, as it works its way toward Broadway, is the stage version of that classic 1987 movie musical Dirty Dancing.
Dirty Dancing – Original Cast Recording
Based on the film written by Eleanor Bergstein
Director: James Powell
Music Supervisor: Conrad Helfrich
Choreographer: Kate Champion
1. This Magic Moment - Emma Woods
3. Johnny's Mambo
4. Do You Love Me? -Shonagh Daly, Ben Mingay, Chris Holland
5. This Land Is Your Land\ We Shall Overcome
6. De Todo Un Poco- Shimi Goodman
7. Dawn Interlude-Sarah Bowden
8. Besame Mucho -Billy Boyle
9.If You Were The Only Girl-David Rintoul, Issy van Randwych
10. Lisa's Hula – Isabelle Calthorpe
11. Yes!-Ben Mingay, Melissa Keyes
12. In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember) -Chris Holland
13. Someone Like You
14. She's Like The Wind (Instrumental)
15. Kellerman's Anthem
16. (I've Had) The Time Of My Life - Shonagh Daly, Ben Mingay
Selections from the film:
*Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen
*Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
*Love is strange – Mickey and Sylvia
**She’s like the wind – Patrick Swayze
(I’ve had) the time of my life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
*not found in the stage version
**instrumental in the stage version
It’s currently playing in Boston (Boston Opera House) until April 12
It then moves to Los Angeles (Pantages Theatre) from May 8 – June 28
Nick of Time - Tom Chapin
Time To Be a Friend - Dave Kinnoin
Time to Sing - Raffi
Bathtime - Raffi
Morning Time - Sam
Music Time - Johnette Downing
Time to Get Ready to Go - Parachute Express
Grandfather's Clock - Rick & Judy
The Grandfather Clock - Heather Forrest
Boo Boo - Wayne Potash
Itty Bitty Kitty in NYC - Wendy Gelsanliter
Pick Yourself Up - John Lithgow
I Like To Sing - SongSisters
You Get A Little Extra When You Watch TV - Peter Alsop
Cathy & Marcy - Dad Threw the TV Out the Window
Instead of Watching My TV - Brady Rymer
Turn It Off, Change the Chennel - Cathy & Marcy
One World - Lucas Miller
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The Temple, Ray Lynch
In Exile, Lisa Gerrard
Hearing You Now, Kanuesh
Egypt, Oystein Sevag
Reply, Yorgos Kazantzis
Recordare, Magna Canta
The String Thing, Soul Ascendants
L'Ouverture du Beme Sceau, Le Duc
X-Ray, Soap & Skin
Problem Solved, Moodswings
Le Puerta del Cielo, Enigma
Blue South, Afterlife
Scarborough Fair, Triniti
Ri Na Cruinne, Clannad
Blue Bell Knoll, Cocteau Twins
Rakuen, Eri Sugai
Sometimes When It Rains, Secret Garden
Center of the Sun, Conjure One
A Thousand Beautiful Things, Annie Lennox
Friday, March 6, 2009
Diana Krall - Folks Who Live on the Hill (Kern/Hammerstein), I Love Being Here with You (Peggy Lee), When I Look into Your Eyes (Leslie Bricusse)
Susan Tedeschi - Sweet Forgiveness (Iris DeMent), Share Your Love with Me, Magnificent Sanctuary Band (backed up by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama) - all from 2005 CD, Hope and Desire
Nnenna Freelon - from the 2002 CD Tales of Wonder - Celebrating Stevie Wonder - Tears of a Clown (co-written by Smokey Robinson), My Cherie Amour
Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans - from her 2006 CD After the Rain, recorded shortly after Hurricane Katrina - Shelter in the Rain (Stevie Wonder, again), In the Middle of It All, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (made famous by Nina Simone)
From the 1994 CD The Glory of Gershwin, featuring major artists singing Gershwin songs -
Lisa Stansfield - They Can't Take That Away from Me
Carly Simon - I've Got a Crush on You
Kate Bush - The Man I Love
Janis Joplin - A Woman Left Lonely (co-written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, from the 1970 album Pearl, where Janis is backed by the Full Tilt Boogie Band - one of the all-time great albums)
Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring Janis, of course - I Need a Man to Love (co-written by Janis and BB guitarist Sam Andrews , from 1968's Cheap Thrills, another of the all-time great albums)
Janis, from Pearl - Half Moon
Julie London - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to (Cole Porter), Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast, Wives and Lovers (Burt Bacharach/Hal David), Mickey Mouse March (from the Mickey Mouse Club!)
Marsha Ball (lead vocals), Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton - Love, Sweet Love (Marsha Ball)
Marsha Ball, Irma Thomas (lead vocals), Tracy Nelson - Yield Not Unto Temptation
Susan Tedeschi - Follow (from Hope and Desire again; this is a 60s folk classic, by Jerry Merrick, first recorded by Richie Havens on his first album Mixed Bag)
George Benson "This Masquerade"
Eddie Harris & Les McCann "Samia"
Billy Mays "Summer Night"
Larry Carlton "Nightcrawler
Thursday, March 5, 2009
clap your hands and say yeah, gimme some salt, cyhasy
conor oberst, get-well-cards, conor oberst
jason isbell and the 400 unit, cigarettes and wine, jason isbell and the...
the felice brothers, love me tenderly, the felice brothers
seth bernard, may's waltz, being this being
spokane, new close days, a small commotion
joshua davis, the midnight ghost, fool rooster
"", holy land, ""
darlene, more, fox on a hill productions sampler
shout sister shout, carolina moon, stepin' in it with rachael davis
steppin' in it, tin can sullivan, hidden in the lowlands
mofro, ten thousand islands, lochloosa
tom waits, buzz fledderjohn, orphans
tom waits, road to peace, orphans
drive by truckers, cottonseed, live 2.21.09 washington dc
jj grey and mofro, turpentine, country ghetto
susan tedeschi, people, back to the river
harry manx and kevin breit, hang on, in good we trust
susan tedeschi, can't sleep at night, back to the river
karate, original spies, some boots
panda bear, good girl carrots, person pitch
cat power, werewolf, you are free
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
opening the show with Mongo Santamaria "green onions" latin jazz style
Enrique Iglesias: mentiroso ( mariachi version)
Cafe Tacuba:6 eres
Juanes: lo que mas me gusta de ti
Iguanas: take your pictures, your letters and your ring
Cafe Tacuba: la ingrata
Latin grammy 04, Julieta Venegas: andar conmigo
Celso Pina: tengo fe
Chico Trujillo: pollera amarilla
Juana Fe: peligro
Pulso: 10000 kms
Calle13: los de atras vienen conmigo
Reggaton: mi chica rebelde
Gotan Project: domingo
Bajofondo Tango Club: mi corazon
Tropicalia: bat macumba
Putumayo Latin Lounge: esta noche ( Federico Aubele)]
Rodrigo & Gabriela: PPA
Remember that while you listen Ritmo Latino, you can lear Spanish with the famous "phrase of the week". This week`s phrase? la primavera esta a la vuelta de la esquina:
Spring is around the corner!!
Thanks for reading this posting and if you want to listen the actual songs, tune to KRNN 102.7 FM on Tuesday night. The show goes from 7 to 9 PM...nos vemos!!
Larry Carlton "Sleepwalk"
Deborah Henson Corrant "On the Rise"
Hiroshima "Supp Poze"
Chielli Minucci "Sweet on You"
Tom Jones "You Can Leave Your Hat On"
Seal "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (Soul cd)
Tom Scott & L.A.Express "Just Taking A Walk"
Wycliffe Gordon "Touch It Lightly"
John Maher "Neon"
Marvin Gaye "Let's Get It On"
George Benson "Breezin"
Fleetwood Mac "Over My Head"
Wayne Wallace & Latin Jazz Band "Love Walked In"
Andy Snitzer "My Dream Come True"
Chuck Loeb "Cruzin South"
Les Langues Fourchues "Son Voile Qui Volait"
To Al & Zoot "Oodle Doodle"
Nora Jones "I wish"