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Options November 25, 2004: Counting the Steps of the Sun
with Bob Rixon

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Nino Rota / Severino Gazzelloni
Juliet of the Spirits   Options Severino Gazzelloni Plays Nino Rota  Cam  1993  CD  Classical flautist, Gazzelloni plays the movie themes with little embellishment & only piano accompaniment, a beautiful tribute to his friend Nino Rota.  0:00:00 ()
Copland, Aaron  Quiet City   Options Americana: 20th Century Works for Orchestra  Vox  1993  CD  Buffalo Symphony Orxhestra, cond. Lukas Foss  0:04:15 ()
Duckworth, William  Mouldering Vine   Options Southerrn Harmony  Lovely Music        0:14:21 ()
Gavin Bryars  Epilogue from Wonderlawn   Options Cadman Requiem  Point Music    CD  Filling in for Fabio, here's the DJ who won 2nd Prize in the WFMU turkey plucking contest, your DJ Rix, Bob Rixon  0:18:15 ()
Eric Dolphy  Dolphy N   Options Other Aspects  Blue Note  1987  Vinyl  Ron Carter, bass. Recordings from 1960 - 1962. Dolphy died in 1964.  0:29:09 ()
Charlie Haden
War Orphans   Options Liberation Music Orchestra  Impulse  1970  Vinyl  Ornette Coleman composition arr. by Carla Bley  0:35:41 ()
Kathleen Yearwood  Ah, Sunflower   Options Little Misery Birds  Kathleen Yearwood    CD 
William Blake: Ah! Sunflower

Ah! sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves and aspire;
Where my sunflower wishes to go.
0:42:59 ()
John Eaton
Concert Piece for Synket & Symphony Orchestra   Options Contemporary Composer in the USA  Turnabout TV-S 34428  1967  Vinyl  Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Cond. Donald Johanos
The Synket (for 'Syn' thesizer 'Ket' off) was designed and built by Paul Ketoff in Rome, Italy, in 1964. Commissioned by the American Academy in Rome for its electronic music studio, it was a small, portable, keyboard-based performance-oriented synthesizer.
0:50:12 ()
Dick Hyman  Goldfinger   Options Keyboard Kaleidoscope  Command  1964  Vinyl  featuring the Lowrey organ.  1:04:03 ()
Black Ivory  Surrender   Options Spinning Around  Castle  2003  CD  Early '70s soul vocal trio,  1:12:54 ()
Bootsy's Rubber Band  Rotorooter   Options Bootsy? Player of the Year  Warner  1978  Vinyl  The typical Bootsy fan was a 13 year old girl. Got this LP from a 2 for $1 bin in McCrory's around 1980. Includes cardboard popout Bootsy glasses.  1:14:40 ()
Brides of Funkenstein  Disco to Go   Options Funk or Walk  Atlantic  1978  Vinyl  Got this LP from a 2 for $1 bin in McCrory's around 1980.  1:20:55 ()
Material  Cucumber Slumber (Fluxus Mix)   Options Hallucination Engine  Axiom  1994  CD  Bill Laswell, plus Nicky Skopelitis, Wayne Shorter, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Shankar, Sly Dunbar, etc. A Joe Zawinul number.  1:26:19 ()
Faceless  A.P.B. (Funky Hammond Mix)   Options Mutant Beatz  Mutant Sound  1997  CD  compilation  1:33:31 ()
Undisputed Truth  UFO's   Options Cosmic Truth  Gordy  1975  Vinyl  Produced by Norman Whitfield  1:39:02 ()
Luau   Options Exotic Island  Somerset / Stereo-Fidelity    Vinyl    1:42:44 ()
Al Green  Hooked On You   Options Explores Your Mind  HI  1974  Vinyl    1:45:42 ()
Elodie Lauten
Heaven   Options Tronik Involutions  Studio 21  1994  CD    1:58:43 ()
Jennifer Higdon  Blue Cathedral   Options Rainbow Body  Telarc  2003  CD  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Robert Spano  2:04:10 ()
Lida Husik  Persinthia, Lawdro & John   Options Joyride  Caroline  1995  CD    2:16:31 ()
Charles Ives
Allegro moderato; In the Inn   Options Piano Sonata No. 1  RCA LSC 2941  1967  Vinyl  William Masselos  2:29:32 ()
Ives, Charles  Lento maestoso, Allegro molto vivace   Options Symphony No. 2  Naxos  2000  CD  Nashville Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kenneth Schermerhorn  2:34:14 ()
Paul Revere & the Raiders
Hungry (alt. version)   Options Spirit of '67  Columbia  1967  CD  Produced & co-authored by Terry Melcher, died 11/19/04, age 62.  2:50:29 ()
X  I'll Stand Up For You   Options Ain't Love Grand  Elektra  1985  Vinyl    2:52:58 ()
G-Clefs  Cause You're Mine   Options Golden Goodies Vol 15  Roulette  1956  Vinyl  Boston vocal group had two pretty big hits (not this song), "Ka-Ding-Dong" in '56 & "I Understand" five years later, but they still seem to be together & working, nearly fifty years on.
2:57:49 ()
Program originally aired noon - 3 pm Thanksgiving.
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