Bob Brainen's playlist April 2, 2011 E-mail Bob Brainen
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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience (CD-R) 1961 / 1966 0:00:00 ) Gerald Fried "Turn off that stupid record" from The Vampire Monster Movie Music, Vol. 5 (CD-R) 1957 VAR 0:02:05 ) Todd Rundgren Long Flowing Robe Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (CD) 1971 0:06:16 ) Buffalo Springfield Hung Upside Down Box Set (Box set) 1967 / 2001 0:11:01 ) Bunky & Jake I'll Follow You Bunky & Jake (LP) 1968 R.I.P. Bunky Skinner 0:13:06 ) NRBQ I'm Satisfied Keep This Love Goin' (CD) * 2011 Brand New Disc!
0:15:05 ) Milt Buckner Boogie Grunt (EP) 1951 4 song 7" EP 0:17:28 ) Gatemouth Moore Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning The Shouters (2 LP) 1945 / 1980 VAR 0:20:02 ) Fabian Stop Thief! (45) 1959 0:23:25 ) Dora Hall Did he call me Today Mama? (45) 1965 0:25:20 ) Music behind DJ:
Plays The Hits 0:27:24 ) Bunky & Jake Uncle Henry's Basement L.A.M.F. (LP) 1969 0:37:49 ) P.J. O'Connell Join The Crowd Join The Crowd (LP) 2011 Out soon! 0:40:03 ) Jayhawks I'd Run Away Tomorrow the Green Grass (Legacy Edition) (2 CD) * 1995 / 2011 0:43:23 ) Peter Chapman & His Washboard Band Miss Ora Lee Blues Okeh Chicago Blues (2 LP) 1940 / 1982 AKA Memphis Slim 0:46:57 ) Eric Dolphy 17 West The Complete Prestige Recordings (Box set) 1960 / 1995 0:49:59 ) Bunky & Jake Oo-Wee Little Children Oo-Wee Little Children (CD-R) 1993 / 2004 0:54:46 ) Music behind DJ:
Mike Curb & The Waterfall
The Doors Songbook 0:57:27 ) NRBQ Here I am Keep This Love Goin' (CD) 2011 1:11:44 ) Bill Haley & His Comets 13 Women (and only one man in town) (45) 1954 1:13:20 ) Palookaville! It! Palookaville! (CD) 2004 1:17:00 ) Dennis Lichtman's Brain Cloud Mission To Moscow Dennis Lichtman's Brain Cloud (CD) * 2011 1:18:31 ) Banana And The Bunch Sittin' alone in the moonlight Mid-Mountain Ranch (LP) 1972 Youngbloods side project on their Raccoon label
1:22:08 ) Jeff Potter High Octane Great Big Beat (CD) * 2007 1:23:07 ) Spampinato Brothers Let's Run Away Pie In the Sky (CD) * 2010 1:25:30 ) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
1:26:05 ) Joe Bauer Cat Gone Moonset (LP) 1971 Another Youngblood's side project
1:37:51 ) Banana, Bauer and Kane Cybelle Crabtunes/ Noggins (LP) 1971 Raccoon #8 1:38:56 ) Youngbloods Hey babe Two Trips (LP) 1966 / 1969 A Jerry Corbitt gem from the band's earliest recordings. 1:41:21 ) Jessica Pavone Cast of Characters Army Of Strangers (CD) * 2011 1:44:00 ) Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong They Can't Take That Away From Me (45) 1956 1:47:27 ) The Lickets Fire Child of Reason Song Of The Clouds (CD) 2011 1:53:25 ) Music behind DJ:
Robbi, Tobbi Und Das Fliewatuut 1:57:21 )
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 4/2/11 9:04am MuttonChops:
Sat. 4/2/11 9:16am RHenderson:
Ultra-fab beginning to your show, Bob. Runt: The Ballad was the beginning of Todd's golden period and maybe one of the most influential albums (on a personal level) I've ever bought. The new book about his studio technique offers lots of detail on this period.
Sat. 4/2/11 9:19am SmokinJ:
Hey! It/s a party!
Sat. 4/2/11 9:19am Pete L:
enough flower power
more NRBQ and Eric Dolphy please
- a fan
Sat. 4/2/11 9:20am SmokinJ:
More flower power! 8-)
Sat. 4/2/11 9:23am Pete L:
nice key-face! crooked grin - very creative, really
and less flower power
and old R & B
Sat. 4/2/11 9:26am Pete L:
later-period Todd too
I'll stop now
Sat. 4/2/11 9:29am clarke:
Sat. 4/2/11 9:30am dale:
morning bob. i had to check the playlist cuz i was sure that was dora. i discovered her with the cammpy 'once upon a tour' album then started collecting her stuff. check out the dora hall aprreciation society. cheers!
Sat. 4/2/11 9:31am dale:
oh, and she does a fine version of 'five oclock world'
Sat. 4/2/11 9:34am clarke:
that ain't NRBQ!!! always will be the terry adams quartet - sorrry. that's the way it IS!!
Sat. 4/2/11 9:38am dale:
read the hal belfer interview for info about how the once upon a tour special came to be.
Sat. 4/2/11 9:47am MuttonChops:
I love this song - Any Son Volt?
Sat. 4/2/11 9:51am morris:
buffalo springfield studio band? in the march edition of Record Collector there's an interview with Carol Kaye "ace of bass, supersession supersister" who played on thousands of studio sessions in LA... they asked her about buffalo springfield "did you sit in with the other band members, or was it all stdio guys playing their parts" she replies, "buffalo springfield were studio musicians"... now i love buffalo springfield and stills could play and sing as well as neil, and they wrote the music, but like the byrds' first album, on which only mcguinn played, i'm sure stills and young had some help...
Sat. 4/2/11 10:05am Pete L:
I agree w/ clarke it AIN'T NRBQ
what the hell is going on when Terry Adams can replace the entire rest of NRBQ and still call it NRBQ!!??
They are OK -JUST OK. Why does'nt Terry Adams man up and go solo piano or get a fuckin jazz group. He's a better jazz-type player than anyone. He'd be an international superstar! And he could sing a couple songs and put that dullard Diana Krall in her place as well....
Sat. 4/2/11 10:09am Pete L:
and you know Joey and Johnny are are going out as The Spampinato Brothers? they are playing my crappy town soon. sorry if this is old ground....
Sat. 4/2/11 10:11am Bob:
I like the new record and support anything Terry does, but it shouldn't be called NRBQ without Joey. Not at this point. As much as I love the guy, the story about how the Spampinato's threw him out, it's clearly bull. Keep the Bunky & Jake coming!
Sat. 4/2/11 10:12am clarke:
while i don't begrudge Terry Adams' "right" to the "name" NRBQ, for me it is a case of "what's in a NAME?!?" my feeling is just let the name DIE - and establish ANOTHER one! (and yes, i know the WHOLE story, here) to me it wreaks of vanity. i know that johnny and joey were 'offered' IN on it, but what how does that make pete donelly looks?!? i mean, EVEN robert pollard got the clue to just let the name die, is what i say... more power to Terry's Quartet - just let the record sell itself. if it is good enough - it will sell. so, i ain't buyin' into it. no joey - no Q - joey has certainly earned as much of the right to be a weight.
Sat. 4/2/11 10:16am seang:
cool to hear the original
Sat. 4/2/11 10:17am mike:
good morning bob. thanks for another in a long line of great shows. Carol Kaye, while a great musician, may have a little trouble telling the truth at times. she claims to have played on some Motown songs whereas many claim that it is indisputably the great James Jamerson on the bass. it is clear to me that Young, Stills and Palmer played on the recordings and i doubt they would have welcomed studio musicians.
Sat. 4/2/11 10:18am clarke:
not the original -- there was a big band version first....and carol kaye played on some of the motown records that were recorded in los angeles. jamerson dropped off the scene, later on..
Sat. 4/2/11 10:28am Pete L:
I still don't get the name thing - isn't that a legal matter?
more to the picture here...
it reminds me of that video of the Q playing some
square TV show and Adams was totally tweaked on wacky terbacky, booze and God knows what else - and the LOOKS that Johnny was giving him - classic pure HATE.
I bet Terry knows some good lawyers...
Sat. 4/2/11 10:28am clarke:
as for the Funk Brothers - jamerson dropped out of recording around '67 -- bob babbit (sp?) took his place in detroit and then when the gordy empire moved to hollywood - pretty much carol kaye was the 'brother'
Sat. 4/2/11 10:30am Pete L:
wow - nice Joey - I AM out of the loop.
Sat. 4/2/11 10:31am mike:
sorry clarke - i didn't mean to imply that she didn't play on some Motown sessions. however, there are some specific sessions she claims to have been on that are disputed.
Sat. 4/2/11 10:35am clarke:
sure, there are disputed claims that all kinds of session players didn't play -- what i say about Buffalo Springfield is that when the band first went into the studio, just like the byrds - they weren't 'ready' for the songs. now perhaps carol kaye can't remember the exact sessions she played on, and i am sure palmer played bass - later on - on the BS sessions. all i know is one of the reasons palmer got into so much trouble is it wasn't the studio keepin' him offa the streets...
Sat. 4/2/11 10:40am clarke:
another thing is that it is UNDOUBTEDLY earl palmer playing drums on "nowadays clancy can't even sing" , for instance...so i will bet that is one of the tunes that kaye bass-ed on....i mean, there is no way that is not earl palmer
Sat. 4/2/11 10:50am clarke:
i mean supposedly kaye played guitar on some richie valens sessions, too --- i believe it!
Sat. 4/2/11 10:52am Looms:
Jessica Pavone rules. Thanks for the tunes, Bob.
Sat. 4/2/11 10:53am SmokinJ:
I believe whatever Carol says :) BTW, Happy Birthday Carol! (last Friday)
Sat. 4/2/11 10:53am clarke:
yes, fantastic show (as always) BB --- sorry to distract!
Sat. 4/2/11 12:31pm tom:
@morris &others--for the record: only the single "Mr.Tambourine Man" (&perhaps the flip) relied on studio musicians, and that was for the expediency of getting a single out quickly. The remainder of the 1st Byrds LP used all 5 Byrds.
Unlike a lot of session musicians Carol Kaye kept her gig book. But just because she played a session doesn't mean she was kept in the final mix of each song.
We'll discuss Buffalo Springfield another time.
Mon. 4/4/11 3:36pm Charlie:
Nice to hear the tracks off the new NRBQ album. Thanks Bob.