Bob Brainen's playlist October 22, 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 ) Gary Miller w/ Barry Gray Orchestra Stingray The Avengers & Other Top Sixties TV Themes (CD box set) 1964 / 1998 0:01:52 ) David Essex Rock On Rock On (LP) 1974 0:03:43 ) (Rahsaan) Roland Kirk Black Mystery has been Revealed Left And Right (LP) 1968 0:07:06 ) Xtc 1000 Umbrellas Skylarking (CD) 1986 0:08:27 ) Percy Faith and His Orchestra Theme from A Summer Place (45) 1960 0:12:02 ) Move Beautiful Daughter Shazam (CD) 1970 0:14:23 ) Dimitri Tiomkin I am your Dream The Old Man and the Sea (LP) 1958 OST 0:16:44 ) Impressions People Get Ready Definitive Impressions (CD) 1965 / 1989 0:19:23 ) Eric Matthews Three-cornered Moon It's Heavy In Here (CD) 1995 0:22:55 ) Andy Williams Can't Get Used to Losing You (45) 1963 0:25:00 ) Clifford Brown Smoke Gets in Your Eyes With Strings (LP) 1955 0:27:28 ) Music behind DJ:
The Old Man and the Sea 0:28:29 ) Jo Stafford I Wonder as I Wander Sings American Folk Songs (LP) 1962 0:40:46 ) Ryan Adams Amy Heartbreaker (CD) 2000 0:43:48 ) Amiina Thoka Puzzle (CD) 2011 Thanks to Keith Spring 0:47:33 ) Shelleyan Orphan Shatter Century Flower (CD) 1989 0:51:24 ) NRBQ It Feels Good All Hopped Up (CD) 1977 / 2005 with koto 0:54:58 ) The Tony Hatch Orchestra Ben Casey Theme The Avengers & Other Top Sixties TV Themes (CD box set) 1961 / 1998 0:56:59 ) Music behind DJ:
Nathan Van Cleave
I Sing the Body Electric 0:59:02 ) Pentangle Sally Free and Easy Solomon's Seal (LP) 1972 1:18:14 ) United States of America Stranded in Time The United States of America (CD) 1968 /2004 1:15:07 ) Harry Lookofsky Move Stringsville (LP) 1958 1:17:02 ) Neil Young String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill Neil Young (CD) 1969 1:20:04 ) Mott The Hoople Waterlow Wildlife (CD) 1971 1:21:20 ) Soulful Strings Jericho Another Exposure (LP) 1967 1:23:50 ) Hank Levine And His Orchestra Portrait of a Blonde (45) 1962 1:26:59 ) Music behind DJ:
Another Exposure 1:29:30 ) Youngbloods Foolin' Around (The Waltz) Youngbloods (CD) 1967 /1988 1:41:54 ) Marin Marais Le Badinage Touts Les Matins Du Monde (CD) 1717 / 1991 OST 1:43:00 ) Donovan Epistle to Dippy (45) 1966 1:45:44 ) N.Y. Bass Violin Choir Keep Me in Mind The N.Y. Bass Violin Choir (LP) 1980 Strata East label 1:48:53 ) Angry String Orchestra Let's Go Away For Awhile The String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boy's Pet Sounds (CD) 2005 1:54:24 ) 101 Strings Space Odyssey Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 (LP) 1968 1:55:07 ) Yum Yum Sister Dan Loves Patti (CD) 1996 1:56:22 )
( The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 10/22/11 9:13am bigwallyjunior:
I was waiting for some XTC - lots of their stuff fits the theme
Sat. 10/22/11 9:17am Detroit Mac:
Not normally on the computer and working at this time... and XTC to the MOve is just my cup of morning tea!
Sat. 10/22/11 9:17am bigwallyjunior:
skylarking was produced by Todd Rundgren of course. He and Andy Partridge butted heads much.
Sat. 10/22/11 9:18am Detroit Mac:
BigWallyJr. And that head butting produced some of the most wonderful song transitions in pop music.
Sat. 10/22/11 9:19am bigwallyjunior:
Sat. 10/22/11 9:23am EricJ:
Great list of tunes!
Sat. 10/22/11 9:32am Jay/ London:
hi bob just checking in :0
Sat. 10/22/11 9:34am mchuge:
Pardon me for asking a stupid question but does "Brainen Archive" mean it's downloadable somewhere easy? Everything But the Girl did a whole rekkid with an orchestra. "Baby the Stars Shine Bright."
Sat. 10/22/11 9:36am Josh Norton:
Barbara Mason's "Yes I'm Ready" has some lovely string writing.
Sat. 10/22/11 9:43am Moe:
Gene Pitney, the man who shot liberty valance
Sat. 10/22/11 9:44am neg-guh-tor:
John Barry comes to mind. Also, Don Leather, The Beatles and Girls of Kilimangaro by Miles/Evans! Great show!
Sat. 10/22/11 9:55am Mike Sin:
I'm enjoying this next installment of the "string section."
Sat. 10/22/11 10:01am mchuge:
Must be 90s country music with orchestra. Lyle Lovett? I also think Kathy Mattea, Dolly Parton, if you want to go there.
Sat. 10/22/11 10:05am T-Zero:
Another beautiful program. Just wanted to say I'm enjoying more strings, Bob.
Sat. 10/22/11 10:08am clarke:
This Mortal Coil: version of Big Star's "kangaroo"
Sat. 10/22/11 10:08am Detroit Mac:
Strings? How about: Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, It' a Beautiful Day, Curved Air, Bob Wills...
Sat. 10/22/11 10:10am clarke:
This Mortal Coil: version of Big Star's "holocaust"
Sat. 10/22/11 10:15am mrmucho:
re: soul w/ strings: 70s Gamble/Huff?
Sat. 10/22/11 10:16am clarke:
The Spinners "i'll be around" - strings in the solo section
Sat. 10/22/11 10:19am dale:
morning mr. deejay. what could be more soulful than the love unlimited orchestra?
Sat. 10/22/11 10:25am neg-guh-tor:
I've got this Mott the Hoople record and it's weird, to say the least. One of these days I know I'm gonna spin it and like it. Times a tickin' though!
Sat. 10/22/11 10:29am dave:
there's an amazing ian hunter live with strings album from the 80s or something
Sat. 10/22/11 10:37am seang:
Rufus Wainwright's song "Little Sister" has cool strings
Sat. 10/22/11 10:39am Pam:
Loving the strings! I recently viewed "Eels with Strings, Live at Town Hall" Their version of Pretty Ballerina knocked my socks off!
Sat. 10/22/11 10:48am Pam:
Dono rules - OK!
Sat. 10/22/11 10:50am Jeff:
How about "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe?
BTW, I might live in Ringwood, NJ but I'm from BROOKLYN!
Hope to see you at Drew's sometime>
Sat. 10/22/11 10:52am clarke:
Sunset Recorders records: Johnny Rivers REWIND (mostly Jimmy Webb songs), Glenn Campbell GALVESTON (many Jimmy Webb songs), Bob Siller THIS IS SILLER'S PICTURE (no Jimmy Webb songs), The Fifth Dimension THE MAGIC GARDEN (ALL Jimmy Webb songs), Jimmy Webb WORDS AND MUSIC (uh, ALL Jimmy Webb songs).
Sat. 10/22/11 10:55am TJ:
Isn't this a beach boys song by a different name? Or is it a combination of songs?
Sat. 10/22/11 10:55am TJ:
Nevermind, i was mistaken .. great song though!
Thu. 10/27/11 4:14pm Keith Spring:
The Ben Casey Theme is in 5/4, rather than 7/4. Sorry if there was any miscommunication. The key to counting it is in the pattern played by the string section, rather than the melody.