Bob Brainen's playlist November 19, 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 ) P.J. O'Connell Gettin' Gone Join The Crowd (Vinyl) * 2011 0:03:04 ) Todd Rundgren Baby Let's Swing (full length song) Runt + Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (CD box set) * 1970 / 2011 0:04:53 ) Brother Jack McDuff & George Benson Briar Patch George Benson & Brother Jack McDuff (LP box set) 1965 0:09:06 ) NRBQ Hobbies Transmissions (CD box set) 1977 / 2004 Japanese comp. 0:11:44 ) Jake And The Rest Of The Jewels Annabelle A Lick And A Promise (CD) 2011 0:15:41 ) Ronald Stein 50 Ft. Rock (& Roll) from The Attack of The 50 Foot Woman Not Of This Earth! The Film Music Of Ronald Stein (CD) 1958 / 1995 0:17:59 ) Imelda May Sneaky Freak Mayhem (CD) 2010 0:20:00 ) Chiles And Pettiford The Joker Live At Jillys (LP) 1965 0:22:57 )
Start: THINGS WITH STRINGS
Hollyridge Strings Rag Doll Play The Hits Of The Four Seasons (LP) 1964 0:26:02 ) Music behind DJ:
Play The Hits Of The Four Seasons 0:26:46 ) Blood Sweat & Tears The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud Child Is Father To The Man (CD) 1968 / 1994 0:38:15 ) Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Where Is The Love Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (LP) 1972 0:42:24 ) Ronny & The Daytonas Sandy Sandy (LP) 1965 0:45:06 ) Bert Kaempfert That Happy Feeling That Happy Feeling (LP) 1962 Used as the theme to the Sandy Becker show. 0:47:53 ) Gallagher & Lyle Trees Fairytales Can Come True (CD) 1967 / 2007 VAR 0:50:56 ) Gary McFarland Orchestra Reflections In The Park Gary McFarland Orchestra-Special Guest Soloist Bill Evans (LP) 1963 0:53:26 ) Byrds Old John Robertson (45) 1967 0:57:08 ) Music behind DJ:
Greatest Hits 0:58:02 ) Weekend Past Meets Present La Variete' (LP) 1982 1:11:07 ) Graham Gouldman My Father The Graham Gouldman Thing (LP) 1968 1:13:53 ) Carlos Salzedo The Snow is Dancing Debussy's Children's Corner Suite (CD-R) 1914 / 194? Transcribed for flute harp and cello 1:16:37 ) Alexander Desplat Postcards The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (CD box set) 2008 OST 1:20:10 ) N.Y. Bass Violin Choir John Coltrane (excerpt) N.Y. Bass Violin Choir (LP) 1980 Strata East label 1:22:17 ) Hollies Stop Right There Evolution (CD) 1967 / 1999 1:24:43 ) Music behind DJ:
Greatest Hits 1:25:33 ) Pete Jolly & His Trio Sweet September (CD-R) 1964 Thanks to Gene Sculatti 1:35:21 ) Melachrino Strings and Orchestra Greensleeves Music For Reading (7") 195? Double 7" 45 1:37:49 ) John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Sandy Bare Wires (LP) 1968 Mick Taylor-guitar; Henry Lowther-violin 1:41:54 ) Chico Hamilton Quintet w/ Eric Dolphy Something To Live For With Strings Attached (CD) 1959 / 2007 1:45:40 ) David Hemmings Anathea Happens (CD) 1967 / 2004 1:49:51 ) Music behind DJ:
Greatest Hits 1:52:13 ) Thomas Newman Six Feet Under Theme Six Feet Under Soundtrack (CD) 2002 1:59:29 )
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 11/19/11 9:05am David:
Is this a first? No Hank Levine?
Nevermind, let's talk about PJ's cd being in the top 10 of 2011.
Sat. 11/19/11 9:40am mrmucho:
you should do all mellotron next, bob
Sat. 11/19/11 9:46am miketp:
ah yes prog rock fusion show i can dig it
Sat. 11/19/11 9:47am SmokinJ:
Sat. 11/19/11 9:51am Robert:
Yes, that was one of Becker's themes, but ISTR it wasn't the only one. Can't remember the others, though, so I could be confabulating.
Sat. 11/19/11 9:53am Robert:
It had those stills from the show synchronized to the drumbeats.
Sat. 11/19/11 9:54am Robert:
What I can't remember is whether before they had the stills, they used the same music or not.
Sat. 11/19/11 9:55am Jim B:
As a kid never knew how Happy Feeling ended because they would always cut away to a commercial.
Sat. 11/19/11 10:01am Robert:
I get it, it's a Becker suite!
Sat. 11/19/11 10:02am Robert:
Thanks for filling in that gap in my memory, Danke Schoen being the other theme.
Sat. 11/19/11 10:09am tomB:
Bob's string project is interesting, because it gives us a chance to pay attention to stringwork that doesn't stay with our memories of the song itself. Yet in many instances, a rehearing merely confirms that the string sweetening tended to be saccharine, and kind of lame.
MrMucho's suggestion for a mellotron special brings to mind the use (&abuse) of all synthesized keyboards to replicate strings as an alternative to stringwork, a sound more portable and under the control of the band, rather than the producer--thus a dialectical alternative. I think this decline in the use of string sections, for a decade or more, forced string players to use styles not so readily replicated on keyboard, often gutsier, more so on the margins of pop (aka FMU playlist). The dialectic continues!
Sat. 11/19/11 10:18am Paul:
Is a majority of what Bob plays from his personal oollection o the record library?
Sat. 11/19/11 10:22am zoot:
Great to hear some Carlos Salzedo. He was an incredible innovator of the harp. My sister studied with his widow.
Sat. 11/19/11 10:25am moe:
thanks for sandy...
Sat. 11/19/11 10:25am miketp:
there was the childhood innocense during the late 50s and 60s. youd be sitting with your bowl of cereal withyour brothers watching sandy becker chuck mccan wonderama courageous cat n minte mouse felix the cat spunky n tadpole we were chilren and we were getting big doses o sci fi b movies n psychedelia. yesteryear was ok in my books beautiful ben button cut bob
Sat. 11/19/11 10:56am Jim Duffy:
Nice Chico Hamilton. I saw Hamilton play last month at a small club on Avenue A. He's 90 years old and still swinging on the drums and writing great harmonies for three woodwinds.
Sat. 11/19/11 10:58am T-Zero:
Thanks for another great show, Bob. Have a good week.
Sat. 11/19/11 11:00am miketp:
may i reiterate your sentimets exactly t zero
Sat. 11/19/11 11:01am Andy in Berlin:
Sometime in the late 70s I found myself in the elevator with Sandy Becker - just the two of us -and I was just totally speechless.
Sat. 11/19/11 3:18pm melinda:
great show, I really like the strings theme you've been doing. Especially enjoyed hearing the Thomas Newman Six Feet Under theme...one of the best tv show themes ever.