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Another 3/4ths of Things With Strings
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Artist Track Album / Format Year Comments Approx. start time
Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary  Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1966    0:00:00 )  
P.J. O'Connell  Gettin' Gone   Options Join The Crowd (Vinyl) * from the Brainen Archive   2011    0:03:04 )  
Todd Rundgren  Baby Let's Swing (full length song)   Options Runt + Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (CD box set) * from the Brainen Archive   1970 / 2011    0:04:53 )  
Brother Jack McDuff & George Benson  Briar Patch   Options George Benson & Brother Jack McDuff (LP box set) from the Brainen Archive   1965    0:09:06 )  
NRBQ  Hobbies   Options Transmissions (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1977 / 2004  Japanese comp.  0:11:44 )  
Jake And The Rest Of The Jewels  Annabelle   Options A Lick And A Promise (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2011    0:15:41 )  
Ronald Stein  50 Ft. Rock (& Roll) from The Attack of The 50 Foot Woman   Options Not Of This Earth! The Film Music Of Ronald Stein (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1958 / 1995    0:17:59 )  
Imelda May  Sneaky Freak   Options Mayhem (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2010    0:20:00 )  
Chiles And Pettiford  The Joker   Options Live At Jillys (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1965    0:22:57 )  
 
Start: THINGS WITH STRINGS
Hollyridge Strings  Rag Doll   Options Play The Hits Of The Four Seasons (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1964    0:26:02 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
Hollyridge Strings 
  Play The Hits Of The Four Seasons       0:26:46 )  
Blood Sweat & Tears  The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud   Options Child Is Father To The Man (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1968 / 1994    0:38:15 )  
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway  Where Is The Love   Options Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1972    0:42:24 )  
Ronny & The Daytonas  Sandy   Options Sandy (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1965    0:45:06 )  
Bert Kaempfert  That Happy Feeling   Options That Happy Feeling (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1962  Used as the theme to the Sandy Becker show.  0:47:53 )  
Gallagher & Lyle  Trees   Options Fairytales Can Come True (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2007  VAR  0:50:56 )  
Gary McFarland Orchestra  Reflections In The Park   Options Gary McFarland Orchestra-Special Guest Soloist Bill Evans (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1963    0:53:26 )  
Byrds  Old John Robertson   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1967    0:57:08 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  Greatest Hits       0:58:02 )  
Weekend  Past Meets Present   Options La Variete' (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1982    1:11:07 )  
Graham Gouldman  My Father   Options The Graham Gouldman Thing (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968    1:13:53 )  
Carlos Salzedo  The Snow is Dancing   Options Debussy's Children's Corner Suite (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1914 / 194?  Transcribed for flute harp and cello  1:16:37 )  
Alexander Desplat  Postcards   Options The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   2008  OST  1:20:10 )  
N.Y. Bass Violin Choir   John Coltrane (excerpt)   Options N.Y. Bass Violin Choir (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1980  Strata East label  1:22:17 )  
Hollies  Stop Right There   Options Evolution (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 1999    1:24:43 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  Greatest Hits       1:25:33 )  
Pete Jolly & His Trio  Sweet September   Options (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   1964  Thanks to Gene Sculatti  1:35:21 )  
Melachrino Strings and Orchestra  Greensleeves   Options Music For Reading (7") from the Brainen Archive   195?  Double 7" 45  1:37:49 )  
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers  Sandy   Options Bare Wires (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968  Mick Taylor-guitar; Henry Lowther-violin  1:41:54 )  
Chico Hamilton Quintet w/ Eric Dolphy  Something To Live For   Options With Strings Attached (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1959 / 2007    1:45:40 )  
David Hemmings  Anathea   Options Happens (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 / 2004    1:49:51 )  
 
Music behind DJ:
Bert Kaempfert 
  Greatest Hits       1:52:13 )  
Thomas Newman  Six Feet Under Theme   Options Six Feet Under Soundtrack (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2002    1:59:29 )  


(* = new, from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)


Listener comments!

  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:

Nice!
  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.
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