Bob Brainen's playlist February 2, 2013 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 ) Armando Trovajoli "Sister Scapel" from Atom Age Vampire Monster Movie Music, Vol. 4 (CD-R) 1960 0:02:18 ) Pluto Walkers Whirlcage The Throwaway Age (CD) * 2012 0:04:16 ) Roland Kirk Spirit Girl Introducing Roland Kirk 1960 Actually, his 2nd album
R.I.P. Rahn Burton [aka William Burton] piano
0:07:47 ) Kenny Dorham & Friends Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah! The Jazz Life VAR 0:12:43 ) Raag Billy Bop Healing Hands Stranger Here Myself (CD) * 2013 0:19:38 ) Steve Miller Band Quicksilver Girl Sailor (CD) 1968 0:23:17 ) Fontella Bass I Need Love Free (CD) 1972 / 2000 R.I.P. 0:25:23 ) Music behind DJ:
Plays The Hits 0:26:47 ) Roland Kirk Spirits Up Above Volunteered Slavery (CD) 1969 Rahn Burton-piano 0:40:01 ) Holly St. James Thats not Love Brainstormers (LP) 1967 VAR 0:43:27 ) Milky Surround Yourself With Milky Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox 0:45:45 ) Mongo Santamaria Yeh Yeh Watermelon Man (CD) 1963 / 1993 0:48:56 ) Skatalites President Kennedy (aka Yeh Yeh) (MP3) 1966 Thanks to Joel Marver 0:52:02 ) Sun Ra The World of Africa Cosmo Earth Fantasy (CD) * 1968 / 2012 comp 0:55:19 ) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
1:00:39 ) Claude Debussy The Sunken Cathedral Debussy Plays Debussy (CD) 1913 / 2003 Piano rolls 1:13:27 ) Richard Thompson Good Things Happen to Bad People Electric (CD) * 2013 1:17:38 ) Tadd Dameron w/ Fats Navarro Dameronia The Complete Blue Note & Capitol Recordings (CD box set) 1947 / 1995 1:23:01 ) Paul Williams Backbender Honkers & Screamers (LP box set) 1949 / 1979 VAR 1:26:09 ) Music behind DJ:
Beat Girl 1:29:10 ) NRBQ Party in my Head Transmissions (CD box set) 2001 / 2004 comp 1:35:37 ) Funk Brothers I can't help myself [backing track] (MP3) 1965 1:39:22 ) Kurt Weill Opening Credit / Overture / The Sea The Recording Lost from the p[ageant Railroads on Parade (CD) 1939 / 2012 The Recording Lost from the Pageant- World's Fair 1939 / 1940 1:42:10 ) Como Mamas Old Landmark Get an Understanding (CD) * 2005 / 2012 1:45:32 ) Ruben & The Jets Jelly Roll Gum Drop Cruisin' With Ruben & the Jets (CD) 1968 1:48:14 ) Buffalo Springfield Uno Mundo Last Time Around (CD) 1968 1:50:34 ) Falcons Sent Up You're So Fine (LP) 1957 1:52:40 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB Instro cassette" 1:54:50 )
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 2/2/13 9:07am Mike East:
morning, bob. just finished watching The Invisible Man. That's kind of a monster movie, right?
Sat. 2/2/13 9:09am Bob Brainen:
Invisible Man w/ Claude Rains? Awesome!
Sat. 2/2/13 9:11am Mike East:
yeah, exactly...and Clarence from Its a Wonderful Life
Sat. 2/2/13 9:11am Mike East:
...Henry Travers. Don't want you to think I can't google.
Sat. 2/2/13 9:14am Jack:
Most of H.G. Wells science fiction has been made into movies, some cheesier than others. War of The Worlds, Invisible Man, Island of Dr. Moreau...I just read "The Nobody" by Jeff Lamire (graphic novel) which was a nice spin off the Invisible Man.
Sat. 2/2/13 9:17am Mike East:
i thought the tom cruise remake of war of the worlds was crap
Sat. 2/2/13 9:17am Jack:
sorry, Jeff Lemire.
Sat. 2/2/13 9:19am Jack:
@Mike - well of course. Tom Cruise? need I say more? oh, right ...Spielberg.
Sat. 2/2/13 9:21am Mike East:
hey, i've enjoyed pictures that both those guys have made. that was just a total misfire
Sat. 2/2/13 9:27am will scheck:
love what youre playing this am.
Rland Kirk..beautiful. Happened to see him in the 70s
I guess he had had a stroke by that time but still managed to play
a few instruments simultaneously.
Sat. 2/2/13 9:28am Mike East:
too many babies...i dont want bob to think he's runnin a daycare
Sat. 2/2/13 9:29am SmokinJ:
Sat. 2/2/13 9:32am Domenic:
Sat. 2/2/13 9:33am mike tp:
BOB that ROLANK KIRK piece was really cool. easy to listen to. perhaps not so easy to play these r the masters
Sat. 2/2/13 9:35am mike tp:
WILL i seen ROLAND KIRK VILLAGE VANGUARD early 70s. was a treat. BOB you can dj my party anytime. always enjoying you long time
Sat. 2/2/13 9:52am glenn:
happy groundhog day, everybody. i hope you got good presents.
Sat. 2/2/13 10:36am seang:
Sat. 2/2/13 10:38am noonetwisting:
Nice show as always, Bob. Mike TP and others - there's a Roland Kirk documentary in production that I'm looking forward to. May be out this year. http://rahsaanfilm.com/
Sat. 2/2/13 10:43am glenn:
hey bob, if you're a fan of earle hagen's, there's most of a 5 hour interview with him posted on youtube. www.youtube.com...
Sat. 2/2/13 10:46am paul:
Where do you get those funk brothers mp3's, Bob?
Sat. 2/2/13 10:48am Bob Brainen:
Some Funk Bros. tracks were available on the web-if I can find the url I'll include it on the playlist.
Sat. 2/2/13 10:49am burpage:
thanks bob ah yes
Sat. 2/2/13 10:49am paul:
Great, Thank you!
Sat. 2/2/13 10:50am Connie T. Empress:
Oh SNAT Ruben and The Jets!
Sat. 2/2/13 10:51am Bob Brainen:
Connie T. - Nice to have royalty drop a comment!
Sat. 2/2/13 10:56am Connie T. Empress:
Always with Brainen on the Brain:Falcons
Sat. 2/2/13 11:01am Mike East:
great show, bob
Sun. 2/3/13 10:18am Mark Rosen:
Tons of Funk Brothers backing tracks are available on the Motown label karaoke CDs. All ORIGINAL!!
Tue. 2/5/13 6:50am dave heasman:
That "Spirit Girl" track is great. The first time we in the UK really heard Kirk was on the Mingus Oh Yeah album that was recorded in 1961. (And later in the great Roy Haynes' "Out of the Afternoon"). Everyone heard/had "Oh Yeah" - Davy Graham, Alexis Korner, Paul Jones were strongly influenced - but from this track it appears that it was far more Kirk than Mingus. I loved Kirk, we'd go see him at Ronnie Scott's as often as we could afford. No record ever really captured the live Kirk.