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Options January 2, 2003: Live Man In the Dead of Night

with Bob Rixon


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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Sergei Prokofiev  Kes Ridicules   Options For the Love of Three Oranges      Vinyl   
Joe Simon  Pool of Bad Luck (Listen: Real)   Options Drowning in the Sea of Love  Spring  1972  Vinyl  Simon's Philly Sigma Sound session. Pretty good, too. 
Gustav Mahler  Trauermarsch (Listen: Real)   Options Symphony #5 in C# Minor  Apollo    CD  Austrian Radio Orchestra. Funereal. Part of Mahler's genius is that he can deliberately compose a parody while at the same time be completely serious. 
Bob Dylan  Tryin' to Get to Heaven (Listen: Real)   Options Time Out of Mind  Columbia    CD  I used t have the same Triumph motorcycle tee shirt Dylan wore on the cover of Highway 61. Wore it t rags. 
Patty Waters  Wild Is the Wind (Listen: Real)   Options College Tour  ESP  1966  CD  with Burton Greene 
Gustav Holst  Saturn (Old Age) (Listen: Real)   Options The Planets  Front Row    CD  Robert Ashkey cond. London Festival Orchestra Now here's Bob Rixon, the only WFMU DJ ever arrested, convicted & incarcerated for stalking another WFMU DJ 
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Karen Mantler and Her Cat Arnold  I Love Christmas (Listen: Real)   Options Get the Flu  Watt / ECM  1990  CD   
Solenoid  Bike (Listen: Real)   Options Ingrid / Bike  Audraglint    7"  Syd Barrett song. 
Volcano the Bear  There in the House of the Moon` (Listen: Real)   Options Guess the Birds  Beta-Lactam Ring    10"   
Mary Lou Newmark  Cosmos (Listen: Real)   Options Green Angel  Green Angel  2000  CD  5 string electric violin 
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Jean Francaix / Dorian Quintet  Quintet for Woodwinds (1948) (Listen: Real)   Options Music for Winds   Vox Box    CD box set  Andante tranquillo - Presto - Andante - Tempo di marcia francese
Highly recommended set, includes Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time
 
Kristina Olsen  Live Man in the Dead of Night (Listen: Real)   Options Love, Kristina  Philo  1993  CD   
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Henry Brant / Boston Musica Viva  Hommage for the Brothers Marx: Chico, Groucho, Harpo (1938) (Listen: Real)   Options Works from a Lifetime  Newport Classic  1994  CD  This is one of the best pieces of music I heard for the first time in 2002. CD also includes two "spatial" compositions, & two lighthearted suites. 
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Dmitri Shostakovich  Symphony #2, dedicated to the October Revolution (1927) (Listen: Real)   Options October Revolution  BBC Magazine  1996  CD  1996 performance by BBC Orchestra & Choris cond. by Mark Elder. Includes the humungous Prokofiev "Cantata for the 29th Anniversary of the October Revolution," which didn't please the Kultural Kommittee. Shostakovich was only twenty years old. This CD is one the best I heard this year. 
Ann-Margret & Johnny Green  Bye Bye Birdie Main Title & Overture (Listen: Real)   Options Bye Bye Birdie Soundtrack  RCA   1963  Vinyl  Did anyone embody the American Teenage Whore / Madonna of the Early Sixties better than Ann-Margret? In this movie, Ann-Margret's dad was played (hilariously) by Paul Lynde, in the same snide queen character that made him so funny (& dirty) on Hollywood Squares. 
Louis Armstrong  Got a Lot of Livin' to Do (from Bye Bye Birdie) (Listen: Real)   Options Hello Dolly  Kapp    Vinyl  Another precious throw-away by Pops. Play it again, Rix. 
 
Terje Rypdal  The Dain Curse   Options Waves  ECM  1978  Vinyl   
Esperanza Abad  Hymne an Lesbierinen   Options Voz  RNE (import)    CD  Composer: Agustin Gonzalez Acilu
Text: Gerhard Ruhm
This CD by Spanish composer/singer Abad made my 2002 Best of.
 
Marion Brown  Karintha   Options Geechee Recollections  ABC  1973  Vinyl  Text: Jean Toomer
LP features Leo Smith, Steve McCall, James Jefferson, among others.
 
Susumo Yokota  Secret Garden   Options The Boy and the Tree  Leaf  2002  CD   
 
Syl Johnson  Sweet Thing   Options Ms. Fine Brown Frame  Erect Records / Boardwalk  1982  Vinyl  DJ Rix Mixed Message Award for this particular program. 
Ben E. King  I Betcha Didn't Know That   Options I Had a Love  Atlantic  1976  Vinyl  This song produced by Norman Harris at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia. 
Hydroponic Sound System  shu bop shu bop   Options The Synthesis EP  Bomb/Althernate Take  2002  12"   
The Dells  All Your Goodies Are Gone   Options New Beginnings  ABC  1978  Vinyl  This cut produced by George Clinton 
Parliament  All Your Goodies Are Gone   Options Funked Up: Best of Parliament  Mercury    CD  Just the "P" part of "P-Funk." 
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System  Filter 13   Options Essential Collection  M Records    CD   
 
Sam Phillips  Power World (Listen: Real)   Options Omnipop  Virgin  1996  CD   
Verlaines  Lucky In My Dreams (Listen: Real)   Options Way Out Where  Slash  1993  CD   
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