Bob Brainen's playlist April 23, 2016 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 ) Spirit Fresh Garbage Spirit (LP) 1968 0:01:59 ) Lonnie Mack Wham The Wham Of That Memphis Man (LP) 1963 RIP
"Lonnie was the kingpin back in 1965"
0:05:04 ) Pretty Things Circus Mind The Singles As & Bs (LP) 1971 / 1977 RIP Peter Tolson 0:08:22 ) Charles Mingus Ecclusiastics Oh Yeah (LP) 1972 Happy Birthday!
(April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979)
0:10:38 ) Leroy Anderson Plink, Plank, Plunk! His Own Compositions, Vol. 2 (10") 1951 0:16:05 ) Fats Domino All By Myself The Fat Man's Frenzy (CD) 1955 / 2006 0:18:41 ) Johnny Burnette RnR Trio All By Myself Tear It Up: 17 Wild Rockabilly Classics (LP) 1956 / 1978? 0:20:56 ) NRBQ All By Myself Froggy's Favorites Volume One: Live 1979-1999 (CD box set) 1994 / 2006 0:25:18 ) Big Jay McNeely Maneater Honkers & Screamers (2LP) 1948 / 1979 VAR 0:26:18 ) Cal Tjader I've Waited So Long Black Orchid 1959 / 1993 0:29:11 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape"
0:32:55 ) The Band (w/o Bob) Katie's Been Gone Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (CD box set) 1968? / 1975 0:41:30 ) McDonald & Giles Tomorrow's People - The Children Of Today McDonald & Giles (CD) 1971 0:44:06 ) "Wyncote Orchestra" Man From U.N.C.L.E. Theme New Original TV Themes (MP3) 1967 see: http://www.basichipdigitaloddio.com/365/ 0:50:59 ) Moody Blues I Really Haven't Got The Time "proposed 2nd album" (MP3) 1966 Thanks to Pete Tomlinson 0:53:36 ) Carl Brandt & The W.B. Orch. Patty Duke Show Theme Top TV Themes '64 (MP3) 1964 from basichipdigital again 0:56:41 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape"
1:04:52 ) Todd Rundgren Boat on The Charles* Runt / The Ballad of Todd Rundgren* (CD box set) 1971 / 2011 1:13:06 ) Laura Nyro & LaBelle Desiree / You've Really Got A Hold On Me Gonna Take A Miracle (CD) 1971 / 2002 1:17:45 ) Eric Dolphy With Booker Little Far Cry 12 Classic Albums 1959-1962 (CD box set) 1962 / 2014 1:22:13 ) Bill Doggett Hold It Gon Doggett (LP) 1958 / 1985 1:27:38 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape"
1:27:44 ) Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet Time The Quintet Vol. 2 (2LP) 1955 / 1977 1:36:34 ) The Hit Pack Didn't I Unreleased Motown 1965 (MP3) * 1965 / 2015 Thanks to Doug Young 1:41:51 ) Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers Think It Over (Before You Break My Heart) One Track Mind! More Motown Guys (CD box set) * 196? / 2016 1:44:06 ) Peggy Lee Goin' On A Hayride Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox 1:46:09 ) The City Now That Everything's Been Said Now That Everything's Been Said (LP) 1969 1:48:16 ) Smokey & His Sister Come And Be Mine Smokey & His Sister (CD) 1966 / 2007 1:50:09 ) Procol Harum The Milk Of Human Kindness A Salty Dog - Deluxe Edition (CD box set) * 1969 / 2015 1:53:02 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape"
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 4/23/16 9:03am 1whoknewcthulhu:
That's the Spirit! Good morning, Bob.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:03am duke:
Goo morning Bob. Nice Spirit song
Sat. 4/23/16 9:04am Jack:
Sat. 4/23/16 9:05am annie:
Sat. 4/23/16 9:05am RHenderson:
Good morning, Bob. Excellent start! This LP, if memory serves, is one of those whose mono
Sat. 4/23/16 9:10am Jeff:
Why did I think Lonnie Mack died years ago?
I did get to see him on a bill with Roy Buchanan and Albert Collins.
And, oh yeah, I hope Page loses that lawsuit. The dude's the most prolific plagiarizer in rock and roll.
R.I.P. Randy California
Sat. 4/23/16 9:11am Scraps deSelby:
mingus mingus mingus ah
Sat. 4/23/16 9:14am Scraps deSelby:
Oh! happy birthday! Didn't know that. He's so wonderful
Sat. 4/23/16 9:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Better Get It In Your Soul !
Sat. 4/23/16 9:18am Scraps deSelby:
Plonk, plenk, plynk! (Volume 2)
Sat. 4/23/16 9:19am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Sat. 4/23/16 9:22am 1whoknewcthulhu:
And now, for something completely different . . .
Sat. 4/23/16 9:24am RHenderson:
What I'd meant to say earlier — the phone app cuts off comments, as it turns out — is that 'Spirit' is maybe one of those mid-'60s LP's that sounds a bit different in its respective mono & stereo versions.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:25am Stuart Rose:
Bob playing rockabilly- a little unexpected, very appreciated.
Page really committed theft with Dazed and Confused. Stairway uses Randy's guitar figure but not as the melody of the song.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:28am Dave M:
Happy birthday, Bob!
Sat. 4/23/16 9:29am scott:
---and Eric Carmen nowhere in sight
Sat. 4/23/16 9:31am Jeff:
Happy Birthday Bob Brainen and Charles Mingus!
Sat. 4/23/16 9:34am Stuart Rose:
Happy Birthday, Bob.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:35am WilliamfromDumont:
Tjader played on some very early Mingus sides too.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:36am Jack:
Can the dead sue the living? I hope not. Of course, there will always be a long line of lawyers willing to take the case and try.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:40am melinda:
good morning and happy birthday!
Sat. 4/23/16 9:42am Scraps deSelby:
WFMU doesn't have Countdown to Ecstasy?? Sob
Sat. 4/23/16 9:43am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Joyeux ♉Taurean Solar Return !
Sat. 4/23/16 9:43am RHenderson:
Is today your Big Day, Bob? Turns out you share it with Roy Orbison, not bad...
Sat. 4/23/16 9:43am Jeff:
It's been 30 years, and I still miss Richard Manuel.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:50am WilliamfromDumont:
Gotta play Birdman someday Bob.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:51am scott:
really like the rhythm section and vocal sound of this M&G song, great album
Sat. 4/23/16 9:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
♉Taurus is the Fixed Earth sign - about accumulating Material for survival after birth (which is ♈Aries the 1st & previous sign & the technical beginning of Spring). It links the brain & body - correlates to perhaps the Earth itself - & has natural understanding of Forms.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:53am SmokinJ:
Happy Happy bb!
Sat. 4/23/16 9:54am RHenderson:
'McDonald & Giles' was one of those albums with no info on the outside of the jacket, save for the title, a trendy, cooler-than-thou gesture at the time. But it did have that cool color infrared photography, so I bought it anyways, glad I did.
Sat. 4/23/16 9:55am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Pre-prog-rock Moody Blues!
Sat. 4/23/16 9:58am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
- yes - between - ? - their early R&B ballad phase (? - 'Go Now') - & their Psych-ProtoProg phase (Moodys being the perfect example of the transition from Psych to Prog?...& who says Psych/Prog are always about screaming horrors anyway? Love Moodys...)
Sat. 4/23/16 10:12am BEAVO:
No it was the Great White Wonder.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:16am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Can't believe that Runt is nearly half a century old.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:18am Scraps deSelby:
I know it's a cliché for favorite Rundgren, but "Hello It's Me" is just so good
Sat. 4/23/16 10:19am Jeff:
Talk about missing someone-Laura Nyro, why did you leave us so soon?
Sat. 4/23/16 10:19am RHenderson:
This is def. my favorite Todd lp, but perhaps you played my favorite Todd tune the other week, that being "Long Flowing Robe." Still, this is the best example of the sweetness that Rundgren's voice still possessed early in his solo career. After the 'Todd' double lp that quality became increasingly scarce.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:20am Scraps deSelby:
If I can't pick a single, then maybe "Piss Aaron"
Sat. 4/23/16 10:20am melinda:
I love Gonna Take a Miracle. Nice to hear.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:23am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Love any Laura Nyro.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:23am BEAVO:
Todd was very much influenced by Laura Nyro
Sat. 4/23/16 10:23am Parq:
Did she write that?
Sat. 4/23/16 10:24am Scraps deSelby:
My beloved late wife turned me on to Laura Nyro. 13 Confession is my favorite, but Velma liked New York Tendeberry, even using that as her internet name, etc
Sat. 4/23/16 10:24am BEAVO:
No Smokey Robinson did
Sat. 4/23/16 10:25am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
...but Writer she was (often for Hits by others - Guess Who &tc.)
Sat. 4/23/16 10:26am Scraps deSelby:
And lots of 5th Dimension
Sat. 4/23/16 10:26am BEAVO:
Wedding Bell Blues
Sat. 4/23/16 10:26am paul:
Sat. 4/23/16 10:27am Scraps deSelby:
And she was so young, so mature
Sat. 4/23/16 10:27am paul:
In fact, that's about the only Streisand stuff I like listening to.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:29am Jeff:
My personal choice for MVP in jazz.
So unknown by so many, but so appreciated by his peers; except for Miles Davis who dissed him in a Downbeat blindfold test. Fuck you, Miles!
Sat. 4/23/16 10:29am BEAVO:
Too bad she mistakenly thought people were laughing at her at Monterey. I crushed her. Wish they would release the film.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:31am melinda:
I'm not having any problems here.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:31am Jeff:
All good here, Bob
Sat. 4/23/16 10:32am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Everything A-OK on this side, Bob.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:35am Stuart Rose:
Laura- God rest her soul- probably wasn't made for playing such a huge outdoor festival. But I'm not sure I have the whole story. Why was she convinced people were laughing at her?
Sat. 4/23/16 10:40am BEAVO:
Apparently nobody else who was there knows. According to the documentry I saw. She was real insecure about her performance. Which was great in the clip I saw of Wedding Bell Blues.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:44am Stuart Rose:
She was real young than, wasn't she?
Monterey was '67,right?
Such soulful eyes.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:48am Jeff:
A friend of mine went to sleep away camp in the early '60s.
Laura Nyro was a camp counselor there and used to play her guitar and sing to the kids.
This same friend of mine's dad owned Gem Spa in the '60s and '70s. Right across from Fillmore East. Everyone hung out there!
Sat. 4/23/16 10:50am Jeff:
This tune shows Laura's influence on Carole King.
Typically, Carole served as an influence to Laura.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:52am Greg from ZONE 5:
<gasp!> Happy Birthday, Bob!
Sat. 4/23/16 10:53am Stuart Rose:
I imagine Laura soothed the emotions of any homesick little kids.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:54am tadpoles:
Go Robin! Excellent thanks Bob.
Sat. 4/23/16 10:54am SmokinJ:
Savin' the best for last eh? Fantastic!
Sat. 4/23/16 10:56am kevin Sutton:
Happy B'day Bob, my P.H. song is "Simple Sister"
Sat. 4/23/16 10:59am melinda:
Jeff that's a great story.
Sat. 4/23/16 11:01am P-90:
Happy Birthday and thanks for the soundtrack to my Saturday mornings, Bob. Never less than excellent.
Sat. 4/23/16 4:06pm Michael King:
Bob, I love your show and listen faithfully every week. But, not one Prince tune? I don't understand. Happy Birthday!