Bob Brainen's playlist February 25, 2017 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 )
R.I.P. Bobby Lloyd Hicks-drums
Skeletons Downtown Waiting (LP) 1992 0:02:33 ) NRBQ Let Go (live) High Noon- A 50-Year Retrospective (Boxed set) * 2015 / 2016 0:05:21 )
R.I.P. Larry Coryell
Garry Burton Quartet General Mojo's Well Laid Plan Duster (LP) 1967 0:09:34 ) Free Spirits Don't Look Now (But Your Head Is Turned Around) Out of Sight and Sound (LP) 1967 0:13:49 ) Free Design Kites Are Fun Kites are Fun (LP) 1967 0:16:11 ) Tim Hardin It'll Never Happen Again Hang on to a Dream: The Verve Anthology (CD box set) 1966 / 1994 0:18:42 ) Duke Ellington Rockin' In Rhythm Harlem Speaks (LP) 1940 / 1980 Thanks to Patio 0:22:18 ) Music behind DJ:
"birds @ 302 Chestnut"
0:24:25 ) The Band The Rumor Stagefright (LP) 1971 Rick Danko-left channel
Levon Helm-right channel
Richard Manuel-center channel
0:38:30 ) Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty The Big Gray Sky Things (CD) * 1968 / 2016 0:42:43 ) Wayne Horvitz Money Or A Story Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places for Richard Hugo) (CD) 2015 0:44:50 ) Johnny Williams "I Ain't Gonna Hurt You" from Stark Fear Monster Movie Music, Vol. 7 (CD-R) 1962 VAR 0:50:12 ) Phillip Malela Tiba Kamo Next Stop Soweto, Vol 2 (CD) 1975 / 2010 VAR 0:51:07 ) Angie Hester w/Lincoln Chase Bump Step Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox 0:54:30 ) Malombo Jazz Makers Sibthathu Next Stop...Soweto Vol. 3 (CD box set) 1971 / 2010 VAR
Thanks to Ed Bobinski
0:58:25 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape"
1:00:13 ) Liberace Army Reserve Ad WFMUzak [Bob Brainen's 2017 Fundraiser CD] (CD) * 1972 / 2017 1:07:50 ) Effi Smith Dial That Telephone WFMUzak [Bob Brainen's 2017 Fundraiser CD] (CD) * 1965 / 2017 1:09:25 ) Henry "Red" Allen Ain't Cha Got Music Swing Out (CD) 1933 / 2013 1:12:12 ) Turtles On A Summer's Day All The Singles (CD box set) * 1966 / 2016 1:15:05 ) Lee Dorsey My Babe Can You Hear Lee Dorsey? The Best Of... (2LP) 1972 / 1982 1:17:48 ) Serge Chaloff The Fable Of Mabel The Fable Of Mabel (E.P.) (CD-R) 1954 Big thanks to Wm. from Dumont 1:20:50 ) Lincoln Chase Jim Dandy We Wrote 'Em & We Sing 'Em (LP) 1962 VAR 1:25:12 ) Yasuaki Shimizu Tachikawa Music for Commercials (CD) 1987 1:27:30 ) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
1:29:39 ) Flo Ballard Love Ain't Love Soul Class Of '66 (LP) 1967 / 1983 VAR 1:37:29 ) Steinways My Heart's Not In It Anymore Brainstormers (LP) 1965 / 1985 VAR 1:40:08 ) Cal Tjader Mi China Black Orchid: All-Star Latin Groups (CD) 1959 1:43:22 ) Yasuaki Shimizu Sen-nen 2 Music for Commercials (CD) 1987 1:44:41 ) Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends Just Beyond Your Smile Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends (CD) 1968 Thanks to Doug Young 1:47:29 ) Amos Milburn Down The Road Apiece (MP3) 1948 1:49:13 ) Boots Brown & His Blockbusters Breakfast Ball* Little Richard / Boots Brown - Rockin' & Ravin'* (LP) 1953 / split LP 1:52:13 ) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 2/25/17 9:05am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Good morning, Bob, and fellow listeners. The fog has burned off the NY metro area, and it's looking to be a splendid Saturday. Thanks for the Skeletons.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:07am Jeff:
R.I.P. Bobby Lloyd Hicks
Sat. 2/25/17 9:08am David in ATL from NJ:
Good morning, Bob. I know Pete is singing here. Whoe is playing the flute?
Sat. 2/25/17 9:08am Andy in Etobicoke:
Good mornin` Bob and all others.
The Skeletons are always welcome.
Lou Whitney is an unrecognized giant.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:09am David in ATL from NJ:
Ditto the RIP BLH too, by the way.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:14am Jeff:
R.I.P. Larry Coryell
♥ Sat. 2/25/17 9:15am Ken From Hyde Park:
A lovely 3-hour Larry Coryell tribute on Irene Trudell's show - www.wfmu.org...
Sat. 2/25/17 9:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
...I'm going to become informed of another notable talent through their obituary tribute I see. [Big sigh.]
I didn't even know Coryell really as more than a name revered amongst guitarists. Irene Trudell helped remedy that w/ a beautiful tribute Tues. Makes an interesting comparison/contrast to McLaughlin. Also stunning technique but straighter to the feeling, w/ broad inspirations across genres?
Sat. 2/25/17 9:18am WilliamfromDumont:
Nice choices for Larry C.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:18am axlotl:
Haven't heard this hilarious kites song in years!
Sat. 2/25/17 9:19am BLT:
This is insane!
♥ Sat. 2/25/17 9:24am melinda:
I had to go feed the neighbor's cat and missed both Free Design and Tim Hardin, bummer.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:27am Robby in PHX:
Such refreshment! Like a good morning coffee.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:40am Todd E:
Hoping you would play The Rumor -- that tune stands among The Band's best!!! They also released some really nice live versions (expanded Rock of Ages box?)
Sat. 2/25/17 9:41am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Thanks for "The Rumor." Sad to think that all 3 vocalists are no longer with us. Long live The Band.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:43am mrmucho:
"ain't no more cane" is another good tune to hear them distinctly as they all sing a different verse.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:43am 1whoknewcthulhu:
You can tell Rick Danko by the warble in his voice. Levon always sounded like Levon. Richie Manuel's voice always sounded like a perfect slide guitar riff.
Sat. 2/25/17 9:48am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Voices in the same band that sound quite similar - it's a Thing. TheBeatles certainly used it. Makes for great blends - like doubling the same voice - & interesting dynamics in the mind (who dat?). Like a Spector-BrianWilson mixing effect...
Sat. 2/25/17 9:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
...for one thing - the Singer is often (not always) the Writer - so it can be helpful to know then...
Sat. 2/25/17 9:59am Mr. Fine Wine:
You know I was wrong about The Band...you've turned my head around Bob...these guys are great!
♥ Sat. 2/25/17 10:06am Ken From Hyde Park:
Agreed with the African music commentary. Rob Weisberg and Meghan are great resources for that trove.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:15am Stuart Rose:
The talk about voice blending reminds me of when Bob was on a Byrds jag and would play tracks, pointing out where the voices were practically indistinguishable.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:27am 1whoknewcthulhu:
I've heard many versions of "Jim Dandy," but not this one. Thanks!
Sat. 2/25/17 10:32am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
@Stuart: They were all emulating the Everlys - just no way to beat the Kentucky brothers for two-part harmony. Irwin & a guest pointed out that Brian Wilson & brothers had a background in studying the Four Freshman's arrangements & such that TheBeatles just didn't have. The bYRdS themselves have pointed out that - you think they're doing three parts - but was usually Roger & Gene doubling the same part & Crosby using his natural gift to do really creative (& beautiful & impressive) harmonies on top.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:37am ?:
Unfortunately you have to add Chaloff to that sad tale.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:40am 1whoknewcthulhu:
OMG--thanks for this Flo Ballard cut! Haven't heard this on the air for decades.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:42am lloyd michigan:
Was that post Supremes FB?
Sat. 2/25/17 10:48am Andy in Etobicoke:
This is just delightfully nonsensical. Thank you.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:53am WilliamfromDumont:
I always remember seeing the Roger Nichols LP on A&M innersleeves.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:53am Stuart Rose:
Thanks, Rev. That really clarifies things for me. Roger and Gene doubling the same part- yeah, that's what would fool my ears. (Where did Roger go? He was just there a second ago.)
With the last incarnation of the Byrds- the Albert Hall live set, for instance- there wasn't that kind of matching.
I did know about the Brian Wilson's love of the Four Freshmen. Damn lucky that Brian had all those voices at hand to take a stab at emulating that harmony sound.
Sat. 2/25/17 10:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
1948. A tune whose precise history would be fascinating to know...or just the lyrics! This seems right on the nexus of Boogie & R&B~R/n/R...So many of us owe the Stones for giving us a clue (ironic being in the U.S. of course)...
Sat. 2/25/17 11:00am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Thanks for a wonderful Saturday morning, Bob.
Sat. 2/25/17 11:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
@Stuart: Probably a *lot* of recordings people doubling their own vocals we don't even think about it - & that's the Analog era...They say TheBeatles getting ADT - artificial electronic doubling by slightly altering the signal & making two out of it - eased Lennon's limited patience starting around 'Revolver'...
- Thx BB Sir !
Sun. 2/26/17 2:24pm Steve Kos:
Bump Step - 3rd time in the last 6 months I'm aware of that you've played it. Apparently you're as enamored of this odd, groovy record as I am. Wondering if this could be considered the first rap record (albeit over a Middle Eastern groove).