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A Whole Show Of All "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 Pop‑up)  
Nick Drake  River Man   Options Five Leaves Left (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1970    0:01:54 Pop‑up)  
Sandy Denny  Next Time Around   Options The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971    0:06:44 Pop‑up)  
Ray Charles  Ruby   Options Genius And Soul (Boxed set) from the Brainen Archive   1960 / 1997    0:10:34 Pop‑up)  
Billie Holiday   Don't Worry 'bout Me   Options Last Recordings [With the Ray Ellis Orchestra] (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1959 / 1988    0:14:25 Pop‑up)  
Beach Boys  The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine   Options Smile (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 1993    0:17:33 Pop‑up)  
Vitamin String Quartet  That's Not Me   Options String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds (CD-R) from the Brainen Archive   2005  Thanks to Mark Rosen  0:18:42 Pop‑up)  
Buffalo Springfield  Expecting To Fly   Options Box Set (Boxed set) from the Brainen Archive   1967 /2001    0:22:17 Pop‑up)  
Alex North  Flibberti Gibbet   Options The Rainmaker (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1956  OST  0:25:58 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Gerald Finzi  
  Cello Concerto     Thanks to Keith Spring  0:28:43 Pop‑up)  
Nazz  If That's the Way You Feel   Options Nazz (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1968    0:40:10 Pop‑up)  
Cream  As You Said   Options Wheels Of Fire (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1968    0:44:58 Pop‑up)  
Family  Bolero Babe   Options Bandstand (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1972 / 2004  Thanks to P.J. O'Connell  0:49:14 Pop‑up)  
Dario Marianelli  Briony   Options Atonement (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2007  OST  0:53:43 Pop‑up)  
Charlie Parker  Just Friends   Options The Complete Verve Recordings (Boxed set) from the Brainen Archive   1949 / 1990  Thanks to Arthur Smith  0:55:46 Pop‑up)  
Gene Pitney  Every Breath I Take   Options The 22 Greatest Hits (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1986  Odd Japanese comp.
Thanks to Gene Sculatti 
0:59:22 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"Var. British Composers" 
  Green And Pleasant Land II     Thanks to Keith Spring  1:02:43 Pop‑up)  
Denny Laine's Electric String Band  Catherine's Wheel   Options Memory Laine (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1966    1:15:57 Pop‑up)  
Electric Light Orchestra   Look at me Now   Options No Answer (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971 / 2006    1:19:01 Pop‑up)  
Johann Sebastian Bach  "Courante" from Suite #2 for Violincello   Options Thomas Demenga: J.S. Bach / B.A. Zimmermann from the Brainen Archive   pre-1720's /1996    1:22:20 Pop‑up)  
Kinks  The Way Love Used to Be   Options Percy (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971 / 1989  OST  1:24:13 Pop‑up)  
The Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra  Play With Fire   Options The Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1966 / 1991    1:26:43 Pop‑up)  
Jo Stafford  Back is the Color   Options Sings American Folk Songs (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1962    1:29:28 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"Var. British Composers" 
  Green And Pleasant Land II       1:30:49 Pop‑up)  
Human Beinz  Back is the Color   Options Nobody But Me (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968    1:41:07 Pop‑up)  
Alice Coltrane  Universal Consciousness   Options Universal Consciousness (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971 / 2003    1:45:45 Pop‑up)  
Leroy Anderson  The Syncopated Clock   Options Blue Tango: Symphonic Pops (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1945  Also used as the theme of CBS's Late Show.  1:49:23 Pop‑up)  
Drifters  There Goes My Baby   Options All Time Greatest Hits & More: 1959-1965 (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1959 / 1988    1:51:44 Pop‑up)  
The N.Y. Bass Violin Choir  Biskit   Options The N.Y. Bass Violin Choir (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1969 / 1980  Strata East label  1:53:51 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
"Var. British Composers" 
  Green And Pleasant Land II       2:00:07 Pop‑up)  

(from the Brainen Archive The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)

Listener comments!

  9:09am jamief:

nice start Bob....quick query...tried listening in UK a couple of hours ago....no connection online or through my internet radio....and yet, checking the archives there is no sign of any interruption...am I going mad or what????
  9:18am karen:

Good morning, Bob. I planned to ride my bike first thing this morning but you've changed my mind. Am gonna stay right here and keep listening to your show. Very nice start.
  9:23am T-Zero:

Morning! Looking forward to this "strings" program.
  9:27am dale:

morning mr. deejay. i just heard a recent cover of expecting to fly and was horrified. it had a techno-y thing going on and the lyrics were incomprehendable. a travesty.
  9:47am karen:

Sometimes the time spent preparing for things creates anxiousness when the big moment arrives. This is wonderful--thanks for your effort! You've blown my mind by reaching into Todd's archives.
  9:48am Dave:

Rundgren and Cream

How can you not love this show.
  9:49am Tom ( The Bactrian Support Network ):

WOW ! not heard this Cream gem in a while ! my fave part still when they finally did that REunion few years back was when Ginger was doing "Pressed Rat and Warthog" !!!
  9:50am Scott:

Always good Bob, check out 'Birthday Carole' on Runt, 'Rock On' -David Essex, and 'Ballad of Danny Bailey'- EJ for more string candy
  9:52am dale:

i was a moody blues freak, and bought all the solo work. picked up greame edge band with adrian gurvitz. that lead to baker gurvitz army. that was really my only exposure to ginger baker and i didn't care for it. wasn't later til i heard some cream that i started to appreciate him
  9:53am Dave:

@ Tom
I got "Fresh Cream" for Christmas 1969. I was 15. Cream was a pure Blues band on that album.
  10:01am Rick:

As always another great show
  10:02am dale:

LOVES me some pitney. from the big sixteen on. i even have gene-o italiano, where he sings his hits in italian. could never get the george jones duet album, but those wacky record execs....
  10:18am Kees:

Todd recently did a concert in Amsterdam with Het Metropool Orkest, organised by Dutch public radio (Radio 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtfnRj-zA0E). Alas for me, it was sold out. Dutch radio will broadcast the whole concert . Meanwhile, clips of semi-private recordings are getting out on YouTube.
'Wailing Wall':

Peter Hammill - Autumn
  10:18am Hani:

Play Yumeji's Theme from the movie "In the mood for love"
  10:20am Mike Sin:

re: "Catherine's Wheel" -- I think that might be Viv Prince, formerly of the Pretty Things, on drums.
  10:22am Dave:

suggestion - Something by The United States Of America" or Hot Tuna. Both groups had violin players
  10:24am Dave:

Or how about the Chaconne in D minor. The greatest violin piece of all time.
  10:25am erika:

for a different take on bach's cello concertos, you should check out the recordings on double bass by edgar meyer - beautiful album
  10:27am frenchee:

omg this kinks song--so beautiful
  10:29am paul:

You better be playin' some Charlie Daniels real dang soon.
  10:33am Hani:

another recommendation: Marianne Faithful - Who will take my dreams away?
  10:40am dale:

ny rock and roll ensemble
  10:41am dale:

early tull, strawbs, ANYTHING from amazing blodel's 'england'
  10:42am erika:

urk, cello *suites* not concertos...need more coffee. anyway, this is the album: http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Unaccompanied-Suites-Performed-Double/dp/B00004WK4A
  10:42am dale:

BLONDEL......human beinz other good song is 'flower grave'
  10:47am paul:

mckendree spring
  10:48am dale:

down by the river freakout!!!
  10:49am dale:

david laflamme it's a beautiful day
  10:50am Seminal:

White Bird..
  10:56am paul:

I would bet that's the first time The Syncopated Clock has been played on the radio in its entirety in 50 years. Cool.
  10:56am Scott:

"There Goes My Baby" changed the face of modern R&B by adding strings, but it famously almost didn't come out. As the story goes, Jerry Wexler hated it and said that the arrangement sounded like two different radios playing in two different rooms, or something like that. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed.
  10:57am Hugh:

I can't remember how many Leroy Anderson melodies I played, during my school band years! I'll never get them out of my head!
  10:58am Kees:

The Damned - Curtain Call
  11:01am miketp:

very cool show bob promise to let loose with some clams by months end. thats when ol caps pension check arrives human beinz who knew
  6:26pm Mark Rosen:

Yes, a hard copy of the Vit Str Quartet's Pet Sounds does exist www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=vitamin+string+quartet+pet+sounds
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