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Another 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)  
Gary Miller w/ Barry Gray Orchestra  Stingray   Options The Avengers & Other Top Sixties TV Themes (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1964 / 1998    0:01:52 Pop‑up)  
David Essex  Rock On   Options Rock On (LP)   1974    0:03:43 Pop‑up)  
(Rahsaan) Roland Kirk  Black Mystery has been Revealed   Options Left And Right (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968    0:07:06 Pop‑up)  
Xtc  1000 Umbrellas   Options Skylarking (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1986    0:08:27 Pop‑up)  
Percy Faith and His Orchestra  Theme from A Summer Place   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1960    0:12:02 Pop‑up)  
Move  Beautiful Daughter   Options Shazam (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1970    0:14:23 Pop‑up)  
Dimitri Tiomkin  I am your Dream   Options The Old Man and the Sea (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958  OST  0:16:44 Pop‑up)  
Impressions  People Get Ready   Options Definitive Impressions (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1965 / 1989    0:19:23 Pop‑up)  
Eric Matthews  Three-cornered Moon   Options It's Heavy In Here (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1995    0:22:55 Pop‑up)  
Andy Williams  Can't Get Used to Losing You   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1963    0:25:00 Pop‑up)  
Clifford Brown  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes   Options With Strings (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1955    0:27:28 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Dimitri Tiomkin 
  The Old Man and the Sea       0:28:29 Pop‑up)  
Jo Stafford  I Wonder as I Wander   Options Sings American Folk Songs (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1962    0:40:46 Pop‑up)  
Ryan Adams  Amy   Options Heartbreaker (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2000    0:43:48 Pop‑up)  
Amiina  Thoka   Options Puzzle (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2011  Thanks to Keith Spring  0:47:33 Pop‑up)  
Shelleyan Orphan  Shatter   Options Century Flower (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1989    0:51:24 Pop‑up)  
NRBQ  It Feels Good   Options All Hopped Up (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1977 / 2005  with koto  0:54:58 Pop‑up)  
The Tony Hatch Orchestra  Ben Casey Theme   Options The Avengers & Other Top Sixties TV Themes (CD box set) from the Brainen Archive   1961 / 1998    0:56:59 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Nathan Van Cleave 
I Sing the Body Electric   Options       0:59:02 Pop‑up)  
Pentangle  Sally Free and Easy   Options Solomon's Seal (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1972    1:18:14 Pop‑up)  
United States of America   Stranded in Time   Options The United States of America (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1968 /2004    1:15:07 Pop‑up)  
Harry Lookofsky  Move   Options Stringsville (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1958    1:17:02 Pop‑up)  
Neil Young  String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill   Options Neil Young (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1969    1:20:04 Pop‑up)  
Mott The Hoople  Waterlow   Options Wildlife (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1971    1:21:20 Pop‑up)  
Soulful Strings  Jericho   Options Another Exposure (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1967    1:23:50 Pop‑up)  
Hank Levine And His Orchestra  Portrait of a Blonde   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1962    1:26:59 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Soulful Strings 
  Another Exposure       1:29:30 Pop‑up)  
Youngbloods  Foolin' Around (The Waltz)   Options Youngbloods (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1967 /1988    1:41:54 Pop‑up)  
Marin Marais  Le Badinage   Options Touts Les Matins Du Monde (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1717 / 1991  OST  1:43:00 Pop‑up)  
Donovan  Epistle to Dippy   Options (45) from the Brainen Archive   1966    1:45:44 Pop‑up)  
N.Y. Bass Violin Choir  Keep Me in Mind   Options The N.Y. Bass Violin Choir (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1980  Strata East label  1:48:53 Pop‑up)  
Angry String Orchestra  Let's Go Away For Awhile   Options The String Quartet Tribute To The Beach Boy's Pet Sounds (CD) from the Brainen Archive   2005    1:54:24 Pop‑up)  
101 Strings  Space Odyssey   Options Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 (LP) from the Brainen Archive   1968    1:55:07 Pop‑up)  
Yum Yum  Sister   Options Dan Loves Patti (CD) from the Brainen Archive   1996    1:56:22 Pop‑up)  

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

Listener comments!

  9:13am bigwallyjunior:

I was waiting for some XTC - lots of their stuff fits the theme
  9:17am Detroit Mac:

Not normally on the computer and working at this time... and XTC to the MOve is just my cup of morning tea!
  9:17am bigwallyjunior:

skylarking was produced by Todd Rundgren of course. He and Andy Partridge butted heads much.
  9:18am Detroit Mac:

BigWallyJr. And that head butting produced some of the most wonderful song transitions in pop music.
  9:19am bigwallyjunior:

  9:23am EricJ:

Great list of tunes!
  9:32am Jay/ London:

hi bob just checking in :0
  9:34am mchuge:

Pardon me for asking a stupid question but does "Brainen Archive" mean it's downloadable somewhere easy? Everything But the Girl did a whole rekkid with an orchestra. "Baby the Stars Shine Bright."
  9:36am Josh Norton:

Barbara Mason's "Yes I'm Ready" has some lovely string writing.
  9:43am Moe:

Gene Pitney, the man who shot liberty valance
  9:44am neg-guh-tor:

John Barry comes to mind. Also, Don Leather, The Beatles and Girls of Kilimangaro by Miles/Evans! Great show!
  9:55am Mike Sin:

I'm enjoying this next installment of the "string section."
  10:01am mchuge:

Must be 90s country music with orchestra. Lyle Lovett? I also think Kathy Mattea, Dolly Parton, if you want to go there.
  10:05am T-Zero:

Another beautiful program. Just wanted to say I'm enjoying more strings, Bob.
  10:08am clarke:

This Mortal Coil: version of Big Star's "kangaroo"
  10:08am Detroit Mac:

Strings? How about: Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, It' a Beautiful Day, Curved Air, Bob Wills...
  10:10am clarke:

This Mortal Coil: version of Big Star's "holocaust"
  10:15am mrmucho:

re: soul w/ strings: 70s Gamble/Huff?
  10:16am clarke:

The Spinners "i'll be around" - strings in the solo section
  10:19am dale:

morning mr. deejay. what could be more soulful than the love unlimited orchestra?
  10:25am neg-guh-tor:

I've got this Mott the Hoople record and it's weird, to say the least. One of these days I know I'm gonna spin it and like it. Times a tickin' though!
  10:29am dave:

there's an amazing ian hunter live with strings album from the 80s or something
  10:37am seang:

Rufus Wainwright's song "Little Sister" has cool strings
  10:39am Pam:

Loving the strings! I recently viewed "Eels with Strings, Live at Town Hall" Their version of Pretty Ballerina knocked my socks off!
  10:48am Pam:

Dono rules - OK!
  10:50am Jeff:

How about "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe?
BTW, I might live in Ringwood, NJ but I'm from BROOKLYN!
Hope to see you at Drew's sometime>
  10:52am clarke:

Sunset Recorders records: Johnny Rivers REWIND (mostly Jimmy Webb songs), Glenn Campbell GALVESTON (many Jimmy Webb songs), Bob Siller THIS IS SILLER'S PICTURE (no Jimmy Webb songs), The Fifth Dimension THE MAGIC GARDEN (ALL Jimmy Webb songs), Jimmy Webb WORDS AND MUSIC (uh, ALL Jimmy Webb songs).
  10:55am TJ:

Isn't this a beach boys song by a different name? Or is it a combination of songs?
  10:55am TJ:

Nevermind, i was mistaken .. great song though!
  4:14pm Keith Spring:

The Ben Casey Theme is in 5/4, rather than 7/4. Sorry if there was any miscommunication. The key to counting it is in the pattern played by the string section, rather than the melody.
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