Bob Brainen's playlist June 17, 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 Pop‑up) War The Cisco Kid The World Is A Ghetto (LP) 1972 0:01:48 Pop‑up) Todd & Rebop Rundgren Wouldn't You Like To Know White Knight (CD) * 2017 father & son 0:06:13 Pop‑up) Sundays Summertime Static & Silence (CD) 1997 0:10:06 Pop‑up) Vince Guaraldi The Great Pumpkin Waltz The Definitive... (CD box set) 1968 / 2009 0:14:42 Pop‑up) Louis Prima Jump, Jive an' Wail The Wildest (LP) 1956 / 1982 0:16:29 Pop‑up) Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra Wonderland By Night Hard to Find Orchestral Instrumentals (CD) 1960 / 1999 VAR 0:19:26 Pop‑up) Earl Van Dyke [and the Funk Brothers] He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' A Cellarful Of Motown (CD box set) 1965 / 2002 0:22:55 Pop‑up) Shin Diggers Scootin' Along Shindig! (LP) 1964 VAR 0:26:18 Pop‑up) Jimmie Rodgers Liza Sings Folk Songs (LP) 1958 0:28:31 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"birds @ 302 Chestnut"
0:29:58 Pop‑up) Baby Dodds Spooky Drums #1 Talking And Drum Solos (10") 1946 0:40:27 Pop‑up) Ginger Folorunzo Johnson & His Afro Cuban Band Highlife #5 Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66 (CD) ? / 2014 0:43:54 Pop‑up) Shangri-Las Heaven Only Knows Sweet Things from the Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry Songbook (V/A) (CD) 1965 / 2015 VAR 0:46:04 Pop‑up) Submarine Spitfires Since You Broke My Heart The English Sound Feat. Petula Clark &... (LP) 1966 (?) 0:48:21 Pop‑up) Ron Frangipane and his Orchestra Stoned Soul Picnic The Music Of Laura Nyro (LP) 1971 0:50:58 Pop‑up) Laura Nyro Stoned Soul Picnic [demo] Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (CD) 1967 / 2002 0:53:54 Pop‑up) Larks The Jerk Put on your Dancing Shoes (LP) 1965 / 1985 VAR 0:57:15 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape"
0:57:47 Pop‑up) Fleetwood Mac Tell Me All the Things You Do Kiln House (CD) 1970 1:10:43 Pop‑up) Mike Harrison [& Junkyard Angel] Lonely People Mike Harrison (LP) 1971 1:14:50 Pop‑up) Bud Powell Somewhere Over the Rainbow The Amazing... (LP) 1955 1:17:45 Pop‑up) Innocence Mission I Haven't Seen This Day Before Birds Of My Neighborhood (CD) 1999 1:20:15 Pop‑up) Heitor Villa-Lobos 3rd Movement from Quattor Nonetto (CD) 1940 / 2008 1:22:35 Pop‑up) Juana Molina Paraguaya Halo (CD) * 2017 1:25:22 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
1:28:18 Pop‑up) Steve Noonan Leaning Back And Laughing Steve Noonan (LP) 1968 1:36:22 Pop‑up) Greenberger, Jones & Corsano Trouble Don An Idea in Everything (CD) * 2017 1:40:49 Pop‑up) NRBQ Beverly High Noon-A 50-Year Retrospective-Update (2LP) * 1980 / 2017 1:44:48 Pop‑up) Guitar Underground The Dating Game 7 Great Guitars With The Now Sound (LP) 1966 1:46:55 Pop‑up) Otis Redding Gettin' Hip Sould As Sung By Otis Redding & Little Joe Curtis (LP) 1960 / 1967 early 45 1:49:15 Pop‑up) Fabulous Cyclones Rocking & Picking Spotlight On The Champs & The Fabulous Cyclones (LP) 1962 1:52:30 Pop‑up) Paul Hampton Two Hour Honeymoon Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox VAR [wr by Burt Bacharach] 1:54:09 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
9:03am 1whoknewcthulhu:Good morning, Bob and all. Hearing War's Cisco Kid reminds me that I actually used to watch reruns of The Cisco Kid on Saturday morning television. 9:07am melinda:Morning! 9:12am doctorjazz:Love this track from Sundays! New to me.
Good morning Bob and all you out there.
9:13am doctorjazz:(someone could do quite a long set, maybe a show, of dads and children recordings, just sayin'...) 9:14am doctorjazz:(think I want to change my name to Rebop) 9:16am mrmucho:hi Bob, always appreciate when you spin Vince 9:16am Ken From Hyde Park:Harriet Wheeler of Sundays has quite a recognizable voice. I knew it was her right away. 9:18am 1whoknewcthulhu:Vince Guraldi followed by Louis Prima. What a Saturday morning, Bob! 9:19am doctorjazz:Nice sounding LP, this Prima. 9:23am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:Yeah what a lovely Guaraldi track. 9:30am 1whoknewcthulhu:Jimmie Rodgers singing at a time when EVERYTHING he sang had to sound like Honeycomb. 9:37am KP:Hullabaloo was for the Byrds! 9:41am Robbie White:I like the new Todd CD. Thanks for playing it 9:46am Stuart Rose:Just curious. Did Baby Dodds style by the time of his his recording reflect any influence of swing drummers? I think the wood block playing -I think they're wood blocks- was a common sound on the King Oliver recordings. 9:46am Jack:Man, that new Todd CD looks interesting, a lot of collaborations with some really good people. 9:52am doctorjazz:Those early recordings, King Oliver, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, etc, wood blocks had to be used, no bass drums, and the drummer had to be placed far from the band/microphone, from what I recall reading. The acoustic recordings were sensitive, drums that were too close/loud would make the needle jump and ruin the recording. I'm sure drummers heard each other live, though, but who knows what they sounded like with the full kit... 9:52am Greg from ZONE 5:Morning, Bob and all! 9:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:Half Century of MontereyPop this weekend.
Here, @ least, Laura Nyro is always appreciated.
9:55am Stuart Rose:Thanks, Doctor. 9:57am doctorjazz:Love this Nyro demo! 9:58am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:How drums mastered to vinyl still a concern now for considering the justifications for the Sgt. Pepper remixes now. (Much less in pre-electric microphone days.) 9:59am Stuart Rose:What a demo. Perfect version.
Monterey Pop- musically so rich. And a beautiful film, though our boys, Moby Grape, are missing.
9:59am Dean:Kevin Whitehead's notes to Atavistic's 2003 reissue of "Spooky Drums," etc., is helpful. KW notes that BD "as a conservator, resisting modern trends." He also reports an inventory of BD's kit at the session. It included a "pedal-equipped bass drum." Good liner notes. 10:00am Dean:*"was a conservator..." 10:02am doctorjazz:Sure, would read how a musician/band loved a particular engineer/producer's "drum sound" on a recording came out, a recording is basically an artifact, microphones hear differently than ears do, lots of different ways to record.
(the justification for the Sgt Pepper's remaster/reissue seems to me mostly financial...)
10:04am Dean:"[A] recording is basically an artifact..." Amen. 10:06am ellliot:Submarine spitfire is the airplane in the Blitz that saved Great Britain and hence the World. Canarsie is next to Coney Island in Brooklyn - sheesh Bob! 10:06am moe:Brooklyn, Bob... 10:07am Dean:He was referring to the feeling of being alone in the studio. 10:08am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:Well - when I really hear the new Pepper stuff (I'm afraid I can't help them w/ their finances just now) - I'll have more of an opinion. It's not a replacement or anything - it's a Sessions presentation of just that - artifacts. So the opinionated on boths sides (& I) should maybe calm down a bit... 10:11am glenn:they would have been better with just kirwan and green. jeremy spencer kinda bores me. 10:11am Jeff:Hey Elliot, no offense, but Canarsie is not next to Coney Island. Traveling east from Coney Island, one would pass Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Bergen Beach and Mill Basin before you get to Canarsie. 10:13am doctorjazz:True dat, quite a drive from Canarsie to Coney Island. 10:15am glenn:although jeremy did write somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight, later made famous by the rezillos. or revillos. 10:18am Mark in Toronto:Bob, I'm reading Small Town Talk, by Barney Hoskyns, all about the town of Woodstock and the musicians that used to live there/haunt it. On page 228, there is a brief mention of a character named Bob "the Brain" Brainen, and his interaction with Karen Dalton. Is this you? I enjoyed the book and learned a lot. 10:19am moe:from Brooklyn and not a path train rider, i got lost going to Prudential Center for the Tom Petty, Joe Walsh show and ended up in Hoboken at an unfriendly bar across from the station... nobody seemed to know anything or wouldn't even talk to me... Luckily the Bouncer was from Brooklyn and straightened me out... 10:20am doctorjazz:RRN63-not sure if my comment was upsetting, wasn't meant as such; I've been kicking around whether I "need" to buy the new Pepper for a while now, put it in my Amazon cart, take it out, been conflicted about it as well (those are my current thoughts, just a way to resell it, but I could change my mind any minute). Beatles don't need to sell it again, but record companies never tire of repackaging old stuff, much profit, little expense...
POWELL!!! What a great track!
10:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:Not a thing Dr. As I say - haven't accessed it myself yet to make an opinion. Do I want to hear everything I can from those sessions? Wull - yes. How that's presented is another question.
Poor BudPowell. I wouldn't mind owning everything by him...
10:29am karen:Greetings Bob and fellow Brainiacs from western Michigan, where the sun is shining and the lake breeze is in full effect. 10:39am Jeff:I caught a set by Steve Noonan from Kulak's Woodshed (a tiny live music space in LA) a month or 2 ago on Concert Window. Jackson Browne's brother Severin hosts a weekly gig there. 10:47am doctorjazz:This NRBQ box is great (not news to some, but my belated catch up with the band). 10:47am doctorjazz:some is "Update" on vinyl, cool! 10:51am David in ATL from NJ:Another great show today, Bob. Thanks so much for your efforts each week. 10:56am Stuart Rose:This bit of dialogue is repulsive. 10:57am glenn:this is the hipster version of ninety miles an hour down a dead end street. 10:58am Dean:Wow, Bacharach? This complements well his "Mexican Divorce," which I deem the greatest pop song of all time.