Bob Brainen's playlist August 4, 2018 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) Grateful Dead Cream Puff War So Many Roads Sampler (CD) 1966 / 1999 Live Fillmore West 7-16-66 0:02:56 Pop‑up) Jonna Gault and Her Symphonopop Scene Wonder Why I Guess Sir Psych #40 (CD-R) 1968 / ? 0:07:25 Pop‑up) Left Banke Dark Is The Bark Too (CD) 1968 / 2011 0:10:06 Pop‑up) Dinah Washington This Bitter Earth (MP3) 1960 original version 0:13:37 Pop‑up) Beach Boys My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine) The Smile Sessions (CD box set) 1967 / 2011 0:16:11 Pop‑up) Todd Rundgren Birthday Carol (intro) / There Are No Words Runt (CD) 1970 / 2011 0:18:22 Pop‑up) Dinah Washington & Max Richter This Bitter Earth / On The Nature Of Daylight Shutter Island (MP3) 1960 / 2010 OST. Credit where it's due: I believe Robbie Robertson is responsible for joining together Dinah's voice w/Richter's music. It is a work of genius and a deeply moving blend. 0:21:29 Pop‑up) Jack Nitzsche String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill Neil Young - "Neil Young" (CD-R) 1968 1st mix of debut album
see comments for Richard Henderson's explanation of the trials & tribs of this debut album.
0:26:59 Pop‑up) Roger Kellaway Esque Cello Quartet (CD) 1970 / 2004 0:28:12 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
0:29:01 Pop‑up) Shirley Ellis w/ Lincoln Chase Ever See A Diver Kiss His Wife While the Bubbles Bounce About Above the Water? Three Six Nine! - The Best Of Shirley Ellis (CD) * 1966 / 2018 0:41:01 Pop‑up) Lincoln Chase Johnny Klingeringding The Explosive... (LP) 1958 0:43:31 Pop‑up) Mulatu Astatke with Ethiopian Quintet I Faram Gami I Faram The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975 (CD) ? / 2009 0:45:56 Pop‑up) Hank Marr w/ James Blood Greens A Go Go Sounds From The Marr-ket Place (CD-R) 1968 Thanks to Wm. from Dumont 0:49:05 Pop‑up) James Blood (Ulmer) Woman Coming Tales Of Captain Black (LP) 1979 0:51:25 Pop‑up) KC and the Sunshine Band Keep It Comin' Love Part 3 & More (CD) 1976 / 1994 0:54:53 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more & more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
0:57:09 Pop‑up) Peter & Gordon A Mess Of Blues I Go To Pieces (LP) 1965 Brian Jones-harmonica 1:10:45 Pop‑up) A Study Of Divinations Karma P.F. Sloan / The Grass Roots - Songs Of Other Times (LP) 1967 / 1988 1:13:22 Pop‑up) Peter Lewis w/ David West He Live At The Lobero Theatre (CD) 2003 Thanks to Scott Earle & Joe Chris Morris 1:17:16 Pop‑up) Eric Dolphy Music Matador Conversations (CD) 1963 / 1986 1:21:38 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
1:30:51 Pop‑up) Gene Clark Yesterday Am I Right (version 2) Back Street Mirror (EP) * 1967 / 2018 1:40:46 Pop‑up) NRBQ Love Is Waiting High Noon - A 50-Year Retrospective (CD) 2001 / 2017 1:43:53 Pop‑up) Everly Bros. Bowling Green Live At The BBC (CD) 1968 / 1998 Thanks to Neal Skok 1:46:49 Pop‑up) Pete Donnelly Vision Control Phases Of The Soul (CD) * 2018 1:49:24 Pop‑up) Fats Domino No No Baby The Fat Man's Frenzy (CD) 1951 / 2006 1:52:35 Pop‑up) Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers A You Momma African Party (CD) 1967 / 2001 1:54:52 Pop‑up) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
9:02am 1whoknewcthulhu:Good morning, Bob and all. 9:03am dan:Good morning everyone 9:04am Rich in Bay Ridge:Good morning. 9:04am zzz:good morning!! love love waking up to the dead!! 9:05am zzz:when garcia was a punk/garage rocker 9:05am Doc Rock:Good Morning Bob & All Listeners!
The Dead! Good Start 2Day!!
9:05am SmokinJ:Nice! Mornin' all! 9:08am jake6573:Good morning room 9:09am dan:Lesley Gore meets Phillip Glass. 9:09am jake6573:at 56 years old, just started listening to the dead. Suffice to say,love em, can't get enough of them ! 9:13am WilliamfromDumont:Morning Bob and all. 9:14am Cooh John:Good morning BB. I am a frequent listener who appreciates your show. Thanks for all you do. 9:18am davefromtoronto:i believe that's denny singing that one... 9:18am dan:The musical genius that is Brian Wilson 9:22am melinda:Hi Bob and all! 9:30am dan:Roger Kellaway, who wrote the piano outro to All In The Family. 9:32am windy city:thanks for bringing the sunshine on a rainy day 9:36am WilliamfromDumont:Only a few of the tracks have noticeably different mixes. To my ears anyway. 9:46am melinda:@dan right! there are some youtubes of Carroll O'Connor singing the lyrics, too. 9:54am Jeff:Hey Doc + All, crazy morning! Bklyn-NJ-Bklyn. Listening on phone and car radio. The music is the only sane thing today! Thanks Bob! 9:56am CHAD PEARSON:Loved me some KC and the Sunshine Band as a kid!
9:56am WilliamfromDumont:Love this KC song. 9:58am unpopularfred:I keep coming to WFMU for the James Blood Ulmer / KC and the Sunshine Band sugues 9:59am Cooh John:Thanks for playing Hank Marr from Columbus, OH. 9:59am melinda:I loved KC too. 10:04am dan:I was surprised that you played KC. 10:06am MikeyinNC:Boogie Shoes 10:06am miles:there's a huge audio problem - your mike is failing or something 10:07am miles:whoops nevermind no problem 10:12am dan:Wow, Peter, Gordon and a Stone. 10:19am MikeyinNC:Peter Lewis - outstanding!! Love Wow, Moby Grape's 2nd Lp. What a great song. 10:23am Andrea in Jersey City:That was so pretty 10:24am mrmucho:lucky people at that show! 10:37am GC South Slope:Also Clifford Jordan on soprano sax there on Music Matador! 10:37am Dean:Per Discogs:
Alto Saxophone – Huey Simmons*
Bass – Richard Davis (2)
Bass Clarinet – Eric Dolphy
Flute – Prince Lasha
Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
Written-By – Lasha*, Simmons*
10:38am Dean:Huey being Sonny 10:40am Dean:1976 I saw Jane Asher in a play, Strawberry Fields, in London. 10:41am tadpoles:Blues = Mod Speak for Speed. 10:49am fred:Good morning Bob and all 10:53am Buddha of Suburbia:morning Bob..morning all! 10:54am mb:Good morning Bob and all. Wait fred allready said that..
10:56am WilliamfromDumont:Fine show today Bob. 10:26am Bob Brainen:Thanks to Richard Henderson for explaining (again) the saga of Neil Young's 1st album:
Mr. Young and his producer David Briggs finished and delivered the former's first solo lp to Reprise, not knowing that their record had been earmarked as the guinea pig for an experimental mastering process designed to make one disc compatible with both mono record players (which in '69 still held market hegemony) and stereos. The process was known as HAECO-CSQ. Here's a description, in Neil's own words as excerpted from his 'Waging Heavy Peace' memoir. I have bolded a significant notion therein:
When we finished our first record, Reprise had some new technology they wanted to try with us. It was called the Haeco-CSG system, a new way to produce albums. According to the good folks at Wikipedia:
The Haeco-CSG or Holzer Audio Engineering–Compatible Stereo Generator system is an analog electronic device and method developed by Howard Holzer, Chief Engineer at A&M Records in Hollywood, California. His company, Holzer Audio Engineering, developed the system in the 1960s during the years of transition from monaural to stereophonic popular music recording . . . The idea behind Haeco-CSG was to create stereophonic vinyl LP records that when played on monaural equipment would allow the two-channel stereo mix to automatically “fold-down” properly to a single monaural channel . . . Generally speaking, Haeco-CSG has a degrading effect on the performance of both stereo and mono sounds processed through the system. The effect can vary substantially from one recording to another depending on the characteristics of the original unprocessed sound. The system “blurs” the focus of lead vocals and other sounds mixed to the center of a stereo recording. As bass frequencies are centered on most recordings, it also causes a partial loss of low frequency information, making the resulting sound somewhat “tinny.”
This completely fucked up my first solo record, Neil Young, so that it didn’t sound anything like the mixes! What a beginning! My first solo record release! My masterpiece! I was totally blown out, being a technical freak of sorts even at that age. We went back in the studio and, of course, overreacting, remixed a few tracks and took the process off the other tracks. We should not have done any more remixing.
Then the next version of the record (which was also called Neil Young) was released with the changes. Unlike the first edition, it had my name across the top of the album cover in big letters so you could know it was a different edition. Some copies of the original made it into the marketplace, and they are collector’s pieces today.
Ultimately, the record was disappointing to myself and to my fans. All the people who were really waiting for it went out and got the bad version. That was a big learning experience.
(Brainen footnote: the album wasn't a disappointment to me, I didn't know enough to realize anything was wrong. I did notice that the CD version lacked bottom,
but it remains my favorite Neil album.)
3:56pm Wendy Smith:Just listening to Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbert for the first time. It’s the best worst album - right!? It’s terrible but there’s something about it that I gotta keep listening. Probably more than once