Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem - Cher

Here's another nice song from this album. Thanks Wary Meyers for the pic.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

radio ad 1937

Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers: New Steel Guitar Rag

Waylon Jennings - Abilene

If you happen to be stuck in traffic - or stuck in a rut - I can think of worse fates than having this to sing along to.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Junior Delahaye - Movie Show

I like a minor-key love song.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Emmett posted this some five years ago and yet I've only recently discovered the below, from what I believe is Michael Lindsay-Hogg's film Neil Young in Berlin from 1982. But this is mesmerizing. Is that a clapping giant? Who cares. "Dinosaurs in the computer age...Dinosaurs, vegetable eaters."

Friday, February 24, 2012

new Viva show (#120) in the archive

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Cake - Baby That's Me

Written by Jack Nitzsche and Jackie DeShannon. And yes, it's just a hair's breadth away from Be My Baby. Is that going to be a problem?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Walter Wanderley Trio - It's A Lovely Day Today

Words and music by Irving Berlin, born Israel Baline on May 11, 1888, in Belarus. Irving was 62 years of age and living in New York City when he wrote this number, for a musical entitled Call Me Madam.

And yes, almost exactly five years to the day, this marks the triumphant return of Astrud Gilberto to these pages.

Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Gerry Pond - The Sometime Girl

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Mamas & the Papas - Creeque Alley

If you have some time to while away, by all means go here. I was most interested to discover a tenuous link between the Mamas & the Papas and Duffy's Love Shack!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fiona Fullerton - The Me I Never Knew

Here's a song sung by Alice as the finale to a 1972 BBC production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Music by John Barry, lyrics by Don Black.

Keeping it Anglophile. Keeping it twee.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bela Fleck - Spain

Chick Corea gets the Bela Anton Leos Fleck treatment here. That's right - Bela Anton Leos. As in Bartok, Webern, Janacek. Even middle school bullies wouldn't know what to do with this.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Soft Rock - Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey

An instrumental version, so you can sing along with the choruses, as Big B is wont to do, when he has a drop taken.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Great Society - Love You Girl

Many thanks to the lads in MGMT for peeling this one off in their Late Night Tale. The melody keeps bringing me back to the "Smiling faces, I can see" part of As Tears Go By (also from '64/'65)... coincidence?

Written and sung by David Miner. Recorded October–December 1965, Golden State Recorders, San Francisco, California.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Sopwith Camel - Fazon

One of my New Year's resolutions was to not post any more music with wah-chicka-wah-style funk rhythm guitar in it, but for soundscapes this pillowy, I make an exception.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

General Strike - My Other Body

A set of humans made a series of decisions several years ago, and this was the result. Special thanks to Dan Hougland for the tip.