Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Everly Brothers - Roving Gambler > Down In The Willow Garden

Put this record on of a Saturday morning and make breakfast for your family. You just might find yourself transported to a log cabin somewhere high in the mountains of Kentucky.

Are there mountains in Kentucky?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Charlie Parker: My Little Suede Shoes

Friday, November 23, 2012

I'm happy to report that Walkathon, the Chicago-based musician, synth maven, and vinyl enthusiast, has contributed a tasty guest mix featuring all manner of melodies, harmonies, and rhythms. Stream it here at your leisure.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Deux - Everybody's Night

This is available for purchase here and here, so I took the link down by choice, but everyone should be sure to hear the delightfully anti-social synth work at 2:28.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Walter Carlos - Sonata in E Major (D. Scarlatti)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tommy Roe - Dizzy

This must be the Guinness world record holder for most key changes in a #1 hit. Strum along with the chord progression here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Brute Force - King of Fuh

And you wonder why people don't worship butane...

New Viva show (#136) in the archive, featuring works by W.A. Mozart, G. Rossini, F. Chopin, D. Scarlatti, C. Debussy, E. Grieg, M. de Falla, R. Sakamoto, I. Stravinsky, E. Van Halen, K. Stockhausen, J. Lennon/P. McCartney, and H. Dacre, performed on acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments. Streamable here.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - Henry and James

The other day a musical couplet popped into my head -- "Henry and James / Remember their names" -- and I thought oh, that's an old '80s song, but who's it by? So I Googled to find this. I think I must have heard it once on the radio in the '80s. I'm certain I haven't heard it since. And the moral of the story is: if I "remembered their names" for 25+ years, it must be a good song. 

Good for a November Sunday where it's getting dark at 2 PM. There's more good songs on the album, too; I may post them soon.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Legendary longtime commenter and playlist contributor is back with another hour of sound for your pleasure. Enjoy anytime in the Viva archives.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Bill Withers: I Don't Know