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09 Vocalese, A Cappella and Unexpected Instruments

Broadcast December 7, 2014

Vocalese is the setting of lyrics to established jazz orchestral instrumentals. The word was coined by jazz critic Leonard Feather to describe the first Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross album, Sing a Song of Basie.

So Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert and Annie Ross can be thought of as the originators of this style.  Some would disagree, citing Eddie Jefferson (who replaced a solo instrumental line with a vocal, rather than a whole horn section) or scat singing (which is vocal improvisation on a chord sequence using nonsense syllables rather than words.

A Cappella (Italian for as in chapel) means unaccompanied singing and as you might guess has a long history, from Gregorian Chant onwards.

Unexpected instruments :- instruments being used in unusual contexts.

Due to a cock-up on my (AlanDJ’s) part, not all the planned tracks got sent to Edison in time for the show.  The missing tracks were added in to the next show in the post-show set.

Title Artist Album/Performance Year Style/Instrument
Cotton Tail Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Everybody’s Boppin’ 1959 Vocalese
Birdland The Manhattan Transfer Extensions 1979 Vocalese
Freddie Freeloader Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau Arsenio Hall Show 1987 Vocalese
Drive Bobby McFerrin live, BBC Later 2012 Vocalese
Chiraa-Khoor Huun Huur Tu live concert 2011 Throat Singing
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) Modern Jazz Quartet Pyramid 1959 Vibraphone
Here We Go Again Dave Mason Headkeeper 1972 Harpsichord
Break it Down Tony Levin Resonator 2006 Chapman Stick
Mother Nature’s Son Gryphon Raindance 1975 Bassoon
Percolations – Part I & Part II Gong Gazeuse! 1976 Percussion
The Tears Of A Clown Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Compilation 1970 Bassoon
Sock Puppets – Flyover Iain Ballamy MirrorMask 2005 Accordian
Special Delivery Stomp Artie Shaw Traffic Jam 1949 Harpsichord
Throwdown at the Hoedown Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Left of Cool 1998 Banjo
Twist in My Sobriety Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart 1988 Oboe
White Wheeled Limousine Bruce Hornsby Hot House 1995 Banjo
Winds On The Mountain Incantation On the Wing of a Condor 1982 Pan pipes

 

08 Caravan

Broadcast November 23, 2014

The second show in the Brit Prog series, this one concentrating on the Canterbury Scene band Caravan.  Caravan have a long and varied history as one of the premier groups of the Canterbury Scene, a noted Brit Prog melting pot that produced Soft Machine, Hatfield and the North, National Health and Gong among many others.  The membership has varied wildly throughout its lifetime, but the constant presence of Pye Hastings ties everything together with a trademark vocal style and songwriting standard.

 

Title Album Year
Golf Girl In the Land of Grey and Pink 1971
Love to Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly) In the Land of Grey and Pink 1971
Waterloo Lily Waterloo Lily 1972
Aristocracy Waterloo Lily 1972
Memory Lain, Hugh / Headloss For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night 1973
Hoedown For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night 1973
The Dog, The Dog, He’s At It Again For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night 1973
Stuck In A Hole Cunning Stunts 1975
Welcome The Day Cunning Stunts 1975
A Very Smelly Grubby Little Oik Blind Dog At St.Dunstan’s 1976
Come On Back Blind Dog At St.Dunstan’s 1976
Oik (reprise) Blind Dog At St.Dunstan’s 1976
Jack And Jill Blind Dog At St.Dunstan’s 1976
Feelin’ Alright Better by Far 1977
Better by Far Better by Far 1977
Silver Strings Better by Far 1977
Give Me More Better by Far 1977
Corner of My Eye The Album 1980
Watcha Gonna Tell Me The Album 1980
Back To Herne Bay Front Back To Front 1982
Proper Job/Back To Front Back To Front 1982

 

07 Andrew Bird

Broadcast on November 9, 2014, assembled by Goren.

Title Artist Album Year
Pre-Show
1 Four Strong Winds Neil Young Comes a Time 1978
2 Who You Are Tears for Fears Everybody Loves a Happy Ending 2004
3 Deacon Blues Steely Dan Aja 1977
4 Statement Indicating Hello Apart from the Projector Lover’s Knot 2004
5 Man of the Hour Pearl Jam Rearviewmirror – Greatest Hits1991-2003 2004
6 New Favorite Alison Krauss & Union Station New Favorite 2001
The Show
1 Tables and Chairs Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs 2005
2 Fake Palindromes Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs 2005
3 Measuring Cups Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs 2005
4 The Naming of Things Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs 2005
5 A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs 2005
6 Master Fade Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs 2005
7 Anonanimal Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
8 Oh No Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
9 Fitz and the Dizzyspells Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
10 Not a Robot, But a Ghost Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
11 The Privateers Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
12 Masterswarm Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
13 Souverian Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
14 Natural Disaster Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
15 Lazy Projector Andrew Bird Break It Yourself 2012
16 Give It Away Andrew Bird Break It Yourself 2012
17 Danse Caribe Andrew Bird Break It Yourself 2012
18 Sifters Andrew Bird Break It Yourself 2012
19 Lusitania Andrew Bird Break It Yourself 2012
20 Eyeoneye Andrew Bird Break It Yourself 2012
21 Fatal Shore Andrew Bird Break It Yourself 2012
22 Three White Horses Andrew Bird Hands of Glory 2012
Postshow
1 Animals and Insects The Stills Logic Will Break Your Heart 2003
2 Call Me the Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1974
3 Hey Nineteen Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
4 Fade to Black Dire Straits On Every Street 1991
5 Holding Back The Years Simply Red Picture Book 1985
6 Smooth Santana feat. Rob Thomas Supernatural 1999
7 Fix You Coldplay X&Y 2005
8 Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd The Complete Collection 2008

06 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Broadcast October 26, 2014

Chronicling the career of the phenomenally successful Scottish band formed by the combination of Alex Harvey, former winner of the “Scotland’s Answer to Tommy Steele” competition, ex skiffle musician and five-year resident of the pit band for the musical “Hair” and Tear Gas, a prog band with aggressive up-front musical skills but lacklustre stage personas.  Alex described them as “raucous, loud, heavy and undisciplined… It was a very happy marriage”.  Alex loved the musicianship, but taught them how to perform, producing a band with great musical chops who were also terrific to watch.

Title Artist Album Year
Pre-Show
1 Going Home Alex Harvey and His Soul Band Alex Harvey and His Soul Band 1964
2 Midnight Moses The Sensational Alex Harvey Band BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert 1973
3 Delilah The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Live At The BBC 1975
4 Framed The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Framed 1972
5 Hole in Her Stocking The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Framed 1972
6 Next The Sensational Alex Harvey Band NEXT… 1973
The Show
1 Framed Alex Harvey and His Soul Band Alex Harvey and His Soul Band 1964
2 Woman For Sale Tear Gas Tear Gas 1971
3 Faith Healer The Sensational Alex Harvey Band NEXT… 1973
4 Vambo Marble Eye The Sensational Alex Harvey Band NEXT… 1973
5 Long Hair Music The Sensational Alex Harvey Band The Impossible Dream 1974
6 The Hot City Symphony The Sensational Alex Harvey Band The Impossible Dream 1974
7 Give My Compliments To the Chef The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Tomorrow Belongs To Me 1975
8 Sharks Teeth The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Tomorrow Belongs To Me 1975
9 Shake That Thing The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Tomorrow Belongs To Me 1975
10 Amos Moses The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1976
11 Dance To Your Daddy The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1976
12 Jungle Rubout The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1976
13 Sirocco The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1976
14 Chase It Into The Night SAHB (Without Alex) Fourplay [Remastered] 1977
15 Smouldering SAHB (Without Alex) Fourplay [Remastered] 1977
16 Rock Drill The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Rock Drill 1978
17 Oh Spartacus! Alex Harvey – The New Band The Mafia Stole My Guitar 1979
18 To Be Continued The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Tomorrow Belongs To Me 1975
Postshow
1 Last Of The Teenage Idols The Sensational Alex Harvey Band NEXT… 1973
2 Swamp Snake The Sensational Alex Harvey Band NEXT… 1973
3 The Tale Of The Giant Stoneeater The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Tomorrow Belongs To Me 1975
4 Tomahawk Kid The Sensational Alex Harvey Band The Impossible Dream 1974
5 Boston Tea Party The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1976
6 Love You For A Life Time SAHB (Without Alex) Fourplay [Remastered] 1977
7 Pick It Up And Kick It SAHB (Without Alex) Fourplay [Remastered] 1977
8 Runaway The Sensational Alex Harvey Band The Penthouse Tapes 1978
9 Don’s Delight Alex Harvey – The New Band The Mafia Stole My Guitar 1979

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05 The History of AC/DC

Broadcast on October 12, 2014

Title Album Year
Pre-Show
1 That’s The Way I Wanna Rock’n’Roll Blow Up Your Video 1988
2 Wheels Black Ice 2008
3 Back In Black Back In Black 1980
4 It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) High Voltage 1976
5 Let There Be Rock Let There Be Rock 1977
6 For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 1981
7 Are You Ready The Razor’s Edge 1990
The Show
1 You Ain’t Got A Hold On Me ’74 Jailbreak 1984
2 Soul Stripper ’74 Jailbreak 1984
3 Live Wire High Voltage 1976
4 Ride On Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1981
5 Whole Lotta Rosie If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It (Live) 1978
6 Dog Eat Dog Let There Be Rock 1977
7 Down Payment Blues Powerage 1978
8 Gone Shootin’ Powerage 1978
9 Touch Too Much Highway To Hell 1979
10 Get It Hot Highway To Hell 1979
11 Shake a Leg Back In Black 1980
12 Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution Back In Black 1980
13 Breaking the Rules For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 1981
14 Spellbound For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 1981
15 Badlands Flick of the Switch 1983
16 First Blood Fly on the Wall 1985
17 D.T. Who Made Who 1986
18 Ruff Stuff Blow Up Your Video 1988
19 Go Zone Blow Up Your Video 1988
20 If You Dare The Razor’s Edge 1990
21 Let’s Make It The Razor’s Edge 1990
22 Boogie Man Ballbreaker 1995
23 Hail Caesar Ballbreaker 1995
24 Meltdown Stiff Upper Lip 2000
25 Give It Up Stiff Upper Lip 2000
26 Anything Goes Black Ice 2008
27 Rock ‘N Roll Dream Black Ice 2008
28 Play Ball Rock or Bust 2014
Postshow
1 Rock ‘N Roll Train Black Ice 2008
2 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1981
3 Hells Bells Back In Black 1980
4 Thunderstruck AC/DC Live 1992
5 If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) Highway To Hell 1979
6 Who Made Who AC/DC Live 1992
7 You Shook Me All Night Long Back In Black 1980
8 Highway To Hell Highway To Hell 1979

The years posted in the listing reflect when the singles and albums were published in North America; for the rest of the world, the tracks are in order of publication, starting in 1973. Also, our gratitude to the management of AC/DC for allowing us to play the lead single for the album Rock or Bust one day ahead of official publication–thanks, guys! How about an encore… ?

04 Jazz on a Clear Day

Broadcast September 28, 2014

The show was put together as a sequel to an earlier set called Mysty Jazz, and the title also borrows from the title of the classic  film of the Newport Jazz Festival of 1958, “Jazz on a Summers Day”.  The theme is live tracks, with an outdoors, festival feel and Cool, for the most part.

Title Artist Album Year
1 Air Mail Special Benny Goodman Ken Burns Jazz Series: Benny Goodman 2000
2 Jive Hoot Bob Brookmeyer Bob Brookmeyer & Friends 1964
3 E’s Flat Ah’s Flat Too Charles Mingus Blues and Roots 1959
4 Closed Door Jam Larry Carlton & Lee Ritenour Larry & Lee 1995
5 Open Door Spyro Gyra In Modern Times 2001
6 Stomp And Buck Dance The Crusaders Southern Comfort 1973
7 Blue Rondo a la Turk Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out 1959
8 Jeru Gerry Mulligan Re-Birth of the Cool 1991
9 Line For Lyons Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet 1957
10 Shadows Of Gong Gazeuse! 1976
11 Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty Herbie Mann Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty 1970
12 Birdland Weather Report Heavy Weather 1977
13 Frenchman’s Flat Larry Carlton Sleepwalk 1982
14 Captain Willie Solution The best of Solution Live 1991
15 Love Me Or Leave Me Gerry Mulligan The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker 1953
16 Vendome Modern Jazz Quartet Pyramid 1959
17 Between You And Me Jean-Luc Ponty Aurora 1975
18 Desafinado (Off Key) Stan Getz & João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto (Verve Master Edition) 1989
19 Goin’ Home The Crusaders Rural Renewal 2003
20 The Train And The River Jimmy Guiffre 3 Hollywood & Newport 1957-1958 1992

 

03 British Progressive Rock, pt. 1

Broadcast September 14, 2014.  Part 1 of several.

Prog, and especially Brit Prog is hard to pin down but is mostly characterised by quirky titles, odd time signatures, lots of improvisation and a tendency towards sly humour.  Sometimes it can go over the top a bit as well.  There will be more…

  Title Artist Album Year
1 A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale 1967
2 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s 1967
3 With A Little Help From My Friends The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s 1967
4 Getting Better The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s 1967
5 Good Morning Good Morning The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s 1967
6 Sgt. Pepper’s (Reprise) The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s 1967
7 Fire Arthur Brown The Crazy World of Arthur Brown 1968
8 Tomorrow Night Atomic Rooster Death Walks Behind You 1970
9 21st Century Schizoid Man King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
10 Country Pie/Brandenburg Concerto No.6 The Nice Five Bridges 1970
11 Tank [Instrumental] ELP Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970
12 Hoedown ELP Trilogy 1973
13 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2 ELP Brain Salad Surgery 1973
14 Yours Is No Disgrace Yes The Yes Album 1971
15 Roundabout Yes Fragile 1972
16 Easy Money King Crimson Larks’ Tongues In Aspic 1973
17 The Great Deceiver King Crimson Starless & Bible Black 1974
18 The Night Watch King Crimson Starless & Bible Black 1974
19 Elephant Talk King Crimson Discipline 1981
20 Neal and Jack and Me King Crimson Beat 1982
21 Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair 1984

 

02 The History of Supertramp

The History of Supertramp, broadcast 31 August 2014:  A maximum of 18 listeners for this, only our second show.

  Title Album Year
Pre-Show
1 Give Me A Chance Some Things Never Change 1997
2 Sister Moonshine Crisis? What Crisis? 1976
3 Broken Hearted Slow Motion 2002
4 You Started Laughing Paris 2002
5 Maybe I’m A Beggar Supertramp 1977
6 If Everyone was Listening Crime of the Century 1974
Show
31 Surely Supertramp 1977
32 It’s a Long Road Supertramp 1977
33 Nothing To Show Supertramp 1977
34 Travelled Indelibly Stamped 1971
35 Rosie Had Everything Planned Indelibly Stamped 1971
36 Bloody Well Right Crime of the Century 1974
37 Crime Of The Century Paris 2002
38 Another Man’s Woman Crisis? What Crisis? 1976
39 Two of Us Crisis? What Crisis? 1976
40 Lover Boy Even In The Quietest Moments 1977
41 Gone Hollywood Breakfast In America 1979
42 Oh Darling Breakfast In America 1979
43 Put On Your Old Brown Shoes Famous Last Words 1982
44 C’est Le Bon Famous Last Words 1982
45 Better Days Brother Where You Bound 1985
46 Not The Moment Free As A Bird 1987
47 Where I Stand Free As A Bird 1987
48 C’est What? Some Things Never Change 1997
49 Help Me Down That Road Some Things Never Change 1997
50 Tenth Avenue Breakdown Slow Motion 2002
51 Goldrush Slow Motion 2002
Post-Show
71 Breakfast In America Breakfast In America 1979
72 Dreamer Crime of the Century 1974
73 Give A Little Bit Even In The Quietest Moments 1977
74 Crazy Famous Last Words 1982
75 School Crime of the Century 1974
76 Take The Long Way Home Breakfast In America 1979

 

01 Introductions

The playlist for our first show:  Titled “Introductions” it was, as you might expect, about introducing ourselves and the show.  All the tracks are either concert openers or first tracks from first albums.  Apart from “Listen To The Music” which is more of a gentle suggestion.

Track Artist Album
1 Introductions Chicago  Chicago Transit Authority Studio
2 It’s Only Just Begun Solution  The Best of Solution Live Live
3 Raging Waters Al Jarreau  Live In London Live
4 Cherish the Day Sade  Lovers Live Live
5 Life in the Air Age Be-Bop Deluxe  Tremulous Antenna Live
6 Lady Eleanor Lindisfarne  Nicely Out Of Tune Studio
7 Matinee Idol Yellowjackets  Yellowjackets Studio
8 Say Hello to the Band Decameron  Say Hello To The Band Studio
9 Debut Colosseum  Morituri Te Salutant Studio
10 Spirit of Radio Rush  Moving Pictures Studio
11 The Last Open Road Chris Rea  Santo Spirito Studio
12 Hotel California Eagles  Hell Freezes Over Live
13 Do It Again Steely Dan  Can’t Buy A Thrill Studio
14 Real Guitars Have Wings Wishbone Ash  Tracks 2 Live
15 Sylvia Focus  Focus 3 Studio
16 It Happened Today Curved Air  Live Live
17 Live for the Music Bad Company  Live Albuquerque 1976 Live
18 Talk to Me Peter Gabriel  Secret World – Live Live
19 Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers  Live at The Wolf Trap Live

We’ve Only Just Begun…

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