Radio Free D'ni

18 Funny and Strange

This is a set of tracks put together for us by our friend Boywhith, who joined us on the plaza (as he often does) to discuss his choices in chat.  He left us to do the talking 🙂

Title Artists  Album Year
1 Popcorn Hot Butter  Single 1972
2 Clown feet David O’Brien  Doug (2 Minute Brownie in a Mug) 2013
3 Surfin’ bird The Trashmen  Single 1963
4 Dance Cleopatra dance Prince Buster  Single 1972
5 Bonnie and Clyde Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot  Single 1968
6 Je t’aime … moi non plus Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg  Single 1969
7 Speedy Gonzales Pat Boone  single 1962
8 Pluto the dog Manfred Mann’s Earth Band  Solar fire 1973
9 Antistar Massive Attack  100th Window 2003
10 2000 Light years from home The Rolling Stones  Single 1967
11 Big six Judge Dread  Single 1972
12 Pi Kate Bush  Aerial 2005
13 You know my name (look up the number) The Beatles  Single 1970
14 Tip toe thru’ the tulips with me Tiny Tim  Single 1968
15 Fool’s overture Supertramp  Even in the Quietest Moments 1977
16 They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haa! Napoleon XIV  single 1962
17 Careful with that axe, Eugene Pink Floyd  Ummagumma 1969
18 Johnee Jingo Todd Rundgren  A Capella 1986
19 Are you that somebody? Aaliyah  Single 1998
20 Regiment Brian Eno and David Byrne  My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 1981
21 Elyme et les spheres d’Ahnonay Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010
22 The thing Phil Harris  Single 1950
23 The box Orbital  Single 1996
24 Popcorn The Muppets  Single 2010

 

17 Rarities and What-Ifs 2

A second helping of Rarities and What-ifs.

Title Artists  Album Year
1 Rockin’ the Man in the Boat Mike Love  Looking Back with Love 1981
2 King Of The New York Streets Dion  Yo Frankie 1989
3 Don’t Talk to Me Dave Edmunds  Closer to the Flame 1989
4 Swamp Music Lynyrd Skynyrd  Second Helping 1973
5 You Got Me Rocking The Rolling Stones  Forty Licks 1994
6 Nice Legs, Shame About The Face Monks  Bad Habits 1979
7 Venus Shocking Blue  At Home 1969
8 Faust Auf Faust (Schimanski) Klaus Lage Band  Heisse Spur’n 2003
9 The Wizard Black Sabbath  Black Sabbath 1970
10 Working Man Rush  Rush 1997
11 Iwiwal Loudon Wainwright III  Grown Man 1995
12 Safety dance Men Without Hats  Rhythm of Youth 1983
13 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon  Still Crazy After All These Years 1975
14 Brand New Woman Dave Edmunds  The Early Years 1991
15 Lonesome Crow Scorpions  Lonesome Crow 1972
16 Pop Musik M  single 1979
17 Old Man Hank Jellybread  Sixty-Five Parkway 1970
18 Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? Chris Rea  Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? 1978
19 Best Years of our Life Iron Butterfly  Metamorphosis 1970
20 Mary Take 6  Take 6 1988
21 Louisiana Sunset Passport  Blues Roots 1991
22 Mama Zucchero  Zucchero 1990
23 L. A. Woman Billy Idol  Charmed Life 2000
24 Whatever Turns You On Gene Simmons  Asshole 2004
25 Drinking Wine Spo-De-O’Dee Jerry Lee Lewis  London Sessions 1973
26 Phoenix Rising Annihilator  Set the World on Fire 1993
27 Thirteen Days J.J. Cale  5 1979

Postshow

28 Echoes Pink Floyd Meddle 1971

 

16 Brit Prog 4, The Yes-No Interlude, maybe

Some tracks from Yes, and from individual Yes members’ solo albums or other groups. I made no attempt to cover a history of the group, partly because they have a habit of making very long tracks and partly because they have been going for a very long time. So this was be a few favourite tracks.  Pre and post show consisted of more tracks that we couldn’t fit in to the show space.

Yes, I know the last Brit Prog show was show 2.  There was a reason why, but I can’t remember it now.

Title Artists  Album Year
101 Sweet Dreams Yes  Time And A Word 1970
102 Astral Traveller Yes  Time And A Word 1970
103 Starship Trooper (a. Life Seeker b. Disillusion c. Würm) Yes  The Yes Album 1971

The Show

201 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed Yes  Time And A Word 1970
202 Then Yes  Time And A Word 1970
203 Yours Is No Disgrace Yes  The Yes Album 1971
204 I’ve Seen All Good People (a. Your Move b. All Good People) Yes  The Yes Album 1971
205 Siberian Khatru Yes  Close To The Edge 1972
206 Total Mass Retain (Single Version) Yes  Close To The Edge 1972
207 Roundabout Yes  Fragile 1972
208 Five per Cent for Nothing Yes  Fragile 1972
209 Long Distance Runaround Yes  Fragile 1972
210 The Fish (Shindleria Praematurus) Yes  Fragile 1972
211 Wheel of Fortune Badger  One Live Badger 1973
212 Lucky Seven Chris Squire  Fish Out Of Water 1975
213 Alaska UK  UK 1978
214 Time To Kill UK  UK 1978
215 State Of Independence Jon And Vangelis  The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981
216 Only Time Will Tell Asia  Asia 1982
217 Turbulence Steve Howe  Turbulence 1991
218 I Would Have Waited Forever Yes  Union 1991

Postshow

301 Hold Out Your Hand Chris Squire Fish Out Of Water 1975
302 In The Dead Of The Night UK UK 1978
303 The Friends Of Mr. Cairo Jon And Vangelis The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981
304 Here Comes the Feeling Asia Asia 1982
305 Shock To The System Yes Union 1991
306 Angkor Wat Yes Union 1991
307 Dangerous (Look In The Light Of What You’re Searching For) Yes Union 1991
308 Take The Water To The Mountain Yes Union 1991

15 A History of ZZ Top

Another history of a group with a long career and many albums. Pre and post show take the overspill, as usual.

Title Album Year
101 Stages Afterburner 1985
102 Gimme All Your Lovin’ Eliminator 1983
103 Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell Rio Grande Mud 1972
104 I’m Bad I’m Nationwide Degüello 1979
105 Dipping Low (In The Lap Of Luxury) Afterburner 1985
106 Francine Rio Grande Mud 1972
107 Tush Fandango! 1975

The Show

201 Salt Lick Chrome, Smoke & BBQ 2003
202 Squank ZZ Top’s First Album 1970
203 Old Man ZZ Top’s First Album 1970
204 Mushmouth Shoutin’ Rio Grande Mud 1972
205 Apologies To Pearly Rio Grande Mud 1972
206 Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers Tres Hombres 1973
207 Thunderbird Fandango! 1975
208 Balinese Fandango! 1975
209 Pan Am Highway Blues Tejas 1976
210 She’s A Heartbreaker Tejas 1976
211 Manic Mechanic Degüello 1979
212 Dust My Broom Degüello 1979
213 Don’t Tease Me El Loco 1981
214 I Wanna Drive You Home El Loco 1981
215 I Need You Tonight Eliminator 1983
216 If I Could Only Flag Her Down Eliminator 1983
217 Planet Of Women Afterburner 1985
218 2000 Blues Recycler 1990
219 Breakaway Antenna 1994
220 Lizard Life Antenna 1994
221 Black Fly Rhythmeen 1996
222 Trippin’ XXX 1999
223 Sinpusher XXX 1999
224 Alley-Gator Mescalero 2003
225 Stackin’ Paper Mescalero 2003
226 Chartreuse La Futura 2012
227 Flyin’ High La Futura 2012
228 Heartache In Blue La Futura 2012

Postshow

301 Jesus Just Left Chicago Tres Hombres 1973
302 I Gotsta Get Paid La Futura 2012
303 Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud 1972
304 Doubleback Recycler 1990
305 Legs (Edit Version) Eliminator 1983
306 My Head’s in Mississippi Recycler 1990
307 Me So Stupid Mescalero 2003
308 Can’t Stop Rockin’ Afterburner 1985

 

14 The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers formed in California in 1970 by Tom Johnston (gtr, vo writer), Patrick Simmons (gtr, vo, writer) and John Hartman (dms) with Dave Shogren on bass. They worked hard, playing all over California, often in Hells Angels venues, and adopted the biker look. After an unsuccessful first album, Shogren left and was replaced by Tiran Porter (bs, vo), and a second drummer (Mike Hossack, dms) was added to beef up the sound, in what would become a trademark.

This lineup recorded a second album, Toulouse Street, in 1972, which has several standout tracks on it. The best known is the one that could easily be a Radio Free D’ni theme tune: Listen To The Music.

Title Album Year
201 Listen to the Music Toulouse Street 1972
202 Rockin’ Down the Highway Toulouse Street 1972
203 Mamaloi Toulouse Street 1972
204 Jesus Is Just Alright Toulouse Street 1972
205 Natural Thing The Captain and Me 1973
206 Long Train Runnin’ The Captain and Me 1973
207 China Grove The Captain and Me 1973
208 Without You The Captain and Me 1973
209 South City Midnight Lady The Captain and Me 1973
210 Another Park, Another Sunday What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits 1974
211 Clear as the Driven Snow The Captain and Me 1973
212 Music Man Stampede 1975
213 Takin’ It To The Streets Takin’ It To The Streets 1976
214 You’re Made That Way Livin’ On The Fault Line 1977
215 Little Darling Livin’ On The Fault Line 1977
216 Minute By Minute Minute By Minute 1978
217 One Step Closer One Step Closer 1980
218 No Stoppin’ Us Now One Step Closer 1980
219 South Bay Strut One Step Closer 1980
220 Dangerous Brotherhood 1991
221 Four Days Gone Long Train Runnin’ 1970 – 2000 1999
222 Neal’s Fandango Live At Wolf Trap 2004
223 Steamer Lane Breakdown Live At Wolf Trap 2004
224 Listen To The Music Live At Wolf Trap 2004

Postshow

301 Cottonmouth Toulouse Street 1972
302 I Been Workin’ On You Stampede 1975
303 The Captain and Me The Captain and Me 1973
304 China Grove Live At Wolf Trap 2004
305 Without You Live At Wolf Trap 2004
306 Long Train Runnin Live At Wolf Trap 2004

 

13 MOULa 15th Anniversary

For the fifth anniversary of the current incarnation of Myst Online: Uru Live again a grand event was organised by Janeerah, spreading over a whole weekend.  As a part of this, Radio Free D’ni presented an extended broadcast in three sections lasting five hours or so.  The playlists from that are below.

The first set was ‘Mysty Music’  – Turjan, Piboc, Peter Gabriel and soundtrack items

Title Artists Album Year
1 Link Soundtrack Riven 1997
2 Myst Theme Robyn Miller Myst – Soundtrack 1998
3 Theme From Amateria Soundtrack Myst III Exile 2001
4 Main Theme Jack Wall Myst IV Revelation OST 2004
5 Great Shaft Tim Larkin Myst V End of Ages OST 2005
6 L’Age des Sons Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010
7 1des100 et La Crevasse du Volcan Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010
8 De la Nuit de Minkata aux Etoiles de Riven Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010
9 Soline et le Desert de Minkata Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010
10 Le Korvahkh, Genese d’un Livre Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2 2013
11 Elyme et les spheres d’Ahnonay Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010
12 Inception, l’Age de la Creation Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2 2013
13 L’Exil de Garternay Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2 2013
14 Shock The Monkey Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 4 2002
15 Shaking The Tree Peter Gabriel Shaking The Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats 1990
16 Burn You Up, Burn You Down Peter Gabriel
17 A Striped Circle Aylahn Striped Circle 2013
18 I See You Aylahn Striped Circle 2013
19 Dessent Turjan Aylahn Tadjinar 2008
20 Prolepsis I Turjan Aylahn Prolepsis 2009
21 Prolepsis 2 Turjan Aylahn Prolepsis II 2011
22 A Egyek Mogott Turjan Aylahn Iljù Svarsas 2011
23 Hovern Enkan Turjan Aylahn Iljù Svarsas 2011
24 Relena Kodogloen D’Marnah Liquid Light 2012
25 Tsoidtahv Ahnoets D’Marnah Liquid Light 2012
26 Roon Gahro D’Marnah Liquid Light 2012
27 Nomades Turjan Aylahn Tadjinar 2008
28 Desert Night Turjan Aylahn Tadjinar 2008
29 Sand & Moonrise  Turjan Aylahn Tadjinar 2008

The second set was some music from Gandalf, an Austrian ‘New Age’ multi-instrumentalist

1 Bridge of Confidence Gandalf Colors of a New Dawn 2004
2 In the Presence of Angels Gandalf Colors of a New Dawn 2004
3 Brighter Than a Star Gandalf Colors of a New Dawn 2004
4 A Seed Dreaming Inside Gandalf Lotus Land 2007
5 Just a Glimpse of Paradise Gandalf Lotus Land 2007
6 A Heavenly Gift Gandalf Lotus Land 2007
7 Morning at the River Bench Gandalf Sacred River 2006
8 Confidently Floating Seawards Gandalf Sacred River 2006
9 Where the River Joins the Ocean Gandalf Sacred River 2006
10 Once In a Star-Brightened Night Gandalf Sanctuary 2009
11 A Place In the Sun Gandalf Sanctuary 2009

The final set was of live tracks taken from performances on Jools Holland’s show ‘Later…’

1 Letting Me Down Joss Stone + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
2 Free Me Joss Stone live performance, Later 2014
3 Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen Joss Stone + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
4 Happy William Bell + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
5 Private Number William Bell & Joss Stone + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
6 Peace In The Valley Ruby Turner + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
7 Master Blaster (Jammin) Ed Sheeran + Jools Holland R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
8 Sing Ed Sheeran Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
9 Love And Affection Joan Armatrading live performance, Later 2007
10 Ready For The Good Life Paloma Faith Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
11 Take Me Paloma Faith Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
12 Scream (Funk My Life Up) Paolo Nutini Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
13 Pencil Full Of Lead Paolo Nutini Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
14 Blame It On The Boogie Ellie Goulding + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
15 Rather Be Clean Bandit featureing Jess Glynne + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
16 Wrong or Right Kwabs live performance, Later 2014
17 Earthquake Driver Counting Crows live performance, Later 2014
18 Lowdown Boz Scaggs + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014
19 Dogs of Lust The The live performance, Later 1993
20 Little Maggie Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters live performance, Later 2014
21 Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers live performance, Later 2006
22 Enter Sandman Metallica live performance, Later 2008
23 Senor Blues David Sanborn live performance, Later 2005
24 I Thank You Paul Rodgers live performance, Later 2014
25 Drive Bobby McFerrin live performance, Later 2012

 

12 Rarities and What-Ifs 1

Rarities and What-Ifs are tracks that are either rare or have a hidden history or story behind them.

Title Artists  Album Year
201 The Core Eric Clapton  Slowhand 1977
202 No Way David Gilmour  David Gilmour 2006
203 Fährmann Godewind  20 Johr Platt ‘n Roll 2005
204 One Step Back Dave Edmunds  Plugged In 1994
205 Catfish Stroll The Catfish  Blackjack 1992
206 River Song Dennis Wilson  Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
207 All Lovers Are Deranged David Gilmour  About Face 2006
208 Helden Carom  Carom 1993
209 Broadsword Jethro Tull  The Broadsword And The Beast 1982
210 Boogie All The Time Vince Weber  Boogie On A Blue Song 1987
211 Happy Song Three Dog Night  Cyan 1973
212 Outer Circle Martin Barre  The Meeting 1996
213 Call Me The Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd  Second Helping 1973
214 Headlines John Fogerty  Eye Of The Zombie 1986
215 Just A John Loudon Wainwright III  Grown Man 1995
216 Dun Ringill Jethro Tull  Stormwatch 1979
217 Travelled Supertramp  Indelibly Stamped 1971
218 Liek mit de Sünn Godewind  20 Johr Platt ‘n Roll 2005
219 Radio Wise Guys  Radio 2006
220 Joy To The World Three Dog Night  Joy To The World: Their Greatest Hits 1975
221 Help Me Down That Road Supertramp  Some Things Never Change 1997
222 Tatort Passport  Passport Live 2000
223 Bonny Black Hare Steeleye Span  Live At A Distance 2009
224 Another Man’s Woman Supertramp  Crisis? What Crisis? 1976

 

11 The Doors

A strange group in many ways, The Doors formed in 1965 in LA by Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison, both UCLA Theatre Film School graduates.  Their music is unlike almost any other bands, based in blues and rock with some jazz thrown in and a large dose of performance art.  Morrison was essentially a poet, and not a great singer, but an extremely charismatic performer.  The band contained no bassist, Ray Manzarek playing bass pedals on stage and session musicians performing on the albums.

Title Artists Album Year
201 Break On Through (To The Other Side) The Doors The Doors 1967
202 Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) The Doors The Doors 1967
203 Back Door Man The Doors The Doors 1967
204 End Of The Night The Doors The Doors 1967
205 Light My Fire The Doors The Doors 1967
206 Strange Days The Doors Strange Days 1967
207 Horse Latitudes The Doors Strange Days 1967
208 My Eyes Have Seen You The Doors Strange Days 1967
209 People Are Strange The Doors Strange Days 1967
210 Hello, I Love You The Doors Waiting for the Sun 1968
211 Love Street The Doors Waiting for the Sun 1968
212 Spanish Caravan The Doors Waiting for the Sun 1968
213 Touch Me The Doors The Soft Parade 1969
214 Runnin’ Blue The Doors The Soft Parade 1969
215 You Make Me Real The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970
216 Awake Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
217 Ghost Song Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
218 Dawn’s Highway Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
219 Newborn Awakening Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
220 Peace Frog The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970
221 Blue Sunday The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970
222 Land Ho! The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970
223 The Changeling The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
224 Love Her Madly The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
225 L.A. Woman The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
226 The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat) The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
227 American Night Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
228 Roadhouse Blues Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
229 The World On Fire Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
230 The Hitchhiker Jim Morrison The Doors An American Prayer 1978
231 Riders on the Storm The Doors L.A. Woman 1971

 

10 Christmas Show 2014

Broadcast December 20, 2014 – yes, a Saturday… We all had other commitments for the Sunday and as it was the start of the holiday and people going away, we decided that Saturday would be a better spot.

The preshow has a mixture of tracks that didn’t make the main show, then we start with some rock & pop, then jazz, folk, and finally classical.

The Postshow has the tracks from the previous show that were missed out. Fionnghlua is Irish mouth music, a form of a capella, as are Rock and Roll Woman from Decameron and the Tuvan throat singing of Huun Huur Tu, as well as the sublime two choruses of Find The Cost Of Freedom from Dave Crosby and Graham Nash with Dave Gilmour.  King Henry’s Madrigal has harpsichord and flute (no surprise as this is Jethro Tull) and Break It Down is on Chapman Stick by Tony Levin.

Title Artist Album Year
Pre-Show
1 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Manhattan Transfer The Christmas Album 1992
2 Angels From The Realms of Glory Rick Wakeman Christmas Variations 2000
3 Tune for a Blythsome Turkey The Albion Band Christmas Album 1999
4 Stille Nacht Three Tenors Celebration Of Christmas 1996
5 Winter Song Chris Rea Auberge 1991
6 The Spirit of Christmas Past Enya And Winter Came 2008
The Show
Rock and Pop
1 Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry Single 1958
2 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Chicago Chicago Christmas: What’s It Going To Be, Santa? 1998
3 A Christmas Song Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
4 Pavane Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
5 Ring Out Solstice Bells Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
6 I Believe in Father Christmas ELP I Believe in Father Christmas 1995
7 It Snows in Heaven Too Annie Haslam It Snows in Heaven Too 2000
8 Sleigh Ride Carpenters Christmas Collection 1998
9 Joys of Christmas Chris Rea Dancing with Strangers 1987
10 Mistress for Christmas AC/DC The Razor’s Edge 1990
Jazz
11 Deck the Halls Yellowjackets Peace Round 2003
12 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Oscar Peterson An Oscar Peterson Christmas 1995
13 Carol Of The Bells Al Jarreau Christmas 2008
14 Danse Of The Sugar Plum Fairies Béla Fleck and The Flecktones Jingle All The Way 2008
15 The Christmas Song Larry Carlton Christmas at My House 1995
16 What Child Is This/Dyngyldai Béla Fleck and The Flecktones Jingle All The Way 2008
Folk
17 Das Fest Der Wintersonne (Ein Weihnachtslied) Hagalaz’ Runedance The Winds That Sang Of Midgard’s Fate 2008
18 Feuer in der Nacht Godewind Zauberlicht 1994
19 Cranbrook Kate Rusby While Mortals Sleep 2011
20 Let No Man Come Into This Hall The Albion Band Christmas Album 1999
21 Christmas Has Come Round Again The Albion Band Christmas Album 1999
22 Wassail! Johnny Coppin A Country Christmas 1995
23 Past Three O’Clock Johnny Coppin A Country Christmas 1995
24 The King Steeleye Span Please To See The King 1971
25 In the Bleak Midwinter Steeleye Span Winter 2005
Classical
26 Gaudete (Piae Cantiones 1582) The Sixteen An Early English Christmas Collection 2004
27 Away in a Manger Polyphony, Stephen Layton A Christmas Present from Polyphony 2004
28 For Unto Us a Child Is Born Tavener Choir & Players Andrew Parrott/Handel/Messiah 1996
29 Little Drummer Boy Pentatonix  That’s Christmas to Me 2014
Postshow
1 Fionnghuala Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
2 Rock and Roll Woman Decameron Mammoth Special 1974
3 Sygyt Huun Huur Tu Live 2011
4 Kargyraa Huun Huur Tu Live 2011
5 Find The Cost Of Freedom Gilmour, Crosby, Nash Remember the Night 2006
6 King Henry’s Madrigal Jethro Tull 20 years of Jethro Tull 1988
7 Break it Down Tony Levin Resonator 2006

 

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