Bob Brainen's playlist February 18, 2017 E-mail Bob Brainen
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Artist Track Album / Format Label Year Comments Approx. start time Hank Levine w/ Timothy Leary Image, Part One / The Psychedelic Experience no album (CD-R) ABC 1961 / 1966 0:00:00 ) Curtis Mayfield Move On Up (edit) Curtis (LP) Curtom 1970 0:01:58 ) Del Shannon Handy Man Handy Man (LP) Amy 1964 0:05:50 ) Gary Lewis & The Playboys Sure Gonna Miss Her The Legendary Masters Series (CD) EMI 1966 / 1990 0:08:51 ) Brenton Wood I Want Love Brent Super 60s Soul Sounds (CD) Kent U.K. 1966 / 2014 VAR 0:11:02 ) Chiles & Pettiford I Believe In You Live At Jilly's (LP) Atlantic 1965 0:14:55 ) Paula Brown Farm Hollers Hollerin' (CD) Rounder 1975 / 1995 VAR 0:16:53 ) Dr. John, the Night Tripper Mama Roux Gris-Gris (CD-R) Atlantic 1968 Mono version - big thanks to Wm. from Dumont! 0:19:10 ) Necessaries More Real Event Horizon (LP) Sire U.K. 1982 0:21:43 ) Oregon Rainmaker Winter Light (LP) Vanguard 1974 0:24:25 ) Music behind DJ:
"birds @ 302 Chestnut"
no album BackCatBark 0:27:02 ) Family Burlesque Bandstand (CD) United Artists 1972 / John Wetton-bass, 2nd vocal 0:39:30 ) Dave Bartholomew Shrimp and Gumbo Roots Of Funk - Raw Soul, Rough Blues & All That Jazz Frémeaux & Associés 1955 / 2015 VAR 0:44:34 ) Weekend Drumbeat (aka Drumbeat for Baby) The '81 Demos (CD) Vinyl Japan 1981 / 1995 0:46:35 ) Billy Dawn Smith When I Saw You We Wrote 'Em & We Sing 'Em (LP) MGM 1962 VAR 0:49:10 ) Le Groupe X Transfert 2002 no album (45) Jazzman 1972 / 2004 split 7" 0:51:19 ) NRBQ Love in Outer Space (Live) High Noon- A 50-Year Retrospective (Boxed set) Omnivore Recordings 2015 / 2016 0:55:19 ) Remigio Ducros Scherzi Pesanti no album (45) Jazzman 1972 other side of split 7" 0:57:26 ) Music behind DJ:
"Bob Brainen's Soul 'n RnB tape"
no album BarkCatBark 0:59:32 ) Artie Schroeck Implosion Summer In The City WFMUzak (CD) MGM 1967 / 2017 BB's 2017 Fundraiser premium CD
see: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/BB for contents
1:10:43 ) Codona Mumakata Codona (LP) ECM 1979 1:26:05 ) Klooks Nkuli's Shuffle Next Stop Soweto, Vol 2 (CD) Strut 1969 / 2010 VAR 1:22:02 ) Savoy Brown Don't Turn Me From Your Door Blue Matter (LP) Parrot 1969 1:24:45 ) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
no album Raccoon 1:30:11 ) MaseQua Myers and Jami Ayinde Black Land of the Nile no album (45) Jazzman 1975 / 2004 1:34:29 ) Merrell Fankhauser & HMS Bounty A Visit With Ashiya Things (CD) * Gear Fab 1968 / 2016 1:40:14 ) Jack Marshall "Mushroom Dance Attack" from The Giant Gila Monster Monster Movie Music, Vol. 3 (CD-R) Jack Marshall 1959 VAR 1:43:10 ) Van Dyke Parks The Eagle And Me Tom Ardolino's Magic Jukebox Ryko U.K. 1:44:32 ) Bebop Boys Blues In Bebop The Bebop Boys (2LP) Savoy 1946 / 1978 1:47:01 ) Turtles So Goes Love Alll The Singles (CD box set) * FloEdCo 1966 / 2016 1:49:44 ) Theo Bleckmann Littlefields Elegy (CD) * ECM 2017 1:55:42 ) Music behind DJ:
"frogs and more frogs" @ Joe Bauer's
no album Raccoon 1:56:01 )
(* = new, The marked selections are from the Brainen Archive.)
Sat. 2/18/17 9:02am burpage:
yes the day has stsrted
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:02am duke:
Anything starting with Curtis is going to be great.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:03am 1whoknewcthulhu:
Good morning, Bob. Thanks for Curtis Mayfield--an uplifting start to what appears to be a beautiful Saturday in the making.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:03am DonJuanTijuana:
Hi Bob! Love Curtis in the AM
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:04am Your Ace From Exchange Place:
Good morning! Loving the Curtis!
Sat. 2/18/17 9:04am Bob Brainen:
Sat. 2/18/17 9:08am melinda:
Hi bob and friends! Never knew Del Shannon sang this.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:08am doctorjazz:
Del Shannon, love it! Hi all!
Comma Comma Comma Comma Come Commma Comma (not sure I got that right).
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:08am annie:
good morning BB!! i'm happy to be here! hreat tunes so far!
Sat. 2/18/17 9:10am Stuart Rose:
Good morning, Bob, and all.
Who would think these Gary Lewis songs would hold up so well.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:10am Andy in Etobicoke:
Mornin` Mr B, and all.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:11am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Curtis is spoken of as the influence representing Hendrix's spiritual lyrical Soul aspect - but I'm not sure I've ever heard/read Jimi reference him directly? Curtis had his own open tuning on his Strat - grew up around charismatic Church - a definitive voice. But you know all that.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:12am ?:
Gary said that 'Sure Gonna Miss Her' is his biggest seller on the Internet.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:15am DebbiefromBefore:
Happy Saturday, BOB and FOB! I believe in you!
Sat. 2/18/17 9:16am DebbiefromBefore:
Love the music from the 60s and 70s
Sat. 2/18/17 9:20am 1whoknewcthulhu:
The Doctor is in!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:21am doctorjazz:
Nice Dr John, not sure I can tell the mono improvement on the clock radio I use in my office, but it is great to hear (then again, haven't heard this in quite a while).
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:22am doctorjazz:
Why was there a mono mix in the US in tha late 60's anyway? I thought that was an English thing, preferring mono, and even there it had pretty much been settled in favor of stereo by the late 60's.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
'Come to the Sunshine' episodes here both Del Shannon & Gary Lewis: cometothesunshine.podomatic.com... - That's a great program btw, downloadable for anytime ( - later!)
...Mono & UK - interesting Doc! I just heard a vintage advert - Sears was selling Mono for less...
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:29am WilliamfromDumont:
Morning all! Back at ya BB!!
Sat. 2/18/17 9:30am DebbiefromBefore:
GOOD Morning!!! I'm on ET time spiritually and musically.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:42am scott:
I saw John Wetton playing bass for Uriah Heep in '75. Next time he popped up producing and singing on an incredible Duncan McKay album.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:43am AlexB:
Is Burlesque Steve Marriott? Sounds like him.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:44am 1whoknewcthulhu:
It's mambo time!
Sat. 2/18/17 9:45am RHenderson:
The 'I Dream Of Jeannie' theme!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:47am melinda:
I like the Weekend.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:49am doctorjazz:
I remember going to EJ Korvettes Downtown Brooklyn, in the mid 60's and seeing mono versions and stereo versions, it would be a dollar less for the mono (was it $2.99 and $3.99? Don't recall exactly, that was the ballpark...). By the late60's that had disappeared, only stereo albums on the racks.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:52am doctorjazz:
The whole thing with the Beatles Mono box set reissues was supposed to be that the Mono was considered the important mix, that was the one they focused on, the Stereo was a concession to the US market that was much more stereo oriented, and was an afterthought.
Sat. 2/18/17 9:52am Douglas:
$2.99 and $2.49 when they had a sale!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:53am WilliamfromDumont:
If i'm not wrong, Gris-Gris came out early in '68, which would still be in the stereo/mono release era. I think the stereo mix is better. Some of the cool panning is lost in the mono mix.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:58am doctorjazz:
Got the NRBQ box, a lot to listen to, but really enjoying it!
(if you're in the NY area, Steven Bernstein, who was on Bob's show, is playing with a jazz group, Mostly Other People Do The Killing-one of the great band names-at Cornelia Street Café tomorrow night. I'll be there...)
Sat. 2/18/17 9:58am RHenderson:
What chameleons be NRBQ! Hearing the 12-string gtr and side-stick percussion, I thought this was unissued Byrds.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 9:59am deszack:
interesting info about the Beatles/mono recordings. I thought that psychedelic back-and-forth sound thing emphasized in Rubber Soul and Sgt Pepper was an enhancemnt that they embraced
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:11am melinda:
Artie Schroeck Implosion is a great name
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:11am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
'Rubber Soul' in 1965 (early days for Stereo in their case) originally had a Stereo mix w/ instruments separated hard Left & Right. You could hear them just Playing - or just Singing by turning the Balance knob that way. & we always used it to test speaker connections that way & such. When they were issued on CD (I think it was), George Martin did a new Stereo mix from the original masters. Also for 'Help!' ? The Beatles' 1st two albums - 'Please Please Me' & 'With the Beatles' from '63 - were still only recorded on two-track machines, w/ basically instruments on one & vocals the other - so Stereo for them is limited to that! By Pepper in '67 - there were two distinct mixes for Mono & Stereo - & much discussion of their differences & relative merits. Lennon himself said if you haven't heard Pepper in Mono, you haven't heard it. People go track-by-track in terms of their preferences - but not a few say the Mono Pepper is the weightier creature, when many critique Pepper for being too flowery, or something...
In the U.S. - Tom Dowd @ Atlantic for instance had had eight-track machines & such for a long time! TheBeatles had the genius of George Martin & the professional dedication of 'white-coated' British Engineers - but not til '68 & the 'White Album' did they even start to get beyond four-track recording. 'Abbey Road' in '69 was technologically a whole different animal than all the rest of their catalog - & only then was there no Mono release.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:15am WilliamfromDumont:
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:19am doctorjazz:
But, at the same time, EMI was recording great stereo orchestral records (audiophiles consider them collectable, and they sell for a premium), no "Beatles stereo", with the strings on the left and the horns all on the right. Mike placement probably had a lot to do with it, along with a desire to GET a good stereo mix.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
- not the Pop market, but Classical Audiophiles. & serious British Engineers. Presumably they still didn't record on more tracks, or they'd have been available to THe Beatles? It hadn't been pointed out to me before that the U.S. market for Stereo was notably sooner.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:32am NJ Prof:
I am in chat room for comcast now. Figured might as well join a chat room with real people instead of dogs typing about comcast.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:32am NJ Prof:
Just want to pick up some music knowledge from you guys and gals.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:34am NJ Prof:
I am just a fly on the wall, please excuse my interuption.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:35am doctorjazz:
I was wondering about that buzzing...
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:35am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Good luck w/ the high-pressure negotiations, Prof!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:40am doctorjazz:
RRN46-went to that link, Come to the Sunshine, looks interesting, check it out later, thanks!
Sat. 2/18/17 10:42am lloyd michigan:
The Giant Gila Monster. Best MST3K episode ever!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:42am Greg from ZONE 5:
I think I say this every week, but I *love* the old movie clips…
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:43am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:
Saturday Matinees - absolutely!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:44am NJ Prof:
Have any of you used a Rifftrax from the MST3K guys before?
Sat. 2/18/17 10:45am egould310:
Thanks for this Giant Gila Monster. Think I'll spend the rest of this rainy California day watching shlock cinema, and braising a 4 pound pork butt.
Sat. 2/18/17 10:45am lloyd michigan:
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:46am deszack:
when it rains, it pours. stay safe
Sat. 2/18/17 10:47am lloyd michigan:
The Beach Boys meet Monty Python.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:49am NJ Prof:
The MST3K guys put out riffs that sync with movies you own.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:50am NJ Prof:
In order to get around having to pay companies to use their movies. So they have a track for Stallone's "Over the Top."
Sat. 2/18/17 10:51am JoeCMorris:
Gosh! I know this song from the Monkees!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:51am NJ Prof:
Just as an example... lots of others. Just curious I purchased one myself.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:51am WilliamfromDumont:
Turtles did this? This is a Mike Nesmith tune. No?
Sat. 2/18/17 10:52am lloyd michigan:
Thanks @NJ Prof. I'll check it out.
Sat. 2/18/17 10:53am lloyd michigan:
You can't make this stuff up.
Chris Christie: President Trump Made Me Order the Meat Loaf at White House Dinner
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:54am NJ Prof:
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:55am NJ Prof:
... IS PEOPLE!
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 10:55am NJ Prof:
@lloyd nothing surprises me anymore.
Sat. 2/18/17 10:57am lloyd michigan:
Sad, but true.
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 11:00am NJ Prof:
Lloyd are you an NJ guy? Christie always has a puff piece on 101.5 FM
♥ Sat. 2/18/17 11:01am NJ Prof:
Okay ladies and gentleman comcast call complete... looks like I'll be a FIOS person soon. But always a Woof Moo guy!