Monthly Archives: January 2013

(Jan 31, 2013): Roosevelt “Baby Face” Willette – Goin’ Down

From Willette’s 1961 debut album, Face to Face.  Aside from “Whatever Lola Wants,” this LP contained all original compositions by Willette.  The players are all early soul/jazz.  Grant Green on guitar.  Fred Jackson on tenor sax.  And, Ben Dixon on … Continue reading

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(Jan 30, 2013): John Harbison – Four Songs Of Solitude

From the 2003 album, Four Songs of Solitude * Variations * Twilight Music. Harbison has been a force in classical music since the early 1980s.  He has written operas (including The Great Gatsby commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera), symphonies, string … Continue reading

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(Jan 29, 2013): Stefan Wolpe: The Man From Midian (Pt. I)(Cameron Grant & James Winn, piano I & II))

From the 1996 album, Stefan Wolpe/Arnold Schoenberg. “The Man From Midian”  was composed in early 1942 after being commissioned by Eugene Long for a ballet premiering at the National Theatre in New York in April of that year.  The piece has … Continue reading

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(Jan 28, 2013): The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’

From the 1967 album of the same name, Gimme Some Lovin’.  The tune was originally released in December 1966 as a side-A single (with Blues in F on the flip side).  This is one of the first songs I remember … Continue reading

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(Jan 27, 2013): Foo Fighters – Arlandria

From the 2011 double LP (45rpm), Wasting Light.  This outing was recorded entirely on analog tape in Dave Grohl’s garage in San Fernando.  The album was produced by Garbage drummer, Butch Vig (who was also behind Nirvana’s Nevermind).  Drew Hester … Continue reading

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(Jan. 26, 2013): mSdoS – Lanes (Original Mix)

From the 2011 four x file, MP3, EP, Passenger 7.  mSdoS (Chris Kouzellis) appeared on the recorded scene out of Greece in 2010 and has been prolific since.   He has collaborated with a large number of producers, including Clart, … Continue reading

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(Jan 25, 2013): “Big” John Patton – The Yodel

From the 1966 album, Got A Good Thing Goin’.  This is a Rudy Van Gelder recording out of his Englewood Cliffs studio.  The song was written with Grant Green, who guests on guitar on the LP.  Patton switched from piano … Continue reading

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