Monthly Archives: March 2017

(March 25, 2017): Aaron Copland – Prairie Journal

From the 1994 album, Copland: Music for Films.  One of many Leonard Slatkin’s “American series” releases on BMG/RCA while still Music Director of SLSO. As Steve Schwarz writes: Prairie Journal” has a curious history. Copland originally titled the work “Radio … Continue reading

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(March 24, 2017): Bob Dylan – Desolation Row

From the 1965 album, Highway 61 Revisited.  Not much to say, except one of the best albums of all time.

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(March 23, 2017): Sweathog – Hallelujah

The title track from the 1972 album, Hallelujah.  This was the band’s second and last outing.  So far as I can tell this was the end of the musical pedigree of all four band members – Lenny Goldsmith, Bob Morris, … Continue reading

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(March 12, 2017): Amy Beach – May Flowers

From the 2004 album, Songs.  This song was composed by Beach, who also did the lyrics, in 1932.  The composition was requested at the request of mezzo-soprano, Lillian Buxbaum.  Here, Catherine Bringerud is on piano and Katherine Kelton is the … Continue reading

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(March 12, 2017): Chase – Get It On

From the 1971 self-titled album, Chase.  A short lived band from Iowa that had a distinctly Chicago (the band) feel. A plane crash killed Bill Chase and a number of members of the band in 1974 after three LPs.  I … Continue reading

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(March 7, 2017): Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Gimme Your Money Please

K-SHE Classic. From the 1973 self-titled album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive. “I liked them before before they were “big”. I can recall walking up to a Target store with my mom, dad, and sister during a week when middle school was closed … Continue reading

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(March 7, 2017): Utopia – Trapped

From the 1977 album, Oops! Wrong Planet.  An album from Todd Rundgren’s mid-1970 return to recording with and under the name of the band, Utopia. At 17, these were some of my favorite song lyrics, from one of my favorite … Continue reading

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