Albums and All That, Starting with the letter A as in Alpha, Part 4


March 18th, 2020

59 mins 41 secs

Season 5

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The Miles Davis Sextet featuring John Coltrane and "Cannonball" Adderley [01:02]
"Straight,No Chaser"
Miles & Monk at Newport
Columbia PVC 8978 1964 (1977 reissue)
This is from the Miles Davis Sextet side of the album, recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958. It features Davis on trumpet, Adderley on alto sax, Coltrane on tenor sax, Bill Evans on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums.

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra [10:01]
"Jeep's Blues"
At Newport
Columbia CL 934 1957
Recorded the same year as Davis' set. The track we listened to features co-composer Johnny Hodges on alto sax.

Wings [15:53]
"Let 'Em In"
Wings at the Speed of Sound
Capitol Records SW-11525 1976
Number 1 on the top 200 albums, and number 3 on the Hot 100. This is definitely the sound of 1976, at least to my younger self's mind.

Nina Simone [21:04]
"Fine and Mellow"
Nina Simone at Town Hall
Colpix CP 409 1959
Recorded live at New York City's Town Hall, this is a fine Billie Holiday composition.

The Spindles [24:28]
"Night Time Is a Holy War City"
Atlas Amped
Sell the Heart STHR-005 2011
Doesn't get much more local than this septet. I've shared bills with several of these upstanding acts.

Pink Floyd [29:31]
"Fat Old Sun"
Atom Heart Mother
Harvest SKAO-382 1970
One of David Gilmour's favorite tunes. This one has definitely grown on me over the years, thanks in part to some of the John Peel BBC recordings of this song.

John Greenway [34:50]
"Botany Bay"
Australian Folk Songs and Ballads
Folkways Records FW 8718 1960
If you're going to start somewhere, you might as well start at the beginning.

Blondie [37:30]
"The Tide Is High"
Chrysalis CHE 1290 1980
Originally recorded by The Paragons, Blondie took this single to number 1 on the Hot 100, and the album made it to number 7 on the top 200.

Comets on Fire [43:01]
"Hatched Upon the Age"
Sub Pop SP 704 2006
Santa Cruz's own, and partially recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati! Avatar would be their final studio album.

Stan Getz [49:12]
"Time After Time"
Award Winner: Stan Getz
Verve Records MG V-8296 1957
A fine rendition of this Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne standard.

Music behind the DJ: "Black Magic Woman" by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra

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