Albums and All That, Starting with the letter B as in Bravo


April 2nd, 2020

58 mins 50 secs

Season 5

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L'Orchestra de la Suisse Romande [01:01]
"Dance Suite"
From Bartók: Dance Suite/Two Portraits Opus Five/Rumanian Dances
London ffrr CS 6407 1964
Composed by Bartók in 1923 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the union of the cities Buda and Pest.

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra [19:32]
"Second Suite for Orchestra, Op. 4: Comodo"
Bartok: Second Suite For Orchestra, Op.4
Mercury MG 50098 1959
This is the revised 1943 version, for those of you wondering.

Pete Fountain and his Jazz Group [27:19]
"Mack the Knife"
Bateau Lounge
Coral Records CRL 757314 1960
Ol Mack, he's back in NO with this one time Lawrence Welk saxophonist.

Bauhaus [30:57]
"Dark Entries"
4AD 312 1983
A 4AD Bauhaus compilation, this track was their follow-up single to Bela Lugosi's Dead.

Bay City Rollers [34:50]
"Saturday Night"
Bay City Rollers
Arista AL 4049 1975
This album was the Rollers first foray into North America, reaching number 20 on this top 200 and this song made it to number 1 on the hot 100 of course. Sometimes you just have to go with the hits. I could have tortured you with their rendition of "Be My Baby" but I like you too much. And here's a friendly reminder of the excellent Nick Lowe song about the Rollers.

Afrika Bambaata & the Soul Sonic Force [37:47]
"Frantic Situation"
Beat Street Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Volume 1
Atlantic 80154-1 1984
Yes, there is a Volume 2, but it is not in my collection. Interested parties can listen to the Vinyl-O-Matic Movie of the Month regarding this film.

The Beat [42:57]
"Rock N Roll Girl"
The Beat
Columbia JC 36195 1979
It's so hard to just play one song from this killer album. Pure power pop goodness. And one of the best opening tracks ever.

The Beatles [46:26]
"I'm So Tired"
The Beatles
Apple SWB) 101 1968
Aren't we all?

The Beatles [48:30]
The Beatles Second Album
Capitol ST 2080 1964
Actually, their third US album.

The Beatles [51:22]
"Eight Days a Week"
Beatles VI
Capitol T2358 1965
Evidently this song was not highly thought of by the Beatles.

The Beatles [54:10]
"I'm a Loser"
Beatles '65
Capitol T 2228 1965
Can't go wrong with a loser song, as far as I'm concerned. There's a pretty great Marianne Faithfull version of this song from the same year too!

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