Albums and All That, Starting with the letter B as in Bravo, Part 2


April 8th, 2020

1 hr 1 min 57 secs

Season 5

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Guided by Voices [00:58]
"Echos Myron"
Bee Thousand
Scat Records SCAT 35 1994
One of the many classics from this canonical lo-fi album on beautiful translucent blue vinyl. If you're the sort that digs the 33 1/3 book series, there is an excellent one on this album.

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra [03:39]
"Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: Scherzo-Allegro/Allegro; Presto"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67/Egmont Overture Op. 84/Coriolan Overture, Op. 62/Overture "Leonore" No. 3, Op. 7a
Mercury MG 50017 1953
Well, the cover says Beethoven: Eroica Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, but instead, it's a completely different Beethoven piece by a different orchestra, on a different label. Ah well. Can't argue with free.

Otto Klemperer conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra [12:52]
"Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto Scherzando"
Symphony No. 1 & No. 8
Angel Records 35657 1958
Supposedly this is a parody of a metronome. Gotta love musical jokes. And yes, Otto Klemperer is the father of beloved actor Werner Klemperer.

Bob Dylan/The Band [18:38]
"All Along the Watchtower"
Before the Flood
Asylum Records AB-201 1974
Some interesting items on this double live album. Some less interesting and chaotic things. All Along the Watchtower seems to be a solid symbiosis between Bob and the Band.

The Rolling Stones [22:01]
"Stray Cat Blues"
Beggars Banquet
London Records PS 539
A rockin blues number from Jagger and Richards, supposedly inspired by VU's Heroin. It also features Brian Jones on mellotron. The beginning of the end for Mr. Jones.

Cannonball Adderley [26:39]
Mercury EMS-2-404 1976
Recorded February 6, 1975, with Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums.

Fine Arts Quartet [31:25]
"String Quartet No. 6, I. Mesto - Più mosso, pesante - vivace/II. Mesto - Marcia"
Bela Bartók Streichquartette Nr. 5 (1934) Nr. 6. (1939)
Barenreiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 1803
This selection used to belong to the Djerassi Foundation in Woodside CA. I wonder which artist liberated this from their collection.

Stevie Nicks [47:23]
"Edge of Seventeen"
Bella Donna
Modern Records MR 38-139 1981
Quadruple platinum from everyone's favorite witchy woman, on the record label that Stevie co-founded with Danny Goldberg and Paul Fishkin.

Nadja [52:46]
"Skin Like Sand"
Belles Bêtes
Beta-lactam Ring Records 2009
The first of many tracks you will be hearing from the transcendent duo known as Nadja. This track is a reinterpretation of a solo project by member Aidan Baker entitled Songs of Flowers & Skin.

Music behind the DJ: "Gomez" by Vic Mizzy

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