Albums and All That, Starting with the letter B as in Bravo, Part 3


April 15th, 2020

54 mins 1 sec

Season 5

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Ira Ironstrings [00:55]
"The Huckle-Buck"
The Best Damned Dance Band in the Land
Warner Bros. W 1380 1960
Alter-ego of pedal steel guitar pioneer Alvino Rey.

Ohio Express [03:58]
"Yummy, Yummy, Yummy"
The Best from Buddah
Buddah Records BDS 5000
Bubblegum truly is yummy.

Terry Baxter and his Orchestra [06:20]
"Take a Letter Maria"
The Best of '70
Columbia Musical Treasuries P3S 5454 1970
An easy-listening cover of the R.B. Greaves smash hit from 1969.

Be-Bop Deluxe [08:44]
"Maid in Heaven"
The Best of and the Rest of Be-Bop Deluxe
Harvest SKBO-11870 1979
From their 1975 album Futurama, this features some excellent pop guitaring from Mr. Nelson that reached no. 36 in the UK but struggled to succeed in the US.

Bob Marley & Peter Tosh with the Wailers [12:09]
"Soul Shake Down Party"
The Best of Bob Marley & Peter Tosh with the Waylers
Star Bagger BAG 1502 1981
Pretty solid song from a South African compilation that spells the band's name with a y.

Earth Wind & Fire [15:19]
"Got to Get You into My Life"
The Best of Earth Wind & Fire, Vol I
ARC AL 35647 1978
A very groovy cover of the Beatles groove, as performed in the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which we'll get to later in this season of Vinyl-O-Matic.

Miriam Makeba [19:23]
"Iya Guduza"
The Best of Miriam Makeba
RCA Victor LSP-3982 1968
Some fine afro-pop from the Mama Africa.

Henry Mancini [21:37]
"A Shot in the Dark"
The Best of Mancini Volume 2
RCA Victor LSP-3557 1966
The theme from the 2nd Pink Panther film, and also the theme to the Inspector Clouseau animated shorts that would appear in the Pink Panther Show.

Mel Tillis [25:20]
"Little Ole Wine Drinker Me"
The Best of Mel Tillis
MCA Records MCA2-4091

Mel takes a fine turn at the Charlie Walker hit made famous by both Robert Mitchum and Dean Martin. Hmm, and now that I think of it... Dean Martin played the drunk lawman in Rio Bravo and Robert Mitchum played the drunk lawman in El Dorado.

The Beach Boys [28:02]
"In My Room"
Best of the Beach Boys
Capitol Records DT 2545 1966
Seems as though one might take this as a positive outlook on the current situation.

The Beach Boys [30:17]
"Don't Worry Baby"
Best of the Beach Boys, Vol. 2
Capitol Records DT-502706 1967
Brian's attempt to capture the magic of The Ronette's "Be My Baby". Not bad, but not quite.

The Beau Brummels [33:06]
"Here We Go Again"
The Best of the Beau Brummels, 1964-1968
Rhino Records RNLP 101 1981
The Bay Area's own Beau Brummels with one of their singles that sadly failed to chart but is pretty awesome. Also, The Beau Brummelstones?!

Merle Haggard [36:58]
"Mama Tried"
The Best of the Best of Merle Haggard
Capitol ST 511082 1972
According to the sleeve, Merle had a toy terrier named WaWe, who is pictured on the back cover. Her sone Pepper is on the front cover. You need to know these things, right?

The Stylistics [39:08]
"I'm Stone in Love with You"
The Best of The Stylistics
AVCO AV-69005-698 1975
When I grow up to be a man?

Isaac Hayes [42:28]
"I Stand Accused"
The Best of Isaac Hayes
Enterprise ENS-7510 1974
Some solid soul to be sure.

Herman's Hermits [49:21]
"Sea Cruise"
The Best of Herman's Hermits
MGM E-4315 1965
It's no Huey Piano Smith/Frankie Ford rendition, but not bad for a bunch of limeys.

Music behind the DJ: "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes" by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra

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