Albums and All That, Starting with the letter B as in Bravo, Part 6


May 6th, 2020

59 mins 22 secs

Season 5

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Tom Waits [00:51]
"Romeo Is Bleeding"
Blue Valentine
Asylum Records 6E-162 1978
Probably should have done some content editing on that last bit, but ah well... so it goes.

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys [05:43]
Bob Wills Special
Harmony HS 11358 1969
Good ol' Tommy Duncan on vocals, with Bob hollerin as he does so well. First recorded in 1946 and reached number three on the charts.

Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell [08:21]
"Mornin' Glory"
Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell
Captiol Records ST 2928 1968
A classic record featuring a classic duo. The Gentry-penned Mornin' Glory stands out as a winner and was the first single from this album.

Eddie Jefferson [11:14]
"Psychedelic Sally"
Body and Soul
Prestige PR 7619 1968
Some very groovy bop from Eddie Jefferson, with James Moody on sax, Dave Burns on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Steve Davis on bass and Bill English on drums.

The Clean [14:49]
"Billy 2"
Boodle Boodle Boodle
Flying Nun Records FN 003 1981
Track one, side one from easily my most favorite EP ever.

Booker T & the M.G.'s [17:16]
"Sing a Simple Song"
The Booker T. Set
Stax Records STS 2009 1969
A mighty fine rendition of the Sly & the Family Stone classic.

Gershon Kingsley & Michael Shapiro [19:56]
Boom! Boom! Crack! Ping! The Sounds of Early America
Peter Pan Records 8143
This is what passed for history in the mid-1970s. Did you know that the crew of the Mayflower referred to the Puritans as psalm-singing puke-stockings.

Kris Kristofferson [24:00]
"Little Girl Lost"
Border Lord
Monument KZ 31302 1972
Winsome, losesome. Thanks Kris.

Bruce Springsteen [28:23]
"I'm Goin' Down"
Born in the USA
Columbia QC 38653 1984
Hout! Pretty fine single that made it to number 9 on the Hot 100 from the multi-platinum Born in the USA.

Charlie Byrd [31:51]
"Bim Bom"
Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros
Riverside Records RS 9436 1962
A fine quick little Gilberto number considered to be the first bossa nova song.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet [33:40]
"Cantiga Nova Swing"
Bossa Nova USA
Columbia CS 8798 1963
The bossa nova bandwagon continues with this outing from Brubeck and co.

Boston [36:27]
"Rock & Roll Band"
Epic 34188 1976
Woof. Well, I support somewhere someone hasn't heard this highly varnished solipsism.

Thin White Rope [40:34]
"Waking Up"
Bottom Feeders
Zippo Records ZANE 005 1987
A fine quirky jerky number from Davis CA's very own Thin White Rope.

Belle & Sebastian [43:20s]
"Sleep the Clock Around"
The Boy with the Arab Strap
Matador OLE 311-1 1998
I'd say that was a pretty good follow up to the previous track.

Divinyls [48:14]
"Boys in Town"
Boys in Town
Chrysalis SPRO 225 1982
Some early-eighties antipodean angst.

Brass Construction [51:05]
"Ha Cha Cha"
Brass Construction II
United Artists Records UA-LA677-G 1976
Hotcha cha funk from Brooklyn. Where is Brass Construction 1, III, IV, 5 and 6? Presumably in a bin somewhere, waiting to be found.

Music behind the DJ: "Faded Love" by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos

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