Albums and All That, Starting with the letter B as in Bravo, Part 8


May 20th, 2020

56 mins 41 secs

Season 5

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About this Episode

Sebadoh [00:43]
"Soul and Fire"
Bubble & Scrape
Sub Pop SP192 1993
If this song doesn't get you back together with your girlfriend, I don't know what will.

Buck Owens [04:29]
"A Happening in London Town"
Buck Owens in London 1969
Capitol Records ST-232 1967
The Boys from Bakersfield cut loose in Dear Old Blighty.

Buddy Alan [07:30]
The Buck Owens Show Live in Las Vegas
Pickwick JS-6128 1969
A chip off the old block connecting with the kids.

Cat Stevens [10:54]
"Oh Very Young"
Buddha and the Chocolate Box
A&M Records SP 3623 1974
Maybe a song about Buddy Holly?

Stray Cats [14:24]
"Stray Cat Strut"
Built for Speed
EMI America ST-17070 1982
This Dave Edmunds-produced single helped the boys from Massapequa reach number 3 on the Hot 100.

Charley Pride [17:41]
"Burgers and Fries"
Burgers and Fries/When I Stop Leaving (I'll Be Gone)
RCA Victor APL1-2983 1978
Ah yes, Ye Olden Time When Things Were Presumably Simpler. This one made it all the way to number 2 on the Hot Country Songs in 1978. Don't even ask me about the disco country single When I Stop Leaving (I'll Be Gone).

Glen Campbell [20:53]
"Together Again"
Burning Bridges
Capitol Records T-2679 1967
Well, since we've already got some Buck Owens in the show, why not some more?

Burt Bacharach [23:12]
"Bond Street"
Reach Out
A&M Records SP 4131 1967
Whoops. The jacket is for Burt's 1971 self titled album, but the record is actually his 1967 album Reach Out. But we've made the best of it with this selection from the Columbia Pictures Casino Royale film.

Carpenters [26:32]
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Burt Bacharach & Friends
A&M Records SP-19007 1971
Huh, maybe this is the perfect song for these times. Boys are germy!

Men at Work [29:31]
"Who Can It Be Now?"
Business as Usual
Columbia FC 37978 1982
Every day, someone is born who has never heard Who Can It Be Now. Made it to number one on the Hot 100 and the album was multi-platinum.

Pure Prairie League [32:52]
"Falling in and Out of Love/Amie"
Bustin' Out
RCA Victor AYL1-4656 1972 (1982 reissue)
String arrangements by Mick Ronson. Whaddya know.

BJ Thomas [39:22]
"On a Bicycle Built for Joy"
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
A&M SP 4227 1969
The main theme repeated for bicycle shenanigans as performed by Paul Newman.

Audacity [43:32]
"Hole in the Sky"
Butter Knife
Suicide Squeeze S122 2013
Fullerton's Audacity with their fine 2013 release Butter Knife, on lovely translucent orange gold.

Bob Newhart [46:32]
"An Infinite Number of Monkeys"
The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back
Warner Bros 1393 1960
Ah monkeys. What would we do without them. Fun fact: My daily quarantine routine includes watching an episode of The Bob Newhart Show while I eat my lunch (not to be confused with Newhart). Does not disappoint. Hi, Bob.

Contortions [48:06]
"My Infatuation"
ZE Records/Island ILPS 7002 1979
Some exemplary No Wave from James Chance and company.

The Andrews Sisters [50:25]
"Rum and Cola"
By Popular Demand
Decca Records DL 8360 1957
The Andrews Sisters interpretation of Lionel Belasco and Lord Invader's calypso classic, as sanitized by Morey Amsterdam.

Music behind the DJ: "Alfie" by Christopher Scott

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