Albums and All That, Starting with the letter E as in Echo, and with the letter F as in Foxtrot


September 23rd, 2020

1 hr 31 secs

Season 5

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Harry Belafonte [00:31]
"The Drummer and The Cook (Cockney Air)"
An Evening with Belafonte
RCA Victor LPM-1402 1957
I wonder if Harry was Dick Van Dyke's dialect coach.

Miriam Makeba [04:25]
"Beware, Verwoerd (Ndodemnyama)"
An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba
RCA Victor LSP-3420 1965
As the liner notes say, a warning to the Prime Minister of South Africa that the black man is on the move.

Harry Belafonte [06:28]
"Walking on the Moon"
An Evening with Belafonte/Mouskouri
RCA Victor LSP-3415 1966
From the film Never on a Sunday.

Rod Stewart [10:02]
"Maggy May"
Every Picture Tells a Story
Mercury SRM-1-609 1971
A number one hit from a number one album from Mssrs. Stewart and Wood and friends.

Warren Zevon [17:13]
"Lawyers, Guns and Money"
Excitable Boy
Asylum Records 6E-118 1978
Seems even more appropriate for this times. From the album that gave us "Werewolves of London" too.

Rolling Stones [20:42]
"Shake Your Hips"
Exile on Main St.
Rolling Stones Records COC 2-2900 1972
A fine stab at the Slim Harpo classic. Recorded by the boys when they were holed up in Nellcôte.

Procul Harum [23:41]
"Nothing but the Truth"
Exotic Birds and Fruits
Chrysalis CHT 1058 1974
A very meh album. Not sure how it came to be in my collection, but here it is.

Bill Evans Trio [26:53]
"Haunted Heart"
Riverside Records RLP 351 1961
Recorded February 2, 1961 with Evans on piano, Scott La Faro on bass, and Paul Motian on drums.

Rain Parade [31:26]
"You Are My Friend"
Explosions in the Glass Palace
Enigma Records E 1081 1984
Some primo paisley underground from this LA quartet, released after David Roback departed the group.

Robert Fripp [34:31]
"You Burn Me Up I'm a Cigarette"
EG PD EGLP 101 1979
Featuring Daryl Hall on vox, believe it or not.

Love and Rockets [36:56]
"Yin and Yang The Flower Pot Man"
Big Time 6011-1-B 1986
I can neither confirm nor deny that I was once an industrial goth kid.

Pretenders [43:50]
"Message of Love"
Extended Play
Sire MINI 3563 1981
I mean really, how can you not pick this song?

Extremity [47:14]
"Bestial Destiny"
Extremely Fucking Dead
20 Buck Spin SPIN 087 2017
Bay Area Death Metal supergroup featuring Shelby Lermmo on guitar and vox, Marissa Martinez-Hoadley on guitar and vox, Erika Osterhout on bass and Aesop Dekker on drums.

Johnny Cash [52:05]
"Frankie's Man, Johnny"
The Fabulous Johnny Cash
Columbia CL 1253 1958
Mono, man! Johnny's first outing with Columbia.

The Who [54:21]
"Don't Let Go the Coat"
Face Dances
Warner Bros. Records HS 3516 1981
The first full album withouth Keith Moon, with Faces' Kenney Jones in his place. Made it to number 4 on the US charts. The album cover features 4 portraits of each musician by different artists. My favorite is Howard Hodgkins' portrait of John Entwistle.

Music behind the DJ: "À 200 à l'heure" by Francis Lai and Orchestra

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