Albums and All That, Starting with the letter G as in Golf, Part 2


November 4th, 2020

57 mins 34 secs

Season 5

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Thomas Dolby [00:45]
The Golden Age of Wireless
Harvest ST-12203 1982
First released on Harvest. Urges was purged on the second release. This track features percussion by Andy Partridge.

Thomas Dolby [04:25]
"One of Our Submarines"
The Golden Age of Wireless
Capitol Records ST-12271 1983
This re-release removed "Urges" and "Leipzig", and adds this track as well as "She Blinded Me with Science". "One of Our Submarines" is about Dolby's uncle who was a crewman on a British submarine sunk off the coast of Tunisia in WWII.

The Drifters [09:34]
"Up on the Roof"
Golden Hits
Atlantic SD 8153 1968
The Goffin and King number that made it number 5 on the charts in 1963.

Billy Vaughan and his Orchestra [12:08]
Golden Hits
Dot Records DLP 25201 1959
Music to dance on bars by.

Jay Dodds [15:39]
"Thanks for the Memory"
Golden Organ Hits
Diplomat Records DS2368 1964
I think that memory may be an acid flashback.

Shannon and the Clams [18:18]
"Rip Van Winkle"
Dreams in the Rat House
Hardly Art HAR-069 2013
Solid fun from Shannon, Cody, and Ian.

Julie Conway and The Bob Prince Quartet [20:29]
Good Housekeeping's Plan for Reducing
Harmony HS 11295 1968
I'll be honest, I was hoping the backing track for this exercise would be Roy Orbison's Domino.

Georges Auric [21:41]
"Aimez-Vous Cha Cha"
Goodbye Again
United Artists UAL 4091 1961
I'll admit this was a new one by me, but evidently a well-received film by Anatole Litvak (Sorry, Wrong Number) featuring Yves Montand, Ingrid Bergman, and Anthony Perkins. I'll have to check it out.

Elton John [25:49]
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
MCA Records MCA2-10003 1973
Title track from the multi-platinum album that made it to number 2 on the Hot 100.

Matthew Sweet [29:04]
Legacy 88875194311 2016
A Record Store Day release from a few years ago. This is a BBC studio take on the hit single from Girlfriend. The cover is done in the style of Neil Young's Zuma, likely oweing to the version of Cortez the Killer on this album.

Ohio Express [31:56]
"Yummy Yummy Yummy"
Goofy Greats
K-Tel NU 9030 1975
This K-Tel record looms large in my childhood. And probably goes a long way to explaining my bubblegum pop predilections.

The Rolling Stones [34:20]
"Fortune Teller"
Got Live If You Want It!
Decca 6835 128 1966
Yes indeed, the Allen Toussaint classic unfortunately overdubbed with screaming fans.

Paul Simon [37:51]
"You Can Call Me Al"
Warner Bros. Records 1-25447 1986
What? It just seemed like the track to choose.

Simon & Garfunkel [42:31]
"The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine"
The Graduate
Columbia Masterworks OS 3180 1968
Great film, great track.

Paddy Noonan and his Grand Band [44:14]
"Boys from the County Armagh"
A Grand Irish Party
LSS Tifton International TS 60 1967
I hear Ireland is lovely.

Frankie Avalon [46:56]
"Beauty School Drop-Out"
RSO RS-2-4002 1978
Hooker?! Good heavens! Poor Frenchy.

Music behind the DJ: "The Singleman Family Foxtrot" by David Grusin

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