Albums and All That, Starting with the letter G as in Golf, Part 3


November 11th, 2020

54 mins 39 secs

Season 5

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George Jones [mm:ss]
"Uh, Uh, No"
The Great George Jones
Wing Records SRW-16266 1964
The Possum lays down the law.

The Mills Bros. [mm:ss]
"Lazy River"
Great Hits
Dot Records DLP 25157
A fine laid back version of the Hoagy Carmichael classic.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra [mm:ss]
"Overture, Fidelio, Op. 72"
Great Men of Music - Ludwig van Beethoven
Time Life Records STL 546 1976
The overture from Beethoven's 1814 opera.

Guarneri Quartet [mm:ss]
"Third Movement: Menuetto - Allegretto, String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421"
Great Men of Music - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Time Life Records STL 542 1975
Completed in 1783, purportedly while his wife Constanze was in labor with their first child Raimund. And here is where I come into the mic break with my best quiet somber FM classical radio DJ voice.

Luciano Pavarotti [mm:ss]
"La riverdrà nell'estasi (Un Ballo in Maschera - Verdi)"
The Great Pavarotti
London Records OS 26510 1979
A member of the Great Tenor Craze of the late 20th Century.

Sex Pistols [mm:ss]
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Virgin VD2510 1979
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? The sooner John moves onto Public Image, the better.

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles [mm:ss]
"Tears of a Clown"
Great Songs and Performances that Inspired the Motown 25th Anniversary Television Special
Motown 2824ML 1983
Huh, how is it now that I just noticed the harpsichord in the left channel? Music by Stevie Wonder and Hank Cosby, lyrics by Smokey.

The Robert Shaw Chorale [mm:ss]
"Ave Verum, K. 618 (Mozart)"
Great Sacred Choruses
RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1117 1956
Sadly, not the actor Robert Shaw. Written by Mozart while Constanze was pregnant with their sixth child, Franz Xaver.

Steve Lawrence/Eydie Gorme [mm:ss]
"Sleigh Ride"
Great Songs of Christmas by Great Artists of Our Time
Columbia Special Products CSP
If it play, I'll play it. And it gets us to the end of this track faster.

Pat Boone [mm:ss]
"Stagger Lee"
Great! Great! Great!
Dot Records DLP 3346 1960
Everyone's favorite peppy murder ballad, the one that The Clash warned you about it.

ABBA [mm:ss]
"Ring Ring"
Greatest Hits
Atlantic SD 19114 1977
Naturally, hard to choose just one, but let's go with the lead track from their first album. The English language version had some lyrical help from Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody. The original Swedish version was their first entry into the Eurovision contest.

The Association [mm:ss]
"Along Comes Mary"
Greatest Hits!
Warner Bros. Seven Arts WS 1767 1968
Since we had R. Steve Moore's version a few episodes ago, I figured we could go with the original here.

Chér [mm:ss]
"Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"
Greatest Hits
MCA Records MCA-2127 1974
Sometimes you gotta go with the classics, especially if you're an X-Files fan.

The Dave Clark Five [mm:ss]
"Bits and Pieces"
Greatest Hits
Epic LN 24185 1966
If you're a fan of Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos like I am, I think you'll enjoy his overview of Dave Clark licks.

Commodores [mm:ss]
"Slippery When Wet"
Greatest Hits
Motown M7-912R1 1978
Their first number one single on the Hot Soul Singles.

Bob Dylan [mm:ss]
"Subterranean Homesick Blues"
Greatest Hits
Columbia KCS 9463 1967
As a former goth club kid, I concur... don't try Nō-Dōz. Just have a cup of coffee instead.

Music behind the DJ: "Summer Samba" by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.

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