Albums and All That, Starting with the letter G as in Golf, and some that begin with the letter H as in Hotel


December 26th, 2020

1 hr 2 mins 4 secs

Season 5

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Nat King Cole [00:32]
Greatest Love Songs
Capitol Records ST(L) 7116041 1985
A South African compilation of Nat's finest love songs. This rendition of Hoagy Carmichael's 1927 standard is indeed pretty fine.

Creedence Clearwater Revival [03:45]
"Green River"
Green River
Fantasy 8393 1969
Classic Side One Track One from a Classic Album.

Tom Jones [06:17]
"Kansas City"
Green, Green Grass of Home
Parrot PAS 71009 1967
I think Kansas City is quite a distance from Wales.

Philippe Entremont with the Philadelphia Orchestra [09:02]
"Grieg: Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16 I - Allegro Moderato"
Grieg: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 16 / Moussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition
Columbia Masterworks ML 5301 1958
My first Walkman (yes, Walkman) came with a Sony demonstration cassette that featured a rendition of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor performed by Hiroko Nakamura and the Tokyo Philharmic Orchestra, and I've been hooked ever since.

Kowloon Walled City [22:20]
"The Grift"
Gilead Media RELIC68 2015
Excellent Bay Area heaviness on some incredible translucent nebula vinyl.

The Sandpipers [26:07]
"La Bamba"
A&M SP 4117 1966
Some easy to digest easy listening version of La Bamba that you will ever hear.

Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orchestra [28:52]
Guest Star: Tony Bennett/Al Tornello
Guest Star G 1485 1961
I figured we'd continue our big city tour of the Midwest.

Red Rhodes [30:58]
The Guitar around the World
Alshire S-5199 1967
A few years later, Red Rhodes would join forces with Michael Nesmith for a partnership that would produce The First National Band.

Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd [33:12]
Columbia CS 9130 1965
Now there's some excellent stereo separation for you. The standard originally composed by Toots Thielemans.

Habibi [36:38]
"Detroit Baby"
Burger Records BRGR492 2014
Some excellent garage pop from these Brooklyn women on their debut outing.

Lynn Kellogg, Melba Moore, James Rado, and Gerome Ragni [41:09]
"Good Morning Starshine"
Hair: The Original Broadway Cast Recording
RCA Records LSO-1150 1968
Goddam hippies.

Sonny and the Sunsets [43:42]
"Hairdressers from Heaven"
Hairdressers from Heaven
Rocks in Your Head Records RIYHR 001 2019
Continuing the theme of hair.

Chér [45:44]
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?"
MCA Records MCA-2104 1973
Goodbye Sonny (as producer), hello Snuff Garrett (as producer). Pretty solid rendition of Barry & Robin's classic. Yup, that's right... I watched the BeeGee documentary recently.

Yellow Eyes [49:08]
"Ice Knell"
Hammer of Knight
Gilead Media relic85 2018 (original release: Sibir Records SR 001 2013)
Some NYC based black metal to liven things up a bit. A gold and black splatter slab of vinyl.

Les Brown and his Orchestra [53:32]
"These Boots Were Made for Walkin'"
Happiness Is... Up, Up and Away with the Happy Hits of Today
Reader's Digest/RCA Custom RDA 106-A 1970
Groovy easy listening for sure.

Mitch Miller and the Gang [56:38]
"Where Do You Work-A John/Yes! We Have No Bananas"
Happy Times! Sing Along with Mitch
Columbia CS 8368 1961
Well, did you sing along?

Music behind the DJ: "Witchita Lineman" by Joe Reisman and his Orchestra

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