Albums and All That, Starting with the letter H as in Hotel


December 30th, 2020

59 mins 8 secs

Season 5

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The Turtles [00:23]
"She'd Rather Be with Me"
Happy Together
White Whale WW 114 1967
Sure I could have gone with the smash hit title track, I dig this side two lead off that was also a hit for The Turtles, peaking at number 3 on the Hot 100. Also, charity is out of sight.

Miss Kittin [02:33]
"Happy Violentine (Marco Passarani San Valentino Mix)"
Happy Violentine
NovaMute 12NOMU140 2005
Another quality 12" from Miss Kittin.

Nathan Salzburg [08:37]
"Mrs. Gristle's Reel"
Hard for to Win and Can't Be Won
No Quarter NOQ 035-1 2013
For those of you wishing to play along at home, the tuning is CGDGAD.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers [11:43]
"A Thing About You"
Hard Promises
Backstreet Records BSR-5160 1981
This album came out just in time for my 13th birthday. I've played it almost as much as Damn the Torpedoes over the years.

Sebadoh [16:57]
"On Fire"
Sub Pop SP370 1996
Sebadoh's thrid outing with Sub Pop.

Desmond Dekker [20:33]
"Shanty Town"
The Harder They Come (Original Sountrack Recording)
Mango SMAS-7400 1972
Some quality rocksteady from the rude boy himself.

Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra [23:13]
"Harrison: Elegiac Symphony - Tears of the Angel Israfel"
Harrison: Elegiac Symphony/Hughes: Cadences for Large Orchestra. Two Conductors, Multisoloists, and Electronic Tape.
1750 Arch Records S-1772 1977
Huh... that b-side sounds really cool. Maybe in Season 7 I'll play all 23:36 of it. Stay tuned!

Neil Young with the Stray Gators [28:51]
"Out on the Weekend"
Reprise Records MS 2032 1972
The Stray Gators were Ben Keith on steel guitar, Kenny Buttrey plays drums, Tim Drummon on bass, Jack Nitzsche on piano and slide guitar.

Don Ho [35:08]
"Blue Hawaii"
Hawaii's Greatest Hits
Reprise Records RS 6418 1970
Fun fact: The Don Ho Fan Club was located in Beverly Hills.

Cherry Glazerr [38:02]
"Haxel Princess"
Haxel Princess
Burger Records BRGR520 2014
Title track from one of my favorite albums from 2014, on excellent pink splatter vinyl.

The Decemberists [40:44]
"The Rake's Song"
The Hazards of Love
Capitol Records 50999 2 14710 1 8 2009
A fine rock opera with some help from Lavendar Diamond as well.

Dave Mason [44:01]
"Here We Go Again"
Blue Thumb Records BTS 34 1972
Mason's second solo album after the demise of Traffic.

Todd Rundgren [47:01]
Bearsville BHS 3522 1981
Rundgren's ninth studio album. All aspects of the album from instruments to engineering by Todd, of course.

Linda Ronstadt [50:02]
Heart Like a Wheel
Capitol Records ST-11358 1974
Linda taking this Little Feat number for a nice cruise. Some high quality pedal steel work from Sneaky Pete.

Tom Waits [53:02]
"(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night"
The Heart of Saturday Night
Asylum Records 7E-1015 1974
Longtime Vinyl-O-Matic listeners will know that there is a lively rendition of this song by Jerry Jeff Walker.

Music behind the DJ: "Brazil" by Billy Mure

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