Albums and All That, Starting with the letter I as in India, Part 4


February 18th, 2021

1 hr 39 secs

Season 5

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Nadja & Vampillia [00:24]
"Imperfect Worlds"
Throne Records TR56 2015
The third collaboration between Berlin-based Canadian duo Nadja and Osaka-based Vampillia. Quite a sublime voyage.

Mike Nichols & Elaine May [19:45]
Mercury MG-20376 1958
Some fine improvisations from this classic comedic team.

Architecture in Helsinki [23:30]
In Case We Die
Moshi Moshi Records MOSHILP07 2006
Super fun song with a super fun video._

Cheap Trick [25:38]
"Southern Girls"
In Color
Epic PE 34884 1977
So hard to choose just one track from this album, but I'll go with this one. Pure power pop goodness. For interested parties: if you shake the Internet hard enough, you might be able to find a re-recording of In Color produced by Steve Albini that features a sound closer to what the band originally intended. The drum sound on that version's "Southern Girls" is astounding.

Sarah Vaughan [29:21]
"It Might as Well Be Spring"
In Hi-Fi
Columbia EN 13084 1976
A re-issue of a 1955 collection of performance by Sarah Vaughan. Miles Davis can be heard on trumpet.

Aretha Franklin [32:35]
"Night Life"
In Paris
Atlantic SD 8207 1968
Aretha covers Willie. And it works!

Ray Charles [37:53]
"The Right Time"
In Person
Atlantic 8039 1960
Recorded live at Herndon Stadium in Atlanta. This lead track features Marjorie Hendricks on vocals.

Stevie Wonder [42:11]
"Part-Time Lover"
In Square Circle
Tamla 6134TL 1985
This song made it to number 1 on the Hot 100, and features Luther Vandross with a vocal assist. Of course Stevie plays drums and synths.

Bauhaus [46:23]
"In the Flat Field"
In the Flat Field
Expanded Music/4AD EX 5/CAD 13 1981
Title track from Bauhaus' debut album. This is the Italian pressing of the 4AD classic.

Kool & the Gang [51:24]
"Straight Ahead"
Into the Heart
De-Lite Records DSR 8508 1985
The 15th(!) studio album from Kool & Co. While this song only made it to number 103 in the US as a single, it did crack the top 20 in the UK.

Frank Sinatra [54:56]
"Mood Indigo"
In the Wee Small Hours
Capitol Records W-581 1955 (1956 Scranton Pressing)
I guess Frank was blue because divorcing his wife to marry Ava Gardner didn't work out so well.

Music behind the DJ: "My Cherie Amour" by Perry Botkin Jr. & his Orchestra

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