Nadja & Vampillia [00:24]
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]
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"
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]
Atlantic SD 8207 1968
Aretha covers Willie. And it works!
Ray Charles [37:53]
"The Right Time"
Atlantic 8039 1960
Recorded live at Herndon Stadium in Atlanta. This lead track features Marjorie Hendricks on vocals.
Stevie Wonder [42:11]
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.
"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]
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]
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