Jerry Jeff Walker [00:30]
"(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night"
It's a Good Night for Singin'
MCA Records MCA-2202 1976
The gonzo country artist himself putting a fantastic spin on the Tom Waits classic.
La Luz [03:23]
Hardly Art HAR-076 2013
The women from Seattle and now LA come at us with this high energy surf track from their debut album.
The D.O.C. [05:46]
"It's Funky Enough"
It's Funky Enough
Ruthless Records/Atlantic 0-96549 1989
The debut solo single from The D.O.C. that made it to the top of the Rap chart in 1989 and number 12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
The People [10:16]
"Don't You Know What It Is to Wait?"
It's Happening Here...!
Record Publication Company RPC Z-86251 1966
I think they may have gotten the punctuation wrong in that album title. Seems more like it should be It's Happening... Here?! Where is here? Camden, New Jersey of course. For more information that you may ever want to know of this album, check out this old WFMU Beware of the Blog post.
The Who [14:30]
Warner Bros. Records 9 23731-1 1982
Replace Athena, and you get Theresa, as in Theresa Russell who evidently was not as into Pete as he was into her on one particular night. Horns by John Entwisle, of course.
GrandMaster Flash & the Furious Five [18:18]
"It's Nasty (Genius of Love)"
It's Nasty (Genius of Love)
Sugar Hill Records SH 569 1981
Je m'appelle Your Old Pal Will. Fun stuff grooving on the Tom Tom Club grooves. Made it to number 22 on the R&B charts in 1981.
Merle Haggard and the Strangers [26:11]
"New York City Blues"
It's Not Love (but It's Not Bad)
Capitol Records ST-11127 1972
Oh those rascally yankees. Oh wait, that's me. Anywho, Merle and the boys aren't too keen on New York City in this number from his 15th studio album.
Tom Jones [29:41]
"Whatcha' Gonna Do"
It's Not Unusual
Parrot PAS 71004 1965
Tom Jones bringing some blue-eyed sould belting to this number originally written by the King of the Stroll Chuck Willis.
Mantovani and his Orchestra [32:51]
"Theme from Capriccio Italien, Op. 45"
London Records PS 232 1961
Evidently one of Mantovani's memories of Italy is of... Tchaikovsky.
The Italian Street Singers and orchestra [35:40]
Decca Records DL 4027 1960
Well, did you sing along?
Ton Koopman [29:41]
"Bach: Toccata und Fuge D-Moll BWV 565"
J.S. Bach - Orgelwerke
Archiv Produktion 410 999-1 1984
I got this album when I was in high school, and it has always served me well when I'm in my more gothic moods. I definitely like this recording way more than the kooky Virgil Fox version that we heard a few episodes ago.
"Hand on My Heart"
Arista 206 416 1984
The second album from the group created by Barry Andrews, formerly of XTC, and Dave Allen, formerly of Gang of Four. Some free funk dancefloor action for you.
Lord Montego and his Calypsonians [52:11]
"Rum and Coca Cola"
Audio Fidelity AFLP 1832 1957
A pretty fun take on the Lionel Belasco/Lord Invader classic.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet [54:32]
Jazz Goes to College
Columbia CS 8631 1954
Some energetic Middle-Eastern riffing from Dave and the boys recorded live at Oberlin.
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross [59:08]
Jazz Poll Winners
Columbia CS 8410 1960
You may recall in the last episode of Vinyl-O-Matic, we heard a track from Daedelus that featured some vocal stylings by Busdriver. Turns out, Busdriver is a fan of Jon Hendricks vocalese stylings.
Music behind the DJ: "5-4=Unity" by Pavement