Albums and All That, Starting with the letter L as in Lima, Part 3


April 30th, 2021

1 hr 3 mins 18 secs

Season 5

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Leon Russell [00:17]
"Roll Away the Stone"
Leon Russell
Shelter Records SHE 8901 1970
Leon with his disciples Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Steve Winwood.

Duke Jordan [03:26]
"The Feeling of Love No. 2"
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Charlie Parker Records PLP-813 1962
Music from the "scandalous" Roger Vadim interpretation of the 1782 novel of the same name. Evidently much of the film in the music was performed by Thelonius Monk. Here, Jordan is accompanied by Eddie Kahn on bass, Art Taylor on drums, Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, and Sonny Cohn on trumpet.

The Beatles [06:52]
"Get Back"
Let It Be
Apple Records AR 34001 1970
Featuring Billie Preston on keys, and John Lennon handled lead guitar because George had briefly quit the band during the well-documented recording process.

Rolling Stones [10:00]
"Monkey Man"
Let It Bleed
London Records NPS-4 1969
Hey... more Stones! And you know I love songs about monkeys. Bill Wyman plays vibes on this track as well as bass.

David Bowie [15:29]
"Shake It"
Let's Dance
EMI America SO-17093 1983
Since we've heard both of the big hits from this album in seasons 2 and 4 of Vinyl-O-Matic, I'm going with this kinda goofy track that closes the album.

Marvin Gaye [19:16]
"Let's Get It On"
Let's Get It On
Tamla T329V1 1973
When in doubt, go with the hit. And what a hit it is. Sure that initial skip ruins the mood a bit, but that groove gets right back in there!

Guided by Voices [24:07]
"The Unsinkable Fats Domino"
Let's Go Eat the Factory
Guided by Voices, Inc. GBVI 16 2012
One of the classic iterations of the band, and their very first release on Guided by Voices, Inc.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy [26:00]
"I Called You Back"
The Letting Go
Drag City dc420 2006
A fine slow jam that closes out this mid-Aughties Will Oldham album. Recorded in Reykjavik, featuring the core lineup of brother Paul on bass, Emmett Kelly on guitar, Jim White on drums, and the always astounding Dawn McCarthy on vocals.

ABC [33:14]
"Poison Arrow"
The Lexicon of Love
Mercury SRM-1-4059 1982
A heavy rotation early 80s classic that reached number 25 on the Hot 100.

Lemonheads [36:36]
"Mallo Cup"
Taang! Records 32 1989
Not a fan of the actual Mallo Cup, but I am a fan of this song. Did you know that everyday, someone is born who has never heard Lemonheads cover Suzanne Vega's "Luka".

The Red Clay Ramblers [38:48]
"Killing Floor"
A Lie of the Mind
Sugar Hill Records SH-8501 1986
Music to accompany Sam Shephard's 1986 Off-Broadway play A Lie of the Mind, which featured a cast of James Gammon, Harvey Keitel, Geraldine Page, Will Patton, Amanda Plummer, Aidan Quinn, Ann Wedgeworth, and Karen Young.

Leonard Cohen [40:45]
"Tonight Will Be Fine"
Leibestraume - Leonard Cohen singt seine schönsten Lieder
CBS CBS 84718 1980
Sadly, just the original English language versions of Leonard's hits.

Taurus [45:55]
"Life (Part I)"
Self Released 2012
Doomy goodness from Portland duo Stevie Floyd and Ashley Spungin in an outstanding box set featuring multicolor splatter vinyl, photographs, back patch, sticker, screen-prints in a custom box.

Music behind the DJ: "Another Girl" by George Martin and his Orchestra

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