Albums and All That, Starting with the letter L as in Lima, Part 5


May 31st, 2021

59 mins 53 secs

Season 5

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Tom Jones [00:21]
"Hi Heel Sneakers"
Live at Caesar's Palace
Parrot 2XPAS 71049 / 50 1971
A pretty decent rendition of the Tommy Tucker classic. And in case you were unfamiliar, Tom was quite popular with the ladies.

Pavement [03:38]
"Painted Soldier"
Live Europaturnén MCMXCVII
Matador OLE CCCXXIV-1 2008
This record was included with the 2008 reissue of Pavement's 1998 album Brighten the Corners and features a bootleg package design.

Otis Redding [06:18]
Live in Europe
Volt Records S-416 1967
Otis backed by Booker T & the MGs playing the heck of Sam Cooke's tune.

Tom Jones [09:14]
"Hard to Handle"
Live in Vegas
Parrot XPAS 71031 1969
Tom takes a pass at Otis with this live track recorded live at The Flamingo. Tangentially related, turns out Tom was able to hold is own with Janis Joplin.

Thee Oh Sees [12:58]
"I Come from the Mountain"
Live in San Francisco
Castle Face CF-075 2016
You'd think it would be hard to capture the energy of an Oh Sees show. You'd be wrong.

Kenny Rogers & the First Edition [16:10]
"Just Dropped In [to See What Condition My Condition Was In]"
Live Vegas '72
Maplewood Records MWR00002 2015
Look out for those bowling pins.

Marvin Gaye [19:33]
"What's Going On"
Tamla T6-333S1 1974
Recorded live at the Oakland Coliseum!

Spinners [24:23]
"Fascinating Rhythm"
Spinners Live!
Atlantic SD 2-910 1975
Strong move, opening with a Gershwin number.

Tom Jones [27:56]
Live! At Talk of the Town
Parrot PAS 71014 1967
Shakin cover of Sam Cooke.

The Living Christmas Tree Youth Choir [30:26]
"Jazz Gloria"
The Living Christmas Tree Youth Choir
Chapel Records CPS 7374 1973
Woof. Well for starters, I'd say that's more rockin' than jazzin'. Hey you kids! Get outta my Yggdrasil!

Eddie Arnold [33:43]
"Cattle Call"
The Living Legend of Eddy Arnold
K-Tel WC 307 1974
This 70s compilation features an "autographed" 8x10!

David Bowie [36:42]
"Red Sails"
RCA Victor AQL 1-3254 1979
A Neu!-esque outing from Bowie's third and final installment of the Berlin trilogy.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass [41:30]
"Mexican Road Race"
A&M Records SP 4119 1966
Wait, wha'ts this doing here? Well, the album cover this record is in was their 1962 release The Lonely Bull. I guess someone wasn't to mindful about which Tijuana Brass record goes in what sleeve.

Rod McKuen [46:42]
"Morning - San Francisco"
Lonesome Cities
Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records W 1758 1968
Whodda thought? Winner of the Grammy's best spoken word recording in 1968.

Faces [46:42]
"Maybe I'm Amazed"
Long Player
Warner Bros. Records WS 1892 1971
Recorded live at the Fillmore East in November of 1970, with Rod and Ronnie on vox.

Luna [52:14]
"California (All the Way)"
Long Players 92-99: Bewitched
Captured Tracks CTBOX-005 2016
No really, would you please stop quoting Rod McKuen in your postcards?finder

Music behind the DJ: "Summer Samba" by Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

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