Boots Randolph [00:26]
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Love Songs for a Late Evening
Columbia House 1P 6114 1974
That's right, the man who brought us "Yakety Sax" brings us the Kern and Harbach classic.
"Love Will Tear Us Apart (Black Version)"
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Caroline Records CAROL 1454 1988
The Jarboe version of the Joy Division classic, engineered by the excellent Wharton Tiers.
Cocteau Twins [07:39]
"Love's Easy Tears"
Love's Easy Tears
4AD BAD 610 1986
Title track from one of the many Cocteau Twins EPs.
The Cure [11:16]
"The Love Cats (Extended Version)"
The Love Cats
Fiction Records ficsx 19 1983
Evidently this was a throw-away song by Smith. Not too shabby if that's the case.
Guitar Wolf [16:57]
Narnack Records NCK 7020 2004
The jet-rockers blast off with this title track from their 2004 Narnack release on gold vinyl.
New Order [20:11]
Qwest Records 1-25289 1985
My favorite track from New Order's third studio album. The concert video Pumped Full of Drugs that was made around this time contains an excellent version of this song.
Terry Allen [25:12]
"Truckload of Art"
Lubbock (On Everything)
Paradise of Bachelors PoB-27 2016
That'll show them high-falutin' New York artists. Terry is accompanied by such luminaries as Ponty Bone, Joe Ely, and Lloyd Maines. Originally released on Fate Records in 1979.
Tim Cohen [30:34]
Sinderlyn LYN-024 2017
Another excellent solo outing from San Francisco's own Tim Cohen
Cocteau Twins [34:25]
4AD BAD 213 1982
Some very angular material from an EP that followed close on the heels of their debut album Garlands.
André Kostelantez and his Orchestra [38:51]
"Manuel de Falla: Spanish Dance (from La vida breve)"
The Lure of Spain
Columbia CL 943 1957
A little trip to Spain from the Russian-born American conductor. It makes for a pretty lively number when you accidentally record it at 45rpm!
Johnny Mandel & Various [41:07]
M*A*S*H (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Columbia Masterworks OS 3520 1970
And that's pretty much how you handle Altman-esque overlapping dialogue for a soundtrack.
Ella Fitzgerald with the Paul Smith Quartet [44:41]
"Mack the Knife"
Mack the Knife - Ella in Berlin
Verve MG VS-64041 1960 (1967 repress)
Now that is how you improvise.
Malcolm McLaren [51:28]
Island Records 0-96915 1984
A 12" single from Malcolm's attempt to fuse contemporary R&B with opera.
Syd Barrett [57:53]
The Madcap Laughs/Barrett
Capitol Records SABB-11314 1983
Excellent double record compilation of the two solo Barrett albums. Syd is joined by bandmates David Gilmour on bass, and Richard Wright on keys.
Music behind the DJ: "My Sweet Lord" by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra