The Benny Goodman Quartet [00:27]
"Stompin' at the Savoy"
Made in Japan
Capitol Records ST 2282 1965
A recording of a performance from February 25, 1964 in Tokyo. Rounding out the quartet are Dick Shreve on piano, Colin Bailey on drums, and Monty Budwig on bass.
"Night Boat to Cairo"
Geffen Records GHS 4003 1983
The boys 1979 single added here to their 1983 US self-title compilation.
The Immaculate Collection
Sire 1-26400 1990
Number smash hit on the dance club charts, and number 4 on the Hot 100 in 1983.
"Come and Get It"
Magic Christian Music
Apple Records ST-3364 1970
Badfinger do a fine job with song that Paul McCartney originally recorded as a demo during the Abbey Road sessions.
Pearl Charles [15:11]
"What I Need"
Kanine Records KR242LP-C1 2021
Easily one of my favorite albums this year on magical blue vinyl. Super dig the electric piano vibes on this track.
Sarah Vaughan [18:34]
"That Old Black Magic"
The Magic of Sarah Vaughan
Mercury Wing MGW 12280 1959 (1964 reissue)
A fine rendition of the Arlen/Spencer classic from Sarah Vaughan's last album on Mercury Wing.
"Just the Way You Are"
The Magic of Zamfir
Heartland Music HL1017 1984
Master of the Pan Flute! Probably the only time you will hear either Zamfir or Billy Joel on Vinyl-O-Matic is when this album comes up in rotation.
"The Devil and His Anarchic Surrealist Retinue"
Polyvinyl Record Company PRC-315 2016
Lucky number 13! Yes that's right, this is the 13th studio album from one of my favorite bands on awesome white and purple starburst vinyl.
"The Changeling Prince"
Sacred Bones Records SBR205 2018
One of my favorite tracks from one of my favorite albums from 2018. An awesome silver vinyl release with wax-sealed screenprinted sleeve.
Gerry Mulligan and his Sextet [36:43]
"Ain't It the Truth"
Mainstream of Jazz
EmArcy MG 36101 1956
A fine West Coast Jazz rendition of a Count Basie number. Recorded January 25, 1956 in New York featuring Mulligan on baritone sax, Zoot Sims on tenor sax, Bobby Brookmeyer on trombone, Jon Eardley on trumpet, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums.
Make It Big
Columbia FC 39595 1984
Number one hit from a number one album with an iconic sax riff.
Burt Bacharach [49:53]
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Make It Easy on Yourself
A&M Records SP 4188 1970
For you photography nerds out there: cover photo by Gary Winogrand.
Leon & Mary Russell [52:59]
"Now Now Boogie"
Make Love to the Music
Paradise Records PAK 3066 1977
Ok... I'm boogie-ing!
Charley Pride [55:55]
"Above and Beyond (the Call of Love)"
Make Mine Country
RCA Victor LSP-3952 1968
A mighty fine rendition of this Harlan Howard's classic from Charley's 4th studio album, which also happened to reach the number 4 spot on the country charts.
The Bobbleheads [58:02]
"Turn the Radio On (the Perfect Song)"
Make Yourself Happy
Poppop Records poppop 14002 2014
Some outstanding power bubblegum from San Francisco. Turn it on!
Music behind the DJ: "Come and Get It" by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra