Albums and All That, Starting with the letter N as in November
January 20th, 2022
1 hr 4 mins 41 secs
About this Episode
Little Dragon [00:20]
Seven Four/Republic B0020210-01 2014
Little Dragon's fourth studio album and a fine one at that. Why, the even performed this track on Letterman.
22 Sparkling Smiles [03:57]
Nailed to the Stars
Jealous Butcher Records JB-010 1996
Nice little 90s indie comp from the Portland label.
"Naïve (Re-Mix by TKK)"
Naïve/The Days of Swing + Roses
Wax Trax! Records WAX 9160 1990
From the halcyon days of electro-industrial.
Talking Heads [18:02]
"(Nothing But) Flowers"
Sire 1-25654 1988
Just can't get enough of the high life sound. Great guitar interplay between guests Johnny Marr and Yves N'Djock.
Talking Heads [23:17]
The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
Sire 2SR 3590 1982
A double album of live Talking Heads. The first record is the talking heads in their original quartet form recorded between 1977 and 1979, heard here with this great rendition of "Pulled Up". The second record features the band as a 10 musician group recorded between 1980-81, with the addition of Adrian Belew on guitar, Nona Hendrix on backing vocals, Busta Jones on bass, Dolette McDonald on percussion, Steve Scales on congas, and the inimitable Bernie Worrell on keys.
Nancy Sinatra [27:21]
"Son of a Preacher Man"
Reprise Records RS 6333 1969
Nancy and the Wrecking Crew keeping it downtempo with this version.
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood [30:12]
"Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman"
Nancy & Lee
Reprise Records RS 6273 1968
Kinda corny kinda fun take on this tune by the great Tom T. Hall. For those who want to learn more about Tom T. Hall, check out this episode of Cocaine & Rhinestones (although really you should start with this episode and make your way forward).
Nancy Wilson with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet [34:48]
"A Sleepin' Bee"
Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley
Capitol Records ST 1657 1962
A great pairing of talents doing a nice turn on this Truman Capote-penned number.
Karen Black [37:23]
Nashville Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ABC Records ABCD-893 1975
The voluptuous delight of Karen Black singing.
Bob Dylan [39:31]
"To Be Alone with You"
Columbia KCS 9825 1969
Snappy number from Bob, with some great drum work by Kenny Buttrey.
Silver Jews [41:37]
"How to Rent a Room"
The Natural Bridge
Drag City DC101 1996
Track one, side one of the second Silver Jews album. The late great David Berman locks in the Silver Jews sound for good.
Motown M7-902R1 1978
What, you thought I was going to stick you with "Three Times a Lady"? This album made it to the top of the R&B Albums chart, and number three on the Top LPSs & Tapes chart.
Jacques Brel [51:03]
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Barclay 90 268 1972 (1978 reissue)
The Flemish! Like Brel himself.
Lead Belly [53:39]
Negro Folk Songs for Young People
Folkways Records FC 7533 1960
Master of the 12-string Lead Belly fills the kids in on John Henry.
Neil's Heavy Concept Album
WEA WX12 1984
The Young Ones' very own Neil aka Nigel Planer takes us on a very heavy golf trip with the help of Dawn French. In case you're curious about the orignal Caravan version of this song, dig their 1971 appearance on Beat-Club.
Music behind the DJ: "A Swingin' Safari" by Bert Kaempfert