Albums and All That, Starting with the letter O as in Oscar, and Some That Begin with the letter P as in Papa


April 29th, 2022

1 hr 17 mins 20 secs

Season 5

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The Oscar Peterson Trio [00:31]
"I've Never Been in Love Before"
The Trio
Verve Records V6-8420 1961
Surprise! It might be the jacket for Oscar Peterson Trio + One (1964) but the record is actually The Trio (1961). Nevertheless, Oscar and the gents take a fine crack at the Guys and Dolls standard.

Magic Trick [06:10]
"Forest of Kates"
Other Man's Blues
Empty Cellar Records EMP029 2016
Excellent outing from Tim Cohen and friends, featuring cover art by Kevin Earl Taylor.

Henry Mancini and his Orchestra [09:40]
"Walk on the Wild Side"
Our Man in Hollywood
RCA Victor LSP-2604 1963
No not that "Walk on the Wild Side"... the one from Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm. You know the one with Frank Sinatra as a junkie drummer player? Anywho, it features a sax solo by Plas Johnson, who you may know as from The Pink Panther theme saxophonist.

The Sandwitches [13:09]
"Wickerman Mambo"
Our Toast
Empty Cellar Records EMP023 2015
A lively one from The Sandwitches from their bitchin' 3rd studio album on "oxblood" colored vinyl.

The Rolling Stones [21:37]
"The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man"
Out of Our Heads
London Records PS 429 1965 (1969 repressing)
Poor promo man... how could you win? Recorded at Chess Studios.

Pandiscordian Necrogenesis [24:45]
"Throne Ascension"
Outer Supernal
Gilead Media relic98 2018
Some Bay Area experimental black metal self-recorded by one Ephemeral Domignostika.

The Police [29:01]
"So Lonely"
Outlandos D'Amour
A&M SP-4753 1978
Not to shabby for a debut album. This track is partially derived from "No Woman No Cry", nevertheless Andy Summers keeps things interesting to be sure. Copy that?

Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter [33:50]
"Suspicious Minds"
Wanted! The Outlaws
RCA Victor APL1-1321 1976
Ok, look I see "Wanted!" as part of the wanted poster artwork and The Outlaws as the actual title. So here it is, in Albums with Titles that Begin with the Letter O as in Oscar. Loving the shuffle breakdown in the middle eight.

The Tubes [39:36]
"The Monkey Time"
Outside Inside
Capitol Records ST-12260 1983
Loyal listeners will know that I am a big fan of monkey songs, especially ones written by Curtis Mayfield. The Tubes joined by Motels frontwoman Martha Davis here.

Half Japanese [43:27]
"Shining Star"
Joyful Noise Recordings JNR151 2014
The first record from Half Japanese since their 2001 release Hello, mixed and mastered by Deerhoof's John Dieterich.

Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen [47:28]
"Wine Do Yer Stuff"
Lost in the Ozone
Paramount Records PAS 6017 1971
Between Bill Kirchen and a pedal steel guitar player who goes by West Virginia Creeper, what more do you need? Of course their cover of "Hot Rod Lincoln" on this album was their smash hit, this one just spoke to me.

Dennis Wilson [50:34]
"You and I"
Pacific Ocean Blue
Caribou Records PZ 34354 1977
Currently I'm a sucker for anything electric piano oriented.

Chelsea Wolfe [55:15]
"House of Metal"
Pain Is Beauty
Sargent House SH 106 2013
Wonderfully moody number from Chelsea Wolfe's third studio album. If you ever get the chance to see her live, you should.

B/B/S [01:00:14]
Miasmah MIALP033 2016
Canadian Aidan Baker, Italian Andrea Belfi, Norwegian Erik Skodvin. Wonderfully moody improvisations captured at Berlin's Retriever Studios.

Coil [01:04:45]
"Tainted Love"
Panic/Tainted Love
Wax Trax! Records WAX 013 1985
A grim reminder of love in the time of acquired immune deficency syndrome from these Psychic TV vets.

DJ Donna Summer [01:10:39]
Panther Tracks Vol. 1
Cock Rock Disco Vrock010 2007
For all your jumpstyle needs. Or are you more starstyle?

Music behind the DJ: "Bachelor in Paradise" by Henry Mancini and his Orchestra

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