Albums and All That, Starting with the letter P as in Papa, Part 2


August 24th, 2022

50 mins 25 secs

Season 5

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Peach Kelli Pop [mm:ss]
"Panchito Blues II"
Peach Kelli Pop
Burger Records BRGR293 2013
A quick bit of garagey fun.

Peach Kelli Pop [mm:ss]
"Princess Castle 1987"
Peach Kelli Pop
Burger Records BRGR925 2015
Another ripping opener.

Pearl Charles [mm:ss]
"Night and Day"
Pearl Charles
Kanine Records KR148 2016
Great lead-off to Pearl's debut album, on some lovely yellow vinyl.

Cocteau Twins [mm:ss]
Peppermint Pig
4AD BAD 303 1983
Evidently Robin Guthrie felt this release was rubbish. And yet, here we are listening to it.

Al Caiolo [mm:ss]
"Jazz Pizzacato"
Percussion and Guitars
Time Records S/2000 1960
Guitars! Percussion! Stereo separation! And liner notes by Nat Hentoff!

Rudi Bohn and His Band [mm:ss]
"Mack the Knife"
Percussive Oompah
London Records SP 44009 1961
Mack the Knife meets Bridge Over the River Kwai? In separated stereo of course. If you're going to go with some Brecht/Weill martial music, why not the "Cannon Song"?

Half Japanese [mm:ss]
"Listen to Your Heart"
Joyful Noise Recordings JNR183 2016
Love does indeed call. Jad Fair's fifteenth studio album as Half Japanese, featuring some assistance from Deerhoof's John Dieterich helping out with guitar as well as handling the mixing and mastering.

The Command All-Stars [mm:ss]
Persuasive Percussion Volume 3
Command RS 817 SD 1960
What's that you want more stereo separation demonstrations? You got it, with this fun standard. Astute viewers of Only Murders in the Building may notice that Charles (Steve Martin) has all four volumes of Persuasuve Percussion framed in his kitchen. Odd you say? Well no, Charles is clearly an astute art collector (as is Steve Martin) and the covers for that series are designed by non other than Josef Albers. That would also explain the Ed Ruscha in the kitchen.

Nadja & Vampillia [mm:ss]
The Perfect World
Important Records IMPREC385 2013
Side one, track one of the ethereal collaboration between Nadja and Vampillia.

Tones on Tail [mm:ss]
Beggars Banquet BEG 106T 1984
A fine dark wave outing from this Bauhaus off-shoot featuring Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, and Glenn Camping.

Sterling Holloway [mm:ss]
"Peter and the Wolf (Intro)"
Peter and the Wolf/The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Disneyland 1242 1958 (originally)
A nice introduction to the orchestra.

Kiss [mm:ss]
"You Matter to Me"
Peter Criss
Casablanca NBLP 7122 1978
Listener, you matter to me which is why I chose one of the shorter tracks from this not very good album. Peter Criss may be a kitty cat but this album is pretty much a dog. In case you're wondering Peter is the only member of Kiss performing on this record.

The Pirates [mm:ss]
"A Pirate's Life"
Walt Disney's Peter Pan
Disneyland 1206 1976
Never shoot a man in the middle of his cadenza.

Petra Haden [mm:ss]
"Goldfinger Main Title"
Petra Goes to the Movies
Anti- 87219-1 2013
All vocals, all awesome as per usual with Petra. And remember kids, before there was Glee, there was Petra Haden's version of "Don't Stop Believin'" on the Engine Rooms Recordings compilation Guilt by Association.

New England Conservatory Chorus [mm:ss]
"Barkin: Two Emily Dickinson Choruses (Second Chorus)"
Peyton: The Blessed Virgin, Ceely: Flee Floret Florens, Monod: Cantus Contra Cantum III, Barkin: Two Emily Dickinson Choruses, Davidson: Along the Edge
Composers Recordings Inc. CRI SD 482 1982
Well, there's something you don't hear every day.

Phoebe Snow [mm:ss]
"San Francisco Bay Blues"
Phoebe Snow
Shelter Records SRL 52017 1974
The distinctive stylings of Ms. Snow taking a pass at this standard.

Music behind the DJ: "Professor Fate" by Henry Mancini and his Orchestra

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