Albums and All That, Starting with the letter R as in Romeo
February 26th, 2023
52 mins 11 secs
About this Episode
George Jones [00:22]
"Time Changes Everything"
The Race Is On
United Artists UAS 6422 1965
A very George Jones take on this Bob Wills/Tommy Duncan classic.
"Now I Am Become Death, Destroyer of Worlds"
Radiance of Shadows
Conspiracy Records CORE064 2008
My gateway drug for Nadja. I had read a review of this album which mentioned a new concept to me: ambient doom. I ordered the CD and the next thing I knew I was hooked. Fifteen years later I am still enthralled.
Big Star [25:39]
"O My Soul"
Big Beat Records WIK 54 1986 (original release Ardent ADS-1501 1974)
Mono, man! Side one track one from this outstanding follow up to their debut #1 Record. And if you've never seen the documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me, I can recommend it if you think you might be interested.
Poppa John Gordy [31:15]
"Tip Toe through the Tulips with Me"
RCA Victor LPM-1060 1955
Yup, that's some ragtime piano all right. Made famous by Nick Lucas in an early the early talkie hit movie Gold Diggers of Broadway.
John Williams [33:12]
"The Map Room: Dawn"
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Columbia JS 37373 1981
My favorite scene from the film, and favorite music cue of the soundtrack.
Tom Waits [37:09]
"Tango Till They're Sore"
Island Records 90299-1 1985
The album that was my gateway to the world of Tom Waits.
B.J. Thomas [41:27]
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
Scepter Records SKAO 93045 1969
Fare thee well, Burt Bacharach. For those of you who prefer streaming music services, you'll find this song under B.J. Thomas, not Burt Bacharach or the Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid soundtrack. The more you know.
Nat King Cole [44:31]
"Your Cheatin' Heart"
Capitol Records ST-1793 1965 (orignal release 1962)
Perhaps Nat was taking a cue from Ray Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music?
Jimmy Buffett [46:59]
"Rancho Deluxe (End Title)"
United Artists Records UA-LA466 1975
I actually dig this soundtrack quite a bit. The film is a neo-western with a script by Tom McGuane. It is very much of its time, but if you can get past that, there are some excellent performances from Harry Dean Stanton, Slim Pickens, and Charlene Dallas. And you can see Jimmy Buffett and band performing in a bar scene that features Jeff Bridges and Harry Dean Stanton playing Pong.
Music behind the DJ: "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds" by Lawrence Welk