Albums and All That, Starting with the letter S as in Sierra, Part 7


June 9th, 2024

52 mins 8 secs

Season 5

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6 Fat Dutchmen [00:22]
6 Fat Dutchmen
RCA Victor LPM-1769 1958
Ooooom-pah! New Ulm's very own 6 Fat Dutchmen blazing up that Midwestern polka scene. Why heck, they played the Nebraska State Fair for 26 straight years, don't ya know. This album has some top-notch cover art by none other than the great Jack Davis.

Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Music from Hollywood, the Norman Luboff Choir, and the Starlighters [02:42]
"I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"
Ski Trails
Columbia CL 910 1956
Jo and co. take a fine pass at this Irving Berlin standard.

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Nadja [05:46]
Sky Burial
Latitudes GMT 0:22 V 2010
A translucent blue excursion into sonic etherealness.

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Slapp Happy [25:04]
"The Drum"
Slapp Happy
Virgin V 2014 1974
This album was originally recorded with Faust as a backing band, but was rejected by their German label. After moving to London, the material was recorded with studio musicians. And of course, I came to this song by way of the excellent interpretation by Bongwater.

Ambitious Lovers [28:25]
"Admit It"
Slaves of New York
Virgin Movie Music 7 91229-1 1989
From a film that was very much of its time based on a collection of short stories by Tama Janowitz, oddly enough a Merchant and Ivory production. of the same title. At least it introduced me to Arto Lindsay.

Nomeansno [32:10]
Small Parts Isolated and Destroyed
Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 63 1988
The third studio album from these Vancouverian musicians. Space junk perhaps?

Jimi Hendrix [35:47]
"Can You See Me"
Smash Hits
Reprise Records MS 2025 1969
Stereo Jimi vox on one of my favorite Experience tunes.

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King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band [39:24]
"Dippermouth Blues" (1923)
Lionel Hampton [41:43]
"When Lights Are Low" (1939)
Miles Davis Nonet [43:58]
"Boplicity" (1949)
Thelonious Monk Quintet [46:58]
"Criss Cross" (1951)
The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz
Smithsonian Collection P6 11891 1973

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Music behind the DJ: "Swinging Safari" by Bert Kaempfert

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