Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Beatles Anthology, Volume 01

Yes, from the Beatles Remixers Group, it's a remix of every Beatles track, including some unreleased in their original form!

The tracks (and the culprits) are:

01 - Catswalk - The Beatles  Yellow Panda
02 - Red Hot - The Beatles   Glass Onion
03 - Sweet Georgia Brown - The Beatles  Yellow Panda
04 - My Bonnie - The Beatles  Yellow Panda
05 - Cry for a Shadow - The Beatles  Kev
06 - Like Dreamers Do - The Beatles  Kev
07 - Money (That's What I Want) - The Beatles  Kev
08 - Till There Was You - The Beatles  Kev
09 - The Sheik of Araby - The Beatles  Kev
10 - To Know Her Is to Love Her - The Beatles  Kev
11 - Take Good Care of My Baby - The Beatles  Kev
12 - Memphis Tennessee - The Beatles  Yellow Panda
13 - Sure to Fall (In Love with You) - The Beatles  Kev
14 - Hello Little Girl - The Beatles  Kev
15 - Three Cool Cats - The Beatles  Kev
16 - Crying Waiting Hoping - The Beatles  Yellow Panda
17 - Love of the Loved - The Beatles  Kev
18 - September in the Rain - The Beatles  Kev
19 - Besame Mucho - The Beatles  Kev
20 - Searchin' - The Beatles  Kev
21 - How Do You Do It - The Beatles  Kev
22 - I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles  TJT
23 - Misery - The Beatles  TJT
24 - Anna (Go to Him) - The Beatles  Mirror Spock
25 - Chains - The Beatles  Mirror Spock
26 - Boys - The Beatles  GMB
27 - Ask Me Why - The Beatles  Terry
28 - Please Please Me - The Beatles  Mirror Spock
29 - Love Me Do - The Beatles  Yellow Panda
30 - PS I Love You - The Beatles  Mirror Spock
31 - Baby It's You - The Beatles  GMB
32 - Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles  Yellow Panda
33 - A Taste of Honey - The Beatles  TJT
34 - There's a Place - The Beatles  TJT
35 - Twist and Shout - The Beatles  Terry

BRG - Beatles Anthology, Volume 01

See you on Thursday!

PS -- the name after "Beatles" for each track is the moniker of the individual remixer who worked on that track!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Curt Chambers - Popular Standards (No 2) on the Organ

Cheese alert!

Yes, I bet you too think this is pretty cheesy to listen to.

01. Alley Cat (2:19)
02. Misty (2:52)
03. Moon River (3:16)
04. Elvira (2:22)
05. Lazy River (3:19)
06. Yours (3:14)
07. I Left My Heart in San Francisco (3:24)
08. Edelweiss (3:44)
09. It Had to Be You (1:58)
10. Till There Was You (3:39)
11. It's Been a Long, Long Time (3:09)
12. In the Mood (2:46)
You can let me know.


Popular Standards (No 2) on the Organ
See you on Thursday, April 2, when we'll begin a month-long orgy of Beatles remixes!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Repost: HANSON: Symphonies 1 - 2 - Lament for Beowulf


My introduction to American composer Howard Hanson came from the 1979 film Alien.  An excerpt from Hanson's Second Symphony, "Romantic," was heard at the end as Ripley fries the aforementioned critter's butt.

You may hear the recording used in the film at my post for May 5, 2016.


This music is melodic yet (to me) contains "modernistic" clashes of dissonance.  The Lament for Beowulf proves that great minds think alike.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 22 - “Nordic”
1) I. Andante solenne - Allegro con forza
2) II. Andante teneramente, con semplicita
3) III. Allegro con fuoco

4) Lament for Beowulf - Op. 25

Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 - “Romantic”
5) I. Adagio - Allegro moderato
6) II. Andante con tenerezza
7) III. Allegro con brio
I think you'll be fascinated too.
See you on Monday.
  

Monday, March 23, 2020

Home Music Collection

All I can tell you is that this cassette is Korean in origin.
01 - Cuckoo Waltz - Emanuel Jonasson  (2:37)
02 - Blacksmith in the Wood - Theodor Michaelis  (3:37)
03 - A Military Review of Cupids - Fidele Rivelli  (2:57)
04 - Csikos Post - Hermann Necke  (1:30)
05 - The Waltzing Cat - Leroy Anderson  (2:36)
06 - Amaryllis - Henry Ghys  (2:38)
07 - The Flight of the Bumblebee - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  (1:30)
08 - March of the Toys - Victor Herbert  (3:56)
09 - The Mill in the Forest - Richard Eilenberg  (3:58)
10 - Entrance of the Little Fauns - Gabriel Pierne  (1:38)
11 - The Swan - Camille Saint-Saëns  (2:48)
12 - The Whistler and His Dog - Arthur Pryor  (2:28)
13 - The Dancing Doll - Pordini  (2:22)
14 - The Syncopated Clock - Leroy Anderson  (2:22)
15 - A Jolly Sleigh-Party - Léon Jessel  (3:20)
16 - Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson  (2:50)

Home Music Collection

Now you know as much as I do! (or you will after downloading and viewing the scans)

See you on Thursday.
  

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Rubber Sounds

Here's an early set of remixes from the good ol' Beatles Remixers Group.  As the subtitle implies, these aren't necessarily combinations, they're artifacts of boosting or suppressing information in the songs.  Lots of OOPsing -- that's an acronym for "Out-of-phase stereo."  With a stereo set you can rewire your speaker connections to hear a track "missing" the other stereo channel.

The present offering:
01 - Drive My Car
02 - Norwegian Wood
03 - You Won't See Me
04 - Nowhere Man
05 - Think For Yourself
06 - The Word
07 - Michelle
08 - What Goes On
09 - Girl
10 - I'm Looking Through You
11 - In My Life
12 - Wait
13 - If I Needed Someone
14 - Run For Your Life
15 - Norwegian Wood
16 - I'm Looking Through You
17 - Girl
18 - Think For Yourself
19 - The Word
20 - Drive My Car
21 - If I Needed Someone
22 - Michelle
23 - In My Life
24 - Nowhere Man

Rubber Sounds

See you on Monday!
 

Monday, March 16, 2020

For Saint Paddy's Day!

This is a 1991 cassette which hearkens back to Oulde Eire.  But to me it sounds sort of Italianish.

01. Catch Me If You Can / Musheen Durkin (2:23)
02. Pat Murphy’s Meadow / Green Glens of Antrim / Shores of Americkay (3:04)
03. Isle of Inisfree (2:54)
04. Judge’s Jig / Lark in the Morning (2:38)
05. Blacksmith / Galway Ray / Danny Boy (4:17)
06. Mountains of Mourne (3:15)
07. Star of Munster / Bird in the Tree (2:23)
08. Flight of Earls (3:03)
09. Galway Shawl / Wild Colonial Boy / Forty Shades of Green (3:20)
10. Cliffs of Dooneen (2:48)
11. Noreen Bawn / Rose of Mooncoin / Slieve Na Mban (3:22)
12. Boulavogue (3:15)
13. Homes of Donegal / Black Velvet Band / When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (2:48)
14. Mason’s Apron / Maid of Athlone (4:06)

You decide!
Musical Memories of Ireland

See you on Thursday, mates!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Roses in the Mist

Sort of New-Agey, sort of medieval.
01. Deluded Love (9:09)
02. For the Roses (6:32)
03. Rosa Mystica (4:45)
04. Longing (5:54)
05. La Rosa Enflorece (7:34)
06. The Gartan Mother's Lullaby (6:46)
07. Mana Vu (9:25)
To me it's kind of draggy.  Not my favorite, but you may like it.
Rosey-Eared

See you Monday, campers!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Come with Me Now to the Thrilling Bat-Days of 1966!

Now, I'm not promising that this album is thrilling ...

01. Batman (Theme) (2:00)
02. Pow! Zop! Wham! (2:17)
03. Fruggin' the Riddle (3:09)
04. Monkey with the Penguin (3:13)
05. Take That - You Fiend! (2:36)
06. Batman Chase (3:16)
07. In My Merry Batmobile (2:45)
08. Zonk! Wap! Yeoww! (1:50)
09. Robin's Nest (2:12)
10. Give 'em Zap, Old Chap (1:56)

It may interest you to know that this little ol' thang was released on several different budget labels.  One of those is included in the file.

The Batman Theme

... And dig that genericized cover art, baby!

See you Thursday.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Hunk of Burning Nothing

Sadly, this album is a case of uninspiring New Age music.  At least for me, I was unmoved by the reverential meanderings.  You may feel different.
01. More than Words (4:16)
02. Free Spirit (5:36)
03. Moon Dust (5:28)
04. Sedona Suite (12:23)
05. Sonata in G Minor (8:04)
06. Earthscapes (7:54)
07. Inner Peace (7:21)
08. Suite Memories (4:27)

See you on Monday!
  

Monday, March 2, 2020

Super Hero Music

This cassette came out to cash in on the 1989 Batman movie.  Who knows how much of a licensing fee was paid for Track 1 (if any).

01 - Batman Theme - The Marketts  (2:24)
02 - James Bond Theme   (2:41)
03 - Knight Rider  (2:39)
04 - The Lone Ranger (William Tell Overture)  (3:04)
05 - The Incredible Hulk  (4:16)
06 - Ghostbusters  (3:59)
07 - The A Team  (2:46)
08 - Star Trek  (2:30)
09 - The Green Hornet (Flight of the Bumblebee)  (1:26)
10 - Superman The Movie   (5:13)
Super Hero Music

See you on Thursday!


Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Campaign for Love!

This is a charming 1970 EP of public-service spots.  The same tracks are on each side.  They are:
01. Love Like a Kid Again (full) (1:01)
02. Can You Say It? (full) (1:01)
03. Love Like a Kid Again (short) (0:31)
04. Can You Say It? (short) (0:31)
05. Human Sound of Love (0:31)
06. Those Who Love - Those Who Don't (0:31)
07. What Is Seggeration? (0:34)

If you're familiar with the Tom Clay release
"What the World Needs Now is Love/Abraham, Martin and John," then you've heard parts of "What Is Seggeration?"

If you can listen with an unjaded heart, then you too can Listen for the Sounds of Love!

See you on Monday!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sincere But Disappointing

I really looked forward to this one after finding it in the thrift store.  Unfortunately, this seems to be a "student recording" in the worst senses of the term.  Unison parts are not quite in synch, and in at least one case the solo instrument is tuned sharp in relation to the other performers.

01. Come Into His Presence (2:44)
02. This Is My Father's World (3:49)
03. He Leadeth Me (4:34)
04. How Beautiful (5:19)
05. I Need Thee Every Hour (4:00)
06. My Tribute (5:23)
07. Awesome God (5:22)
08. As the Deer (6:56)
09. Softly and Tenderly (5:07)
10. I Must Tell Jesus (4:18)
11. People Need the Lord (6:34)
Decide for yourself!

See you on Thursday, chums!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Write Me a Czech!

Or, you might say, "accordian to Nemetz" -- har-har.

01. Old Czech Music (2:56)
02. Under One Roof (3:10)
03. When I Sing (3:39)
04. Across Two Towns (3:12)
05. I Love to Dance (3:07)
06. My Lamplighter (2:37)
07. Red Rose (2:35)
08. Round & Round (3:00)
09. Lap Land (2:31)
10. By the Brook (3:08)
11. Two White Roses (3:19)
12. Like a Rose (3:17)
13. I Myself (2:58)

Combo Sounds of Old Czech Music

I daresay even you snarky types might find a little finger- or toe-tapping coming over you.

See you on Monday!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Very Upright "Queens in Harmony"

This is a cassette of ladies singing barbershop music.  I recently discovered that if you googlize the term "Queens in Harmony," you are not likely to get a result suitable for family viewing.  Hmmm.

There are two sets by the two groups featured in the cover art.

Melo-Edge:
01.  - Rhythm Medley (2:43)
02. Lonesomest Girl in Town (2:46)
03. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1:36)
04. I Believed It All (2:34)
05. Crazy Over Dixie (2:06)
06. Melancholy Baby (3:14)
07. Fun in Just One Lifetime (2:31)

Jubilation:
08. Welcome to Life at the Top (1:56)
09. Golden Earrings (2:38)
10. They Go Wild, Simply Wild Over Me (2:04)
11. Till There Was You (2:42)
12. Commercial Medley (4:44)
13. From the First Hello (2:13)
14. Maggie Blues (4:58)

Here are the very unobjectionable Queens in Harmony.

See you on Thursday.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

The New Messiah

This 1972 album is fun and funky, active and alive.

And as you may guess by the sticker, it was probably a record-label promo copy given to OKC's own KOMA radio station.  At this time, KOMA played top-40 records and was at 1520-AM.

The selections:

01. Overture (1:39)
02. Unto Us a Child Is Born (3:34)
03. Glory to God – soloist: Alexander St Charles  (2:25)
04. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth – soloist: Jessica Smith  (2:32)
05. And the Glory of the Lord (2:15)
06. Hallelujah (3:25)
07. All We, Like Sheep (3:35)
08. Surely He Hath Borne – soloist: Clydie King  (2:51)
09. He Trusted in Him (3:55)
10. The Trumpet Shall Sound – soloist: Jimmy Walker (3:26)
11. Since by Man Came Death (2:05)
12.  Hallelujah (reprise) – soloist: Gerrald Garrett  (3:05)

The New Messiah

Share your Valentine's Day with your creator -- the One who loves you more than you'll ever know!

See you on Monday.



Monday, February 10, 2020

More Songs of Love: Smoky Mountain Hymns

It's a bunch of hymns with most of the parts played by a guy named Jack Jezioro.


01. I'll Fly Away (2:58)
02. Old Time Religion (2:15)
03. I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (2:00)
04. Amazing Grace (2:40)
05. What a Friend We Have in Jesus (2:37)
06. Lily of the Valley (2:37)
07. Unclouded Day (3:28)
08. I Saw the Light (2:35)
09. I Am Bound for the Promised Land (2:36)
10. Blessed Assurance (4:10)
11. How Great Thou Art (3:04)
12. There Is a Fountain (2:34)

Smoky Mountain Hymns

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Treasury of Hymns


It's an expanded version of the 1981 LP.  It's solo piano music.

01. This Is My Father's World (2:40)
02. Just As I Am (3:36)
03. Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (3:50)
04. 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (3:49)
05. He Leadeth Me (4:47)
06. Sweet Hour of Prayer (5:05)
07. Softly and Tenderly (5:07)
08. Blessed Assurance (3:29)
09. My Jesus, I Love Thee (3:34)
10. Holy, Holy, Holy (2:58)
11. My Faith Looks Up to Thee (3:24)
12. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (3:04)
13. There Is a Fountain (3:55)
14. Beautiful Isle of Somewhere (5:07)
15. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (3:05)
16. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (5:35)
17. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (3:20)
18. Master, the Tempest Is Raging (8:07)

I think you'll like it.

Treasury of Hymns

See you on Monday!

Monday, February 3, 2020

MA-139 - Forbidden Desires

Yes, it's another bizarre salute to Valentine's Day, full of songs in which the course of true love ne'er do run true … mainly because the love object is not exactly appropriate, even in today's wonderfully welcoming age.

01 - Strange Love - Bad Actors - 1980  (4:32)
02 - I Love You (Miss Robot) - The Buggles - 1980  (4:52)
03 - Love or Lust? - Dirty Girls - 1981  (1:32)
04 - Imaginary Doll - Jullan - 1984  (3:26)
05 - Automatic Lover - Dee D Jackson - 1977  (4:13)
06 - Nazi Love - Billy Wizard and the K-Mart Studio Orchestra - 1977  (4:18)
07 - Plastic Princess - The Wives - 1980  (3:01)
08 - Miss Clarke and the Computer - Roy Wood - 1973  (4:21)
09 - Voodoo Doll - Amelia - 1962  (2:02)
10 - I Really Want to Bomb You - Jill Kroesen - 1980  (5:37)
11 - Mechanical Friend - The Steves - 1980  (2:14)
12 - She's a Magazine - New Musik - 1980  (4:17)
13 - Little Girls - Oingo Boingo - 1981  (3:36)
14 - Mannequin - Max Strom - 1982  (3:03)
15 - Computer Love - Zapp & Roger - 1985  (4:44)
16 - Anna with Antennae - 4 Out of 5 Doctors - 1982  (3:39)
17 - Thing - The Jazz Butcher - 1987  (1:02)
18 - Light Years from Love - Martha Ladly - 1983  (3:41)
19 - Jennifer the Conifer - The Shapes - 1982  (2:46)
20 - Teenage Head in My Refrigerator - The Deep Freeze Mice - 1981  (3:38)
21 - Oral Sex with a Caterpillar - Jerry Jamrag and the Afterbirths - 1977  (1:22)
22 - Reel to Reel - Rock Fiction - 1984  (4:05)
23 - Teenage Mutant Love - High Wire Radio Choir - 1979   (2:26)

Give 'er a listen and decide for yourself!
MA-139 - Forbidden Desires

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Max Reger Is a-Ragin'

I knew Max Reger wrote some intriguing, sometimes fractured-sounding modern music, but I didn't know about his variations on other guy's stuff.

01. VARIATIONS AND FUGUE ON A THEME BY MOZART, OP. 132 - 1.Theme: Andante grazioso (2:28)
02. Var.1 - L'istesso tempo (2:20)
03. Var.2 - Poco agitato (1:40)
04. Var.3 - Con moto (1:23)
05. Var.4 - Vivace (0:42)
06. Var.5 - Quasi presto (1:33)
07. Var.6 - Sostenuto (quasi adagietto) (2:07)
08. Var.7 - Andante grazioso (2:37)
09. Var.8 - Molto sostenuto (5:55)
10. Fugue - Allegretto grazioso (10:05)

11. VARIATIONS AND FUGUE ON A THEME BY HILLER, OP. 100 - Theme: Andante grazioso (0:29)
12. Var.1 - Piu andante (1:11)
13. Var.2 - Allegretto con grazia (3:26)
14. Var.3 - Vivace (2:19)
15. Var.4 - Poco vivace (2:07)
16. Var.5 - Andante sostenuto (3:44)
17. Var.6 - Tempo di menuetto (2:41)
18. Var.7 - Presto (3:11)
19. Var.8 - Andante con moto (2:51)
20. Var.9 - Allegro con spirito (1:45)
21. Var.10 - Allegro appassionato (2:17)
22. Var.11 - Andante con moto (5:54)
23. Fugue - Allegro moderato (ma non spirito) (9:40)

So you may take a listen.

See you on Monday, February 3rd, with a special Valentine!

Monday, January 27, 2020

It's a Forest Rain!

It's a 1993 cassette of New Age music interspersed with nature-type sounds, all wrapped up in clever track titles.

01. Thunder Intro (0:26)
02. Thunder Streams (6:21)
03. Clearing in the Air (5:20)
04. To Tree or Not to Tree (5:23)
05. Deep Forest (10:20)
06. Mossing Around (3:00)
07. Heart of the Forest (6:34)
08. Future Stock (4:25)
09. Branching Out (3:29)
10. Joy, Rain, Tree (2:52)
11. Eagle, Salmon, Swirl (4:39)
12. Leaf Well Enough Alone (5:19)
13. Prayer for the Ancient Trees (3:48)

Forest Rain

The original tracks are all run together.  I faded each one out and then faded the following one in so as to keep them separate.

See you on Thursday!


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Scotty Howard - Oklahoma Sweetheart

https://www.music-savers.com/hall-of-fame

... reports that Scotty Howard inducted into 2008 class of America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.  “Scotty Howard (long time regional bluegrass music performer, promoter, preservationist from Oklahoma)”

01. Long Journey Home (3:01)
02. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (2:29)
03. Oklahoma Sweetheart (2:59)
04. Never Ending Love (2:43)
05. It May Be Silly, But Ain't It Fun (2:11)
06. Fallen Angel (2:43)
07. Smokey Mountain Smoke (2:34)
08. The Angel Song (4:02)
09. I Over Looked an Orchid (3:31)
10. Long Black Veil (4:02)
11. I'll Fly Away (3:22)
12. Heaven Bound Train (2:08)
13. I'm Free (2:51)

Scotty Howard - Oklahoma Sweetheart

See you on Monday, friends!
 


Monday, January 20, 2020

Star Wars (& Other Space Themes)

… Or, as another part of the label says, "Other Space Disco Themes"!
It's a 1978 album which you may or may not find rousing.

01. Main Theme from "Star Wars" (3:18)
02. UFO (2:38)
03. Theme from "Star Trek" (2:54)
04. Barbarella (2:47)
05. Space 1999 (2:32)
06. Also Sprach Zarathustra (4:35)
07. March from "Things To Come" (3:56)
08. Thunderbirds (3:15)
09. Princess Leia's Theme from "Star Wars" (4:26)
10. Dr Who (2:20)
11. Mars, the Bringer of War from "The Planets" (7:37)
12. Theme from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (4:16)
13. Theme from "Logan's Run" (5:00)
14. Princess Leia's Theme from "Star Wars'" (4:28)
15. Flight Fantastic (4:52)
16. Theme from "The Time Machine" (4:32)
17. Main Title and Cantina Band from "Star Wars" (5:10)
18. Theme from "Blake's Seven" (4:08)
19. Theme from "The Omega Man" (3:53)

(Note the clever way the cover illustration genre-alizes things like the starship Enterprise.)

(& Other Space Themes)

See (or listen) for yourself!  And drop back by on Thursday, won't you?