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, August 22, 2019

I've Never Kippled

It's a 1993 cassette, with word by Rudyard Kipling.
01. A General Summary (2:09)
02. "A Servant When He Reigneth" (2:43)
03. The First Chantey (4:04)
04. "Helen All Alone" (2:37)
05. The Disciple (2:44)
06. Jobson's Amen (4:04)
07. The Roman Centurion's Song (5:24)
08. The Female of the Species (4:17)
09. The Portent (3:03)
10. Song of the Men's Side (2:46)
11. Our Fathers of Old (4:30)
12. Harp Song of the Dane Women (4:04)
13. In the Neolithic Age (2:55)
14. Recessional (2:50)

Fish stories

There's an old joke:
Q:  Do you enjoy Kipling?
A:  I don't know; I've never Kippled.

See you on Monday, fellow kipplers!
 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Bill Sutton - Shake the Dust Off

It looks like he's a space cowboy (apologies to the Steve Miller Band).
01. I Saw My World Go Down (5:45)
02. Beer Bed (4:53)
03. Cobra (3:05)
04. Starline Gamblin' Man (2:59)
05. Vanished (3:13)
06. So Far Away (2:33)
07. The Electron Waltz (2:15)
08. The Game (3:00)
09. Dust on My Feet (4:45)
10. To Be Announced (2:55)
11. Shake the Dust Off (5:01)
12. Heros (5:23)
13. Solitary (3:19)

It's a dusty trail ...

See you on Thursday.
 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Meg Davis - Dream of Light Horses

This is a 1984 cassette.  Its contents:

01. Lady Amber (3:48)
02. Suit of Grey Wind / A Song for Leonard Cohen (5:59)
03. A Monster's Lullaby (2:55)
04. Greensleeves (5:20)
05. All Through the Night (3:36)
06. My Life to Live Over (3:18)
07. My Winter Rose (4:49)
08. The Ravens (4:36)
09. Christmas at Sea (5:02)
10. Rolling Down to Old Maui (3:47)

Light Horses Not Lighthouses

See you on Monday for another one, like it or not.
 

Monday, August 12, 2019

"Plus ça Change," by Kathy Mar

It's a 1988 tape.

01. Drink Up the River (4:51)
02. Grendel (3:44)
03. Saddest (3:41)
04. Crystal Singer (5:12)
05. I Am Lord (2:11)
06. No Heroes (3:02)
07. Shai Hulud (4:22)
08. Ivory Rose (4:40)
09. Velveteen (3:35)
10. World Inside the Crystal (3:38)
11. Little Green Eyes (4:56)
12. Spoon (3:07)

Plus ça Change

See you back here on Thursday for another batch o' filk.
 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Julia Ecklar - Horse-Tamer's Daughter

For some reason I originally read this title as Horse-FARMER'S Daughter.

01. The Female of the Species (3:50)
02. The Bait (2:56)
03. The Temper of Revenge (4:25)
04. A Walk Through the Night Side (2:44)
05. A Rose for Emily (5:02)
06. Laughter from the Loch (3:21)
07. Threes (4:07)
08. Fellowship Going South (2:58)
09. Black Widows in the Privy (0:56)
10. Signy Mallory (2:30)
11. Miracle Worker (5:02)
12. Golden Eyes (3:46)
13. The Oath (3:57)
14. The Horse-Tamer's Daughter (13:42)

The Horse-Farmer Tamed.

I hope somebody likes it.  You could always let me know!

See you on Monday with more filkishness.
 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Welcome to That's All, Filks!

Thanks to an anonymous friend who wanted to get rid of them, I received almost a dozen cassettes of filk music.

This stuff does nothing for me, but it's pretty fun for some folks, so I thought I'd share.
01. Relativity Paradox Calypso (2:44)
02. Body Shop Blues (2:11)
03. Galactic Personals (3:48)
04. Motel of the Mysteries (Much Later) (3:55)
05. Moose and Squirrel (2:51)
06. Monorail to Atchland (3:24)
07. Small Designs (3:56)
08. The War-of-the-Worlds Top-40 Radio Musical of 1963 1 - Cylinders (2:18)
09. The War-of-the-Worlds Top-40 Radio Musical of 1963 2 - Heat Ray (2:14)
10. Talkin' Building Q Blues (3:37)
11. Alphabet Soup Blues (2:38)
12. Alpha-Male Star Pilot (4:06)
13. Whistling in the Dark (2:52)
14. Lightsailor (5:00)

PARADOX

See you back on Thursday -- and all this month of August -- for more from this dubious treasure trove!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pagin' Paganini!

If you like ol' Nicolo, you may like this.

01. Sonata I- Introduction - Allegro (5:04)
02. Sonata I- Rondoncino (3:21)
03. Sonata II - Adagio (3:55)
04. Sonata II - Rondoncino (4:14)
05. Sonata III - Introduction - Larghetto (6:17)
06. Sonata IV - Adagio (3:25)
07. Sonata IV - Rondo (6:40)
08. Sonata V - Allegro (7:17)
09. Sonata V - Andantino (Variations) (5:06)
10. Sonata VI - Larghetto (4:51)
11. Sonata VI - Rondo (5:42)

Centone di Sonate

Come on back next Monday, ya hear?

Monday, July 29, 2019

Makin' Connections

This here's a 1990 cassette of electro-chanical music by various artists.
01 - Back Home - Karunesh -   (4:43)
02 - Bonjour Nico - Kamal -   (5:26)
03 - Fantasy in Blue - Karunesh -   (4:25)
04 - Morning Breeze - Anugama -   (3:18)
05 - Indian Spring - Sangit Om -   (5:01)
06 - Monsoon over Babaluma - Kamal -   (2:39)
07 - Into the Light - Karunesh -   (8:56)
08 - Wu Wei - Karunesh -   (5:34)
09 - Galadriel - Karunesh -   (6:12)
10 - Sky's Beyond - Karunesh -   (9:18)

Make a connection!

  See you on Thursday!
 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Nimble Fingered Gentleman

This 1996 album is lots-o-fun.

01. All of a Twist (3:07)
02. The Jazz Master (3:10)
03. Loose Elbows (2:56)
04. Sleepy Piano (4:43)
05. Punch (2:03)
06. Marigold (3:15)
07. Robots (2:28)
08. Honky-Tonk (3:15)
09. Harmonica Dance (3:34)
10. Cricket Dance (1:56)
11. Mignonette (4:03)
12. Autumn Crocus (3:30)
13. Ace of Clubs (2:32)
14. Ace of Diamonds (1:04)
15. Ace of Hearts (3:17)
16. Ace of Spades (3:33)
17. Nimble Fingered Gentleman (3:48)
18. Shallow Waters (3:06)
19. Railroad Rhythm (3:11)
20. The Harp of the Winds (3:26)
21. Wedding of an Ant (1:58)
22. Praying Mantis (2:55)
23. Beetle in the Bottle (1:13)
24. Trapeze (2:07)

Don't trip over your own fingers.

See you on Monday!
 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Is It the Word?


Here's a smattering of music from way over on the other side of the pond, in a 1988 release.

01. Roy Henley - Greek Dance (3:32)
02. Roy Henley - Mykonos (3:20)
03. Victor Cavini - Isle of Greece (2:02)
04. Roy Henley - Blue Tsiftely (2:54)
05. Horst Lubitz - Girl from Crete (3:20)
06. Victor Cavini - Mykonos Farewell (1:35)
07. Roy Henley - Sirtaki Hasapico (2:09)
08. Victor Cavini - Dance of Piraeus (3:06)
09. Roy Henley - Evening to Alimono (3:10)
10. Victor Cavini - Song of Bouzouki (2:02)
11. Roland Kovac - Ferien auf Rhodos (1:49)
12. Roy Henley - Mykonos II (3:19)
13. Victor Cavini - Taverne Mikis (1:18)

Voyage to Greece, baby!

See you on Thursday, my friends!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Don't Blame Me if You Drool

 
Here we have some New-Agey stuff which is insulting to the term.  It combines lovely nature sounds with some of the most dreary and uninteresting "music" that it makes the nature sounds boring!
01. Field of Dreams (6:55)
02. As Days Drift By (5:31)
03. Big, White, Puffy (6:40)
04. Dreaming the Dream (4:47)
05. Inside Looking Out (5:16)
06. Cloud Dreams (4:10)
07. Childplay (5:33)
08. Skychaser (5:37)
09. A Special Place (4:18)

Day Dreams

But you may decide for yourself!  Don't blame me if you wake up having lost an hour of your life to no avail.

See you on Monday, perhaps with something more interesting!?!
 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Superman Music Source Uncovered!

Here’s the final update on the Adventures of Superman music I have scored (get it?) over the years.  While rummaging through the dankest corners of the Fortress of Markitude, I came across the original paperwork from “Vintage Soundtrak,” the source of my compilations of AoS music.

First off, here are those two comps:

MA-52 - Adventures of Superman - original MUTEL catalog recordings


01. Mysterioso (2:13)
02. Wax Museum (1:32)
03. Build to Sting (0:18)
04. Frantic Rhythm (1:53)
05. Violin Scream (1:19)
06. The Getaway (0:57)
07. Fight (3:13)
08. Jump the Fence! (1:19)
09. Queasy (1:34)
10. Deserted Village (1:33)
11. Rip Through Fear (1:03)
12. Face at the Window (1:44)
13. Eerie Oboe (1:22)
14. Flute to Finale (0:53)
15. Night of Terror (2:29)
16. Sad Romance (1:20)
17. Monkey Mystery (1:18)
18. Airport (0:37)
19. Slow Carousel (0:46)
20. Radio Waltz (1:43)
21. Tango (2:09)
22. Silsby Pastorale (1:43)
23. Life and Death (2:28)
24. Romantic Interlude (1:54)
25. Blue Melody (1:41)
26. World of Tomorrow (3:10)
27. Menace (1:34)
28. City Desk (1:21)
29. Sword of Damocles (2:56)
30. Cat Burglar (1:28)
31. Atlantic Rollers (2:09)
32. Solemn Moment (1:31)
33. Sea Power (1:35)
34. Scotland Yard (2:59)
35. Prelude to Crime (0:24)
36. Crime Doesn't Pay (2:47)
37. Changing Moods I (3:01)
38. Changing Moods II (2:48)
39. Humorous In & Out (0:34)
40. Chameleon Moods (2:40)
41. Free for All (1:35)
42. Hope Abandoned (2:47)
43. Arctic Wastes (2:25)

MA-55 - Adventures of Superman - More Library Recordings


01. Eerie Night - F G Charrosin (3:10)
02.  Tragedy - Unknown Artist (1:26)
03. Lost in a Fog - Ronald Hanmer (1:25)
04. Dismal Swamp - King Palmer (1:37)
05. Mists - Unknown Artist (1:18)
06. The Tell-Tale Heart - Jack Foulds (2:48)
07. The Ghost Walks - F G Charrosin (1:41)
08. Stealthy Footsteps - F G Charrosin (1:49)
09. Confusion - F G Charrosin (1:17)
10. Rebellion & General Havoc - Edward Carmer (1:34)
11. Disorder - Edward Carmer (1:20)
12. Desert Caravan - Granville Bantock (3:02)
13. Storm at Sea - Unknown Artist (2:52)
14. Tenebrae - Unknown Artist (3:05)
15. Condemned - Unknown Artist (3:02)
16. Dramatique - Unknown Artist (1:03)
17. Tumult & Commotion - Miklós Rózsa (1:20)
18. Mechanical Monster - Unknown Artist (1:50)
19. Danger Ahead - Unknown Artist (1:45)
20. Men of Steel - Miklós Rózsa (1:39)
21. Informal Interview - Ronald Hanmer (2:38)
22. Bits and Pieces - Ronald Hanmer (0:58)
23. Just Whimsical - Ronald Hanmer (1:40)
24. Way Out East - Ronald Hanmer (2:59)
25. Dagger in the Dark - Ronald Hanmer (3:06)
26. Magic Necklace Cue - Modest Mussorgsky (2:00)
27. Seven Souvenirs Cue - Modest Mussorgsky (1:44)
28. Catacombs - With the Dead in a Dead Language - Modest Mussorgsky (3:58)

It was in late 1991 or 1992 that I ordered a couple of cassettes of music from Vintage Soundtrak.  One of those tapes was out of stock, so they sent me another.


Here is the order form they enclosed:



Note that you could order WITH or WITHOUT Dolby processing!

And they enclosed a very informative note on how they dubbed the music.


Following are the summary pages of their offerings.  Full of nifty info!






Boy, I wish I could go back in time and order all of those puppies!

Well, that’s about it, Super-Fans!  Tune in again for more excitement ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­on Thursday!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dolphin Smirks?

I've always thought that dolphins are laughing at me.  But Steve Kindler and Teja Bell assure us that they're really smiling ...

01. Windsurfer (4:16)
02. Kaimana (5:07)

THE DOLPHIN SUITE:
03. Introduction (1:17)
04. Dolphin Smiles (3:57)
05. The Dolphin's Dream / Dolphin Play (7:31)

06. Leeward Sail (6:36)
07. Sounding (7:59)
08. The Farthest Shore (7:23)

Dolphin Smiles

See you on Monday, friends!

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Roaring Twenties - The Bee's Knees!


DISC ONE:
01. Whispering - Paul Whiteman & His Ambassador Orchestra (3:20)
02. Palesteena - Frank Crumit (3:06)
03. Dardanella - Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra (3:19)
04. Kitten on the Keys - Zez Confrey (3:40)
05. Wabash Blues - Isham Jones (2:58)
06. Ain't We Got Fun - Van & Schenck (2:59)
07. The Sheik of Araby - Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians (3:09)
08. Barney Google - Billy Jones & Ernest Hare (3:28)
09. Charleston - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (2:49)
10. Old King Tut - Sophie Tucker (3:04)
11. It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' - Wendell Hall (3:21)
12. Yes! We Have No Bananas - Billy Jones (2:54)
13. The Okeh Laughing Record - Okeh (2:55)
14. Fascinating Rhythm - Green Brothers Novelty Orchestra (4:11)
15. The Prisoner's Song - Green Brothers Novelty Orchestra (3:13)
16. Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight - Billy Jones & Ernest Hare (2:45)
17. Who - George Olsen (3:19)
18. Ukulele Lady - Vaughn deLeath (3:24)
19. Don't Bring Lulu - Billy Murray (2:46)
20. I'll See You in My Dreams - Cliff Edwards (3:04)
21. Black Bottom - Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders (3:13)

DISC TWO:
01. Bye Bye Blackbird - George Olsen (3:08)
02. Poor Papa - Jack Smith (2:40)
03. Someone to Watch Over Me - George Gershwin (3:12)
04. The Blue Room - The Revelers (3:21)
05. At Sundown - Harry Reser's Clicquot Club Eskimos (3:17)
06. My Blue Heaven - Gene Austin (3:35)
07. Good News - Victor Arden & Phil Ohman (4:11)
08. Charmaine - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (3:07)
09. Goodbye Broadway, Hello Montréal - Waring's Pennsylvanians (2:55)
10. Sonny Boy - Al Jolson (3:19)
11. Chloe - Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra (4:38)
12. Get Out and Get Under the Moon - Helen Kane (3:31)
13. Ramona - Gene Austin (2:57)
14. Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor (3:16)
15. Love Me or Leave Me - Ruth Etting (3:23)
16. Ol' Man River - Paul Whiteman (3:15)
17. Laugh! Clown, Laugh! - Waring's Pennsylvanians (3:42)
18. Send for Our Free Booklet - Harry Reser's Six Jumping Jacks (3:09)
19. Tiptoe Through the Tulips - Nick Lucas (2:50)
20. Button up Your Overcoat - Helen Kane (2:56)
21. I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All) - The High Hatters (2:53)

It’s all served up in one fat file, so it may take a but to download.

THE ROARING TWENTIES

See you on Thursday, mates!
 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

MA-150 - National Anthems

Happy Independence Day to all and sundry!

As somebody said on a talk show earlier this week, “This nation was founded by imperfect men and based on an ideal of liberty.”  I’ll agree with that.  Our country is not perfect, but its ideals of equal opportunity, personal choice, and self-determination are second to none.

Heck, you don’t even have to be an American to get that!  Vide Tracks 22 or 26, both by Britishers.

01 - The Star-Spangled Banner - Reuben Guevara - 1978  (3:45)
02 - Long Long Ago - Merry-Go-Round Records - 1959  (2:45)
03 - There's a Service Flag Flying at Our House - Sterling Trio - 1918  (3:09)
04 - On the 4th of July - James Taylor - 2002  (3:24)
05 - America, Communicate with Me - Ray Stevens - 1970  (3:12)
06 - American Flag on the Moon - Brad Paisley - 2014  (3:49)
07 - Yankee Doodle Blues - Billy Murray & Ed Smalle - 1922  (2:56)
08 - Dixie & The Bonnie Blue Flag - Classical Brass - 1991  (2:25)
09 - Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly - Aaron Tippin - 2001  (3:44)
10 - Because All Men Are Brothers - Peter, Paul and Mary - 1965  (2:09)
11 - Only in America - Jay and the Americans - 1963  (2:01)
12 - National Emblem March - Tommy Dorsey - 1943  (3:00)
13 - Cool Water - Sons of the Pioneers - 1959  (2:08)
14 - America - Waylon Jennings - 1984  (3:24)
15 - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime - Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees - 1931  (3:39)
16 - The Immigrant (dedicated to John Lennon) - Neil Sedaka - 1975  (3:46)
17 - We Must Be Vigilant (American Patrol) - Hour of Charm All-Girl Orchestra - 1942  (2:51)
18 - Bugle Call Blues - Jack Pettis and His Pets - 1929  (2:42)
19 - It's America - Rodney Atkins - 2009  (3:29)
20 - Barnum and Bailey's Favorite - United States Army Band - 2012  (2:26)
21 - America Is My Home, Part 1 - James Brown - 1968  (3:20)
22 - Melting Pot - Blue Mink - 1969  (3:47)
23 - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Joe “Fingers” Carr - 1956  (2:07)
24 - Home on the Range - Gene Autry - 1947  2:37)
25 - Battle Cry of Freedom - John Williams and Chicago Symphony Orchestra - 2012  (2:14)
26 - Country Dances - The Swingle Singers - 1991  (3:30)

Here’s hopin’ you can draw a little celebration, inspiration, and even good ol’ American silliness from your heart as you listen.

MA-150 – National Anthems

... And I’ll see you back here on Monday!
     

Monday, July 1, 2019

Rex Allen: The Last of the Singing Cowboys


Here's a cassette of fun, gussied-up Americana.


01. Arkansas Traveler (2:02)
02. Out Where the West Winds Blow (2:35)
03. Way Out West Is Calling (1:55)
04. The Girl I Left Behind (1:48)
05. Headin' for the Open Range (1:46)
06. Mexicali Rose (3:55)
07. Riding Down to Mexico (1:43)
08. My Dear Old Arizona Home (1:45)
09. I'll Never Change (2:24)
10. A Cowboy's Story (1:58)
11. I’m Gonna Marry Me a Cowboy (Bonnie Linder, vocal) (1:47)
12. Raggin' On (2:00)
13. Tyin' Knots in the Devil's Tail (2:18)
14. Bad Brahma Bull (2:25)
15. Little Puncher (2:24)
16. Dreamy Montana Moon (2:24)
17. Rocky Mountain Home (2:29)
18. Dude Ranch Polka (1:50)
19. A Human Coyote Stole My Girl (2:12)
20. Memories of the Range (2:37)
21. Riding on Across the Prairie (1:56)
22. I Won't Need My Six Gun in Heaven (2:55)

Yippee-ti-yi-o!

See you on Thursday the Fourth for a new compilation of music celebrating the vision of America!
 

Friday, May 31, 2019

MA-120 - Vacuum-Tube Predictionz

This is a socko, boffo compilation of songs from that storied era, the 1980s -- all gazing with hope, resignation, fear, or longing, into that hazy future.  What would the age to come be like?  A fascist state? a world under the gun of alien overlords? a time of mechanicals that would service every man's (physical) desires?  Or just a burned-out husk, a planet killed by its most parasitic lifeform?

Listen to these "Vacuum-Tube Predictionz" and decide  for yourself!

01 - Modern Man - 4 Out of 5 Doctors   1980   (3:37)
02 - Big Brother - Winston Tong   1985  (5:12)
03 - A Circuit Like Me - Metronomes   1980  (3:49)
04 - Everybody's Gotta Mutate - Instant Music   1980  (3:36)
05 - Computer One - Dear Enemy   1983  (4:39)
06 - Screen Me, I´m Yours - Tik and Tok   1984  (3:50)
07 - Replicant - Camera   1985  (2:26)
08 - 1980 1234 - Plastic Money   1980  (1:32)
09 - Armageddon - Data   1981  (3:07)
10 - Robot Love - Chrome Dinette   1982  (4:57)
11 - Future Shock - Communication   1982  (3:51)
12 - Systems Breaking Down - Anna   1982  (4:19)
13 - The Triangle Man - Sally Patience   1984  (3:18)
14 - Computer - The Microbes   1980  (2:35)
15 - Mechanical Minds - Prophecy   1983  (3:35)
16 - We Are the Sub-Machines - Toccata   1987  (3:29)
17 - My Robotic Friend - Trem   1983  (3:31)
18 - Computer Numbers - Vög   1981  (4:16)
19 - I'm Wearing an Appliance - Drop   1980  (3:18)
20 - Shock of the New - Trees   1982  (2:36)
21 - Evil Eye - Gymslips   1985  (6:19)


Remember, the future is always ahead -- so don't lose yours!