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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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Performing Piano - Amazing Live Performances by Legendary Masters of the Keyboard Realized on the Knabe Ampico B Reproducing Piano


On the amazing contraption, the following pieces are played by "legendary masters":

The Performing Piano (55:20)
01 - Minuet in G - Paderewski - performed by  Ignace Paderewski  (3:50)
02 - The Beautiful Blue Danube - Strauss   (arr Schulz-Evler) - performed by  Josef Lhévinne  (8:41)
03 - La Campanella (The Bells) - Paganini   (arr Liszt) -performed by  Josef Lhévinne  (5:08)
04 - Scherzo, Op 39, No 3 - Chopin -performed by  Sergei Rachmaninoff  (10:03)
05 - Invitation to the Dance - von Weber -performed by  Artur Schnabel  (7:25)
06 - Hungarian Rhapsody 2 - Liszt -performed by  Alfred Cortot  (7:58)
07 - Mazeppa - Liszt - performed by  Erwin Nyiregyházi  (8:04)
08 - Prelude in C Sharp Minor - Rachmaninoff - performed by  Sergei Rachmaninoff  (4:12)

I'm surprised that I couldn't find a Discogs page for this cassette.  But it's pretty boss.  You can read all about it in the included scans of the liner notes.

The Performing Piano

Now get out there and imaginarily tickle some ivories!

See you on Thursday
  

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Piccolodeon: Works for Piccolo, Harp, and Percussion


The subtitle says it all!  But you have to figure out for yourself, what a "piccolodeon" might be.

01. The Irish Folk Fest (7:21)

Banish Misfortune - The Humors of Glyn - All in the Early Morning - Farewell to Music - Repeal of the Union



Béla Bartók - Sonatina

02. 01 - Bagpipers (1:45)

03. 02 - Bear Dance (1:17)

04. 03 - Finale (1:58)



Claude Debussy - Children’s Corner

05. 01 - Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (2:33)

06. 02 - Jimbo's Lullaby (2:58)

07. 03 - Serenade for the Doll (2:19)

08. 04 - The Snow Is Dancing (2:27)

09. 05 - The Little Shepherd (2:34)

10. 06 - Golliwogg's Cake-walk (3:02)



11. Appalachian Suite (7:06)

Wayfaring Stranger - Harvest Home - Boys of Blue Hill - Five Step Waltz - Midnight on the Water - The Growling Old Man and Old Woman



12. Preston Stahly - Kestrel (12:23)



Peruvian Suite

13. 01 - Baile (1:40)

14. 02 - Harawi (1:15)

15. 03 - Zas! (1:48)

16. 04 - Baile de los danzantes (0:36)

17. 05 - Ripusakme (1:46)

18. 06 - Pasnapitaci (1:04)





Piccolodeon

Another thrift-store cassette!

See you on Monday.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Salli Terri - I Know My Love


This radiant, enchanting 1961 album will ravish you.



Salli Terri - I Know My Love (38:26)





01. I Must and I Will Get Married       (1:36)


02. He's Gone Away (4:52)


03. Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies (3:14)


04. The Turtle Dove (2:39)


05. Paper of Pins (2:02)


06. When Adam Was Created (3:40)


07. The Old Maid Song (2:46)


08. I'm Sad and I'm Lonely (3:25)


09. I Know My Love (2:50)


10. The Cuckoo (2:46)


11. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (1:43)


12. O Waly, Waly (2:47)


13. The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies, O! (2:42)


14. I Know Where I'm Goin' (1:26)

I Know My Love

See you on Thursday!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Stephen Foster's Social Orchestra


Here's a really fun 'n' festive 1974 LP.  These selections are based on arrangements of Foster songs that were made for home playing by amateur groups.


01. “Old Folks” Quadrilles: a: Old Folks at Home; b: Oh, Boys, Carry Me 'Long    ; c: Nelly Bly; d: Farewell My Lilly Dear; e: Plantation Jig     (3:38)

02. The Hour for Me and Thee (1:04)

03. Where Are the Friends of My Youth (2:00)

04. Waltzes: a; Byerly's Waltz  ; b: Waltz by Lanner; c: Waltz by Strauss (4:20)

05. Irene (1:33)

06. Maria Redowa (1:08)

07. Eulalie (1:41)

08. Village Festival Quadrilles (4:36)

09. My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night (2:25)

10. Old Dog Tray (1:26)

11. Schottisches: a: Jennie's Own; b: Rainbow; c: Coral (7:09)

12. Anadolia (2:39)

13. O Summer Night! (2:28)

14. Katy Darling (0:50)

15. Gems from Lucia, 2 & 3 (2:12)

16. Old Folks at Home - with Variations; Old Folks Quadrille (3:55)



Of course, these performances are A-Number-One!  I think you'll like it too.

Stephen Foster's Social Orchestra

See you on Monday!  Sorry to be a day late (Friday not Thursday).

Monday, April 9, 2018

Music from the Pleiades


Here's a fine and very representative New Age cassette from 1989.  Another thrift store bonus!


01. The Pleiades (3:06)

02. Stars on a Clear Night (4:06)

03. Extraterrestrial Encounter (4:28)

04. Pleiadian Harp (2:25)

05. Journey Through the Stars (2:57)

06. Awakening (5:01)

07. A New Vision of Time (2:32)

08. In the Temple of Initiation (3:08)

09. Sacred Ceremony in the Cave of Windchimes (6:05)

10. Prayer for Earth (2:23)

11. Journey Home (3:48)
12. The Pleiades (Reprise) (3:15)


See you on Thursday!
  

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Re-Post: Sing-a-Long Gilbert & Sullivan

I grew up listening to this fine, fun kids record.

It was my friend at nap time.  Along with MAD magazine, it taught me that subversive humor is most effective when presented well.

Of course, this album's versions of the songs are pared down and rearranged from the originals.  But isn't that true about many of the things we first encounter as children?


01 - The Mikado Overture-We Are Gentlemen of Japan
02 - A Wand’ring Minstrel I
03 - My Object All Sublime
04 - The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring
05 - For He's Gone and Married Yum-Yum
06 - We Sail the Ocean Blue
07 - I'm Called Little Buttercup
08 - I Am the Captain of the Pinafore
09 - When I Was a Lad
10 - Never Mind the Why and Wherefore
11 - I Am a Pirate King
12 - I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General
13 - When the Foeman Bares His Steel
14 - A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One

Thanks to my Mom's purchase of this record, I was familiar enough with Gilbert & Sullivan songs to parody them in my own Star Trek parody, STAR TRACK.  

Hope you too can have fun!


See you on Monday!

Monday, April 2, 2018

John Morris: Silent Movie OST


This stupendous soundtrack to the hilarious 1976 film is stupendous.


1)  Silent Movie March

2) Sidewalk Oddities; Custom Suit and Acupuncture

3) Burt Reynolds' House

4) Engulf & Devour

5) The Wrong Dog Rag

6) Liza Minnelli and Knights in Armor

7) Coat Routine; Men's Room

8) Anne Bancroft; Rio Bomba Bossa Nova

9) New Flamencos; Jalousie

10) Marcel Marceau

11) Wheelchair Chase

12) Marty Feldman Two Step

13) Babalu

14) Hotel Sleez; Lord of Winos

15) Sneak Preview

16) Film Chase; Coke Machine War
17) Silent Movie March

Silent Movie OST



 See you on Thursday!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Re-Post: Sci Fi Music on the Laserlight Label

I found this cassette in a dump at Skaggs Albertson's, around 1992.  I had never heard of some of these titles, but I'm a sucker for cover versions of Star Trek themes.

01. Vangelis - Blade Runner
02. Richard Strauss - 2001 A Space Odyssey
03. Jerry Goldsmith – Alien
04. John Williams - Return of the Jedi
05. John Williams - Star Wars
06. John Williams – ET
07. Les Baxter - The Black Hole
08. Wagener  Lohmer - Silent Moon
09. K Doldinger - The Neverending Story
10. Stu Phillips - Battlestar Galactica
11. P Thomas - The Noah's Ark Principle
12. P Thomas - Raumpatrouille Orion
13. John Williams - The Time Tunnel
14. Marius Constant - The Twilight Zone
15. Alexander Courage - Star Trek
16. John Williams - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
17. Leith Stevens - War of the Worlds
18. John Williams - Raiders of the Lost Ark
19. Wagener  Lohmer – Frost

So, here's your chance to figure out what a "Raumpatrouille" is.  To me, it sounds like "Booty Patrol," a concept which (I trust) I outgrew about age 17.

Sci Fi Music

See you on Monday!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Blue Prairie - Roy Rogers Jr


This 1999 album will give you lots of easy ridin' down Memory Trail.

01. Pioneer Medley: Cimarron / Tumbling Tumble Weeds / Cool Water / Blue Shadows on the Trail / Don’t Fence Me In (7:01)
02. Pecos Bill (4:04)
03. Sleepwalk (5:06)
04. Trail Where They Cried (4:33)
05. Blue Prairie (2:47)
06. El Paso (5:15)
07. In the Garden (4:06)
08. Spirit of '49 (3:53)
09. Streets of Laredo (3:22)

And now you too can yee-haw with Roy, Junior and the boys!

Blue Prairie

 See you on Thursday!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

VA - Russian Musics


This is simply bunch of Russki-type of classical music which makes my nerve endings a little frisky.

01 - Borodin - Overture from Prince Igor

02 - Borodin - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

03 - Gliere - Russian Sailor

04 - Glinka - Overture from Russlan and Ludmilla

05 - Ippolitov-Ivanov - Sardar

06 - Mussorgsky - Introduction from Khovanshchina

07 - Rimsky-Korsakov - Overture from The Maid of Pskov

08 - Rimsky-Korsakov - Introduction (Sea Episode) from Sadko

09 - Rimsky-Korsakov - Overture from May Night

10 - Rimsky-Korsakov - Overture from The Tsar

11 - Rimsky-Korsakov - Tumbler

12 - Tchaikovsky - Marche Slav

Russian Musics

Remember ... in America, you have party ... in Russia, party has you!

See you on Monday, comrades!  Da!
  

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Beatles Remixers Group: Tuned to a Natural E, Volume 2

Here's another great volume of remixes.

The Beatles - Tuned To A Natural E Vol. 2 (68:59)
01. 01 - I Saw Her Standing There (2:50)
02. 02 - Money (That's What I Want) (2:47)
03. 03 - Hold Me Tight (2:30)
04. 04 - Long Tall Sally (2:01)
05. 05 - I Should Have Known Better (2:20)
06. 06 - Kansas City (2:45)
07. 07 - Doctor Robert (2:12)
08. 08 - And Your Bird Can Sing (2:19)
09. 09 - I Want To Tell You (2:21)
10. 10 - I'm Only Sleeping (3:52)
11. 11 - Yellow Submarine (2:33)
12. 12 - Only A Northern Song (3:14)
13. 13 - Strawberry Fields Suite (6:09)
14. 14 - Hey Strawberry Bulldog (2:40)
15. 15 - Noticed I Was Late (1:38)
16. 16 - Your Mother Should Know (1:43)
17. 17 - It's Alright (1:36)
18. 18 - Blackbird's Son (2:45)
19. 19 - Dear Prudence (5:04)
20. 20 - Lady Madonna (2:20)
21. 21 - Revolucination (6:07)
22. 22 - Instant Karma (3:14)
23. 23 - Smile Away Horns Mix (3:57)

Tuned to a Natural E, 2

See you on Thursday, campers!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Celtic Call -- Happy St Paddy's Day!


Here's a 1996 cassette of harp and other music, some with vocals.

Jill Justice & Joel McClung - Celtic Call (52:13)
01. Come Sing (3:03)
02. Elsa McBoone (1:42)
03. Tribe of Asher (2:11)
04. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (3:53)
05. St Patrick's Day (2:01)
06. George Brabazon (2:11)
07. Jaffa Road (1:17)
08. Bluebells of Scotland (3:57)
09. The King of Love My Shepherd Is (2:25)
10. Butterfly Jig (2:55)
11. Be Thou My Vision (3:37)
12. The Pipe Call (4:07)
13. Highland Cathedral (2:40)
14. The Seige of Ennis / 69th St (2:49)
15. O God Thou Art the Father (4:10)
16. Celtic Call (3:23)
17. O Jerusalem (4:17)
18. Nothing But the Blood (1:36)

See you next Monday, lads and lassies!
  

Monday, March 12, 2018

New Age, Same Aimlessness



This 1980 cassette is the musical equivalent of a baby crawling around in a playpen.  It's diverting to observe, but there are only so many toys to play with, and the kid keeps going around in circles.

01. Golden Voyage (4:21)
02. Heart Light (4:30)
03. Temple Garden (4:30)
04. Crystal Carousel (4:58)
05. Quasars (5:42)
06. Timeless Love (4:24)
07. Temple Garden (4:04)
08. Flowers of Our Childhood (5:31)

But you may find it interesting.


See you Thursday.
 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuned to a Natural E, Volume 6 - BRG-14-15

Here's another wondrous collection from the Beatles Remixers, a double-disc release:


Tuned to a Natural E, Volume 6, Disc 1: The Remixes - BRG-14:
01. Intro - The Beatles / CC (0:09)
02. I Want to Hold Jimmy's Hand - The Beatles / CC (2:37)
03. This Boy - The Beatles / SB (2:05)
04. Baby's in Black - The Beatles / GB (2:21)
05. Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles / Ferbeat (2:06)
06. That Means a Lot - The Beatles / GB (2:17)
07. You Won't See Me - The Beatles / GB (3:19)
08. We Can Work It Out - The Beatles / Ferbeat (2:19)
09. I Need You - The Beatles / Ferbeat (2:32)
10. In My Life - The Beatles / CC (2:43)
11. A Day in the Life - The Beatles / Ferbeat (4:30)
12. The Fool on The Hill - The Beatles / SB (3:45)
13. Baby You're a Rich Man - The Beatles / Ferbeat (3:02)
14. Revolution - The Beatles / AV & VM (3:22)
15. For You Blue - The Beatles / CC (2:29)
16. Free as a Bird - The Beatles / GB (4:31)
17. I Dig Love - The Beatles / VM (4:56)
18. Hi Hi Hi - The Beatles / VM (3:08)
19. Instant Karma - The Beatles / VM (3:33)
20. Helen Wheels - The Beatles / VM (3:39)
21. Art of Dying - The Beatles / SB (3:40)
22. Whatever Gets You Through the Night - The Beatles / BDJ (3:28)
23. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five - The Beatles / AV (5:31)


Tuned to a Natural E, Volume 6, Disc 2: The Mash-Ups - BRG-15:
01. Intro - The Beatles / CC/VM (0:11)
02. Rock and Roll Birthday - The Beatles / VM (2:50)
03. Drive My What You're Doing Car - The Beatles / GB (2:29)
04. Good Day Sunshine Wacky - The Beatles / GB (1:57)
05. Yellow Submarine - The Beatles / SB (1:53)
06. You're a Lonely Hearts Club Man - The Beatles / TJT (2:28)
07. Fixing to Get Better - The Beatles / SB (4:12)
08. Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite - The Beatles / Eternal Khaos (2:56)
09. Carnival of Lights - The Beatles / BDJ (5:34)
10. Sgt Now - The Beatles / PS (1:54)
11. Revolution - The Beatles / GB (3:27)
12. Across the Universe - The Beatles / CC (3:27)
13. Revolution 1 Ultimate Mix - The Beatles / CC (10:24)
14. I Wanna Be Mr Man - The Beatles / TJT (1:11)
15. Let Imagine Be - The Beatles / BDJ (3:28)
16. Beware of Darkness - The Beatles / VM & SB (3:57)
17. Take Me to That Place (Each Saturday Night) - The Beatles / Ferbeat (3:13)
18. Women - The Beatles / CC (3:50)
19. Gone Are Tomorrow's Days - The Beatles / CC (3:15)
20. Lennon Recollections - The Beatles / BM (8:28)
21. The Very Thought of You - The Beatles / CC (3:33)


Both releases and all art, all in one delicious lump!

See you next Monday!

Monday, March 5, 2018

National Geographic's Moonlight Ragtime


You know how, in many stories, a first-person narrator will reminisce that their first views of nekkid women was when they read National Geographic?

Well, that kind of journalistic honesty is not part of this album.  It's a fine album, but everything here has been arranged and performed to perfection. This record is intended to embody your best, most cultured idea of ragtime, and not to evince any original, semi-gritty reality.

Still, even this mediated version of ragtime is lots o' fun!

01. The Easy Winners (4:27)
02. Weeping Willow (4:50)
03. Palm Leaf Rag (2:33)
04. Baltimore Todolo (3:23)
05. Bethena (4:03)
06. The Cascades (3:47)
07. Maple Leaf Rag (3:04)
08. Sunflower Slow Drag (3:57)
09. The Entertainer (2:36)
10. Sunshine Rag (4:21)

Also included are assembled scans of the liner notes and illos from this gatefold LP.


See you on Thursday!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Freedomland, USA!



            This was the name of an American-History theme park in New York.  It was also the name of a 1960 album produced to plug the place.  It’s almost embarrassing in its gosh-wow sincerity.

           

01 - Overture to "Freedomland"

02 - Little Old New York

03 - Satellite City

04 - Danny the Dragon

05 - The Jalopy Song

06 - Pine Country

07 - Johnny Freedom

08 - On the Showboat

09 - San Francisco Fran

10 - So Long, Ma

11 - The Chicago Fire



You may feel like you’re watching a scene from Green Acres – one of those times when Oliver Douglas starts orating and an unknown, offscreen, non-diegetic band sarcastically plays “Glory Hallelujah.”  But that’s America, too!









See you back here on Monday, kids!
 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Past Times Present: Medieval & Renaissance Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

This 1987 cassette contains just wondrous, beautiful music that's well played, too.

01 - Courante XCVIII - Michael Praetorius  (3:49)
02 - Gaillarde CCXCVI - Michael Praetorius  (2:47)
03 - Gilotte - Michael Praetorius  (1:36)
04 - Volte CCXLIII - Michael Praetorius  (2:54)
05 - Cantiga CLXVI - Alfonso X, the Wise  (1:23)
06 - Ballet des Sorciers - Michael Praetorius  (2:59)
07 - Courantes CLXXXIII & CXXIV - Michael Praetorius  (4:46)
08 - Branle Double #1 - Michael Praetorius  (0:56)
09 - Courante CXLIV - Michael Praetorius  (2:46)
10 - Conductus - Anonymous  (1:25)
11 - Gaillarde CCCVII - Michael Praetorius  (3:20)
12 - Courantes CLXXVIII & CLXXII - Michael Praetorius  (3:24)
13 - Branle de la Royne #8 - Michael Praetorius  (1:33)
14 - La Rotta - Anonymous  (4:07)

Past Times Present

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Military Music in America Vol 3

Here's a Re-Post of some "official" Music from Ye Olde Days.

The Tracks:
01. The Young Recruit (4:37)

02. Hail Columbia (1:43)

03. Garryowen (1:02)

04. Quicksteps 1 2 3 4 5 (4:30)

05. Reveille - Stable Call (0:35)

06. Mess - Sick Call - Fatigue (0:38)

07. Assembly of the Trumpeters - Assembly of Guard Details - Officers' Call (0:33)

08. Watering Call - Drill Call - First Sergeant's Call - Recall (0:29)

09. School Call - Church Call - Fire Call (0:53)

10. Assembly - Adjutant's Call - Boots and Saddles - To Arms (0:41)

11. Retreat - To the Colors (1:12)

12. Tattoo - Extinguish Lights (1:32)

13. Regular Army, O (3:19)

14. Garryowen (2:10)

15. Buffalo Soldiers (1:05)

16. O'Reilly's Gone to Hell (2:38)

17. Fiddler's Green (1:16)

18. Old Arizona Again (1:53)

19. Revelry of the Dying (2:06)

20. The Girl I Left Behind Me (1:33)

You can have fun recognizing a few of them from old Westerns or cartoons of your youth!

Military Music in America Vol 3
See you on Monday!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Shakin' Down the Acorns - Volume 2



The songs:
01. Arkansas Traveler - Sailor's Hornpipe (2:30)
02. Off to California - Childgrove (2:47)
03. Jamie Allen (1:56)
04. Down the Brae (1:19)
05. O'Connell's Lamentation (1:52)
06. Buffalo Gals - Old Joe Clark (2:58)
07. The Black Nag - Morrison's Jig (2:34)
08. Soldier's Joy - Barlow Knife (2:45)
09. Beaucatcher's Farewell (2:57)
10. The Muffin Man - Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap (2:46)
11. Ships Are Sailing - Temperance Reel (2:08)
12. Uke Pick Waltz (3:14)
13. Nonesuch (2:21)
14. Blackberry Blossom - Salt Creek (2:28)
15. Camptown Races - Little Maggie (2:45)

It sounds pretty authentically "traditional" to me, and it's darn tootin' fun, you betcha!

Tony Elman - Shakin' Down the Acorns - Volume 2


See you on Thursday!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Favorites of the Roaring Twenties

Here's a cassette of fun music.  The tracks:

01. Fred Rich and His Orchestra - It All Depends on You (2:59)

02. Ben Selvin and His Orchestra - When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin

03. Ben Bernie and His Orchestra - Make Believe (2:27)

04. Harry Richman - Blue Skies (2:50)

05. Ben Selvin and His Orchestra - Ramona (3:13)

06. Don Voorhees and His Orchestra - My Blue Heaven (3:22)

07. Abe Lyman

08. Eddie Walters - Makin

09. Colonial Club Orchestra - You

10. Regent Club Orchestra - Together (3:01)

11. Helen Kane - That

12. Ted Lewis and His Band - She

13. Waring

14. The Capitolians - You Were Meant for Me (2:40)

15. Franklyn Baur - With a Song in My Heart (3:01)

16. Fred Rich and His Orchestra - Singin

17. The Charleston Chasers - Ain

18. Nick Lucas - Tip-Toe Thru

19. Earl Burnett and His Orchestra - If I Had a Talking Picture of You (2:56)

20. Johnny Marvin - Happy Days Are Here Again (2:22)

Favorites of the Roaring Twenties

See you on Monday!