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 29, 2013

Chicago in the 1920s

Mystery Release!

I found this album -- I'm 90% sure that the album title was called Chicago in the 1920s - An Album of Hot Jazz   -- in the 1980s.

I dubbed it onto cassette, and after the Great LP Purge of 2008, I only had the cassette.

I have searched high and low for any album that might be this one, so as to provide you with performers, provenance, etc.  But I've found naught.  I had to come up with my own packaging, and alas! many of the song titles are unknown.


It's "modern" perormances of "hot jazz" numbers from the Twenties.

12 tracks; Track 12 is "St Louis Blues"

Here   it  is.


Friday, April 26, 2013

With All Our Love

This was a cassette album.  Joyce heard them sing at (I think) a Lay Witness Mission in the early 1980s.  This album was released in 1973 originally, but this is the re-released 1977 version.  The fourth song, "Russ's Song," is a first-person wedding-type song.

Joyce sang it to me at our wedding.  "Don't think you're on a pedestal, I know the bad things too, but what I see and what I love is Jesus using you."  On a really good day she can see a little of that!

A lot of friends act surprise that I wasn;t the one singing at the wedding.  I liked it fine the way it was, with Joyce singing "Russ's Song" and my friend Susan Talley singing Honeytree's "Treasures" (which can be found here in an earlier post).

01. Under the Shadow (Of My Wings)
02. If You'll Take My Hand
03. You're a Gift
04. Russ's Song
05. Two Lives, One Moment
06. Be Ye Still
07. Where Went the Days
08. Just Pretending
09. The Crucifixion
10. Can I Show You

Journey back  to a simpler time.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1920s Hits

Can you tell if she is paying tribute or making fun?  Is there a difference?

Either way, this is fun to listen to.

1 I'm Just Wild About Harry
2 Doodle-Doo-Doo
3 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
4 Bill Bailey
5 Under The Bamboo Tree
6 Hello My Baby
7 Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
8 Ida
9 Careless Love
10 Five Foot Two

Tracks 1 and 6 will be familiar as songs who are referenced by the singing frog in the Warner Bros cartoon "One Froggy Evening."  But many others will catch your fancy too, I bet!

Since I no longer have this LP, I can only guess as to its release date, perhaps something in the mid 1960s.


Thanks to Gustavo62 for pointing this out to me!!!


Monday, April 22, 2013

MA-53 - More Themes from U.N.C.L.E.

This is my second compilation of songs about the U.N.C.L.E.verse and coveres of themes from the series.  I was thrilled and honored that Bob Short (Oscar-winning makeup artist for Beetlejuice and graphics guy for  Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.) said he liked the cover design, noticing that it harked back to his graphic work for the reunion movie's "title card":

These are the cuts:

01. The Men from U.N.C.L.E. Speak - TV Classic Themes 25th Anniversary (0:17)
02. The U.N.C.L.E. Theme from "Solo" - Jerry Goldsmith & Studio Orchestra (1:19)
03. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Brian Fahey Orchestra (2:40)
04. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Television's Greatest Hits (Tee Vee Toons) (1:24)
05. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Cult TV Themes (Hallmark Collection) (2:38)
06. Meet Mr Solo (Nat-King-Cole Style) from "Solo" - Jerry Goldsmith & Studio Orchestra (3:06)
07. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Film Studio Orchestra (2:10)
08. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Revengers (2:08)
09. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Clee-Shays (1:54)
10. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - David Lloyd & His London Orchestra (2:05)
11. Meet Mr Solo - Hugo Montenegro (2:24)
12. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Newton Wayland & Houston Symphony (1:18)
13. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Groove Machine (2:33)
14. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Montague Orchestra (2:45)
15. Meet Mr Solo - The Revengers (2:13)
16. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Ulterior Motive Orchestra (2:05)
17. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Frank Chacksfield & Orchestra (2:41)
18. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Dick Dia (2:10)
19. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Tilsley Orchestra (2:24)
20. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Agents (3:13)
21. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Reg Guest Syndicate (1:46)
22. Meet Mr Solo (Samba Style) from "Solo" - Jerry Goldsmith & Studio Orchestra (2:06)
23. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops (1:18)
24. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Parris Mitchell Strings with Brass (2:32)
25. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Wade Denning & The Port Washingtons (1:46)
26. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Ray Martin & His Orchestra (2:36)
27. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - American TV Dramas (2:05)
28. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Kaos Killers (2:51)
29. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - The Gallants (1:57)
30. Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Daniel Caine (2:45)
31. The Man from THRUSH - The Revengers (2:44)
32. Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme - Jerry Goldsmith & Philharmonia (1:16)
33. Meet Mr Solo and End Credits from "Solo" - Jerry Goldsmith & Studio Orchestra (2:23)
34. U.N.C.L.E. Pen sound - Original TV Soundtrack (0:14)
35. U.N.C.L.E. HQ alarm - Original TV Soundtrack (0:16)

 Thanks go out to Bruce Button, who shared some of his own theme collection with me.
Hope you like it!  Open Channel D!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Music That's Super!

Here we have another compilation disc, of Super themes & variations.  Nothing but DC's Main Man (and I don't mean Lobo).  It comes complete with am amateurish "LP-to-CD" statement that was probably unnecessary.

Anyway, these are what's in there:

1)  Movie Theme - Walter Murphy
2)  Superboy TV Theme
3)  Superman - Herbie Mann
4)  The Adventures of Superman TV Theme
5)  Sound from Krypto / Movie Theme - Let's All Dance with Super Friends cassette
6)  Superman the Animated Series TV Theme (extended)
7)  The Batman / Superman Adventures TV Theme
8)  Movie Theme - Gotham's Greatest
9)  Comic Book Heroes / I'm Your Superman - Rick Springfield
10)  The New Adventures of Superman TV Theme
11)  The New Adventures of Superman Episode Title Music
12)  The New Adventures of Superman TV End Credits
13)  Movie Theme - Super Hero Music cassette
14)  It's Superman - The Supermen
15)  You've Got Possibilities - The Supermen
16)  TV Theme - Ruby-Spears
17)  Movie Theme - Cinema Sound Orchestra
18)  The Superman / Batman Adventures TV Theme
19)  Superboy TV Theme (Filmation cartoon)
20)  SuperPup TV Theme
21)  Movie Theme - Fleischer cartoons
22)  Theme from Superman (original) - Wonderland Space Shuttle
23)  Movie Serial Theme

 Most of these are the fruit of decades of thrift-strore digging.  Hope you enjoy the result .

See ya!


Monday, April 15, 2013

They Sure Are!

When you hear the first minute or so of this thrilling album, you'll be like the father whose three-year-old just jumped onto his stomach and woke him up at six o'clock in the morning to play.

"I'm awake!  I'm awake!"

It's a Living Presence, all right (look at the label).

Opus 46
1. No. 1 In C Major: Presto - Furiant
2. No. 2 In E Minor: Allegretto scherzando - Dumka
3. No. 3 In A Flat Major: Poco allegro - Polka
4. No. 4 In F Major: Tempo di Minuetto - Sousedska
5. No. 5 In A Major: Allegro Vivace - kocna
6. No. 6 In D Major: Allegretto Scherzando - Sousedska
7. No. 7 In C Minor: Allegro assai - Skocna
8. No. 8 In G Minor: Presto - Furiant

Opus 72
9. No. 1 In B Major: Molto Vivace - Odzemek
10. No. 2 In E Minor: Allegretto Grazioso - Dumka
11. No. 3 In F Major: Allegro - Skocna
12. No. 4 In D Flat Major: Allegretto grazioso - Dumka
13. No. 5 In B-Flat Minor: Poco Adagio - Spacirka
14. No. 6 In B Flat Major: Moderato, quasi Minuetto - Mazur
15. No. 7 In C Major: Allegro Vivace - Kolo
16. No. 8 In A Flat Major: Grazioso e Lento, Ma Non Troppo



Friday, April 12, 2013

Take That, North Korea!

Here is another of my dozen or more compilation CDs of songs about or referring to nuclear power, the A-Bomb, and other radiactive reflections of Pop Culture.

1            Fireball Boogie         Camille Howard               1948
2           Sh-Boom   The Chords               1953
3           Watch World War Three (on Pay TV)         Crown City Four              1960
4           The Sun Is Burning    Simon & Garfunkel                1964
5           I Come And Stand At Every Door  The Byrds               1966
6 Atomic Bombs Away Blues Creation 1971
7 Nuclear Blues Blood Sweat & Tears 1980
8 Your Attention Please Scars 1981
9 After the Rain   Comsat Angels 1982
10 99 Red Balloons Nena 1983
11 Party at Ground Zero Fishbone 1985
12 Protect And Survive The Dubliners 1987
13 Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey 1988
14 I Like Chinese Monty Python 1989
15 April 2031 Warrant 1992
16 Nuclear Supremacy Dayglo Abortions 1995
17 Jesus Hits Like an Atomic Bomb Chanticleer 2004
18 Bring Back the Bomb GWAR 2004
19 Brighter Than A Thousand Suns  Iron Maiden 2006
20 The Iranian Bomb Tal Gilad 2011

 Nowadays Track 20, "The Iranian Bomb," might just as well apply to those guys north of the 38th Parallel.

The origin of Track 2, "Sh-Boom," dictates its inclusion here.  As the tale is told, some or all of these guys -- James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd F. McRae, and James Edwards, members of the R&B vocal group The Chords -- were sitting around the neighborhood in their car listening to the radio when a news report told the world about the USA's first H-Bomb test.  The fellows started talking about this and then were joking about what kind of sound a Hydrogen Bomb might make.  The sound effect "Sh-Boom" came about, and from there it metamorphosed into a metaphor for a big change like falling in love.  Although a lot more positive idea!

Hope you like it!



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another Synth-Pop Extravaganza

From 1978, it's Montana!

Not the state.

01 - "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Dance Fantasy
02 - V.M. IV
03 - Warp Factor II
04 - Love Star
05 - Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
06 - It’s Peaceful Out There

Side 1 of the LP was the title work, made up of John Williams themes throbbing to the disco pulse.  Side 2 was the other stuff, tracks 2-6.

Get your dance fantasy on!


Monday, April 8, 2013

The Halloween Tree

This is a fun little souvenir of the wonderful animated movie.

01. Main Titles
02. Our Costumes
03. Pip's House
04. The Note / The Ravine
05. The Funeral March / Stairs
06. The Marley Knocker
07. Meeting Moundshroud
08. Pip and the Tree
09. Where is Pip?
10. The Barn Poster Kite
11. Landing in Egypt
12. Feast of the Spirits
13. Through the Streets
14. The Tomb Chase
15. Mummies
16. Pip's Casket
17. Funeral Procession
18. Leaving Egypt
19. Medieval Festival / New Years'
20. Stonehenge
21. Broomsticks
22. Witches Hideout
23. "What's a Witch?"
24. Witches Chant
25. Burnings and Flight
26. The Construction Yard
27. Sanctuary
28. The Cathedral
29. The Whistle / Gargoyles
30. Gargoyle Chase pt. 1
31. Gargoyle Chase pt. 2
32. Next Stop, Mexico!
33. Candle-lit Graves
34. Gargoyles Dissipate
35. Sugar Candy Skulls / Piñata
36. The Catacombs / Pip Trapped
37. The Trade
38. Coming Back
39. Pip's Alive! / Moundshroud's Pumpkin
40. End Titles

John Debney did a great job with this 1993 score.   It's fun and atmospheric!