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, September 28, 2015

The Best of Scott Joplin and Other Rag Classics (Vanguard, 1972)





NOTE:  This is a re-post  request (originally from 2011).

About this double LP:
This was the second time I've "borrowed" it from Mom -- now permanently, of course -- in Heaven they don;t need LPs!  The first time was in 1979, where it can in fact be seen at the top of this page, behind Spock and his earphones.

 Now, for some reason the CD release of this leaves out 4 or 5 selections.  Here, I have included them all, although one or two have been replaced with other performances due to skips on the LP.

 This is such thoughtfully happy music!  (Kind of like Mom and Dad)  The first LP is performed by Max Morath solely, and the second is with the Original Rag Quartet.

 Here are the Tracks:


01 - Original Rags  - 4:04

02 - Scott Joplin's New Rag - 3:19          

03 - Euphonic Sounds - 3:28

04 - Hilarity - 2:43

05 - Country Club - 4:29

06 - American Beauty - 3:39

07 - St. Louis Rag - 2:33

08 - Cottontail Rag - 3:49

09 - Patricia Rag - 2:29

10 - Silver Swan - 3:42

11 - Quality      - 2:34

12 - Elite Syncopations - 3:36

13 - Gladiolus Rag - 3:46

14 - The Cannon Ball - 2:06

15 - The Entertainer - 3:06

16 - Slippery Elm - 2:40

17 - A Real Slow Drag - 3:04

18 - Ragtime Nightingale - 3:21

19 - The Ragtime Dance - 4:20

20 - Alabama Jigger - 2:22

21 - The Cascades - 3:11

22 - Swipesy Cake Walk - 3:14

23 - Russian Rag - 2:27

24 - Grace and Beauty - 2:46

25 - Polyragmic - 2:59

26 - Carrie's Gone to Kansas City - 2:19


 BURN NOTICE:  These pieces will ALL fit on ONE CD, but ONLY if you burn the disc with NO PAUSE between selections.


See you Thursday for the beginning of Spooky Spock-Tober!
  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paranoia and Peace

Our thrilling anthology of over-the-shoulder looking contains cover art scanned from a 1967 paperback by Allen Louis Erskine of the same title. Shown below:

Here is the line-up:

1 -   Prologue    Earth vs the Flying Saucers      1956       (0:51)
2 -  Sputnik II   Al Barkle & the Tri-Tones      1957       (2:01)
3 -  Rocket Baby  Jack Martin   1958    (1:59)
4 -  Satellite Beep Bop    Billy Mitchell & The Basie-ites   1958    (1:52)
5 -  Moon Baby       Bo Diddley 1961    (2:24)
6 - Rock Out of This World Joe Norris 1961    (2:11)
7 - Countdown Dave Brubeck 1961 (2:23)
8 - The Rocket Man The Spotnicks 1962    2:31)
9 - Astronaut's The Busters 1963 (2:02)
10 - 2000 Light Years from Home The Rolling Stones 1967     (4:47)
11 - We're on Our Way Chris Hodge 1969 (2:58)
12 - Space Captain Joe Cocker 1970 (4:58)
13 - Atom Satillite Del Byzanteens 1979 (1:52)
14 - Lunar Camel Siouxsie and the Banshees 1980 (3:00)
15 - Nuclear Drive Hawkwind     1982 (3:34)
16 - From Way Up Here Pete Seeger 1982 (2:41)
17 - Space Girls Toni Basil      1982   (2:55)
18 - Surprise! To Touch the Stars 1983 (3:04)
19 - Blast Off Stray Cats 1989     (2:42)
20 - Third Rock from the Sun Joe Diffie 1994 (3:04)
21 - Martian Trip The Vibro Champs 1994 (2:20)
22 - Crazy Alien Chick (Alt Version) King Memphis     1996 (2:33)
23 - Spaceman Bif Naked   1998 (4:21)
24 - Hallucinating Pluto The B-52's 1998    (4:19)
25 - Fireball XL-5 The Dead Elvi 2006 (1:59)
26 - Boppin' in Roswell   The Barnshakers 2009 (3:06)
27 - Moving to Mars Coldplay 2011 (4:03)
28 - Epilogue Earth vs the Flying Saucers 1956 (1:09)

 By the way, isn't it a lovely day?


To prove it, here's a more positive (and reality-based) viewpoint:



1 -     Sugar Rush     Joy Electric
2 -    Stay the Same     Daniel's Window
3 -    God-shaped Hole  Plumb
4 -    They All Fall Down     Grits
5 -    All Fall Down     Sarah  Masen
6 - Shackles - Praise You MaryMary
7 - Enchanted Chasing Furies
8 - In the Midst of the Rain BeBe Winans
9 - Are You the Walrus Furthermore
10 - If You Want Me To (live) Ginny Owens
11 - New and Improved Mayfair Laundry
12 - Underdog Audio Adrenaline
13 - The Devil Is Bad The W's
14 - Godspot Anointed
15 - Something More (Augustine's Confession) Switchfoot
16 - God-Man (Jesus Is My Superhero) Cadet
17 - Operator (Outro) KJ-52
18 - High Five   Calibretto 13
19 - Thank You, Goodnight All Star United
20 - Different Is Beautiful Riley Armstrong
21 - I'm So Happy   Sparklepop

It's hard to find a clump of songs that makes me more likely to sing and pray and do the Repressed-Guy Bop.

On consideration I can still recite the rap in the middle of the last track.

I hope you are happy too!

See you Monday.