8/25/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

I have always liked compilation records, also Cd's while we are at it, but the record holds my attention. The greatest thing about these is that you buy the record for one or two selections and then get all this music that is new. Sure, some of it is crap - one listen is enough, but those gems that stand out and forever broaden the mind...that's what I am after.

I tried to present some of these tunes during the show today. An Eastern European brass band version of SKA music; George Gershwin playing a piano roll; Sun Ra playing Disney music; Moondog doing his own Moondog thing at a jazz jam session in 1954. Somewhere in this mix was Victor Herbert conducting The March Of The Toys from Babes In Toyland. The wonderful and weird placed with the commercial and popular. Use one to sell the other.

Playlist Tracks: 
The Jimmy Giuffre Trio - The Train The River
Album: The Sound Of Jazz; Label: Columbia
Various with narration by Wally Cox - Take The 'A' Train / Orinthology
Album: A Musical History Of Jazz; Label: Grand Award
Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra - Caravan
Album: JAZZ for people who hate jazz; Label: RCA Victor
Moondog - Rim Shots / Improvisations in 4-4 / Improvisations in 7-4
Album: Jazztime U.S.A. volume 2; Label: Brunswick
Unknown - Louisiana Mess Around
Album: Jazzola: Piano Roll Memeories of the Twenties; Label: Timespan VJM
George Gershwin - That Certain Feeling
Album: Jazzola: Piano Roll Memeories of the Twenties; Label: Timespan VJM
Cole Porter - Anything Goes
Album: Composers Do Their Own Thing; Label: Pelican
Chauncey C. Lee - Banjo Rag
Album: String Ragtime: To Do This You Got To Know How; Label: Yazoo
Jim Bob - By The Waters Of The Minnetonka
Album: Hawaiin Guitar Hot Shots; Label: Yazoo
Harold Goodman and his Tennessee Valley Boys - Banjo Rag
Album: String Ragtime: To Do This You Got To Know How; Label: Yazoo
Roy Smeck - My Little Grass Shack
Album: Hawaiin Guitar Hot Shots; Label: Yazoo
Hibari Misora with Columbia Orchestra - The Soba Song
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle
Unknown Bedouin Villagers - Bedouin Coffee Grinding
Album: Arabian Nights: Music From The World Of Islam; Label: Horizon
The Studios For Early Music - Two Saltarellos
Album: Arabian Nights: Music From The World Of Islam; Label: Horizon
Aleksander Sarev - Angel Si Ima Pet Sina
Album: Bitola, Babam, Bitola: Macedonian folk songs and dances; Label: Jugoton
Adolph Pavlas His Bohemians - Divorced Polka
Album: Texas Czech-Bohemian Bands 1928 - 1953; Label: Folklyric
Ukrainska Selska Orchestra - Ukrainian Trisak
Album: 'Spiew Juchasa Song of the Shepherd: Songs of the Slavic Americans; Label: New World Records
Les Miserables Brass Band - Phoenix City
Album: Heartbeats: Native Sounds From The Hearts Of Europe; Label: Special Delivery
3 Mustaphas 3 Jova Stojiljkovic Duvacki Orkestar - Niska Banja
Album: Heartbeats: Native Sounds From The Hearts Of Europe; Label: Special Delivery
Accordions Go Crazy - Sidewalk Surfin'
Album: Heartbeats: Native Sounds From The Hearts Of Europe; Label: Special Delivery
Bob Vaught The Renegaids - Surfin' Tragedy
Album: Original Surfin' Hits; Label: Cresendo
Jim Waller The Deltas - Soul Beat Part 2
Album: Original Surfin' Hits; Label: Cresendo
Bob Dorough - Dog
Album: beat jazz: pictures from the gone world; Label: Pesky Serpent Records
Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Pink Elephants On Parade
Album: Stay Awake: Various Interpretations Of Music From Vintage Disney Films; Label: AM
Laurie Anderson - It Was Up In The Mountains
Album: You're The Guy I Want To Share My Money With; Label: Giorno Poetry Systems
Gerald Schwarz and his Dance Orchestra - Ma Ragtime Baby / Hiawatha
Album: Come and Trip It: Instrumental Dance Music 1780's - 1920's; Label: New World Records
Air Date: 
August 25, 2009

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