PMB203: Bongos A-Go-Go (Ray Barretto, Les Baxter, Terry Snyder, Jack Burger & Danny Gould, Jack “Bongo” Burger, Serge Gainsbourg, Sammy Davis Jr, Jack Costanzo, Chaino, Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica)

PMB203: Bongos A-Go-GoGet your fingers loosened up, dear listener, as we bring you a frenzied fiesta of bongo drumming. Having said that, as you will discover, in the right hands the world of the bongo can in fact be a seductively smooth experience.

This week’s theme was suggested by listener Randy Poe, who was responsible for the splendid Gene Rains reissue earlier this year which prompted heated debate on the show.

We encourage you to try playing along with the tracks in this week’s show, though we have to ask ourselves, will you be able to keep up?


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1. Ray Barretto: From Russia With Love from Señor 007 Buy on Amazon
2. Les Baxter: Reverberasia from Skins Buy on Amazon
3. Terry Snyder & The All-Stars: Tabu from Persuasive Percussion Buy on Amazon Persuasive Percussion - Terry Snyder & The All-Stars
4. Jack Burger & Danny Gould: Basic Bongo Pattern from Lets Play Bongos Buy on Amazon
5. Jack “Bongo” Burger: Mambo Burger from Shaken Not Stirred Buy on Amazon
6. Serge Gainsbourg: Pauvre Lola from Gainsbourg Percussions Buy on Amazon Gainsbourg Percussions - Serge Gainsbourg
7. Sammy Davis Jr: West Side Story Medley: Jet Song/Something’s Coming/Cool/Tonight/A-Me-Ri-Ca/Gee, Officer Krupke/Maria from Live In Concert Buy on Amazon
8. Jack Costanzo: The Peanut Vendor from Latin Fever Buy on Amazon Latin Fever (Remastered) - Jack Costanzo
9. Chaino: Breathing Bongos from Africana & Beyond Buy on Amazon
10. Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica: Would You Like Bongos With That Fugue? from Where Here Meets There Buy on Amazon Where Here Meets There - Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica

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PMB202: The Classical Dimension (Portsmouth Sinfonia, Les Baxter, S.P. Balasubramaniam, S.Janaki, The Galactic Light Orchestra, Apollo 100, Nick Ingman, Enoch Light, The Swingle Singers, Gershon Kingsley, B. Bumble & The Stingers, Walter Murphy)

PMB202: The Classical DimensionIt’s time to polish your conductor’s baton, dear listener, as we bring you an all-classical edition of the show. Featuring work by Borodin, Bach, Beethoven. Mozart, Grieg, Dvorak, Wagner and Debussy, arranged for Moog synthesizer, big band, disco symphony orchestra, Kollywood singers, a cappella voices and rock ‘n’ roll band.

After all that, will you be shouting #encore or #nomore?


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1. Portsmouth Sinfonia: Also sprach Zarathustra from Play the Classics Buy on Amazon
2. Les Baxter: Nocturne from Exotic Moog/Moog Rock Buy on Amazon
3. S.P. Balasubramaniam & S.Janaki: Chittu Kuruvi from Fire Star Buy on Amazon
4. The Galactic Light Orchestra (Peter Herbolzheimer): Anitra’s Dance from Time Travellers Galaxis Buy on Amazon Time Travellers Galaxis - The Galactic Light Orchestra (Peter Herbolzheimer)
5. Apollo 100: Hall of the Mountain King from Joy Buy on Amazon
6. Nick Ingman: Ride Of The Valkyrie from Terminator Buy on Amazon Terminator - Nick Ingman
7. Enoch Light: Petite Paulette from Spaced Out Buy on Amazon Spaced Out - Enoch Light
8. The Swingle Singers: Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A K331 from Anthology Buy on Amazon Anthology - The Swingle Singers
9. Wendy Carlos: Bach: 2-Part Invention No. 8 In F, BWV 779 from Switched-On Bach Buy on Amazon
10. Gershon Kingsley: For Alisse from Music To Moog By Gershon Kingsley Buy on Amazon Music To Moog By Gershon Kingsley - Gershon Kingsley
11. B. Bumble & The Stingers: Mashed No. 5 from Singles 1961-1962 Buy on Amazon Singles 1961-1962 - B. Bumble & The Stingers
12. Walter Murphy: Afternoon of a Faun from Discosymphony

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PMB201: Highly Fertile (Laurie Johnson, Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Hailu Mergia & The Walias, Noisewaves, Mouse On Mars, Concretism, Blueblut, The John Warren Orchestra, William Onyeabor)

PMB201: Highly FertileIt’s time to catch up with some of our favourite new releases and reissues on the show this week, dear listener.

We have a couple of tracks from one of the terrific compilations being put out by Bob Stanley on his Croydon Municipal label. There’s also retro-futuristic music from Ethiopia and Nigeria, theremin jazz from Austria and the first tangible release from friend of the show, Concretism to name but a few.

We would like to heartily thank everyone who phoned the PMB hotline last week to leave a message for our 200th show – and also those of you who voted on our duelling duals. It’s taking a while for our super-computer to carry out the complex analysis of the results but we’ll bring these to you in the next week or two.

Are you Highly Fertile? ARE YOU!?

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1. Laurie Johnson: Las Vegas (From Animal Magic) Buy on Amazon The Rose and the Gun - Laurie Johnson
2. Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa: Luminescent Earth Traveler (tour dates) Buy on Amazon
3. Hailu Mergia & The Walias: Tche Belew Buy on Amazon
4. Noisewaves: Title Screen (Turn to Stone) Buy on Amazon What Cannot Be Told - Noisewaves
5. Mouse On Mars: Fertilized (w/Cavern of Anti-Matter) Buy on Amazon Radical Connector - Mouse On Mars
6. Concretism: Prototype Housing Estate Buy on Amazon The Concretes In Colour - Concretism
7. Blueblut: Calypsoma Buy on Amazon Blue Flag - Blueblut
8. The John Warren Orchestra: Z Cars Cha Cha Cha Buy on Amazon Strict Tempo Ballroom - The John Warren Orchestra
9. William Onyeabor: Hypertension Buy on Amazon World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? - William Onyeabor

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