PMB197: A Guide To Modern Caravaning (The Three Suns, East Bay Banjo Club, Ferrante & Teicher, Carpenters, Piero Umiliani, Vinnie Bell, Dinah Washington, Gene Rains, Les Paul, John Buzon Trio)

PMB197: A Guide To Modern CaravanningLong-term listeners of the show will be aware that the primary “show tune” at the Moonbase is, allegedly that Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington classic, Caravan. However, we rarely seem to actually play it on the show these days so we thought we could make up for this by dedicating a whole show to this minor masterpiece with a selection of arrangements for guitar, prepared piano, banjo, Moog – oh and even a vocal version.

We have over 200 more versions of Caravan in the Moonbase archives so the question is, dear listener, should we do another all-Caravan special?
Tweet us #CaravanYes



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The Music

1. The Three Suns: Caravan from Movin’ ‘n’ Groovin’ Buy on Amazon
2. East Bay Banjo Club: Caravan from Hey, Mr. Banjo! Buy on Amazon Hey, Mr. Banjo! - East Bay Banjo Club
3. Ferrante & Teicher: Caravan from Hi-Fireworks
4. Carpenters: Caravan (Demo Version) from The Essential Collection – 1965-1997 (Box Set) Buy on Amazon The Essential Collection - 1965-1997 (Box Set) - Carpenters
5. Piero Umiliani: Caravan from Musicaelettronica Vol.1 Buy on Amazon
6. Vinnie Bell: Caravan from Big 16 Guitar Favorites
7. Dinah Washington: Caravan from Diva Buy on Amazon
8. Gene Rains: Caravan from Far Away Lands: The Exotic Music Of Gene Rains Buy on Amazon
9. Les Paul: Caravan from Les Paul Now ! Buy on Amazon
10. John Buzon Trio: Caravan [Eat Static Remix] from Electronic Excursions In Hi-Fi Stereo Buy on Amazon

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DANGER 5 SEASON 2 TRAILER – The Greatest Television Show in Human History is back!

Warning: Contains tomato-sauce-violence, Hitler holding flaming chainsaws and a teddy bear firing a machine gun. Not suitable for babies.

We so enjoyed the Australian, action, comedy gem DANGER 5 season one that we said:

DANGER 5  is the greatest television programme in all of human history ever.

This time we say:

DANGER 5 has everything you need in a tv show: Christmas, Sharks, Hitler, bad dubbing, cardboard props, dinosaurs, bongo music, pretty ladies  and cold hard facts about WW2.

We can hardly believe both our eyes and our ears that DANGER 5 is back for another season which now seems to involve the only two ingredients missing from season one: the 80s and time travel. This time it’s personal.

Listen to our Other Voices ep, to hear music from Dario Russo Danger 5: Series 1 (Original Soundtrack). #DANGER5

Are you looking forward to it like we’re looking forward to it?

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Grandma Lo-Fi Trailer – The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir

As mentioned in PMB196: Other Voices, here’s the trailer for the documentary about Icelandic elder stateswoman of outsider music, Sigríði Níelsdóttur, aka Grandma Lo-Fi:

You can buy cassettes of the greatest hits soundtrack from Hornbuckle Records or a DVD/CD combo from Eymundsson in Iceland.

The film has a Facebook page too if you’re looking for more info.

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