Playlist, 27/04/08

The Music
1. Ananda Shankar – Streets of Calcutta (Ananda Shankar And His Music, 1975)

Eartha Kitt was in the UK this week so we did a Turkish double bill:

2. Eartha Kitt – Uska Dara (Revisited, 1960)
3. Selda – Yaz Gazeteci Yaz (Selda, 1976/2006)

I went to see Pram play as part of the last ever Triptych Festival here in Edinburgh last week:

4. Pram – The Silk Road (The Moving Frontier, 2007)

5. The Three Suns – Beyond The Sea (Movin’ and Groovin’, 1962)

Jerry Leiber (of “and Stoller” fame) turned 75 this week so we played a couple of Leiber and Stoller numbers:

6. Enoch Light – Love Potion No 9 (Discotheque Volume 2, 1965)
7. Gil Trythall – Kansas City (Country Moog / Nashville Gold, 1972)

Blake’s 7 is coming back!

8. Geoff Love – Blakes 7 (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1978)

That great electronic music pioneer (and co-creator of the VCS3), Tristram Cary, sadly passed away this week:

9. Tristram Cary – Daleks at the Pyramids (The Daleks’ Master Plan, 1965)
10. Tristram Cary, Eddie Walker and Musicians – Daleks vs Egyptians (The Daleks’ Master Plan, 1965)

Two brand new recordings:

11. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Brazilian Bubble (Miles of Smiles EP, 2008)
12. April March & Steve Hanft – Sun Machine (Magic Monsters, 2008)

A Jamaican double-bill (of sorts):

13. Ray Conniff – Unchained Mischief vers 2.1 (Lost Dub Sessions 1977, 2008)
14. Helmut Zacharias – Respect (Zacharias Plays The Hits, 1969)

Great tenor sax/clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre sadly passed away this week.

15. Jimmy Giuffre – Voodoo (The Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1957)
16. Les Baxter – Pantan (Exotic Moods, 1955)

It was 40 years ago this week that the musical HAIR opened on Broadway:

17. Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra – Let The Sunshine In (Hair Goes Latin, 1969)
18. Gordon Langford – Aquarius (1974)

Another electronic music pioneer has passed on:

19. Louis & Bebe Barron – An Invisible Monster Approaches (Forbidden Planet: Original Soundtrack, 1956/2006)

Another brand new recording:

20. The Advisory Circle – Everyday Electronics (Other Channels, 2008)

And we couldn’t leave you without playing a version of Caravan:

21. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Caravan (Flipside, 2001)

We also paid tribute to another appaling loss to the world of music and comedy, the great Humphrey Lyttleton. Gawd bless you, sir.

The News

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