Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcome to Mark's Musical May Mondays! MA-109 - Music of the Spheres



Welcome to Mark’s Musical May Mondays!

            Every Monday this month we’ll have a new musical compilation for your delectation ...


          
            This week’s madcap montage of May-hem (get it?) is a musical mishmash of songs about space.

01 - By Rocket to the Moon - Raymond Scott Quintet with the Gene Lowell Chorus   1950  (6:08)
02 - Gonna Ride that Satelite - Jimmy Gartin with The Highlanders   1958  (2:04)
03 - Teeny Weeny Man - Jimmy Wolford   1958  (2:25)
04 - Santa Claus Rocket Ship - Phyllis Hamilton   1959  (1:44)
05 - Ham the Space Monkey - Ray Allen & The Embers   1961  (2:20)
06 - The Float - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters   1961  (2:56)
07 - Please Mister Scientist - The Redwoods   1962  (2:36)
08 - Two Crazy Scientists - Lee Collins & The Orbits   1963  (2:40)
09 - The Astro-Mice (No Cheese on the Moon) - Miss L L Louise Lewis   1964  (2:16)
10 - There's a UFO Up There - Travis Wammack   1966  (2:21)
11 - Spacey! Santa's Space Ship - Johnny Collins & The Caravans featuring Doreen Allen   1967  (2:06)
12 - The Man from Mars - Jack Metnick   1968  (1:59)
13 - Moon Rider - Up with People   1977  (4:59)
14 - UFO - Caution   1980  (5:31)
15 - Rapture - Blondie   1981  (5:37)
16 - Rocket Ride - The Elektrics   1981  (3:19)
17 - 2000 Light Years - Threshold   1982  (3:54)
18 - The Noah Plan - Peter Schilling   1982  (4:22)
19 - UFO - The Explosives   1982  (2:20)
20 - A Space Traveler's Manifesto - Phil 'n' the Blanks   1983  (3:23)
21 - Spacewalkin' the Dog - Toni Basil   1984  (4:17)
22 - Satellites - Rhythm Corps   1991  (4:06)
23 - Song of the Astronauts - Gary Rue   2005  (2:33)
24 - No Such Thing as Aliens - Sparks   2006  (2:54)

            They’re in chronological order by date of release, and I hope at least some of the tunes will send you out of this world!

Our cover art is adapted from the 1955 speculation, Who Pilots the Flying Saucers?, by Gordon Cove.



            Well, that’s all for now, folks!  Come back next Monday!

 
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