Thursday, September 10, 2015

Two Batches of Favorites

Right here we have an example of updating something -- all earlier posts (before January 1, 2015) of my music compilations have bad links, due to the dread "file-host shuffle."

The "45s & Favorites" bunch comprises both songs I bought as 45s during a long involvement with pop music's fringes; or songs I wish I'd bought.  A few of the songs are dubs from my own 45rpm records, while most are more recent rips from CDs or online sources I've tracked down.

If I could simply have all of these playing as background for a week, what a happy week it would be!  I like to load my 25-CD player with 'em and hit '"RANDOM."

1   Buy the World a Coke       The New Seekers


2       Amazing Grace      Judy Collins 
3   House at Pooh Corner    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
4 Anticipation Carly Simon

5 Levon Elton John
6 Long Ago and Far Away James Taylor
7 Brown Sugar    The Rolling Stones
8 Legend in Your Own Time Carly Simon
9 Joy to the World - single version Three Dog Night
10 What the World Needs Now + Abraham Martin and John Tom Clay
11 Roundabout Yes


12 Cover of The Rolling Stone     Dr. Hook
13 Back When My Hair Was Short - original version Gunhill Road
14 Woman Is the Nigger of the World John Lennon Plastic Ono Band
15 All The Young Dudes Mott The Hoople
16 Give Ireland Back to the Irish Wings
17 Sisters O Sisters Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band
18 Little Woman Love     Wings
19 I Saw The Light Todd Rundgren

20 Little Bit of Sunshine The New Seekers 1971

 MA-12 - 45s & Favorites, Disc 1 UDPATED 2021 LINK

01. Revolution - The Beatles - Beatles Remixers (VM) (3:24)
02. Hair - The Cowsills (3:29)    1969
03. I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City - Harry Nilsson (2:45)   1971
04. Boogie - John Hartford (1:39)   1971
05. Fearless - Pink Floyd (6:04)   1971
06. I Woke Up in Love This Morning - The Partridge Family (2:40)   1971
07. Let Your Love Go - Bread (2:25)   1971
08. An American Trilogy - Mickey Newbury (4:55)   1972
09. The Weight (live) - The Band (5:16)   1972
10. Games People Play (LP Version) - The Spinners (4:40)   1975
11. Yesterday's Music - Blood, Sweat & Tears (4:12)    1975
12. Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother (live) - Jerry Jeff Walker (4:14)    1977
13. Baby Hold On - Eddie Money (3:34)    1978
14. Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson (3:35)    1978
15. Straight On - Heart (5:14)      1978
16. Love Hurts - Suzi Quatro (2:44)     1978
17. I'm Alive - ELO (3:32)    1980
18. Don't Stand So Close to Me - The Police (3:59)    1980
19. You Gotta Problem - Toni Basil (4:28)   1982
20. Cherry Bomb - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (2:35)    1984
21. Where's the Beef? - Coyote McCloud & Clara Peller (3:12)    1984

            Track 1 is a version of the Beatles’ “Revolution,” mixed from several sources, courtesy of “VM” of the Beatles Remixers Group.  In the notes for  BRG’s Tuned to a Natural E 4, he writes, “The promo shoo-be-doo-wah version of “Revolution” has always been my favorite performance of the song, if for no other reason than hearing Paul and George harmonize on it.  I also fell in love with George’s guitar part from LOVE.  Tempo adjusting the promo version by a small amount created the perfect sync.”

 Hope your brain and toes start tappin'!

See you Monday.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Memory Lane -- UFO Article from 1978 STARLOG

This brief article from the March, 1978 issue of Starlog treats with the ongoing plethora of flying saucer movies.

It covers a lot of ground in its two pages.

Of course, the glaring difference between movie saucers and sightings in real life is that (generally) in with the fictional kind you get some kind of explanation, even if a dumb one.

Oh, the aliens want our women? our water? our gold? our crystals?

If only they wanted our politicians!

By the way, James Oberg is a well-known space journalist and historian.

See you Thursday

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