Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday Music Club on Sunday: some sounds of Philadelphia

Marian Anderson

John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison

A survey of concert footage from various Coltrane bands.

Bill Haley and the Comets

Dee Dee Sharp

Séamus Egan


The Max Roach Quartet with Odean Pope, Tyrone Brown, Cecil Bridgewater (Pope and Brown Philly's own)

The Roots (and Erykah Badu)

a leisurely live version with Jill Scott singing powerfully instead of Badu

Jennifer Higdon, composer (on commission from the Philadelphia Orchestra)


Brian Arnold said...

A well-rounded blend of Philly sound, to be sure, acknowledging our rich pop history while reminding people that there's a lot more to the city than American Bandstand (not that there's anything wrong with AB).

Todd Mason said...

And Dee Dee Sharp (and Haley not a little, nor the LaBelle trio) speak for BANDSTAND. Though Charlie Gracie needs to be in the next one.