Monday, May 2, 2016

Underappreciated Music: 2016 so far














The monthly assembly of undervalued and often nearly "lost" music, or simply music the blogger in question wants to remind you reader/listeners of...

Patti Abbott: Night Music; Prince; Beth Orton

Brian Arnold: BatMusic


Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos

Paul Brazill: A Song for Saturday


Jim Cameron: Ace/BGP: The Message: Soul, Funk, and Jazzy Grooves from Mainstream Records; Shirley Scott: Blue Seven; Elin: Lazy Afternoon

The Scarlet Furies: "David's Theme"


Sean Coleman: Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night; Prince;  Paul McCartney: Tug of War; Les Claypool and Sean Lennon: "The Cricket and the Genie"

Bill Crider: Song of the Day; Forgotten Hits; Forgotten Music; More Music 

Elizabeth Foxwell: Double Indemnity: Film Noir at Paramount


Jeff Gemmill: Top 5; Prince; Opal: Happy Nightmare, Baby; Merle Haggard; Diane Birch: Nous; Albums of the Year: 1978-2015; Rumer: Seasons of My Soul

Jerry House: Josh White; Professor Longhair; Eric Von Schmidt; Peter La Farge; Music from the Past; Hymn Time; Brenda Lee; Sleepy John Estes; Oscar Brand: Presidential campaign songs; Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band: "Jug Band Music"; That Was the Week That Was

Brubeck Quartet: "Somewhere"

George Kelley: Do-Wah-Diddy: Words & Music by Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry; Born to Be Together: The Songs of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil The Very Best of the Eagles; Joe Cocker: One Night of Sin

Kate Laity: Song for a Saturday

B. V. Lawson: Your Sunday Music Treat

Evan Lewis: Howlin' Wolf


Steve Lewis (and Jonathan Lewis and Michael Shonk): Music I'm Listening To

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Make Mine Music; Melody Time


Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

James Reasoner: Middle of the Night Music

Charlie Ricci: Joe Crookston; I Am Shelby Lynne

Bhob Stewart: Slavko Vorkapich: Crime Without Passion; Art Ford's Greenwich Village Party

Vienna: Lena Horne

from FaceBook: 
In your status update please list 12 record albums that have stayed with you in some way. Probably best if you don't take too long & don't think too hard. Not necessarily the coolest or greatest albums so far, just ones that have touched you throughout life.
And please consider tagging 10 friends and also me to allow seeing your list. Thanks! ....


Jeff Gemmill, who tagged me:

Alicia Keys - Element of Freedom
Bangles - Different Light
Beatles - Revolver
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
Lone Justice - self-titled
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Paul Weller - Wild Wood
Peggy Lee - Black Coffee
Rickie Lee Jones - self-titled
Rumer - Seasons of My Soul
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
10,000 Maniacs - Our Time in Eden


Todd Mason:

The Modern Jazz Quartet: THE LAST CONCERT
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: TIME FURTHER OUT: MIRO REFLECTIONS
The Charles Mingus Band: MINGUS MINGUS MINGUS MINGUS MINGUS
Max Roach and company: [WE INSIST!] FREEDOM NOW SUITE
David Amram: NO MORE WALLS
Miriam Makeba: PATA PATA
The Weavers: REUNION AT CARNEGIE HALL 1963
Doc Watson: THE VANGUARD YEARS
Johnny Cash: DESTINATION VICTORIA STATION (CBS train songs album)
THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
The Zombies: ZOMBIE HEAVEN
The Byrds: FIFTH DIMENSION
X: UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN
Big Star: 3RD/SISTER LOVERS
Husker Du: WAREHOUSE: SONGS AND STORIES
GOD BLESS THE GO-GO'S
The Bangles: DOLL REVOLUTION




Patti Abbott:
TAPESTRY, Carole King, 
TIME OUT, Dave Brubeck, 
RUBBER SOUL, Beatles, 
WEST SIDE STORY, Bernstein and Sondheim, 
FIFTH ALBUM, Judy Collins


Bill Crider:

1. The Kingston Trio -- The Kingston Trio
2. Elvis Presley -- The Sun Sessions
3. Credence Clearwater Revival -- Born on the Bayou

4. Willie Nelson -- Stardust
5. Bob Dylan -- The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
6. Beatles -- Beatles '65
7. Emmylou Harris -- Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
8. Rolling Stones -- Sticky Fingers
9. Tom Lehrer -- Songs and More Songs
10. The Platters -- Greatest Hits
11. Warren Zevon -- Excitable Boy
12. The Kingston Trio -- Goin' Places



Sergio Angelini:

ABBA THE ALBUM - Abba
CITIZEN KANE: THE CLASSIC FILM SCORES OF BERNARD HERRMANN - Charles Gerhardt (cond)
FISTFUL OF DOLLARS / FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE - Ennio Morricone
FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS - Linda Ronstadt & Nelson Riddle
THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOKS - Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle
LA MER / NOCTURNES - Debussy (Pierre Boulez cond)
PET SOUNDS - The Beach Boys
RUBBER SOUL - The Beatles
RHAPSODY IN BLUE - Andre Kostelanetz (cond) / Alec Templeton (soloist)
THE PLANETS - Holst (Adrian Boult cond.)
TIME OUT - Dave Brubeck Quartet
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON - Matt Bianco



Yvette Banek:

LEONTYNE PRICE - The Blue Album - Verdi and Puccini Arias
THE MERRY WIDOW - Franz Lehar - Beverly Sills (the English version)
TIME OUT - Dave Brubeck Quartet

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS - Vince Guaraldi
THE FOUR SEASONS - Vivaldi (can't remember which orchestra - still have it in tape version, still unpacked)
THE PLANETS - Gustav Holst (can't remember which orchestra - still have the tape version, still unpacked)
WEST SIDE STORY - Leonard Bernstein
THE VERY BEST OF STING AND THE POLICE
SUPERMAN - The Original Soundtrack - John WIlliams (from the first movie)
STAR WARS - The Original Soundtrack - John WIlliams (from the first movie)
STAR TREK - The Original Soundtrack (from the first movie) - Jerry Goldsmith
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 - Chicago Symphony
SWAN LAKE - Tchaikovsky - Probably the NY Philharmonic



James Cameron:

John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
Olatunji: Drums of Passion
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Free for All
The Visitors: In My Youth
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: In This Korner
Charlie Parker: Bird Symbols
John Coltrane: Live at Newport
The Modern Jazz Quartet: The Comedy
Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers
Spanky and Our Gang: Like to Get to Know You
The Allman Brothers Band: Live at the Fillmore
Fats Navarro: Fats Navarro featured with the Tadd Dameron Band



Benjamin Grandizio:

Beck - ODELAY
Ween - PURE GUAVA

Lovage - MUSIC TO MAKE LOVE TO YOUR OLD LADY BY
The Beatles - REVOLVER
The Kinks - ARTHUR (OR THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE)
Mr. Bungle - MR. BUNGLE
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - SAFE AS MILK
Frank Zappa - HOT RATS
Girl Talk - ALL DAY
Primus - FRIZZLE FRY
The Dickies - DAWN OF THE DICKIES
Nick Drake - PINK MOON



Matt Paust:

Miles Davis Group: Bitch's Brew
Eva Cassidy: complete works


Karin Montin:

The Zombies: Time of the Zombies


Jeff Cantwell: 

Hmm. This list is pitifully similar to what I would have assembled as a freshman undergrad.
Smog – Knock Knock
Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion

Magnetic Fields – Charm of the Highway Strip
Pestilence – Consuming Impulse
Sun Ra - Lanquidity
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Replacements – Tim
Television – Marquee Moon
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Mecca and the Soul Brother
PJ Harvey – Rid of Me
Silver Jews – American Water
The Bats – Daddy’s Highway



J. Eric Mason:
My brother did a Facebook list of twelve record albums that have stayed with him. Hrm. Mostly there are individual songs that stay with me. Radiohead, Lou Reed, Bad Religion, Nirvana, and many others have multiple tracks on albums I think about nearly as much, but not every track. Entire albums are quite a bit rarer and frankly don't represent exactly what music is most important to me. In roughly chronological order of my first experience here's twelve arbitrary albums where every track comes to mind once in a while, or that I love but no one track is so far ahead of the others.
• Gustav Holst, Die Planeten
• Time Out, Dave Brubeck Quartet
• The Beatles, "White Album"
• The Kinks, Arthur
• Fairport Convention, Liege & Lief
• Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain
• Peter Gabriel, So
• Big Star, #1 Record (though my version was a combo CD with Radio City, strictly speaking #1 Record was more influential on me)
• The Pixies, Doolittle
• Versus, Two Cents Plus Tax
• Gorillaz, debut
• Zoë Keating, Natoma: One Cello times 6



Tom Kraemer:
Prince Jazz Band: Footprints

2 comments:

Richard Robinson said...

I completely missed this, either I missed an earlier post, or didn't get in because I don't F-Book, or whatever. I'll have to think just a bit and will put a list in these comments.

Todd Mason said...

Happy to have it!