Saturday, December 30, 2017

December's Underappreciated Music: December 2017

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: Nightly Music and What Makes for Happiness

Brian Arnold: Shirley Ellis: "You Better Be Good, World"; Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas Remembrance;  Al Alberts Showcase:  "Christmas Special 1979"; John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas Together

The !!! Beat (1966): Barbara Lynn et al.

Recorded February 16,1966 
1. Intro by Hoss Allen, including The Beat Theme  
2. Barbara Lynn - What'd I Say 
3. The Kelly Brothers - I'm Falling In Love Again 
4. Little Gary Ferguson - I Got You
5. Gatemouth Brown - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 
6. Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing
7. The Kelly Brothers - I'd Rather Have You
8. Mighty Joe Young - Tell Me Why You Want To Hurt Me So
9. Gatemouth Brown - Fiddle Instrumental #4
10. The Kelly Brothers - Amen 

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos

Paul D. Brazill: A Song for Saturday

Jim Cameron: Nina Simone: "Trouble in Mind"

Kasey Chambers Band: "Rattlin' Bones"

Sean Coleman: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: She's the One; Bread

Bill Crider: Song of the Day; Mitch Margo (of the Tokens)
The Next Edition Quartet: Bill Crider, Ed Looby, Gary Logsdon and Richard Wolfe: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Jeff Gemmill: Top 5s; Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Broken Arrowmost popular posts of 2017; Albums of the Year, 2017; Runners-Up, 2017; Concerts of the Year, 2017

Jerry House: The World Folk Music Association and their concerts; Hymn Time; Music from the Past; Bill Crider's band the Fabulous G-Strings

Jackie Kashian: Paul Sabourin on outsider music

George Kelley: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet; Will Friedwald: The Great Jazz and Pop Albums; Katherine Jenkins: This is Christmas; Rolling Stones: On Air: Songs from the BBC 1963-65; Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

Jim Kweskin Jug Band: "Hannah"

Kweskin Band featuring Maria Muldaur: "Ain't Gonna Marry"

Kate Laity: Song for a Saturday

B. V. LawsonRising star Thom Southerland is directing a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier-Award nominated musical, The Woman in White for a 12-week season at the UK's Charing Cross Theatre. The  tale of love, betrayal and greed, adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller, sees Walter Hartright’s life changed forever after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, dressed in white, desperate to reveal her chilling secret. The production will run through February 10, 2018.

Evan Lewis: The Bonanza Cast: Christmas on the Ponderosa; Michael Landon: "Linda is Lonesome" and other singles; the Five Worst Xmas songs?

Maltin on Movies: Mark Mothersbaugh

Barry Malzberg: NBC Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini, Robert Shaw Chorale, Herva Nelli, Robert Tucker: Aida; 26 March 1949 broadcast
Clean, propulsive, fierce, an absolute revelation and the old man's modesty, deference, utter relinquishment of vanity in the curtain calls shows us something that has gone out of the world.  That might have never been in the world (but we used to lie that it was). Give it the two hours and thirty-one minutes.  Worth it.  The Triumphal March and all preceding are at that level where you just drop the knitting and everything else.

Marc Maron: Bernie Maupin & Kasper Collin; Jimmie Vaughn; "Little" Steven Van Zandt; Loudon Wainwright III

Todd Mason: Elegies and Lamentations

Becky O'Brien: Jim Nabors

Andrew Orley: Nobody's Listening

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

Charlie Ricci: D. B. Reilly: Live from Long Island City; Robbie Robertson's "Christmas Must Be Tonight" (as recorded by The Band, by Robertson and by Hall & Oates); The Red Button: She's About to Cross My Mind; Roseanne Cash, et al.: Holidays Rule, Vol. 2

Keely Smith and Her Orchestra: "How High the Moon"

Ella Fitzgerald and Band: "How High the Moon"

W. Royal Stokes: The Best and Notable Jazz Releases of 2017

Joe Weinmunson: Best Music of 2017 on YouTube

A. J. Wright: Jackie Green and the Five Spirits of Rhythm (among other recordings of): "Alabamy Bound"; Wilhelm Iucho: "Alabama Waltz" (1835)

David Amram Band: Waltz from "After the Fall"

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