Thursday, July 31, 2014

July's Underappreciated Music: the links

Reneé Fladen...apparently the inspiration for
The Left Banke's first two singles.
The monthly assembly of undervalued and often nearly "lost" music, or simply music the blogger in question wants to remind you reader/listeners of....or, in featured posts from both Bill Crider and Jerry House, to remind you why the past isn't solely a treasure-trove...

Patti Abbott: Summer Songs; Tuesday Night Music; Saturday Night Music; Theme Music

Brian Arnold: The Left Banke

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos

Sean Coleman: Ottawa Bluesfest; Skip Spence: Oar

Bill Crider: Song of the Day; Worst Pop Videos from the 1990s

Elizabeth Foxwell: soundtracks to The Naked Gun and its sequels

Jeff Gemmill: Juliana Hatfield: Bed; Emmylou Harris in Philadelphia, 1985; Natalie Merchant in concert, 2014

The Dave Brubeck/Joe Morello/Gene Wright Trio with Tony Bennett: 
"Lullaby Of Broadway," "Chicago," "That Old Black Magic," and "There Will Never Be Another You" in concert at DC's Sylvan Theater, 1962

Randy Johnson: John Mayall's Blues Breakers: With Eric Clapton

George Kelley: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: CSNY 1974

Kate Laity: Luke Haines, Scott King, et al.: Adventures in Dementia

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Ann Blyth: "Indian Love Call"

Lou Harrison (composer): String Trio (1946)

Linda Quan, violin
Lois Martin, viola
Madeleine Shapiro, cello

Todd Mason: some punk rock (a little folk music mixed in)

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

Charlie Ricci: Graham Nash: Wild Tales

Richard Robinson: The Fred Hirsch Trio: Alive at the Vanguard

Kasey Lansdale & RAB4: "Sorry Ain't Enough" in rehearsal

Janina Gavankar: "Love Lockdown"
The actress also trained academically as a musician, and does a very creditable cover of a typically minor Kanye West song:

Leonard Bernstein: Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution (CBS-TV 1967)


Ron Scheer said...

Tony and Dave--what a terrific combination. That was Camelot, all right.

Todd Mason said...

One track had been released on an odds and ends album some thirty+ years ago, SUMMIT SESSIONS, but they finally released the whole concert last year.

Deb said...

Ah, the Left Banke. I always thought their version of "Walk Away Renee" was a cover of the Four Tops version; I see it was the other way around. And I loved their follow-up, "Pretty Ballerina," so I assume Renee was a ballerina.

Deb said...

Slightly related: I had a Speech teacher in junior high (circa 1970/71) named Susan Henderson who told the class she was the inspiration for the Buckingham's song "Susan" ("Susan/Looks like I'm losin'/Losin' my mind/Wasting my time"). Well, 44 years ago, that seemed really cool!

Todd Mason said...

Apparently your assumption is correct, Deb...and there are worse things to be able to brag of, but also probably better ones ("That song commemorated our broken romance and bitter recrimination!").

K. A. Laity said...

My alter ego did a girl band post over at Lady Smut, too

Todd Mason said...

Thanks! Will be gathered up for August!