Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Underappreciated Music: October Selections (All Hallows Eve, and all that)

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

Happy All Hallows!

Brian Arnold:  Hallowe'en Tunes!; Happy Hallowe'en 2018!

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos

Marybeth Bornio: The DoubleClicks: "Harry Potter Theme"

Paul D. Brazill: A Song for Saturday

Jim Cameron: Bill Henderson: Beautiful Memory: Bill Henderson Live at the Vic

Sean Coleman: The Who: My Generation

Jeff Gemmill: Top 5s; A Song Roundup: "A Rainy Night in Georgia"; Juliana Hatfield: For the Birds

Dana Gould: Wayne Kramer, and typical nonsense that "punk was over by the early '80s"  

Jerry House: Hymn Time; Music from the Past

Xeni Jardin/David Pescovitz: An Indigenous People's Day folk/rock/country playlist

George Kelley: Various Artists: '80s Pop Hits; Steely Dan in concert 2018; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical (stage); Hamilton: An American Musical (Boston production)

Tom Kraemer: Cass Elliot, Joni Mitchell and Mary Travers: "I Shall Be Released"

Kate Laity: Sheena Wellington and Karine Polwart: "Halloween"

Barry Malzberg: The Australian Opera featuring Joan Sutherland (direction of Bonynge/Monsouri): Les Huguenots (Meyerbeer/Scribe & Deschamps)

Todd Mason: Late for Hallowe'en Music Club ('12 post-blizzard): Sinister Jazz

Edward Morris: Alien Sex Fiend: "Katch 22"

Laura Nakatsuka: Blue Heron: "Permanent vierge" (Johannes Ockeghem)

Patricia Nolan-Hall: Diana Lynn with the Paul Weston Orchestra: "Easy to Love"

Andrew Orley: a week:
David Bowie: "Sunday"
God Help the Girl: "Come Monday Night"
Bobbie Gentry: "Hurry Tuesday Child"
Simon and Garfunkel: "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM"
Johnny Mathis: "Sweet Thursday"
Nancy Sinatra: "Friday's Child"
and Louis Jordan and the Tympani Five: "Saturday Night Fish Fry"

and a Nobody's  Listening Hallowe'en Playlist

Charlie Ricci: Nat King Cole Trio: Transcriptions;  Hilary Scott: Don't Call Me Angel; Stephen Stills and Judy Collins: Everybody Knows

Jeff Segal: The Ghastly Ones: Unearthed

A. J. Wright: Birmingham, AL, City Stages Festival 1989

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: "Ugetsu"

Philly Joe Jones Sextet: "Blues for Dracula"

The assembly of this list largely done while doling out chocolate bits to the youth of Philadelphia-adjacent New Jersey...and to all, a pleasantly spooky night...

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