Thursday, May 2, 2019

April 2019 (Further) Underappreciated Music

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

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos 

Paul D. Brazill: Peter Perrett: "Man of Extremes" and

Scott Walker: "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore"

James Cameron: The Dusko Voykovich Sextet: Swinging Macedonia and

Sharon Tandy and the Fleur de Lys: "Hold On"

Alice Chang: Rosalyn Turek: The Goldberg Variations (1957 recording) (J. S. Bach)

John Clarkson: Big Gold Dreams: A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989

Sean Coleman: Greg Turkington: Neil Hamburger is... Still Dwelling  

Greg Deocampo: Peter Gabriel & Atif Aslam: "Speak (Bol)"

Mario DiMaio: Roseanne Cash: "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For"

Garret Ehrle: Rhiannon Giddens: There is No Other

Christa Faust: Leo Rondeau: "Get On With It"

Jeff Gemmill: Top 5s; Jade Bird: Jade Bird

Sue Granquist: Haunted Abbey Mythos: The Mountain of Souls

Keiko Hassler: One Direction: "History" 

(KH: this is my daughter's high school class graduation theme)

Jerry House: The Top 20: 1964; Music from the Past; Hymn Time  

David Johnson: Jazz/Rock Fusion Before Davis

George Kelley: Durand Jones and the Indications: American Love Call; The Wrecking Crew: The Wrecking Crew; Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace 

Tom Kraemer: The Fearless Flyers: "The Baal Shem Tov"

Kate Laity: The Fall: "All Leave Cancelled"

Barry Malzberg: Anita O'Day: "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Tea for Two" (from Jazz on a Summer's Day/live at the Newport Jazz Festival 1958)

Jeri Mason: Versus: Ex Nihilo 

Todd Mason: some songs I enjoy attempting to sing

Laura Nakatsuka: Max Emanuel Cencic and Sonya Yoncheva: "Pur ti Miro" from L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Claudio Monteverdi) and

Dimitrios Fokianos et al.: The Litany of Completion from the Divine Liturgy in Tone One

Andrew Orley: Teenage Fanclub: "Don't Look Back"

Other Lives: "Dust Bowl III"

Natasha Padilla: Starflyer 59: Young in My Head

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

Charlie Ricci: Bambi Lee Savage: Berlin Nashville Express; Jacques Loussier Trio: Play Bach Volume 3

Richard Robinson: Carmell Jones: Business Meetin'; Mosaic Select #2: Carmell Jones

Nancy Ryan: Adrian Belew: (untitled, in concert)

Brad Verter: Anita O'Day and Cal Tjader: "An Occasional Man"

Vox Earworm series of videos

WLIW All Arts music programming streaming


Rick Robinson said...

Thought you were going to throw mine in. There was a lot of speculation about O'Day's performance at Newport (Jazz on a Summer's Day), specifically that she was stoned on H. I've loved that performance since I first saw it on the film, when broadcast on PBS many years ago.

Lots to listen to here, will take time.

Todd Mason said...

I was, I forgot, and now I have! Sorry about that.

Yes, I believe Anita O'Day eventually confirmed being stoned to some extent, though the kind of ridiculous heels she was wearing might've been difficult to navigate even on the second strong drink. The price of glamor...and the sad susceptibility of musicians, and particularly jazz musicians, to heroin at midcentury was probably the greatest single scourge they faced.

And at least Carmell Jones's BUSINESS MEETING is back in print...though I don't know if the Mosaic will be coming back soon.