Friday, July 26, 2019

UNDERAPPRECIATED MUSIC: for June and July 2019: examples and links to reviews and more

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... 

A month that has seen among its less dire aspects the remembrance of the first Moon landing...and a fair amount of summer music, and even two bloggers, George Kelley and Jeff Gemmill, taking up Nolan Glasser's Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste...

Patti Abbott: Billy Elliot The Musical, Stratford 2019: 
"Billy Elliot was amazing. An eleven year old boy does every performance (six months, 3-4 times a week) and he was sensational as was the entire production."
And Gigi, the Original Soundtrack:

Brian Arnold: Batman score by Prince Rogers Nelson

Jayme Lynn Blaschke: Friday Night Videos 

Paul D. Brazill: Elizabeth Everts; Amy Winehouse: "Tears Dry on Their Own"

James T. Cameron: Don Carn and the West Coast Organ Band: Free For All and "Little B's Poem"; Hammond Heroes: '60s R&B Organ Grooves; Long John Baldry with the Beatles, et al.: "I Got My Mojo Workin'":

Alice Chang: Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy X score

Sean Coleman: Joe Robinson in concert; Jimmy Page: Outrider; Wings: Back to the Egg 

Jeff Gemmill: Top 5s; Bruce Springsteen/E Street Band: Live in Philadelphia, 24 September 1999 and 20 Sep 99; Natalie Merchant: Live in Concert, New York City, June 13, 1999; Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis: Beautiful Lie; Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars; various artists: "Up on the Roof" 

Michael A. Gonzales: Benny Carter (soundtrack): "Harlem Wednesday":

Dana Gould: Los Angeles (and West Coast) punk rock, and the Beach Boys and their lovely parents 

Keiko Hassler: The Philadelphia Orchestra & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: "Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound" (from Samson; G. F. Handel)

Jerry House: Harry Belafonte; Will Holt and Martha Schlamme: A Kurt Weill Cabaret; L'Orchestra Cinematique: "If I Had a Heart"; Music from the Past; Hymn Time 

Jackie Kashian: Lydia Popovich on Dolly Parton; Jeffrey Baldinger on the Beatles; Ebony Jones on Beyonce Knowles

George Kelley: The Beach Boys: 20 Good Vibrations; Brian Eno: "An Ending"; Anthony Tommasini: The Indispensible Composers; Pavarotti; 25 Greatest All Time Summer Songs: The Ultimate Collection; Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars; First Date: The Musical

Tom Kraemer: Joni Mitchell: "Refuge of the Roads":

Kate Laity: Belle and Sebastian: "Funny Little Frog"; The Left Banke: "Walk Away, Renee"'; Johnny Cash: "The Green, Green Grass of Home"

April Landrum: Moonchild: "Too Much to Ask":

and Teena Marie: "Where's California?"

Evan Lewis: Bud Wattles and His Orchestra: Themes from the Hip, and more from the album

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

Barry Malzberg: Bathtubs over Broadway

Todd Mason: Newish Sounds in Third Stream and Related Music: Saturday Music Club

Aimee Mann & Ted Leo: Ian MacKaye; Jean Grae

Joe Megalos: Sasami: Live on KEXP:

Laura Nakatsuka: Mark Bailey: "Blessed is the Man"; and Cantors of the Holy Cross Chapel at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology: "Lord of the Powers":

Andrew Orley: João Gilberto: "Holanda" ("Wave"):

Natasha Padilla: Death: Individual Thought Patterns and Scream Bloody Gore; Afiliando Los Cuchillos 

Lawrence Person: Shoegazer Sunday

James Reasoner: Middle of the Night Music: Brubeck/Desmond/Morello/Wright: "Blue Rondo a la Turk"

Charlie Ricci: Magnificent Desolation--Music for the Moon; Michelle Shocked: Short Sharp Shocked; James Hunter: People Gonna Talk; Natalie Cole: Unforgettable...with Love; Alfred E. Neuman: "It's a Gas"; Music in 2019 

Nancy Ryan: New Originals, in concert, 2016 

Andrew Sherman: Pink Floyd: "Moonhead":

Donna Wilson: Jawbox: "Footbinder":

Lyrics and Legends, this episode produced by WHYY-TV, Philadelphia, in 1963 with the University of Pennsylvania and the American Folklore Society for the National Educational Television (NET) network.

Some more songs for the Mooning:
Samuel Hoffman with Harry Revel's Orchestra: Music Out of the Moon 

Dinah Washington: "Destination Moon"

Gil Scott-Heron: "Whitey on the Moon"

George Russell Orchestra featuring Bill Evans: "Waltz from Outer Space"

Brubeck, Desmond, Morello and Wright: "Back to Earth"


Charlie Ricci said...

Once again, I find this to be a valuable monthly link. Not only am I unfamiliar with most of this music, I'm not aware of many of the artists either.

Todd Mason said...

And always glad to have your contributions, Charlie. Thanks!