Favoriting Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk: Playlist from July 11, 2014 Favoriting

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Favoriting July 11, 2014: Song Sung Blue
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Neil Diamond  Song Sung Blue   Favoriting   MCA  1872  45     
Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet  6 Bagatelles   Favoriting String Quartets - Ramifications - Songs, etc.  EMI Classics  2010  CD  Composed by György Ligeti, recorded in 1979  0:03:07 (Pop-up)
Yannis Kyriakides  Varosha (Disco Debris)   Favoriting Resorts & Ruins  Unsounds  2012  CD    0:13:29 (Pop-up)
Günter Müller / Otomo Yoshihide  Victoriaville 01   Favoriting Time Travel  Erstwhile Records  2003  CD     
Joey Baron  Alfie   Favoriting Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach  Tzadik  1997  CD    0:52:28 (Pop-up)
Stan Getz  Trains and Boats and Planes   Favoriting What the World Needs Now: Stan Getz Plays Bacharach and David  Verve  1998  CD  Originally released in 1968  0:55:59 (Pop-up)
Helena Vondráčková  Všechno už je pryč už je ráno   Favoriting   Supraphon  1969  45    1:03:02 (Pop-up)
Pavel Novak  Zofie   Favoriting   Supraphon  1966  45    1:05:46 (Pop-up)
Václav Neckář  Mrs. Robinson   Favoriting   Supraphon  1970  45    1:08:14 (Pop-up)
Petr Rezek  Modrá zem   Favoriting   Supraphon  1974  45    1:12:35 (Pop-up)
Karel Gott  Léta Prázdnin   Favoriting   Supraphon  1975  45    1:17:02 (Pop-up)
Karel Gott  Tvůj stín se má   Favoriting Romance za korunu  Supraphon  1975  LP    1:20:38 (Pop-up)
Luboš Fišer  Puppets   Favoriting Valerie a týden divů  B-Music  2006  CD  From the 1970 film  1:23:54 (Pop-up)
The Settlers  Rhythm of Life   Favoriting   Opus  1973  45    1:25:35 (Pop-up)
The Mancini Project  Charade   Favoriting Views of Mancini  FMR  2003  CD    1:29:24 (Pop-up)
The Adorables  Sophia   Favoriting The Adorables  Cryptogramophone  2013  MP3    1:34:17 (Pop-up)
Henry Mancini  Something Loose   Favoriting Martinis With Mancini  RCA  1997  CD    1:37:11 (Pop-up)
The Barry Sisters  Tea for Two   Favoriting Our Way (Tahka-Tahka)  Stereophonic  2008  CD  Originally released in 1973  1:40:17 (Pop-up)
Christof Kurzmann / Burkhard Stangl  Song Songs   Favoriting Neue Schnee  Erstwhile Records    MP3  thanks to the fine online record store squidco.com for sending this last minute mp3!  1:43:07 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden  Oh Shenandoah   Favoriting Rambling Boy  Decca  2008  CD    2:07:32 (Pop-up)
Ornette Coleman  Face of the Bass   Favoriting Change of the Century  Atlantic  1992  CD  Recorded in 1959  2:12:07 (Pop-up)
John Coltrane & Don Cherry  The Blessing   Favoriting The Avant-Garde  Rhino  2000  CD  Originally released in 1966  2:18:58 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden with Alice Coltrane  For Turiya   Favoriting Closeness  A&M  1976  LP    2:26:48 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden / Carlos Paredes  Song for Che   Favoriting Dialogues  Antilles  1990  CD    2:39:08 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden / Hank Jones  Wade in the Water   Favoriting Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns, and Folk Songs  Verve  1995  CD    2:46:19 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden Family and Friends  He's Gone   Favoriting Rambling Boy  Decca  2008  CD  featuring Tanya Haden (vocals)  2:50:20 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden Family and Friends  Seven Year Blues   Favoriting Rambling Boy  Decca  2008  CD  featuring the Haden Triplets (vocals)  2:54:48 (Pop-up)
Charlie Haden Family and Friends  Old Haden Family Show   Favoriting Rambling Boy  Decca  2008  CD  Broadcast in 1939  2:57:23 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm

how cute!
Avatar 3:03pm
Mark Helsten:

Great choice!! Happy Friday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Sem Chumbo:

The post Civil War period is filled with melancholy ballads such as this one, recorded on a hard beeswax taper, an early medium of sound transfer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm

Hello all!
Avatar 3:08pm
Kurt Gottschalk:

good afternoon, everyone!
Avatar 3:10pm

mmmmm. baguettes.
Avatar 3:10pm
Mark Helsten:

Good afternoon Kurt! Though I can hardly speak for _everyone_....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm

We had a bagatelle game when I was a kid.

@Sem Chumbo: There was, for example, "Song Sung Gray."
Avatar 3:15pm

Last night I dreamed that I was visiting some other city where Kurt was leading a bike ride to a museum on a beach. He promised "summer jams."
Avatar 3:16pm
Kurt Gottschalk:

that really happened, ranjit!

This Varosha thing is really cool.
Avatar 3:20pm

last night i dreamed my cat was sleeping on my head. then i woke up........and she was sleeping on my head.
Avatar 3:23pm

aww man, I missed it, because I woke up before we left the meeting point. I missed the summer jams.

And when I woke up, glenn's cat was sleeping on my head!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm
Sem Chumbo:

@dean: nice one, Johnny Reb.
Avatar 3:31pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

r i s k y:

Hey Mr.G and all you listener folk!

Owwww! Let's do this!
Friday's here with it's funky ass all stankin
Avatar 3:36pm
Kurt Gottschalk:

hahaha! i'll get the party started with some abstract, disembodied jamz, riskay!
Avatar 3:38pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Microscopic Minotaurs!
r i s k y:

Owww! Kurt we're all ears over hear!
Avatar 3:43pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

Neil Diamond's jacket is woven of the stars themselves; a glittering asphalt midnight of expert tailoring and male pattern baldness, can I get an amen..
Avatar 3:43pm
Kurt Gottschalk:

"disembooty" ha!!
Avatar 3:44pm
Kurt Gottschalk:

turnip you crackin' me up!
r i s k y:

Stanky ole' Friday
r i s k y:

People are asking 'What is this?'.
I look at my speaker solemnly and say 'It's been like this all day.'
Avatar 4:06pm

she gets around, my cat.
Avatar 4:07pm

gary played some iranian (?) abba covers on bodega pop. pretty great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm

The first hour's been so good that I'm really going to feel bad missing next Friday's show. Good thing the archives exist.
Avatar 4:10pm

wow, the hits just keep comin
Avatar 4:10pm
Mark Helsten:

Some tasty scores on the 45s!

song brings back memories, regardless of the language
Avatar 4:19pm
Mark Helsten:

A Canadian hit!
Avatar 4:20pm

This version shouldn't be so funny, should it?
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Mark Helsten:

The original is dead f'n serious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm

who stole the kieshka?
Avatar 4:21pm

Serious, but happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm

I wonder if the Czech "Seasons in the Sun" mentions the adultery, because some versions, like Terry Jacks, sure omitted that bit?
Avatar 4:23pm
Mark Helsten:

I thought Terry wrote it!
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Mark Helsten:

jesus, do I feel dumb! Jacques Brel!
Avatar 4:26pm
Mark Helsten:

I just never considered it past being an 8 year old...
Avatar 4:27pm

don't feel bad, mark. i always thought terry jacks wrote it as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm

Interesting version, but can't beat the Sammy Davis Jr. version (except in tempo... this is a fast one!)
Avatar 4:28pm
Mark Helsten:

I just wish it was someone less cool than Jacques who wrote it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm

I grew up with the McKuen version of "Seasons in the Sun".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm

The Nirvana version of "Seasons in the Sun" ain't half bad, either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm

Whoops, just missed the new old Czech set, and will have to hit the archives. Just got the premium CD though, which is great! Thanks, Kurt!

I love "Charade"! watch it over and over. The movie fell out of copyright (!!??!) so you can see it on youtube...

@Caryn I lived across the street form Rod McKuen in the 60's ( Haight Ashbury) And when he moved away ( L.A.?) we kids would sneak around his abandoned house and watch the mail pile up. Then one day a giant yellow machine with big teeth came and ate the wooden house right down to the foundation. He wrote a poem about this period called "Stanyon St" I believe... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=233rTu8wdhg&feature=kp
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Mark Helsten:

Hoping to hear Baby Elephant Walk...

Love your show
Super, Greek composer is fantastic
He has a great site, many thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm

@ScottC: cool!
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Marshall Stacks:

I can *just* understand the Yiddish in this Tea for Two.

@Caryn It's weird but that 3 block stretch ( Willard to Cole on Parnassus - crossing Stanyon) has had a few "famous" people living there. Michael Moore and the diminutive "craig" from craigslist...
r i s k y:


McKuen wrote an entire book about Stanyan Street and environs: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/482215.Stanyan_Street_Other_Sorrows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58pm

Is this piece from Christof Kurzmann and Burkhard Stangl new?
I don't see it listed on Erstwhile's site.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Who's up for beersies?
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Kurt Gottschalk:

brendan, yes it is, the "song sung blue" 18 minute track is from neue schnee on erstpop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm

Scratch that, found it.

Very bad news, very sad news. Utterly shocking.
Avatar 5:06pm

well, i'm sad he died, but shocking? he was 77 years old.

I had no idea he had been so ill. I saw him not *that* long ago. These days 77 isn't all that old, either. And he had a cherubic visage.

New record with Keith Jarrett: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/12/keith-jarrett-charlie-haden-last-dance-review
Avatar 5:12pm

what a heavy song. RIP.
Avatar 5:31pm

What was shocking to me is that I thought Charlie Haden was already dead. Oops
Avatar 5:32pm
Mark Helsten:

Holy shit.... I just realized what you are talking about. RIP Mr. Haden
Avatar 5:35pm

he's a giant, for sure.
Avatar 5:39pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Charlie Haden !!
...My straight-ahead Jazz 'mentor'/surrogate big brother when I lived on the West Coast was a major Charlie Haden enthusiast - & I met Charlie once !; saw the Quartet West in L.A. the same day I saw McCoy Tyner's smoking trio ! Wow.

It seems like only three or four years ago, but I saw him back in late '05 with Alan Broadbent and an amazing Liberation Music Orchestra. BTW, he wasn't quite 77. His birthday would have been not four weeks away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm

hey kurt and people. been playing hooky from my stupid job. hello!
Listening Out There:

Haden had an *amazing* life, considering singing country music when young, Ornette, West Coast jazz, Liberation Music Orchestra, triplet daughters, son in law Jack Black.
Avatar 5:41pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

Just came back from a freakishly long meeting (on a friday afternoon, yet) - and just sussing the theme here. Drag. I was just jamming that Coltrane/Cherry LP recently; permanent classic.
Avatar 5:43pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

He was Politically Righteous & quite bravely outspoken - as well as both an innovative & soulful Bass master - & encouraging to students - & everyone. A great authority & communicator of Music & what it means.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm

yea. sorry i missed most of this show. going back.
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adrian in mpls:

yeah - thanks for playing all this Haden. Besides the music, I have always really appreciated his political commitment.
Avatar 5:46pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

That quartet with Ornette/Cherry/Haden/Blackwell is still one of the greatest alchemical mysteries of all time...
Avatar 5:48pm

you know it Rev.

Er, typo in the notes, Kurt?
Avatar 5:53pm
Kurt Gottschalk:

probably somewhere, not sure what you mean
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Kurt Gottschalk:

oh christ

Right. Less said the better.
Avatar 5:56pm
Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks for catching that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm

Missed the typo but I think I can guess what it was. D'oh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm

love this album!
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adrian in mpls:

wow, this simultaneously makes me very happy and very sad

It turns out the new Jarrett/Haden disk was recorded in '07.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm

oh dear god... just tuned in... fuck! I will miss him.
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