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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Playlist for the Unpopular Music webcast for September 20, 2014

I'd always been amused since I'd first learned that John Coltrane, Ray Charles and Bruce Springsteen all have the same birthday, September 23rd. But, then I did a little digging, I found there were many other musicians, if not as significant as those above, with that same birthday. A quick scroll through IMDB, only because it's easy to look people up by their birthday there, turns up the following - Les McCann, Julio Iglesias, Jermaine Dupri, Ani Difranco,  folklorist John A. Lomax, the guy who wrote "The Sidewalks of New York" James W. Blake, sometime musical theater performers Mickey Rooney and Jason Alexander and the owner of CBGB's Hilly Kristal. There's plenty more.

We only hear from a select few of them in the program (you're welcome), and while I give no credence to astrology (you may if you like), this is kind of amusing.

Blow out the candles after the break...

artist song album comments label / date
Katie Lee Real Sick Songs Songs of Couch and Consultation 1st part of theme Commentary
Naked City Inside Straight Naked City 2nd part of theme Nonesuch
Chick Corea Trio Fingerprints Trilogy Chick Corea (p) Christian McBride (b) Brian Blade (d) Stretch Records
Thelonious Monk Let's Call This Monk Thelonious Monk (p) Sonny Rollins (ts) Julius Watkins (hrn), Percy Heath (b) Willie Jones (d)
album cover by Andy Warhol
Lisa Germano Just Geek Geek the Girl music behind DJ 4AD
Barry Altschul Con alma de noche Brahma Barry Altschul (d) Ray Anderson (tbn, tune) Mark Helias (b) Sackville
John Carter Castles of Ghana Castles of Ghana John Carter (clt) Terry Jenoure (vl) Marty Erlich (b clt) Bobby Bradford (crt) Baikida Carroll (trp) Benny Powell (tbn) Richard Davis (b) Andrew Cyrille (d)
part 2 of Roots and Folklore: Episodes in the Development of American Folk Music
Saxophonquartett Tallin Lupus in fabula, for 4 saxophones - II: Allegro animato Lepo Sumera – Chamber Music composed by Lepo Sumera Antes
Deerhoof You're Our Two The Runner's Four Chris Cohen, John Dieterich (g) Satomi Matsuzaki (b, voc) Greg Saunier (d) Kill Rock Stars
Nadia Sirota Etude 1 First Things First music behind DJ
composed by Nico Muhly
New Amsterdam
Jaki Byard Diane's Melody Sunshine of my Soul Jaki Byard (p) David Izenzon (b) Elvin Jones (d) Prestige
Gidon Kremer, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein Violin Concerto - 5. Toccata-Rondo:Very Fast The Americans [box set] composition by Ned Rorem Deutsche Gramophone
The Police The Other Way of Stopping Zenyatta Mondatta music behind DJ
tune by Stewart Copeland
A & M
John Coltrane Summertime My Favorite Things John Coltrane (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Steve Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d)
song by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and Dubose Heyward
September 23 would be Coltrane's 88th birthday
Thelonious Monk Ruby, My Dear Monk's Music Thelonious Monk (p) John Coltrane (ts), Wilbur Ware (b), Art Blakey (d) Riverside
Naked City The Sicilian Clan Naked City music behind DJ Nonesuch
Ray Charles Charlesville Soul Brothers / Soul Meeting Ray Charles (p) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
September 23 would be Ray's 84th birthday
Bruce Springsteen Sinaloa Cowboys The Ghost of Tom Joad September 23 is Bruce's 65th birthday Columbia
Les McCann & Eddie Harris Compared to What? Swiss Movement Les McCann (p, voc) Eddie Harris (ts) Benny Bailey (trp) Leroy Vinegar (b) Donald Dean (d) tune by Gene McDaniels
Spetember 23 is Les McCann's 79th birthday
Mood-Mosaic featuring the Ladybirds A Touch of Velvet, A Sting of Brass 7" single music behind DJ
music by Mark Wirtz
Robyn Hitchcock The Ghost in You The Man Upstairs song by Richard Butler and Tim Butler (0f the Psychedelic Furs) Yep Rock
Ensemble d’Ondes de Montréal Feuillets inédits - I: Presque lent et berceur Messiaen: La Fête des Belles Eaux music by Olivier Messiaen Atma
Gerhard Trede & His Electronic Instruments Electronic Sidewalk 3 Phasing Drums & Electronic Sounds music behind DJ 1973
Ray Charles & Milt Jackson Hallelujah, I Love Her So Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting Ray Charles (p) Milt Jackson (vbs) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Atlantic

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