Sunday, January 24, 2010

If Your City Has a Lot of Strolling Flute Players, That Is

Tim Weisberg - Listen To The City is a concept album by flautist Tim Weisberg released in 1975 on A&M Records.
The musicians include Lynn Blessing on organ, piano, synthesizers & vibes, Ty Grimes on drums & percussion, Doug Anderson on bass, Todd Robinson on guitar and Tim Weisberg on flute, Billy Osborne on electric piano, Bobby Torres on congas & percussion and Carl Johnson on guitar.

Some of it sounds like 70's prog-rock (Kansas, specifically), porn soundtracks (so I'm told), disco-jazz (dazz!), and some like bad easy-listening.

Given the success of Twin Sons of Different Mothers that Weisberg released with Dan Fogelberg in 1978 I'm quite surprised that this hasn't been reissued on CD.

1. Rainbow City
2. Discovery
3. Listen To The City
4. High Rise
5. The Chase
6. Love Maker
7. The Good Life
8. Street Party
9. The Passing
10. The Dealer
11. Conception
12. Lunchbreak
13. Nikki's Waltz
14. Rush Hour (Friday P.M.)
15. Weekend

Monday, January 11, 2010

Audio Verite on the Changer

Another batch of donated singles: another random mix for you.

My two favorite Genesis songs (from a very short list), classic country from Helen Reddy and Johnny Cash, a fairly rockin' Eric Carmen tune, and "Drift Away", one of my desert island 10 singles.

Singles presented pretty much as found, with a wet play here and there and a general de-clicking on an automatic setting.



Sunday, January 10, 2010

Such tunes as killed the cow

From 1963, it's actor James Mason reading a collection of poems by A. E. Houseman - A Shropshire Lad.


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Super Hits '74

I've been running across a few of these type of albums recently - hot hits of the day recorded by sound-alike musicians. This one was probably tossed off in a day's work by a room full of Nashville studio types moonlighting from their regular assignments - the playing/singing is well done, and in a couple of instances remarkably close to the original versions. This disc treats us to a full nine (9!) songs, and one of them I think is an "original" instrumental unique to this album. The disc is roughly thematically divided into pop and country sides. Pictured art, although it looks like a rear cover, with track listing, is in fact the front cover.

Super Hits 1974