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. 

Spoiler playlist down below:

Dobie Gray - Drift Away/City Stars
Vaughn Monroe - Westward Ho, The Wagons!/Wringle _____
Eric Carmen - Make Me Lose Control/That's Rock 'n Roll
George Thorogood and the Destroyers - No Particular Place To Go/Bad To The Bone
Elvis - Love Me Tender/Anyway You Want Me
Jane Oliver - Some Enchanted Evening (one sided single)
Stephen Bishop - It Might Be You/Metamorphosis Blues (It Might Be You)
Mitch Miller - Dixie/The Yellow Rose of Texas
Grand Funk Railroad - Gimmie Shelter/Closer To Home
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax/One September Monday

Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue/San Quentin
The Beamer Bros - Honolulu City Lights/Love You All The Time
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny/Not Say Goodbye
Orleans - Still The One/Spring Fever
Vangelis - Chariots of Fire/Eric's Theme
Soft Cell -  Tainted Love/What?
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Hymns EP
Genesis - Turn It On Again/Misunderstanding
Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn/Peaceful
The Troggs - Wild Thing/Love IS All Aro

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.