The Chronicles of Marnia
A Momentary Lapse
I'd Start a Revolution If I Could Get Up in the Morning
New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Autumn of the Seraphs
Edwyn Collins was a songwriter and singer in the eighties with the band Orange Juice ("Rip It Up"), and thereafter solo ("A Girl Like You", "The Magic Piper of Love"). He is still singing, putting out his eighth album in 2013.
His fifth album, issued in 2002, was Doctor Syntax. The fifth song on the fifth album was "The Beatles".
Trumpeter Cootie Williams played with Duke Ellington early in his career (1929-1940) and late (1962-1974). When he left Duke, with Duke's blessing, he played with Benny Goodman for a year, and then he formed his own band. In 1944, he recorded under Cootie Williams and His Orchestra, mostly up to fifteen to sixteen musicians, but also he led a sextet through eight songs (also called Cootie Williams and His Orchestra): Cootie Williams (trumpet), Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax), Norman Keenan (bass), Sylvester "Vess" Payne (drums), and the recording debut of Bud Powell (piano).
This sextet was recorded in 1944 (four songs on January 4, four songs on January 6). "Echoes of Harlem" was a Capitol single, as far as I know issued in 1946. It was written by Duke Ellington for Cootie Williams, when Williams was still in the band.
Flacco didn't hide his dislike of the Wildcat when he lined up at wide receiver. He was so disinterested that he kept his hands in his front pouch and barely moved off the line after the ball was snapped.
Now. Substitute "Dez Byrant" for "Joe Flacco". Watch the sportswriters salivate.
"Pigface" was a track on Metabolist's cassette-only release Stagmanaut. I don't know whether it's an album or an EP; it's six tracks, about 27 minutes long. Either way, there was a previous album and a previous EP, so it's their second album/EP.
Ed Reed last week was waived from the Houston Texans:
"[Critics] are looking for every reason to put everything on Ed Reed," Reed said. "That's funny. That's funny to me. And it's kind of funny that I'm speaking in the third person about that."
Japan's Nisennenmondai (means basically "year 2000 problem", or Y2K) is a female trio. They have issued a few albums and a few EPs, mostly on Japanese labels (Bijin) and Norwegian (Smalltown Supersound). "Mirrorball" is from their second album, Destination Tokyo.
Seattle's Nevada Bachelors issued two albums on PopLlama. "Wild Boar Problem" was from their first, Carrots & So On.
In November 1969, Motown announced the split of Diana Ross and the Supremes. In 1970 both the Supremes and Diana Ross had two albums apiece; all four were good, much better than the concluding albums of Ross and the Supremes together.
They both recorded "Come Together" in 1970 (yes, apart they recorded "Come Together").
"Come Together" by Diana Ross was on Everything Is Everything.
Top five song titles on Stiff Records:
5. Ian Dury, "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick"
4. Mickey Jupp, "You'll Never Get Me Up in One of Those"
3. Mick Farren, "Let's Loot the Supermarket Again Like We Did Last Summer"
2. Jona Lewie, "You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"
1. Tenpole Tudor, "Throwing My Baby Out With the Bathwater"
There's no need to describe Duke Ellington. New Orleans Suite is one of his very late albums, all new songs, and it's my favorite. "Portrait of Mahalia Jackson" is the last song.
Ever since I heard "Empty Boy" on the compilation Yellow Pills Volume 2 (1994), I looked for any CDs by Mr Steinberg without success. Now, upon deciding on "Empty Boy" for PP #65, I looked up on the internet and he's still not listed on Wikipedia, but I find there's a lot of songs by Steinberg, with several bands that feature Steinberg's playing and songwriting. Great!
Unfortunately, my copy of Yellow Pills Volume 2 is in a box, liner notes with it. Two hours of internet searching for a year issued turned up nothing. Close: the band Wall of Orchids, featuring Steinberg, had a EP called Great Blue, and eventually had a compilation called Wall of Orchids, with all of Great Blue and several other tracks, including "Empty Boy". But I'm not sure of the date. I think it's somewhere between 1989 and 1994*.
*but I'm not obsessive.
That's what I said. I just found out. For the last three days, people's comments are getting posted on Parlando, but they aren't getting through to my email. WordPress still is set up fine, and I've been through my spam folder without finding anything. Frustrating!
edit: As soon as I complain, the email starts up again. I didn't do anything, except look at some of the obvious places. =scratch head=
Opa was a Uruguayan band that issued two albums in their lifetime (ten years later, they also issued a "lost sessions" album and a live album). "Corre Niña" was from their debut album, Goldenwings, produced by Airto Moreira.
Michael Franti has been a leader or co-leader of at least three significant bands, each of them quite different: the Beatnigs, whose only album was issued by Alternative Tentacles (owned by Jello Biafra, the leader of the Dead Kennedys); the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, a political / hardcore hip hop band; and Spearhead, which you can hear by the link in the next sentence.
"Where the Love Goes" is a live staple, apparently, to judge by the people listing live shows by Spearhead. It would have fit nicely on their debut album, the excellent Home. I have it on a Capitol promo, The Live Radio Sessions (the four other songs are live takes on songs from Home). As far as I know, that's it for CD recordings. I don't know*, but it doesn't sound like Franti is the lead vocal; or he's gruffed up his voice and changed his accent.
* my CDs are all in storage right now (tiny apartment, sigh); 98% of them, though, are in mp3 format, in my computer**. So I can access them for the Playlist, but sometimes I can't dig up information.
** don't worry, I have them backed up.
Swedish band Eggstone had three albums, though apparently they had several EPs also. "Water" is from their second LP, Somersault.
I've been remiss* about mentioning the Microscopic Septet kickstarter campaign for recording their new album, Manhattan Moonrise. In the eighties they recorded four albums, all of them excellent-to-great**, and in the last several years they've got back together, and every time I saw them (both in the eighties and recently) they've been great.*** I've played them for several people, and mostly they've been converted fans, saying things like "I'm a melody kind of gal and tend to dislike [****] that doesn't have enough [melody], but this is lovely!" The kickstarter campaign is halfway through, and I want this album.
The Microscopic Septet has two songwriters, each of them responsible for about half of their songs. So: Phillip Johnston, writer of "I Saw You in Utah (Idaho)", from the Septet's third album Off Beat Glory; and Joel Forrester, writer of "Come From Behind", from the fourth album Beauty Based on Science (The Visit).
* google for "I've been remiss": about 1,230,000 results.
*** fantastic, wonderful, mahvelous, tremendous, utterly positively terrific, the cat's pajamas, exceptional. Peachy!
**** again, in Parlando Playlist, I don't want to give away genre before people have a chance to listen.
Another emergency Parlando Playlist entry. Another teenage happy* song.
This is my very first Jamaican 5-star album, Black Uhuru's Red. I love all eight songs. So, hmm, let me see, one song....
The first song: "Youth of Eglington".
*"happy" = makes me happy. That's all.
J. Robbins and Bill Barbot of Jawbox and Peter Moffett of Government Issue (and J. Robbins also) formed Burning Airlines (named after a Brian Eno song "Burning Airlines Give You So Much More"). They issued two albums before breaking up. "Meccano"* was from the first album, Mission: Control!
*Meccano is basically an Erector Set, but the lyrics seem to have nothing to do with that. Except I can't figure out what the lyrics are doing.