Friday, 10 July 2015

july 8 playlist (six degrees of separation/kevin bacon birthday special):

nick drake - northern sky (bryter layter)
nico - the end (june 1, 1974)
billy bragg & wilco - meanest man (mermaid avenue, vol. 2)
pj harvey - the dancer (to bring you my love)
stackridge - no one's more important than the earth worm (extravaganza)
louis jordan and his tympany five - it's a great, great pleasure (1950-1951)
shuggie otis - ice cold daydream (freedom flight)
clarence reid - nobody but you babe (dancing with nobody but you babe)
betty wright - he's bad, bad, bad (my first time around)
the band - bacon fat (early years (as the hawks))
jimmy smith - joy (black smith)
werner jacob - prelude & fugue in a minor, bwv 543 (bach: toccatas & fugues)
(nick drake) - 1) john cale appeared with nico on the june 1, 1974 album - (nico) - 1) nico performs on the june 1, 1974 album alongside kevin ayers 2) ayers's album whatevershebringswesing features arrangements by the fabulous composer david bedford 3) bedford also did arrangements on billy bragg's album the internationale - (billy bragg & wilco) - 1) natalie merchant sings on their joint album mermaid avenue, vol. 2 2) merchant also appears on adam ant's tony visconti-produced album vive le rock 3) tony mixed iggy pop's living on the edge of the night single 4) iggy appeared with mick harvey on the jeffrey lee pierce tribute album axels & sockets 5) mick harvey plays organ with pj harvey (no relation) on her to bring you my love, though she herself performs the organ part on the song we heard on the show. - (pj harvey) - 1) pj's album rid of me was produced by steve albini 2) steve also worked on cheap trick's unjustly un-maligned rockford album 3) cheap trick's all shook up was engineered by beatles associate geoff emerick 4) geoff also engineered stackridge's wonderful extravaganza lp - (stackridge) - 1) stackridge's equally stupendous man in the bowler hat lp was produced by the peerless george martin 2) george produced judy garland, some of their collaborations showing up on the london studio recordings compilation 3) judy appeared in the wizard of oz with charley grapewin 4) charley showed up in the all-star film follow the boys, as did legendary bandleader louis jordan - (louis jordan and his tympany five) - 1) shuggie otis (and his father johnny otis) played on louis's album great rhythm and blues - (shuggie otis) - 1) shuggie recorded a joint album with al kooper entitled kooper session 2) kooper played organ on butterfield blues band's in my own dream alongside saxman david sanborn 3) sanborn plays on billy joel's an innocent man lp, as does guitarist david brian brown 4) brown performs on clarence reid's pre-blowfly album dancing with nobody but you babe - (clarence reid) - 1) clarence played piano on fellow miami soul legend betty wright's debut album my first time around, also writing or co-writing several of the songs - (betty wright) - 1) betty sang on bill wyman's stupid solo album monkey grip, also featuring acclaimed saxophonist van morrison 2) notorious drunkard van morrison duetted with noted boozehound richard manuel on 4% pantomime, from the band's cahoots album - (the band) - 1) garth hudson, the band/hawks organ wiz, plays on ringo starr's guest-heavy, innovation-light ringo album alongside fellow keyboard genius james booker 2) james plays piano on king curtis's everybody's talking with yet another absolute organ champ, jimmy smith - (jimmy smith) - 1) the track joy is based upon js bach's jesu, joy of man's desiring - (jimmy smith)

(bonus: bach to bacon) - 1) js bach's prelude & fugue in a minor, bwv 543 (heard on the program as performed by werner jacob) provided the basis for ennio morricone's music for the sicilian clan, featuring charlie chaplin's son sydney in a small role 2) syd chaplin also showed up in his dad's hideous 1967 shipwreck a countess from hong kong with marlon brando 3) marlon of course stole the show from everyone else in apocalypse now, including a very young laurence (then larry) fishburne 4) fishburne appeared in quicksilver alongside kevin bacon.

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