Tuesday, 29 August 2017

summer goes by way too slowly, so why not kill what's left of it by reading these 11 playlists, and a limerick inspired by aine o'dwyer's pipe organ works recorded in limerick, ireland? also, please enjoy the grinder's holiday photo album consisting of photos from my honeymoon in trieste, italy, mostly taken by my wife caitlin sian richards. as you can see, we encountered more than our share of organs and organ-related instruments. not just the usual majestic church organs, but that incredible rarity: the synagogue pipe organ of trieste and the amazing collection of harmoniums, roller organs and more, which we found at the carlo schmidl theatrical museum. as always, catch me grinding at 1 pm on cjsr on wednesday!
june 14 playlist:

jimmy mcgriff - tequila (cherry)
the sensational guitars of dan & dale - batman and robin over the roofs (batman and robin)
percy sledge - feed the flame (take time to know her)
spooner oldham - julie brown's forest (pot luck)
dan penn - take me (just as i am) (the fame recordings)
wildwood - steel cathedrals (plastic people)
marie-claire alain - praeludium e minor buxwv 142 (buxtehude: organ works)
gillian weir - louis vierne: toccata in b flat minor (french virtuoso organ music)
the zombies - gotta get a hold of myself (i love you)
claire m singer - solas (solas)
floyd cramer - my blue heaven (gets organ-ized)
ivory joe hunter - empty arms (since i met you baby)

june 21 playlist (socan in space):

the deep dark woods - it's been a long time (jubilee)
doug organ trio - you didn't call (doug organ trio)
the night crawlers - mic it up (barker style) (volume 3)
saltland - forward eyes ii (a common truth)
tim hecker - live room (virgins)
amy van keeken & timeloop - diamond mind (all the time)
doug riley - savin' grace (foxy lady ost)
marnie giesbrecht - ron hannah: five preludes for organ: II. (northern arch/arc du nord)
marnie giesbrecht - reinhard von berg: christ ist erstanden for organ (northern arch/arc du nord)
florence mahon - franz schubert: prayer (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)

june 28 playlist (tickle me ivories all-piano playlist with guest co-host doug organ):

duke ellington & ray brown - do nothing till you hear from me (this one's for blanton!)
nhop & mulgrew miller - whisper not (the duo - live!)
una hunt and roy holmes - the green bough (joan trimble: two pianos/songs and chamber music)
herbie hancock - all apologies (the new standard)
amina claudine myers - the real side (song for mother e)
rubim de toledo - ja'az (in charcoal and crimson)
oscar peterson - get happy (get happy)
bill evans - round midnight (conversations with myself)

july 5 playlist:

rod serling - introduction (phantom of the paradise)
floyd cramer - the gospel theme (gets organ-ized)
george benson & the brother jack mcduff quartet - i don't know (the new boss guitar of george benson)
wu-tang clan - tearz (enter the wu-tang (36 chambers))
wendy rene - after laughter (comes tears) (you thrill my soul: female & girl group sides from the early stax sessions)
aine o'dwyer - a world ending (gegenschein)
the band - bessie smith (the basement tapes)
daniel romano - jennifer castle (modern pressure)
steppenwolf - resurrection (the second)

july 12 playlist (with guest host al burant):

miriodor - venin (signal 9)
the nice - america (bbc sessions)
van der graaf generator - octopus (the aerosol grey machine)
jethro tull - velvet green (live in concert 1977)
uriah heep - wonderworld (wonderworld)
respighi - il giubeleo (2nd movement) (feste romane)
tony williams lifetime - emergency! (emergency!)
strawbs - sheep (from the witchwood)

july 19 playlist (with guest co-host warren krick):

gunter schlienz - presentation four, electric organ, tape echo & modular synthesizer (organ studies)
death and vanilla - follow the light (to where the wild things are)
vanishing twin - telescope (choose your own adventure)
essex green - primrose (everything is green)
donovan - sun (a gift from a flower to a garden)
didgin for rainbows - how to build a didgeridoo (didgin for rainbows)
strawberry alarm clock - sitting on a star (wake up it's tomorrow)
tomorrow - shy boy (tomorrow)
zombies - beechwood park (odessey & oracle)
cockney rebel - mr. soft (psychomodo)
gong - i've bin stone before (camembert electrique)

july 26 playlist (5 year show anniversary(!) for which I was joined by mc dickie denver, celebrity guest jimmy stewart, house organist edith letourneau, guy who looks like bach who may or may not be called reg and pop culture maven gene onioncakes):

wild bill davis & his orchestra - organ grinder's swing (dance the madison)
daniel romano - pride of queens (modern pressure)
brinsley schwarz - surrender to the rhythm (nervous on the road)
the lonesome organist - king of the rail model 1895 trainset (collector of cactus echo bags)
groove holmes - misty (soul message)
jesse crawford - adeste fideles (organ & chimes for christmas)
jimmy mcgriff - the christmas song (christmas with mcgriff)
annette peacock - one way (i'm the one)
john cale - ex cathedra (new york in the 1960s)
ethel smith - tico tico (single)

plus excerpts from one mint julep by ray charles, back at the chicken shack by jimmy smith (with horrible new lyrics and vocals by yours truly), hooray for hollywood by walt strony and bach's toccata and fugue in d minor as performed by marie-claire alain).

august 2 playlist (live on location from my honeymoon with caitlin richards):

dick hyman - satin doll (electrodynamics)
grant green - sweet slumber (am i blue)
shirley scott - sister sadie (plays horace silver)
dutch band organ - blue tango (dutch band organ)
james mcvinnie - nico muhly: the revd mustard his installation prelude (cycles)
ivor cutler trio - the shapely balloon (ludo)
dragan trajer - vexilla regis (jeanne demessieux: twelve choral preludes on gregorian chant themes for organ)
stefan johannes bleicher - louis marchand: suite de premier ton (barocke orgelmusik aus frankreich)
? and the mysterians - 96 tears (best of)

august 9 playlist (with guest host al burant):

van der graaf generator - la rossa (maida vale)
roxy music - siren (both ends burning)
eno - st. elmo's fire (another green world)
utopia - hiroshima (ra)
yes - survival (yes)
nucleus - jenny wake up (nucleus)
jordan rudess - tarkus (the road home)
caravan - cecil rons (caravan)
soft machine - the soft weed factor (six)

august 16 playlist (live on location with caitlin richards from flight 565 back to edmonton):

puce mary - masks are aids ii (the spiral)
m dwinell - ascend (golden ratio)
alfredo costa monteiro - umbralia (excerpt) (umbralia)
ruth walser & barbara muller-hammerli - ein schlummer (air: works for flutes and organ (eva-maria houben))
bertalan hock - marcel dupre: vitrail, op. 65 (the old pump organ)
dr. lonnie smith - zimbabwe (jungle soul)

august 23 playlist:
dolly parton - the mystery of the mystery (coat of many colors)
rusty bryant - fire eater (fire eater)
'papa' john defrancesco - by the time i get to phoenix (a philadelphia story)
steppenwolf - what would you do (if i did that to you) (monster)
orchestra sinfonica carlo coccia; sergio paolini; renato beretta - alexandre guilmant: prima sinfonia in d minor op. 42 for organ and orchestra (organo e orchestra)
hawkwind - the forge of vulcan (quark strangeness & charm)
wendy carlos - ending titles (tron)

a limerick inspired by aine o'dwyer's recent pipe organ album gegenschein, recorded in a disused friary in limerick city, ireland:

there once was a gal named o'dwyer
who thought that an organ she'd hire
she found her a church,
on the bench she did perch,
and brought back the voice of the friar

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