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Sunday, 27 April 2008

Playlist, 27/04/08

The Music 1. Ananda Shankar - Streets of Calcutta (Ananda Shankar And His Music, 1975) Eartha Kitt was in the UK this week so we did a Turkish double bill: 2. Eartha Kitt - Uska Dara (Revisited, 1960) 3. Selda - Yaz Gazeteci Yaz (Selda, 1976/2006) I went to see Pram play as part of the last ever Triptych Festival here in Edinburgh last week: 4. Pram - The Silk Road (The Moving Frontier, 2007) 5. The Three Suns - Beyond The Sea (Movin' and Groovin', 1962) Jerry Leiber (of "and Stoller" fame) turned 75 this week so we played a couple of Leiber and Stoller numbers: 6. Enoch Light - Love Potion No 9 (Discotheque Volume 2, 1965) 7. Gil Trythall - Kansas City (Country Moog / Nashville Gold, 1972) Blake's 7 is coming back! 8. Geoff Love - Blakes 7 (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1978) That great electronic music pioneer (and co-creator of the VCS3), Tristram Cary, sadly passed away this week: 9. Tristram Cary - Daleks at the Pyramids (The Daleks' Master Plan, 1965) 10. Tristram Cary, Eddie Walker and Musicians - Daleks vs Egyptians (The Daleks' Master Plan, 1965) Two brand new recordings: 11. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Brazilian Bubble (Miles of Smiles EP, 2008) 12. April March & Steve Hanft - Sun Machine (Magic Monsters, 2008) A Jamaican double-bill (of sorts): 13. Ray Conniff - Unchained Mischief vers 2.1 (Lost Dub Sessions 1977, 2008) 14. Helmut Zacharias - Respect (Zacharias Plays The Hits, 1969) Great tenor sax/clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre sadly passed away this week. 15. Jimmy Giuffre - Voodoo (The Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1957) 16. Les Baxter - Pantan (Exotic Moods, 1955) It was 40 years ago this week that the musical HAIR opened on Broadway: 17. Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra - Let The Sunshine In (Hair Goes Latin, 1969) 18. Gordon Langford - Aquarius (1974) Another electronic music pioneer has passed on: 19. Louis & Bebe Barron - An Invisible Monster Approaches (Forbidden Planet: Original Soundtrack, 1956/2006) Another brand new recording: 20. The Advisory Circle - Everyday Electronics (Other Channels, 2008) And we couldn't leave you without playing a version of Caravan: 21. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Caravan (Flipside, 2001) We also paid tribute to another appaling loss to the world of music and comedy, the great Humphrey Lyttleton. Gawd bless you, sir. The News

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