Friday Night Freeform

Because something has to hold up the third leg of Brian’s rotating tripod, lol

Music is intrinsic, beginning with the call of stars, susurrations of the waking world, lullabies, songs of my sisters, heard compositions, collected works, playing on FM… fun times volunteering on NPR… old djs never die, they just segue…

Tonight’s randomicity — random CD shelves, random shelves, positions and (semi- random) cuts on same, from my collection; five ’cause that’s what the old school player driving the soundstage upstairs does:

Pure 80’s : Stray Cats: “Rock This Town”

f\Rock This Town

Eric Clapton : Unplugged : “Running on Faith”

Running on Faith

The Smithereens : 11 : “A Girl Like You”

A Girl Like You

B.B. King : Why I Sing The Blues : Chains and Things (Carole King on Piano)

Chains and Things

Last but not least, SRV with Kings B.B. and Albert as well as Mr. Paul Butterfield : The Sky is Crying from the album of the same name

n.b. some liberties taken in translating my collection via YouTube… I’ll generally find a live version if I can, even if it isn’t the exact CD version (which, as often as not and perhaps more so) is not available. Almost enough to get me to publish exported FLACs, but then, they’d have no more than #phototunes at best so I haven’t.

Gabriel: Secret World

I loved Peter Gabriel’s work with Genesis, but think and feel that he really came into his own as a solo artist. Here is his Secret World concert (1:42:09) performed/recorded 16-17 November 1993 at Palasport Nuovo in Modena, Italy. He was and is none to shabby in finding people to collaborate and play with, either. The musicians featured in this concert:

  • Peter Gabriel — lead vocals, keyboards, harmonica (“Kiss That Frog”)
  • Tony Levin – bass, Chapman stick, backing vocals
  • David Rhodes – guitar, backing vocals
  • Manu Katche – drums, backing vocals
  • Jean-Claude Naimro – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Shankar – violin, backing vocals
  • Levon Minassian – doudouk (“Blood of Eden”)
  • Paula Cole – backing vocals, co-lead vocals (“Shaking the Tree” and “Don’t Give Up”)
  • special guests were Papa Wemba and Molokai

Tracks:

  1. Come Talk To Me
  2. Steam
  3. Across The River
  4. Slow Marimbas
  5. Shaking The Tree
  6. Blood Of Eden
  7. San Jacinto
  8. Kiss That Frog
  9. Washing Of The Water
  10. Solsbury Hill
  11. Digging In The Dirt
  12. Sledgehammer
  13. Secret World
  14. Don’t Give Up
  15. In Your Eyes

Dratted YouTube/Alphabet wants to monetise everything, so there are ads between the songs. They’ll never apologise, so I will on their behalf.

Maestro y Maestro

Pablo (Pau) Casals, interpreting J.S. Bach in Abbaye Saint-Michel de Cuxa, France, 1954

Bach Cello Solo Nr.1, BWV 1007

I remember playing the original LP (or an EMI copy thereof) long ago on the radio. As the YouTube publisher states, those versions are superior to this recording. But hey, this is apparently the first video of Casals’ performance. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve passed it on here on the Internet; it is a long-time favorite.