TFC Playlist 4/4/09

In TFC on April 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

April in Melbourne, a bit like April in Paris without the baguettes, but with Brendan Fevola!

This week’s show saw the start of a new feature – Musical Cabbage.  Good for you, but you might need a while to come round to it.  This will feature artists of all stripes and eras – things that some  listeners might struggle with to begin with, but who are worth the investment…well, in my humble opinion.  This week, the great teller of tales through song Barbara Cook.  Next week we might get very contemporary.  “New” is a moveable feast, it’s not just “now”. Think about it.

Andy Bell

Lecturer in Liquourice Allsorts & Eurovision Studies, University of East Brunswick West (Central Campus)

Ahem…I need some chocolate and make it snappy.


Hang Up – Madonna

True – Spandau Ballet

You’ll Never Get Away – Annie Ross

Strangers In The Wind – Cut Copy

Sweeping Music – Blue Grassy Knoll

The BGK is not just a fabbo gypsy-bluegrass band, but has made something of a reputation of  composing and performing accompaniments to the silent films of Buster Keaton. Gind out more. 

Recycle It – Sam Sparro

Musical Cabbage #1 – full of nourishing melody

Barbara Cook

She started as a sweet looking ingenue in Broadway shows in the 1950s.  After problems with the bottle, men and her weight Barbara Cook exploded as a supreme song stylist.  Still performing in her 80s her voice may have lost its once amazing upper range, but her life experience still inhabits every performance. Her master classes involving young singers are legendary – she once notably took David Campbell in hand during a visit to Melbourne. I saw her close a show in Sydney in a remarkable way.  After a couple of encores, she came to the apron of the stage of the State Theatre, dispensed with a microphone and sang unaccompanied. No pins dropped that night. See her for yourself!

Sweet Dreams

Ice Cream

Trolley Song

Kitty In The Middle – The Presets

Knock On Wood – Dooley Wilson

Smells Like Queer Spirit – Pansy Division

Hevaen On Earth – The Platters

Now I Know – Frank D’Rone

The Lies Of  Handsome Men – Lee Adam Wilshier

Sometimes I’m Happy – Mildred Bailey

She was known as Mrs Swing and was quite a star in the 1930s.  They dont make stars called Mildred any more…

I Was Born Blind – Geoffrey Gurrumul

How Can I Be Sure ? – Dusty Springfield

Love Me Do – Avsvltate

Hi Honey Ho – Daddy Cool

Wet ‘n Wild – Kim

Captain Scarlett – Barry Gray Orchestra


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