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Another bunch of tunes from all over the place which hopefully created some kind of narrative. At the very least, TFC proves the point that there are no boundaries when it comes to music.
This week’s show brought to you by the splendidly named Red Hot Chilli Pipers !!
Disco 2000 – Keane
Hard Love – Vika & Linda
The Popcorn Song – The Fontane Sisters & Howdy Doody
Howdy Doody was a puppet who was extremely popular in the USA in 1950s. There’s a reference to him in the song “Somewhere That’s Green” from “Little Shop Of Horrors”.
Gimme Some More – The JBs
Are You Still Having Fun – Eagle-Eye Cherry
The River – The Lovers
Saturday Night Underwater – Nik Freitas
My Funny Valentine – Chet Baker
The angelic look & trumpet playing of Chet Baker before heroin took complete hold of him.
This is how CB’s biographer writes of the first time he played this song: “Here the trumpeter had no clever arrangement to hide behind, so he played the tune as written, stretching out its slow, spare phrases until they seemed to ache. His hushed tone drew the ear; it suggested a door thrown open on some dark night of the soul, then pulled shut as the last note faded. Smith countered the rising melody with a descending line of quarter notes, ominous as a clock ticking in the dark. He ended by mistake in a minor key instead of the major one in the sheet music, giving the record one last chilling touch.” (Deep in a dream – James Gavin)
Bedsitter – Marc Almond
The YouTube clip has this comment : “Where Almond sticks his penis is of no interest at all to me. His fantastic music does interest me.” Well said Sir !!!
I Get Along Without You Very Well – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
I Get Along Without You Very Well – Dirk Bogarde
Playing Dirk not only because of his “individual” approach to the song but to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the movie “Victim“, a huge influence on public opinion in the UK in terms of de-criminalising homosexuality in the 60s.
All The Same To Me – Pink Noise Test
The Cold Hard Facts Of Live – Porter Wagoner
Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone
“A show tune, but the show hasn’t been written for it yet.” Magnificent, powerful, wonderful.
Guidad Oscura – Rubén González
After You’ve Gone – Joe Venuti
Where Or When – Barbra Streisand
Making Do – AJ Bell
Just You, Just Me – Rufus Wainwright
Old Lady By The Sea – Darrin Archer
Love Me Or leave Me – Chris Tanner’s Virus
It’s Over – Tom Novy