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Program 544: Fun with Music

KALW Broadcast Date: December 28, 2018 | Host: Mark Abramson

This is our last program for 2018, and we thought it would be in the spirit of the end-of-year holidays to play some tracks where the composers and musicians involved were not taking themselves too seriously, or expressing themselves in a playful way.

The music comes from all corners of our little musical niche, and we hope they enhance your New Year’s Eve party mood. Expect to hear recordings from Laurie Anderson, John Cale, Charles Mingus, and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, among others.

Program Audio

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Track Info & Links

Title: Walk the Dog (1982)
Composer: Laurie Anderson
Performers: Laurie Anderson – vocals, harmonizer, electric violin
Recording Title: Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number: R2 76648


Title: Tillid
Composer: Lily Greenham
Performers: Lily Greenham
Recording Title: Lingual Music
Record Label: Paradigm Discs
Catalog Number: PD-22


Title: Revolution 9
Composer: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Performers: The Beatles
Recording Title: The Beatles (White Album)
Record Label: Apple Records
Catalog Number: 0946 3 82466 2 6


Title: Legs Larry at Television Centre (1972)
Composer: John Cale
Performers: John Cale, violas; Legs Larry Smith, vocal
Recording Title: The Academy in Peril
Record Label: Reprise (Warner Brothers)
Catalog Number: 7599-26930-2


Title: Concerto for Two Pianists and Five Tape Recorders (1960)
Composer: Terry Riley
Performers: Terry Riley and LaMonte Young
Recording Title: Music for the Gift
Record Label: organ of Corti
Catalog Number: 1


Title: Eat That Chicken (1961)
Composer: Charles Mingus
Performers: Charles Mingus, piano and vocals; Rahsaan Roland Kirk, tenor saxophone; Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Doug Watkins, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums
Recording Title: Oh Yeah
Record Label: Atlantic Jazz
Catalog Number: 90667-2


Title: Blues Noël (1999)
Composer: John Zorn
Performers: Michael Blair – percussion, voice; Anthony Coleman – piano, organ, celeste,harpsichord; Fred Frith – guitars, bass; Ikue Mori – drum machine, voice; David Weinstein – sampler; John Zorn – alto
Recording Title: Goddard Spillane
Record Label: Tzadik Records
Catalog Number: 7324


Title: The Intro and The Outro (1967)
Composer: Vivian Stanshall
Performers: Bonzo Dog Doo-Dh Band
Recording Title: Gorilla
Record Label: Liberty/EMI
Catalog Number: 0946 3 87889 2 8


Title: I Will Survive (2016)
Composer: Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris
Performers: Igudesman & Joo
Recording Title: You Just Have To Laugh
Record Label: CD Baby
Catalog Number: n/a


Title: The End of a Symphony (1964)
Composer: n/a
Performers: Allan Sherman, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur
Fiedler, conductor
Recording Title: Peter and the Commissar
Record Label: BMG
Catalog Number: DMC13631

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