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Volume, Contrast, Brilliance

Volume, Contrast, Brilliance
Saturday December 25th, 2010 with Steve Kirkland

the First Noel (musical bed)
JULIAN KOSTER (the Singing Saw) - the Singing Saw at Christmas - Merge, 2008
-- intro --
Wintersong
ELISA RANDAZZO - Bruises and Butterflies - Drag CIty, 2010 New
Grey Skies
WOMEN - 7-inch - Flemish Eye, 2010 Canadian
Cold Cold Heart (Hank WIlliams cover)
DINAH WASHINGTON - V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - originally recorded 1951, Mercury
Ms Mowse
WOODEN WAND - Death Seat - Young God, 2010 New
Nobody Knows
ROBERT BROWN and the SONS of the SOUTH - V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - originally recoreded 1981
Half In
FRAZEY FORD - Obadiah - Nettwerk, 2010 Canadian
Good and Evil v. 2
LOVE - Love Lost - Sundazed, 2010, originally recorded 1972
Howlin Fr You
the BLACK KEYS - Brothers - Nonesuch, 2010
Silent Night (musical bed)
JULIAN KOSTER (the Singing Saw) - the Singing Saw at Christmas - Merge, 2008
Stop Your Knockin'
CURLEY MONEY and his ROLLING RAMBLERS - V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - originally recorded 1957, Rambler
Cheers
the SIGHTS - Most of What Follows is True - Alive, 2010 New
Imagination
TV SMITH's EXPLORERS - the Last Words of the Great explorer - KRL, 1981
Did You Forget My Name, I Can Tell
the WHITE WIRES - II - Going Gaga Records, 2010 Canadian New
Gangland Wars, 2010
JOM BOB and the LEISURE SUITS - V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - originally recorded 1982, Polyester
Big Goodbye
the CORIN TUCKER Band - 1,000 Years - Kill Rock Stars, 2010
Hark the Herald Angels SIng (musical bed)
JULIAN KOSTER (the Singing Saw) - he Singing Saw at Christmas - Merge, 2008
Say Goodbye Good
the PROMISE RING - Wood/Water - ANTI, 2002
It's Hard to be Humbel When You're From Alabama
PHOSPHORESCENT - Here's to Taking it Easy -- also on V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - Dead Ocean, 2010
the Rose and the Lily (trad.)
ELIZA CARTHY and NORMA WATERSON - Gift - Topic, 2010 New
Snowblind
JUDY HENSKE and JERRY YESTER - Farewell Aldebaren -- also on V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - Straight, 1969
Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart died 17 December 2010 at 69. Although he stopped recording music in the early 1980's -- to focus on his painting -- he left an indelible mark on music over the course of more than a dozen studio LPs. More than 50 compilation albums and countless artists influenced by his unique sonic vision attest to the importance of his legacy. There's a short but interesting BBC video documentary out there on YouTube somewhere which is worth checking out for more insight into the mystique...
Abba Zabba
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and the MAGIC BAND - Safe as Milk - Buddah, 1967
Rock and Roll's Evil Doll
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and the MAGIC BAND - Bluejeans and Moonbeams - Mercury, 1974
Ice Cream for Crow
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Ice Cream for Crow - Virgin, 1983
O Holy Night (musical bed)
JULIAN KOSTER (the Singing Saw) - the Singing Saw at Christmas - Merge, 2008
Get On Back on the Right Track
MARY GRESHAM - V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - originally recorded 1972
Serves You Right to Suffer (John Lee Hooker cover)
J GEILS BAND - Full House (Live) - Atlantic, 1972
Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)
RALPH "SOUL" JACKSON - V.A.: Alabama (free CD, Oxford American music edition 2010) - originally recorded 1971