Tuesday, November 13, 2012

S04 E19: Backup

This episode's title in no way reflects our view on the recent American election, or about the stepping down of Montreal's mayor last week. It's actually not related to any hot-button topic we'd normally discuss. Nope, it's simply our backup episode, because technical difficulties prevented up from recording a regular show. Enjoy!
Music-themed backup episodes are cooler than they appear


The Diamonds - Little Darlin'

Anthony Rooley & The Consort Of Musicke - As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending
Délibes - Viens, Mallika (The Flower Duet)

Les Charbonniers de l'enfer - Petite galiote
The Rankin Family - I'll Tell My Ma
Chor Leoni - Loch Lomond
The King's Singers - Greensleves

Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir - Over My Head I Hear Music in the Air
The cast of Sister Act - Oh Maria

Bluegrass Student Union - Mills Brothers Medley
Allison Krauss & Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away
The Kossoy Sisters - Poor Ellen Smith

The Boswell Sisters - St. Louis Blues
The Andrews Sisters - The Jumpin' Jive

The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Earls - Remember Then

The Kingston Trio - Across the Wide Missouri
Peter, Paul & Mary - Early in the Morning

The Beach Boys - In My Room
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson

America - Horse with No Name
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

The King's Singers - Lullaby (Goodnight my Angel)

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Erato - Call Your Girlfriend
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Please Read the Letter

The Wailin' Jennys - The Parting Glass


William Robert said...

Tyler: Your knowledge of music and music history never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely wonderful collection of tunes.

I just purchased the Fleet Foxes song "Mykonos" on ITunes on account of ASR. And the Lullaby by the King's Singers did Billy Joel proud!

While my distaste of the Disco era was legendary, you might try on The Three Degrees rendition of "When Will I See You Again?". It's quite different from most songs made at that time. The trio sing great in unison, but also in the harmony sections.

And the thing I always appreciated about most of the songs performed by America was that they featured splendid harmonies both in their vocals and on the 3 acoustic guitars.

Thank you!


Amanda Willis said...

Tyler, you made some very interesting selections here. I doubt I can talk about this episode without straying from the point, so I’m going to keep it fairly brief:

You played that folk piece from Quebec and I realised I’ve been neglecting the Breton side of traditional Celtic music. This is terrible. I’m going to fix it.

I was surprised to really appreciate your gospel picks, and I’m always happy to hear an upbeat song with a dark theme to contrast, as in “Poor Ellen Smith”. I actually quite liked those three sets of sister ensembles you put back–to–back there. Well selected, I think.

As a last note relating directly to the playlist, I’m going to find and listen to the entire Robert Plant & Alison Krauss album because of ASR.

It was acknowledged in a previous episode of ASR that it’s become rare for either of you to introduce your tracks before playing them (except in the case of theme episodes like this one), but I enjoyed listening to Tyler’s views on these so much that I’d like to hear you bring that segment back every now and then, and to verbally stand behind the idea of a theme episode that involves presenting the songs that roused your interest in particular artists.

I think it’s safe to say that Tyler is more than capable of doing a show all on his own. But it’s not Awkward Silences without someone to make awkward silences with.