Saturday, December 29, 2012

Terry Baxter and His Orchestra - The Best of '70 - 1970

1.   Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
2.   Jean
3.   Honey, Come Back
4.   Sugar on Sunday
5.   I'll Never Fall in Love Again
6.   Without Love
7.   Early in the Morning
8.   Bridge Over Troubled Water
9.   The Thrill Is Gone
10. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)
11. Hey There, Lonely Girl
12. I'm Gonna Make You Mine
13. I Want You Back
14. Always Something There to Remind Me
15. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
16. Thank You (Fallettin Me Me Mice Elf Again)
17. Ma Belle Amie
18. Walk a Mile in My Shoes
19. Spinning Wheel
20. And When I Die
21. Whole Lotta Love
22. Come and Get It
23. Oh Me, Oh My (I'm a Fool for You, Baby)
24. Arizona
25. Can't Help Falling in Love with You
26. Take a Letter, Maria
27. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
28. Come Saturday Morning
29. Kentucky Rain
30. La La La (If I Had You)
31. Leaving on a Jet Plane
32. Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes
33. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
34. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
35. Everybody's Talkin'
36. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The USAF Falconaires - Graffiti 1974

Looking forward to the match-up Saturday at the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth - speaking, of course, about the The Falconaires vs. The Rice MOB.  If I can't get out to the game it's because I was already there.

1.   Can't We Be Friends
2.   Country Roads
3.   Indiana
4.   Wave
5.   Corn On the Cob
6.   Alone Again (Naturally)
7.   Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
8.   Here I Am Baby
9.   Fire and Rain
10. Helena Polka
11. Fear
12. Dreamsville

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jerry McCain - Love Desperado 1991

1.  Blues Tribute
2.  Burn the Crackhouse Down
3.  I Want To Do Something
4.  Love Desperado
5.  The World On Fire
6.  Lovin' School
7.  I Used to Have It
8.  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
9.  Non-Stop Lovin'

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Songs from the Wizard of Oz 1969

1.   Over the Rainbow
2.   In the Merry Old Land of Oz
3.   Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead
4.   Follow the Yellow Brick Road
5.   If I Only Had a Brain
6.   Happy Glow (The Scarecrow Song)
7.   Trouble in Oz
8.   Livin' a Lonely Life
9.   Just Call Smarmy
10. The Pup-Pup-Puppet Polka
11. The Oz-phabet
12. If You'll Just Believe

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Langley Schools Music Project - Innocence & Despair - 1976 & 1977

1.   Venus and Mars/Rock ShowIt's Silly Willie with the Philly band 
         Could be, oo-wee!
2.   Good Vibrations - Close my eyes she's somehow closer now
         Softly smile, I know she must be kind
         When I look in her eyes - She goes with me to a blossom world
3.   God Only Knows - The world could show nothing to me 
         so what good would living do me?
4.   Space Oddity- Here I am sitting in a tin can 
        For above the world Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do
5.   The Long and Winding Road
      The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear
        The wild and windy night that the rain washed away
        Has left a pool of tears, crying for the day - Why leave me standing here
6.   Band on the Run - Stuck inside these four walls
        sent inside forever - never seeing no one nice again
7.   I'm into Something Good - I walked her home and she held my hand
8.   In My Room - There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to - In my room
        Lie awake and pray do my crying and my sighing
9.   Saturday Night - Gotta keep on dancing to the rock and roll
10. I Get Around
11. Mandy - I remember all my life raining down as cold as ice
        Shadows of a man, a face through a window crying in the night
12. Help Me, Rhonda
      She let another guy come between us and it shattered our plans
13. DesperadoYou ain't gettin' no younger
        Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home and freedom, oh freedom.
        That's just some people talkin' - You're a prisoner walkin' through this world all alone
14. You're So Good to MeYou take my hand and you understand
15. Sweet Caroline - Was in the spring and spring became the summer
        Who'd have ever believed you'd come along
16. To Know Him Is to Love Him - I'll be good to him - I'll bring love to him
17. RhiannonWill you ever win?
18. Wildfire - They say she died one winter when there came a chilling frost
19. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
      We'd like to make a contact with you -  We are your friends

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ronnie Kole Trio - New Orleans' Newest Sound 1969

I've said it before & I'll say it again.  Hold your head, New Orleans.  Texas loves you.

1.   Aquarius
2.   Summer Breeze
3.   Spinning Wheel
4.   God Bless Bu-Butz
5.   Love Theme from "Romeo and Juliet"
6.   Just a Feelin'
7.   Galveston
8.   Happy Is Love
9.   MacArthur Park
10.  I Want to Be with You
11.  Just a Closer Walk
12.  Lonely Waltz

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Harper OST - Johnny Mandel 1966

1.  Harper - Main Title
2.  Quietly There
3.  Magnus Cum Louder
4.  Livin' Alone
5.  Harper Does It Better
6.  Mexican Breakfast
7.  Sure As You're Born
8.  Harper's Ferry
9.  Temple of the Clouds
10. Bel Air
11. Finale (Susan)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blasts from the Past 2008/2010

Three requested re-ups for summer. Here's to 40 years of Rangers baseball in DFW and the return of Dallas on the TV. The Chambers Brothers - Love, Peace and Happiness 1969 Surf or Die - Surf MC's Definition of Sound - Love and Life- A Journey With the Chameleons 1991

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Floyd Cramer - Dallas - 1980

1.  Dallas
2.  The Incredible Hulk
3.  Taxi
4.  All in the Family
5.  The Waltons
6.  Little House on the Prairie
7.  The Young and the Restless
8.  M*A*S*H
9.  Laverne & Shirley
10. Knots Landing

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Shinehead - Unity 1988

1.  Unity
2.  Chain Gang Rap
3.  The Truth
4.  Hello Y'All
5.  Do It with Ease
6.  Gimme No Crack
7.  Ragamuffin
8.  Know How Fe Chat
9.  Who the Cap Fits
10. Golden Touch

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Withnail and I - 1987

1.   A Whiter Shade of Pale
2.   The Wolf
3.   All Along the Watchtower
4.   To the Crow
5.   Voodoo Chile
6.   While My Guitar Gently Weeps
7.   Marwood Walks
8.   Monty Remembers
9.   La Fite
10. Hang Out the Stars in Indiana
11. Crow Crag
12. Cheval Blanc
13. My Friend
14. Withnail's Theme

original music composed by David Dundas and Rick Wentworth

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Van Alexander & Geoff Clarkson - TV Themes 197x

I'm not sayin' these guys are Golddiggers - just musical arrangers & composers for the OG Golddiggers.
Rest in peace Frank Cady.

A1 - Theme from Sanford & Son
A2 - Mystery Movie Theme (Columbo, McCloud, McMillan & Wife)
A3 - A Whole Lot of Lovin' (Dean Martin Show)
A4 - Cops and Robbers
A5 - Flapper Rag
A6 - Just for Kids
A7 - And the Winner Is
A8 - A Night at the Movies
A9 - The Movie Show
A10 - Game Time
A11 - Good Times Are Here Tonight
A12 - Curtain Time
B1 - Theme from "Rhoda"
B2 - Song from M*A*S*H* - "Suicide Is Painless"
B3 - Take the Money and Run
B4 - Let's Play Reggae
B5 - Kindergarten Song
B6 - They Came to Play
B7 - Matinee Music
B8 - Samba for Winners Only
B9 - All-American Sports
B10 - What's in a Game?
B11 - Barrump-Bump
B12 - Make It Happen

Produced by Lee Hale
Conducted by Van Alexander
Arranged by Van Alexander & Geoff Clarkson
Recording Engineer: Ami Hadani

liner notes by Lee Hale
     Music for television is perhaps the most diversified of all medium, because it includes almost every kind of tune imaginable.
     Since TV covers all sorts of moods - children's shows, police shows, game shows, variety shows, sports shows, movie shows - the themes for these shows have to "set it all up" at the beginning, to get the viewers "in the mood" for what follows. Most of the themes in this album are original, conceived for shows yet to be televised.
     We hope you enjoy the variety of music in this album and listen for the themes on upcoming shows - and you can say "you heard it here first!"

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Denim - Denim 1977

1. Tequila
2. I'd Be Lost Without You
3. Let's Keep a Good Thing Going
4. Heaven
5. Throw Away
6. Venezuela!
7. (Fallin' in Love Is a) Long Way Away
8. Music in Her Laughter (Over & Over)
9. Panhandle Memory
10. Brazos
11. Separate Towns

Friday, April 27, 2012

The W.W. Samuell Lab Band Presents Music on Stage 79 - 1979

Peace to the Grove & W.W. Samuell High School

1. Baker Street (3:31) vocal & alto sax solo: Benny Stone
2. I'm Ready to Take a Chance Again (2:40) vocal: Bryan Sandlin
3. Twin's Theme and Intimidation (4:19)
    flutes: Chris Cole, John Rodriguez
    piano: Steve Chapman
    drums: Randy Dodd
    rhythm: Keith Emberlin, Reagan Eskridge, Jimmy Bullard
4. Medley from "The Wiz" (8:45) Lab Band
    trombone solo: Dan Lewis; tenor solo: John Rodriguez
5. You Don't Bring Me Flowers (3:17)
    vocal duet: Toni Clevenger, Kyle Money
6. Whenever I Call You Friend (3:51)
    vocal duet: Melody Shaw, Steve Chapman
7. You Needed Me (2:55) vocal solo: Carol Woolbright
8. Beach Boys Medley (6:14) The Jesters

Saxes: Benny Stone, Beth Rakestraw, John Rodriguez, Chris Cole, Greg Pattillo
Trumpets: Chuck Hesson, Joe Sullivan, Mike Killingsworth, Letitia Lynch, Jimmy Bullard, Chris Canada
Trombones: Dan Lewis, Nick Silva, Mike Johnson, Steve Corder
Piano: Steve Chapman, Gary Satterwhite
Bass: Gary Satterwhite, Rhonda Morris
Drums: Keith Emberlin, Randy Dodd, Reagan Eskridge
Musical Director: Bill W. Wartes
Arrangements: Curt Bradshaw, Arts Magnet High School, Dallas, Texas

Jesters - Jesters Director- C.B. Crook
Carol Woolbright, Gene Stroman, Stacy Brooks, Darrell Pattillo, Melody Shaw, Steve Chapman, Liza Spozio, Benny Stone, Toni Clevinger, Bryan Sandlin, Judy Delo, Kenneth Watson, Evelyn Mardis, Phillip Elery, Kathy Weihe, Gary Satterwhite
Alternates: Debbie Baxley, Mike Ham
Pianist: Kelli Copeland
Drums: Keith Emberlin
Guitar: Mike Ham

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Time - Chorus - Little Toot HT-1015

I don't get on as many boats as I did twenty years ago.
Then again I don't have to anymore.
Now I just hop on board with my mind.

1. Little Toot
2. I Saw a Ship A-Sailing
3. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
4. The Wishing Pond
5. Sailing, Sailing
6. Blow the Man Down
7. Sacramento
8. Sailor's Alphabet
9. Barnacle Bill
10. Three Pirates
11. The Marines' Hymn
12. Aloha Oe
13. I Saw Three Ships
14. Hands Across the Sea
15. Deep River
16. The Erie Canal

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Trombones Unlimited - Big Boss Bones! 1967

1. Dandy
2. Sunshine Superman
3. Hurt So Bad
4. Sunny
5. It's Not Unusual
6. Last Train to Clarksville
7. I Saw Her Again Last Night
8. Lara's Theme from "Dr. Zhivago" (Somewhere, My Love)
9. Mexico
10. Poco a Poco
11. Baubles, Bangles & Beads

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hal Roach - Write It Down! 1980

The second-most famous Hal Roach won't be with us this St. Patrick's Day.
Whether you spend your holiday asking "What would the Bishop do?" or overindulging at the 2012 Dallas St. Patrick's Day parade please pour some out for this dearly departed old school comedian.

1. Write It Down Side One
2. Write It Down Side Two

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stony Island - The Original Soundtrack 1978

Things are looking up if you need more info on the film that spawned this OST.
35 mm screening of the film Friday in Chicago - DVD release of the film coming April 24th.

1. Stony Island Band – music by Carmi Simon, lyrics and vocals by Edward Stoney Robinson
2. Song for Percy – music by Larry Ball, lyrics by Tennyson Stephens, vocals by Gene Barge
3. Gangster City – music by David Matthews
4. Let’s Get It – vocals, lyrics & music by Stevie Robinson
5. Chase the Train – music by David Matthews
6. Back to Business – music by David Matthews
7. High Speed Posters – music by David Matthews
8. Party Lights - vocals, lyrics & music by Tennyson Stephens
9. Ride to Stony Island – music by David Matthews
10. Peace of Mind – music by Carmi Simon, lyrics and vocals by Edward Stoney Robinson
11. Percy Fired – music by David Matthews
12. Everything Must Change – music & lyrics by Benard Ighner, vocals by Tennyson Stephens
13. Just a Closer Walk with Thee – traditional song, arranged & sung by Ronnie Barron
14. Dream Ride – music by David Matthews

The Stony Island Band:
Richard Davis – Guitar, Edward Stoney Robinson –Vocals, George Englund –Sax
Gene Barge – Sax & Vocals, Ronnie Barron – Keyboard & Vocals
Tennyson Stephens - Keyboard & Vocals, Larry Ball – Bass, Windy Barnes - Vocals
Rae Dawn Chong – Vocals, Donnell Hagen – Drums, Criss Johnson – Guitar & Vocals
Kenneth Brass – Trumpet, Edwin Williams – Trombone, Steele L. Seals – Sax
Musicians on “Let’s Get It”: H. Donnell Arnold – Guitar, Laurence Dawson - Organ
Fred Grady – Drums,Keith Harper – Trumpet, Joseph Henderson - Sax
Stevie Robinson – Vocals & Guitar, Antoine Swift – Bass
“Closer Walk” Brass: John L. Avant, Kenneth Bloom, Aaron Dodd, Emery Thompson
Additional Musicians on “Stony Island Band” & “Song for Percy”:
Patrice Rushen – Keyboards, James Gadson – Drums, Cash McCall - Guitar
Score Musicians:
David Sanborn – Alto Sax, Hiram Bullock – Guitar, Cliff Carter - Keyboards
Harry Lookofsky – Violin, George Young – Tenor Sax, Mark Egan - Bass
Jimmy Madison – Drums, Andy Newmark – Drums, Dave Tofani - Flute
Dave Taylor – Trombone, Dave Friedman – Percussion, Joe Caro – Guitar
Kenny Ascher – Piano, Joe Shepley – Trumpet, Alan Rubin - Trumpet
Dave Samuels – Percussion
Score arranged by David Matthews
Stony Island Band arranged by Larry Ball, Gene Barge and the Band

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Marching Band '83 Summertime Edition - 1983

A1 - Return of the Jedi
A2 - Lapti'nek (Jabba's Palace Band)
A3 - Luke and Leia
A4 - Ewok Celebration
A5 - Star Wars Epic
A6 - I Won't Hold You Back (Toto)
A7 - Superman
A8 - Marching Percussion Warm-Ups
A9 - She Blinded Me with Science (Thomas Dolby)
A10 - My Love (Lionel Richie)
A11 - Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone
A12 - Fraggle Rock
A13 - Corps-Style Cadence Set No. 5
A14 - State of the Art Ensemble Techniques
B1 - Beat It (Michael Jackson)
B2 - Overkill (Men at Work)
B3 - No Time for Talk (Christopher Cross)
B4 - Dixieland Delight (Alabama)
B5 - Even Now (Bob Seger)
B6 - American Heartbeat (Survivor)
B7 - Pepsi Now
B8 - I Won't Hold You Back (Toto)
B9 - Superman III
B10 - Africa (Toto)
B11 - Ain't She Sweet
B12 - Ewok Celebration
B13 - Do You Hear What I Hear?
B14 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
B15 - The Sound of Angels

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stuff - More Stuff 1977

Tomorrow this blog may disappear like so many others that have gone before. For now here's some more stuff.

1. This One's for You
2. And Here You Are
3. Subway
4. Love of Mine
5. Honey Coral Rock
6. Sometimes Bubba Gets Down
7. As
8. Need Somebody

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dr. Seuss Presents "The Cat in the Hat Song Book" 1967

1. Let Us All Sing
2. The Super-Supper March
3. My Uncle Terwilliger Waltzes with Bears
4. In My Bureau Drawer
5. The No Laugh Race
6. Plinker Plunker
7. Hurry Hurry Hurry!
8. Cry a Pint
9. I Can Figure Figures
10. Somebody Stole My Hoo-Too-Foo-To-Boo-To-Bah!
11. Rainy Day in Utica, N.Y.
12. Lullaby for Mr. Benjamin B. Bickelbaum
13. Happy Birthday to Little Sally Spingel Spungel Sporn
14. My Uncle Terwilliger Likes to Pat
15. Yawn Song
16. The Left-Sock Thievers
17. Drummers Drumming
18. Party Parting

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Happy Day Youth Choir - Good Feelin's

I said "Pardon me for probin' but I used to go to church…" RA Scion

1. California Dreamin'
2. Little Green Apples
3. Mrs. Robinson
4. Son of a Preacher Man
5. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
6. O Happy Day
7. Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In
8. Hey Jude
9. Words
10. For What It's Worth
11. Green, Green Grass of Home

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Red Sovine - Phantom 309 1968

Dedicating this post to I-20, I-30, I-35 & I-45. The interstate crushes more souls than the ghetto.

1. Phantom 309 -Hitchhiker + ghost driver equivalent to yesterday's dead friend on a custom made t-shirt .
2. Good Enough for Nothing - aka Get the Eff Out of My House
3. Three Lovers Were Losers Today - Did the girl in this song die or leave Red for hanging out with her parents too much?
4. Lifetime to Regret - Woman leaves; guy's life becomes like a record that keeps skipping.
5. That's Me - Not everyone at "the club" is there to dance. Ladies don't worry about this guy buying you a drink.
6. Anytime - Are your standards low enough yet to take me back?
7. In Your Heart - Don't be runnin with other guys while I'm gone 'til November.
8. Satisfied Mind - It's not easy runnin the game; sometimes it's better to stay on your corner.
9. Good Life - Why don't ghetto denizen move to the farm?
10. Same Old Situation - Why can't these truck stop girls stay true?
11. Vietnam Deck of Cards - Why do I have to splain why playin cards ain't a game?
12. Bummin' Around -Time to hit the streets.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Music from Great Film Sound Tracks - Pickwick SPC-3652 1978

Not soundtracks ... sound tracks - or is it C, all of the above?

1. Lord of the Rings
2. FM
3. Grease
4. Sgt. Pepper's L.H.C.B./With a Little Help from My Friends
5. Night Fever (Saturday Night Fever)
6. Gotta Get You into My Life (Sgt. Pepper's L.H.C.B.)
7. Last Dance (TGIF)
8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
9. You Light Up My Life