The impulse to create a new Zeitgeist in post war New York. From Warhol to Woody Allen to Charlie Parker, this was focused in Greenwich Village, a hugely influential melting pot for music and art during the 50’s and 60’s.
- Brilliant gigs which happened at the Village Gate, imagine walking into a gig there and seeing Bird or Mongo or Miles. Mongo Santamaria tells the story of the greatest Conga players of all time.
- Check out 6 of the Best…Stoner Bogaloos to hear what the next generation of New Yoricans were bugging out to in Spanish Harlem.
- The international music collaborations of David Lynch.
- Eugene McDaniels: a great songwriter famous for “Compared to What” and co-writer of Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Making Love” died in August 2011.
- Nina Simone’s troubled career. Her atheism. Her personal struggle with depression and drink. Her beautiful songs which resulted from this struggle.
- The prolific output of Mark E Smith.
- Creating your own Karaoke machine.
- John Barry and the beginnings of the studio sound. Using studio techniques to carry a song, developing a sound in the studio rather than in the rehearsal room.
- Bargains to be had at your local record emporium. Lou Rawls’ “Season of the Witch” for £2!
And Here’s the Music:
Slides of the Vinyl
Episode 20 Tracklist
- Roland Alphonso – El Pussy Cat
- Sally Stanley – I’ll Have to Let You Go
- The United States of America – Garden of Earthly Delights
- Mongo Santamaria – Afro Blue
- Afreaka – Disolusioned Man
- Cornelius – Star Fruits, Surf Rider
- Eugene Mc Daniels – Cherry Stones
- Nina Simone – Come by Here
- Julie Cruise – The Nightingale
- The Fall – A New Face in Hell
- John Lee Hooker – She Shot Me Right Down
- Gallon Drunk – The Last Gasp
- Tricky – Aftermath
- Miles Davis – Black Satin
- Shocking Blue – Venus
- The Stranglers – Get a Grip
- Serge Gainsbourg – Cargo Culte
- John Barry Seven – The Human Jungle
- Gene Chandler – I Fooled you This Time
- Fats Domino – Ain’t that a shame