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The beautiful music project

Postby Mark in Vancouver » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:23 am

Since this is the internet ("I think I just downloaded to my internet!"), I'm going to propose we do this with visuals. Not all of my favourite music comes with easy access to video, but some does. I encourage you to watch these links all the way to the end. If it strikes you as rewarding, I further encourage you to go to a record store *gasp* and buy *Mein Gott!* an album containing the song in question.

I'm aiming for obscurity here. I have a feeling this thread will develop into pop pap, but I'm interested in responses.




Louis Jordan, Caldonia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB-7tE07qms

EDIT: removed


Woody Herman, Sister Sadie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbjK9TZ3vnQ

EDIT: Like a lot of these videos, if you plug your headphones into the computer, rather than speakers, you tend to get better fidelity. This one is apparently from a TV broadcast, but the depth is there.

Louis Prima (and Keely Smith), Just a Gigalo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K1InOOLEsQ

EDIT: Also from a TV broadcast, the sound is very good. If you ever see an LP of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, grab it. Sell it on to someone with an actual turntable. They did several albums of pure magic. Plus she always wears those weird revealing 1950s outfits. Crazy.


from Quebec, Jean Leloup, 1990
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAappAsGBO0

EDIT: Now of course Jean Leloup is a total and complete prat in this video. Who wants to see him in bed? The lurid juvenile sexual overtones make this video even stranger and less palatable. However, the dancing skeleton should have its own TV channel. I'd watch non-stop.

Desmond Dekker, The Israelites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZlFz9yZ1Fs

EDIT: removed

The Selector, On My Radio - CORRECTED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-xxTAJBuMs

EDIT: removed again


The Mills Brothers, Paper Doll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2m8VZBfRYo

Classic! The Andrews Sisters, The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SraRU5oD17c


Cab Calloway, Reefer Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44pyeEvhcQ

Shuffle Demons, Spadina Bus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZnLjRi_g9o

United Future Organization, United Future Airlines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPVvQGwq48M

Fantastic Plastic Machine, Different Colours
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjGn8CZ_QM

Einsturzende Neubauten, Sabrina (now with better resolution)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TssuSYrxVI



Watch these last three! Great stuff.
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Postby sophie » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:29 am

Mark has got two of my favourite songs on there...
have you heard of The Specials in Canada?
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Postby shari2 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:42 am

Sal Nistico. Thanks.

and Marlene Dietrich's Just a Gigolo. A whole different take. And the Bowie movie by the same name.
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Postby Mark in Vancouver » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:44 pm

sophie wrote:Mark has got two of my favourite songs on there...
have you heard of The Specials in Canada?


The Specials AKA? I'm all over ska.
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Postby Mark in Vancouver » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:44 pm

shari2 wrote:Sal Nistico. Thanks.

and Marlene Dietrich's Just a Gigolo. A whole different take. And the Bowie movie by the same name.


Fantastic!
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Postby Dave C » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:59 pm

Not very highbrow but here's my choice:

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Postby Mark in Vancouver » Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:11 pm

The Specials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGDQ85Dg-ss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHpK8sx0lms

The Jam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv55WsedLYI

EDIT:

a police car and a screaming siren
pneumatic drill and ripped up concrete
a baby wailing and a stray dog howling
the screech of brakes and lamplights blinking

thats entertainment

a smash of glass and the rumble of boots
an electric train and a ripped up phone booth
paint splattered walls and the cry of a tom cat
lights going out and a kick in the balls

thats entertainment

days of speed and slow time mondays
pissing down with rain on a boring wednesday
watching the news and not eating your tea
a freezing cold flat with damp on the walls

thats entertainment

waking up at 6 a.m on a cool warm morning
opening the window and breathing in petrol
an amateur band rehearsing in a nearby yard
watching the telly and thinking 'bout your holidays

thats entertainment

waking up from bad dreams and smoking cigarettes
cuddling a warm girl and smelling stale perfume
a hot summers day and sticky black tarmac
feeding ducks in the park and wishing you were far away

thats entertainment

two lovers kissing at the scream of midnight
two lovers missing the tranquility of solitude
getting a cab and travelling on buses
reading the grafitti about slashed seat affairs

thats entertainment

The Selector
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-xxTAJBuMs

Toots and the Maytals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWZB7tF5GbE&mode=related&search=

Wall of Voodoo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT_0gPrzGA0

Steel Pulse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULRZ3zLXc8
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Postby sophie » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:28 pm

Steel Pulse live just round the corner ;)
well, ish.
the other 'arf does production work for them sometimes, natch.
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Postby Mark in Vancouver » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:41 pm

Compay Segundo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2dFLlaEaIU

EDIT:

SPANISH:

De Alto Cedro voy para Marcan
Llego a Cueto, voy para Mayar

El cario que te tengo
No te lo puedo negar
Se me sale la babita
Yo no lo puedo evitar

Cuando Juanica y Chan Chan
En el mar cernan arena
Como sacuda el jibe
A Chan Chan le daba pena

Limpia el camino de paja
Que yo me quiero sentar
En aqul tronco que veo
Y as no puedo llegar

De alto Cedro voy para Marcan
Lleg a Cueto voy para Mayar


ENGLISH:

From Alto Cedro, I go to Marcan
I arrive in CUeto, and then I go towards Mayar.

The love I have for you
is something I cannot deny
I drool all over
I cannot help it.

When Juanica and Chan Chan
sifted sand at the beach
...
Chan Chan felt sorry/shame

Clean the path of straw
cause I want to sit down
on that tree trunk I see
and that way I'm never going to arrive

From Alto Cedro, I go to Marcan
I arrive in CUeto, and then I go towards Mayar.

Cesaria Evora
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG1Rn_ADt28

The fancily dressed Perez Prado
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ccPegibAI

Archie Bell & the Drells
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjVQOYdHcgo


Sarah Vaughn (FANTASTIC!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m1X6y9Gzhs

I like this video because her drummer looks bored, almost resentful... And Sarah is at the top of her form.

Duke Ellington
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U-_gMpdXBI
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Postby Dr. Momfish » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:27 pm

When my kids were much younger (the oldest was 16 or 17) I bought a Louis Prima CD. I love it! My kids first thought I was some sort of weirdo. But it grew on them. Angelina in the Pizzeria etc. They took it to camp and it was a smash hit with the little kids.

....so there..... I blow raspberries....

I've also got Hoagy Carmichael. I love 'Small Fry'.
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Postby Mark in Vancouver » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:31 pm

Louis and Keely singing Old Black Magic is total gold. I've got about five or six of his albums, some with her either as co-release or her just doing back ups. They were both amazing performers.

Louis Jordan is another one - I have a ton of music, but the video pickings seem to be a bit slim.

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Postby Mark in Vancouver » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:17 am

Tom Waits
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91s9eUcFU7g&mode=related&search=


The Pogues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBLqp-s__o

Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich :!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwJAAlXomVk

Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpUwx2al43U

Peggy Lee - and yes, that's Johnny Cash talking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-hiDMpcN9Y


The fashion show scene from the Talking Heads movie, True Stories:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAJ7kppuY7U

Itzhak Perlman plays klezmer :!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkmFgQ9fM94

Frank Zappa with Ray White
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ay5S6hWJI
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