abangaku

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CD | Rock - Prog-Rock/Art Rock
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CD | Theme - Road Trip
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Circumstances. (For...)

Artist Song Buy
Angélique Kidjo  Okan Bale (3:33)  buy on itunes
Yoko Ono  Mindweaver (3:27)  buy on itunes
Joni Mitchell  Harlem In Havana (4:26)  buy on itunes
The Doors  Orange County Suite (5:41)  buy on itunes
Lotte Lenya & Marc Blitzstein  The Ballad Of Mack The Knife (2:40)  buy on itunes
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra  Tchaikovsky's "Slavonic March", Op. 31 (9:24)  buy on itunes
Gong  Gong Song (4:08)  buy on itunes
Tom Waits & Primus  On The Road (Home I'll Never Be) (4:01)  buy on itunes
They Might Be Giants  Turn Around (2:50)  buy on itunes
Robotrek (for SNES)  Volcano Base (1:29)  buy on itunes
Earthbound (for SNES)  Dungeon Man (1:14)  buy on itunes
Nico  Frozen Warnings (5:17)  buy on itunes
Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate  Tunkaranke (6:32)  buy on itunes
Björk  Cetacea (3:11)  buy on itunes
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention  Aybe Sea (2:41) --->  buy on itunes
Brian Eno  By This River (2:58) --->  buy on itunes
Allen Ginsberg & Alan Johnson  Wichita Vortex Sutra Part 3 (7:40)  buy on itunes
John Raitt, Christine Johnson & Carousel Original Broadway Cast  The Highest Judge Of All / You'll Never Walk Alone (4:51)  buy on itunes
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band  Circumstances (3:12)  buy on itunes

Comment:

"ONCE YOU FIIIND OUT... THE CIR-CUM-STAN-CES... ... ... THENNN YOOUUU, CAN GO OOOUUUTT!!!" (Beefheart, rather phonetically transcribed. Indeed, I agree with the sentiment.)

For Luke79, who specifically requested lots of the artists/styles on this mix. Track 8 features lyrics by Jack Kerouac; track 12 is from the Lou Reed / John Cale / Nico "Le Bataclan '72" bootleg; tracks 15, 16 and 17 all fade into each other; track 18 contains considerable (20-some seconds) blank space at the end.

Marc Blitzstein and Alan Johnson are both piano accompanists whom I've decided to credit equally with their more famous track-mate vocalists. Blitzstein gets extra credit here because he's also the translator of Bertolt Brecht's German lyrics for Die Driegroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) into English, Mäckie Messer becoming the Mack The Knife we all know and love; and Johnson gets it because he navigates the inherent drama of Philip Glass's accompaniment to this snatch of Ginsberg's epic poem "Wichita Vortex Sutra" on the Holy Soul Jelly Roll box with a touch defter than Glass himself provides on the Wichita Vortex Sutra album; in my own humble opinion of course.

Enjoy!
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Barrydali
Date: 1/29/2006
abangaku, your sprawling musical adventures continue to astound me, wonderful.
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Luke79
Date: 1/29/2006
This is my kind of concoction! Un grand merci, Lawrence; can't wait to explore. Hope you got the CDs?
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GambleOn
Date: 1/29/2006
Fantastic. Looks like a lot of work went into this. Very diverse and out there!
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Air Raid
Date: 1/29/2006
What gable on said. I like tracks 3, 4 & 15.
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musicgnome
Date: 1/29/2006
Wow...now, this is mixed genre.

Really intersting juxtapositions.

Must peruse back catalog....now!
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sammyg123
Date: 1/29/2006
Another strong mix, abangaku. Keep 'em coming!
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Salman1
Date: 1/29/2006
Pretty wicked mix here.
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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 1/29/2006
Right up my alley.
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Nomates
Date: 1/30/2006
This is good. Love the Brian Eno, can live without the Yoko Ono. Although I understand its inclusion, no really, I do. Always a pleasure to read informative notes. Ah, Zappa and Beefheart - it's all a blur.
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valis
Date: 1/30/2006
Beautiful. Always (!) good to see an abangaku mix. Classy opener, too.
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Orchid
Date: 1/31/2006
Yoko has my admiration, and Joni & I are soulmates.
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Luke79
Date: 2/3/2006
Just listened to it - seamless opening tracks, wildly eclectic (a good thing) middle section, and surprisingly rousing ending (Ginsberg - Carousel), capped by a mad flourish of Beefheart. Tres enjoyable!

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