Category Archives: C – LISTENING

First-time listening for January 2017

28171. (May Kelso) “Because” [1899 Edi­son wax cylin­der]
28172. (Samuel Siegel) “Sto­ry­teller Waltz” [1899]
28173. (Len Spencer) “Whistling Rufus” [1899]
28174. (Vess L. Oss­man) “Whistling Rufus” [rag­time banjo] [1899]
28175. (Kendrick Lamar) Wel­come to Comp­ton [mix­tape]
28176. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Andreas Christi famu­lus
28177. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Sancta Maria, suc­curre mis­eris
28178. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Clam­a­bat autem mulier Chananea
28179. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: O sacrum con­vivium
28180. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Regina caeli
28181. (Cristóbal de Morales) Missa Quer­a­mus cum pas­toribus
28182. (Katy Perry) Prism
28183. (Umberto Gior­dano) Andrea Chénier [com­plete opera; d. Mat­acic; Corelli, Tibaldi]
28184. (Sasha) Essen­tial Mix, Jan­u­ary 15, 1994 — Stu­dio Ses­sion
28185. (Billy Golden) “Hot Time Med­ley” [1899]
28186. (Gia­como Meyer­beer) Margharita d’Anjou [com­plete opera; d. Parry; Mas­sis, Ford,
. . . . . Bar­cel­lona]
28187. (Arthur Sul­li­van) The Zoo, A Musi­cal Folly [com­pete operetta; d. Nash; D’Oyly Carte]
28188. (Andy Gram­mer) Andy Gram­mer
28189. (Kil­i­man­jaro Dark­jazz Ensem­ble) The Kil­i­man­jaro Dark­jazz Ensem­ble
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First-time listening for December 2016

28062. (anon.) Per­sonal Mes­sage from a Grand­fa­ther to his Grand­child [1894 wax cylin­der]
28063. (Dan W. Quinn) “Down in Poverty Row” [1997 wax cylin­der]
28064. (Will F. Denny) “Change Will Do You Good” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28065. (John Philip Sousa Band) “Dark­ies Temp­ta­tion” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28063. (Len Spencer) “Sleigh Ride Party” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28064. (Cal Stew­art) “Uncle Josh at a Raines Law Hotel” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28065. (Len Spencer & Roger Hard­ing) “Upper Ten and Lower Five” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28066. (Mod­est Mus­sorgsky) Boris Godunov [1869 ver­sion] [com­plete opera; d. Gergiev;
. . . . . Putilin, Tro­fonova, Bulyceva, Lucuk]
28067. (Yous­sou N’Dour) Dakar – Kingston
28068. (Drake) Noth­ing Was the Same
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First-time listening for November 2016

27999. (Duke Elling­ton) After All
(Anony­mous 4) Dark­ness into Light: The Bride­groom & other works by John Tavener:
. . . . 28000. (John Tavener) Ves­pers hymn: O lux beata trini­tas
. . . . 28001. (John Tavener) Jube domine/Lection: In prin­ci­pio erat ver­bum
. . . . 28002. (John Tavener) Come and do Your will in me [arr. Tavener]
. . . . 28003. (John Tavener) Com­pline hymn: Christe qui lux es et dies
. . . . 28004. (John Tavener) Lec­tio Ysaye prophete/Lection: Surge illu­minare Jerusalem
. . . . 28005. (John Tavener) As One Who Has Slept
. . . . 28006. (John Tavener) Noc­turn hymn: Medie noc­tis tem­pus est
. . . . 28007. (John Tavener) Lec­tion: Vidi civ­i­tatem
. . . . 28008. (John Tavener) The Lord’s Prayer
. . . . 28009. (John Tavener) The Bride­groom
. . . . 28010. (John Tavener) Hymn for the New Light: Inven­tor rutili
28011. (J. Cole) Cole World: The Side­line Story
28012. (Jaroslav Krcek) Bubek & Hun­gar­i­cus [18th C gypsy dances]
28013. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Mass in C m: Kyrie [d. Heltay; s. Lott]
28014. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Don Gio­vanni, k.527: Com­menda­tore scene [s. Still­well,
. . . . . Tom­lin­son, White]
28015. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Zaide: “Ruhe Sanft” [s. Lott]
28016. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Requiem: Introi­tus, Dies Irae, Rex Tremen­dae Majes­ta­tis,
. . . . . Confu­tatis, Lacry­mosa [d. Heltay]
28017. (Stoned Jesus) First Com­mu­nion Read more »

First-time listening for October 2016

27752. (Rabih Abou-Khalil) Roots & Sprouts
27753. (Henry Pur­cell) The Indian Queen [com­plete opera; d. Hog­wood; Kirkby, Bott, Ains­ley]
27754. (Last Shadow Pup­pets) Every­thing You’ve Come To Expect
27755. (Alessan­dro Scar­latti) Telemaco [com­plete opera; d. Hen­gel­brock; Ham­vasi, Kul­man]
Music of the Ancient Sume­ri­ans, Egyp­tians and Greeks:
.… 27756. (anon.) Musi­cal Exerpts, 2nd c. AD
.… 27757. (anon.) Lament, 2nd-3rd c. AD
.… 27758. (anon.) Frag­ment 1, 2nd c. AD
.… 27759. (anon.) Paean, 3rd-4th c. AD
.… 27760. (anon.) Trochaid Frag­ment, 3rd c. AD
.… 27761. (anon.) Four Set­tings from Menander’s Epitre­pontes, 3rd c. AD
.… 27762. (anon.) Excerpts Men­tion­ing Eros and Aphrodite, 2nd-3rd c. AD
.… 27763. (anon.) Musi­cal Excerpt, 3rd c. AD
.… 27764. (anon.) Hypoly­dian Excerpt, 2nd-3rd c. AD
.… 27765. (anon.) Frag­ment 3, 3rd c. AD
.… 27766. (anon.) A Zaluzi To the Gods, Hur­rian Hymn 7, c. 1225 BC Read more »

First-time listening for September 2016

27685. (Skepta) Kon­nichiwa
27686. (Anon.) Hur­rian Hymn #6 [old­est known melody, c.1400 BC] [Michael Levy, lyre]
27687. (Anon.) Ancient Assyr­ian Music of North­ern Iraq
27688. (Burn­ing Spear) The Best of Burn­ing Spear [Jus­tice Sound com­pi­la­tion]
27689. (Anon.) Old Iranic Luri Folk Music
27690. (Doo­bie Broth­ers) The Doo­bie Broth­ers
27691. (Anton Rubin­stein) Piano Con­certo #5, Op.94
27692. (Dr. Feel­good) Down By the Jetty
27693. (Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach) Organ Con­certo in G, Wq34
27694. (Gia­como Puc­cini) Manon Lescaut [com­plete opera; d. Molinari-Pradelli; Tebaldi,
. . . . . del Monaco, Boriello]
27695. (Bey­oncé) Lemon­ade
27696. (Anohni) Hope­less
27697. (Camille Saint-Saëns) Intro­duc­tion and Rondo Capric­cio [tr. for piano]
27698. (Chance the Rap­per) Col­or­ing Book
27699. (George Ben­jamin) Three Inven­tions for Cham­ber Orches­tra
27700. (Camille Saint-Saëns) Sam­son et Dalila [com­plete opera; d. Fourestier; Luc­cio­nio] Read more »

First-time listening for August 2016

27637. (Leon Scott [Édouard-Léon Scott de Mar­t­inville]) Au claire de la lune [first song
. . . . . recorded, April 9 1860 and recon­structed]
27638. (Leon Scott [Édouard-Léon Scott de Mar­t­inville]) Chi cred­e­ria sotto forme umane e
. . . . . sotto queste pas­torali spoglie fosse nascosto un Dio? Non mica un… from Tasso’s
. . . . . Aminta [first recorded spo­ken words, April or May 1860, recon­structed]
27639. (Leon Scott [Édouard-Léon Scott de Mar­t­inville]) Com­plete sound record­ing
. . . . . exper­i­ments, 1853–1860 [recon­structed by Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab­o­ra­tory]
27640. (Con­stant Lam­bert) Con­certo for Piano and Nine Instru­ments
27641. (Scott Joplin) The Best of Scott Joplin [YouTube com­pi­la­tion]
27642. (Zedd) Clar­ity
27643. (Jan Dis­mas Zelenka) Lita­niae Lau­re­tanae
27644. (Niko­lai Rimsky-Korsakov) The Tsar’s Bride [com­plete opera: d. Stein­berg; Shpiller,
. . . . . Mikhailov, Medtviediev –1943]
27645. (Thomas Edi­son) Mary Had a Lit­tle Lamb [1877 tin­foil record­ing]
27645. (Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell) Voice of Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell, recorded in 1885
27646. (George Fred­er­ick Hän­del) 1888 Edi­son cylin­der record­ing of three seg­ments from
. . . . . Israel in Egypt, con­ducted by August Manns
27647. (Deftones) Adren­a­line Read more »

Young Winwood

16-08-18 LISTENING Stevie WonderSome of my ear­li­est expe­ri­ences of lis­ten­ing to the blues came from the blues-rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s, which unob­tru­sively shared the record bins with the chart-topping bands, but were not house­hold words. I heard them long before I learned any­thing about clas­sic blues. Among my favourites were Traf­fic, Blind Faith and the Spencer Davis Group. What these three bands shared was the amaz­ing vocal­ist and multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood.

Win­wood is Eng­lish, but he learned his trade from the Amer­i­can mas­ters. The older blues singers toured in Eng­land alone, rely­ing on local pickup bands for back­ing wher­ever they went, and the teenage Win­wood, active since the age of 8 in Birmingham’s club scene, played with B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and even Bo Did­dley! Just how much he learned, and how quickly he learned it is demon­strated by this per­for­mance of the 1920s clas­sic “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”, at the age of fifteen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwqsmNR_Q1M

First-time listening for July 2016

27606. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) La clemenza di Tito [com­plete opera; d. Davis; w. Con­sta­ble,
.… . Bur­rows, Baker, Popp]
27607. (Court­ney Bar­nett) Some­times I Sit And Think, And Some­times I Just Sit
27608. (The 1975) The 1975 [2 cd ver­sion]
27609. (Kelela) Cut 4 Me
27610. (Suf­jen Stevens) Car­rie & Low­ell
27611. (Unlim­ited Sys­tems) Half Bro­ken Hearted
27612. (Father John Misty [aka J. Till­man]) Fear Fun
27613. (Ben­jamin Brit­ten) Diver­sions, Op.21: Vari­a­tion 3 March
27614. (Ben­jamin Brit­ten) Diver­sions, Op.21: Vari­a­tion 4 Arabesque
27615. (Ben­jamin Brit­ten) Diver­sions, Op.21: Vari­a­tion 5 Chant
27616. (Ben­jamin Brit­ten) Diver­sions, Op.21: Vari­a­tion 8 Bur­lesque
27617. (Ben­jamin Brit­ten) Diver­sions, Op.21: Vari­a­tion 9b Toc­cata 2
27618. (Ben­jamin Brit­ten) Diver­sions, Op.21: Vari­a­tion 10 Ada­gio
27619. (Ben­jamin Brit­ten) Diver­sions, Op.21: Vari­a­tion 11 Taran­tella
27620. (Baroness) Yel­low & Green
27621. (Mar­cabru) Bel m’es quan son li fruich madur [attrib­uted] Read more »

First-time listening for June 2016

  1. (Junko Ueda) The Epic of Heike [L’épopée des Heike]
  2. (Mr. Oizo & Sebastien Tel­lier) Steak
  3. (Maroon5) Hands All Over
  4. (Incred­i­ble Fred Banana Combo) FBS
  5. (Alan Hov­haness) Sat­urn for Soprano, Clar­inet & Piano, Op.243
  6. (Mark Ron­son) Here Comes the Fuzz
  7. (Johannes Cico­nia) bal­lata: “Merçé o morte
  8. (Johannes Cico­nia) madri­gal: “Una pan­thera
  9. (Johannes Cico­nia) bal­lata: “Gli atti col dançar
  10. (Johannes Cico­nia) bal­lata: “Ben che vui
  11. (Johannes Cico­nia) vire­lai: “Sus un fontayne
  12. (Johannes Cico­nia) madri­gal: “Caçando un giorno
  13. (Johannes Cico­nia) canon: “Quod jac­tatur
  14. (Johannes Cico­nia) motet: “Venecie, mundi
  15. (Johannes Cico­nia) bal­lata: “Chi nel servir antico
  16. (Johannes Cico­nia) bal­lata: “Deduto sey
  17. (Johannes Cico­nia) motet: “O virum omn­i­moda
  18. (Johannes Cico­nia) Glo­ria
  19. (Johannes Cico­nia) motet: “Regina glo­riosa
  20. (Twenty One Pilots) Regional at Best

First-time listening for May 2016

27570. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Missa Veni Sancte Spir­i­tus
27571. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Motet: Reges ter­rae
27572. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Motet: O virgo vir­ginum
27573. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Chan­son: Long temps mon coeur lan­guis­soit
27574. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Chan­son: Faulte dar­gent cest douleur non pareille
27575. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Chan­son: Ô cru­aulté logée en grand beualté
27576. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Morette à 5: Maria Mag­da­lene
27577. (Pierre de Manchicourt) Motet: Usqe­quo piger dormies
27578. (Blake Shel­ton) Blake Shel­ton
27579. (Arc­tic Mon­keys) Five Min­utes With Arc­tic Mon­keys EP
27580. (Fetty Wap) Fetty Wap
27581. (Vam­pire Week­end) Giv­ing Up the Gun EP
27582. (Twenty One Pilots) Twenty One Pilots
27583. (Jón Leifs) String Quar­tet #2 Vita et Mors, Op.36
27584. (Deer­hunter) Turn It Up Fag­got
27585. (Jef­fer­son Star­ship) Earth