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Artist Song Album Label Comments New Comp
Nancy Sinatra You Only Live Twice You Only Live Twice Soundtrack Album Reprise Records 1967; Music was composed and produced by veteran James Bond composer John Barry, with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. The song is widely recognized for its striking opening bars, featuring a simple 2-bar theme in the high octaves of the violins and lush harmonies from French horns. It is considered by some to be among the best James Bond theme songs.
Lambchop Miss Prissy Up With People EP 2000; Kurt Wagner's dulcet vocals; Vic Chesnutt cover. Almost nursery-rhyme-like lyrics (the phrase "knuckles on a cheese grater" is repeated throughout, to great effect).
Letta Mbulu Pula Yetla The Edge: David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966-1970 Born and raised in Soweto, South Africa, she has been active as a singer since the 1960s. She left for the United States in 1965 due to Apartheid. South African exiles including Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela and Jonas Gwangwa, and went on to work with Cannonball Adderley, David Axelrod and Harry Belafonte. Mbulu also provided the Swahili chant in Michael Jackson's single, "Liberian Girl". Producer Quincy Jones has said of her: "Mbulu is the roots lady, projecting a sophistication and warmth which stirs hope for attaining pure love, beauty, and unity in the world."
Tyrannosaurus Rex The Misty Coast Unicorn Regal Zonophone 1969; 3rd studio album of English psychedelic folk (later glam rock) band Tyrannosaurus Rex (later known as T. Rex) Unicorn featured Marc Bolan on vocals and guitar and Took on bongos, African drums, kazoo, pixiphone and Chinese gong. The back cover depicted Bolan and Took surrounded by books that were relevant to the subject matter of the songs. The lyrics namechecked William Blake as well as the Cottingley Fairies, a famous case of two children's photographs of alleged fairies taken near their Yorkshire home. The final song on the album, "Romany Soup", featured John Peel (an early supporter of the band) reciting a short story written by Bolan.
The Sallyangie Love In Ice Crystals Gather in the Mushrooms - The British Acid Folk Underground- 1968-1974 Castle 2004; The Sallyangie were a 1960s folk duo consisting of siblings Mike and Sally Oldfield. In 1969 they released their first and only album Children of the Sun. The duo split in late 1969 after limited success and a national tour. Both members have released albums since to greater success. C
Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra Dance Of The Icicles - from "The Wooing of the Snowflakes" The Golden Age of Light Music American bandleader, composer, orchestral director and violinist. Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s, Whiteman produced recordings that were immensely successful, and press notices often referred to him as the "King of Jazz". Using a large ensemble and exploring many styles of music, Whiteman is perhaps best known for his blending of symphonic music and jazz, as typified by his 1924 commissioning and debut of George Gershwin's jazz-influenced "Rhapsody in Blue".
Jack Bruce Escape To The Royal Wood (On Ice) Harmony Row Atco 1971; 3rd solo studio album
The Beatles Mother Nature's Son The Beatles (The "White Album") Apple 1968
Chad & Jeremy Pantheistic Study for Guitar and Large Bird The Ark 1968; English singing folk rock duo originating in the 1960s, comprising Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde.
Peter Hammill The Birds Fool's Mate Charisma 1971; Debut solo album by frontman of British prog band Van der Graaf Generator
Hugh Hopper & Kramer Free Will & Testament A Remark Hugh Made Shimmy Disc 1994; Robert Wyatt on vocals
Pattern Is Movement Pika Doun The (Im)possibility Of Longing Stowaway (NFI) 2004; PHILLY. Current members are Andrew Thiboldeaux & Chris Ward. They formed in 2001. This is their 1st studio album.
The Ex & Tom Cora Hidegen Fujnak a szelek Scrabbling at the Lock 1991; Dutch punk band The Ex in collaboration with avant-garde cellist Tom Cora; This song is a Hungarian folk song whose title translates to ""Cold Winds Are Blowing"
Tortoise Shake Hands With Danger The Catastrophist Thrill Jockey 2016; seminal Chicago math rock band's 1st album in 7 years *
Uz Jsme Doma Fikus (Rubber Tree) Uprostoed Slov (In The Middle Of Words) Globus Records 1990; 1st studio album; Czech Republic; formed in the Czech border town Teplice in 1985. The Prague Post has termed them one of "the two great bastions of the Czech alternative scene" . Cited musical influences include The Residents, The Damned, Ebba Grön, Pere Ubu, Uriah Heep, Omega, and the Rock in Opposition movement.
Palm Ankles Trading Basics Exploding In Sound 2016; Hudson River Valley math rock outfit *
Guapo Obscure Knowledge Part 1 Obscure Knowledge Cuneiform 2015; British experimental rock/art rock band formed in the mid-1990s by drummer/percussionist Dave Smith and guitarist/vocalist Matt Thompson, though the band gained a wider audience with the contribution of multi-instrumentalist Daniel O'Sullivan. The current lineup consists of Smith, guitarist Kavus Torabi, bassist James Sedwards and keyboardist Emmett Elvin of Chrome Hoof. They are heavily influenced by RIO (the "Rock In Opposition") prog-rock movement, and have performed with French Zeuhl/R.I.O. band Magma.
Applesauce Tears A Kiss And A Cuddle Alpha Drift Black Cottage 2016; Athens, GA; Instrumental jangly space-scape *
David Bowie Blackstar Blackstar ISO / RCA 2016; Final album *
Ono (Yoko Ono) Give Me Something Yes, I'm a Witch Too Manimal 2016; with SPARKS!; Sequel to the 2007 album "Yes, I'm a Witch," which I loved. The album is full of great collaborations and remixes. *