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Ep 101 – eclipsh

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If you record and replay during the thing, start this 97 minutes before your local totality.

01-01 Evan Williams – Victor 74403 – Total Eclipse- No Sun! No Moon! (1914)
— composed by George Frideric Handel for his 1743 opera “Samson”, a year after his triumphant “Messiah” which is played quite often today at Christmastime. Evan Williams died in 1918, while the crappy whiskey of the same name was introduced in 1957. Williams made over 90 recordings for the Victor Talking Machine Company.

01-02 Linda Laurie – Glory 290 – Ambrose (Part 5) (1958)
— about the only reason anyone knows her name, this tune hit #53 on the charts.

01-03 Hurra Torpedo – Total Eclipse Of The Heart 01 – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (2005)
— after this show is over, check out the video of the performance, you’ll be startled/horrified… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNOVL8axH8A

01-04 Wheats – The Blackout 01 – The Blackout (2022)
— great line: “there is no funk in a digital world.”

01-05 Punitive Damage – This Is The Blackout 13 – This Is The Blackout (2022)
— not sure if bleeps were needed, did a couple just to be sure!

02-01 Flav Martin – Not What It Seems 08 – When The Lights Go Out (2014)
— ahh, the stresses of stardom

02-02 Call And Response – Gideon Coe Show 2004-10-04 – Eclipse (2004)
— acoustic rendition for UK radio

02-03 Billy Cobham – Total Eclipse 02 – Lunarputians (1974)
— all of the album is appropriate here, but then again, the original lineup for this show included an entire 50-minute concert by Babymetal called “The Black Mass”. I love Babymetal, think ‘hair metal’ but… in Japanese and the hair is in pigtails

02-04 Abramis Brama – Thousand Days Of Yesterdays 16 – Förtrollande Förmörkelse (Mesmerization Eclipse) (1999)
— a cover of Captain Beyond’s 1974 tune off his eponymous (and only) album. I actually had three covers of “Mesmerization Eclipse” to choose from, settled on one in Swedish

02-05 Ned Bouhalassa – Miniatures Concretes 14 – Éclipse (1999)
— just plain odd, which is how I like it

03-01 Amy Denio & Seattle Composers Alliance – Varianti 10 – Crow Totem (2024)
— released March 15th 2024, the album was pretty fun to listen to! Includes a version of “Fresh Fish” which I played here last August, and standouts “Quack Quack” and “Dinn’s Shin”. And of course the tune “Bed Spreaders” warns you about certain people who would, if they had their way, would spread butter on your sheets! Check it out here: https://amydenio.bandcamp.com/album/varianti-2

03-02 Talvin Singh – OK 06 – Eclipse (1998)
— almost everything Punjabi is goos in my ears

03-03 Charles Mingus – Mingus Revisited 03 – Eclipse (1960-05-25)
— sweet sweet vocals are by Lorraine Cusson

03-04 Nina Hagen – Spare Tracks 05 – Total Eclipse (2003)
— if I had more time, would investigate whether this is a cover (or original) of the same title by Klaus Nomi, which very nearly made it into this show

04-01 Eduardo Farrel & Eduardo Armani Y Su Orquesta – Odeon 22114 – Eclipse (1945)
— most weeks there’s one tune that keeps leaping unbidden to my mind in quiet moments. This week did not have one of those, although upon multiple listens, this turned out to be my favorite song of the show.

04-02 Don McLean – Botanical Gardens 03 – A Total Eclipse Of The Sun (2018)
— yes, the same guy who did “American Pie” and that great tune about Vincent Van Gogh, “Starry Night”

04-03 Pink Floyd – A Tree Full Of Secrets 306 – Moonhead (1969-07-10)
— recorded for broadcast 10 days later, July 20th 1969, as the BBC prepared a musical programme to coincide with the first Moon landing

04-04 Sidney Maiden – Down Town 2004 – Eclipse Of The Sun (1948)
— country blues from the Bay area, he got the pedigree from birth in De Soto Parish, Louisiana

05-01 Cal Stewart – Columbia A401 – The Eclipse Of The Sun At Pumpkin Center (1905)
— this from 1910 reissue (on Oxford 3376), some observations about politics are still relevant 119 years later!

05-02 Brand X – Rainbow Theatre, London, UK 1978-10-01 03 – Black Moon (1978)
— when they still had Phil Collins on drums, though other BX tunes from the era highlight his virtuosity better

05-03 Jimmy Rushing & Count Basie Orchestra – Columbia C30790 – Lost The Blackout Blues (1942)
— some sources have it as “Lose The Blackout”

05-04 Josie Cotton – Elektra AS-11538 – (Lets Do) the Blackout (1981)
— B-side to her fame-making single “Johnny Are You Queer?” which appeared on the soundtrack album for the film Valley Girl. One local radio station has that album, hope they know it’s worth several hundreds of dollars!

06-01 Pink Floyd – Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA 1975-04-26 15 – Any Colour You Like (1975)
— if you have a barn what needs buring, here’s the tune what will do it. Starting this show 97 minutes before totality will place the height of the event right in the sublime part of this tune. As nature intended.

06-02 Pink Floyd – A Tree Full Of Secrets 414 – Brain Damage Outtake (1973)
— lengthy exposition of the band fussing

06-03 Masterkey – More Relics 09 – Eclipse (2001)
— from a fine compilation of Floyd tribute tunes, have played a version of “Echoes” off this disc on a past show, and proud to do so

… and a bonus track…

07-01 The Vigilantes – Pye International 7N25082 – Eclipse (1961)