Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Show 32: City Songs - Paris

Continuing our “city songs” series... with a couple more shows taking us to the end of January.

The week, we visit the “City of Light...”

Song 1 : : I Love Paris
Artist : : Alvino Rey
Album : : Swingin’ Fling

A great version by so-called “father of the pedal-steel guitar” Alvin McBurney... though you couldn’t really tell from this track. Some info here.

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Song 2 : : The Happy Sounds of Paree
Artist : : Leo De Lyon
Album : : The Man Called Flintstone (soundtrack)

Great name! Leo is a voice actor who is mainly known for his work on the cartoon ‘Top Cat.’ He actually released an album at some point in the 60s... you can hear some of it here.

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Song 3 : : A Street Corner in Paris
Artist : : The Raymond Scott Orchestrette
Album : : Pushbutton Parfait

I’ve played these guys before... and I keep wishing they’d released another record. Great reinterpretations of Raymond Scott’s music by a group of very talented musicians featuring the amazing Brian Dewan.

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Song 4 : : Fleur de Paree
Artist : : The Three Suns
Album : : On a Magic Carpet

Sometimes it seems like I can’t get through a show without playing something by The Three Suns. If you haven’t yet explored The Three Suns Universe, please do.

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Song 5 : : I Love Paris
Artist : : Terry Snyder and the All Stars
Album : : Persuasive Percussion

Another version of our opening song, produced by Enoch Light for one of his classic Command label LPs.

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