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Welcome to episode 72 of Love That Album.

American songwriter, composer, pianist and singer Randy Newman means different things to different people. If you’re 25 years or under, you probably know him best as writer of some great songs for the Pixar films. If you’re older, you may know him for his song writing that encompasses wit and a healthy dose of cynicism, but also great beauty. A multitude of artists have covered his songs (and two such artists are discussed on the show). His arrangements are created for both orchestras and rock band. He is both contemporary but belonging to an older tin pan alley tradition.

I am joined by the crew of the Stinking Pause podcast, Scott  and Charlie to discuss Newman’s 1972 album Sail Away. This album owes much to the family heritage of cinema composition (Uncle Alfred Newman composed arguably the most recognisable piece of movie music ever), but is also Randy’s very own corner of the family business, as it were. He writes great first person narratives covering religion, American policy, family roles, and dancing bears. I had a great chat with Scott and Charlie, and hope you enjoy our discussion.

Eric Reanimator’s Album I Love segment covers the songbook or Zager and Evans, most famous for their solitary hit “In The Year 2525”. He makes a convincing case that the two albums they released have other worthwhile songs crying for your attention.

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.au

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Welcome to Episode 12 of Love That Album: The Compilation Series hosted by Eric Reanimator.

This time, Eric is shouting from the mountain tops “Let’s hear it for the girls!!!” He is looking at three very different compilations but with the common element being women being the singing and performing focus.

 

For starters, he’s discussing Flowers In The Wildwood (Women In Early Country Music 1923-1939) released in 2003. This album has songs with gorgeous country harmonies from artists (with exceptions like The Carter Family) that have long been forgotten about.

 

Next up, there’s Girl Crazy (1998), a compilation of girl garage bands from the 90s, including one called Maow featuring a drummer we all know and love (I’m calling YOU John Ross)….yup early Neko Case.

 

Finally, there’s Stiff Nipples Vol.2 (1999), a compile of unsigned female fronted bands from Norway. It’s stylistically mixed, but with some cool bands like The Launderettes  and the Barbarellas.

 

As usual, Eric has dug up some gem albums to bring to your attention. Give him your support and download this great episode. How can you resist a show that ends with a song called I Wanna Jump Your Bones???

 

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com

 

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

 

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