August 16, 2006 Playlist

"Middle Eastern Rock" by John Berberian
John Berberian & The Rock East Ensemble "Middle Eastern Rock" 1969 (USA)
Actually, this is a fusion of rock and Armenian music, featuring oud virtuoso John Berberian and noted session guitarist Joe Beck (no relation to Jeff Beck;  Joe's other credits include Miles Davis' "Circle In The Round.")  I bought this LP at a GoodWill for 25 cents (how could I resist with a cheesy cover like that?)  Surprisingly, it turned out to be very good music!
R = Listener Request
"Hippie Xmas" second-hand vinyl special
Grateful Dead - Cosmic Charlie
Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship - X-M / Starship
Fleetwood Mac (Spencer/Kirwan lineup) - Tell Me All The Things You Do (R)
A set of scratchy old 45's:
The Castaways - Liar Liar
The Music Machine - Talk Talk
The Balloon Farm - A Question Of Temperature
The Abstracts - See The Birdies (b-side)
The Clique - Superman (b-side - later covered by REM)
Annette (Funicello) - Lonely Guitar
Pat Boone - Tutti Frutti (Little Richard cover)
More mold-encrusted 45's:
Junior Wells - The Hippies Are Trying (b-side)
Ike & Tina Turner - Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter (b-side)
The Banana Splits (written (& sung?) by Barry White) - Doin' The Banana Split
The Banana Splits (written & sung by Joey Levine) - I Enjoy  Being A Boy (In Love With You)
Prince & The Revolution - She's Always In My Hair (b-side)
Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band - California Strut (b-side)
The Ohio Express (written & sung by Joey Levine) - Chewy Chewy
Elephants Memory - The Yogurt Song
Tom Jones - Polk Salad Annie
Jack Jones - Sweet Gingerbread Man
Ray Conniff & The Singers - MacArthur Park (Jim Webb / Richard Harris cover)
Bing Crosby - Hey Jude (Beatles cover)
Klaatu - Little Neutrino
Nektar - A Tab In The Ocean
Uriah Heep - Beautiful Dream
KISS - Makin' Love
Sweet - Sweet F.A.
Black Oak Arkansas - White-Headed Woman
White Witch - Don't Close Your Mind
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
John Berberian & The Rock East Ensemble - The Oud & The Fuzz  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
John Berberian & The Rock East Ensemble - Flying Hye  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Herbie Mann - The Wailing Dervishes
Claudine Longet
- Wanderlove

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