Thursday, February 25, 2010

YET ANOTHER LIST!

I still don't have what was my normal lifelong compulsion to make lists, but in my post-brain surgery listless bliss (actually I miss it) I noticed yesterday while I was working around the house, folding laundry after getting it from the coin machines in the basement etc., that the random selection of songs coming from the shuffle mode of my iTunes library on my laptop (connected to the compact but terrific speakers that were a gift from my older son Miles) was really interesting, in both what was included and what kinds of music were missing (since I now have a pretty extensive and eclectic music library on there).

So I thought I'd share it, as an excerpt from the mostly uplifting soundtrack of my days (or part of one of them):

CREPUSCULE WITH NELLIE Thelonious Monk
ANSWER ME, MY LOVE Nat King Cole
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU Clifford Brown & Max Roach
MINE Bing Crosby and Judy Garland
RACE WITH THE DEVIL Gene Vincent
DARK MOON, HIGH TIDE Afro Celt Sound System from GANGS OF NEW YORK
ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD) Johnny Mercer
BIDIN’ MY TIME The Blue Jeans
BE CAREFUL, IT’S MY HEART Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
TEA FOR TWO Willie “The Lion” Smith (someone I should have had on my recent favorite piano players list)
A TEMPO (POCO PUI SOSTENUTO) from the ON THE WATERFRONT section of THREE DANCE EPISODES FROM ON THE TOWN, FANCY FREE AND ON THE WATERFRONT Leonard Bernstein
STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN Bob Dylan
STRANGE Patsy Kline
AT LAST Glen Miller and His Orchestra
SUMMERTIME Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company
PRELUDE #2 George Gershwin
I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU Elvis Presley
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE Chet Baker
WATCHA GONNA DO? Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters
MY BUDDY Chet Baker
DEAR JOHN Hank Williams
YOU’RE GONNA SEE A LOT OF ME Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra
GOING HOLLYWOOD Bing Crosby
ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART The Skyliners
HELPLESSLY HOPING Crosby, Stills and Nash
AL-LEU-CHA Miles Davis
MANHA DE CARNAVAL from BLACK ORPHEUS soundtrack Luiz Bonfa
HOW HIGH THE MOON Les Paul and Mary Ford
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT The Beatles
COUSIN MARY (alternate) John Coltrane
MOVE ON from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin
COSI FAN TUTTE The Swingle Singers
SHIMMY SHE WOBBLE Othar Turner & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band from GANGS OF NEW YORK soundtrack
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Cream

4 comments:

-K- said...

I haven't thought about "Sunday In The Park With George" in a long time.

Thanks for reminding me of it.

Now I'll go to You Tube and listen to a little of it before I sleep.

Miles said...

Dad,

Sharing one's iTunes shuffle playlist is (was?) an internet phenomenon. I think I saw it on facebook. It is surprisingly descriptive.

- Miles

Lally said...

K, hope it didn't keep you up!
& Miles, It's odd the way it did two from Chet Baker and two from GANGS OF NEW YORK soundtrack. That always surprises me, how of all the possibilities right up to the present any little selection shuffle picks seems to circle back on itself here and there and sometimes seem confined to a particular time period. Some of the "artists" I have the most of include Van Morrison and Billie Holliday or Sinead O'Connor and Bill Charlap, but they seem to come up very rarely, etc. It sort of forces me into a certain kind of musical mood I wasn't expecting, if you know what I mean. That's part of the delight of this technology, as opposed to the old days of records or tapes.

harryn said...

what a list - that little iDJ knows how to spin ...
i'm often shocked and amazed by the way songs fade into each other [if you enable that feature] - and the randomness always keeps me guessing ...
and, as Miles says - surprisingly descriptive ...
i've got a few Lally poems from your CD loaded and they pop up in the most unpredictable combinations ... [between Sinatra and Elvis Costello most recently] ...