Albums and All That, Starting with the letter O as in Oscar
James White and the Blacks [00:24]
4 Men with Beards 4M 504 2002 (original released in 1979)
A little something for all your No Wave Funk needs.
Oh, No! It's DEVO
Warner Bros. Records 9 23741-1 1982
One of the more memorable videos from the early MTV era. And certainly relevant today.
Zola Jesus [06:27]
Sacred Bones Records SBR-184 2017
Killer track from one of my favorite albums of 2017. If you've never seen Zola Jesus live, I highly recommend it. Niki Danilova is a helluva performer.
Fritzi Bielmeier [10:09]
"Fairgrounds, Fair Organ, Brewery Horses and Wagaon pass by/Holzhacker Baum"
Oktoberfest: The Music and Sounds of the Biggest Beer Party in the World
Decca DL 4332 1959
Why, it's just like being there, apart from the vomit and sawdust.
Tennessee Ernie Ford with Dorothy Gill [16:01]
"Ain't Nobody's but My Own"
Ol' Rockin' Ern
Capitol Records T888 1957
Ol' Ern rocks out, no doubt to impress a Wicked City Woman.
Guy Clark [17:57]
"To Live Is to Fly"
Sugar Hill Records SH 1025 1988
Guy taking this excellent Townes Van Zandt song for a nice trip with the help of Emmylou Harris on harmony vocals.
The Madrid Festival de Matadors Orchestra [21:11]
"Olé" Music of the Bull Ring
Bravo! Records K 125 ?
If are curious about the origins of bullfighting in Spain, the intros to a good number of Cocaine and Rhinestones Season 2 episodes will satisfy your needs (as well as any George Jones and Tammy Wynnette needs you may have).
Donna Summers [23:35]
"I Feel Love"
On the Radio - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2
Casablanca NBLP-2-7191 1979
The sadly too-short 7" edit of this epic Giorgio Moroder classic, second only in my mind to Sparks' "Number One Song in Heaven".
Siouxsie and the Banshees [29:05]
Once Upon a Time/The Singles
PVC Records PVC 8906 1981
The second single from their 1980 album Kaleidoscope, marked by the addition of John McGeoch on guitar.
Cheap Trick [32:04]
"Saturday at Midnight"
One on One
Epic FE 38021 1982
Cheap Trick try on Sparks? Produced by the legendary Roy Thomas Baker.
Shannon & the Clams [35:02]
Easy Eye Sound EES-004 2018
Recorded at Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound Studio. So much goodness on this album, so I opted for my favorite track.
Red Fang [37:49]
Relapse Records RR 7347 2016
Hot track one, side one from the fourth studio effort by Portland's very own Red Fang.
St. Etienne [42:52]
"Stoned to Say the Least (Album Version)"
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Warner Bros. Records 0-40196 1991
As heard on the wonderful Foxbase Alpha.
The Dirtbombs [50:35]
Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey
In the Red Recordings ITR-248 2013
The Dirtbombs! Bubblegum pop! What more could you ask for?!
Jerry Lee Lewis [53:23]
Original Golden Hits - Volume 2
Sun SUN 103 1969
The Killer slays this Bradford/Gordy classic.
The Ink Spots [55:37]
"We'll Meet Again"
Original Ink Spots Vol. 1
Coronet Records CX-101 1959
It's true, we will meet again. Hopefully sooner rather than later!
Music behind the DJ: "Alfie" by Christopher Scott