Jul 312016

Moonlighters 2006-05-05 CD Front Insertat one point, when i had a bit of spare time, i was putting together a compilation of all the jazz vocals that i had.  the idea was to have just one copy of each song, with the plan (i was always sceptical here) that i’d pick my favorite if there were multiple copies.  yeah, right.  but i did get 182 different songs into a folder before the rest of my life got too busy.

so i was looking in there today for no particular reason, and found this show by the moonlighters that i’d moved there and never seen again (being too busy, etc) since downloading it in 2011.

it’s a lot of fun.  as bliss blood’s page says, “based around a core of harmonized vocal duets backed by warm acoustic instruments including hawaiian lap steel guitar, ukulele, guitar and bass, they explore traditional and classic tunes with a unique, romantic approach that is appealing to listeners of all ages.”  well, appealed to me.


the moonlighters
münchen (munich), germany
29 may 2006

bliss blood – lead vocals, ukulele
carla murray – harmony vocals, guitar
andrew hall – bass
mike neer – hawaiian steel guitar

01 (announcer)
02 big times
03 makin’ wickey wackey
04 every little raindrop
05 dirt road life
06 hold your man
07 farewell my tane
08 mission to moscow
09 broken doll
10 blauer engel
11 ticklin the strings (king bennie nawahi) > fascinatin’ rhythm (george & ira
gershwin) > /just as well let her go (casey bill weldon)
12 take a picture
13 stirred by a spoon
14 resophonic lullaby
15 ziegfeld doll
16 (announcer)
17 isn’t good night yet

trt: approx. 59 min

broadcast: zündfunk nachtmix, presented by jay rutledge
fm > md (sp mode) > wav (optical transfer, wavelab lite) > flac level 8
split into tracks using wavelab lite.

sample: t07 farewell my tane.mp3
download: Moonlighters_2006-05-05_Substanz_Munich.zip

Jul 232016

CD Front Insertthere’s a lot more stuff up on nrk.no, including a phenomenal brecht concert by gisela may at the bergen music festival in 1974.  i’m a big fan of bertolt brecht & kurt weill, well for the past couple of years anyway, and was thrilled to get this on video.  for my car, i’ve demuxed it & tracked it.  the car will get mp3’s but here it is in the original audio format (but not video, sorry, that’s 1.4 gb).

i should maybe look more into german music hall songs of the 20s & 30s.  somewhere, i have a russian group singing a lot of inter-war german songs, which i really enjoyed as well.  one of these fine days… .. .

gisela may
national theatre
bergen, norway
1974 (exact date unknown, probably sometime in july 1974)

gisela may – vocals
unidentified musicians from berliner ensemble – piano, flute, accordion, etc

00 interview by eyvind solås

time 9:03
part 1

01 00:00 gm intro to first few songs, from “happy end”
02 01:00 was die herrn matrosen sagen [happy end]
03 05:00 bilbao song [happy end]
04 10:11 surabaya johnny [happy end]
05 14:43 denn wie man sich bettet (meine herren, meine mutter prägte)
[aufstieg und fall der stadt mahagonny / rise & fall of the city of mahagonny]
06 18:18 gm intro
07 18:55 das lied der eisenbahntruppe von fort donald
08 22:54 gm intro to next few songs, from “die dreigroschenoper” (the threepenny opera)
09 23:39 barbarasong (der song vom nein und ja) [dreigroschenoper]
10 28:59 gm intro to next song
11 29:26 ballade von der sexuellen hörigkeit [dreigroschenoper]
12 32:11 seeräuberjenny [dreigroschenoper]
13 36:27 gm intro
14 37:52 zu potsdam unter den eichen

time 40:18
part 2

15 00:00 telphoning (a)
16 11:38 gm into
17 12:22 ballade von der judenhure marie sanders
18 14:35 mein sohn was immer auch aus dir werde
19 17:35 gm intro
20 17:51 lied vom achten elefanten
21 20:33 gm intro to next 4 songs, from schweyk im zweiten weltkrieg
22 21:19 das lied von der moldau [schweyk]
23 22:43 das lied vom kleinen wind [schweyk]
24 24:34 komm und setz dich, lieber gast [schweyk]
25 26:26 und was bekam des soldaten weib [schweyk] (b)
26 29:23 gm intro
27 29:48 o fallada, da du hangest (ein pferd klagt an)
28 32:31 gm intro
29 33:45 friedenslied
30 35:30 (clapping until end)

(a) performance (with minimal props) of an extract from a work by brecht. thanks for any help identifying.
(b) gm introduces the song as “und was bekam des nazisoldaten weib”. online, i find “soldaten” (with one
youtube exception), and that’s what’s in the lyric; but i don’t know which version of the title is correct.

time: 36:05

total time: 85:26

video source: nrk webcast > adobehds php downloader > .flv video
no re-encoding has been applied, the adobehds.php downloader is a script for downloading .flv video streams.

demux source: as above > ffmpeg (demux to .m4a) > ffmpeg (track) > tracked .m4a files
ffmpeg syntax, using start times & durations calculated from video track start-times above.
demux: ffmpeg -y -i “inputfile.flv” -vn -acodec copy “outputfile.m4a”
track: ffmpeg -y -accurate_seek -ss 35:30 -i “outputfile.m4a” -vn -acodec copy -t 00:30 “outputtrack.m4a”

sample: t14 zu potsdam unter den eichen.mp3
download: GiselaMay_1974-07-xx_SongsOfBertoltBrecht_Bergen_demux.zip

Jul 212016

fred hersch trio - rotterdam 2011-11-19 fwe had a great vacation.  always nice to go home for a while.  but busy, very busy, no concerts, not even a play in dublin.  next time maybe.

after i got back here, the first thing that i happened to downloaded from dime was a fred hersch show.  ended up listening to 3 fred hersch concerts.  twice.  so… welcome back!  here’s some hersch.  enjoy.

cd covers from unclewolfi’s seed on dime in dec 2011.

fred hersch trio
festival jazz international
de doelen
rotterdam, the netherlands
19 nov 2011

fred hersch – p
john hébert – b
eric mcpherson – dr

01. sad poet (fred hersch) 10:55
02. announcement fred hersch 00:21
03. whirl (fred hersch) 07:43
04. skipping (fred hersch) 05:08
05. announcement fred hersch 00:21
06. lonely woman (ornette coleman) > nardis (bill evans/miles davis) 13:20
07. the song is you (jerome kern) > played twice (th. monk) 09:22
08. announcement fred hersch 00:31
09. you & the night & the music (arthur schwartz) 06:50

tt 54:33

source: dvb-s > techno trend tt-premium 2300 > hdd > nero wave editor > flac
(mpeg1 Layer 2/256 kbps)

sample: t04 skipping.mp3
download: FredHerschTrio_2011-11-19_Rotterdam.zip