Connections 43 – Jan 2022

Connections 43

December 2021 Connections finished with ‘Compared To What’ by Les McCann and Eddie Harris from the ‘Swiss Movement’ album released in 1969. Promoter Claude Nobs based at the venue, the Montreaux Casino, recorded the performance. (I played a small clip from Frank Zappa asking people to leave the venue as a fire had broken out). We followed Claude and the venue to …

‘Smoke On The Water’ (1971) from the Machine Head album by Deep Purple. (I edited a live version from the Made in Japan album released a year later into the original studio performance). Machine Head was made using the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio so we linked the unit to a live recording by Santana…

‘Let The Chidlren Play/Jugando’ (1977) from the double album Moonflower. George Engfer was the engineer on the live recordings (it was part studio, part live) so we connected him to…

‘More’ (1967) by Erroll Garner released on MGM Records. Five years earlier head engineer Val Valentin was at the Verve label for this recording …

‘The Honeydripper’ (1963) By Oscar Peterson from his NIght Train LP. Norman Granz was Oscar’s manager and producer so we linked Norman to…

‘You For Me’ (1956) by Count Basie from the album That’s My Kick. Neal Hefti wrote and arranged the song so it’s him we followed as the songwriter of…

‘Batman’ (1977) from The Jam’s debut album In The City. The vinyl was mastered by Allen Landau at CBS Mastering. We moved Allen to…

‘Coyote’ (1976) by Joni Mitchell from her tenth LP Hejira. Henry Lewy produced this record and many of Joni’s albums so we finished this episode with Henry as the producer of…

‘On And On’ (1976) by Stephen Bishop from his debut LP Careless.

There was an underlying theme throughout this episode; immigrants and their offspring have had a massive impact on music in North America (Norman Granz, Martha Glaser, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Henry Lewy, Val Valentin).

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