Though unintentional, I noticed most of my tracks feature a horn section this time around: thus the title of the CD. There's a subtheme of New Orleans music, and of course a sub-sub theme of stuff unrelated to any supertheme.
Bower of Bliss
I got this CD single for free in college. I liked it so much I bought the full 14-track disc, which of course sucked with the exception of this song. So here ya go. (Sorry, no horns on the first track!)
Blood, Sweat & Tears
I grew up with this band. I don't know anything about them, but I always liked this song.
How Come My Dog Don't Bark (when You Come Around)
The first track of my Nawlens subtheme. I'm not a fan of the big threatening rant at the end, but I like the rest of the song. And, of course, no one does a Dr. John voice better than Dr. John.
Gangbé Brass Band
I got this CD free when I donated to KDHX. I had no idea what I was getting; I normally don't like African stuff, but the brass is an interesting twist on it. I like several of the tracks, including this one. And it fits my theme.
I actually don't remember where I found this band, it's been so long. The girl has an excellent voice, though. Too excellent for ska, probably.
You Know I'm no Good
I think this is a popular song right now. I heard it on the radio. I love what this girl does with her quirky voice. I don't even know how to classify it.
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
I bought this CD when they came to town. It was a rip off at $20; who says you can't teach them capitalism? But there's some good stuff on there, this being the best (in my opinion).
The New Ska Age
I bought this CD because they had a ska version of Hava Nagila. I didn't put it on this one, though, because I'm saving it for may all-Hava-Nagila swap CD. Oh, yes. I think this band is German.
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General (from The Pirates of Penzance)
Another one I've liked since I was a kid. If you don't like it, I'll try to pretend I care. (But not really.) An interesting factoid: Kevin Kline sings the part of the Pirate King on this CD.
Jim Tomlinson and Stacey Kent
If I Were a Bell
I think Stacey Kent's voice is cute. Some people think it's annoying. You be the judge.
What's Buzzin' Cousin?
Clever lyrics and catchy music from a classic artist.
A classic artist of a different vein. I like this song on so many levels. I'm always bummed out when I can't find it on the list at the karaoke bar (which is every time).
I Gotta Know
Yet another classic artist. And yet another fun song.
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
I like this pair, but all their songs sound exactly the same for some reason. Good thing you only have to listen to one track: a variation on an old country standard.
Amadou & Mariam
Again, I'm not normally into the African stuff, but I heard this and just liked it. And, for once, the song I heard on the radio isn't the best song on the whole CD, which I appreciate.
Sorry for the odd transition. To fit everything on my CD, I had to cut out an intro to the next song which would've made a lot of sense here.
I first heard this band in college. Even though I don't normally like Jazz (some of this CD notwithstanding), I love this CD (In Love). I haven't heard anything else by this group that I've liked, but maybe I should go back and look again.
An a capella polka? How could I not put this on here? The language is Finnish (although some of it has to be scat).
I heard Lily Allen so much everywhere all the time that I had to get the CD. This is a fun little song.
Nadka Karadzhova and Svetla Ivanova
Becuase you don't listen to enough Bulgarian folk music. Two points for you if you can tell the time signature this is in the first time you listen to it.
Hawaiian War Chant
The Hawaiians were once a race of war-like people, intent on slaughtering and enslaving people from neighbor islands. This modern-day war chant it is a glorious testiment to what pussies the Hawaiians have become. Really, a war chant shouldn't make you think of pina coladas and ugly shirts. However, it's really catchy.
You're Gonna Pay
I won a little three-track CD and ended up loving it. The lyrics sound very poignant. I can't really be sure, though, since I only understand 40% of them.
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82- Animando - Allegro - Quasi allegretto - Sempre animando
I have no idea what all those Italian words mean. To me, it means "the last movement of this concerto".
I've got to apologize for this one; I found out too late that there's a scratch on the CD I ripped this track from. On most CD players you can barely notice, but on my cheapest, most pathetic CD player it completely crashes the entire track 2 mintues before the CD is over. I left it in there because it works on 4/5 players I tried it on, you probably have better players than I do, and I didn't want to make y'all wait on my getting a replacement. If it screws up, let me know and I'll send you the repaired track.
That's it. Hope you enjoy the CD!
[edited by Scyess on 05-31-07 at 9:05:12pm]
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