Friday, April 15, 2005

Mystifyingly Glad Podcast - Paul Williams Special

Mystifyingly Glad Podcast | Show # 4 - Paul Williams Special

This week we feature the music of one of pop music's master craftsmen - Paul Williams.

From Williams himself we offer Bitter Sweet (actually from William's first band Holy Mackeral), We've Only Just Begun, After All and, from the soundtrack to The Phantom of the Paradise, The Hell Of It - Plus covers of Someday Man, Rainy Days and Mondays and The Rainbow Connection.

Recomended recordings

Paul Williams
Tracks include:
We've Only Just Begun
Old Fashioned Love Song
Let Me Be the One
I Won't Last a Day Without You
Rainy Days and Mondays
That's What Friends Are For

Paul Willams - A&M Greatest Hits

Just an Old Fashioned Love Song

Recomended Sites:

Paul Williams Music and Acting Pages
Paul Williams Humanitarian
Paul's New DVD
The Phantom of the Paradise Web Ring
Paul Williams at the IMDB

Friday, April 01, 2005

Mystifyingly Glad - Show 3

Mystifyingly Glad - Show 3


I Wonder Why | Miss Abrams and The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class
I'm Nothing But a Girl | Birgit Lystager
When I Was All Alone | Paul Williams
By The Cathedral | Keren Ann
Never Gonna Fall in Love Again | Magic
Crystal Blue Persuation | Dave Pell Singers

Show Notes:

I Wonder Why | Miss Abrams and The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class
A sweet environmental message from the 4th graders (back in 1970) of Strawberry Point school. Produced by Erik Jacobsen (Lovin' Spoonful).

By the Cathedral | Keren Ann
From the album Not Going Anywhere . Here's a nice article on Keren from Cha Cha Charming

When I Was All Alone | Paul Williams
Paul Williams is easily the most underrated singer/songwriter of the 60's and '70's. Not that he's completely unknown but the level of recognition he receives is miniscule when compared to his talent and influence on the scene. When I Was All Alone comes from the classic Just An Old Fashioned Love Song album. Look for our Paul Williams Special coming in the next week.

Never Gonna Fall in Love Again | Magic
From the essential compilation Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - The Voice of Tony Burrows. Burrows was, like Ron Dante whose Tracy was featured in last week's show, a man of many groups - the voice behind so many classic pop songs from such groups as Edison Lighthouse, Pipkins, First Class and White Plains.

Crystal Blue Persuation | Dave Pell Singers

From Space Age Pop - "Pell released three albums under his own name on Liberty... The last, released in 1969, is now a great favorite of soft pop/easy tempo fans, with terrific versions of Piero Umiliani's dippy classic, "Mah-Na, Mah-Na," the Electric Indians' "Kemo Sabe," and the title tune from the nude musical, "Oh, Calcutta."
Also, check out Dave Pell's Official site