The Western Skyline – Woody Allen’s Music

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The Western Skyline – Woody Allen’s Music

First broadcast on wildatlanticwaves.wordpress.com on 30 July 2015

Thanks to my friends and family, and to the listeners who contacted the show via Twitter, and Facebook. And thanks to Sinéad, Tom, Peadar, Gerry & Heather – the people who gave radioheads like me the chance to create, broadcast and podcast my shows. And to the GRETB radioheads … it’s been a blast guys!

Thank you all. X

So: the final show from this series of The Western Skyline on Wild Atlantic Waves Radio …  … The music of Woody Allen’s films, plus a track from the man himself; no mean player of New Orleans jazz clarinet. Check out the documentary film about Allen, his films, and music: Wild Man Blues 

You can listen to the podcast of the show here, and the playlist is below.

The Western Skyline: Woody Allen’s Music  

First broadcast 10.30-11.30am on  30 July 2015

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Track Name: Theme from the Purple Rose of Cairo

Complete Work Name: Same [Purple Rose of Cairo soundtrack]

Composer: Dick Hyman

Album Title: House of Pianos

Record Label: Arbors Records 2015

Duration: 02.09

Track Name: Dancing Cheek to Cheek

Complete Work Name: Same [Purple Rose of Cairo soundtrack]

Performer: Fred Astaire

Album Title: Songs from Woody Allen Films: compilation

Record Label: WNTS 2011 (Spotify)

Duration: 03.16

Laaa di daaa  (Note Annie's clothes!)
Laaa di daaa
(Note Annie’s clothes!)

Track Name: Moonglow

Complete Work Name: Same [Annie Hall soundtrack]

Orchestra: Artie Shaw & his orchestra

Album Title: Songs from Woody Allen Films: compilation

Record Label: WNTS 2011 (Spotify)

Duration: 03.20

Manhattan film

Track Name: Rhapsody in Blue

Complete Work Name: Opening scene of Manhattan/ Voicover by Woody Allen

Composer: George Gershwin

Orchestra: New York Philharmonic

Downloaded from YouTube

Duration: 03.42

Martin Landau & Woody Allen
Martin Landau & Woody Allen

Track Name: String quartet No.15. Excerpt from the 1st Movement Allegro Molto Moderato

Complete Work Name: String Quartet in G Major #15 D887 [Crimes & Misdemeanours]

Composer: Schubert

Orchestra: Artemis Quartet

Album Title: Schubert Quartets 13,14,15

Record Label: Virgin Classics

Duration: 04.21

Track Name:  Gymnopedie #3

Complete Work Name: Les Gymnopedies  [Another Woman soundtrack]

Composer: Eric Satie

Orchestr: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pianist: Philippe Entremont

Album Title: Woody Allen Classics

Record Label:

Duration: 03.25

Radio Days - Joe's family © www.yv.org
Radio Days – Joe’s family
© http://www.yv.org

Track Name: In the Mood

Complete Work Name: Same [Radio Days soundtrack]

Composer: Glenn Miller

Orchestra: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Conductor: Glenn Miller

Album Title: Songs from Woody Allen Films

Record Label: WNTS 2011 (Spotify)

Duration: 03.29

Radio Days - New Year's Eve 1944: The Masked Avenger & Sally ( post-elocution lessons!)
Radio Days – New Year’s Eve 1944: The Masked Avenger & Sally ( post-elocution lessons!)

Track Name:  If I didn’t care

Complete Work Name: same [Radio Days soundtrack]

Orchestra: The Ink Spots

Album Title: Songs from Woody Allen Films

Record Label: WNTS 2011 (Spotify)

Duration: 02.56

Allen directing Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow & Barbara Hershey in Hannah & Her Sisters
Allen directing Dianne Wiest, Mia Farrow & Barbara Hershey in Hannah & Her Sisters

Track Name:  Largo (excerpt)

Complete Work Name: Concerto #5 in F Minor [Hannah & Her Sisters]

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Orchestra: London Strings

Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner

Album Title:

Record Label: Sony BMG

Duration: 03.10

Midnight in Paris

Track Name: La Conga Blicoti

Complete Work Name: same [Midnight in Paris]

Singer: Josephine Baker

Album Title: Songs from Woody Allen Films

Record Label: WNTS 2011 (Spotify)

Duration: 02.18

Woody - Wild Man Blues

Track Name: Come On and Stomp Stomp Stomp

Complete Work Name: Same [Wild Man Blues documentary]

Orchestra: Woody Allen & Band incl. Eddy Davis

Album Title: Wild Man Blues

Record Label: BMG Entertainment 1998

Duration: 04.43

 

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The Western Skyline – Let’s Play!

First broadcast on 23 July 2015  on wildatlanticwaves.wordpress.com #onlineradio

This solo hour was all about play – and playing some good music. I chose a selection from the 1960’s up: moving from soulful to music guaranteed to rock the soul. I defy you not to dance around the kitchen by the end of the show!

Here is the link to the podcast:

A show like this allows me the chance to play long songs, and songs that wouldn’t be heard much on mainstream radio. Who plays John Miles or Judie Tzuke these days?

Some of the tracks here came from re-masters or compilations. Below is the playlist:

New York Minute – Don Henley  End of the Innocence (1989) 2009 Geffen Records

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For You – Judie Tzuke Welcome to the Cruise (1979) 2010 Wrasse Records

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Old Friends/Bookends  Simon & Garfunkel  Bookends 1968 Sony BMG

Dazzling Blue – Paul Simon  So Beautiful, So What 2011 Star Con LLC Hear Music

If These Walls Could Speak – Jimmy Webb  10 Easy Pieces 1996 Capitol Records

Mac Arthur Park Mac Arthur Park postcard

Mac Arthur Park – Richard Harris  (Written by Jimmy Webb, first recorded:1968)                  1997 Geffen Records

Music – John Miles  Rebel (1976) True Rock Compilation 2006 Spectrum Music

Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group True Rock Compilation  2006 Spectrum Music

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard True Rock Compilation 2006 Spectrum Music

Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer Riptide (1985) True Rock Compilation 2006

Robert Palmer  & The Girls!
Robert Palmer
& The Girls!

Happy Half-Hour – on the Western Skyline

HAPPY!!
HAPPY!!

My 30 minute Western Skyline show this morning on Wild Atlantic Waves Radio was all about Happiness:

– what is it?

– do we deserve it?

– what makes our listeners happy?

– did you know that an Irishman inspired the writers of the American Declaration of Independence?

Life, Liberty and ...
Life, Liberty and …

We had an old happy song courtesy of the Partridge Family. And there were a couple of newish happy songs – thank you Take That and yes, you’ve guessed it, Pharrell Williams!

There was an interview, vox pop, and a happy list.

Thanks to everyone who contacted us on Facebook and Twitter: you seem to be quite a happy bunch!

Flash of Happiness
Flash of Happiness

Image: from Wikimedia Creative Commons

Have a listen to the podcast below: do you agree that Happiness and Contentment are two different things?

I’d love to read your opinion, here on the website, or on the Wild Atlantic Waves Radio Facebook page.  And here’s hoping a flash of happiness flares up in your path today.

Hanging with the radioheads

radioheads - photo by Lorraine Higgins
radioheads – photo by Lorraine Higgins

Today was spent with the radioheads at Wild Atlantic Waves Radio – in The Square in Gort – doing an outside broadcast.

The craic was mighty – and here is a link to the blog about it on the WAWR website:

https://wildatlanticwaves.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/and-were-live/

Me & Chris live from Gort, with Robin on the desk.
Me & Chris live from Gort, with Robin on the desk.

A wonderful day – plus a fabarooney post-show lunch at the Gallery Café on the other side of the Square.

Thanks guys! So glad I got to do this course and hang out with all of you.

Marriage Equality & Presidents

Yes Tá

On the day of the Marriage Equality and Presidential referendums my colleague Julie Flavin and I visited a rural polling station to record a vox pop ‘exit poll’.

When we head off to do vox pops, we never know what we are going to get … in terms of material and/or abuse! Actually, a lot of the time people are shy. And no more so than when you are trying to find out how they have voted. So, thank you to everyone who spoke to us so freely.

But there is one voice that I cannot forget; she was the person I first thought of as the results came through the next day.

She came out of the polling station with her father (I presume) – who gestured with a wave of his arm to her that here we were … at her disposal … that she could speak out in any way she liked. And we were delighted to record her.

In fact, it was a privilege to hear this young woman – voting for the first time – for whom that day was so important.

The vox pop was first broadcast on Tuesday 26 May on Wild Atlantic Waves Radio, as part of the Midday Show during our News in Focus slot.

It was mixed down by Julie, and she did a fantastic job. The excerpt here includes intro and outro clips on either side of the vox pop: