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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My Vinyl Attic - Wednesday Week - What We Had (1987)

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Wednesday Week - What We Had (1987)

Picked this up locally. I know this is on CD but this is the vinyl version. The vinyl sounds great. Nice boppy album. Well worth a listen. 


Tracklist

A1Why
Written-By – Heidi Rodewald
3:10
A2Feel So Small
Written-By – Kelly CallanKristi Callan
2:26
A3I Wonder What You Hear
Written-By – Kelly CallanKristi Callan
4:01
A4Sometimes
Written-By – Kelly CallanKristi Callan
2:33
A5I Thought
Written-By – Kelly CallanKristi Callan
2:32
A6Missionary
Written-By – David NolteHeidi RodewaldKent Fuher
4:15
B1If Only
Written-By – Kelly CallanKristi Callan
2:41
B2Circle
Written-By – Kelly CallanKristi Callan
2:46
B3All That Again
Written-By – Kristi Callan
3:15
B4Suicide
Written-By – Kelly CallanKristi Callan
2:57
B5Looking Back
Written-By – David NolteKelly CallanMike Nolte
2:40
B6Forever
Written-By – Heidi Rodewald
3:35

Credits

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Wednesday Week is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. After releasing two albums, the band split up in 1990, with members going on to form Lucky. They reformed in 1998.
At the core of the band were the sisters Kristi and Kelly Callan, who formed their first group, The Undeclared, in 1979, which in 1980 evolved into the trio Goat Deity when they were joined bySteve Wynn. Wynn left to concentrate on his other band, The Dream Syndicate, and Kjehl Johansen (of The Urinals) joined on bass guitar, with the band name changing again to Narrow Adventure.[1] With David Provost replacing Johansen in 1983, the band became Wednesday Week (named after the Undertones song), and they released their debut EP later that year.[1][2]Further lineup changes followed, with Provost being replaced by Heidi Rodewald at the end of 1983, and Tom Alford joining on lead guitar in early 1984. In 1985, David Nolte (of The Last) replaced Alford, giving the band its most stable lineup. The band signed with Enigma Records, releasing the Don Dixon-produced debut album What We Had in 1987.[ Two songs from the album were featured in the film Slumber Party Massacre II. Towards the end of 1987 Rodewald left, and another former Urinals member, John Talley-Jones, joined as one of a string of short-lived members before the band split up in 1990. Before splitting up they self-released a second album, No Going Back.
After Wednesday Week, the Callan sisters and Nolte (who married Kristi Callan) formed Luckyin 1995 with former Mad Parade bassist Mike Lawrence. Nolte and Kristi Callan also played in David Gray's band. Kristi Callan later formed the band Dime Box, releasing the album Five and Dime Waltz in 2008. Rodewald later joined The Negro Problem with Mark "Stew" Stewart, with whom she created the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange.
Wednesday Week reformed in 1998, and continued to play occasional live shows

My Vinyl Attic - Mason Williams - Music (1969)

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Mason Williams - Music (1969)

I bought this album locally. The vinyl sounds really good. Quite an enjoyable album. Two thumbs up!


Tracklist

A1Greensleeves
Adapted By – Mason Williams
A2Bucko's Memories
A3L.A. Chanson De Claudine
A4Come To Me
Written-By – Gary AlexanderJim Yester
A5Cowboy Buckaroo
B1The Brother's Theme
Written-By – Nancy Ames
B2J. Edgar Swoop
B3Sunflower
B4A Major Thang
B5A Gift Of Song
Written-By – Patty Ingles

Credits



Mason Douglas Williams (born August 24, 1938) is an American classical guitarist, composer, writer, comedian, and poet, best known for his 1968 instrumental "Classical Gas" and for his work as a comedy writer on Smothers Brothers Comedy HourThe Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and Saturday Night Live.
Mason Douglas Williams was born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Jackson Eugene (a tile setter) and Kathlyn (née Nations) Williams.
Williams grew up dividing his time between living with his father in Oklahoma and his mother in Oakridge, Oregon. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1956. It was in Oklahoma that he began his lifelong friendship with artist Edward Ruscha.
He attended Oklahoma City University (1957–60) and North Texas State University for one semester. Military Service: U.S. Navy, 1961–63.
He married Sheila Ann Massey on April 22, 1961; they had one daughter, Kathryn Michelle, before divorcing. He remarried, to Katherine Elizabeth Kahn, in February 1994; the couple divorced after ten years.[5] He has lived in Eugene, Oregon, with his Canadian-born wife, Karen, an attorney.
In 1968, Williams won three Grammy Awards for his guitar instrumental "Classical Gas". Together with Nancy Ames, he wrote "Cinderella Rockefella", a 1968 number one hit for Esther and Abi Ofarim in the United Kingdom.
In 1970, Williams made a television appearance on a variety show, Just Friends, which reunited regulars of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. To create a visual element for his performance, he used a special playable classical plexiglass guitar built for him by Billy Cheatwoodand a prop designer for ABC. For the performance, Williams filled the guitar with water and added a couple of goldfish. He then used the plexiglass guitar to finger-sync his hit version of "Classical Gas".
Williams has recorded more than a dozen albums, five on the Warner Bros. label (The Mason Williams Phonograph RecordThe Mason Williams Ear ShowMusicHandmade, and Sharepickers). The LP cover for the 1968 'Music' was painted by Edward Ruscha. The credit reads "Sorry, Cover by Edward Ruscha.
"Classical Gas" was released as a single from The Mason Williams Phonograph Record in 1968. "Classical Gas" won three Grammys that year for "Best Instrumental (theme) Composition", "Best Instrumental (theme) Performance", and "Best Instrumental Orchestra Arrangement", Mike Post, arranger. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. He also wrote songs for The Kingston Trio. For both Handmade and Sharepickers, Mason received two more Grammy nominations for "Best Album Cover Design".
In 1987, Williams teamed with Mannheim Steamroller to release a new album on the American Gramaphone label. The album, titled Classical Gas, included a remake of the 1968 song. Another cut from this album, "Country Idyll", was a 1988 nominee for a Grammy in the country music category for "Best Instrumental Performance by a Soloist, Group or Orchestra". The album went gold in 1991. Williams' plexiglass guitar appears on the cover of this album.
Williams released an acoustic instrumental album of Christmas and holiday music, A Gift of Song, on the Real Music label, featuring arrangements of traditional carols and original compositions. In 1992, the Vanguard label released Music 1968–1971, a compilation of cuts from his five Warner Bros. albums recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Williams relates when compiling the album that he went to Warner Bros. and asked "Where's that painting that Ed did for that old ["Music" ] cover?" and was told it had been thrown away; a probable loss of 3–5 million dollars.
In conjunction with the release of this album, Williams added a "Holiday Concert Program" to his repertoire, featuring music from the album as well as other traditional music of the season. In 1994, he played six sold-out concerts with the Oregon Symphony in Portland, Oregon. In the 1990s he also performed with the Eugene Symphony with friend Ken Kesey.
Williams then concentrated on a variety of programs for his concert appearances. His "Concert For Bluegrass Band And Orchestra", also titled "Symphonic Bluegrass", has been performed with over 40 symphony orchestras, including the Colorado Symphony OrchestraKansas City SymphonyLouisiana Philharmonic OrchestraOklahoma City PhilharmonicLouisville Orchestra, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
In 1984, Williams released an album, Of Time & Rivers Flowing, on his own Skookum label, containing 14 of the approximately 35 songs performed in the concert. In 1993, the title cut from the album was used as the soundtrack for a ninety-second public service announcement (PSA) created by The American Rivers Council on the home video release of Robert Redford's film A River Runs Through It. The PSA was also on the 1995 home video release of The River Wild.
In 1995, Williams was invited to play for Oregon governor John Kitzhaber's inauguration and in 1996, Williams received an honorary Doctorate of Music from his alma mater, Oklahoma City University.
In 1998, BMI, the performance rights organization that tracks air play performances on radio and television, presented Williams with a Special Citation of Achievement in recognition of the great national and international popularity of "Classical Gas". By 2008, the song logged over six million broadcast performances, to become the all-time number-one instrumental composition for air play in BMI's repertoire.
In 1999, Williams played again for the governor of Oregon's second inauguration. In February, Williams' "Bus" art piece was included in theNorton Simon Museum exhibition "Radical Past", in Pasadena, California. In the spring he played his Of Time and Rivers Flowing concert with the Oregon Children's Choral Festival, a two-day event involving 3,000 elementary school children singing water and rivers songs with Williams and his band. Williams received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oregon in honor of his Contribution to Oregon's arts.
In the fall of 1999, he and the Bluegrass Band played for Byron Berline's Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie, Oklahomawith the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
Williams' music has been featured in several movies including The Story of UsCheaper by the DozenThe DishThe Heidi Chronicles, andHeartbreakers. His compositions also have been played on the television series The Sopranos.
In 2003, Williams released an EPMusic for the Epicurean Harkener, and again was nominated for a Grammy in 2004 for best instrumental album. In 2005, he collaborated with UK guitarist Zoe McCulloch on the album Electrical Gas.
In June 2006, Williams performed at his 50th high school reunion at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City. He performed as Mason Williams and Friends, the friends including Art Maddox, Mark Schneider, Thom Bergeron, Don Latarski, and Dennis Caffey, at concerts in Eugene and SpringfieldOregon and at the opening gala at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater in Springfield. He also made special guest appearances in September with many other guitarists at Primal Twang in San Diego, California, and with Craig Einhorn and theUmpqua Symphony Orchestra in Roseburg, Oregon.
In January 2007, he was reunited with longtime friend and artist Edward Ruscha, performing at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. In October 2007, he was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. and co-headlined a concert with Everclear and Paul Revere and the Raiders.
Like many writer-performers, Williams was also a stand-up comedian. He set most of his comic ideas to music and sang or recited the jokes in lyric form with guitar accompaniment. In 1964, Vee-Jay Records released Them Poems, a record album on which Williams entertains a live audience with "them poems about them people", covering such varied topics as "Them Moose Goosers", "Them Sand Pickers", and "Them Surf Serfs". A typical "them poem" is "Them Banjo Pickers", which begins: "Them banjo pickers! Mighty funny ways. Same damn song for three or four days!" Several other "them" poems, along with many ditties, song lyrics, odd and amusing photographs from around the country, and assorted bits of visual and verbal silliness are collected in The Mason Williams Reading Matter (Doubleday, 1969), and the Them Poems record album was reissued (also in 1969, on the heels of the success of "Classical Gas") as The Mason Williams Listening Matter.
Williams has written more than 175 hours of music and comedy for network television programming and was a prime creative force for CBS' controversial Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. His experience in folk music gave him the background for many of Tom and Dick Smothers' comedy routines and with co-writer Nancy Ames, also composed the show's musical theme.
It was on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour that he created and perpetuated the 1968 "Pat Paulsen for President" campaign, an elaborate political satire. Williams also helped launch the career of entertainer Steve Martin. Martin was hired by Williams as a writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, for which his contributions were initially paid out of Williams' own pocket. In 1968, he won an Emmy Award for his work as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.[
Other television personalities he has written for include Andy WilliamsGlen CampbellDinah ShoreRoger Miller, and Petula Clark. In 1980, Williams briefly served as head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live, but left after clashing with producer Jean Doumanian. In 1988, Williams received his third Emmy nomination as a comedy writer for his work on The Smothers Brothers 20th Reunion Special on CBS.
In February 2000, Williams participated in the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The sixth annual festival honored The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and its contribution to television. Williams performed a concert with Tom and Dick Smothers, and again on a late night show with performers that included Catherine O'HaraMartin ShortAndrea MartinSteve MartinRobin Williams, and Marc Shaiman

My Vinyl Attic - John Allan Cameron - Song for the Mira (1981)

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John Allan Cameron - Song for the Mira (1981)

I picked this up on a trip to Toronto. John Allan is a legendary figure in Canada. A very affable jongleur. This is a very pleasant album and the viny is in terrific shape. Well worth a listen. 


Tracklist

A1Tie Me Down2:17
A2Johnny Cope/Prince Charlie's Farewell To The Isle Of Skye/Maggie Brown's Jig2:37
A3Four Mary's2:57
A4Mrs Hamilton Of Pencaitland/Dominion Reel2:45
A5Looking Back2:35
A6Mary Of The Wild Moor2:50
A7Nova Scotia Farewell3:19
B1Minstrel Of Cranberry Lane2:04
B2Birds Of Joy3:18
B3Farewell To The Creeks & Banks Of Sicily3:47
B4Planxty Johnston1:02
B5Song For The Mira
Written-By – Allister MacGillivray
3:41
B6Please Don't Bury Me2:42
B7Welcome To The Trossack's0:51

Credits

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John Allan CameronCM (16 December 1938 – 22 November 2006) was a Canadian folksinger, "The Godfather of Celtic Music" in Canada. Noted for performing traditional music on his twelve string guitar, he released his first album in 1969. He released 10 albums during his lifetime and was featured on national television. He was a recipient of the East Coast Music Award's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Order of Canada, conferred in 2003.
Cameron was born in Inverness County, Nova Scotia to Dan L. Cameron and Catherine Anne (Katie Anne) MacDonald. Katie Anne (1914–1983) was the only sibling of renowned Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan Rory MacDonald. In 1957 John Allan moved to Ottawa,Ontario where he studied to be a Roman Catholic priest through the Order of the Oblate Fathers. In 1964, a few months before ordination, Cameron obtained a dispensation from the church to pursue studies in education at St. Francis Xavier University, and eventually a career in music.
He was a regular on Singalong Jubilee in the 1960s and he was later host of two Canadian television series. The first was the Montreal-produced John Allan Cameron on CTV from 1975 to 1976. Guests included Stan RogersEdith ButlerThe Good BrothersStringband,Colleen PetersonAdam MitchellMichael CooneyShirley EikhardLiam ClancyTommy MakemNancy WhiteSteve Goodman, andRhythm Pals. Cameron would return to national television on CBC with the Halifax-produced The John Allan Cameron Show which ran from 1979 to 1981
Besides his numerous television and concert appearances, he performed at the Grand Ole Opry in 1970.
In January 2005, Cameron was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. Several benefit projects such as concerts and a tribute CD were produced to support costs resulting from his treatment of this cancer.
On 22 November 2006, Cameron died in Toronto.
Cameron's son, Stuart Cameron is also an accomplished musician.