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Music Blog 2/13/10

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I’m Walkin’ by Ricky Nelson (from Ricky Nelson: Greatest Hits, Capitol/EMI, 2005)

I like the Fats Domino version better, but my Uncle John, a big Ricky Nelson fan, is still royally peeved at me for dissing Tommy James and the Shondells in a debate about the relevance of The Ramones. So here you are, John. No hard feelings.

Vancouver by Violent Femmes (from Add It Up [1981-1993], Slash/Reprise, 1993)

John Williams me no John Williams. Aaron Copland me no Aaron Coplands. The best way to musically express the exhilaration of the Olympic Games is through free-jazz by alt-rockers.

Say Hey (the Willie Mays Song) by The Treniers (from Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns Original Soundtrack Recording, Elektra/Nonesuch, 1994)

That Giants kid is still great.

Born Free (from Cinema Century, Silva, 1996)

Remember when there was a TV series about Elsa and her cubs, and it starred Gary Collins? Uh…neither do I…
Actually, there was a short-lived TV series in 1974. It lasted just 13 weeks, or roughly 2-3 weeks shorter than the average gestation period for lions.

Take Me Back to Mabayi (from Africa: Music from the Nonesuch Explorer Series, Nonesuch, 2002)

Burundian music isn’t my bailiwick, so ill abstain on this one.

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