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thirteenth granite mix

granite 13 is a mix i constructed some time ago late at night in a lively pensive mood. probably i don’t really remember. some of the artists have been on other granite mixes but that’s only to be expected. graphs show patterns and patterns evolve into branched out structures of growth replete with inner and outer significance. trellises draw stems and tendrils favour south-facing surfaces.

lotte lenya, best singer of all bond villains is my favourite interpreter of her husband’s music. sorry this track isn’t great quality it came tortuously originally from a radio broadcast – bbc radio 3 that would be.

nancy wilson i have talked about before and not sure what else i can say except that if you’re going to look at only one of the youtube links that i’ve embedded in this post then i would particularly recommend hers

bonnie prince billy i find a refreshing character i’ve chosen a video rather than a live perfomance for the link because i somehow think he works especially well with film.

ron goodwin wrote the music for seventy-odd films including four miss marple features with margaret rutherford in the lead role. i can’t find any full versions of those online but here’s a trailer.

balkan music has got a strong thing going with it’s mixture of asian and european traditions and this albanian unit is a good example of what i’m talking about. what am i talking about?


my clan done ran from japan to atlanta with stamina
slingers and gamblers and gram handlers
tical light the owl cigar let’s get steamed
infra-red guard your beam

i’m not an expert on the blues but for me john lee hooker was the guy who took it a bit beyond and spaced it out by reducing the number of chords which is always good for me though i admit sometimes i fancy putting a few in.

alfred schnittke is another composer/musician that i have talked about before and not sure what else to say. how about – my favourite composer? at the moment anyway.

baden powell – probably talked about him too (when i say talked i mean written). and the link is the second best one to watch.

here’s the mix

granite mix 13
artist title album
lotte lenya september song from radio
nancy wilson i can’t stop loving you today, tomorrow and forever
bonnie prince billy the lion lair ease down the road
ron goodwin miss marple theme film music of ron goodwin
unknown albanian musicians unknown albanian song from radio
raekwon guillotine (swordz) only built 4 cuban linx
john lee hooker crawlin’ king snake the best of john lee hooker
alfred schnittke collected songs where every verse is filled with grief kronos quartet – early music
baden powell dindi poema on guitar
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granite mix 5

This is a different sort of granite mix. Different method of production though still random in nature, recorded from a mini-disc straight to the computer then edited to run the tracks together and because it’s just taken from 1 mini-disc there is some artist duplication. Really this is a Sonny Verterre mix. Whatever happened to Sonny Verterre? Don’t bother to think about that – I just wanted to stick that question up on the world wide web for pointless, futile and semi-nostalgic reasons. The truth is that I tend his grave.

So from beyond the grave come these excerpts from my extensive collection of easy listening/light music/exotica. I am not going to bother to write about any of the songs or artists – it’s enough work to just try and gather together the album information. Suffice to say that as is the way with granite generally all that remains is the inexplicable mountain of rock (Felsgebirge).

And before the music – a brief selection of album covers.

here’s the mix

Granite Mix 5
Artist Title Album
Xavier Cugat Siboney Viva Cugat!
Jim Reeves Mexicali Rose Moonlight And Roses
Raymonde Singers Written On The Wind Unidentified Compilation Album
Ron Goodwin Miss Marple’s Theme Adventure!
Werner Muller Dancing In The Dark Silvery Strings
Sergio Mendes O Pato Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Hammond Brothers With Jan De Nef Hammond-a-bamba Hammond Organs Today
Pepe Jaramillo Tabu Mexican Love
André Penazzi Samba De Madrugada Órgão Samba Percussão
Max Greger Das Ist Die Berliner Luft Ballroom In Berlin
Jimmie Rodgers Tumbling Tumbleweeds Twilight On The Trail
Xavier Cugat Jungle Drums Viva Cugat!
Pepe Jaramillo Mexican Love Mexican Love
Sergio Mendes Agua De Beber Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Pete King The Trolley Song Percussion Concert