11 Jun 2017

William Dart’s Mid-Year Catch-Up

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 11 June 2017

The time has come for William Dart to assuage his guilt for past omissions. He gathers some fine tracks that failed to make New Horizons playlists in the first half of 2017. Movie soundtracks are a recurrent theme.

screenshot from John Boden's "I Want to Dance with Somebody" video

screenshot from John Boden's "I Want to Dance with Somebody" video Photo: John Boden

There are two main features. First is the reissue of Jon Boden's 2006 album Painted Lady, now with three bonus tracks. Boden is a British folkie – he was going to be a footnote to the Eliza Carthy programme a few weeks back – but this album contains a surprising cover of Whitney Houston's 'I Want to Dance with Somebody' from the film The Bodyguard.

The other feature is the soundtrack for the Academy Award-winning Moonlight containing the sharply chiselled bites of Nicholas Britell's music that give the film its character-defining darkness and light.

You'll also hear tracks from Bob Dylan, Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane, Ryan Gosling and the cast of La La Land, and '60s Detroit singer Barbara Lewis.

Music Details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy' (Trad) – John Spiers & Jon Boden
Through & Through
(Fellside)

'Painted Lady' (Boden) – Jon Boden
Painted Lady
(Navigator)

'I Want to Dance with Somebody' (Merrill/Rubicam) – Jon Boden
Painted Lady
(Navigator)

'My One and Only Love' (Wood/Mellin) – Bob Dylan
Triplicate
(Sony)

'My One and Only Love' (Wood/Mellin) – Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane
The Johnny Hartman Collection 1947-1972
(Hip-O)

'I Will Always Love You' (Parton) – Whitney Houston
The Bodyguard Original Soundtrack
(Arista)

'Another Day of Sun' (Hurwitz et al) – La La Land Cast
La La Land Original Soundtrack
(Interscope)

'City of Stars' (Hurwitz et al) – Ryan Gosling
La La Land Original Soundtrack
(Interscope)

'Little’s Theme' (Britell) – Nicholas Britell
Moonlight Original Soundtrack
(Lakeshore)

'Chiron’s Theme Chopped and Screwed' (Britell) – Nicholas Britell
Moonlight Original Soundtrack
(Lakeshore)

'Black’s Theme' (Britell) – Nicholas Britell
Moonlight Original Soundtrack
(Lakeshore)

'Hello Stranger' (Lewis) – Barbara Lewis
Moonlight Original Soundtrack
(Lakeshore)