7 Aug 2016

Clever Music

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 7 August 2016
Finnegan Shanahan - The Two Halves

Returning to a topic he's touched on before, William Dart looks at "clever" music - music with far, far more going on in it than just surface. Centring on a new album by American songwriter Finnegan Shanahan titled The Two Halves, he also features John Kongos, Frank Zappa, Edmund McWilliams and Philip Glass.

Playlist

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

'Sophisticated Lady' (Ellington) – Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook
(Verve)

'Chelsea Morning' (Mitchell) – Joni Mitchell
Clouds
(Reprise)

'At This Moment' (Kongos) – John Kongos
Confusions about a Goldfish
(Pye)

'Let’s Make the Water Turn Black' (Zappa) – Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
We’re Only In It For The Money
(Ryko)

'The Fearsome Feeling' (McWilliams) – Pie Warmer
The Fearsome Feeling
(Lil Chief)

'Erin' (Rubeo) – Chris Rubeo
Erin
(chrisrubeo.com)

'The Platelayers' (Shanahan) – Finnegan Shanahan
The Two Halves
(New Amsterdam)

'The Great Sunstroke' (Shanahan) – Finnegan Shanahan
The Two Halves
(New Amsterdam)

'Songs From Liquid Days' (Glass) – Philip Glass Ensemble
Songs From Liquid Days
(CBS)

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