2 Oct 2016

The Land Where The Good Songs Go

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 2 October 2016
Grant P Chilcott

Grant P Chilcott Photo: Ode Records

William Dart pays tribute to Auckland singer Grant P. Chilcott, who died on 19 September.

But – appropriately, in relation to a performer whose song-choice was impeccable – he leads up to that tribute by considering the issues of good songcraft and has Brian Wilson and Randy Newman serve as exemplars.

Playlist

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

'The Land Where the Good Songs Go' (Kern/Wodehouse) – Sylvia McNair
Sure Thing
(Philips)

'God Only Knows' (Wilson) – Pharrell Williams, Brian Wilson et al
BBC Single
(BBC)

'God Only Knows' (Wilson) – Brian Wilson
Live at the Roxy Theatre
(Brimel)

'Davy The Fat Boy' (Newman) – Randy Newman
Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman
(Warner Bros)

'Davy The Fat Boy' (Newman) – Randy Newman
The Randy Neman Songbook, Vol 3
(Nonesuch)

'Simon Smith and his Dancing Bear' (Newman) – Harpers Bizarre
Feelin’ Groovy
(Warner Bros)

'Simon Smith and his Dancing Bear' (Newman) – Randy Newman
The Randy Neman Songbook, Vol 3
(Nonesuch)

'Masterman and Baby J' (Newman) – Randy Newman
Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman
(Waner Bros)

'You’re the Top' (Porter) – Grant P Chilcott
Songs From The Movies
(Manu)

'Let’s Get Lost' (McHugh/Loesser) – Grant Chilcott’s Wentworth-Brewster Ensemble
On the Other Side of the Tracks
(RCA)

'Hungry Man (NZ Version)' (Troup/Frewin) – Grant Chilcott’s Wentworth-Brewster Ensemble
Hungry Man
(Music Matters)

'Serenata' (Anderson) – Grant P Chilcott
Sings Mitchell Parish
(Ode)