AAT #007 (09-19-08): New York

In anticipation of our 2009 long weekend in NYC, we pulled from our vast collection songs and bands associated with the city of New York. I don’t know how “Heat Wave” snuck in from Detroit, Scroobius Pip from across the Atlantic or Gal Costa from Brazil, but what the heck, there’s always a ringer or two in each Argyll. Dang, there’s Mahmoud Ahmed too. Lots of ringers in this show.

Ironically, this podcast lasted nearly four hours, and yet we could have played another four hours of New York-related songs and bands easily…

The UB spirit was in the house, as the sound collages make clear. Andy Warhol, Little Edie Beale, Timothy “Speed” Levitch, Richard Price, Pepper Labeija and other NYC luminaries contribute spoken word throughout the show.

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
New York, New York – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Give It Back to the Indians – Ella Fitzgerald
Trash – New York Dolls
(The Fast Life – David Murray Octet)
Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King
We – The Roches
New York, New York – Nina Hagen
California Girls – The Magnetic Fields
He Hit Me – Grizzly Bear
Statue of Liberty – XTC
How Long Do I Have to Wait – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
The Lady is a Tramp – Ferrante & Teicher
Crocodile Tears – The Mumps
Heidegger in Harlem – Stew
Chelsea Hotel ’78 – Alejandro Escovedo
Emma Goldman’s Wedding – Frank London
(Rhapsody in Blue – The Residents)
Contort Yourself – James White & the Blacks
Ring Them Bells – Liza Minelli
Silver Rocket – Sonic Youth
Harlem River Drive Theme – Harlem River Drive
Untitled – They Might Be Giants
(Rhapsody in Blue – SF Symphony)
Heat Wave – Martha & the Vandellas
The Joint is Jumpin’ – Fats Waller
Chelsea Morning – Joni Mitchell
Man in a Hat – The Klezmatics
The Moose – Woody Allen
(Crepuscule with Nellie – Thelonious Monk Quartet)
Cities – Talking Heads
Chic Cheer – Chic
Rockaway Beach – The Ramones
Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
Objeto Sim, Objeto Não – Gal Costa
The Boy from New York City – The Ad Libs
I Was a Lover – TV on the Radio
UNITY – Queen Latifah
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum – Bob Dylan
Possibly Maybe – Ed Droste and Final Fantasy
Moog Power – Hugo Montenegro
Abbay Mado – Mahmoud Ahmed
Paranoid Android – Easy Star All-Stars and Kirsty Rock
Whip It – The New Establishment in Soul
(That’s Delight – Jenny Scheinman)
Sound of Silver – LCD Soundsystem
Star Wars Disco – Meco
Alive – The Beastie Boys
Can’t Be Funky – The Bush Tetras
Number Three on Flight Eleven – Steinski
(Lesson #1 – Glenn Branca)

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