Friday, June 22, 2007

FriPod: Hello, Goodbye

1. "Hello Babe," by Dickie Wells, performed by Lester Young on Classic Tenors. A good hello, cheery and bouncy with a little grit to the sound that suggests ulterior motives for the babe.

2. "Hello Dolly," by Jerry Herman, performed by Louis Armstrong on All-Time Greatest Hits. I love the chunky banjo that introduces this song. How the hell does Satchmo get that shimmer in such a gravelly voice?

3. "Escape / Chase / Saying Goodbye" by John Williams, on the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial soundtrack (expanded version).

4. "Everytime We Say Goodbye," by Cole Porter, performed by John Coltrane on My Favorite Things. So suave and smooth, a little sad.

5. "Goodbye Stevie," by Steve Winwood, performed by The Spencer Davis Group on The Best Of The Spencer Davis Group. Stevie wrote this to honor his leaving the group to go solo.

6. "Mama's Gone – Goodbye," by Peter Bocage, performed by Midge Williams & Her Jazz Jesters.

7. "Say Goodbye To Hollywood," by Billy Joel on Turnstiles. A little too over orchestrated.

8. "Saying Goodbye To Those You So Love," by James Horner on the A Beautiful Mind soundtrack.

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