Episode #3172

Strange Arrangements & Covers

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Friday, February 18, 2011

For this New Sounds, hear a string quartet that is an arrangement of a Jimi Hendrix song, along with an arrangement of the Gnarls Barkley song "Crazy," by Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Don Ross.  We'll also hear a jazz-ish band, Blue Cranes, taking on the Red House Painters, a sonata for violin and piano that is actually a Brian Wilson song, and music from the Jolly Boys.  Plus, there'll be more Jimi Hendrix covers, perhaps by Ben Verdery & Turtle Island Quartet.

PROGRAM #        3172, Strange Arrangements & Covers          (First aired on 2-18-11)                       







Galang [:30]

XL Recordings 49186 / Interscope
Available at or download from iTunes &

Vijay Iyer Trio


Galang [:45]

ACT 9489

Don Ross

Breakfast for Dogs

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) [2:53]

Candyrat Records

Vijay Iyer Trio


Galang Trio Riot Version [2:41]

ACT 9489

Sam Amidon

Sun Salute EP 25th Anniversary Tribute to Katrina and the Waves

Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & the Waves)[3:08]

Download only from Brooklyn Vegan

The Jolly Boys featuring Albert Minott

Great Expectation

Hanging on the Telephone (Blondie/the Nerves) [3:07]

Geejam Recordings GEE 001

Turtle Island Quartet

Have You Ever Been...?

Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix/ Billy Roberts) [5:07]

Telarc 32094

Benjamin Verdery

Ride the Wind Horse

Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) [2:28]

Newport Classic 85509, Out of print.  But the tune appears on Verdery’s “Branches”, available at

Turtle Island Quartet

Have You Ever Been...?

Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix) [5:45]

See above.

Dave Soldier featuring Rebecca Cherry, violin & William Hobbs, piano

The Complete Victrola Sessions/The Violinist

Brian's Lament  (Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Park's  "Surf's Up") [5:44]


Birdsongs of the Mesozoic


Somber Reptiles (Brian Eno) [4:05]

Cuneiform Rune 35
Out of Print.  More info at:

Blue Cranes

Cantus Firmus

New Jersey (Red House Painters) [4:06]  

Ben Allison


Across the Universe (John Lennon) [5:11]

Palmetto Records PM 2101

Indie Rock Branches Out (Weekly Podcast)

For this New Sounds, listen to indie artists straddle the divide between world music, ambient and electronica as they incorporate or approximate traditional instruments, traditional sounds, and take the results well out of indie rock-land.  We'll hear from the Tradi-Mods Vs Rockers record, the latest in the Congotronics series, where carefully chosen artists have recorded homages to the original source material - landing someplace between reinventions and cover versions, and often go as far as being worthy of the dancefloor. 


Comments [3]

mel from Brooklyn

Is there a playlist for this episode?

Feb. 20 2011 08:27 AM

please put me on the list for next friday feb 25

thank you

Feb. 18 2011 11:24 PM
josh from williamsburg

the jolly boys are actually covering the nerves. blondie's "hanging on the telephone" was itself a cover of perhaps the quintessential power-pop tune.

Feb. 18 2011 11:17 PM

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