Episode #575

Vaults: Merkin Hall Grab Bag

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

For this edition of New Sounds From the Vaults, we’ll be sampling some music from the New Sounds Live concert series at Merkin Hall, specifically, the fall 1990 season. First off, there’s the West African vocal beatboxing and percussion-heavy music of Ladygourd Sangoma. Also on the show, hear music from Peter Gordon & The Love of Life Orchestra inspired by nightmares of cigarettes and Robert Mappelthorpe photos, all part of a week featuring performances from New Sounds Live.

PROGRAM #575: NS Live Concerts: Peter Gordon & Ensemble, and Ladygourd Sangoma (Original airdate: November 8, 1990.)





Ladygourd Sangoma

live, 1990

"Vocal Gourds” {5:00} "Makin' Turns" {8:00}

Not commercially available.

Peter Gordon & The Love of Life Orchestra


"Leningrad Xpress" {8:00}
"Nightmare In Tobaccoland" {10:00}
"Pastis" {4:00}
"Warsaw" {5:00}
"My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is" {4:00}

"Leningrad Xpress," "Pastis," and parts of “Nightmare" are all on Gordon's CD Leningrad Xpress on the Italian Newtone label #516-702, which is out of print.Online discography at

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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