Sunday Serenade - Patches of Sunlight, Heroic Pigeons, and More

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Françoise Hardy "Alone" album cover (detail)

Here's a serenade for a summer Sunday. David Garland presents recordings from various artists, eras, and styles, including songs about patches of sunlight, heroic pigeons, country living, and time passing, from Françoise Hardy, The Unthanks, Son Lux, The Zombies, Louis Munroe, and others. Plus some mellifluous instrumentals from Alexander Turnquist, Francis Lai, Tim Kuhl's St. Helena, and the late Elodie Lauten.

The Unthanks "King of Rome"

Tim Kuhl & St. Helena "Indigo Blue"

Comments [4]

amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

David Garland and company -

Always one of the best aural experiences; thank you!

Jan. 13 2015 02:20 PM
David Garland

Here's the playlist showing Artist-Title-Album [@chris from Ocean County NJ: you'll see that "Blue Jeans (seq.4)" is the track I played. That whole album is a blast, and the title song is a zany relic of the period.]:

Françoise Hardy - Times Passing By (Au Fils des Nuits et des Journees) - Alone

Françoise Hardy - Sunshine - Alone

Louis Munroe (w/ Marina Michahelles) - She Looks Good Doin' It - Louis Munroe

The Zombies - Friends Of Mine - Odessey and Oracle

The Unthanks - The King of Rome - The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band (Diversions, Vol. 2)

Francis Lai - Sentiments modifiés (La modification) - Collection Francis Lai - Inédits, Vol. 5

Tim Kuhl - Indigo Blue - St. Helena

Nico Fidenco - Blue Jeans (1975) - Blue Jeans (seq.4)

Son Lux - Easy (Switch Screens) feat. Lorde - Alternate Worlds

Emily Scott w/ The Fell Down Trio - Did You Hear - Stray Light

Alexander Turnquist - Finding the Butterfly - Flying Fantasy

Elodie Lauten - Concerto for Piano and Orchestral Memory: IV. Con spirito - Lauten: Piano Works

Jun. 23 2014 08:13 AM
chris from Ocean County NJ

Nico Fidenco's sequence 6 of blue jeans soundtrack is amazing. But I cant seem to find the version played here on spinning on air anywhere for sale, i would love to own this piece of music. I tunes sells it but it is not the full version played here.. please help me find this!

Jun. 22 2014 10:59 PM
antonio from baySide

Wonderful show, as always. What a way to end the weekend!

Jun. 22 2014 08:20 PM

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