Albums and All That, Starting with the letter J as in Juliett


Mar 21 2021 • 1 hr 3 mins

Sinéad O'Connor [00:28] "Jerusalem" Jerusalem Ensign VAS 1062 1988 More Ants on this track than you would think, and a Stiff Little Finger. Ministry [04:39] "Jesus Built My Hotrod (Short, Pusillanimous * So-They-Can-Fit-More-Commercials-On-The-Radio Edit)" Jesus Built My Hotrod Sire 0-40211 1991 IndustrioMetalBilly? Mike D'Abo [08:22] "King Herod's Song (Try It and See)" Jesus Christ Superstar Decca DXSA 7206 1970 Manfred Mann's front man handles King Herod on the original studio version. Joshua Mostel [11:25] "King Herod's Song" Jesus Christ Superstar MCA Records MCA2-11000 1973 Zero's son definitely plays it for laughs. The Jesus Lizard [16:10] "Bloody Mary" The Jesus Lizard Touch and Go T&G #43 1989 So, fun story. This is actually The Jesus Lizard's debut EP however I caught this record literrally at a CBGB's show where David Yow was flinging copies of this record off the stage. Kris Kristofferson [18:08] "Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)" Jesus Was a Capricorn Monument KZ 31909 1972 Honor your influences. Joe Ely [20:37] "Suckin' on a Big Bottle of Gin" Joe Ely MCA Records MCA-837 1980 Definitely going to need some gin after all those religious tunes. A fine Butch Hancock number. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman [23:53] "Autumn Serenade" John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Impulse! AS-40 1963 Recorded on March 7, 1963 in Englewood Cliffs NJ with vocals by Hartman, tenor sax by Coltrane, McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass, and of course Elvin Jones on drums. Johnny Mathis [29:43] "Chances Are" Johnny's Greatest Hits Columbia CL 1133 1958 The one and only San Franciscan Johnny Mathis. One of my mother's favorite songs. Fun fact: Johhny Mathis and fellow Bay Area athlete Bill Russell vied against each other in the high jump during their high school years. Richard Harris [32:46] "Jonathan Livingston Seagull (excerpt)" Jonathan Livingston Seagull ABC/Dunhill Records DSD-50160 1973 Stoopit conformist seagulls all focused on food and fighting. Don't they know what it is to fly?! Spandau Ballet [37:12] "To Cut a Long Story Short" Journeys to Glory Chrysalis CHR 1331 1981 The debut albums from these London synth natives. This track made it to number 5 on the UK singles chart. Evidently this song was also Vince Clarke's inspiration for "Just Can't Get Enough". Terry Allen [40:31] "The Juarez Device/Dialogue: The Characters/A Simple Story" Juarez Fate Records 1394 1981 (original release 1975) Quite a tale, let me tell you. If this sounds like you kinda thing, definitely check this album out. Dalis Car [46:00] "The Judgement Is the Mirror" The Judgement Is the Mirror Paradox Records DOX 1-12 1984 What happens when you take one part of Bauhaus (Murphy) and one part of Japan (Karn) and stick them in a studio? You get a Captain Beefheart inspired name with a Brian Eno inspired sound. Siouxsie and the Banshees [50:36] "Spellbound" Juju PVC Records 8903 1981 The fourth studio album from Siouxsie and company. Their sound is wonderfully lifted by the guitarwork of John McGeoch. Harry Belafonte [53:53] "Jump in the Line" Jump Up Calypso RCA Victor LPM-2388 1961 Another one from my father's collection. Side two has a couple of other standout tracks including versions of "Monkey" and "Angelina". June Havoc [57:32] "Scene 1: Waterfront" June Havoc - The Record Acting Game Co-Star CS-105 1977 (original release 1958) Well, did you get the part? You're a shoe-in for Johnny. Music behind the DJ: "Come and Get It" by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra