Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-17-2018

June 17, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is the complete list (minus one song), thanks to the post-10PM efforts of JerusalemSlim:

B.B. King & Etta James – There’s Something On Your Mind
Beth Hart – I’ll Take Care Of You
Blackmore’s Night – Rainbow Eyes
Bruce Cockburn – Rumours Of Glory
Cake – Short Skirt/Long Jacket
China Crisis – Working With Fire And Steel
Conjure One – Center Of The Sun (Chilled Out Remix)
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Depeche Mode – Precious
Donovan – Atlantis
Electric Six – Radio Ga Ga
Elton John – Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Elvis Costello – Alison
Eric Clapton/Paul McCartney/et al – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (live concert for George Harrison)
Gary Moore – With Love
Hidden Cameras – The International M.M.A./The Mild Mannered Army
Jeff Wayne – The Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine
Joe Brown – I’ll See You In My Dreams (Live at “Concert for George”)
Klaatu – Doctor Marvello
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Mark Knopfler? – ???
Peter Murphy – A Strange Kind Of Love
Phoebe Show & Ladysmith Black Mambazo – People Get Ready
Queen – My Melancholy Baby
Rialto – Monday Morning 5:19
Rick Wakeman – Anne Boleyn ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’
Rita Marley – One Draw
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Roderick Falconer – Play It Again
Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Sacrifice
Steve Forbert – Song For The South
Strange Advance – We Run
Thunderclap Newman – Accidents
Toni Childs – The Dead Are Dancing
Van Morrison – The Philosopher’s Stone
Visage – The Damned Don’t Cry
Waterboys – Glastonbury Song
Willie Nelson & Mavis Staples – Grandma’s Hands
Willy DeVille – I Call Your Name
Yukon Blonde – Love The Way You Are

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Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-16-2018

June 16, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is the complete list, thanks to invaluable late night assistance from TheBarron:

Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa – Give It Everything You Got
Boomtown Rats – The Boom Town Rats
Brandon Flowers – Can’t Deny My Love
Church Of Trees – Like Gary Numan
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
Cure – The Walk (Infusion Mix)
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (Soulwax Club mix)
David Bowie – Starman
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Kazan Cathedral mix)
Devo – Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No)
Echo & The Bunnymen – Rescue
Elliott Murphy – Rock Ballad
Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
Farm – All Together Now
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard (Broad)
Genesis – Carpet Crawlers (Tour Edition)
Goldfrapp/Norman Greenbaum/ZZ Top – Ooh La Grange In The Sky (mash-up)
Greta Van Fleet – Flower Power
Icehouse – Electric Blue (12″)
Imagination Machine – A Northern Evening
Janis Joplin, Big Brother & The Holding Company – Summertime (Live At Winterland ’68)
Jesus Jones – International Bright Young Thing
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Rattlesnakes
Long John Baldry – Flying
Loopside – Starman (original extended version)
Lords Of The New Church – Dance With Me
Lyric Dubee – Black Ice
M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume
Moody Blues – Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Muddy Waters – I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
New Order – Touched By The Hand Of God
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Pink Floyd – Have A Cigar
Pink Floyd – Talkin’ Hawkin’
Pop Will Eat Itself – Def Con One (Doomsday Power Mix)
Project Pitchfork – Orange Moon
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Atari Baby
Simply Red – Sunrise
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Debauchery
SLAVE to the SQUAREwave – Starrs
Snow Patrol – May You Never
Syd Barrett – Baby Lemonade (Leggit Dub Mix)
Tears For Fears – Ready To Start
Timmy Jay – Dread Not
Ultravox – Brilliant
Wallflowers – Reboot The Mission
Wolf Saga – I’ll See You Again

 

 

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-10-2018

June 10, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here the complete list, thanks to a super tag-team effort by TheBarron and JerusalemSlim:

Annie Lennox – Love Song For A Vampire
Bobby “Blue” Bland – Stormy Monday Blues
Brian Eno/John Cale – Spinning Away
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Concrete Blonde – One Of My Kind
Cut Copy – Future
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane
David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
David Usher – Black Black Heart
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dr. John – Basin Street Blues
Duncan Browne – The Wild Places
Elbow – An Audience With The Pope
Fleetwood Mac – Everyday I Have The Blues
Gary Moore – Crying In The Shadows
Genesis – Carpet Crawlers
Harry James Orchestra – Feet Draggin’ Blues
Herbie Hancock & Joni Mitchell – Summertime
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Imagination Machine – A Northern Evening
Japan – Adolescent Sex
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
Luther Allison – Bad Love
Marianne Faithful – The Blue Millionaire
Milky Whites & The Bluesmen – When I Dance With You Baby
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
Peter Murphy – A Strange Kind Of Love
Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Quicksilver Messenger Service – Fresh Air
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Rocky Horror Picture Show – I Can Make You A Man
Rocky Horror Picture Show feat. Barry Bostwick & Susan Sarandon – Superheroes
Rocky Horror Picture Show feat. Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon & Richard O’Brien – Over At The Frankenstein Place
Rocky Horror Picture Show feat. Richard O’Brien – Science Fiction Double Feature
Rocky Horror Picture Show feat. Tim Curry – I’m Going Home
Rocky Horror Picture Show feat. Tim Curry – Sweet Transvestite
Roger Waters – The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid)
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Starrs (Ambient Vocal Mix)
Steve Hackett – Star Of Sirius
Stranglers – Walk On By (Live At The Hope And Anchor)
The The feat. Sinead O’Connor – Kingdom Of Rain
Van Morrison – T.B. Sheets
Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
War On Drugs – Holding On

 

Marsbar Playlist ~ 6-9-2018

June 9, 2018

bigmars1David Marsden streaming live via the Internet. Join the fun and get some interesting (and always entertaining) information at the forum on Marsden Global.

Be sure to catch David and an eclectic collection of guest DJs streaming 24/7 on NYTheSpirit.com. Experience music unique to David Marsden and his tenure at CFNY-FM–music that defines not only an era, but a lifetime.

Typically, David presents a live show from 8PM until midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights; but, you just never know when he’ll pop in during the week.

Here is the complete list, thanks to after-10 PM assistance from TheBarron:

Alice In Videoland – Going Down
Arcade Fire – Everything Now
Boomtown Rats – Dave
City Boy – 5.7.0.5.
Crack Of Dawn – Boobie Ruby
Damned – Eloise
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders remix)
Diodes – Red Rubber Ball
Divine – You Think You’re A Man
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry remix)
Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy (extended)
Holly Johnson – Ascension
Japan – Rhodesia
Jimi Hendrix – Rainy Day, Dream Away
Jon & Vangelis – The Friends Of Mr. Cairo
Klaatu – Calling Occupants
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
New Order – True Faith
Oingo Boingo – You Really Got Me
Prince – Little Red Corvette (Dance Mix)
Propaganda – Dr. Mabuse
Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat
Rammstein – Stripped
Redbone – The Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Rob Stuart – A Beautiful Thing
Roxy Music – Dance Away (extended remix)
Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light
Secret Service – Flash In The Night
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Atari Baby
Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight To Mention (The Cutback Mix)
SLAVE To The SQUAREwave – Sacrifice
Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us
T. Rex – I Love To Boogie
Terry Draper – Afternoon In Amsterdam
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life
War On Drugs – Strangest Things
Within Temptation feat. Chris Jones – Utopia
Wolf Saga – I’ll See You Again
Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division

80s (and sometimes 10s) Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Beverley Beirne

This is the epitome of stepping out of a comfort zone to do an interview about a genre of music of which I have nearly zero knowledge. But it is so worth it, I found, as I was sucked into a maze of woven sounds that seemed familiar, yet not quite….

(c) Stephanie De Leng

An interesting comment on my “About” page brought me to a website where I could listen to snippets of jazz-infused covers of 80s New Wave tunes. At once astounded by the prospect, as I thought about it further, I realized that there are very few “pure” music genres. Everything that we know to be a specific music style, e.g. Rock&Roll, New Wave, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Grunge, etc., has been built upon a foundation of musical DNA that has existed since the first cave man banged some rocks and sticks together.

There are many, many extraordinary artists out there who successfully infuse different sounds into their craft and the outcome is outstanding. Beverley Beirne is one who has taken quite a unique route by capturing a nearly pure jazz inflection and melding it flawlessly with styles inherent to the 80s, a very eclectic period to begin with.

Beverley has graciously indulged my wide-eyed interview questions about her style and her forthcoming collection titled “Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun” (or “JJWTHF” for short), scheduled for release on June 15. Please read on for an in-depth glimpse into a ground-shaking, axis-tilting artist’s craft.

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MissParker: What initially piqued your interest in Jazz?
Beverley Beirne: I was brought up with jazz in the house as my Dad was a huge jazz fan.  So it wasn’t unusual to hear Erroll Garner, Sarah Vaughn,or Ella Fitzgerald.  But my Mum was into Abba and 80s music, so I guess that explains this album a little!

MissParker: Who can you cite as your influences?
Beverley Beirne: All the beautiful singers I have ever heard I’m inspired by.  Coming from a classical background, I really appreciate the stamina of classical singers.  But, having said that, listening to Sarah Vaughn you hear that but with so much expression.  There are also so many amazing pop voices–Kate Bush, Kirsty McColl, Eddie Reader–these ladies have beautiful voices, but tell a real story too.

MissParker: Are you professionally trained, or does this beautiful gift come naturally?

(c) Stephanie De Leng


Beverley Beirne:  Yes, I trained classically when I was in my late teens and I did really love it.  It’s something I’ll always be grateful for this early time in my singing career, as I learned so much technically about the voice.  My only issue, for me personally, is that it’s really hard to be individual within the classical constraints, which is, in the end, what drew me into jazz and being able to really express my own individuality. Over the years, I’d say my voice has become more authentically me.

MissParker: You mentioned your mum was into 80s music. Is this why the 80s have a special meaning for you?
Beverley Beirne: This was the era when I was listening to Top of The Pops and heading into town to party at the clubs.  Definitely my party era! They were a lot of fun, these songs.  But you know when you really listen to them, there’s some great melodies and a lot of the lyrics are really fantastic. And, the singers back then–they were really great.

MissParker: What does your core audience look like?
Beverley Beirne: It’s mixed, depending on the venue.  Jazz does tend to attract an older audience, but saying that I get a lot of the younger generation turning up and this album especially is attracting a younger crowd.  It’s been a real education to me that kids in their teens and early 20s are really into this music–they actually know all these tracks really well!

MissParker: Who are your backing musicians?
Beverley Beirne: I’m incredibly fortunate to work with some fantastic musicians.  On this album, I have some of London’s leading dynamic young musicians; we have the hugely talented Sam Watts who is also my co-arranger on this project, Flo Moore on double bass, Ben Brown on drums and percussion, and Rob Hughes on sax, bari, and flute–all of whom I have the greatest respect for.

(c) Goat Noise Photography

MissParker: Are the interpretations collaborative with your musicians, or does someone take the lead and the rest follow?
Beverley Beirne: This album was in the making two years before I went to the studio.  I had a lot of fun choosing the tracks and trying to make them work. I then created lead sheets for them and figured out how I wanted to do them–I then went to London to work on the arrangements with pianist and co-arranger Sam Watts.  We both really felt we had something special after the first morning.  Sam then worked on the final parts/harmonies.  But saying that, even when we went into rehearsal prior to recording, we’re not a dictatorship, so we were both really open to what the band had to throw into the mix.

MissParker: Do you do original material, as well?
Beverley Beirne: This is something I do for my own pleasure, at the moment.  I’m working on developing my piano playing, which I’m really enjoying and this really helps with this.  I have a project I’m tinkering with and enjoying, but it won’t be out there for some time yet.

MissParker: How would you say that Jazz has influenced contemporary music (rock, new wave, post-punk, industrial, etc.)?
Beverley Beirne: Well, the blues influenced everything, especially jazz which started from the blues.  But it is really interesting to look at the flow of this into rock and pop and R&B. Contemporary jazz now is often a fusion of a variety of different styles, all informing each other, so it’s always great listening to the new vibes in London and in the North of England.  We’re really fortunate with so many creative jazz folks creating beautiful original music.

MissParker: Do you ever get any feedback from the original artists about your interpretation?
Beverley Beirne: I’ve been really lucky to have some feedback from Noddy Holder, Limahl, and Robin Scott from M, all of whom have been really supportive of the project. Noddy and Limahl have given me a couple of fantastic quotes to use, and Robin was really interested in how we managed to create his track, which is a real hip track on the album.  You have to remember that I’m a real fan of these guys–this is why I chose their songs, so to have their approval means the absolute world to me.

(c) Goat Noise Photography

MissParker: Do you have a favorite track on the forthcoming collection? What makes it so?
Beverley Beirne: This is like choosing your favourite child! I love Prince Charming ( I love the vibe with the hand claps); Bette Davis Eyes and the 5/4 vibe which is really great to sing against; Cruel Summer is a fantastic track and has always been a favourite; Waiting for a Man Like You, as I sing in a more gospel style voice I don’t always use; and I have to say Come On Feel The Noize, as this was the first interpretation that I did and had been singing at a Christmas Gig for four years. Because of the huge audience response to it, it was the seed that started me down creating a whole album of these pop interpretations.

There you have it—Beverley’s gift/my challenge to you: new musical territory to explore. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Visit: JJWTHF/Beverley Beirne website

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Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun – Teaser

Beverley Beirne – Cruel Summer

Beverley Beirne – Too Shy