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Author:  Fred@Dreamtime [ Tue February 19th, 2008, 14:32 GMT ]
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... next Tuesday, February 26th.

Another CD compilation to add to the "nearly-Theme Time Radio Hour" list. This one's track listing (courtesy of Uncut magazine) includes:

1. Pee Wee Crayton - Do Unto Others
2. Clancy Eccles - Don't Brag, Don't Boast
3. Stanley Brothers with The Clinch Mountain Boys - The Fields Have Turned
4. Gus Viseur - Flambée Montalbanaise
5. Red Prysock - Hand Clappin'
6. Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Quartette - I Like You
7. Ray Price - I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
8. Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys - I'se A Muggin' (part 1)
9. Charley Jordan - Keep It Clean
10. Junior Wells - Little By Little (I'm Losing You)
11. Patty & The Emblems - Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl
12. Gétatchéw Kassa - Tezeta
13. Flaco Jiménez with Toby Torres & José Morante - Victimas De Huracan
14. Wanda Jackson - I Gotta Know
15. Billy Holiday & Her Orchestra - I Hear Music
16. Junior Parker - Pretty Baby

To say that the track listing is interesting is an understatement.

Author:  Belle Laugh [ Tue February 19th, 2008, 15:23 GMT ]
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Author:  Josepi [ Tue February 19th, 2008, 20:02 GMT ]
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A beautiful collection of music there if i don't say so myself.

Author:  Picasso from Belgium [ Wed February 20th, 2008, 04:05 GMT ]
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I personally don't see at all the interest of the commercial edition of a 'nearly-TTRH compilation' except to milk the cow.
If Dylan signed a financial deal with Starbucks coffeehouse chain in exchange of his 'favourite' list and comments, up to him. I'm no longer surprised after the Cadillac agreement. The artist has to pay his bills like all of us.


Nevertheless Bob deserves the full merit and appreciation for introducing the young and old generations inside and outside the USA, through his TTRH format since May 2006, to a vaste treasury of musical pearls.
On basis of his nice catalog of samples/examples it's up to each of us to go eventually deeper into the choice and taste proposed by a 66 years old connaisseur and collector.

Author:  Fred@Dreamtime [ Wed February 20th, 2008, 13:22 GMT ]
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I personally don't see at all the interest of the commercial edition of a 'nearly-TTRH compilation'

I think you addressed that issue very well yourself in a later paragraph, my friend.

The "interest" to me is being introduced to various artists such as Gus Viseur, and Gétatchéw Kassa, among others, artists I might not have ever known about if not for Bob Dylan. As you said, that growing "treasury of musical pearls" via TTRH or through a Starbucks compilation is worth our appreciation. And if Mr. D. happens to make a couple of bucks from his efforts, more power to him is what I say.

Author:  Fred@Dreamtime [ Thu February 21st, 2008, 14:01 GMT ]
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For those interested, our friends over at All Along the Watchtower.dk appear to have gotten their hands on a pre-release copy of the CD, and have posted what appear to be the complete liner notes.

Author:  josemesa [ Fri February 22nd, 2008, 01:14 GMT ]
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Someone with a good record collection should post MP3s of all these... :)

Author:  ocgypsy [ Fri February 22nd, 2008, 15:55 GMT ]
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We have morning DJ's here that prattle on about crap daily
and haven't played a good record yet, but they are celebrities
and pack clubs when they stage events.

It's good to have something different, it's good to
hear music...

ps they dog Mr Dylan and his radio show on their shows--
they know he's out there, they've always known it but...
they think they are cool, cooler, coolest
& the masses soak up there bs like sponges

Author:  onemorecup [ Sat February 23rd, 2008, 01:38 GMT ]
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Can anyone tell me how long these CDs are usually available to buy in Starbucks? I'll be in the USA in April. Just naively wondering. I assume they're only available in the US Starbucks.

Author:  Porkchop [ Sat February 23rd, 2008, 03:58 GMT ]
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you can buy em online via the Starbucks site...

just need a credit card!


Author:  onemorecup [ Sat February 23rd, 2008, 13:20 GMT ]
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Author:  Fred@Dreamtime [ Wed February 27th, 2008, 14:37 GMT ]
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I picked up the CD yesterday, fanboy that I am driving through a snow storm to do so, and was amused to find in the credits:

Compilation produced by Tim Ziegler. :wink:

Apparently ol' Tim's complaints to Our Host back in the "Lock & Key" show impressed him. Maybe there's hope for us yet. :lol:

Dylan's liner notes could have come straight from TTRH. In fact, I'll have to go back to my own notes, but the story he tells about Junior Parker and I'm Going to Murder My Baby sounded very familiar. It also looks like XM and the TTRH team are still taking advantage of cross-promotion when they can There are blurbs both for the TTRH show and for Starbucks XM Cafe on XM Radio

Author:  phaedra [ Wed February 27th, 2008, 22:07 GMT ]
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You can only use the website to order a copy if you're in the US, unfortunately (I've just tried).

Author:  AWA [ Thu February 28th, 2008, 01:30 GMT ]
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I love Gus Viseur, so I'm glad Bob does as well.

Also a little Theme Time joke surely in choosing Billie Holiday's "I Hear Music" for a Starbucks comp (ie Starbucks record label being "Hear Music").

Author:  ocgypsy [ Fri March 7th, 2008, 09:17 GMT ]
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18th Street Coffee House, Santa Monica
~wonder if they'll carry them

Author:  Fred@Dreamtime [ Fri March 7th, 2008, 13:25 GMT ]
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The CD is now available through resellers at Amazon from prices currently ranging from $6.86 to $19.97, all with U.S. shipping at $2.98

Author:  Mr. Glad Head [ Sat March 8th, 2008, 03:21 GMT ]
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I picked this up, and after a first listen, three songs stand out as being worth the purchase alone:

Do Unto Others - Pee Wee Crayton
(SLICK blues record that John Lennon HAD to have heard at some point.)

I Like You - Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Quartette
(WICKED syncopated guitar by a TT regular.)

Victimas del Huracán Beulah - Flaco Jiménez With Toby Torres & José Morante
(BOOMING bass on a Tejano delight.)

The rest of the songs didn't really stick, but I'll give 'em another listen.

Author:  Lone Pilgrim [ Thu March 20th, 2008, 04:48 GMT ]
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Any further thoughts on this? I'm torn between NOT buying it, not because I view Starbuck's as beneath me (which I don't - in fact I quite enjoy the coffee and middlebrow aesthetic), but because there seems something slightly cheesy about buying something just because Bob signed his name to it. On the other hand, if it's a window into his collection it's of innate interest to a Dylanite like me. On the whole, what's the verdict - how does it rate as a listening experience?

Author:  ocgypsy [ Mon April 14th, 2008, 04:52 GMT ]
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Can anyone tell me how long these CDs are usually available to buy in Starbucks? I'll be in the USA in April.

they were there today...
I really like the instrumentals

the liner notes alone are worth it ---

We (at work) have decided to start bagging some
CD's for Bob ---
suggestions welcome -

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