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ILRS#64 – Van Dyke Parks Special
The Byrds – 5D (Columbia)
Rick Jarrard – High Coin (Chattahoochee)
Van Dyke Parks – Come To the Sunshine (MGM)
Van Dyke Parks – Farther Along (MGM)
Van Dyke Parks – Number Nine (MGM)
Van Dyke Parks – Do What You Wanna (MGM)
Beach Boys – Heroes and Villains (Brother)
Van Dyke Parks – Vine Street/Palm Desert (WB)
Van Dyke Parks – Donovan’s Clours (WB)
Biff Rose – Ain’t No Great Day (Tetragrammaton)
Randy Newman – I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today (Reprise)
Randy Newman – Living Without You (Reprise)
Sal Valentino – Friends and Lovers (WB)
Roberta Lee – Come To the Sunshine (Montclare)
Ruthann – Carry On (Glittering Dancer) (Reprise)
Van Dyke Parks – Music For Ice Capades Pts 1.2 &3 (WB)
Van Dyke Parks – Datsun Commercial (WB)
Van Dyke Parks – Occapella (Reprise)
Arlo Guthrie – Coming Into Los Angeles (WB)
Phil Ochs – One Way Ticket Home (A&M)
Beach Boys – Surf’s Up (Brother)
Trinindad Tripoli Steel Band – Cecilia (WB)
Little Feat = Spanish Moon (WB)
Brian Wilson – Heroes and Villains (2004 Smile reconstruction)
Welcome to this month’s episode of the Iron Leg Radio Show.
I have a really special one for this month, that has been percolating in the back alleys of the windmills of the hallways of my mind for a while.
If you follow the blog or the podcast you will already know that I dig the work of the mighty Van Dyke Parks a great deal, and it occurred to me that I ought to assemble the various bits and bobs of his 60s and 70s career into one, semi-cohesive picture, which is what this episode is all about.
We take a look at VDP’s work as a songwriter, performer, producer, arranger and even in one instance ‘catalyst’.
He is one of the most interesting and talented musical figures of the second half of the 20th century, and I think you’ll dig what I’ve put together.
So settle in, oil up your ears and dig the sounds.
See you next week.