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CREOLE EYES AND CLASSICAL EARS: VAN DYKE PARKS & TOM MCDERMOTT
Conversation with and music from Van Dyke Parks, an eclectic, popular classicist known as a composer and keyboardist, arranger and producer, with a great love of calypso and Hawaiian cowboy music. The man behind the curtain for so many artists, the Hollywood-based Parks is well-regarded for writing and studio work with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Lowell George and Randy Newman, among many. He recently became a fan of pianist Tom McDermott, a St. Louis-born, New Orleans-dwelling and Brazilian-influenced vernacular virtuoso. Parks thought enough of McDermott’s recorded repertoire to collect and reissue some of it as Bamboula—so named for the composition by the mutually-admired New Orleans 19th century pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Tom McDermott, also a fan of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and James Booker, plays in his parlor for us.
- America Van Dyke Parks
Tokyo Rose, Warner Bros.
- Sailin' Shoes Little Feat
Sailin' Shoes, Warner Bros.
- Sail On Sailor The Beach Boys
Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys, Capitol
- Jack Palance Mighty Sparrow
The Early Years, BLS
- FDR in Trinidad Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley, Warner Bros.
- Wah She Go Do Bonnie Raitt
Takin' My Time, Rhino
- Instrumental: Simple Calypso Esso Trinidad Steel band
- SEGMENT: Van Dyke Parks
- Instrumental: Available Space Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder, Warner Bros.
- CLIP: Van Dyke Parks on Randy Newman
- excerpt: Vine Street Van Dyke Parks
Song Cycle, Warner Bros.
- Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad Randy Newman
Creates Something New Under the Sun, Reprise
- Cheek to Cheek Lowell George
Thanks, I'll Eat It Here, Warner Bros.
- De Camino a la Verada Buena Vista Social Club feat. Ibrahim Ferrer
Buena Vista Social Club, Nonesuch
- Hawaiian Roughrider Leabert Lindsay
Na Mele O Paniolo, Warner Bros.
- Cowboy Van Dyke Parks
Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove, Warner Bros.
- Heroes and Villains The Beach Boys
Smiley Smile, Capitol
- End Bed: The Stars and Stripes Forever Tom McDermott and Matt Perrine
New Orleans Duets, Rabadash
- The Chrysanthemum Tom McDermott
Danza, STR Digital
- The Banjo, Opus 15 (Fantasie Grotesque) Louis Moreau Gottschalk
American Piano Music played by Amiram Rigai, Smithsonian Folkways
- East St. Louis Blues Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair's Boogie, Catfish
- Java Allen Toussaint
The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions, Bear Family
- On the Sunny Side of the Street James Booker
Junco Partner, Hannibal
- Instrumental: So Swell When Your Well James Booker
Spiders on the Keys: Live at the Maple Leaf, Rounder
- SEGMENT: Tom McDermott
- The Peanut Vendor Billie and De De Pierce
Gulf Coast Blues, Arhoolie
- Bamboula Tom McDermott
- Instrumental: Boll Weevil Blues Eubie Blake
Memories of You, Shout! Factory
- Have You Seen My Baby Ringo Starr
- Hey Good Lookin' Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott
Live at Chickie Wah Wah, Chickie Wah Wah
- Lewis Boogie Jerry Lee Lewis
Complete Sun Singles, Bear Family
- Eh, Petite Fille Clifton Chenier
Louisiana Blues and Zydeco, Arhoolie
- Early in the Morning Irma Thomas and Tom McDermott
Simply Grand, Rounder
- End Bed: The Crave Tom McDermott
The Crave, STR Digital