Extended Play: April 2017

Here are some additional tracks to accompany the reading in the April 2017 issue.

Track 1 is included for April’s Who’s News item on singer-songwriter Gaelynn Lea.

Tracks 2-8 provide examples of early rumba music in America, as well as several early Latin jazz hits and “The Girl from Ipanema,” a bossa standard.

Tracks 9-14 include a variety of tracks that relate to the evolution of recorded music formats. Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, performed by Nathan Milstein and the New York Philharmonic, was the first music to be released on vinyl. Elvis’s “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” hearkens back to a time when the single was more important than the album, and the concept album didn’t yet exist. The Beatles’ “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” is taken from what’s commonly considered the first concept album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). Bow Wow Wow’s “C30, C60, C90, Go!” was the first track released on a cassette single in 1980. Dire Straits’ “Why Worry” (found below the playlist) comes from their 1985 release Brothers in Arms. Released on CD, vinyl, and cassette, the vinyl edition of the album featured abridged versions of the songs in order to fit the album on a single disc. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” comes from his album by the same title, the first to be released on CD in 1984.

Track 15 is a sample of Hans Reichel’s daxophone, from his album The Dawn of the Dachsman.