January 28, 2014

Modcast #290: Viva Bossa Nova!

This week, I'm gettin' all easy up in the suave lounge and delivering you a whole show of Bossa Nova. Bossa Nova became an American,and international really, music staple in the 60s, and it is still immensely popular. For this week's show I'm gonna take you through some stuff that should be in every mods catalog as we celebrate that South American sensation, Bossa Nova. Most everyone is familiar with the most popular of Bossa Nova tracks like The Girl From Ipanema, So Nice, and Bim Bom. What I'm hoping to do is dig a little deeper and share some lesser known tracks, as well as a few more recognizable songs.

Listen Now

Eduardo "Edu" Lobo -- Upa Neguinho (1967)
Astrud Gilberto & Antonio Carlos Jobim -- Agua De Beber (1965)
Joao Gilberto -- Doralice (1960)
Sergio Mendes -- So Danco Samba (1966)
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfoa, Joao Gilberto -- A Felicidate (1959)
Art Blakey -- No Hay Problema (1962)
Caetano Veloso -- Superbacana (1968)
Walter Wanderley -- Bicho Do Mato (1966)
Frank Popp Ensemble -- Belly Bossanova (2001)
Nicola Conte -- Bossa Per Due (2000)
Banda do Sul -- Could You Be Loved (2005)
Marcos Valle -- Batucada Surgiu (1967)
The Hi-Fly Orchestra -- Mambo Atomico (2013)
Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra -- Birombo (2013)
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd -- Desafinado (1962)

Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim -- Bossa Nova Medley (1967)

Black Orpheus (1959)

Marcos Valle & Norman Gimbel - Samba de VerĂ£o (Summer Samba/So Nice)

January 7, 2014

From The Vaults: Modcast #198 Spring Into Action

Once more into the vault my friends, once more into the vault. Step back in time, to a time when the modcast was young and fresh. Take a giant step outside your current listening constraints and journey with me all the way back to 2011. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a classic modcast that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

Welcome to Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World. Spring is in the air, except in Seattle sadly. In the United States, spring means baseball. Contrary to popular belief, Seattle does have a professional baseball team. The Mariners. And the Mariners have Ichiro, undeniably one of the world's biggest and best baseball stars. So, fittingly I've included a track from The Baseball Project's latest album, "Ichiro Goes To The Moon".

Lots more cool stuff on this week's show. And, here's a bit of news. This will be the first modcast of Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World to be carried on Mod Radio UK. I'm happy to be joining the ranks of some very cool people producing some of the best shows and playing some of the best musuc out there. 

Listen Now

The Shingles -- Girl On A Train (2005)
Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- Lay It On The Line Feat. Zoe Gilby (2011)
Modus -- Some People Say
The New Fidelity -- All My Soul (2009)
Wicked Whispers -- Amanda Lavendar (2011)
Agony Aunts -- Greater Miranda (2010)
Brinley Schwarz -- I Like You, I Don't Love You (1974)
The Method -- Consider This Your Warning (2011)
The Routes -- A Love Like Mine (2011)
The Baseball Project -- Ichiro Goes To The Moon (2011)
Len Price 3 -- Man Who Used To Be (2010)
The Men -- Four Good Men And True (2010)
Jetty Boys -- Can't Wait (2009)
The Modesty -- Rennaisance Man (2010)

The New Fidelity -- 2nd Once In A Lifetime Girl

Zoe Gilby -- Waters of March