Favoriting Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from May 4, 2021 Favoriting

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Favoriting May 4, 2021: May The Fourth Be With You

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Artist Track Album Label Images Approx. start time
Don Ellis  Star Wars   Favoriting Music From Other Galaxies And Planets  Atlantic 
Meco  The Asteroid Field   Favoriting The Empire Strikes Back  RSO 
0:03:27 (Pop-up)
Patrick Gleeson  The Tatooine Desert   Favoriting Patrick Gleeson's Star Wars  Mercury 
0:07:43 (Pop-up)
The Electric Moog Orchestra  Ben's Death   Favoriting Music From Star Wars  Musicor 
0:13:23 (Pop-up)
Urth  Lapti Nek   Favoriting Lapti Nek Overture  Warner Bros. 
0:15:42 (Pop-up)
Stargard  The Force   Favoriting Stargard  MCA 
0:20:02 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Ron Carter 

Lando's Palace   Favoriting

Empire Jazz 



0:22:34 (Pop-up)
The Droids  Do You Have the Force, Pt.1   Favoriting The Force  Barclay 
0:29:36 (Pop-up)
Taj Mahal  Ewok In (Instrumental)   Favoriting Ewok TV Series  EMI 
0:33:39 (Pop-up)
Ukulele Cafe Quartet  Love Theme From Attack Of The Clones   Favoriting Ukulele Force: Star Wars Best Covers  Geneon 
0:38:49 (Pop-up)
Richard Cheese  Darth Vaders Imperial March Theme   Favoriting Dick At Nite (Your Favorite TV Themes Loungified!)  Coverage Records 
0:43:16 (Pop-up)
The Evil Genius Orchestra  Binary Sunset   Favoriting Cocktails In The Cantina  Oglio 
0:44:58 (Pop-up)
The Andrew Allen Trio  Duel of the Fates (From The Phantom Menace)   Favoriting Live! from the Cantina: A Star Wars Jazz Tribute  Cornerville 
0:48:24 (Pop-up)
Norbert Galo  Cantina Band   Favoriting Norbert Galo & Friends  Mistiroux 
0:50:36 (Pop-up)
Greg Saunier/Mary Halvorson/Ron Miles  Luke and Leia (from Return of the Jedi)   Favoriting New American Songbooks, Vol. 1  Sound American 
0:52:14 (Pop-up)
Noël Akchoté  Princess Leia's Theme   Favoriting Scored (Plays John Williams)  Noël Akchoté Downloads 
0:57:07 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Vitamin String Quartet 

Star Wars - The Clash of Lightsabers   Favoriting

Performs Music From Star Wars 

Vitamin Records 


1:00:11 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm

Devon! Castaways!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm
Krull Sagan:

[swoops in from top of frame slowly, revealing full extent of galactic funkiness as title crawl ends] The Fourth Day of May It Is Today! Wait....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
Krull Sagan:

“Nothing but Staaaar Waaaarsss...”

may the fourth be with twenty ... or something like that
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
Marley P. Dogg:

Androu B.:

Gads, this "holiday" gets so overkill! Wonder how Disney is indulging it's fans today.

But more importantly, I wonder if were going to hear any MECO in all this monotonous hubbub.

please please life day song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm

station in buffalo called rock 102 was a taped thing and it always followed the meco star wars theme with jet airliner by steve miller. had the same pew pew pew laser effects in it.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:07pm
D Rok (in brooklyn):

I never knew that Don Ellis record existed until, this past weekend, when I saw it in a record store in Utica! Funny to suddenly hear it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm

what;s that chewie? you want your cut of the toy royalties?
Androu B.:

I'm also expecting at least one play of Richard Cheese's "Star Wars Cantina" today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm

this is a may 4th thing i can get behind -- and julieb's bonus hour was good too
Androu B.:

And now that I think about it, this gives me a good excuse to view the "Hardware Wars" parody trailer. I first saw it in high school when Steven Spielberg came to our school during his tour back in 1981.
Avatar 7:12pm

This is excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm

is someone on a moog an orchestra?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm

hello party people
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm
Devon E. Levins:

Joseph Williams on vocals!! Son of John.
Androu B.:

For anyone interested, Mark Hamill reading a children's book about mask-wearing during the pandemic by Tiny Toon Adventures and ANIMANIACS! director Tom Ruegger:

Avatar 7:18pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So OK - here's a blunt not to say willfully obtuse question :
How do you rate John Williams? Is he just repurposing Classical Musics for a phat profit - or does he have the real skills ? I mean obviously he knows the Art of providing what works - & it's being provocative - but possibly towards some end...
Avatar 7:19pm

I've come to terms with the strange fact that as a lifelong Star Wars fanatic, I think the franchise is shit. George Lucas is just lucky he stumbled into John Williams and the Henson crew.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:22pm

Are there any Star Wars Holiday Special songs?
Eric Kilkenny:

Hola Devon
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:23pm

I saw on Regal Robot, they sold out of their Holochess figurine set, $4800, that's a lot
Androu B.:

Howard Stern once said of George Lucas:
"You know, I'll bet every night, he sits alone in a dark corner of his house saying to himself, "What have I done?"
Avatar 7:24pm

Folsom: The Life Day song. Carrie Fisher was quite embarrassed by her performance.
Avatar 7:24pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...as for StarWars itself - before it came out I was enuff of a SciFi geek - a different cultural proposition in 1977 & before - that I read Starlog & all this - & I was hyped ! It was gonna be 2001 crossed with Tolkien - & a new era of effects ! Well - the first one delivered on some of that - I'd have to conceded that's a pretty great film... & Lo ! the lines were around th block & it was a megatrend. They completely lost me really. If it's on for free I'll watch them - yerknow that kinda thing...
& more than any other film - it started the Blockbuster Era - which I mostly regret...
Avatar 7:26pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

AndrouB - that's pretty good...
Avatar 7:27pm

I only got up to the third Dune book when I was 13 and my brain exploded so I stopped. Reading it now, and knowing what Lucas' original plans were for Star Wars, and his insistence in keeping with some of those themes even though it made no sense (Luke and Leia being twins), it's so clear that Star Wars is a huge Dune ripoff.... as much as THX1138 is a ripoff of 1984, specifically the version with Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance.
Avatar 7:28pm

And man... Lucas just let the whole Joseph Campbell shit go to his head and made the prequels filled with all sorts of religious bullshit that didn't fit whatsoever.
Androu B.:

So now's a good time to ask...
Which was the most annoying character(s) in the SW franchise: Salacius Crumb, the Ewoks or Jar Jar Binks?
Avatar 7:29pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& many cite classic Westerns & Akira Kurosawa - quite a lot of things !... Jack Kirby & Marvel Comics characters...
Avatar 7:30pm

JarJar. No competition.

Salacious Crumb was a hoot!
Avatar 7:31pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...anyhow - Disney owns every last one of these things anymore...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm
Devon E. Levins:

Hey Eric K, Nice to hear you back on the airwaves!
Androu B.:

For anyone in the know:
Is Disney+ running the Nelvana-produced "The Ewoks" and "Droids" animated series?
Avatar 7:35pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it has its Themes - but as Space Opera - it catered to Adventure too much - & dealt SciFi based on Ideas in Cinema a pretty devastating lightsabre injury...
Sorry - I said I'd just try & get thru the day without being bitchy about it...
Avatar 7:35pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& this Taj Mahal is pretty kewl...
Mike tp:

why yell.why yeah. great set DEVON...
Androu B.:

This...radio program...so far...a pleasure...it has been.
Avatar 7:45pm

Thanks for the show, Devon. It makes me remember how fun Star Wars used to feel.
Androu B.:

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:45pm
Marley P. Dogg:

Han Solo!
Avatar 7:46pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

<3 Richard Cheese
Eric Kilkenny:

@devon thanks! interview with pinball designer Tom Szafransky on my show medium cool this morning well worth checking if u luv pinball
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:55pm

Lots of fun & great listening
Eric Kilkenny:

Thanks for the music, Devon!

great show tonight, thanks so much!! it’s been a lot of fun listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
Devon E. Levins:

Thanks All! I promise Brad Fiedel is coming on the show soon! And don't forget tomorrow's Revenge of the Fifth as well.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:59pm
Marley P. Dogg:

Really great show Devon!!!! Thank you!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Even the funny papers were getting in on the act - www.gocomics.com...
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