Favoriting Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from December 13, 2022 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 December 13, 2022: ANGELO BADALAMENTI #RIP 2014 Interview
Soundtrack legend Angelo Badalamenti passed away at his home in Lincoln Park, NJ on Sunday at 85. Devon will broadcast his discussion with the Maestro from 2014 touching not only on his relationships with David Lynch and Julee Cruise but also scoring for Ossie Davis (blaxploitation "Gordon's War" under the alias Badder Than Evil), Ivan Passer and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, working with Bowie, McCartney, Nina Simone, Marianne Faithfull, Jimmy Scott and others, and growing up in Bensonhurst Brooklyn.

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Angelo Badalamenti  Laura Palmer's Theme/Falling   Favoriting Twin Peaks  Warner Bros. Records  1990   
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ANGELO BADALAMENTI  2014 INTERVIEW   Favoriting angelo-badalamenti.com       
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Angelo Badalamenti  Mysteries Of Love   Favoriting Blue Velvet  Varèse Sarabande  1986   
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ANGELO BADALAMENTI  2014 INTERVIEW   Favoriting angelo-badalamenti.com       
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Angelo Badalamenti/Little Jimmy Scott  Sycamore Trees   Favoriting Fire Walk With Me  Warner Bros. Records  1992   
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ANGELO BADALAMENTI  2014 INTERVIEW   Favoriting angelo-badalamenti.com       
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Badder Than Evil  Come On And Dream Some Paradise   Favoriting Gordon's War  Buddah Records  1973  Badalamenti & Al Elias under a pseudonym 
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ANGELO BADALAMENTI  2014 INTERVIEW   Favoriting angelo-badalamenti.com       
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Angelo Badalamenti/Nina Simone  I Hold No Grudge   Favoriting High Priestess of Soul  Phillips  1967   
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ANGELO BADALAMENTI  2014 INTERVIEW   Favoriting angelo-badalamenti.com       
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Angelo Badalamenti  A Foggy Day in London Town   Favoriting Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove  Antilles  1998   
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ANGELO BADALAMENTI  2014 INTERVIEW   Favoriting angelo-badalamenti.com       
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Angelo Badalamenti  L'exécution   Favoriting La Cité Des Enfants Perdus  EastWest  1995   
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Angelo Badalamenti  Inside The Actors Studio Theme   Favoriting Inside The Actors Studio  Varèse Sarabande  1994   
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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:00pm
ultradamno:

Devon! Castaways!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:00pm
ultradamno:

RIP AB! twitter.com...
Avatar 8:01pm
Wind:

Greetings and RIP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
chresti:

Hi Devon and islanders! RIP Angelo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
lazy pierogi:

rip angelo!! <333
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm
DanFA:

Hello Devon. RIP Angelo Badalamenti.
  8:04pm
Androu B.:

Ah, I knew it wasn't long before he'd disappear behind the red curtain.

RIP and thank you for your wonderful music, Angelo.

Good Evening, Devon & Islanders!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm
Franco Twinkie:

I guess he got his car....and then some.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm
dale:

WHY did i think he was from italy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm
DanFA:

"Peachy keen" Very on-brand for David Lynch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm
adamdoesit:

Hi Devon and Elevonians. Here to listen, learn, and perhaps hold some creamed corn. dale, same. RIP.
Avatar 8:06pm
slugluv1313:

greetings, Devon! Islanders!
RIP Mr. Badalamenti -- thank you for your incredible music
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm
ultradamno:

....and could he ever, and top it.
Avatar 8:07pm
slugluv1313:

@DanFA -- "you bet!" :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm
DanFA:

@adamdoesit, gaarmonbosia
Avatar 8:08pm
slugluv1313:

@Dale -- right? and i had no idea he lived in NJ!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
ultradamno:

twitter.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
dale:

ellen foley and julee read for a bell atlantic commercial i was working on before we used james earl jones for everything. julee got it, but it was basically reading phone numbers and offers. it was a good day rate anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm
DanFA:

For me, no one else could capture, musically, the sound of sadness and night like Mr. Badalamenti.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm
dale:

google says he played piano at catskills resorts too. a true brooklyn boy!
  8:13pm
Listener Robert:

Is that a well-tuned grass cutter?
Avatar 8:14pm
treadstone:

I work as theater tech & often use theme from Mulholland Drive as walkout music. He made such amazing haunting music.
  8:15pm
SpliffDog:

Thx 4honoring AB. Worked w/Angelo on ‘Secretary’, hearing his voice brings tears to my eyes! He was as gracious & kind as they come & a musical genius muse! His scores will last forever🎥RIP Maestro🎹
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
DanFA:

Voice of Love is one of the most moving and haunting pieces of music in any David Lynch soundtrack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
dale:

i found one of jimmy scott's albums at a salvay and heard on the radio that he had passed that day. weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
DanFA:

The whole Fire Walk with Me soundtrack is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
DanFA:

The whole Fire Walk with Me soundtrack is amazing.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
steveo:

Loving the show and the interview. Thanks for helping remember.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
chresti:

Love Jimmy Scott
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:18pm
ultradamno:

It's kind of amazing to hear him say he didn't really get it before nailing it completely
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm
dale:

vin scelsa used to play him somewhat regularly.
  8:18pm
BVP:

Amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm
adamdoesit:

DJ Stork did a fine Little Jimmy Scott tribute on the drummer stream this summer: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm
dale:

bristol myers squibb had an entertainment branch? your aspirin dollars at work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm
dale:

thanks adamdoesit - gonna check it out.
Avatar 8:23pm
tak:

this is the first time I've heard him talking, of course he was a really cool guy. RIP
(not the first time i've posted this comment)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:25pm
ultradamno:

There are some great bits of him talking about composing Twin Peaks stuff on you tube (mostly ripped from DVD extras)
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

</3
  8:25pm
Androu B.:

Wow, Julee & Angelo gone in the same year, nearly six months apart. That's synchronicity for ya!

Devon, I sincerely hope you'll have a tribute ready for Mr. Lynch when, Godforbid, his time with us comes to an end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm
DanFA:

@Androu B, it'll have to include Roy Orbison and Rammstein.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:27pm
ultradamno:

And Al Strobel, Twin Peaks' one-armed man, just this month
  8:28pm
Androu B.:

And Trent & Nine Inch Nails!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm
dale:

not sure i agree with that....but it worked for him.
  8:30pm
Androu B.:

And, needless to say, Bowie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
DanFA:

We could've lost one of our great composers to stickball! Close call.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
DanFA:

"Androu B" we're not gonna talk about Julie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm
Franco Twinkie:

Ohhhh, I like that part!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm
dale:

I PLAYED THE FRENCH HORN. why my front teeth are all pushed in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm
DanFA:

He sounded like he was a great hang, very down-to-Earth. Just a regular guy.
Avatar 8:36pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gotta love these Brooklyn street types who realize they're major Artistes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm
DanFA:

@Revolution Rabbit Nov63, yes. Mel Brooks has a similar vibe in his interviews.
  8:39pm
headcleaner:

And who have to be pushed into becoming Artistes
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:39pm
ultradamno:

Who helped Lynch get an early success...
  8:40pm
Androu B.:

Last I heard he was living in Englewood.
  8:42pm
Vanessa bikes:

This is bananas
  8:43pm
DarthBuddha-:

loving these stories
  8:44pm
Androu B.:

1967! Wow, he goes way back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm
chresti:

Yes, incredible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm
Devon E. Levins:

Hi All, Thanks for tuning in. He was one cool cat! Sorry I had to fade some of the tracks to squeeze it all into an hour but I will do a show in upcoming weeks of some of my favorite Badalamenti tracks...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm
Vanessa bikes:

I'm a David Lynch/ Angelo Badalamenti fan but I always assumed that Angelo Badalamenti was some mysterious European. I'm shocked and amused that he was a fellow NJ/NY native, RIP.
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Analog Nights:

Great storyteller
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...heard Angelo's account of how much significance his Music had for Lynch with TwinPeaks. Completely helped Lynch plot characters & things like this...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:46pm
ultradamno:

Also, the theme of Inside The Actor's Studio was him
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm
Franco Twinkie:

Everybody needs to hear these stories. Musicians, carpenters and people who work at 7-11.
Avatar 8:47pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That's a point ! Before hearing interviews - I thot AngeloBadalamenti would for certain have some exotic accent...
Avatar 8:48pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...not that NYC isn't somewhat exotic from here :D ...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:48pm
ultradamno:

Fine! But you owe me Bowie!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:49pm
ultradamno:

Oh, pound sand, Bono!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:51pm
ultradamno:

I remember another Lynch collaborator, Don Van Vliet turning down Bono "Dear Bongo, No"
Avatar 8:51pm
Wind:

💔
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm
Handy Haversack:

Sorry I'm late, but looking forward to listening to this later. Thanks for doing, Devon.
  8:56pm
Androu B.:

What an immense body of work this man has left us with:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000823/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm
Chop Scott:

Fantastic Devon--thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm
lazy pierogi:

great interview, thank you devon!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm
chresti:

Thanks Devon!
Avatar 8:59pm
slugluv1313:

thanks so much for this re-broadcast, Devon -- gotta listen again for the parts i missed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm
Franco Twinkie:

This was the greatest! Thank you Devon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm
adamdoesit:

Very beautiful and heartening. Thank you, Devon.
  8:59pm
Tacocat67:

wats the score withe Wslken Keener and Hoffman?
  9:00pm
Androu B.:

I've got to see "Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces" as soon as I find it.

Thanks, Devon! You've done AB a world of justice! RIP
  9:00pm
sufferwords:

wow so great thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm
DjLorraine:

Thank you Devon
Avatar 9:00pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ DL ~
Avatar 9:00pm
spodiodi:

thanks, Devon
Avatar 9:02pm
Wind:

🙏🏽
  9:03pm
headcleaner:

Now that's a segue
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm
Devon E. Levins:

The Walken / Seymour Hoffman film is A Late Quartet
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