Occam's Razor

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Two hours of music that I felt like playing this week. The simplest explanation is probably the correct one.

36 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:

Zsuzsa Koncz:

Koncz began her career in 1962. She was a member of the band Omega, Metro and spent much of the rest of the decade singing with Illés, sometimes referred to as "The Hungarian Beatles". Government restrictions aimed at promoting Hungarian language, traditions and modesty limited artists as well as their output. LPs were limited to compilations and soundtracks until the end of the 60's and to have a concert organized a musician would need to pass the ORI's exam for the privilege. In 1967, she appeared in ‘Ezek a Fiatalok’ (These Youngsters), the first Hungarian beat film. The film legitimized the beat genre and the performers were remained well mannered and well-dressed, helping convince adults that the Hungarian beat scene was not a threat like the comparable scenes in the West. Because of this movie appearance Koncz gained a wider audience and was able to release her debut album the next year, she became the first female Hungarian to release one. The politically critical lyrics on her 7th album, 'Jelbeszéd', caught the eye of authorities in 1973 and the record was banned. There was a hearing on whether Koncz could continue her expression. She was able to continue her career and has so far released 33 more album since.


The name Inti-Illimani means Sun God. Mixed traditional Chilean folk styles with contemporary sounds. Their song Venceremos (We shall win!) became the anthem of the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende. The band was touring Europe at the time of the coup that saw dictator Pinochet end forty-one years of Chilean democracy. The band, known for it's outspoken lyrics, were unable to return and stayed in exile for the next 15 years fearing the slew of extrajudicial murders taking place in their home country. They found a new base in Italy and continued releasing music. Notably they were invited to perform on 1988 Amnesty International Tour.

Countries represented: USA, England, Scotland, Hungary, Italy, Finland, Chile, India, Portugal, Canada, Ireland, France.

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  • 6:03pm Six Japanses Gardens-II Many Pleasures (Garden Of Kinkaku-Ji) by Kaija Saariaho on Private Gardens (Ondine), 1997
  • 6:05pm I Should Have Known Better by Phil Ochs on The Broadside Tapes 1 (Smithsonian Folkways), 1980
  • 6:09pm Keresem A Szót by Zsuzsa Koncz on She Came From Hungary! 1960s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc (Ace International), 1966
  • 6:11pm Barricades by The Koobas on Insane Times • 25 British Psychedelic Artyfacts From The EMI Vaults (Zonophone), 1969
  • 6:16pm Catch The Wind by Donovan on Fairytale (Sequel Records), 1965
  • 6:19pm Little Boxes (Live) by Pete Seeger on The Essential Pete Seeger (Legacy), 1963
  • 6:21pm Warszawa by Marie Laforêt on Tant Qu'il Y Aura Des Chevaux (Polydor), 1973
  • 6:24pm Jardin De La Noché by Robert Drasnin on Voodoo Exotic Music From Polynesia And The Far East (Tops Records), 1959
  • 6:27pm Fiesta De San Benito by Inti-Illimani on Viva Chile! (CGD), 1973
  • 6:30pm Tarantella by Compagnia Il Cerchio / Roberto De Simone / Nuova Compagnia Di Canto Popolare on La Gatta Cenerentola (Emi Italiana S.p.A.), 1976
  • 6:32pm Stop! - Get A Ticket by Clefs Of Lavender Hill on Nuggets (Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968) (Rhino Records), 1966
  • 6:35pm I'm In Love With You by Billie Davis on Tell Him - The Decca Years (Decca), 1969
  • 6:37pm There Is A Mountain by Donovan on Donovan's Greatest Hits (Epic), 1967
  • 6:40pm This Flight Tonight by Joni Mitchell on Blue (Reprise Records), 1971
  • 6:43pm Toccata Seconda by Giovanni Maria Trabaci on 17th & 18th Century Harp Music (Musical Heritage Society), 1969
  • 6:46pm Morning Way by Trader Horne on Morning Way (Janus Records), 1970
  • 6:50pm For Ever by Cold Sun on Dark Shadows (World In Sound), 1980
  • 6:53pm So Long, Marianne by Leonard Cohen on Songs Of Leonard Cohen (Columbia), 1967
  • 6:59pm Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan on Blood On The Tracks (Columbia), 1974
  • 7:07pm Bob by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on More Bad Times (Flying Fish), 1990
  • 7:09pm Starfish by Alexandro Jodorowsky on The Film Of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain Soundtrack (ABKCO), 2007
  • 7:11pm Ai Se A Luzia by Banda Do Casaco on No Jardim Da Celeste (EMI), 1980
  • 7:14pm No! No! No! by Dana Gillespie on Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970 (Ace International), 1968
  • 7:17pm Here Today by The Beach Boys on Pet Sounds (Capitol), 1966
  • 7:20pm Let's Go Away For Awhile by The Beach Boys on Pet Sounds (Capitol), 1966
  • 7:22pm I'm Just Me by Jordyn Aurora Aquino And Stephen Rennicks on Frank (Silva Screen), 2014
  • 7:24pm Temple Dance by Webley Edwards With Al Kealoha Perry on Hawaii Calls: Fire Goddess (Capitol Records), 1958
  • 7:27pm I Am Missing You by Shankar Family & Friends on Shankar Family & Friends (Dark Horse Records), 1974
  • 7:30pm Emily's Vacation by Jake Holmes on Jake Holmes (Polydor), 1969
  • 7:33pm Twentieth Century Fox by The Doors on The Doors (Elektra), 1967
  • 7:37pm Jaguar by The Who on The Who Sell Out (MCA Records), 1972
  • 7:40pm Alice by Jon Plum on Alice (Snb), 1969
  • 7:43pm What You Call It by Elyse Weinberg on Greasepaint Smile (Numerophon), 2015
  • 7:46pm Church At Llanbadrig by The Lotus Eaters on It Hurts (Sylvan Records), 1985
  • 7:50pm Huh? (Intro) by Spiritualized on Sweet Heart Sweet Light (Fat Possum Records), 2012
  • 7:51pm Hey Jane by Spiritualized on Sweet Heart Sweet Light (Fat Possum Records), 2012
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