TOS#01 The Chromatic Scale 07/07/04

This program originally broadcast 7th July 2004 attempts to demonstrate the chromatic scale through appropriate songs.

1. Duke Ellington – Caravan (in Em but must have thought it was in C)
2. Hank Harry – Turn Around (C#m)
3. The Loft – Why Does The Rain (D)
4. Ray Charles – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (in Eb)
Paul Bradley talks
5. Organelles – Our Tunnel (starts in Em)
6. Django Reinhart – Nuages (in F)
7. Tom Waits – Walkin Spanish (F#m)
8. Lyndsey Cockwell – Scratched Folk (G)
9. Gerri Miller with The Magic Tramps – Mama Look At Me Now (Ab)
10. Silver Bullet Band – Don’t You Take It too Hard (A)
11. Jukes – Song Of Saints (Bb)
12. Marc Gauvin – Nadia (Bm)

listen here

TOS #02 The Flattened Fifth

The Flattened Fifth
track list:
1. Mars (The Bringer Of War) – Holst.
short chat with Prof Neil Smith from the University of Dissonation
2. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
short chat with Mark Slater
3. Piece about Antoine Fabre d’Olivet (read by Maddy Longhurst)
4. Maria  (from Westside story) – Leonard Bernstein
5. Devils Chord – Chikinki
6. Tritone subsitution – with Prof Neil smith
7. Is This Desire – PJ Harvey
8. The Simpsons Theme – Sonic Youth
10. Bull In The heather – Sonic Youth
11. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Mark Slater flat 5 in history
12. Caprice 13 in B-flat Major “Devil’s Laugh” – Katrina Andreyevka
13. Ship Of Death – The Invisible Pair Of Hands
talk with Rasha from Mooz
14. Pepper Pot – Mooz
15. Blue Sands by Chico Hamilton Quintet
16. Raised Four – Thelonius Monk

Tower Of Song Radio

The Tower Of Song is a music themed radio show made for Dialect Radio in Bristol in 2005. Themes have included: the flattened fifth, the minor 9th, Whistling, The Wind, Flutes, Musical Crimes, Sadness, Modes… and so on

All the shows will soon be available as podcasts.

Heres a list of shows we did. I’ll Add them when we find them.

#1 The Chromatic scale 07/07/04
#2 The Flattened Fifth 14/07/04
#3 Songs with No Singing – 21/07/04
#4 Major 7 – 28/07/04
#5 Minor 9 – 04/08/04
#6 The Sixth – 11/08/04
#7 Gypsy Show 18/08/04
#08 Musical Crimes 25/08/04
#09 Bird and Fish 01/09/04
#10 Water 08/09/04
#11 Modes – 15/09/04
#12 Dominant 7th – 21/09/04
#13 Whistling – 29/09/04
#14 The Magic Flute – 06/10/04
#15 Last TOS – a brief look back over all the shows and themes.

Pentatonic …almost got made… next time