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VAN DYKE PARKS & TOM MCDERMOTT
Conversation with and music from Van Dyke Parks, an eclectic, popular classicist known as a composer and keyboardist, arranger and producer, with a great love of calypso and Hawaiian cowboy music. The man behind the curtain for so many artists, the Hollywood-based Parks is well-regarded for writing and studio work with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Lowell George and Randy Newman, among many. He recently became a fan of pianist Tom McDermott, a St. Louis-born, New Orleans-dwelling and Brazilian-influenced vernacular virtuoso. Parks thought enough of McDermott’s recorded repertoire to collect and reissue some of it as Bamboula — so named for the composition by the mutually-admired New Orleans 19th century pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Tom McDermott, also a fan of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and James Booker, plays in his parlor for us.
- "America" Van Dyke Parks
Tokyo Rose, Warner Bros.
- "Sailin' Shoes" Little Feat
Sailin' Shoes, Warner Bros.
- "Sail On Sailor" The Beach Boys
Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys, Capitol
- "Jack Palance" Mighty Sparrow
The Early Years, BLS
- "F.D.R in Trinidad" Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley, Warner Bros.
- "Wah She Go Do" Bonnie Raitt
Takin' My Time, Rhino
- Instrumental: "Simple Calypso" Esso Trinidad Steel Band
- SEGMENT: Van Dyke Parks
- Instrumental: "Available Space" Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder, Warner Bros.
- CLIP: Van Dyke Parks on Randy Newman
- excerpt: "Vine Street" Van Dyke Parks
Song Cycle, Warner Bros.
- "Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad" Randy Newman
Creates Something New Under the Sun, Reprise
- "Cheek to Cheek" Lowell George
Thanks, I'll Eat It Here, Warner Bros.
- "De Camino a la Vereda" Buena Vista Social Club feat. Ibrahim Ferrer
Buena Vista Social Club, Nonesuch
- "Hawaiian Roughrider" Leabert Lindsay
Na Mele O Paniolo, Warner Bros.
- "Cowboy" Van Dyke Parks
Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove, Warner Bros.
- "Heroes and Villians" The Beach Boys
Smiley Smile, Capitol
- End Bed: "The Stars and Stripes Forever" Tom McDermott and Matt Perrine
New Orleans Duets, Rabadash
- "The Chrysanthemum" Tom McDermott
Danza, STR Digital
- "The Banjo, Opus 15" Louis Moreau Gottschalk
American Piano Music Played by Amiram Rigai, Smithsonian Folkways
- "East St. Louis Baby" Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair's Boogie, Catfish
- "Java" Allen Toussaint
The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions, Bear Family
- "Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More" Jelly Roll Morton and Tom McDermott
New Orleans Duets, Rabadash
- "On the Sunny Side of the Street" James Booker
Junco Partner, Hannibal
- Instrumental: "So Swell When You're Well" James Booker
Spiders on the Keys: Live at the Maple Leaf, Rounder
- SEGMENT: Tom McDermott
- "The Peanut Vendor" Billi & De De Pierce
Gulf Coast Blues, Arhoolie
- "Bamboula" Tom McDermott
- Instrumental: "Boll Weevil Blues" Eubie Blake
Memories of You, Shout Factory
- "Have You Seen My Baby" Ringo Starr
- "Hey Good Lookin'" Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott
Live at Chickie Wah Wah , Chickie Wah Wah
- "Lewis Boogie" Jerry Lee Lewis
Complete Sun Singles, Bear Family
- "Eh, Petite Fille" Clifton Chenier
Louisiana Blues and Zydeco, Arhoolie
- "Early in the Morning" Irma Thomas with Tom McDermott
Simply Grand, Rounder
- End Bed: "The Crave" Tom McDermott
The Crave, STR Digital