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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Season Of The Witch (1968)

The track (first written and performed by Donovan) appeared on the 1967 LP, 'Open'

See also: A Julie Driscoll post at Another Nickel In The Machine

Hildegard Knef - Von nun an gings bergab (From Here On It Got Rough) (1968)

Below, German singer / actress Hildegard Knef (1925 - 2002) with the Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra, from a 1968 performance in Berlin.

- Follow the link to hear Knef's english language version of this song, or click on this one to read the lyrics in english.

100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers (2007)

Amazing in it's scope and detail, diabolical in it's simplicity and appeal.

Alonzo Mosley (FBI), the creator of this piece, has posted a list of all the referenced films at his blog, Acrentropy.

See also: From the same creator, his follow-up,
'The Centennial Edition', another '100' list, counting up the years from 1901 to 2000.

Saul Bass discusses his work on film titles (1977)

Saul Bass (1920 - 1996) was a prolific and influential graphic designer.

Among many achievements in animation and poster and logo design, his work in the arena of title sequences for film changed the industry.

In 'Bass On Titles', a 35-minute film produced in '77, he discussed his work and showed several examples.

See also:
Saul Bass on the web

(Found via lightgreen)

Ernie Kovacs meets Esquivel - - 'Musical Office' & 'Kitchen Symphony' (1961)

Two classic musical moments from The Ernie Kovacs Show, featuring Juan Garcia Esquivel's space-age pop arrangements.

Above, ▲ versions of 'Jalousie' & 'Sentimental Journey'.

Below, ▼ Esquivel's arrangement of 'Cherokee' gets similar treatment.

Very innovative video concepts for 1961.

I was too young to have caught Ernie Kovacs on TV the first time around, but was completely glued to the 'best of' show that ran on PBS in the 1970s.

I never forgot these sequences.

Orishas - 'Bruja', featuring Rossy de Palma (2008)

The song comes from Cuban hip-hop trio Orishas, and can be found on their '08 album, 'Cosita Buena'.

The music video is an homage to director Russ Meyer's classic 1965 exploitation film, 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!', and features the striking Rossy de Palma (an alumna of Spanish director
Pedro Almodóvar's films) playing multiple roles.

(found via everlasting blort)

The Boban Marković Orchestra - Otpisani (2002)

From a concert recorded in Belgrade, Serbian trumpet king
Boban Marković's orchestra is one of the world's greatest Balkan Brass bands, and are regular favorites at the massive annual Guča trumpet festival.

In 1967, 'American Bandstand' teens react to changes in The Beatles' sound

By 1967, The Beatles were in the habit of using promotional film clips of their new songs that could stand in for them in lieu of personal appearances on TV.

The look of these musical shorts reflected the changes occurring in the sound and sensibilities of the fabs.
For better or worse, they were no longer the 'lovable moptops'.

Below, ▼ 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

On March 11th, 1967, The Beatles won three Grammy awards, for the songs 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Michelle', and their LP 'Revolver'.

Meanwhile, they'd been in the studio recording tracks for their
'Sgt. Pepper' album that would be released later that year.

Also on March 11th, 1967, the 'Strawberry Fields' short was shown
(in black & white) on ABC's 'American Bandstand', along with their 'Penny Lane' promo.

Below, ▼ AB host Dick Clark sits in a Los Angeles TV studio and polls his teenage audience for their candid reactions to the latest from
The Beatles, and that's exactly what he gets...

Below, ▼ 'Penny Lane'.