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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (September 9, 2017)

The Temperance Seven was founded in 1955 at Chelsea School of Art in London to play 1920's music. In 1961, the band made it to number one on the British popular charts with “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” which will open today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion. From its name, you might think the band has seven members, but in actuality they have nine members because they want to be considered intemperate by practicing the opposite of temperance. The band was very popular from about 1961 to 1965, when it broke up. But it has been revived and has continued to perform, although with different personnel than the original band. American composer Walter Donaldson wrote their big hit, which opens this episode.

  1. You're Driving Me Crazy (1930)
    Composer:   Walter Donaldson (1893-1947)
    Performer:  Temperance Seven
    Album:  Very Best of Temperance Seven
     
  2. How Ya Gonna Keep-em Down on the Farm
    Composer:  Walter Donaldson (music) and Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis (lyrics)
    Performer:  Harry Fay (singer); unknown band
    Album:  Over There
     
  3. Military Symphony: Allegro Maestoso
    Composer:  Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)
    Performer:  Central Military Orchestra Berlin
    Album:  Music of the French Revolution
     
  4. Military Symphony: Pastorale Larghetto
    Composer:  Francois-Joseph Gossec
    Performer:  Central Military Orchestra Berlin
    Album:  Music of the French Revolution
     
  5. Military Symphony: Allegro
    Composer:  Francois-Joseph Gossec
    Performer:  Central Military Orchestra Berlin
    Album:  Music of the French Revolution
     
  6. Hard-Hearted Hannah (1924)
    Composer:  Milton Ager (music, 1893-1979) and Jack Yellen (1892-1991), Bob Bigelow, and Charles Bates (lyrics)
    Performer:  Temperance Seven
    Album:  Very Best of Temperance Seven
     
  7. Jubilee Overture
    Composer:  Philip Sparke (1951- )
    Performer:  Bavarian Police Band
    Album:  Jubilaums Sommerchorale
     
  8. Moon River
    Composer:  Henry Mancini (1924-1994)
    Performer:  Bavarian Police Band
    Album:  Jubilaums Sommerchorale
     
  9. ABBA Medley
    Composer:  Various
    Performer:  German Army Band 2, Kassel
    Album:  Von Marchen under Marschen
     
  10. Incantation and Dance
    Composer:  James Barnes Chance (1932-1972)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 3, Munster
    Album:  Fusion
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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