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Februrary Radio: Instru Mental

Here is my current playlist of interesting, short instrumental pieces. Some are novelty tunes (many of which were hits!) and some are simply wonderful and strange. Always accessible, inviting and engaging.

When I was growing up, the duo Ferrante and Teicher were synonymous with boring MOR dual piano novelties and light classical performances on network TV, like the tunes featured on this record:

Here they do the Exodus theme on TV with a billowing Mylar curtain behind them.

Little did I know that before this they were quite a bit more radical: Imagine if John Cage decided to write and record some novelty tunes and maybe a space-themed album, like this one:

Besides those guys—the beatniks who cashed in—there are some lovely musical saw instrumentals by Emmanuel Brun, and, of course, a bunch more contemporary instrumental tunes as well.

Words aren’t always necessary or even desirable.

Petra Haden Carlotta's Galop (rough mix)
Cory Henry Donna Lee Amazon
mamarazzi Don't Marry Mermaids Amazon
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Revolution Amazon
The Tornados Telstar Amazon
Johnny Smith Walk, Don't Run! (2004 Digital Remaster) Amazon
Ferrante & Teicher What Is This Thing Called Love? Amazon
Chet Atkins & His Guitar Pickers Indian Love Call - (From the musical production "Rose-Marie") Amazon
Jacaré Saudade De Limoeiro Amazon
Chet Atkins Satan's Doll (Buddha Remastered - 2000) Amazon
Noah Wall Bling Blong Amazon
Chet Atkins Walk, Don't Run (Buddha Remastered - 2000) Amazon
Ferrante & Teicher Chopstick Cha Cha Amazon
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Spottie Soundcloud
Acker Bilk Stranger on the Shore Amazon
Tyondai Braxton The Duck and the Butcher Amazon
Calibro 35 Indagine Di Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto Amazon
Jun Miyake Mosquito Path Amazon
Tyondai Braxton Unfurling Amazon
Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets (2004 - Remaster) Amazon
Tyondai Braxton Dead Strings Amazon
Ferrante & Teicher Lover Amazon
Emmanuel Brun Concerto pour la Porte du Soleil Amazon
Bert Jansch Angie Amazon
Emmanuel Brun Sous les étoiles Amazon
The Coctails First Snowfall Amazon
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Satin Sheets Amazon
Chicha Libre The Ride Of The Valkyries Amazon
Calibro 35 L'appuntamento Amazon
Ferrante & Teicher Mama Yo Quiero
The Ventures Walk, Don't Run '64 Amazon
Jherek Bischoff Kule Kule Amazon
Noah Wall Closed Source Amazon
Calle 13 Outro (Explicit)