"Anyone who can bring even a pinprick of light into a dark landscape is obligated to do so."
110 - It's So Peaceful in the Country
October 01, 2007 04:31 PM PDT
It's So Peaceful in the Country words and music by Alec Wilder (see wilderworld 15)
by the Delta Rhythm Boys (1941), Creed Taylor Orchestra from LP Shock Music in Hi-Fi (ABC Paramount ABCS-259 1958), Tak Shindo from LP Accent on Bamboo (Capitol ST-1433 1960) and Bill Mays from Alec Wilder Centennial Concert in New York April 29, 2007
Poor Mr. Flibberty-Jib words by Marshall Barer, music by Wilder; Anne Lloyd, Gilbert Mack, Dick Byron, The Sandpipers, Mitchell Miller and Orchestra (Golden Records R53A 1951)
A Month in the Country words by William Engvick, music by Wilder; Frank Baker vocal, Walter Gross piano (1939)
I'm Headin' West (For a Rest) words by Barer, music by Wilder; Dick Jurgens and his Orchestra (Columbia 1-628 1950)
Picture above is an excerpt from Alec Wilder's June 12, 1959 appearance before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. where he spoke in favor of repealing the performance royalty fee exemption enjoyed by jukebox operators
100 records to celebrate 100 years of Alec Wilder...and more!
Born February 16, 1907
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