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Adam Schatz + Kelly Pratt + Matt Nelson- Early In The Morning (Nilsson) by AdamSchatz

Adam Schatz (Landlady) – vocals, saxophone, keys
Kelly Pratt (Bright Moments, Arcade Fire, Beruit, David Byrne & St. Vincent)- vocals
Matt Nelson (Arts & Sciences, tUnE-yArDs)



Louis Jordan – Early in the Mornin’
from “Look Out Sister,” 1947 Musical/Western film directed by Louis Jordan & Bud Pollard, and written by John E. Gordon and Will Morrissey.  ‘Early in the Mornin” was written by Dallas Bartley, Leo Hickman, Louis Jordan, and recorded by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five in 1947.

Adam Schatz

LANDLADY- ‘Above My Ground’ (Official Vegetable Music Video),
the song is taken from the ‘Above My Ground’ single (2012) 
b/w ‘Oh My Golly (a song by the Pixies), available on iTunes and their bandcamp

(released 27 October 2009)

“Why should jazz have all the fun? Pop and indie artists too seldom throw their creative weight into the art of interpretation. But the sometimes dormant tradition is alive and well in a new revival of songs from The Point!, Harry Nilsson‘s 1971 cult-classic film and soundtrack, featuring new arrangements by Andrew Bird, Martha Wainwright, DeVotchKa, Nada Surf, and other contemporary artists.”  –Amano Recording

MVD Visual released a DVD of The Point! on November 20, 2012, The Definitive Collector’s Edition includes the animated film plus twenty-five minutes of bonus material including: Who Is Harry Nilsson?, Pitching the Point, Making the Point, and Legacy Of The Point. 

On February 21st, Rhino Handmade will release “Sunny Goodge Street, The Warner Bros. Recordings” collection by Tom Northcott, a Canadian folk-rock singer-songwriter who recorded a catalog of ornate psychedelic-folk for Warner Bros. between 1966-69 with legendary producers, arrangers, songwriters.

“Sunny Goodge Street, The Warner Bros. Recordings” is a 20-track collection that includes the 10 tracks originally issued in 1970 on “The Best of Tom Northcott,” (produced by Lenny Waronker and Leon Russell)– including the four singles: Donovan’s ‘Sunny Goodge Street,’ Bob Dylan’s ‘Girl Of The North Country’ and Harry Nilsson’s ’1941′ and ‘The Rainmaker’ (The latter paired Northcott with Jack Nitzsche’s outstanding arrangement). And six previously unreleased tracks that Northcott recorded between 1968-69. Several are from sessions in Los Angeles, (‘Ain’t Nobody Home,’ ‘A Soulful Shade Of Blue,’ ‘A Long Way Down’ and Randy Newman’s ‘Somebody Always Gets Hurt’) while others were recorded in London at Pye Studios (‘See The Tinker Ride’ and ‘There’s No Time’), and also features the single versions of ‘Sunny Goodge Street’ and its b-side ‘Who Planted Thorns In Miss Alice’s Garden,’ plus Northcott’s final single with Warner Bros. Records, ‘Make Me An Island,’ a song written by Albert Hammond and arranged by Nilsson collaborator Perry Botkin, Jr..

Letterpress edition of 3500 copies. 
Digital design by Bruce Licher, based on an original illustration by Bob Masse. Along with a reproduction press photo, the folio also contains an “underground newspaper” that serves as the album’s liner notes written by producer Andrew Sandoval.


Tom Northcott – Girl Of The North Country

Taken from Anika‘s “No One’s There” (Digital 3 Track EP), recorded with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. Stream/Purchase the EP through her bandcamp page.

The song ‘He Needs Me’ was written by Harry Nilsson for Robert Altman’s 1980 film “Popeye,” film score by Van Dyke Parks. Also it was featured years later in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2002 film “Punch-Drunk Love.”


Shelley Duvall – He needs me (demo)

Who Is Tom Northcott? ….. coming soon from Rhino!

READ :: Tom Northcott Interview

Tom Northcott – Sunny Goodge Street
A cover of the Donovan’s song
Warner Brothers 7051 single b/w Who Planted Thorns In Miss Alice’s Garden (1967)


Tom Northcott – 1941 (1968)
The song was written by Harry Nilsson and arranged by Leon Russell.
Warner Brothers 7051 single b/w Other Times (1968)

Who Is Harry Nilsson…
(And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) Movie Trailer (2006)

The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, “Who is Harry Nilsson?” The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. “Who is Harry Nilsson?” uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson’s rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”, “Playboy After Dark”, and in an episode of “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”. Written by Roger Smith 

Directed by John Scheinfeld
DVD Release date:
October 26th. (116 minutes)
The DVD will include over 90 minutes of additional footage not in the film.
(via For the Love of Harry blog)

WIKI: The Nairobi Trio: three gorillas (wearing derby hats and long overcoats) mechanically miming to the music like wind-up toys. In the middle sat the “head gorilla,” always played by Kovacs (with a cigar, of course), conducting with a baton or (sometimes) a banana. To the viewer’s left another gorilla stood, holding two oversized timpani mallets. (The identity of this ape varied, but among Kovacs’ celebrity friends both Jack Lemmon and Frank Sinatra are known to have performed in the skit.) And seated at screen right at a piano was a female simian (often Kovacs’ wife, Edie Adams), robotically thumping up and down on the keys.


Nilsson – Coconut (BBC 1971), Nilsson does Kovacs. (via Bedazzled)