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Feb. 19th, 2017


Catamount Community Radio - February 12 & 19

At our Folks'Songs gig at Guadalupe on Friday, a woman came up during the break and told me she listened to my show every Sunday, and that she always wondered what I looked like. I gave her the obligatory "I have a good face for radio" answer. I admit though that she telling me that warmed my heart.

Clyde Stubblefield passed away, the funky drummer, so I played the tune of that name. Probably the most sampled beat in all of hiphopdom.

1. Larry Goldings – Beautiful Dreamer
2. Wynton Marsalis – Big Butter and Egg Man
3. Louis Armstrong – Among my Souvenirs
4. John Coltrane – The Night has a Thousand Stars
5. Les Pires – Dancing with Jean Maurice
6. Ben E. King – Supernatural Thing
7. Charlie Parker – Bloomdido
8. Harvey Mandel – Peruvian Flake
9. Nick Lowe – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
10. Futuristic Ensemble – Davenport Blues
11. Fred Frith – Spring Any Day Now
12. Glen Campbell – If You Could Read my Mind
13. Matt Wilson – Strangers in the Night
14. Tiger Blossom – Brishtir Pani
15. Orquesta Sonora de la Habana – Bruca Maniguá
16. Gipsy Kings – Nuages
17. Christian McBride & Ron Blake – Shake & Blake
18. Smokie Robinson – Baby Don’t Cry (stripped down version)
19. Abdullah Ibrahim – The Wedding
20. Clyde Stubblefield – Funky Drummer (isolated drums)
21. James Brown – Funky Drummer
22. Professor Longhair – Her Mind is Gone
23. The Heptones – Hypocrite
24. Bob Marley – Jamming
25. Brian Bromberg – Shining Star
26. Cassandra Wilson – Redbone
27. Tom Waits – Alice
28. Staple Singers – Samson and Delilah

February 12, 2017

1. Mose Allison – Everything I Have is Yours
2. Clifford Brown – Stompin’ at the Savoy
3. Osvaldo Pugliese – Adiós, Nonino
4. Diana Krall – A Simple Twist of Fate
5. Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond – Stardust
6. Marce Azzola – Afro-musette
7. Charlie Parker – She Rote
8. Nick Lowe – Somebody Cares for Me
9. Songhai – Sute Monebo
10. Henry Mancini – Something for Cat
11. Robbie Fulks – She Took a lot of Pills and Died
12. Benny Green – Blue Minor
13. Tom Waits – Blue Valentines
14. Ska Cubano – Babalú
15. Charlie Parker – My Little Suede Shoes
16. The Imprssions – We’re Rolling On, Pt. 1
17. Dexter Gordon – Bikini
18. The Staple Singers – Let’s Do It Again
19. Cannonball Addreley – Bohemia After Dark (Remixed)
20. Sarah Vaughan – Ain’t Misbehavin’
21. Merle Travis – Cannonball Rag
22. Louis Armstrong – You Don’t Learn that at School
23. Kenny Dorham – Afrodisia
24. Nick Lowe – Stoplight Roses
25. Lester Young – Three Little Words
26. Amos Milburn – House Party Tonight
27. Ivie Anderson & the Ellington Orchestra – Truckin’
28. Bill Charlap – I Remember April

Feb. 9th, 2017


Catamount Community Radio - February 5, 2017

I've been playing percussion and singing with a project known as "FolksSongs." We had our second gig on Sunday afternoon at the Canton, NC Public Library. (By the way, there is a sticker on the door that says "No Concealed Weapons," but I guess open carry is OK, because there was a Trumpster there with his pistol in a holster.) So that's why I didn't post the playlist.

Still no internet stream. They inflate my hopes only to deflate them.

1. Joshua Redman – Easy Living
2. Marvin Hamlish – Solace
3. Dinah Washngton – What a Difference a Day Made
4. Louis Armstrong – SNAFU
5. Louis Corchia – La roulette
6. Shirley Horne – Love for Sale
7. Aníbal Troilo – La cumparsita
8. Colin Hay – Waiting for Real Life to Begin
9. Bill Frisell – Crazy
10. Louis Armstrong – Lovely Weather We’re Having
11. Maceo Parker – Rabbits in the Pea Patch
12. Futuristic Ensemble – Candlelights
13. Paul Whiteman – Ain’t No Sweet Man ….
14. Aaron Parks – Roadside Distraction
15. Ray Bryant – Old Devil Moon
16. Hadda Brooks – That’s my Desire
17. Jimmie Smith – Ode to Billie Joe
18. Helen Merril – You’d be so Nice to Come Home to.
19. Chet Atkins – Wildwood Flower
20. Dinah Washington & Brook Benton – Baby, You’v Got What it Takes
21. Deli Sosimi – T.M.I.
22. Buddy Collette – Calypso Cubano
23. Lord Creator – Paint Up, Clean Up Time
24. New Quintette du Hot Club de France – Minor Swing
25. Vibulator – Pocket Monsters
26. Harry Connick, Jr. – If I Only Had a Brain
27. Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata
28. Bunk Johnson – Careless love
29. Sonny Stitt – Where is Love?
30. U2 – Peace on Earth

Jan. 29th, 2017


Catamount Community Radio - January 29, 2017

So my legions of fans get themselves a cup of mud, fire up the wireless and listen to the following records:

1. Charles Mingus – Theme for Lester Young
2. James P. Johnson – If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight
3. Bobby Parker – Watch Your Step
4. Jason Moran – Arizona Landscape
5. Christian Scott – So What
6. The Meters – Look-ka Py Py
7. Jeff Coffin – First Comes Last
8. Jimi Hendrix – Slow Blues
9. Dinah Washington – Fat Daddy
10. Joel Frahm – Pennies from Heaven
11. Carole King – Crying in the Rain
12. Joe Henderson – Lotus Blossom
13. Duke Ellington – Isfahan
14. Larry Goldings – Beautiful Dreamer
15. Tinariwen – Chet Boghassa
16. Ernesto Lecuona – La comparsa
17. Chucho Valdés – La comparsa
18. John Mayer – Daughters
19. Ted Nash – Sidewalk Meeting (reprise)
20. Harry Connick, Jr. – You Didn’t Know Me When
21. Bill Charlap – Tiny’s Tempo
22. Gladys Knoght – I’ve Got to Use my Imagination
23. Ben Webster – Tenderly
24. Cornelius – Brazil
25. Cassandra Wilson – Wichita Lineman
26. Eric Reed – The Dancing Monk
27. Roland Alphonso – Blackberry Brandy
28. Nicholas Payton – Cannibas Leaf, Pt. 1
29. Duke Ellington – C-Jam Blues

Jan. 22nd, 2017


Catamount Community Radio - January 22, 2017

Another Sunday, another radio show. I arrived at the station, and who was there but Travis, the Program Director. Before he left, I asked him about the internet stream, and he said there was a good chance that it would be up again soon. One can only hope. When it does come back, I'm going to start with the cover contest again.

I usually try to avoid politics on the internet, but not because I'm not interested in politics ... I am. I just don't like the attendant feuding ... and I'm thin-skinned, not like Trump ... I don't lash back when attacked, I'm more of a retreat-and-regret type. But I did hang on FB a post about the women's march yesterday - both spousal unit and issue were in DC to march - and I got some flack back: why are they protesting? I thought to myself: totally disingenuous. You may not have TV, but you have internet, because this is a FB post. But maybe you only watch Fox News, and even that, not often, so it is conceivable that one not know why the female women ladies are marching... but barely so. One last thing ... "alternate fact." Think about that. Enough politics.

I think because of a royalty thing, we were given a "do not play" list. It doesn't affect me much, because most of the artists on it are not candidates for CCR anyway... but David Bowie? Ouch. That hurts. Since his death I've been slowly studying the Bowie archive and realizing how much I've been missing. Oh well.

Sunday mornings 10-12 on the East coast. Just think, it is conceivable that I'm streaming again next week. I'll believe it when it happens.

1. Matt Wilson – No Outerwear
2. Ernestine Anderson – They Didn’t Believe Me
3. NEXT Collective – Marvin’s Room
4. Marcus Roberts – Elite Syncopation
5. Kenny Burrell – Girl Talk
6. Blossom Dearie – I Won’t Dance
7. Sonny Rollins – Surrey with a Fringe on Top
8. Louis Armstrong – La vie en rose
9. Harry Nilsson – Turn on your Radio
10. Nancy Wilson – You’ve Got Your Troubles
11. Don Redman – Chant of the Weed
12. Jay McShann – I’ll See You in Your Dreams
13. Astor Piazzola – Libertango
14. Haruomi Hosono – Sea of Tau
15. Louis Jordan – Early in the Morning
16. Howlin’ Wolf – Hidden Charms
17. Hank Williams - Lost Highway
18. Jason Moran – Arizona Landscape
19. Count Basie – Texas Shuffle
20. Illinois Jacquet – Stardust
21. Etta James – Say It Isn’t So
22. John Zorn – Laughing Owl
23. Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano – La foule
24. Brad Mehldau – Old Man
25. The Cosmic Rays – Bye Bye
26. Joe Lovano – I’ve Got the World on a String
27. Delta Rhythm Boys w/ Les Paul – What Would it Take?
28. Dr. Billy Taykor & Christian McBride – Spiritual

Jan. 21st, 2017


Beer Dialogue

PETER: Asheville Brewing needs evaluate its canning/bottling process. You crack a can or bottle and it foams profusely.

MARK: Try shaking it vigorously before opening it.

PETER: I don't trust your advice on this!

Jan. 15th, 2017


Catamount Community Radio - January 15, 2017

As a modest man, I must refrain from saying that today's show was most excellent, entertaining, finger-snapping and toe-tapping, by turns funny and enlightening. No, that wouldn't be humble of me, so I'm not gonna say it.

MLK weekend, so I played part of one his speeches called "All, Here and Now."

In my promo I say, "More fun than two ... uh, you know." It's a reference to an earlier promo that I recorded in which I say, "more fun than TWO barrels of monkeys." So I busted out my sound effects CD, played some baboon sounds, explained the reference and than segued into this:

Catamount Community Radio, more fun than... uh, you know.

1. Kaki King – Night After Sidewalk
2. David Bowie – I Can’t Give Everything Away
3. Oscar Peterson & Sonny Stitt – I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
4. Bunny Wailer – Bide Up
5. Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
6. Ballin’ the Jack – Daydream
7. Duke Ellington – Take the A train
8. Allison Kraus & Robert Plant – Killing the Blues
9. Prince – Sign ‘o’ the Times
10. Steven Bernstein – Hit the Road
11. Bebo Valdés – La comparsa
12. Solomon Burke – He’ll Have to Go
13. Allen Toussaint – St. James’ Infirmary
14. Orrin Evans & Christian McBride – A Secret Place
15. Glen Campbell – These Days
16. Sonny Rollins – Toot Toot Tootsie, Good-bye
17. Martin Luther King – All, Here and Now
18. Ella Fitzgerald – Solitude
19. Oscar Peterson & Benny Green – Yours is my Heart Alone
20. Bill Frisell – Goin’ Out of my Head
21. Bob Marley – Work
22. Erroll Garner – The Coffee Song
23. Andre Williams – The Monkey Speaks his Mind
24. Juan Carmona – Soleariyas
25. Sacri Cuori – La marabina
26. The Impressions – Talking About my Baby
27. Joshua Redman – Hide and Seek
28. The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up
29. Dewey Redman – Joie de vivre

Jan. 8th, 2017


Catamount Community Radio - January 8, 2016

Driving in today (it was too cold for biking and plus, I wanted to bring a vacuum cleaner with me), I saw a young lady driving with only the driver's side of the front window cleared of snow. That is "stupid." (Donald Somebody puts the word in quotation marks in his tweets - what's up with that, by the way? I don't think he knows or cares what quotation marks are for.)

After the show, I bought a sandwich. The cost was $4.01. I gave the dude at the register a ten-dollar bill and a dime. But he rang it up as $10.00, so the register reported my change as $5.99. I had to tell him what the proper change should be - and this is not the first time that has happened. I don't think this guy is "stupid," but rather that he is not in the habit of doing addition and subtraction in his head.

Pretty much all jazz today, with the exception of an afropop / cubano set in the middle.

1. John Coltrane – My Ideal
2. Keith Garrett – When I Fall in Love
3. Johnny Hartman – Almost Like a Song
4. Fats Waller – I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
5. Fats Navarro & Dexter Gordon – Dextrose
6. Buddy DeFranco – Twelve Tone Blues
7. Sonny Stitt – (I Don’t Stand) A Ghost of a Chance
8. Tina Turner & Herbie Hancock – Edith and the Kingpin
9. Bill Frisell – Messin’ with the Kid
10. Wynton Marsalis Quartet – Free to Be
11. Orlando “Cachaíto” López – Wahira
12. Wendo Kolosoy – Soki Oyoki Victoria
13. Manu Dibongo – Soul Makossa
14. Ray Baretto – Descarga la moderna
15. Monty Alexander – Crazy Baldheads
16. Ben Allison – Goin’ Back
17. Ike Quebec – A Light Reprise
18. Sheila Jordan – Falling in Love with Love
19. 3 Cohens – Tiger Rag
20. Eric Reed – Work
21. Sarah Vaughan – Mean to Me
22. Walter Smith III – Henya
23. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Petite fleur
24. Ballin’ the Jack – The Big Head

Jan. 4th, 2017



We're coming back from jazz last night when suddenly BANG! A large owl flies right into the front window of Mary Ellen's truck. Wow. I can think of two possibilities. One, it was nesting and therefore defending its territory; or two, that it was hunting and the prey it had in its talons was too heavy to allow it to elevate rapidly. Or it was hunting and we startled it and it simply misjudged in flying away. I'm inclined to go for the latter explanation.

BTW, a group of owls is called a "parliament." So a group of crows should be called a "funkadelic."
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At the Post Office

At the post office this morning a guy who was probably 85 years old turns to the rest of us in line and asks, “Why are you all dressed for winter?”

So I piped up, “Because it’s January. Why are you wearing shorts?”

He answered, “If you got nice legs you gotta let ‘em hang.”

Jan. 1st, 2017


Catamount Community Radio - January 1, 2017

In spite of the taste of dissipation in my mouth, I enjoyed doing the show this morning. I hope somebody was listening. Even if not, still worth it. Happy New Year. I hope you can live up to your revolutions ... resolutions ... and make the world a better place in your own small way.

1. The Supplicants – Hanuman’s Leap
2. David Bowie – Everyone Says Hi
3. Joel Harrison – Wichita Lineman
4. Faron Young – Country Girl
5. Ted Nash – Something for Nash
6. Van Morrison – Fair Play
7. John Coltrane – I Love You
8. Fairground Attraction – A Smile and a Whisper
9. Happy Apple – Mary’s Mixture
10. Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole – Hipalong Hop
11. David Sánchez – Ven esta cançao
12. The Cosmic Rays – Daddy Gonna Tell You No Lies
13. Teddy Wilson – Coquette
14. Etta James – One for my Baby (and One More for the Road)
15. Tony Bennett – Last Night When We Were Young
16. Cannonball Adderly & Bill Evans – Toy
17. Corinne Bailey Rae & Herbie Hancock – River
18. Charles Mingus – Slop
19. Vince Gill & Teri Clark – I Can’t Keep You in Love with Me
20. Coleman Hawkins – I Talk to the Trees
21. John Mayer – Gravity
22. Christopher Guest – Kung Fu Christmas
23. Thelonious Monk – Well, You Needn’t
24. Etta James – I’f Rather Go Blind
25. Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – 400 Years
26. Eric Reed – Work
27. The Faithful Harmonizers – Up Above my Head

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