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Catamount Community Radio - February 7, 2010

I get a telephone call from my daughter. She says my wife's blasting Celine Dion, and help. Sorry, for as Flava Flav says, can't do nuttin' fo' ya'.

Normally, my M.O. is to prepare three CDs for the show. That gives me around 40 songs to work with, and of those 40, I usually play 32 or 33. Well, I got a little carried away this week. I burned five CDs, which meant I had a little too much material to work with. A little disconcerting, putting CDs in the players, popping them out again, poring over and over the playlists, trying to decide what to play next.

It looks like I played three by Hank Williams, and several other classic country numbers. It looks like Kool Keith was featured a couple of times. Some piano playing, by Bebo Valdés, Oscar Peterson, and Hampton Hawes. Beyond that, I guess I wandered aimlessly through the musical universe. And, Oh the music I didn't play.

I found some material on a fellow called Jim Lowe at Spread the Good Word: "Missourian Jim Lowe was working in Chicago as a disc jockey, trying to find his niche in music, in 1954. That year, he was signed to Chicago's Mercury label, and wrote and recorded country and western material. One of his songs was the original version of the self-penned 'Gambler's Guitar.' Lowe soon moved to New York to continue his radio career, and switched to Dot Records in 1955. His first successful attempt with Dot was the novelty 'Close the Door (They're Coming in the Windows).' A few months later, he recorded another novelty, 'Green Door,' in a Greenwich Village apartment. This time, it was pure gold, rising to #1. A million-seller and gold record recipient, Lowe's 1956 hit 'Green Door' was written by Marvin Moore and Bob Davie. After a few more moderate hits for Dot Records, Lowe concentrated on his radio career. He retired in 2004 at the age of 77."

The Catamount Community Radio Amusement and Country and Western Hour, which lasts two hours, hairs Sunday mourning from 10-12 (Carolina time) on WWCU-FM.


1. Kenny Garrett – Killing Me Softly
2. Kaki King – Night After Sidewalk
3. Sonny Stitt – After You've Gone
4. Hank Williams – Howlin' at the Moon
5. Ray Charles – Undecided
6. Hampton Hawes – Feelin' Alright
7. Craig Duncan – Wabash Cannonball
8. Grupo Samoa – La chinchilla
9. Bebo Valdés – La comparsa
10. Oscar Peterson – Fly Me to the Moon
11. Anakelly – Under My Thumb
12. Percy Mayfield – Please Send Me Someone to Love
13. Bajofondo Tango Club – Leonel, el Feo
14. Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe
15. Caribbean Jazz Project – Naima
16. Avishai Cohen – Eleven Wives
17. Jim Lowe – Rock-a-Chicka
18. Jim Lowe – The Sixty-four Thousand Dollar Question
19. Zap Pow – This is Reggae
20. Albert King – Crosscut Saw
21. Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks – How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go
22. Hank Williams – I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
23. Sonny Rollins – My Ship
24. Buck Owens – Under the Influence of Love
25. Marvin Gaye – One More Heartache
26. Roy Hargrove – Strasbourg/St. Denis
27. Ultramagnetic MC's – Give the Drummer Some
28. Allen Toussaint – Bright Mississippi
29. Sun Ra – Tapestry from an Asteroid
30. Peeping Tom (featuring Kool Keith) – Getaway
31. Marty Robbins – Don't Worry
32. Hank Williams – Moanin' the Blues
33. Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze
34. Andre Popp – La cumparsita


Kool Keith


Luke the Drifter

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