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Catamount Community Radio - March 7, 2010

We heard a couple versions of "Alfie," one by Brad Mehldau and another by David "Fathead" Newman. Plus, Sonny Rollins did "Alfie's Theme Differently."

What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give
or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
then I guess it's wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
what will you lend on an old golden rule?
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie,
I know there's something much more,
something even non-believers can believe in.
I believe in love, Alfie.
Without true love we just exist, Alfie.
Until you find the love you've
missed you're nothing, Alfie.
When you walk let your heart lead the way.
and you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.

We listened to instrumental versions only.

A pair of Meters tunes, a pair of Elvis tunes. The King of Graceland crooned "Don't" plus, a remix of a rocker. Since Aiesha was listening, I played a couple of French numbers, un et deux. Brigitte Fontaine didn't learn much at school.

Jimmie Rodgers wrote "Helping Hand," which he titled "Waiting for a Train." Fats Domino covered it. And Mr. Rodgers himself sang, "Gambling Bar Room Blues," which is some pretty strong medicine. But a spoonful of sugar helped it go down.

Karen Carpenter, she of anexoria and sweet voice, did a disco number.

I found some good stuff at Groovers Paradise, on Lord Kitchner,



and some Jamaican mento:

"Wouldn´t you like to live in a town called Wait A Bit? I'd love to. Here's some original mento, the Jamaican music of choice before ska, rocksteady and eventually reggae, came around. Fun stuff, as illustrated here by way of Hubert Porter and his legendary producer Ken Khouri, who owned the first commercial recording studio on the island. "And still there´s plenty more you know that I don´t have time to call..."

Catamount Community, on the mountains' most powerful mix of music, Power 90.5, airs Sunday mornings, 10-12 Eastern Coastal time.

1. Marisa Monte – Alta noite
2. Stan Getz – Three Little Words
3. Norah Jones – Cold, Cold Heart
4. Fats Domino – Helping Hand
5. Jimmie Rodgers – Gambling Barroom Blues
6. David Newman – Alfie
7. The Meters – Sassy Lady
8. Brigitte Fontaine – C’est natural
9. Hubert Porter – Names of Funny Places
10. Porter Wagoner – Be a Little Quieter
11. Karen Carpenter – My Body Keeps Changing my Mind
12. Otis Redding – You Left the Water Running
13. Abdullah Ibrahim – For Coltrane
14. Barb Jungr – Times Have Changed
15. Clarence Garlow – Bon ton roulet
16. Diomedes Díaz – Pedazo de arcordeón
17. Grand Kalle & l’African Jazz – Ambiance Kalle Catho
18. Keith Jarrett – Blackbird, Bye Bye
19. Lord Kitchner – If You’re Not White, You’re Black
20. Chalie Parker – Bird of Paradise
21. Elvis Presley – Don’t
22. Sonny Rollins – Alfie’s Theme (Differently)
23. Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – Bubbles in my Beer
24. Johnny Cash – Time Changes Everything
25. Dave Douglas – Mr. Pitiful
26. Brad Mehldau – Alfie
27. Elvis – A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit)
28. Serge Gainsbourg – Tatoué Jérémie
29. The Meters – Zony Mash
30. Blind Blake – Police Dog Blues
31. Miles Davis – New York Girl
32. Walter Smith III – Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love


Brigitte Fontaine


The Meters

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