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Catamount Community Radio - May 16, 2010

I framed the show with Jason Moran's "Arizona Landscape," not in reference to the state's new laws, but rather simply because I like it, and because it has a certain je-ne-sais-quoi quality that I like at the beginning and the end of the show.

Sarah Vaughan sang "Slow Hot Wind," which always brings to mind .... nevermind.

We listened to a couple by one of Don Cherry's projects, Codona. I remember seeing him play with Multikulti in Chapel Hill.


Don Cherry

I played John Lee Hooker doing "Back Biters and Syndicators," and I'm wondering what he means by syndicator. I'm thinking it's a slangy way of saying "sinner," but maybe he means it more literally, as like somebody who's making deals. A quick interstate search yielded no good information.

I did resolve one enigma: who wrote the tune "You Never Told Me that You Care"? Listening to it, I thought: Charles Mingus. It turns out it was Sun Ra. How about that?

John Hartman did an old one, "Where the Old Red River Flows." He cleverly changed the lyric, omitting a racially insensitive term ("darkies"), substituting "hippies." I found it over at Groover's Paradise:

You can hear the hippies singing soft and low ...


John Hartman

Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" was a pretty blast from the past, and a melancholy song.

I had a good time spinning discs for my listener. Catamount Free Form Community Radio, on WWCUFM, Sunday mornings 10-12, Eastern Coastal time.


1. Jason Moran – Arizona Landscape
2. Charles Mingus – Self-Portrait in 3 Colors
3. John Fahey – Fix me a Pallet on the Floor
4. Sarah Vaughan – Slow Hot Wind
5. Rabih Abou Khalil – An Oyster in Paris
6. Codona – Walking on Eggs
7. Anat Cohen – You Never Told Me that You Care
8. Billie Holliday – East of the Sun (West of the Moon)
9. Sonny Rollins – Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
10. Quincy Jones – Baby Elephant Walk
11. Beny Moré – Anabacoa
12. John Lee Hooker – Back Biters and Syndicators
13. Naftule’s Dream – Oy Tate
14. Richard “Groove” Holmes – Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
15. Bill Monroe – It’s Mighty Dark to Travel
16. Bunny Berrigan & his Orchestra – The Black Bottom
17. Janis Ian – At Seventeen
18. The Titans – So Hard to Laugh
19. Django Reinhardt – I’ll See You in my Dreams
20. Codona – Clicky Clacky
21. Ann Cole – Got my Mojo Workin’
22. Blanquito Man, Celso Piña et al – Cumbia del río
23. John Hartman – Where the Old Red River Flows
24. Titus Turner – Sticks and Stones
25. Coleman Hawkins – Under Paris Skies
26. Prince – Sign o’ the Times
27. Louis Armstrong – Everything’s Been Done Before
28. Caetano Veloso – Nenhuma dor
29. Peggy Lee – Everything’s Moving too Fast
30. Nawal al Zoghbi (نوال الزغبي) – Ma I’ndi Shak
31. Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons – Green and Gold
32. Jason Moran – Arizona Landscape

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