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Catamount Community Radio - April 8, 2012

Happy Easter. It snuck up on me this year. It would have been great this past week to have been in Seville to see the processions. As it was, it was Spring Break. I actually had a very productive week, working constantly, but at a very leisurely pace. (Knowing my tendency to be a lazy, good-for-nothing bum) if you would have told me a week ago how much I would accomplish, I wouldn't have believed you. I built my playlist slowly throughout the week.

I only got 29 songs in today. I think that is because I talked a lot. With my usual lucidity and wit, I must modestly add.

We heard some CCR classics, like "Plum Blossom" and "Rock-a-bye Baby with a Dixie Melody."

We heard a couple from Jimmie Rodgers. I quipped that although I don't know a lot about contemporary popular music (the Foo Fighters, do they fight foos, or are they foos who fight?) at least I know who Jimmie Rodgers was. From him, we heard a novelty recording, probably a promo, that he recorded with the Carter Family. We also heard his duet with Louis Armstrong, "Blue Yodel #9." I still sometimes have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of those two recording together. Of the two, in those days, perhaps it was Rodgers who was the bigger star. But today, everybody knows who Louis Armstrong was, but only the cognoscenti know Jimmie Rodgers.

We listened to a great oldie, "Love Bandit."

Jesse James and Frank James
Billie the Kid and all the rest
I suppose there's been some bad cats
out there in the West
But if those cats could have dug me
and my love bandit ways
They would have hung up their guns
and made it to their graves
because I'm a ... Love Bandit!

I used to jump in my white horse Cadillac
and ride across the borderline
I'd rope fifty-five girls
and kiss them all at the same time
I'd take thirty-five or forty
and load 'em all on a freight
there was a million dollar reward for me
in each and every state.
The sheriffs said, is your name Love Bandit Jones?
and I said in a very deep voice
Yes, brother Sheriff,
and that's your chick on the back of my horse

Wyatt Earp, Matt Dillon, and Cheyenne
If they'd seen me comin' they'd a' all ran
They say I'm the baddest man they ever saw
I'd steal a girl before any of them could draw
With the girl in my arms I'd make my fight
In five seconds, brother, I'm outta sight
If you want your girl keep her by your side
'cause if she flags my white horse
I'll sure let her ride
because I'm a Love Bandit.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (Daylight Saving Time) on WWCU-FM. Be somebody, tune in.

1. Larry Goldings & Harry Allen – Morning has Broken
2. Yusef Lateef – Plum Blossom
3. Chano Scotty – Consolación
4. Count Basie & the Mills Brothers – I’ll be Around
5. Sonora Ponceña – Woody’s Blue
6. Nick Lowe – I Read a Lot
7. Hank Williams – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
8. Jimmie Rodgers & the Carter Family in Virginia
9. Sketch Show – Attention Tokyo
10. Trío Cervantes – Drume negrita
11. Tony Bennet – Last Night When We Were Young
12. Thelonious Monk – North of the Sunset
13. The Cadets – Love Bandit
14. Benny Carter – This Can’t Be Love
15. Don Williams – I Believe in You
16. Josh White – Careless Love
17. Ben Allison – Jealous Guy
18. Charles Mingus – Self-Portrait in 3 Colors
19. Franco et le OK Jazz – Nayebaki Likambo
20. Trygve Seim – Himmerland I, Part IV
21. Natalia y la Forquetina – O pato (El pato)
22. Jimmie Rodgers & Louis Armstrong – Blue Yodel # 9
23. Ray Charles – Undecided
24. Miharu Koshi – L’absinthe
25. Sonny Rollins – Rock-a-bye Baby with a Dixie Melody
26. Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash
27. Thelonious Monk – Evidence
28. JC Davis – Monkey
29. Abdullah Ibrahim – Calypso Minor Revisited (remix)


Jimmie Rodgers


Miharu Koshi

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