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Catamount Community Radio - October 7, 2012

So, guess who forgot his headphones this morning? No matter, I just watched the meters as I talked to make sure everything was alright. I'll listen to the tape of the show this evening and see how it was.

When George Carlin did radio, he took pride in running the board smoothly. To an extent, I do as well, but I'm far from perfect at "board op." I think I did have a perfect day today, though: no pregnant pauses, no skipping CDs, no "senior moments," pondering the name of an entertainer or musician. Just smoothly flowing free-form radio, baby.

Up at JJs on Friday evening, Tyler played "Rose Room," giving me an idea for today's show. Ken Burns used the tune as the theme of his big documentary on jazz. If I recall correctly, it was Benny Goodman's theme, and that was the version he used. But all the big bands played it. We listened to Jimmie Lunceford's version, then later in the show, we heard Nat Cole play it on the piano. People probably mainly think if him as a singer, but could really swing the 88s.

Several covers today: CCR doing a cool, big band version of "Whole Lotta Love;" Bond, Joyce Bond, doing a reggae version of "Help Me make It Through the Night;" Roberta Flack, with the Beatles' "If I Fell;"



Joshua Redman did Stevie Wonder's "Visions;" Nicholas Payton played the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round" and .... as if all this were not enough, William Shatner and Bootsy Collins did "She Blinded Me with Science," just for the funk of it. I really need to get that cover contest rolling again.



Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (ET) on WWCU-FM</a>.


1. World Saxophone Quartet – Amazing Grace
2. Duke Ellington & John Cotrane – Little Brown Book
3. Jimmie Lusford & His Orchestra – Rose Room
4. Bunk Johnson – Careless Love
5. Chet Atkins – Autumn Leaves
6. Songhai – Sute Monebo
7. Allison Krauss – Let your Loss Be your Lesson
8. CCS – Whole Lotta Love
9. Joyce Bond – Help Me Make it Through the Night
10. Tony Bennett – Last Night When We Were Young
11. Roberta Flack – If I Fell
12. Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley – Happy Talk
13. Spike Jones & His City Slickers – Laura
14. Coleman Hawkins – Under Paris Skies
15. Sarah Vaughan – Great Day
16. David Murray – Dedication
17. Chet Baker – Happy Little Sunbeam
18. Earl Hines & Johnny Hodges – Rosetta
19. Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again (Naturally)
20. Merle Haggard – Stop the World and Let Me Off
21. Marc Ribot – It Could Have Been Very, Very Beautiful
22. Joni Mitchell – You Turn Me on, I’m a Radio
23. Rodriguez – I Wonder
24. Tyrone Davis – Can I Change my Mind?
25. Bill Frisell – Big Shoe
26. Nat Cole – Rose Room
27. Erroll Garner – Passing Through
28. Joshua Redman – Visions
29. Willie Bobo - Spanish Grease
30. Nicholas Payton – People Make the World Go Round
31. The Lovin’ Spoonful – Nashville Cats
32. William Shatner & Bootsy Collins – She Blinded Me with Science

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