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Catamount Community Radio - May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day, all you mothers and others, mothers of invention, for example. As my mother would say, it's a gorgeous day today.

- It's beautiful outside today.
- Let's leave it outside then.

Yesterday I was listening to mother-themed tunes in anticipation of today's show. I found a couple by the Beatles, "Your Mother Should Know." I don't know why I didn't play it today. The other was "Mother Nature's Son." In the latter, Paul sings, "Born a poor young country boy..." One question for Paul: Can you be born a poor old country boy? I think Paul wrote that one in "a field of grass," if you get my meaning, if you catch my drift.

And congratulations, con-graduations, to all you graduates. Now What? Good luck.

Since Jim Dandy is listening again, I decided to reinstate the long-dormant cover contest. To win, you needed to get three out of four right. Jim Dandy won, with three out of four. Mary Ellen came in second, with two of four.

Question one: Who is covering Neil Young's "Harvest." Answer - Cassandra Wilson.
Question two: Who did a live cover of Tom Waits' "Jersey Girl"? - Answer - Bruce
Question three: Who are the Uniques covering with "Mother and Child Reunion"? Answer - Bart Simpson and Garfield
Question four: Who did the original "Jim Dandy" covered later by Black Oak Arkansas? Answer - Lavern Baker

Congratulations, Jim Dandy! Your prize is not yet in the mail.

Here is how Jim broadcast the show to himself:

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Brook Benton, singing "Mother Nature, Father Time":

You're way on top now
And you're having a ball
You've got the world on a string
You think you've got everything

But you've got nothing at all
'Cause one day, you'll wake up
On the other side of the hill
Oh, if Mother Nature don't stop you
Father time will

Here's Dandy's commentary:

"I was wondering what it would be like to have the world on a string. Would it bob along behind you like a baloon, or do uncontrolable dive bombs like a kite? Maybe it would just dart in and out of your grasp like a yoyo. That's a lot to think about this morning. I don't think I want the world on a string. That would just be too much responsibility! I think I want the world on an answering machine. Then I can ignore it if I want to and pretend I didn't know it was there."

A novelty number: Rock 'n' Roll killed my Mother:

She was sittin' thar
in her old rocking' char
Someone turned the radio on
Along came the rock
the radio went "plock"
and now my maw's real gone.
She digs it like a fool
She sold her electric blanket
and now she's real cool.

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


1. Butch Thompson – Mamanita
2. Allen Toussaint – Yes We Can
3. Duke Ellington – Charpoy
4. Brook Benton – Mother Nature, Father Time
5. Bill Evans – Angel Face
6. Julia Lee – Mama Don’t Allow It
7. Cassandra Wilson – Harvest Moon
8. Dr. John – Mama Roux
9. Merle Haggard – Runaway Mama
10. James Brown – Mother Popcorn, Pt. 2
11. Charlie Parker – Moose the Moochie
12. Marcus Roberts – Black and Tan Fantasy
13. Tom Waits – Jersey Girl
14. Sufjan Stevens – The Upper Peninsula
15. Bing Crosby – Pistol Packin’ Mama
16. The Uniques – Mother and Child Reunion
17. John Hartford – Let Him Go On, Mama
18. Clarence Jones – Hula Lou
19. Duke Ellington – My Little Brown Book
20. Lavern Baker – Jim Dandy
21. Hi-Fi Guys – Rock ‘n’ Roll Killed my Mother
22. Sonny Stitt – I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance
23. Andrew Hill – Ball Squeeze
24. Pizzicato Five – Baby Love Child
25. Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ at Midnight
26. Little Willie John – Talk to Me
27. Duke Ellington – Asphalt Jungle Theme
28. Ben Allison – Spinning Song
29. Mavis Staples – If I Could Hear my Mother Pray Again

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