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Catamount Community Radio - July 21, 2013

Roscoe is a handful. He's teething and not quite wholly house-trained. He came into my room at 3:00 a.m. and started licking my face. How can you get mad? And then at 8:00 the same thing happened. I had to get up anyway. I named him "Roscoe" because it seemed like a cool, jazz musician type name.

We heard some fine piano playing today: Dr. John playing some crazy boogie woogie, Allen Toussaint elegantly channeling Professor Longhair, Bill Charlap playing with his usual beauty and taste, Gonzalo Rubalcaba playing something hip and propulsive. I played the New Orleans cats because I've reading a book called Managing Ignatius by a long-time manager of Lucky Dogs, a company whose employees vend frankfurters on the streets of the French Quarter: "Don't be a meanie, buy a weenie."

I played Bob Dylan doing "Tangled up in Blue." He has so many songs that you can find surprises that you never knew about before. I don't think I had ever heard this one before two weeks ago.


I had a job in the great north woods
Working as a cook for a spell
But I never did like it all that much
And one day the ax just fell
So I drifted down to New Orleans
Where I happened to be employed
Working for a while on a fishing boat
Right outside of Delacroix
But all the while I was alone
The past was close behind
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind and I just grew
Tangled up in blue.


Jim Dandy is back in Maine, so I brought back the cover contest. For the first time ever, he got four out of four. It looks like Mary Ellen didn't play this week, but the best she could have done would have been to tie.

1. Who is Townes Van Zandt covering with this version of "Racing in the Streets"? - Bruce Springsteen

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396
Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor
She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot
Outside the Seven-Eleven store
Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch
And he rides with me from town to town
We only run for the money, got no strings attached
We shut 'em up and then we shut 'em down

2. Whom are Fiona Apple and Jon Brion covering with "Everyday"? - Buddy Holly

3. Whom are Monty Alexander and Delfeayo Marsalis covering? - Bob Marley's "Crazy Baldheads"

4. Whom is Roberta Flack covering? - "If I Fell" by the Beatles. Then I decided that it was too easy, so I played the original right afterwards.

Catamount Community Radio, it's what Sunday mornings are about. 10-12 on WWCU.


1. Eric Alexander – The Star-Crossed Lovers
2. Allen Toussaint – Tipitina and Me
3. Duke Ellington – Happy-go-Lucky Local
4. Bob Dylan – Tangled up in Blue
5. Eddie Harris – Born to be Blue
6. Prince Lasha – A.Y.
7. Towne Van Zandt – Racing in the Streets
8. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – In a Sentimental Mood
9. Ben Webster – Rigamarole
10. Billy Preston – Outa Space
11. Fiona Apple & Jon Brion – Everyday
12. Dr. John – Boxcar Boogie
13. Bill Charlap – It’s Love
14. Powerhouse Sound – Old Dictionary (for Bernie Worrell)
15. Parliament – Dr. Funkenstein
16. Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Hip Side
17. Monty Alexander & Delfeayo Marsalis – Crazy Baldhead
18. Manzanita – Un sábado por la noche
19. Friars Society Orchestra – Tiger Rag
20. Frank Sinatra – You Lucky People, You
21. Roswell Rudd – Jackie-ing
22. Ella Fitzgerald – Too Darn Hot
23. Roberta Flack – If I Fell
24. The Beatles – If I Fell
25. Chico Hamilton Quintet w/ Eric Dolphy – Azure
26. World Saxophone Quartet – Amazing Grace

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Comments

Cheers to You!

Excellent show as always. No finer form of Sunday morning entertainment. Why, it's downright interactive!
And 4 out of 4? I think you went too easy on me this week, although I am feeling pretty sharp today.
Keep playing that funky music, white boy.
Oh, and what was the crazy con-fusion music just after the top of the hour. Was that the Powerhouse Sound?
I liked it.
I'm Jim Dandy and I approve this message.

Re: Cheers to You!

I would have missed the Buddy Holly probably. Yeah, that was Powerhouse Sound. Chicago / Oslo or something like that is the album. Strangely, I've noticed that a lot of the jazz coming out of Chicago is pretty dissonant.
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