Catamount Community Radio - December 15, 2013
Guitarist Jim Hall passed on over to the other side this past week; he was 83. He was active to the last; I was reading the nightlife listings in the New Yorker a week or so, and he was in there gigging with somebody. I played two of his duets with Bill Evans, "My Funny Valentine" and "I've Got You Under my Skin."
Did a little set of truck driving tunes. My friend Ron makes fun of me for my fondness for truck-driving songs, but what can I say?
It looks like Jim Dandy edges out Mary Ellen to retain his title as Cover-Contest Champion.
1. What traditional American folk song does Don Bowman use on his hippie-mocking "The San Francisco Scene"? - "The Wabash Cannonball." There is a great video of Jerry Reed doing the tune on the Porter Wagoner show.
Don Bowman's treatment has a uncannily similar guitar sound.
2. Whose tune is Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra covering? - Sly and the Family Stone's "Family Affair." Guest vocals by Antony Hegarty. Jim nailed it, but I have to confess that I had never heard of Antony until yesterday. Which reminds me: I wasn't born yesterday, I was born the day before yesterday.
3. Which Stones tunes is Vincent Segal covering? "Under my Thumb." As Jim remarks, there is a great guitar sound on this cut.
4. Who does Herbie Hancock have guesting on the vocals of Joni Mitchell's "River"? - Corinne Bailey Rae.
There may or may not be a show next Sunday. I don't know. I know that my first show of the new year will be a special on the history of jazz piano. Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (ET) on WWCU.
1. Bobo Stenson – What Reason Could I Give
2. Duke Ellington – Take the A Train
3. Reddie King – I Hear Jingle Bells
4. Bill Charlap – Ohio
5. Nancy Wilson – Can’t Take my Eyes Off of You
6. Nick Lowe – Children, Go Where I Send Thee
7. Bill Evans & Jim Hall – My Funny Valentine
8. Don Bowman – The San Francisco Scene
9. Herbie Hancock – Wiggle Waggle
10. Lowell Fulson – Lonesome Christmas, Pt. 1
11. Sketch Show – Flakes
12. Millenial Territory Orchestra (feat. Antony Hegarty) – Family Affair
13. Freddie Keppard – Willie the Weeper
14. John Pattitucci – King Kong
15. Lowell Fulson – Christmas Party Shuffle
16. Maria Rita – Festa
17. Bill Evans & Jim Hall – I’ve Got You Under my Skin
18. Vincent Segal – Under my Thumb
19. Nick Lowe – I Read a Lot
20. Bob Dylan – Winter Wonderland
21. Red Sovine – Freightliner Fever
22. Kay Adams – Little Pink Mack
23. Junior Brown – Semi-Crazy
24. Herbie Hancock (w/ Corinne Bailey Rae) – River
25. Bill Charlap – Easy Living
26. Lester Young – Lady, Be Good
27. Freddie King –Christmas Tears
28. Jonathan Coulton – Christmas is Interesting
29. Charlie Parker w/ Machito – Mango Mangué