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Catamount Community Radio - April 5, 2015

There's comfort in melancholy
When there's no need to explain
It's just as natural as the weather
In this moody sky today

Joni Mitchell says something here that I've always thought myself, "there's comfort in melancholy." Depression must suck, but, as Joni says, you can almost crawl up and take a nap with melancholy. You can luxuriate it in. Still, you need some comic relief every once in awhile, because even melancholy gets a little tiresome after awhile.

I was sort of dreading the show this morning. I thought, how am I gonna do this? I just want to be in my bed, drinking some coffee, doing a crossword puzzle or reading the New Yorker magazine, how am I gonna entertain anybody with this radio show? But once it started, I was rolling, doing my thing and enjoying it.

Started the show with the "Frizzlator" doing "Beautiful Dreamer." I mused that I thought the tune was from way back in 19th Century, and I just checked the internet computers and it turns out I was right: c. 1862!

Jim Dandy wins the cover contest this week with a solid score.

1. Multiple choice. We listened to Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden duet on "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye." I recited some lyrics from memory:

There's no love song finer
But how strange the change
from major to minor
Ev'ry time we say goodbye.

(The Ab maj. resolves in Ab min. matching song to lyric)

a) George and Ira Gershwin
b) Irving Berlin
c) Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg
d) Cole Porter

Cole Porter wrote this tune in 1944 or so.

2. "You Win Again" - whose tune is it, and who is singing it?

a) Hank Williams
b) Elvis Costello

(Once again, Charlie Haden on bass)

3. Richard Elliot played a tune, whose and which one?

a) Stevie Wonder's
b) "You Haven't Done Nothin'"

4. James Carter played a tune, whose? - Pavement's "Blue Hawaiin". The truth is I've never listened to Pavement.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (East Coast) and all over the world, though probably not in North Korea, at WWCU-FM.

1. Bill Frisell – Beautiful Dreamer
2. Marc Ribot – Aquí como allí
3. Billie Holiday – Some Other Spring
4. Ted Nash – Bemsha Swing
5. Anita O’Day – Old Devil Moon
6. Fats Waller – Birmingham Blues
7. Aaron Goldberg – Yoyo
8. Don Byron – “…Leopold, Leopold”
9. Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Ev’ry Time we Say Goodbye
10. Branford Masalis Quartet w/ Terrence Blanchard – Mo Better Blues
11. Joni Mitchell – Hejira
12. Israel “Cachao” López – Bailando entre espuma
13. Bill Frisell – When You Wish upon a Star
14. Elvis Costello & Charlie Haden – You Win Again
15. Clifford Brown & Max Roach – Joy Spring
16. Sketch Show – Attention, Tokyo
17. Brian Blade – Intention
18. The Jive Bombers – Bad Boy
19. Richard Elliot – You Haven’t Done Nuthin’
20. Cassandra Wilson – A Day in the Live of a Fool
21. Kool Keith – Digital Engineering
22. Sun Ra – Angels and Demons at Play
23. The Kinks – Where Did my Spring Go?
24. Nick Lowe – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
25. James Carter – Blue Hawaiin
26. Ike Quebec – Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

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