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Catamount Community Radio - February 21, 2016

I've got packing up and jetting out of the station down to a science. 12:04 - I'm out the door.

The technology gods were not smiling down upon me today. One of the CDs I burned was flawed, and the cassette player ate the tape onto which I was recording the show.

I featured Woody Guthrie today. I have been rereading Bound for Glory and loving it. I have grown so fond of the book that I call it Woody or the Woodman, or the Woodchuck: "Where did I leave Woody?" I carry it back and forth with me to school, even though most days I don't have time to dip into it.

I played one of his "talkin'" tunes. Aha! So this is where Dylan got that schtick!



Naturally, I played "This Land is Your Land," but I also hit with such gems as "So Long it's Been Good to Know You" and "Blowin' Down the Road." Good stuff.

I played a couple from Smokey Robinson. Somebody said that Smokey is underrated, because of the preference for ultra-macho singers like Sam Cooke or Solomon Burke. This video is sublime ... I probably watched it ten times in the last week.



Friday night I finally heard my new promo on the radio. No silly stuff this time: no wrestling the airwaves away from the electric guitars, no musical cornucopia, no 'more fun than two barrels of monkeys.' Maybe I'm growing so-called "up" ... Nah.

Sunday mornings 10-12 at 90.5 on the dial of your Marconi. I'm cautiously optimistic that the internet stream will be back one of these days.


1. Duke Ellington – Rockin’ in Rhythm
2. Smokey Robinson – Baby, Baby Don’t Cry
3. Dinah Washington & Brooks Benton – A Rockin’ Good Way (to fool around and fall in love)
4. Woodie Guthrie – Blowin’ Down the Road
5. Jeff “Tain” Watts – Katrina James
6. Eddie Higgins – You and the Night and the Music
7. Steven Bernstein (w/ Antony Hagerty) – Family Affair
8. Mark Whitfield – Isn’t She Lovely
9. Woody Guthrie – This Land is Your Land
10. Woody Guthrie – Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues
11. Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Tice (It’s Alright)
12. Scott Colley – The Susser
13. The Cactus Blossoms – Clown Collector
14. Duke Ellington – Caravan
15. Hampton Hawes – Feelin’ Fine
16. Jimi Hendrix – Manic Depression
17. Smokey Robinson – Ooo Baby Baby
18. Woody Guthrie – So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya
19. Don Byron – Charley’s Prelude
20. John Mayer – Daughters
21. Loudon Wainwright III – Daughter
22. Cibo Matto – Sunday, Part 1
23. Danny O’Keefe – Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues
24. Mark Whitfield – Superstition
25. Nick Lowe – I’m a Mess
26. Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell
27. Woody Guthrie – Ballad Gazette radio program
28. Woody Guthrie – Better World A-Comin’
29. Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm
30. J.C. Davis – Monkey
31. Conway Twitty – Walk Me to the Door
32. David Bowie – I Can’t Give Everything Away


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