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Catamount Community Radio - March 1, 2009

Another Sunday, another show. The usual eclectica today: a little jazz, some Latin stuff, some sweet soul. I got some material on vanity from Dean over at Snuh, stuff like these great quotations:

"Vanity keeps persons in favor with themselves who are out of favor with all others." - William Shakespeare

"A man's own vanity is a swindler that never lacks for a dupe." - Honore de Balzac

"If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now." - Douglas Adams

"Self-love seems so often unrequited." - Anthony Powell

Over at Funky 16 Corners, I found a cover of Lady Marmalade in French, by Nanette Workman: "Ms. Workman is not French, but in fact an American-born singer who made her career working not in France, but in French-speaking Canada. During the 1960s she worked on Broadway and TV, and after meeting Canadian star Tony Roman she moved to Quebec and started to record in French (apparently initially singing the lyrics phonetically since she could not yet speak the language).
Workman went on to perform in the UK (where she recorded with the Rolling Stones) and Europe, before returning to Quebec in the early 70s, where her version of ‘Lady Marmalade’ was one of her first big hits.
Workman’s version follows the LaBelle blueprint fairly closely, with the addition of some fat, fuzzy bass guitar, and of course the added attraction of the (entire) tune being sung in French."

A couple of other highlights: one of the great instances of sexual innuendo of all time:

You got Jordan River in your hips
And Daddy's screamin' to be baptized.

And this riff on Matthew 11:28 ("Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."):

I heard the voice of a porkchop say come unto me and rest.

CCR airs on WWCU-FM Sunday mornings, 10-12 (EST).



1. Tribalistas – Carnalismo
2. Sonny Rollins – Oleo
3. Henry Mancini – Pink Panther Theme
4. Harry Connick, Jr. – You Didn't Know Me When
5. De La Soul – Me, Myself and I
6. Barney Bigard – Diga Diga Doo
7. The Coasters – Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart
8. Lightnin' Hopkins – Mojo Hand
9. Amor Indio – Chivato bailarín
10. Robyn Hitchcock – Uncorrected Personality Traits
11. Little Jimmy Dempsey – I Walk the Line
12. RT Hanen – She's Got Jordan River in her Hips
13. Jimmy McGriff – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
14. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – Popcorn
15. Al Tharpe - John Henry
16. Jim Jackson – I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop
17. Rokhausen – There, But for the Grace of Corn Weenie
18. Marcie Dickerson – (I Want to Be) A Truck Driver's Sweetheart
19. Professor Longhair – Cuttin' Out
20. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra – Bollywood
21. Thavius Beck – Middle Eastern Dance
22. Dámaso Pérez Prado – Martinica
23. The Beach Boys – Your Summer Dream
24. Nanette Workman – Lady Marmalade
25. Robert Parker – Everybody's Hip Huggin'
26. Lod Pikadientes – La cumbia del río
27. Marisa Monte – Cantinho escondido
28. Duke Ellington – Smada
29. Diego, "El Cigala" & Bebo Valdés – Veinte años
30. Salatin el Tarab Orchestra – Helm
31. Eric B & Rahim – Lyrics of Fury
32. Bunny Wailer – The Oppressed Song
33. Sketch Show – Wilson
34. Al Green – People Get Ready


Barney Bigard


Dámaso Pérez Prado

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