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Catamount Community Radio - November 7, 2010

So guess which fool got up an hour earlier than he needed to. I'll give you a hint: he has a radio show on Sunday mornings. It was 8:40 and I was on my bike, ready to set off, when suddenly I remembered: Daylight Savings Time ends today.

Today's theme was "haunted melodies," a term I take from a Rahsaan Roland Kirk tune. I don't mean eerie music, as if for the soundtrack of a horror movie. I simply mean music whose melodies have a strange beauty. Perfect examples are Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman," Dewey Redman's "Joie de vivre," and Arthur Blythe's "Spirits in the Field."

I mixed up the haunted melodies with other stuff: big band tunes, straight jazz, doo-wop, reggae; you know, the usual.

I see in the New Yorker there's a long feature on Elvis Costello. I read the first few pages, and I'll eventually finish it. So, I played a couple of Costello's tunes, "Allison" and "Clown Strike." (I once had a crush on a girl named Allison, but the song I associate with that summer is "Every Breath You Take" by the Police).

In other CCR news, it looks like I'll be featured in The Reporter, a newsletter for WCU faculty and staff. I'll pose for a picture at the board on Tuesday, and I'll be interviewed sometime during the week.

Catamount Community Radio, your source for haunted melodies, on Power 90.5, Sunday mornings 10-12 on the Eastern Coast.

1. Yusef Lateef – The Plum Blossom
2. Ensemble Ambrosius – Zoot Allures
3. Gilham Park Orchtet – Pharmacies of Tamaulipas
4. Dinah Washington & Max Richter – This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight
5. Anita O’Day & Roy Eldridge – Let Me Off Uptown
6. Teddy Wilson – All of Me
7. Count Basie Orchestra – All of Me
8. Charles Mingus – Self Portrait in 3 Colors
9. Abdullah Ibrahim – The Mountain
10. Moondog – Be a Hobo
11. The Drifters – Fools Fall in Love
12. Arthur Blythe – Spirits in the Field
13. Miharu Koshi – L’absinthe
14. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mellow Mood
15. (Rahsaan) Roland Kirk – The Haunted Melody
16. Dewey Redman – Joie de vivre
17. Elvis Costello – Allison
18. Jaki Byard – Lush Life
19. Duke Ellington (Johnny Hodges) – Isfahan
20. Brenton Wood – Psychotic Reaction
21. Van Morrison – Caravan
22. Scott Colley – The Susser
23. Ornette Coleman – Lonely Woman
24. Earl Hines – Grand Terrace Shuffle
25. Futuristic Ensemble – In a Mist (Reprise)
26. Eric Alexander – Star-Crossed Lovers
27. Tom Waits – Walking Spanish
28. Eldridge Holmes – No Substitute
29. Omer Avital – Arrival
30. Ernst Reijseger & Franco D’Andrea – I Love You So Much It Hurts
31. Marc Ribot – It Could Have Been Very Very Beautiful
32. Dave Holland – Conference of the Birds

Dewey Redman

Ornette Coleman



What? No Leonard Cohen?
That dude haunts me!

Re: Boo-tiful

You're right. He's pretty haunting. And pretty cool too. I just had my mind set on melodies rather than lyrics, so I settled, without really thinking about it, on instrumentals.

Re: Boo-tiful

that's ok. I was just razzing ya because I had a Leonard Cohen DVD playing as I was reading your blog, so he was on my mind. (not like I listen to your show anyway. lol)

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