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Catamount Community Radio - December 18, 2011

Congratulations to all the graduates! And I would like to wish a very merry ... holiday season to my listeners ... both of them.

I started the show off with Oscar Peterson and Stan Getz. The record they made together in the fifties for the Verve label has to be one of most swingingest affairs ever to be committed to wax. I always associate it with eating oysters. Some years ago in Philadelphia I ate some oysters in this place and the record was playing.

We listened to Hot Lips Page and Pearl Bailey goof on "Baby, It's Cold Outside." This must be the most charming version of the song of all:



We listened to two versions of "Danny Boy." "Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling from glen to glen."

From Glen to Campbell, "Gentle on my Mind" and "Wichita Lineman."

I am a lineman for the county
and I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload
I hear you singin' in the wire
I can hear you through the whine
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line

Am I deluding myself or were the lyrics of pop songs in the seventies better than they are today? Admittedly, they still come up with a clever line every now and then, but is there anything today that matches "Gentle on my Mind," or "Wichita Lineman" or Janis Ian's "Seventeen." I suppose that the good songs today don't hit the mainstream radio.

"Yusef Lateef in Nigeria" is a remarkable album. We heard a tune from it; basically a dialogue between tenor sax and talking drum.

Alice Cooper, Pee Wee Dynamite, and Ringo Starr did Christmas tunes. Moondog gave us a lesson in time signatures.

Anita O'Day (my darling) with "A Man with a Horn."

I'll be live on the radio next year. I'll see you then. Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings when you should be in church, 10-12, East Coast. on WWCU-FM.


1. Oscar Peterson & Stan Getz – Sunday
2. Hot Lips Page & Pearl Bailey – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
3. Stanley Turrentine – Watch What Happens
4. Johnny Cash – Danny Boy
5. Ringo Starr – Come On, Christmas
6. Charlie Hunter – Ain’t We Got Fun
7. Jimmie Lunceford – Melody Man
8. Sonny Rollins – I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face
9. Bruce Springsteen – You’re Missing
10. Anita O’Day – Man With a Horn
11. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know
12. Nick Lowe – Til’ the Real Thing Comes Along
13. Duke Ellington – Daydream
14. Kris Kristofferson – Help Me Make it Through the Night
15. Duke Ellington – Isfahan
16. Yusef Lateef – Blues in the Adaji
17. Dinah Washington & Brook Benton - A Rockin’ Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)
18. The Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden
19. Glen Campbell – Wicita Lineman
20. Hank Jones & Chalie Haden – Danny Boy
21. Moondog – From One to Nine
22. Alice Cooper – Santa Claws is Coming to Town
23. Glen Campbell – Gentle on my Mind
24. Three Cohens – It Could Hppen to You
25. Juana Molina – Rudo y Cursi
26. Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again (Naturally)
27. George Jones – She’s Just a Girl I Used to Know
28. Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts – Tenderly
29. Pee Wee Dynamite – Groovy Christmas and New Year
30. Dorothy Love – Ninety Nine and a Half
31. Miles Davis – Something I Dreamed Last Night


Dinah Washington


3 Cohens

Comments

I listen in my head!

Love me some, Baby Its Cold Outside. Have you heard Leon Redbones?
Alice and Glen in the same radio show. Who'da thunk it?
Some of my Zappa is on Verve.
Great Show, Bro!

Re: I listen in my head!

I listen in my bed! (to cassette recordings). Thanks for the lovely birthday card, bro!

Re: I listen in my head!

We love you, Yeah Yeah Yeah!
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