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Catamount Community Radio - August 5, 2012

We made it back from Indianapolis last night around nine. I was too tired and hungry to prepare a radio show, so I just winged it today. My shows are so free-form (as X.Ray Burns might say, so free as to be almost formless), I'll bet you could never tell. I must admit, though, that there's something comforting about knowing what I'm going to play the day before. Nevertheless, in a pinch I'm capable of improvising. Today, the CDs were all over the place, and it was radio by the seat of my pants.

Still, some themes arose: Stevie Wonder covers, for example. Larry Goldings, with "Big Brother," Adam Rafferty with "I Wish," and Joshua Redman with "Visions."

We heard a couple from Nicholas Payton

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We heard David Allyn's "Down with Love."

Down with love,
With flowers and rice and shoes,
Down with love,
The root of all midnight blues,
Down with things
That give you that well-known pain,
Take that moon,
Wrap it in cellophane;
Down with love let's liquidate
All it's friends,
Like moon, June, roses
And rainbow's ends,
Down with songs
That moan about night and day;
Down with love,
Take it away, away,
Take it away, take it away,
Give it back to the birds,
And the bees and the Viennese,
Down with eyes romantic and stupid,
Down with sighs, down with cupid.
Brother let's stuff that dove,
Down with love!

My young friend, Tomás, visiting from Spain, likes him some Ford Mustang, so I dedicated Serge Gainsbourg's tune of that name to him.

Mus-
a gauche
-tang
a doit

....

Ford Mustang
Bang!

We heard a little country, a little latin, and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, as we always do.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (ET) on WWCU-FM.


1. Duke Ellington – The Intimacy of the Blues
2. Ray Charles – Undecided
3. Coleman Hawkins – Out of Nowhere
4. Nicholas Payton – Stinkie Twinkie
5. Nicholas Payton – People Make the World Go Round
6. Larry Goldings – Big Brother
7. Frank Sinatra w/ the Basie Band – The Best is Yet to Come
8. Dave Douglas – Poses
9. Randy Newman – Louisiana, 1927
10. David Allyn – Down with Love
11. Señor Coconut – Smoke on the Water
12. Annie Lennox – Ev’ry Time We Say Good-bye
13. Dizzy Gillespie – Coney Island
14. Albert Collins – Frosty
15. Caetano Veloso & Gal Costa – Baby
16. Porter Wagoner – Be a Little Quieter
17. Terri Clark & Vince Gill – I Can’t Keep You in Love with Me
18. Letta Mbulu – Kube
19. Ian Dury & the Blockheads – Glimpses
20. Adam Rafferty – I Wish
21. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream
22. Serge Gainsbourg – Ford Mustang
23. Joshua Redman – Visions
24. Mulatu Astatke – Fire in the Zoo
25. Ernestine Anderson – They Didn’t Believe Me
26. Luiz Bonfá – Lila
27. Poncho Sánchez – African Flower
28. Blossom Dearie – I Won’t Dance
29. Hot Lips Page – I’ve Got an Uncle in Harlem
30. King Sunny Adé – Ja Fummi
31. Hank Jones – It’s Me, O Lord, Standing in Need of Prayer



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