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May 5th, 2019


Catamount Community Radio - May 5, 2019

Here's something I wrote about 5 de mayo a year ago:

El 5 de mayo de 1862, en Puebla, se inventó la margarita. Carlota y Maximiliano estaban contentísimos con el nuevo invento, al igual que los franceses, que estaban entonces de vacaciones en México. Sin embargo, a un tal Benito Suárez no le gustó para nada la nueva bebida, así decidió que habría que fusilar a Maximiliano y mandar a Carlota de vuelta a Australia, que es de donde era. Entonces Suárez escogió una fecha al azar para ser el día de la independencia de México: el 16 de diciembre (el "Día del Aullido"). Pero Suárez no pudo impedir que la noticia de la margarita cruzara la frontera y que llegara a California. Y así fue. Ahora sabes la historia del 5 de mayo.

(May 5, 1862, in Puebla, the margarita was invented. Carlota and Maximiliano were delighted with the invention, as were the French, who at the time were on vacation in Mexico. Nevertheless, a certain Benito Suárez didn't like the new drink at all, and so he decided to execute Maximiliano and send Carlota back to Australia, which is where she was from. Then Suárez chose a day randomly to be Mexican Independence Day: December 16 (the "Day of the Howl"). But Suárez couldn't stop news of the margarita from crossing the border and reaching California. And so it was. Now you know the history of 5 de mayo.)

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Mary Ellen edges Jeff to take the cover contest crown away from Dandy.

1. "Reason to Believe"
a) covered here by Billy Bragg
b) written by Tim Hardin
c) covered by Rod Stewart, among many others.

2. What's the title? "Baby Elephant Walk"

3. Three parts
a) "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
b) by Irving Berlin
c) covered by Charlie Hunter

some lyrics:

They can play a bugle call like you never heard before
So natural that you want to go to war
That's just the bestest band that am, o Honey Lamb
Come on along, come on along, let me take you by the hand.

4. "Purple Rain"
a) written by Prince
b) covered by Dwight Yoakam


1. Esbjorn Svennson Trio – Believe Beleft Below
2. Etta James – One for my Baby (and one more for the road)
3. Melissa Aldana – My Ship
4. King Pleasure – Swan Blues
5. Charlie Parker – Scrapple from the Apple
6. Billy Bragg – Reason to Believe
7. Jimmie Lunceford – He Ain’t Got Rhythm
8. Charlie Hunter – Kooks on Parade
9. Funky drummer interlude
10. The Starkweather Boys – Abigail Blue
11. Wynton Marsalis – La foule
12. Trio Esperança – O passo do elefantinho
13. Ted Nash – Baby Elephant Walk
14. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – My Little Brown Book
15. Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – As We Enter
16. Mulatu Astatke – Yègelle Tezata
17. Prince – Old Friends 4 Sale
18. Count Basie – Ain’t Misbehavin’
19. Joshua Redman – You’ve Got a Friend in Me
20. Wilson Pickett – Engine Number 9
21. Lod Caporales – El sacamandú
22. Charlie Hunter – Alexander’s Ragtime Band
23. Jamie Collum – High and Dry
24. Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran – You’ve Changed
25. Silje Nergaard – Let There Be Love
26. Ernestine Anderstine – They Didn’t Believe Me
27. Clarence “Frogman” Henry – (I Don’t Know Why) But I Do
28. Dwight Yoakam – Purple Rain
29. Blind Willie Johnson – God Moves on the Water
30. Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares for Me
31. Andrew Hill - Dedication

October 2019



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