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Catamount Community Radio - June 22, 2014

To celebrate her birthday (18th - I can hardly wrap my head around that!), the issue wanted to go zip-lining. So even though I'm afraid of heights, I decided to humor her. As soon as the show was over, I rushed home, we piled into the car and headed for Sevierville, TN to do the deed. It wasn't so bad; it was actually fun. We even stopped at a seafood place on the way home where I indulged in oysters, fried calamari, collard greens and beer.

I had my fun in New York City, the reason for which there was no show last Sunday. Today I played music by the great musicians I heard up there: Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, Eric Alexander, and Anat Cohen. We heard Anat Cohen both on clarinet and tenor sax. A couple from Eric Alexander, including "The Star-Crossed Lovers" from the Ellington book. I quipped, "I'm not a star-crossed lover, but I do love cross-words." Plus, since it was Father's Day last Sunday, I played some father-themed tunes to compensate. Anita O'Day singing Cole Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"

While tearing off a game of golf
I may make a play for the caddy
But when I do, I don't follow through
'Cause my heart belongs to Daddy

We heard Paul Simon's "Father and Daughter":

If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You can't remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

I believe a light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I can't guarantee
There's nothing scary hiding under your bed
I'm gonna stand guard like a postcard
of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your bed


I introduced "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" thusly: "Well, the truth is I don't have a brand new bag, but my old bag is pretty groovy. I've got a pair of headphones in there, a notebook and a pen, and a map."

I framed the show with Bobby McFerrin's recent "Jesus Makes it Good."

Mary Ellen won the cover contest in a rout.

1. What's the tune Larry Goldings is covering on the 88s? - The Beach Boys' "In my Room"

2. What is the tune being done in the bluegrass style? And for extra credit points, what are some of the lyrics? - Elton John, "Bennie and the Jets" ("She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, You know I read it in a magazine...")

3. Anat Cohen is on the clarinet, but who is on the guitar on this duet, and what is the tune? - Bill Frisell on the guitar playing the Beatles' "Come Together." Jim guessed Marc Ribot, which is a good guess.

4. What tune is Eric Alexander covering on his tenor sax? - Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (Right Coast) on WWCU.


1. Bobby McFerrin – Jesus Makes it Good
2. George Benson – Song for my Father
3. The Cosmic Rays – Daddy Gonna Tell You no Lies
4. Wynton Marsalis – For All We Know
5. Paul Simon – Father and Daughter
6. MF Doom – Monosodium Glutamante (DJ Cucumber Mix)
7. Anita O’Day – My Heart Belongs to Daddy
8. Larry Goldings – In my Room
9. Ballin’ the Jack – Old Man Blues
10. T-Bone Walker – Papa Ain’t Salty
11. Pickin’ On Series – Bennie and the Jets
12. Nick Lowe – Hope for Us All
13. Christian McBride & Ron Blake – Shake and Blake
14. Fats Waller – Old Grand Dad
15. Kahil El’Zabar – All Blues
16. George Benson – Benson’s Rider
17. Eric Alexander – The Star-Crossed Lovers
18. Anat Cohen & Bill Frisell – Come Together
19. James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
20. Anat Cohen – The Wedding
21. Charlie Parker – Stupendous
22. Freddy King – The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist
23. Eric Alexander – Let’s Stay Together
24. Duke Ellington – Sepia Panorama
25. Duke Ellington – Harlem Air Shaft
26. Bobby McFerrin – Jesus Makes it Good

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