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Catamount Community Radio - July 27, 2014

Enough just staring at the screen; I'm going to type something. Normally I warm up by making wry comments about things that have happened during the week. But I'm having a hard time thinking of anything transcendent that has happened since last Sunday. That's a good thing in a way. At least this week I'm not writing about car accidents. I did spend hours yesterday playing piano and guitar; not practicing, just playing for fun. I really should do that more often. Roscoe has been catching some frisbees. It's hot and humid. You sense summer slipping away and think to yourself, what about the masterpiece I was going to write? What about that arrangement for two saxes I was going to do of the Prince song? What about those three articles I was going to write? And what's become of that exercise regimen? Worst of all, I can't find my looseleaf folder with my musical compositions. I hope that's not lost permanently; I don't think I can remember half those songs.

Tommy Ramone, drummer for the Ramones passed away. So we paid tribute with 'Blitzkrieg Bop' and 'I Want to be Sedated.' From memory:

They're piled in the back seat
They're generating steam heat
What they want, I don't know
They're all revved up and ready to go.

Johnny Winter passed away. I played his cover of Partchman's Farm. Horace Silver died. Frankly, I didn't realize he was still alive. He could swing.

I played the Mingus Big Band's "Moanin'" as intermission music at the top of the 11:00 hour today. That is pure heavy metal. The bari sax is killer.

It looks like Dandy wins the cover contest.

1. What tune is Vince Guaraldi covering? - Moon River. ("It's wider than a mile / and I'm crossing it in style")

2. What tune is Jim Campilongo playing on the electric guitar? - "When You Wish Upon a Star" (I guess I have a celestial theme going...)

3. Whose tune is Esperanza Spalding covering? - Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It."

4. What's the tune that John Scofield is playing on his guitar? - Charlie Rich's "When We Get Behind Closed Doors."

Two by John Zorn, two by Bill Frisell, and some fine Corinthian leather.

Sunday morns, 10-12 (Right Coast) on WWCU Cullowhee.

1. James P. Johnson – Birmingham Blues
2. Etta James – A Sunday Kind of Love
3. Teddy Wilson – All of Me
4. Wynton Marsalis – Joe Cool’s Blues
5. Nick Lowe – House for Sale
6. Billy Butler – B + B Calypso
7. Sarah Vaughan – Black Coffee
8. Vince Guaraldi – Moon River
9. Blossom Dearie – Sweet Georgie Fame
10. Bill Frisell – That’s Alright, Mama
11. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
12. Jim Campilongo – When you Wish upon a Star
13. Chico Hamilton – Transfusion
14. Bing Crosby – Deep in the Heart of Texas
15. Jake Concepcion – Harlem Nocturne
16. Mingus Big Band – Moanin’
17. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Trenchtown Rock
18. Burning Spear – Black Wa-Da-Da
19. John Zorn – Miller’s Crake
20. Esperanza Spalding – I Can’t Help It
21. Bill Frisell – I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)
22. Betty Carter – I Can’t Help It
23. Charlie Hunter – Fine Corinthian Leather
24. Johnny Winter – Partchman’s Farm
25. Horace Silver – Blowin’ the Blues Away
26. The Ramones – I Wanna be Sedated
27. John Scofield – Behind Closed Doors
28. John Zorn - Zechriel



well, Freddie bryant, New York-based guitarist did visit, and played with tyler at Innovation. I even bought his CD. I listened to it once through, but I need to listen a couple more times before choosing tunes to air.

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