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Catamount Community Radio - January 4, 2015

I enjoyed being back on the radio today. Last Sunday I was up in Michigan so there was no show. Up in Mancelona, people get tired of winter and all the snow, but I only experience it once a year. Walking the snowy streets on a cold night with my dog, hearing the snow crunch under my boots - that's about as close to happiness as I get. Maybe if I spent the whole winter there I would get tired of it too, but I love my week up north. Now, the 850-mile drive, I could do without, but being there makes it worth it.

But as Frank Sinatra says,

It's very nice to be footloose
With just a toothbrush and comb
It's oh so nice to be footloose
But your heart starts singin'
When you're homeward wingin' across the foam

[...]

It's quite the life to play gypsy
And roam as gypsies will roam
It's quite the life to play gypsy
But your heart starts singin'
When you're homeward wingin' across the foam

[...]

Light the home fires
Get my slippers
Make a pizza

Featured Chuck Berry today. While his songs are, musically speaking, quite simple, the stories he tells are always compelling.

Nick and Gaby edge Jim Dandy to be this week's cover contest winners.

1. We heard the original version of "Can't Take my Eyes off (of) You." A three part question:

a) Who did the original version? - Frankie Valli

b) Name somebody who has covered it - I was thinking Lauryn Hill or Nancy Wilson, but others include The Supremes, and Englebert Humperdink. I couldn't find any evidence that Tom Jones covered it, Jim.

c) Name a film or TV show in which it has been used - I was thinking "The Deer Hunter." Nick answered "Jersey Boys," which Wikipedia corroborates. Jim says that Heath Ledger sings it in "10 Things I Hate about You." I don't know, Jim. Nothing about that on Wikipedia, but that doesn't mean you're wrong. Although Nick Lowe's "Cruel to be Kind" is heard in that flick.

2. 3 Cohens with Christian McBride covered "Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)". Whose tune is it? - Duke Ellington's.

3. Fontella Bass sang "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man." Whose tune is it? - Chuck Berry's

4. Johnny Cash sang "The Beast in Me." Whose tune is it? - Nick Lowe's. By the way Cash also covered Lowe's "Without Love." In fact, Nick was once married to Cash's daughter.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 on WWCU-FM. More fun that 3.14159 baboons.


1. Branford Marsalis – My Ideal
2. Frank Sinatra – Young at Heart
3. Bird & Diz – Groovin’ High
4. Chuck Berry – No Money Down
5. Larry Goldings – Sticky Mack
6. Frankie Valli – Can’t Take my Eyes off You
7. Joshua Redman – Stop this Train
8. Marvin Hamlisch – Solace (Scott Joplin)
9. Dean Elliot – Lonesome Road
10. 3 Cohens, w/ Christian McBride – Just Squeeze Me
11. Freddie Bryant – Bolero
12. Ted Nash – Jump Line
13. Chuck Berry – Memphis, Tennessee
14. Bob Seger – Get Out of Denver
15. Chuck Berry – Jaguar and Thunderbird
16. John Mayer – Gravity
17. Fontella Bass – Brown Eyed Handsome Man
18. Joshua Redman & Larry Goldings – That’s Enough
19. Frank Sinatra – It’s Nice to go Trav’ling
20. Marcus Strickland – Majesty
21. Johnny Cash – The Beast in Me
22. Chuck Berry – Reelin’ and Rockin’
23. Tony Bennett & Bill Evans – When in Rome
24. César Romero – Thought for Today
25. U2 – Peace on Earth
26. Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch – I’ll Fly Away

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