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Catamount Community Radio - February 1, 2015

Yesterday I took my iPad with me to the park to get some video of Roscoe catching the frisbee. It worked, but it would have been easier with an assistant. As long as the throw is good, he'll generally catch it. But the frisbee is a light-weight frisbee, that requires finesse with the throw. If you threw it like those ultimate frisbee cats throw their frisbees, it wouldn't fly right. In fact, one evening on a walk, Roscoe went to greet the ultimate frisbee players, with his frisbee in his mouth. Two different guys threw his frisbee and the results were horrible.

James Jamerson, if he were still alive, would have just turned 79. What a bass player. We heard him bumping along on Stevie Wonder's "For Once in my Life." That feel is what I shoot for as a bass player. I'm not interested in slapping or snapping.

Speaking of bass players, we heard three tunes from Ben Allison. He smiled at me once, in a club called Tonic where he was playing with Steven Bernstein.

Played Jelly Roll Morton doing his "Spanish Swat," which features the habanera rhythm, which Jelly called the "Spanish tinge." Jelly told Alan Lomax, "if you can’t manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning, I call it, for jazz."

Sylvester Stewart, Sly Stone, just won a court case. Several million dollars going his way. Royalties he never received because the shysters cheated him. So we heard a couple from Sly. In his recent memoir, George Clinton spends many pages talking about he's trying to get some lost royalty money flowing his way. Let's hope he's next.

I'm not sure yet who wins the cover contest. Still waiting for Mary Ellen's entry.

1. "This Old Heart of Mine." - Who is singing it and whose tune is it? It's Rod Stewart covering the Isley Brothers, from their brief stint at Motown. Jamerson on the bass on the original.

2. "I don't Miss You at All." - Who is singing and who wrote the music. It's Norah Jones singing, but the music is Duke Ellington's "Melancholia," which I learned how to play last semester.

3. "Anything Goes." Who is singing and who wrote it? Ella Fitzgerald and Cole Porter

In olden days a glimpse of stockings
Was looked on as something shocking.
Now, heaven knows
Anything goes

Good authors too who once knew better words
Now only use four-letter words
Writing prose.
Anything goes.

4. What is Larry Goldings playing on the 88s? - The Beach Boys' "In my Room."

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (Eastern Costal) on WWCU.

1. Wynton Marsalis – Jig’s Jig
2. Ben Allison – Dragzilla
3. Van Morrison – Washing Windows
4. Wynton Marsalis – Skipping
5. Rod Stewart – This Old Heart of Mine
6. Sheila Jordan – Baltimore Oriole
7. Jelly Roll Morton – Spanish Swat
8. Sly & the Family Stone – If You Want me to Stay
9. Norah Jones – I Don’t Miss You at All
10. Jim Croce – These Dreams
11. Cannonball Adderley – Yours is my Heart Alone
12. Miles Davis – Ahmad’s Blues
13. Sly & the Family Stone – Family Affair
14. Ben Allison – Man Size Safe
15. Ella Fitzgerald – Anything Goes
16. Thelonious Monk – Evidence
17. Willie Nelson – Recollection Phoenix
18. Larry Goldings – In my Room
19. Stevie Wonder – For Once in my Life
20. Ben Allison – Love is Proximity
21. Professor Elemental – This Means War
22. Kronos Quartet – Crepuscule with Nellie

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Jim Croce


We have a winner.

Congratulations, Chris!

April 2019



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