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Catamount Community Radio - December 13, 2015

December 12 would have been Sinatra's 100th birthday, so I played a few numbers by the man. My favorites are "Cylces, "There Used to be a Ballpark," and maybe "Young at Heart." To play "Strangers in the Night," or the one about the rubber-tree plant ... that goes against my sense of aesthetics. I may be wrong, but I always think, never go for the obvious. If you're gonna play Lennon, stay away from "Imagine." Don't give the people what they want to hear, give them half of what they want to hear and the other 75%, what you think they might dig hearing. Anyway, I think Sinatra is legit as a jazz singer, and his voice was rich. I'm not going to go into rhapsodies about his greatness, like many do, but I appreciate his talent. I really dig this thing he did with Pearl Bailey:



A small, between the lines tribute also to John Lennon, and a few seasonal favorites that are probably only my seasonal favorites.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday morns, 10-12 at 90.5 and - at least for the time being (since May), not streaming on the internet.


1. Miles Davis – I Thought about You
2. Jimmie Lunceford – Organ Grinder Swing
3. Frank Sinatra – Young at Heart
4. Anat Cohen – Veinte años
5. Duke Ellington – Drop Me off in Harlem
6. Frank Sinatra – Pennies from Heaven
7. Benny Green – Magic Beans
8. Matt Wilson – I’ll be Home for Christmas
9. Pearl Bailey – A Five-pound Box of Money
10. Frank Sinatra – Polka Dots and Moonbeams
11. Lloyd Glenn – Sleigh Ride
12. Freddie King Christmas Tears
13. Frank Sinatra – There Used to be a Ballpark
14. Sacri Cuori – La marabina
15. Bob Dylan – Winter Wonderland
16. Jimi Hendrix Poli Gap (fragment)
17. Aaron Goldberg – Perhaps
18. Red Rodney Sextet – Dig this Menu, Please
19. Frank Sinatra – Nice Work if You can Get it
20. Gary US Bonds – Out of Work
21. Marisa Monte – Alta noite
22. Los escorpiones – Igual me da
23. Mel Tormé – The Christmas Song
24. Pearl Bailey & Frank Sinatra – A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing
25. The Cactus Blossoms – This Boy
26. The Beatles – Glass Onion
27. John Lennon – Hold On
28. Frank Sinatra – Cycles
29. John Patitucci – Jesus on the Main Line
30. Frank Sinatra A Day in the Life of a Fool
31. Abdullah Ibrahim – The Mountain
32. Dockmandu – Extremely Large Congenial Romanian
33. JD McPherson – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
34. Heavenly Gospel Singers – When Jesus was Born
35. Alec Wilder – His First Long Pants

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