Saturday, October 31, 2009

Walkin' Those Blues Away 10-31-09 Halloween

Yeeeoooww. Halloween makes me wanna howl. And I'm so happy to be sitting in here. Here's the playlist:

John Hammond-Howlin For My Darlin'
Charlie Musslewhite-Voodoo Garden
Albert Collins-The Hawk
Koko Taylor-Spellbound
Albert Collins & Johnny Copeland-Blakc Cat Bone (Then one I meant to play before)

Studebaker John Grimaldi-Your Hoodoo Man
Shemekia Copeland-Honey Do That Voo-Doo
William Clarke-Blowing Like Hell
Coco Montoya-Casting My Spell
John Lee Hooker-Boom Boom

Big Mama Thorton-Hound Dog
Dr. John-How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around
John Primer-Change Your Evil Ways

Son Seals-Give The Devil His Due
Jimmy Thackery-Devil's Toolbox
Johnny Copeland-Devil's Hand

Studebaker John-Voodoo Woman
Koko Taypor-Born Under a Bad Sign
Johnny Winter-Frankenstien
John Lee Hooker-Burning Hell w/Charlie Musslewhite-Harmonica
Dr. John- I've Been Hoodood
Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson-Graveyard Dogs
Coco Montoya-Fear No Evil

Saturday Sunrise 10/31

Halloween show, with John Gaguine

Donovan - Season of the Witch

Frank Sinatra - Bewitched (with Patti LaBelle), Witchcraft (with Anita Baker)

Tierney Sutton - Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead
The Eagles - Witchy Woman

Alison Krauss - Ghost in this House
Robin Braun - Old Devil Moon
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

Stones - Sympathy for the Devil

Buffy Sainte-Marie - God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot (music by her, words by Leonard Cohen)

Bruce Springsteen - Spirit in the Night, Ghost of Tom Joad
Santana - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen

Modest Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain (used in Fantasia for Halloween night) - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi conducting

Charlie Daniels Band - Devil Came Down to Georgia

Two winter songs:
Tom Rush - Urge for Going (Joni Mitchell, with some of her loveliest lyrics)
Doors - Wintertime Love

Al Kooper/Stephen Stills, from the Supersession CD - Season of the Witch

Ambient Groove -- October 31, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, October 31st

Set 1

Breakfast on Neptune, Joe Weineck
Breathe in Me, Liquid Mind
Palace of the Windowed Rocks, Darshan Ambient
Illuminated (by Touching), Dreamlogik
Trust, Microglobe

Set 2

Beyond the Clouds, Doug Smith
Love Never Fails, Jim Brickman
1000 Veils, Johannes Linstead

Set 3

Atlantic Under Clouds, XMT
The Snow, Coil
Confessions, Randall Moore
Legend of the Mountain, Missa Johnouchi
Prism, Elijah Bossenbroeck
Solace 1, Matthew Labarge
Masterpeace, Joseph Akins

Set 4

Body & Soul, Shahin & Sepehr
Stolen Moments, Lee Ritenour
And Then I Knew, Dave Koz

Set 4

Spring Morning, Glenn Tarachow
Guinevere's Lament, Eric Tingstad
The Eternal Cycle, The Green Fields
The Cross, Hypnomusic

Set 5

Pilots, Goldfrapp
Subliminal Peaks, Infinityloop
Solitude, Jah Wobble

Set 6

Sacred Moment, Jana Dugal & Mike Rowland
Visiting Spirits, Ron Korb
Parting Clouds, Robert Rich

Friday, October 30, 2009

World Beat 10/30/2009

Jai Uttal and the pagan love orchestra.
Guru Bramha
Shiva Station
Hari Guna Gao
Calling You

Echoes of Anatolia: Music from Istanbul
Asik Song
Kanun Solo
Kemence Solo

Jai Uttal and the pagan love orchestra.
Calling You

Jorge Ben Jor In Rio
Hello Good Looking (Salve Simpatia)
Saint Clara Brightened (Santa Clara Clareou)

Nova Bossa Red Hot on Verve Cd
Bim Bom .. Joao Gilberto
Insensatez ...Stan Getz and Louis Bonfa
Bicho Do Mato... Walter Wanderley
Mas Que Mada ... Tamba Trio
Surfboard Roberto ... Menescal E Seu Conjunto

Gilberto Gil Acoustic
A Novidade
Tenho Sede

Moses Kahumoku Ho' okupu "The Gift"
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Series
Pau'ahi 'O' Kalani

Friday Soundings 10/30

Host - John Gaguine

Chet Baker - I'm Glad There Is You (Tommy Dorsey, recorded in 1954 with his sextet); Look for the Silver Lining (Jerome Kern; recorded in 1988 with a big band, just before Baker's death); Moonlight Becomes You (Burke/Van Heusen; recorded in 1953 with a seven-member ensemble)

The Band, from their famous finale concert, The Last Waltz, at the Winterland, in San Francisco, T'giving, 1976 - Who Do You Love? (written by Bo Diddley, performed with Ronnie Hawkins); Mystery Train (with Paul Butterfield); Mannish Boy (written and sung by Muddy Waters)

Guy Van Duser (acoustic guitar) and Billy Novick (clarinet) - Ready for the River, Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Otis Redding and Carla Thomas - Knock on Wood (Steve Cropper/Eddie Floyd), When Something Is Wrong with My Baby (Isaac Hayes/David Porter), Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)

Carmen McRae - Music (James Taylor; recorded in 1976); Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind - a big hit for him in the late 60s; also recorded in 1976); New York State of Mind (Billy Joel; recorded in 1978)

The Band - from their 1998 CD Jubilation, when only three of the original five members - Levon Helm, Rick Danko, and Garth Hudson - were still in the group - Bound by Love (John Hiatt, who also sang and played guitar), White Cadillac (Ode to Ronnie Hawkins) (co-written by Levon Helms)

Oliver Jones (drums) and many others - Stompy Jones (Duke Ellington), Stealin' Apples (Fats Waller/Andy Razaf)

Melvin Taylor and the Slack Band - All Your Love (I Miss Loving) (Otis Rush), T-Bone Shuffle (Aaron "T-Bone" Walker)

Otis Redding - Respect, I've Been Lovin' You Too Long to Stop Now (both by him)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, October 29, 2009

We will wrap up this week with some heavyweights - two pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich. Both are significant, the first is the Symphony No. 11 - The Year 1905 which is a musical depiction of the first peasant uprising against the Tsar in St. Petersburg at the Winter Palace. (Memorialized on film as "The Battleship Potemkin." To begin with:

"The Nightmare Concerto(La notte), RV 439, by Antonio Vivaldi performed by the ensemble "The Red Priest."
Piano Quartet of Aaron Copland performed by Charles Rex - violin, Rebbeca Young - viola, Alan Stepansky - cello, Israela Margalit - piano.
Tango by Igor Stravinsky played by the Columbia Chamber Ensemble.
Symphony No. 11, Op. 103 "The Year 1905" by Dmitri Shostakovich. Bernard Haitink conducts The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Pastorale by Igor Stravinsky played by Israel Baker - violin with the Columbia Chamber Ensemble.
String Quartet No. 2 in D of Alexander Borodin performed by the St. Petersburg String Quartet.
Serenade for String Orchestra in E, Op. 22 by Peter Tchaikovsky. Herbert von Karajan conducts The Berlin Philharmonic.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 99 of Dmitri Shostakovich. David Oistrakh is on the violin with Dmitri Mitropoulos conducting the New York Philharmonic.
Concerto for piano trio & percussion (1996) by Kenji Bunch. We hear Matthew Gold at the percussion and The Ahn Trio providing the rest.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Our featured composer for today is the American Composer Howard Hanson. A native of the plains ( Wahoo. NE) he became the Director of the Eastman-Rochester School of Music, conductor of its orchestra and a well known composer. But first:

String Quintet in C, Op. 25, No. 4 by Luigi Boccherini played by Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante.
String Quartet No. 3 in B flat, Op. 67 of Johannes Brahms performed by the Alban Berg Quartet.
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Rythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns by Howard Hanson. Kenneth Schemmerhorn conducting the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 21 "Nordic" by Howard Hanson. Howard Hanson conducting the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra.
Suite from "Merry Mount" by Howard Hanson, Kenneth Schemmerhorn and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American" of William Grant Still. Karl Krueger and The Royal Philharmonic.
Duo Concertant by Igor Stravinsky with Igor Stravinsky at the piano and Joseph Szigeti on the violin.

Wednesday Crosscurrents 10/28

Host - John Gaguine

Blues Project - Al Kooper's great group from the mid-60s - You Can't Catch Me (Chuck Berry), I Want to Be Your Driver (Berry again), Steve's Song (Blues Project member Steve Katz)

Blood, Sweat and Tears - Sometime in Winter (Katz, performed by the post-Al Kooper BS&T), So Much Love (Gerry Goffin/Carole King, vocals by Kooper), And When I Die (Laura Nyro; post-Kooper group, David Clayton-Thomas, vocals)

Laura Nyro - Lazy Susan (from her album First Songs), Stoned Soul Picnic (live in 1989)
Nyro and LaBelle - Up on the Roof (the Drifters' big hit, written by Goffin/King), Gonna Take a Miracle (Philly soul)

James Talley - W. Lee O'Daniel and the Light Crust Dough Boys, Bluesman, The Song of Chief Joseph (all written by Talley, and all live from Italy, from his CD Journey)

Grateful Dead - Operator, Uncle John's Band, Box of Rain

Michelle Shocked - Anchorage (Shocked)
Kate Wolf - Across the Great Divide
Alison Krauss - Away Down the River

Kathy Mattea - Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)
Krauss - Stay
Pretenders, with Chryssie Hynde - Brass in Pocket (Hynde)

Michelle Shocked - Prodigal Daughter (Cotton-Eyed Joe) (Shocked)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This is a very musical week throughout history and we will be sampling some of the high points of that history:

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 of Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Christopher Krueger - flute; Martin Pearlman leading the Boston Baroque.
Kammermusik No. 2, Op. 36, No. 1, of Paul Hindemith. Riccardo Chailly leading Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
24 Caprices for soloe violin, Op. 1 (No.s 1-4) of Niccolo Paganini performed by James Ehnes - violin.
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 written by Peter Illjich Tchaikovsky and performed by the Trio Passionato.
Sonatina in C major for violin and piano by Niccolo Paganini performed by Denes Zsigmondy - violin; Anneliese Nissen - piano.
Polka from the Age of Gold Ballet, Op. 22 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Erich Kunzel conducts the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 of Sergei Rachmaninov. Arthur Rubenstein at the piano; Fritz Kreisler conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Kyrie & Gloria from "Mass" by Igor Stravinsky, the composer conducting a mixed chorusa and members of the Columbia Symphony.
Harmonica Concerto by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Robert Bonfiglio - harmonica; Gerard Schwarz and the New York Chamber Symphony.
Cello Concerto, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar. Jacqueline Du Pre at the cello, Sir John Barbirolli conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Caprice No. 24 in A minor, Op. 1 by Niccolo Paganini performed by Denes Zsigmondy - violin; Anneliese Nissen - piano.

Saturday Sunrise - 24 October 2009

Ablaye Cissoko & Voler Goetze – Faro
Mike Turk – Mood indigo
Mariah Parker – First flight
Ben Webster – How long has this been goin’ on
Dexter Gordon – Ruby my dear
Charles Mingus – Open letter to Duke
Wardell Gray – Sweet and lovely
Anat Cohen – Until you’re in love again
Benny Goodman – Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Matt Ulery – October
Milt Jackson – Blues in my heart
South Nine Ensemble – Smile
Jay Patten – Love comes around
Miles Davis – Out of no where
Jay Patten - Scorpio moon
Tito Puente – Mambo Gozon
Ibrahim Ferrer – Quizas, quizas
Orquesta Aragon – Senor Juez
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – So danco samba
Gypsy Kings – Compana
Les Paul (Kay Starr w/ Joe Venuti) – There’s a lull in my life

Tues.CC with KatieB. 10-27-09

Joni Mitchell

You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio

Joni Mitchell and the L.A. Express

Miles of Aisles


Regina Spektor




Amy Millan

Low Sail

Masters of the Burial


Okervil River

Calling and Not Calling on My Ex

The Stand-Ins


Tim Easton

Broke my Heart



Tim Easton

Man that You Need

Break Your Mother's Heart



Stuck in Moment


Funeral Singers

All My Friends are Funeral Singers


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Greatest Hits


Blizten Trapper

Black River Killer



Dead Man's Bones

My Body's a Zombie for You

Dead Man's Bones




Devendra Banhart

I Feel Just Like a Child

Vampire Weekend

Ryan Bingham
Dylan's Hard Rain

Joni Mitchell and the L.A. Express
Miles of Aisles

Robben Ford
There'll Never Be Another You
Soul on Ten

Louden Wainwright III
Out of Reach
Last Man on Earth

Rufus Wainwright
Going to A Town
Milwaukee at Last
Rel. 2009
Rec. 2007

Martha Wainwright
Love is a Stranger
I Know You're Married but I've Got Feelings Too

Bell X1
The Ribs of Broken Umbrella
Blue Lights on the Runway

The Clientele
I wonder who we are
Bonfires on the Heath

Emiliana Torrini
Fisherman's Woman

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Kitty’s Kisses

Opening: May 6, 1926
Closing: Oct 2, 1926
Total Performances: 170

In the 1920’s, Broadway has so many composers and playwrights that even a mega hit would last only 6-8 months until it left to make way for the next musical. None of this modern day tradition of staying forever (think Lion King, for example or Cats). And often, the music disappeared after the show ledt the boards. Sometimes, the publisher just chucked the music into a box, put it into a shelf in a warehouse and forgot about it (just like the art in Raiders of the Lost Ark). Luckily, the music to Kitty’s Kisses was found and now recorded. And it’s so Roaring Twenties – silly and bright and cheerful, with a very happy ending.

1. Overture
2. Walkin' the Track
3. Choo Choo Love
4. Kitty's Kisses
5. Finaletto Act I, Scene 1
6. Thinking of You
7. Two Fellows and a Girl
8. I'm in Love
9. Promise Your Kisses
10. Finale Act I
11. Early in the Morning
12. I Don't Want Him
13. Needles
14. First Telephone Scene
15. Whenever I Dream
16. Second Telephone Scene
17. Bounce Me
18. Finale Ultimo

Music by: Con Conrad
Lyrics by: Gus Kahn
Book by: Book by Philip Bartholomae and Otto Harbach

Cast: Kate Baldwin, Andréa Burns, Danny Burstein, Philip Chaffin, Victoria Clark, Christopher Fitzgerald, Rebecca Luker

We Like Kids 10/25/09 Halloween

Thriller - Kids Pop Halloween Songs (Original Artist: Michael Jackson)

Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Grim Grinning Ghosts - Music of Disneyland (and The Haunted Mansion)

Old Witch, Old Witch - Burl Ives

Halloween's On Parade - Greg and Steve

Trick Or Treat - Geof Johnson

Skeleton Bones - Lois Zucek and Gary Earl

Addams Family Theme Song - Kids Pop Halloween Songs

Howl at the Moon - Geof Johnson

The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley

Spiders & Snakes - Jim Stafford

Monster in the Mirror - Sesame Street (Grover)

The Batty Bat - Sesame Street (The Count)

Witch Doctor - David Seville

Time Warp - Kids Pop Halloween Songs (Original Artist: Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast)

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead - Kids Pop Halloween Songs (Original Artist: The Wizard of Oz Cast)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Jazz Beat, Oct. 24, 2009


#1 ARTIST: Frank Glover
SONG: Politico
ALBUM: Politico.

#2 ARTIST: Stan Harrison
SONG: "Breath After Breath"
ALBUM: The Optimist.

#3 ARTIST: One for All
SONG: "Road to Marostica"
ALBUM: Return of the Line-up.

#4 ARTIST: Michele Petrucciani
SONG: Afro Blue
ALBUM: Date With Time, 1991

#5 ARTIST: World Unity Ensemble
SONG: "The Valley of Search"
ALBUM: China Skies.

#6 ARTIST: Anthony Brown
SONG: "Agra"
ALBUM: Far East Suite.

#7 ARTIST: Duke Ellington
SONG: Blues for New Orleans
ALBUM: New Orleans Suite.

#8 ARTIST: Miles Davis
SONG: "Dear Old Stockholm"
ALBUM: The Best of Miles Davis; The Capitol/Blue Note Years.

#9 ARTIST: Duke Ellington
SONG: Portrait of Sidney Bechet
ALBUM: New Orleans Suite.

#10 ARTIST: Gregg August Sextet
SONG: "One for Louis"
ALBUM:One Peace, 2007.
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#11 ARTIST: Aaron Parks
ALBUM:Invisible Cinema.

#12 ARTIST: Chet Baker
SONG: "You Can't Go Home Again"
ALBUM: You Can't Go Home Again.

#13 ARTIST: Aaron Parks
SONG: "Roadside Distraction"
ALBUM: Invisible Cinema.

SONG: "As We Are Now"
ALBUM: Blue Note (Canada) Festival -98.

#15 ARTIST: Django Reinhardt
SONG: "Echoes of France (Le Marsailles)"
ALBUM: Inversions; Jazz Guitar Stylists.

#16: ARTIST: Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra
SONG: "Thinking of You"
ALBUM: Yi Nian.

#17 ARTIST:John Faddis
SONG: "Traveler"
ALBUM: Teranga.

#18 ARTIST: Bill Frisell
SONG: "Listen"
ALBUM: The Intercontinentals.

319 ARTIST: Chris Botti
SONG: "Easter Parade"
ALBUM: Night Sessions

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Soundings 10/23

Host - John Gaguine

Blood, Sweat and Tears - I Can't Quit Her (Al Kooper), I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (Kooper), Just One Smile (Randy Newman) - all from BS&T's great first album, The Child is Father to the Man, released in 1968, the only one with Al Kooper, of Blues Project fame, who put the band together, wrote several songs, and sang lead vocals; he was ousted because it was decided his vocals were not good enough

Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me to the End of Love (Leonard Cohen), You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Bob Dylan), Weary Blues (Hank Williams)

J Street Jumpers - a fine swing group from the Washington, DC suburbs - Good for Stompin', You Let My Love Grow Cold, I Don't Hurt Anymore

Susan Tedeschi - Love Will (co-written by Tedeschi), Revolutionize Your Soul (same), There's a Break in the Road (Allan Toussaint)

Crystal Gayle - You Made Me Love You, Goody Goody, What'll I Do? (Irving Berlin), I'm Beginning to See the Light (Duke Ellington and others), More Than You Know

Blues Project, with Al Kooper - Goin' Down Louisiana (Muddy Waters), Cheryl's Going Home, I Can't Keep from Crying (Blind Willie Johnson), Fly Away (Kooper), Wake Me Shake Me (traditional)

Tony Bennett - When Joanna Loved Me, The Rules of the Road, My Favorite Things (Rodgers and Hammerstein, from The Sound of Music), A Foggy Day (Gershwins), I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Miles Davis - So What?

Friday Soundings 10/23

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Thursday, October 22, 2009

Franz LIszt will be our featured composer on this his birthday (1811). That plus a few other tidbits and we will have a full afternoon.
La cetra, Op. 9, Cto No. 6 in A Antonio Vivaldi Monica Huggett - violin, Nicholas Kraemer Raglan Baroque Players
Quartet in G Major, Op. 17, No. 5 Hob.III:29, Joseph Haydn played by The Smithsonian Quartet
Die drei Zigeuner, S383 Franz Liszt - Rachel Barton - violin; Thomas Labé - piano
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major of Franz Liszt. Norman Krieger - piano; Paul Freeman and thePrague Radio Orchestra
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S244/2 of Franz Liszt performed by Thomas Labé - piano .
Totentanz by Franz Liszt, played by Norman Krieger - piano; Paul Freeman and the Prague Radio Orchestra.
Romance oubliée S132 of Franz Liszt. Rachel Barton - violin; Thomas Labé - piano
Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Sergei Levitin - violin; Valery Gergiev conducting the Kirov Orchestra.
Die Forelle the music of Schubert as transcribed by Franz Liszt Antonio Barbosa - piano
Symphony No. 2 of John Alden Carpenter. John McLaughlin Williams and the National Symphony Orchestra Ukraine
Three New England Skettches by Walter Piston. Performed by Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Humgarian Fantasy by David M Matthew Kish performed by Leonid Shushansky/Nea Kiss -violins; Darrett Adkins - Cello .
Gypsy Dance by David M Matthew Kish David Kish - piano.
Isolde's Liebestod fr Tristan & Isolde Wagner/Liszt Barry Douglas - piano.

Crosscurrents - 10/22/09

Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
Put On A Happy Face - Dick Van Dyke
Wooden Ships - CSN
Suzanne - George Wallace
Hallelujah - Patrice Helmar

Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
I'm Gonna Be the Wind - Laurie Lewis
Alleluia - Dar Williams
Samson & Delilah - Washington Squares
Cruncy Granola Suite - Neil Diamond

634-5789 - Ry Cooder
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Mellow Saxophone - Johnny Reno
Beautiful Place - Urban Blight

Grace & Gravity - The Story
Waterfall - Cris Williamson
One Thing I Know - The Preserves
Stickleback Song - John Palmes
Fish & Whistle - John Prine

Fishita - Mr. Whitekeys
Conquistador - Procol Harum
The Story in Your Eyes - Moody Blues
Terrapin Station - Grateful Dead

I Feel Better Than James Brown - Was, Not Was
Spit of Love - Bonnie Raitt
Psychedelic Shack - Temptations

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Wednesday, October 21, 2009

As we move back into our standard rain motif for the fall the music does not stay standard. There is more new music to explore as well as old favorites to enjoy:
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G, G489 of Luigi Boccherini. Played by Wouter Möller - cello; Hans-Martin Linde leading the Linde Consort.
String Quartet in E flat, Op. 17, No 3 Hob.III:27 of Franz Joseph Haydn performed by The Smithsonian Quartet.
The Fair Field Overture of Sir Malcolm Arnold. Sir Malcolm Arnold conducting The London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Symphony No. 5, Op. 74 ( 1961) by Sir Malcolm Arnold with Vernon Handley conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Four English Dances by Sir Malcolm Arnold with Andrew Penny leading the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Two Scottish Dances by Sir Malcolm Arnold agin Andrew Penny leading the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Sonata for Violin & Piano of Aaron Copland performed by Glenn Dicterow - violin; Israela Margalit - piano.
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 (1915) of Jean Sibelius with Osmo Vänskä conducting the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
Clarinet Concerto of Carl Nielsen. Robert Plane - clarinet; Tadaaki Otaka leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Pulsar (2003) by August Read Thomas performed by Jennifer Koh - violin.
Violin Sonata No.3, II Movement, of Edvard Grieg. Joshua Bell - violin; Sergei Rachmaninov - piano.

Wednesday Crosscurrents 10/21

Hosts - John Gaguine and Mike Godkin

Today we continue our theme of songs with proper names in them

Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)

Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
The Association - Along Comes Mary

Kinks - Lola, Victoria

Beatles - Michelle, Julia, Eleanor Rigby, Lovely Rita, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

The Who - Athena
Randy and the Rainbows - Denise
Quarterflash - Valerie

Bobby Vee - Take Good Care of my Baby, Come Back When You Grow Up
Billy Joe Royal - Down in the Boondocks

Bruce Springsteen - Fourth of July, Asbury Park (Sandy); Rosalita; Born to Run (sung to Wendy)

Kingsmen - Louie, Louie
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl
Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home

Gordon Lightfoot - Mountains and Maryann
Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Afternoon Classics - Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It is good to be back in Juneau after a marvelous trip throughout New England. The fall colors were magnificent and the New England scene is one of rolling hills and small villages. So - back to music;

Keyboard Concert No 5 F minor, BWV 1056; Johann Sebastian Bach. Andras Schiff at the piano & conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
String Quartet in D minor, Op. 9, No. 4, Hob. III: 22 of Franz Joseph Haydn. Performed by The Smithsonian String Quartet.
Quintet in A major, D574 of Franz Schubert transcribed by Robert Stallman. Robert Stallman - flute accompanied by The Martinu Quartet
Concerto for Violin/Orch. In D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius. Anne Sophie-Mutter - violin, Andre Previn conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Central Park in the Dark by Charles Ives. Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
For the Girl Riding the Swan by David M Matthew Kish performed by Leonid Shushansky/Nea Kiss -violins; Darrett Adkins - Cello.
Symphony No. 3 "Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives. James Sinclair leading the Northern Sinfonia
Three Places in New England by Charles Ives. Michael Tilson Thomas and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Cortege from "Mlada" by Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Donald Johanos conducting the Czecho-Slavok RSO Bratislave
Lachen Verlernt (2002) by Esa-Pekka Salonen performed by Jennifer Koh - violin
Adventures in a Perambulator by John Alden Carpenter. John McLaughlin Williams leading the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
August Rhapsody by David M. Matthew Kish performed by Leonid Shushansky/Nea Kiss -violins; Darrett Adkins - Cello .

Tues CC with Katie B. 10-20-09

International Day of Climate Action
350 Day
Juneau Action at UAS
Here is the plan from student Dave Moriarty:...

1) We're going to meet outside the UAS campus pavilion, in the parking lot.2) We're going to send Shadow Hotch (photographer) into the sky on a scaffold or ladder.3) We're going to spell out "350" with out bodies by standing next to each other really tightly.4) At approximately 3:50pm on Saturday, the 24th of October, we'll take an amazing photo to submit to

Mindy Smith
Highs and Lows

John Gorka
Chance of Rain
Writing in the Margins

Langhorne Slim
I Love you but Goodbye
Be Set Free

The One I Love

Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music
Dance Away

The Beatles
The Word
Rubber Soul

Joey Ryan
Queen Jane (w/Dave Rawlings)
Kenter Canyon

Avett Brothers
I and Love and You
I and Love and You

Shawn Mullins
Going to Alaska Blues
9th Ward Pickin' Parlor

Tim Easton
Poor Poor L.A.
Break Your Mother's Heart

Harper Simon
Berkeley Girl
Harper Simon

The Almighty Defenders
Cone of Light

State Radio
Calling All Crows
Let it Go

Van Morrison

Joni Mitchell

Bell X1
Blue Lights on the Runway

All I Need

Get Going

Band of Horses
Is There a Ghost?
Cease to Begin

Rilo Kiley
Silver Lining

Justin Townes Earle
What I Meant to You
Midnight at the Movies

Okervil River
Lost Coastlines
The Stand-ins

Bob Dylan
It's All Good
Together Through Life

Passion Pit
To Kingdom Come

Fleet Foxes
Heard Them Stirring
Fleet Foxes

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Mr. Mark Twain The Musical

Mr. Mark Twain: The Musical is a stage musical biography of American author. Mark Twain. The show ran for 10 summers in Elmira, NY and Hartford, CT (1987-1995) and was telecast on a number of public television stations. Although an abridged LP was released in 1988, just recently an expanded cast recording has been release.

It started out really, really big – over 60 people, with a forty foot turntable (it was done in the National Guard Armory.) However, recently it was restaged and cut down to a more manageable community theater size.

Act I
· Prelude
· We're Goin' Fishin'
· A Pilot on the Mississippi
· Welcome to Paris
· The Can-Can
· Roughing It
· The Skating Madrigal
· I Know There's a Place/
The House on the Hill

Act II
· The Camelot Rag
· Russian Dance
· When Out on the River
· Let's Give the Folks a Taste of Royalty
· Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
· Men of Oxford
· Finale: I Know There's a Place; Homeward Bound

Book: Jane Iredale
Music and lyrics: William P. Perry
Mark Twain: William Perley

We Like Kids! - 10/18/09

We Like Kids! Playlist
Alaska Day

Alaska's Flag - Dave Estrem
Alaska Mosquito - Bernice Lewis
Iceworm Wiggle - Glacial Erratics
D is for Dog Team - Ken Waldman
Alaska Feet - Sourdough Mike McDonald
Hold On Tight - Good Dog
I've Been Everywhere - Robin Hopper
Sourdough Bread - The Wigglers
Cherokee Shuffle - Alaska String Band
Moose - Sourdough Mike McDonald
If You Want to Catch a Moose - Glacial Erratics
Waltzing With Bears - Priscilla Herdman
Winnie the Pooh Theme
D Is For Denali - Ken Waldman
Counting in Tlingit - John Palmes
Alaska's Flag - Steve Nelson & Friends
If You Like Rain - Jane Roodenburg

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Sunrise - 17 October 2009

Don Cherry - Brown Rice
Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Gorgorlou
Les Paul trio - Nice work if you can get it
Maria Muldaur - Empty bed blues
Leon Redbone - Think of me thinking of you
Kyle Asche - Blues for Mel
Dr. John - Imitation of love
Ray Charles - Hey, good lookin'
Dave Frishberg - Play ball
The Vignola Collective - A minor idea
Elvis Costello - London's brilliant parade
Oscar Peterson trio - When lights are low
Matt Ulery/Thad Franklin - The duel
South Nine Ensemble - Intimacy of blues
Anat Cohen - Siboney
Caetano Veloso - outro
Oscar Castro-Neves - Your eyes
Mario Grigorov - Ice hotel
Manny Oquendo & Libre - Cuando Se Acabara
Tito Puente - LLego Mijan
Cassandra Wilson - For the roses
Mingus - Goodbye Porkpie Hat

Ambient Groove -- October 17, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, October 17th

Set 1

Deep Healing, Steven Halpern
Reflections in a Pearl, Aeoliah
Morning Groove, Dan Freeme
Yulunga (Spirit Dance), Dead Can Dance
East of the Full Moon, Deuter

Set 2

Dreamy Smiles, The Dining Rooms
Gravity of Love, Enigma
Unwind, Fletch
Reborn, Fluff
Crossroads, Frank Smith

Set 3

Longing, Come the Night, Gary Sill
City of Peace, Govinda
Cafe Byzantium, Graham Ord, Andrew Smith, & Brian Weibe
Night Lady, Bel Canto
Oriental Moon, Jonas Kjell
Devotion No. 1, Loop Guru

Set 4

Drops of History, Max Zaffiro
Under the Sun Neverends, Monodeluxe
Blue Spanish Sky, Chris Isaak
With This Love, Peter Gabriel

Set 5

Afternoon Rendez-Vous, Seksu Roba
Miracle, Weathertunes
The Urban Theme, Maxwell

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Afternoon Classics 10/15

Host - John Gaguine - sitting in one last day (2 hours) for Mike Price

Claude Debussy - Iberia (from Images for Orchestra) - Montreal Symphony, Charles Dutoit conducting

Gustav Holst - The Planets - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi conducting

J.S. Bach - French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 - Keith Jarrett, harpischord

Astor Piazzolla - Three tangoes (Primavera Portena, Oblivion, Ontono Porteno) arranged for piano trio - Eroica Trio

Charles Gounod - Funeral March of the Marionette (theme song of Alfred Hitchcock) - San Diego Symphony, Lalo Schifrin conducting

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Afternoon Classics 10/14

Host - John Gaguine, still in (2 hours) for Mike Price

Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto in D, for three trumpets, timpani, two oboes, strings and continuo - John Wallace, principal trumpet, and the English String Orchestra, William Boughton conducting

Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83 - Emil Gilels, piano, with the Berlin Philharmonic, Eugen Jochum conducting

Maurice Ravel - Ma Mere L'Oye (Mother Goose) - Five Nursery Songs - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi conducting: Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty in the Woods; Hop o' My Thumb; Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas; Conversations between Beauty and the Beast; The Fairy Garden

Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces, Op. 65 (Book eight of ten) - Leif Ove Andsnes, piano: From Early Years; Peasant's Song; Melancholy; Salon; Ballad; Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man

Wednesday Crosscurrents 10/14

Host - John Gaguine

More of the great questions raised by pop music

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?

Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic?, Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?

Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (What did you see now, my blue-eyed son?), Absolutely Sweet Marie (Where are you tonight?)

Honeycombs - Have I the Right?
Gerry and the Pacemakers - How Do You Do What You Do to Me?
The Elegants - Little Star (Where are you?)
The Mamas and the Papas - Do You Wanna Dance?

Joe Cocker - Do I Still Figure in Your Life?
Spirit of the West - Political (Why must everything be so . . .?)

Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue?, Why Have You Left the One You Left Me for?

Cat Stevens - Where Do the Children Play?, How Can I Tell You?
R.E.M. - Man on the Moon (Do you believe they put a . . .?)

The Who - Who Are You?
(end of question songs)
The Who - I Can See for Miles (imho, the second greatest rock song of all time, after Born to Run), Won't Get Fooled Again

The wisdom of pop music:
Rolling Stones (backed up by the London Bach Choir) - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

Pretenders - Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Down by the River

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Afternoon Classics 10/13

Host - John Gaguine - still subbing (2 hours) for Mike Price

Georg Philipp Telemann - Overture in D, for 2 trumpets (played here by 4 trumpets) - John Wallace, lead trumpet, and the English String Orchestra, William Boughton conducting

Thomas Dunhill, English composer (1877 - 1946) - Friendship's Garland, A Suite of Five Miniatures, Op. 97 - Erin Hannigan, oboe, and Simon Sargon, piano

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 (the "Emperor" concerto) in E-flat major, Op. 73 - Christian Zacharias, piano, with the Staatskapelle Dresden, Hans Vonk conducting

Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces, Op. 54 (1891 - fifth book of the ten comprising all 66 pieces) - Leif Ove Andsnes, piano: Shephard Boy; Norwegian Dance; March of the Trolls; Notturno; Scherzo; Bells

Maurice Ravel - Bolero - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Jarvi conducting

Claude Debussy - Nocturnes (in part) - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink conducting: Nuages (Clouds), Fetes (Festivals)

Tues CC with Katie B. 10-13-09

Yim Yames
My Sweet Lord
Tribute to George Harrison

Imogen Heap
First Train Home

My Morning Jacket

Birdsong at Morning

Joni Mitchell
Tea Leaf Prophecy
(Lay Down Your Arms)
Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm
Songs of Prarie Girl (collection)

Neko Case
Don't Forget About Me
Middle Cyclone

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
The Bear

Paolo Nutini
Simple Things
Sunnyside Up

Jim Boggia
Your Birthday

Joe Filisko and Eric Noden
Too Much Whiskey
I. C. Special

Gary Louris
Black Grass

Ryan Bingham
Dylan's Hard Rain

Tell Mama
Cook County Blues Band
Live at Centennial Hall

Robben Ford
Soul on Ten

Jackson Browne
For a Dancer
Solo Acoustic 1

Emily Lou Harris
The Very Best of Emmy Lou Harris
Heartaches and Highways
2006 Release

Paul Reddick
If By This
Sugar Bird

Imogen Heap

Sting and the Chieftans
Sisters of Mercy
Tower of Song, the Songs
of Leonard Cohen

Dougie Maclean
Caledonia (with Cherish the Ladies)
Craigie Dhu

Carol King
Sweet Seasons
Her Greatest Hits

Pictures and Sound
It's You

Marin County Blues
Pete Sears
The Long Haul

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jazz Tonight ~ October 12, 2009

Playlist for Monday, October 12th

Set 1

October ~ Matt Ulery
October Twilight ~ Chris Powell
October Sky ~ Javier

Set 2

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat ~ Alex de Grassi
Positootly! ~ John Beasley
Lullaby in Black ~ Horace Tapscott

Set 3

Stars in Your Eyes ~ Herbie Hancock
Sexy Ride ~ Gabriela Anders
Capetown Shuffle ~ Nils Landgren
Lullaby of Birdland ~ Sarah Vaughn
I Won't Dance ~ Blossom Dearie
Can't Help Falling in Love ~ Harry Connick, Jr.

Set 4

Some Boys ~ Bird
Street Woman ~ Ornette Coleman
Dark-Eyed Lady ~ Spyro Gyra
Seventh Heaven ~ Oli Silk

Set 5

Move On Up ~ Richard Elliot
Nu Soul ~ Wayne Escoffery
If I Love Again ~ Charles Mingus & Charlie Parker
Beatrice ~ Robert Glasper
Skylark ~ Lionel Loueke

Set 6

Tour One ~ Julian Lage
The Shadow of Your Smile ~ Gene Bertoncini
Love Is All There Is ~ Acoustic Alchemy

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway 10/11/2009


Welcome to the 60's

You Can't Stop the Beat

Good Morning Baltimore



Perfectly Marvelous

West Side Story

Jet Song

Something's Coming

Dance at the Gym

Kiss Me Kate

Too Darn Hot

Why Can't You Behave

Mama Mia!

Honey, Honey

Money, Money, Money

Dancing Queen

Take a Chance on Me


Acid Queen

Pinball Wizard

I'm Free

Streets of London


We're Not Gonna Take It

We Like Kids! - 10-11-09

I Am A Pizza - Peter Alsop
Pizza - Gemini
P-I-Z-Z-A - The Songsisters
Pizza Boogie - Joanne & Adam Olshansky
Everybody Loves Pizza - Andy Mason
Pass a Piece of Pizza - Gary LaPow
Soy Una Pizza - Charlotte Diamond
Pizza - Rosenshontz
Pizza Pizza - Eric Nagler
Pizza Boogie - Bill Harley
The Peanut Man - Jonathan Sprout
Eat Like a Rainbow - Jay Mankita
The Little Red Hen - Mary LaFleur
Ice Cream Cone - Miss Scherling
Granny's Got a Guitar - Lanny Sherwin
Partout ou les enfants chantant - Jack Grunsky
Getting To Know You - James Taylor
Macaroni Night - Eve & Mare
Everybody Is The One - Rhythm Child

Saturday, October 10, 2009

JAZZ BEAT Oct. 10, 2009


1. ARTIST: Herbie Hancock
SONG: "Round Midnight"
ALBUM: Quartet.

2.ARTIST: John Stetch
SONG: Bolivia
ALBUM: Carpathian Blues.

3. ARTIST: John Stetch
SONG: Ocean Floors
ALBUM: Carpathian Blues.

4. ARTIST: Twin Tenors (Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker)
SONG: The Saxophone.
ALBUM: Twin Tenors.

5. ARTIST: (Abercrombie, Johnson, Erskine w/Surman)
SONG: November
ALBUM: November.

6. ARTIST: Seba
SONG: Equinox

7.ARTIST: The Paul Brown Quintet
SONG: Nuages
ALBUM: Speak Low

8. ARTIST: Rebecca Tu
SONG: It's Not Too Late
ALBUM: Shanghai Jazz.

9. ARTIST:Various Shanghai Musicians
SONG: Avalon
ALBUM:Shanghai Jazz.

10. ARTIST: Various Shanghai musicians.
SONG: I Left My Heart In San Francisco

11. ARTIST: Art Blakey
SONG: Once In A While.
ALBUM: A Night At Birdland. Live Feb. 21, 1954.

12. ARTIST: The Bad Plus
SONG: Do Your Sums-Die Like A Dog-Play For Home

13. ARTIST: John Faddis
SONG: Teranga
ALBUM: Teranga.

14. ARTIST: East Coast Jive
SONG: The Vegetable Song.
ALBUM: Apollo Series.

15. ARTIST: C2K Trio
SONG: Pure
ALBUM: Unbalanced Beauty, 2006.

16.ARTIST:Ulf Adaker
SONG: Disguise
ALBUM: Cafe International.

17. ARTIST:East Coast Jive
SONG: Everything's Cool
ALBUM: Apollo Series.

Ambient Groove -- October 10, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, October 10th

Set 1

Breakfast on Neptune, Joe Weineck
Deja Vu, Enigma
Anir, Parte I, Achillea
Traveler Through Time, Opera to Relax
At the Window, Zingaia
Only You, Echoe

Set 2

Butter, Boney James
Raining Down, Caprice Jazz
I Cried For You, Katie Melua
Celebre Andante, Louis Lautrec
Etudes for Guitar, No 7 in E Minor, Manuel Barrueco

Set 3

Twinkling of an Eye, Jim Thompson
Wild Mountain Thyme, Gabriel Ayala
The Forest, Jonathan Adams

Set 4

Homebound, Jesse Cook
Durango, Johannes Linstead
Sakura Cherry Blossom, Andrei Krylov
Sheep May Safely Graze, J.S. Bach performed by Andrei Krylov

Set 5

Marcella Behind Liquid Blue Eyes, Dahlia
Sister Green Eyes, Hypnomusic

Set 6

She Moves Through the Fair, Alquimia
Celtic Sunset, Celtic Spirit
Stillness and Return, Jim Goodin
The Mermaid, Meav
The Seaside of Your Dreams, Vassilis Saleas
True Love, Shao Rong
Gentle Story, Gary Rottger

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Soundings 10/9

Host - John Gaguine

Decembrists - Sons and Daughters (request from previous show)
Cat Stevens - Father and Son (seemed to follow from previous song)

All right, now to the jazz and blues

Janiva Magness - You Were Never Mine (Delbert McClinton and others), Don't Let Your Memories, Do I Move You? (Nina Simone)

Les McCann, piano, and Eddie Harris, tenor sax - Samia (McCann)

Mahalia Jackson - Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (trad. spiritual), He's Got the Whole World in his Hands (same)
Blind Boys of Alabama - King Jesus

Dave Frishberg, piano, and Jim Goodwin, cornet - Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael), Shoeshine Boy(Cahn/Chaplin), Clementine (from New Orleans) (Creamer/Warren)

Leon Redbone - Ghost of the St. Louis Blues, Right or Wrong, 14th St. Blues (Redbone)

Carmen Lundy - My Favorite Things (Rodgers and Hammerstein, from The Sound of Music, made famous in the jazz world by John Coltrane), Triste (A.C. Jobim)

Jimmy Witherspoon - Goin' Down Low (Witherspoon) - from the 1973 Watts Jazz Festival
Dr. John and Odetta - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Harburg/Gorney)

Marcia Ball - I Idolize You (Ike Turner) (with Angela Strehli and Lou Ann Barton), Why Women Cry (Ball), Scene of the Crime (co-written by Ball)

LAPD (temporary name of a studio group from Muscle Shoals, Alabama) - Compared to What? (Eugene McDaniels, made famous at the 1969 Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Festival by Les McCann and Eddie Harris) - from the Watts festival again

Friday Crosscurrents 10/9

Host - John Gaguine - subbing for someone - not sure who

Kate MacKenzie - Past the Point of Rescue
Lynn Miles - Eight-Hour Drive
John Gorka - Raven in the Storm
All from a CD celebrating the 25th anniversary of Red House Records

Alison Krauss, with Union Station, singing four songs by Robert Lee Castleman - Let Me Touch You for Awhile, Forget About It, The Lucky One, Gravity

Krauss and Union Station - Never Got Off the Ground (co-written by David Mallett)
Mallet - Garden Song
Krauss and Union Station - Faraway Land - written and sung by Ron Block

Jefferson Airplane - Young Girl Sunday Blues (Paul Kantner/Marty Balin), In Time (same), When the Earth Moves Again (Kantner)

Hot Tuna - Death Don't Have No Mercy (Rev. Gary Davis)
Bruce Springsteen - Chimes of Freedom (Bob Dylan)

Gene Clark, the former Byrd, from tapes found after his death - Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan), I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better (Clark)

Three songs from a CD of songs and artists that, according to Michael Moore, inspired Fahrenheit 9/11:
Dixie Chicks - Travelin' Soldier
John Fogerty - Fortunate Son
Nanci Griffith - Good Night, New York (Julie Gold)

The Byrds - Spanish Harlem Incident (Dylan), My Back Pages (Dylan), Wasn't Born to Follow (Carole King/Gerry Goffin)

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love (different song)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Afternoon Classics 10/8

Host - John Gaguine - still sitting in (2 hours) for Mike

Alain Jehan - Litanies (1937, three years before his early death in WWII) - E. Power Biggs, organ

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (first draft 1841, with final revisions in 1851) - Bamberg Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach conducting

Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces, Third Book, Op. 43 (1886) - Leif Ove Andsnes, piano - Butterfly; Solitary Wanderer; At Home; Little Bird; Erotic; To Spring

Gioacchino Rossini - William Tell Overture (1829) - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi conducting

Simon Sargon - Homage to Hafiz (2004) - Eric Hannigan, oboe, and Sargon, piano

Sarah Brightman songs:
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro, Nessun Dorma
Kansas - Dust in the Wind
Traditional English - Scarborough Fair
Dvorak (adapted, with lyrics added) - La Luna (the title doesn't sound Czech to me) (surprise! with a bit of Moon River by Henry Mancini tossed in at the end)

More antiphonal music from Giovanni Gabrielli, with the brass ensembles of the Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Afternoon Classics 10/7

Host - John Gaguine, still sitting (2 hours) for Mike

W.A. Mozart - Quartet in F for oboe and strings, K. 370 (1781) - John Mack, oboe; Eunice Podis, piano; Daniel Majeske, violin; Abraham Skernick, viola; Stephen Geber, cello

Antonin Dvorak - Slavonic Dances, Op. 72 (1886) - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi conducting:
No. 5 in B-flat minor; No. 6 in B-flat major; No. 7 in C major; No. 8 in A-flat major

Ludwig von Beethoven - Figlio Perduto (Lost Son) (adapted, with lyrics added) - Sarah Brightman
Sergei Rachmanioff - Zdes Khorosho (How Fair this Place) - Brightman
Georg Handel - Solo Con Te (adapted, with lyrics added) - Brightman
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Piano (Italian version of Memory, from the musical Cats) - Brightman

Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (1870) - Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Kitayenko conducting

Harry Freedman, based upon themes composed by Gerry Mulligan - The Sax Chronicles, Part 1 - The Gerry Mulligan quartet, Mulligan on baritone sax, and the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Kunzel conducting:
Sun on the Bach Stairs; Sax in Debussy's Garden; Sax in Mozart Minor; Sax and the Rite of Igor

More antiphonal music of Giovanni Gabrielli, c. 1600, with the brass ensembles of the Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago Symphonies

Wednesday Crosscurrents 10/7

Hosts - John Gaguine and Mike Godkin

Today we continue our series of shows featuring proper names

Pure Prairie League - Amie

Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
The Jaynetts - Sally Go 'Round the Roses
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally

Tom songs:
Simon and Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
David Bowie - Space Oddity ("Ground Control to Major Tom . . .")
The Who - Tommy Can You Hear Me? (from the rock opera Tommy)

Break - two non-name songs:
I Will Follow Him (Little Peggy March)
Brand New Key (Melanie) (subtle imagery about Melanie's brand new pair of roller skates and how the man in the song needs to use his brand new key)

Crosby, Stills and Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Stills, written for and about Judy Collins)
John Fred and his Playboy Band - Judy in Disguise

Richie Valens - Donna
Buddy Holly and the Crickets - Peggy Sue

The Joneses:
Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones (a paean to adultery)
Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man (from the 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited) ("Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?") (Highway 61 is the main north-south route thru the Mississippi Delta, home of the blues)

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Against the Wind
Lou Reed, of Velvet Underground fame - Sweet Jane

From the early 1970s:
Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Brandy ("You're a fine girl") - Looking Glass

Tom Jones - Delilah
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah

Creedence Clearwater Revival ("CCR") - Suzie Q (Ronnie Hawkins)

Wednesday Soundings 10/7

Host - John Gaguine, sitting in for Mie, who has a new job (hurrah!) and may not be with us for awhile

Chris Taylor (piano) and his group - Children Need a Song to Sing (Taylor)

Susan Tedeschi - Little by Little (Junior Wells), It Hurt So Bad (Tom Hambridge, who writes a lot of songs for Tedeschi), Sweet Forgiveness (Iris DeMent)

Shauna Lee, vocals, and David L. Jones, piano, live from Ketchikan! - All of Me, Blue Skies (Irving Berlin), Since I Fell for You, Summertime (the Gershwins)
Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter)

Billie Holiday (Lady Day) - Strange Fruit (about lynchings in the South), God Bless the Child (co-written by her), What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Big Brother and the Holding Company, featuring Janis Joplin - Turtle Blues (Joplin) ("I ain't the kind of woman/Who'd make your life a bed of ease/But if you just want to go out drinkin'/Won't you invite me along, please?"), Ball and Chain (Big Mama Thornton; Janis' performance of this at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival put her and Big Brother on the musical map)

Danny Moss (tenor sax)/Roy Williams (trombone) Quintet - Too Late Now
Danny Moss Quartet (same folks, no Williams) - I Should Care

Eva Cassidy - Fever (the great Peggy Lee song), Time After Time (the great Cyndi Lauper song, co-written by Lauper), You Take My Breath Away

Al Kooper (organ and vocals) and Steven Stills (guitar) - Season of the Witch (Donovan) - from the 1968 album Super Session, which also featured Kooper playing with Mike Bloomfield

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Afternoon Classics 10/6

Host - John Gaguine, sitting in for 2 hours for Mike Price

Erik Satie - Gymnopedies No. 2 and 3 (1888) - Pascal Roge, piano

Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe (1962) - John Mack, oboe, and Eunice Podis, piano

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97, the "Rhenish" symphony (1850) - Bamberg Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach conducting

J.S. Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - adapted for solo guitar and performed by David Russell; Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 - Franz Lehrndorfer, organ

Joni Mitchell - Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig's Tune) (yes, that Ludwig)

Ludwig von Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24, in F major (1801) - Nathan Milstein, violin, and Artur Balsam, piano, recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, in March, 1953

And finally - another antiphonal song by Giovanni Gabrielli

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Little Bit of Broadway

Rock of Ages

These days, Broadway is enjoying jukebox musicals. A jukebox musical is a stage or film musical that uses previously released popular songs as its musical score. Usually it’s one group – Billy Joel (Movin’ Out) and Abba (Mama Mia), but the 2009 Tony nominated Rock of Ages is a homage to those big haired, big sound metal bands of the 1980’s. Using music from over 20 of the those glam bands, and doing it well, this is actually a simple boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl story set in the 1980’s on the Sunset Strip. Reviews have been pretty decent. Those who don’t like it obviously don’t like this era of rock music. This show is like every other musical – if you go in expecting to have a good time, and open your mind enough to accept it’s not Rogers and Hammerstein, you’ll have a good time! And they actually do a really, really good job with music!

I've listed the songs with the groups that originally sang them (at least, I hope I have them right). How did you do with identifying the original group?

Act 1
Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time -- [David Lee Roth/Poison]

Sister Christian -- [Night Ranger]

We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands -- [Starship/Styx]

I Wanna Rock -- [Twisted Sister]

We're Not Gonna Take It -- [Twisted Sister]

Heaven / More Than Words / To Be With You -- [Warrant/Extreme/Mr. Big]

Waiting For A Girl Like You -- [Foreigner]

Wanted Dead Or Alive -- [Bon Jovi]

I Want To Know What Love Is -- [Foreigner]

Cum On Feel The Noize / We're Not Gonna Take It - Reprise -- [Slade]

Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night -- [Quarterflash/Pat Benatar]

Here I Go Again -- [Whitesnake]

Act 2

The Final Countdown -- [Europe]

Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock - Reprise -- [Journey]

High Enough -- [Damm Yankees]

I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment -- [Joan Jett and the Blackhearts/Asia]

Hit Me With Your Best Shot -- [Pat Benatar ]

Can't Fight This Feeling -- [REO Speedwagon]

Every Rose Has Its Thorn -- [Poison]

Oh Sherrie -- [Steve Perry]

The Search Is Over -- [Survivor ]

Don't Stop Believin' -- [Journey]

Chris D'Arienzo

Constantine Maroulis - Drew
Amy Spanger - Sherrie
James Carpinello - Stacee Jaxx/Sherrie's Father
Adam Dannheisser - Dennis/Record Company Man
Mitchell Jarvis - Lonny/Narrator/Record Company Man
Michele Mais - Justice/Sherrie's Mother
Lauren Molina - Regina/Candi
Wesley Taylor - Franz
Paul Schoeffler - Hertz

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Sunrise 10/3

Host - John Gaguine

Joni Mitchell - Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig's Tune) (from the 1972 album For the Roses)

Jefferson Airplane - Lather (Grace Slick) (from 1968's Crown of Creation, Slick on vocals), Triad (David Crosby) (Crown of Creation and Slick again), Comin' Back to Me (Marty Balin) (from 1967's great Surrealistic Pillow, with Balin on the vocals)

Van Morrison - Crazy Love, Tupelo Honey

Linda Ronstadt - Birds (Neil Young), The Dark End of the Street (Dan Penn/C. Moman), White Rhythm and Blues (J.D. Souther)

Cowboy Junkies - River Waltz
Judy Collins - Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen) (from 1967's Wildflowers, one of those albums like Tapestry, Rumours and Thriller that everyone owned)

Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan

Elton John - Madman Across the Water, I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

Jefferson Airplane - If You Feel (Paul Kantner) (Crown of Creation again), Crown of Creation (Balin-Blackmun), Wild Tyme (Kantner) (from 1967's After Bathing at Baxter's)

Gordon Lightfoot - Black Day in July (about the 1967 Detroit riots)

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (from Detroit) - Night Moves, Against the Wind

? and the Mysterians (also from Michigan) - 96 Tears
The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much to Dream

Ambient Groove ~ October 3, 2009

Playlist for Saturday, October 3rd
The Autumn Show

Set 1

Autumn Moon Over Autumn Palace, Wei Li
Autumn Leaves Fall One by One, Jon Mark

from the album New Moon Piano Music

Autumn Leaves, Mystic Moods Orchestra
Autumn in Venice, Andre Rieu
Autumn Leaves, Reve de Cabaret
Autumn, Soulfood
Autumn Breeze, Bill Johnson

Set 2

October Beckons, Michael Samson
Songs titled Autumn by
Michael Bard

Yorgos Andreou feat. Maira

Set 3

Autumn, Valerie Mih
Autumn, Autumn, Autumn, Fariborz Lachini

Autumn Song, Vasant Rai
Autumn Leaves, Lisa Bowman

Set 4

October Daze, Nitin Sawhney feat. Tina Grace
October, Kaffeemusik
Indian Summer, Alex de Grassi (in concert TOMORROW at TMHS Auditorium)

Set 5

Look at September, Look at October, Daniel Land & the Modern Painters
October Frost, David Aquino
October Song, Jim Hall

Set 6

October Festival in Avalon, Dennis Ruff
The October Waltz, Adam Selzer
Autumn, Paul Bateman & the City of Prague Orchestra

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Soundings 10/2

Host - John Gaguine

Karrin Allyson - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor), Mind on My Man (Carly Simon), The Right Thing to Do (same) - all from her great 2004 CD Wild for You, jazz versions of pop tunes that she grew up with

John Lee Hooker - Baby Lee (Hooker/James Bracken), Dimples (same), Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) (Hooker/Carlos Santana/Chester Thompson) - all from his great 1998 CD Best of Friends, featuring lots of guest artists

Stan Getz, tenor sax - Tour's End (Getz, 1957, with Oscar Peterson, piano, Herb Ellis, guitar, and Ray Brown, bass); A Ballad (Gerry Mulligan, 1957, with Mulligan, baritone sax, Lou Levy, piano, Brown, bass, and Stan Levey, drums)

Irma Thomas - A Woman Left Lonely (Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham)
Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band - A Woman Left Lonely, Half Moon

Irma Thomas - Walk Around Heaven All Day, Just a Little While to Stay Here - both from her 1994 CD Walk Around Heaven: New Orleans Gospel Soul

Karrin Allyson - Everybody's Cryin' Mercy (Mose Allison), How Long Has This Been Going On? (George and Ira Gershwin), Love Me Like a Man (previously recorded by Bonnie Raitt) - all from another great Allyson CD, 2002's In Blue

Art Hodes, piano, featuring Volly DeFaut, clarinet - Struttin' with Some Barbecue, Panama Rag

Cook County Blues Band - Make Love (Willie Dixon), The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James) - from the CD of a 1997 benefit concert for KTOO, put on by Sister Grace

WAR - Gypsy Man (WAR) - from the 1973 Watts Jazz Festival

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Women's Prerogative 10/1/09

Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
Ghetto Love - Spinnerette
Date With The Night - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Neptune's Call - The Duke Spirit
Amarula Tree - Amanda Jenssen
Cupid - Amy Winehouse
Chick Habit - April March
Bad Fever - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Who's That Girl? - Robyn
Cold Shoulder - ADELE
Where the Girls Are - The Gossip
Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
Seneca Falls - The Distillers
It's Been So Long - HorrorPops
Tatooed Love Boys - The Pretenders
Body Count - This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Top Of The Pops - The Rezillos
Roller Girls - The Soviettes
Ce Jeu - Yelle
Electric Twist - A Fine Frenzy
The Con - Tegan & Sara
Haiti - Arcade Fire
Sea Lion Woman - Feist
The Fear - Lily Allen
Search and Destroy - Peaches
The Greatest - Cat Power
TKO - Le Tigre
Boyz - M.I.A.
I Don't Care If You Go -Velocity Girl
Not About Love - Fiona Apple
Ode to Divorce - Regina Spektor
Cannonball - The Breeders

Afternoon Classics 10/1

Host - John Gaguine (subbing for Mike Price from 3 to 5)

Giovanni Gabrielli - Canzon Duodecimi Toni, Canzon a 12 in Echo (c. 1600) - Brass sections of the Cleveland, Chicago and Phila. orchestras

Edvard Grieg - Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 45 (1883) - Rodrigue Milosi, violin, and Noel Lee, piano

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61 (1846) - Bamberg Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach conducting

Camille Saint-Saens - The Carnival of the Animals (1886) - with words by Ogden Nash and narration by Noel Coward - Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra, and Leonid Hambro and Jascha Zayde, piano

Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1 (1888) - Pascal Roge, piano