Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Little Bit of Broadway


Today’s opera was an Italian take on the Cinderella story. While listening, it seemed only right that we follow with an American version of the classic fairy tale. I went looking for Disney’s film version but only found a couple of songs. But I did find was a “remake” from 1995.

This version features Linda Ronstadt, Take 6, James Ingram, David Benoit, David Sanborn, and Bobby McFerrin.

We’ll finish with the songs I found from the original film version, plus a couple more Disney classics.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

JAZZ WORLD, May 3, 2014
with Bob Tkacz, the Moustache Man

1. ARTIST: Bill Mays
SONG: "Summer Night."
ALBUM: "Summer Sketches."

2. ARTIST: Bill Mays
SONG: "Fireflies." 4:22.
ALBUM: "Summer Sketches."

3.  ARTIST: Dominick Farinacci
SONG: "Bilo No Aozora."
ALBUM: "Lovers, Tales and Dances."

4.  ARTIST: Dominick Farinacci
SONG: "Libertango."
ALBUM: "Lovers, Tales and Dances."

5. ARTIST: Willie and Lobo
SONG: "Fandango Nights."
ALBUM: "Willie and Lobo."

6. ARTIST: Willie and Lobo
SONG: "Bahai De Banderas."
ALBUM: "Willie and Lobo."

7. ARTIST: La Palma
SONG: "Blond Beer In A Pink Bar."
ALBUM: "La Palma."

8. ARTIST: Yusef Lateef
SONG: "Nubian Lady."
ALBUM: "Every Village Has A Song."

9. ARTIST: Takuya Kuroda
SONG: "Rising Son."
ALBUM: "Rising Son." 2014
 ======================= 8 p.m.
10. ARTIST: Nina Simone
SONG: "Sinnerman."
ALBUM: "The Thomas Crown Affair."

11. ARTIST: Holly Cole
SONG: "On The Street Where You Live."
ALBUM: "Blame It On My Youth."

12. ARTIST: Ruthie Foster
SONG: "If I Had A Hammer."
ALBUM: " Let It Burn."

13. ARTIST: The Bad Plus (Joined by Wendy Lewis)
SONG: "Radio Cure."
ALBUM: "For All I Care."

14. ARTIST: Willie and Lobo
SONG: "Between the Waters."
ALBUM: "Between the Waters."

15. ARTIST: Willie and Lobo
SONG: "Vallarta Boogie."
ALBUM: "Between the Waters."

16. ARTIST: Bill Frisell
SONG: "Tales From The Far Side."
ALBUM: "Bill Frisell Quartet."

17. ARTIST: Waitiki
SONG: "China Fan."
ALBUM: "Charred Mammal Flesh; Exotic Music for BBQ."

18. ARTIST: Chick Corea & Bela Fleck
SONG: "Waltse for Abbey."
ALBUM: "The Enchantment."

19. ARTIST: Annie Chen
SONG: "Black Pisces."
ALBUM: "Black Pisces.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friends&Neighbors Wed 7 pm Mar 5

Mar 5, Anne Fuller hosting and sending you some old favorites

John McCutcheon        the Wind that Shakes the Barley    St Anne’s/Cricket on Hearth/
                                                                                            Kitchen Girl/Mississippi Sawyer

Bok, Mayo, Trickett        First 15 years, vol II            Aragon Mill
                                      First 15 years, vol I            Tree of Life
                                                                                 The Outside Track
                                    Turning Toward the Morning

Tom May            Blue Roads, Red Wine        Yukon Journey, 45 below

Esther Golton        stay warm                stay warm

John McCutcheon        World Turned Upside Down    What it’s Like
w Tom Chapin        Well May the World Go        Doing Our Job

Si Kahn            Courage                Playing the Old Songs

Della Mae            This World Oft Can Be        This World Oft Can Be

Tony Trischka        Solo Banjo Works            Early Scruggs Medley

Carolina Chocolate Drops    leaving eden                Run Mountain
                                    Leaving Eden
                                    Read ‘em John

Rodney Miller        Greasy Coat                Chorus Jig/Jive

Ken Waldman        D is for Dog Team            Blackberry Blossom/D is for Dog Team

Susan Grace            New Beginnings            Sweet Alaska

Si Kahn                                                      Mushing to Save Bristol Bay

Mike Campbell        Mars Outback            Iditarod

Jack Gladstone        Native Anthropology            Native Anthropology

Cahalen & Eli        With My Own Hands        Livin in America

Burl Sheldon            Busy Makin’ Money            Busy Makin’ Money
                                  Tidal Lore                The Roughage Queen

Susan Grace                                the Love we Carry within us

Tiller’s Folly            ghosts of the mighty fraser     Fraser & Thompson

Molasses Creek        something worth having        Waterman

Si Kahn            Courage                Custodian

Rick Thum            Front Porch Waltz            F&D Rag
                                                                      Ookpic Waltz
                                                                      Sandy Boys/Benton’s Dream
                                                                    Front Porch Waltz

Friends&Neighbors Wed 7 pm Feb 26, 2014

Mick Doherty        Skipping up the Stairs/St Anne’s
                             / R de Montreal                Old Time Hammered Dulcimer Favorites

Erick McDowell    Look out for the Coloring Sisters        Seasons Change
                                Tinaki Pal Al

Keith Murphy
Tony Barrand        The Frog in the Spring            On the Banks

Irene Muller        Catch Me if you Can            Victory

Hezekiah Good    Get that Fiddle Fired Up            Two Billion Acres of Salt

Cheryl Wheeler    Estate Sale                    Circles&Arrows
                              Don’t Wanna

Amy Andrews     Everything                    Amy Andrews

Esther Golton    Echo Point                    Stay Warm

Laurie Lewis         Ring of Fire                    One Evening in May

Johnny Cash        Folsom Prison Blues            The Sun Years
            I Walk the Line
            Rock Island Line
            First Time Ever I saw Your Face        American IV The Man Comes
            Girl from the North Country        The J C TV Show
            Jackson                    San Quentin legacy
            Flowers on the Wall               

Critton Hollow
String Band        The Ranger’s Command            Cowboys, Indians

Molasses Creek    Something Worth Having            Something Worth Having

on the Willamette    Nautical but Nice                Tasting the Salt Air

Crooked Still        Angeline the Baker                hop high

Ruth Moody        Travelin’ Shoes                The Garden

Old Buck        Soldier’s Farewell                Old Buck
                       Mike in the Wilderness

Steve Martin
Edie Brickell        Siamese Cat                    Love Has Come for You

Rani Arbo        I’ll Fly Away                    Some Bright Morning

Claire Lynch        Buttermilk Road/The Arbour        Dear Sister

Kevin Murphy
Tony Barrard        The Warrenty Deed                On the Banks of Coldbrook

Laurie Lewis        My True Love Loves Me       

Friends&Neighbors Wed 7 pm Feb 12, 2014

new from Alasdair and Natalie, Burning Bridget Cleary, Childsplay

Childsplay            As the Crow Flies            Slips and Falls

Jody Stecher            Going Up on the Mountain        The Golden Vanity
                                Our Town                Going to the West
                                                                Henry and the True Machine
                                Carter Family            Sow’em on the Mountain

Young Dubliners        red                    Bodhran
                                   real world                Evermore

Marian Call            Live in Europe            Vera Flew the Coop
                                                                   Free Bird
                             Sketchbook                   I hope my discipline improves
                                                                   in time

Jessica Campbell        The Anchor & the Sail        Be You

the Blush Roulettes        old mill sessions            Wind&Sand
                                    Tall Tall Grass
Ken Kolodner,         Walking Stones            Tam Lin
Laura Risk& Robin Bullock
Hatcheck Girl        Goodbye Butterfield            Grandma’s China

Jim & Jesse McReynolds     Radio Shows 1962             Sitting on Top of the World
                                    Snowflake Breakdown

Neptune’s Car        Strawberry Moon            Strawberry Moon

Zoe Muth            Heart Like a Wheel            Old Gold

Jack Dwyer &
Tim Connell                                Mando Planet

Alasdair Fraizer
Natalie Haas            Abundance                Abundance

Burning Bridget Cleary    Pressed for Time            I Know Who is Sick/On the Spot
                                                                                Oh My Little Darling/Fire on the Mountain
                                                                                Stor Mo Chroi/Eddie Kelleys

Friends&Neighbors Wed 7 pm Feb 5, 2014

Rhythm Rollers    Quindaro H/Domnion R    Grand Right&Left
Laurie Lewis &
Tom Rozum        Old Dan Tucker        Guest House
Tim O’Brien&
Darrell Scott        Time to Talk to Joseph    Memories and Moments
            Brother Wind           
Molasses Creek    something worth having    something worth having
            Joe Bell Flowers
            Tico Creeko
            The Galway Girl
Pete Seeger        Turn, Turn, Turn        P S’s Greatest Hits
            Abiyayo            P S Singalong
            My Get Up and Go
Old New England    Sheila’s H/David Hillstone’sH/
            MaryLou& Charlie        ONE iii
            Canote Men’s Bramble/
            Brick-Layers H       
John McCutcheon    Amelia            Fine Times at Our House
David Francey    Satellite            So Say We All
            Blue Yonder
Cahalen and Eli    Off the Chama         With My Own Hands
            Livin in America
Laura Zucker        If I Could            Life Wide Open
            notes & words        By the Refinery Lights
            California Ride
Tom Carleno        Child’s Play            Perfect Imperfection
Mary Schallert    Penatonic Waltz        Short Stories
Plaid Family        On the Carpenter’s Porch    The Flying Book
JPP            Kruunupyyn    Katrilli        Devil’s Polka
Claudia Schmidt    Stong Woman Has a
            Bad Day polka        New Whirled Order
Steve Martin        Daddy Played the Banjo    The Crow
Williams        Dixie Highway Sign        Back 40
the Rhythm Rats    Blackberry Blossom        I Believe I’ll go Back Home
Laurie Lewis        Singing Bird            true stories
 and Right Hands    Rank Stranger        the Golden West

Friends&Neighbors Wed 7 pm Mar 21 2014

Bonsoir Catin
Gallus Brothers
They'll be in Juneau in April

and Kathy Kallick's new cd

Colored Aristocracy by The New Lost City Ramblers on The Early Years, 1958-1962
Bill Morgan and His Gal (My Name is Morgan But It Ain't J.P. ) by The New Lost City Ramblers on The Early Years, 1958-1962
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (Pretty Little Miss)   by The New Lost City Ramblers on  The Early Years, 1958-1962
Come On Up to the House  by Sarah Jarosz on Country Kitchen
Man of Constant Sorrow  by David Grisman, Jerry Garcia & Tony Rice on The Pizza Tapes
Arthritis Blues  by Ramblin' Jack Elliott on  Stand Alone
Greasy Coat  by Grant Dermody on Crossing That River
Rickett's Hornpipe  by Carolina Chocolate Drops on Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind
Ol' Corn Likker  by Carolina Chocolate Drops on dona got a ramblin' mind
The Rustler's Girl  by Kathy Kallick on Cut to the Chase
Franco's Spain  by Kathy Kallick on Cut to the Chase
Same Ol' Song  by Kathy Kallick on Cut to the Chase
Radio  by Kathy Kallick on Matters of the Heart
You Took Me Away  by Kathy Kallick on Reason & Rhyme
Je Suis Pas Apres Chercher  by Bonsoir Catin on Vive L'Amour
Reuben's Train  by Bonsoir Catin on Vive L'Amour
Railroad Bill  by The Gallus Brothers on Get the Heebie Jeebies","Gallus Brothers
Gallus Stomp  by The Gallus Brothers on Suitcase Rag","Gallus Brothers
Mississippi Sawyer  by Molasses Creek on An Island out of Time
The Bear Who Stole the Chinook  by Jack Gladstone on Buckskin Poet Society
Pickin' the Berries  by Notorious on Elkins
Tobin's Favorite, Swallow Tail Jig, Off She Goes  by Bill Spence with Fennig's All Star String Band
Planxty Clint Eastwood  by No Strings Attached on In the Vinyl Tradition vol II"
I'll Still Be a Geek After Nobody Knows It's Chic (The Nerd Anthem)  by Marian Call on Live in Europe
I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again  by The Giddens Sisters on I Know I've Been Changed
Do You Remember  by The Giddens Sisters on I Know I've Been Changed

Saturday, March 8, 2014


1. ARTIST: Shu Mei
SONG: "Little White Bird."
ALBUM: "Jazz Canvas." 2010

2. ARTIST: Shu Mei
SONG: "Ma Ma Hao."
ALBUM: "Jazz Canvas." 2010

3. ARTIST: Christian Scott
SONG: "Like That."
ALBUM: "Anthem." 2007.

4. ARTIST; "New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center Jazz Orchestra
SONG: "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most."
ALBUM: "Mood Indigo."

5. ARTIST: Ellis Marsalis."
SONG: "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most."
ALBUM: "Heart of Gold."

6. ARTIST: Vitaly Golovnev
SONG: "To Whom It May Concern."
ALBUM: "To Whom It May Concern."

7. ARTIST: Vitaly Golovnev
SONG: "Never."
ALBUM: "To Whom It May Concern."

8. ARTIST: Thelonius Monk & John Coltrane
SONG: "Sweet & Lovely."
ALBUM: "Thelonius Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall." 1957
====================== 8 P.M.
9. ARTIST: Grace Kelly
SONG: "Ballad for Very Sad and Very Tired Lotus Eaters."
ALBUM: "Man With The Hat."

10. ARTIST: Main Street
SONG: "Babyback Ribs."
ALBUM: "Babyback Ribs." 2008

11. ARTIST: Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau
SONG: "Toward The Light."
ALBUM: "Quartet." 2007

13. ARTIST: Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau
SONG: "A Night Away."
ALBUM: "Quartet." 2007

14. ARTIST: Milton Nascimento
SONG: "Ol' Man River."
ALBUM: "Nascimento." 1997.

15. ARTIST; Chris Botti
"I've Grown Accustomed to her Face."
ALBUM: "Italia."

13. ARTIST: Michel Petrucciani
SONG: "Days of Wine and Roses."
ALBUM; "Michel Petrucciani."2004

14. ARTIST: "Traffic."
SONG: "Low Spark of High-heeled Boys."
ALBUM: "The low spark of high heeled boys."


Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Little Bit of Broadway

Yellow Submarine

Fifty years ago this month the Beatles arrived on American shores, and music, culture and hair have never been the same since.  This afternoon, we are listening to the soundtrack from the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine, starring the Fab Four saving Pepperland from the Blue Meanies, who were draining all the color from that undersea paradise.

I just wish the soundtrack had more of the vocal music from the film!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Jazz World

1. ARTIST: Dainius Pulauskas
SONG: "Waltz."
ALBUM: "1999."

2. ARTIST: Dainius Pulauskas
SONG: "Stream."
ALBUM: "1999."

3. ARTIST: Mess
SONG: "a nice ride."
ALBUM: "st. amblendfoil."

4. ARTIST: Mess
SONG: "moss."
ALBUM; "st. amblendfoil."

5. ARTIST: Nino Katamadae & Insight
SONG: "I Will Come As A Snow."
ALBUM: "Moscow Jazz Collection." 2007

6. ARTIST: Grace Kelly
SONG: "It Might As Well Be Spring."
ALBUM: "Mood Changes."

7. ARTIST: Grace Kelly
SONG: "Ain't No Sunshine."
ALBUM: "Mood Changes."

8. ARTIST: Grace Kelly
SONG: "Here, There, Everywhere."
ALBUM: "Mood Changes.
============================ 8 P.M.
9. ARTIST: Ahmad Jamal
SONG: "Saturday Mornings."
ALBUM: "Saturday Mornings." 2013

10. ARTIST: Ahmad Jamal
SONG: "The Line."
ALBUM: Saturday Morning."

11. ARTIST: Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wodd
SONG: "Tequila & Chocolate."
ALBUM: "Never Stop."

12. ARTIST; The Bad Plus
SONG: "Snowball."
ALBUM: "Never Stop."

13. ARTIST: The Bad Plus
SONG: "2 P.M."
ALBUM: "Never Stop."

14. ARTIST: Mulgrew Miller
SONG: "The Sage."
ALBUM: "Chapter 1 & 2."

15. ARTIST: Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez & Philly Joe Jones
SONG: "Green Dolphin Street."
ALBUM: "California Here I Come."

16. ARTIST: Ginger Baker Trio
SONG: "The Day The Sun Comes Out."
ALBUM: "Falling Off The Roof."

The End.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Little Bit of Broadway

The Little Mermaid

This afternoon’s opera was the story of Rusalka, a water-nymph who has fallen in love with the young prince who often visits the lake where she resides. Wishing to transform herself into a human, she visits the witch Jezibaba, from whom she learns that a potion will accomplish the task, but at a dreadful price. Not only will Rusalka lose her voice, but should the prince betray her, they will be forever damned.

I’m happy to say the Broadway version turns out a lot happier than Dvorak’s. In Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the mermaid Arial falls in love with a handsome prince. In order to transform herself into a human, she visits Ursula, where she all takes a trade where she will lose her voice but if she doesn’t win the prince, she’ll lose her soul.

We are listening to the Broadway stage version this afternoon.

Music Alan Menken
Lyrics Glenn Slater and Howard Ashman
Book Doug Wright
Basis The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and Disney's 1989 animated film of the same name

Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Little Bit of Broadway

Shrek the Musical

We are listening to a fairytale this afternoon – well, maybe we ought to call it an orgetale! This afternoon we are listening to Shrek the Musical, the 2008 Broadway musical based on the 2001 animated film. All Shrek wants is his swamp back, with no blue birds, puppets, fairy godmothers, blind mice, etc…. He goes to confront the Lord who is banishing all the fairytale creatures into his swamp, and is promised relief, if he only does one little favor…..

We are listening to the original cast recording his afternoon..

Music Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics and Book David Lindsay-Abaire
Basis 2001 DreamWorks film and 1991 book by William Steig
Shrek Brian d'Arcy James
Princess Fiona Sutton Foster
Donkey Daniel Breaker
Lord Farquaad Christopher Sieber

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Little Bit of Broadway

Motown the Musical

Today is the announcement of the winners of the 2014 Grammy Awards, and there are three cast recordings nominated for Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Motown the Musical. Kinky Boots has won, but I prefer Motown. Part of that is my age - I grew up in the heyday of Motown and remember all these acts so well. But, since I like Motown, that’s what I have chosen to play this afternoon. My only complaint is that it isn't long enough! Hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane!

We'll finish out the time with a little more Motown!
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours
Marvin Gaye - Got to Give it Up
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Tears of a Clown
Temptations - Ball of Confusion
Jackson 5 - I want you back
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Neither One of Us
Edwin Starr - War
Jackson 5 - The Love you save

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Little Bit of Broadway


1/12/2014 - Act 1
1/19/2014 - Act 2

One of the most popular Broadway shows is Andrew Llyod Webber's Cats, his musical setting of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. How popular is it? Cats is the second longest-running show in Broadway history (Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera is #1), and the fourth longest-running West End musical. It tells the story of the Jellicle Cats, and which cat gets to be reborn to a new life.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Night Stormy Weather with Katie B. 1-1-14

Happy New Year Friends!
Here are some tunes that caught my ear over the past year.

Most of this playlist are 2013 Releases

Son Volt
Honky Tonk

Harrison B.
Carry You
Down at Brown's

Booker T.
Sound the Alarm

John Hughes
Single Cover

Oscar Isaac
Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)
Sound Track
Inside Llweyn Davis

Daniel Kirkwood
White Wolves
Kill Olympia

Mason Jennings
Fighter Girl

Wild Child
Crazy Bird

Tim Easton
Little Doggie
Not Cool

The Wool Pullers
The Theater is Now Closed

George Kuhar
Bring, Bring, Bring

Irene Muller
Feel Fine

Graham Parsons
We'll  Sweep out the ashes in the Morning

Marian Call
Alaskan Girl
Something Fierce


John Elliott
All These Good Goodbyes
Good Goodbyes

Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City

We'll be Here soon
Live at St. Pancras Church

Mark Stuart and the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
Highway Bound
New Old Story

Robben Ford
Birds Nest Bound
Bringing it Back Home

The Rolling Stones
You Got the Silver
Live in Hyde Park

Son Volt
Shine On
Honky Tonk

BB King
Auld Ang Sygne
Christmas Collection
20th Century Masters

Cris Williamson
The Changer and the Changed
Rel. 2004