Monthly Archives: September 2008

All That Jazz [Playlist – 9/30/08]

Guest Announcer: David Lee, sitting in for Ann Porotti.

The show this morning will have some vocals – but they will all be guys. Just to be different. But just in case anyone senses an imbalance here, there will be two selections from a new cd, Sherrie Maricle’s Diva Jazz Orchestra! :)

Set 1

  1. “El Prince”Paul DesmondTake Ten: 1989
  2. “Koto Song”Dave Brubeck QuartetJazz Impressions of Japan: 1964
  3. “I Held My Head in Shame”Gene Harris & The Three Sounds – Live at the Lighthouse: 1967
  4. “Seduced”Jim Sheerer and Charlie WoodMemphis Hang: 2008
  5. “America”Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz Orchestra – Live at Dizzy’s: 2008
  6. “Dancing in the Dark”Cannonball AdderlySomethin’ Else: 1958
  7. Set 2

  8. “Odd Blues “Barbara DennerleinOuthipped: 2000
  9. “Felicidade”Ramsey Lewis TrioThe In Crowd: 1965
  10. “What’d I say?”Herbie MannPush Push: 1970
  11. “Miller Time”Jim RotondiDestination Up: 2001
  12. “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy”Ray Brown, Jr. – Friends and Family: 2008
  13. Set 3

  14. “Top Forty “Mose Allison – Allison Wonderland Disc 2
  15. “Life is so Peculiar”Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5 Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5 : 1939
  16. “Black Orpheus”Greg Howard – Shapes: 1994
  17. “I Love being here with you”Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz Orchestra – Live at Dizzy’s: 2008
  18. “Milano” S.M.V. Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor WootenThunder: 2008
  19. “The Cat Walk”Gerry Mulligan & Ben WebsterGerry Mulligan meets Ben Webster: 1959
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Jazzmania – [Playlist – 9/28/08]

Jazzmania runs from 10-noon every Sunday on WTJU.

  1. “After the Rain”John Coltrane – Classic Quartet Impulse Recordings
  2. “Come Rain or Come Shine” Claudio Roditi – Impressions
  3. “The Greatest Place on Earth”Frank Vignola Quintet – Kong Man→→→
  4. “Tea For Two”Art Tatum – Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine
  5. “Charleston”Willie “The Lion” Smith & Don Ewell – Stride Piano Duets
  6. “Teef”Shelly Manne -The Navy Swings!
  7. “I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry”Wynton Marsalis – Standards & Ballads
  8. “Tudo Bem”Gary Morgan & PanAmericana – Felicidade
  9. “Yambeque”Willy Torres – Lo Que Traigo Yo
  10. “She Got to You”Esperanza Spalding – Esperanza
  11. “Sweet Potato Pie & Kool-Aid”Cyrus Chestnut Trio – Nut
  12. “The Coaster”John Patton – Soul Connection
  13. “Gano”Oliver Lake Organ Trio – Makin’ It
  14. “Midnight Mambo”Sonny Clark – Leapin’ and Lopin’
  15. “Fitnah”Ahmad Jamal – It’s Magic
  16. “Caravan”Harry Connick, Jr. – 25
  17. “Katrina”Dr. Michael White – Blue Crescent
  18. Senor Blues” – Horace Silver – Live at Newport ’58

In the Spirit [Playlist – 9/28/08]

  1. “Go Down Moses”Edna Thomas – Religious Music Volume 2
  2. “Precious Lord”Two Gospel Keys – Country Gospel
  3. “You Got To Move”Two Gospel Keys – Country Gospel
  4. “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”New Orleans University Glee Club – Black Vocal Groups Volume 7
  5. “King Of Kings”Pilgrim Jubilee Singers – Black Vocal Groups Volume 7
  6. “I Am Thinking Of A City”Ravizee Singers – Black Vocal Groups Volume 7
  7. “Light In The Valley”Reed & Dungans – Black Vocal Groups Volume 7
  8. “The Bible Is Right”Silvertone Jubilee Quartette – Columbia S. C. Gospel
  9. “May Be The Last Time”Eagle Jubilee Four – Columbia S. C. Gospel
  10. “Walking Down The Lonesome Road”Seven Stars Quartette – Columbia S. C. Gospel
  11. “What A Time”Golden Gate Jubilee Quarter – Golden Gate Quartet Volume 3
  12. “He Said He Could Calm The Ocean”Golden Gate Jubilee Quarter – Golden Gate Quartet Volume 3
  13. “Hide Me In Thy Bosom”Golden Gate Jubilee Quarter – Golden Gate Quartet Volume 3
  14. “That’s All”Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Good News Volume 3
  15. “What Could I Do”Mahalia Jackson – Good News Volume 3
  16. “The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow”Sister Ernestine Washington – Good News Volume 3
  17. “Every Day Will Be Sunday”Dorothy Lee Coates – Good News Volume 3
  18. “I’m Sealed”Dorothy Lee Coates – Good News Volume 3

Professor Bebop [Playlist – 9/26/08]

Professor Bebop – Great Live Performances

  1. “Think” {Pauling}James Brown – Live at The Apollo, v 2 [King: 1968]
  2. “I Wanna Be Around” {Mercer-Vimmerstadt}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  3. “That’s Life” {Duke-Harburg}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V2 [King: 1968]
  4. “Kansas City” {Leiber-Stoller}James Brown – Live at The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  5. “Let Yourself Go” {Brown-Hobgood}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  6. There Was A Time” {Brown-Hobgood}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  7. “I Feel All Right” {Brown-Hobgood}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  8. “Cold Sweat” {Brown-Ellis}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  9. “It May Be The Last Time” {Brown}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  10. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” {Brown}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  11. “Prisoner Of Love” {Columbo-Gaskill-Robin}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  12. “Out Of Sight” {Wright}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V2 [King: 1968]
  13. “Try Me” {Brown}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  14. “Bring It Up (Hipster’s Avenue)” {Brown-Jones}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  15. “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” {Brown-Newsome}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  16. “Lost Someone (Medley)” {Brown-Byrd-Stallworth}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  17. “Please, Please, Please” {Brown-Terry}James Brown – Live At The Apollo, V 2 [King: 1968]
  18. “Born Under A Bad Sign” {Jones-Bell}Cafe R&B – Very Live [It Works Music: 2005]
  19. “Black Cat Blues” {McCoy}Cafe R&B – Very Live [It Works Music: 2005]
  20. “Smile At Me” {Burnett}Cafe R&B – Very Live [It Works Music: 2005]
  21. “Snatch It Back And Hold It” {Wells-Guy}Cafe R&B – Very Live [It Works Music: 2005]

Pulsifier’s Picks September 26, 2008

What makes a jazz cd fresh, or new, or different in its genre? This question frequently is asked on the first Monday morning of the Month on WTJU (at 91.1 FM) as Nick Page and Gerald Watts play brand new releases, randomly selected. They don’t discuss it much on the air, since the reason for the show is to play music; nor do I want to launch into a discourse here. But here are three cd’s that have been released in the past few weeks that I believe start to answer the question, “What makes a jazz cd fresh and new in its genre?” Come to Pulsifier’s Blog for more, and for track samples of Pulsifier’s Picks.

-David Lee

WTJU Jazz Sub


Induced to Judder [Playlist – 9/25/08]

Earl Palmer

  1. “The Beep”The Iguanas – If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times [Yep Rock: 2008]
  2. “I Love Being Here With You”Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra – Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center [2008]
  3. “Pass It On”Dave Holland Sextet – Pass It On [Emarcy: 2008]
  4. “Fixin’ To Die”Phil Guy – Say What You Mean [JSP]
    recently deceased brother of Buddy Guy
  5. “She’s Out There Somewhere”Buddy Guy – Stone Crazy [Alligator]
    2nd guitar: Phil Guy
  6. “Bye Bye Baby”Nappy Brown – Night Time Is the Right Time [Savoy: 1955]
    deceased September 24, 2008 at age 78.
  7. “Who?”Nappy Brown – Tore Up [Alligator: 1984]
  8. “Buy Me An Airplane”Nappy Brown – Who’s Been Foolin’ You [New Moon: 1997]
  9. “Keep On Pleasin’ You” {Napolean Culp}Nappy Brown – Long Time Coming [Blind Pig: 2007]
  10. “Constipation Blues”Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins [Rhino: 1990]
  11. “I Hear You Knockin'”Smiley Lewis – The Cosimo Matassa Story [Proper: 2007]
    Earl Palmer on drums, born Oct 25, 1924 – died Sep 19, 2008 in New Orleans.
  12. “Rockin’ at Cosmo’s”Lee Allen – The Cosimo Matassa Story [Proper: 2007]
  13. “In the Night”Professor Longhair – Anthology [Rhino]
  14. “Messy Bessy”Dave Bartholomew – In The Alley [Charly: 1991]
  15. “The Fat Man”Fats Domino – They Call Me The Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings [EMI: 1991]
  16. “Shake It Lucy Baby”Johnny Otis – The Greatest Johnny Otis Show [Ace: 1998]
  17. “Chee Koo Baby”Lloyd Price – Lawdy! [Specialty: 1991]
  18. “Heeby Jeebies”Larry Williams – Bad Boy [Specialty: 1992]
  19. “The Ending Credit”Jack Nitzsche – The Hot Spot (soundtrack)
  20. “I’m On My Way”Henry Cain – The Funky Organ-ization of Henry Cain [Capitol: 1968]
  21. “Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard”Tom Waits – Blue Valentine [Asylum: 1978]
  22. “Mid City Bop” {Allen Toussaint}Crescent City Gold – The Ultimate Session [BMG: 1994]
  23. “Chickee le Pas” {Mac Rebenneck}Dr. John – N’Awlins: Dis Dat or d’Udda [Blue Note: 2004]

Folk and Beyond [Playlist – 9/25/08]

FOLK & BEYOND

  1. “I’ll Tell You Why That Is” {Dan Hicks & Gregory Leroy Dewey}Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Beatin’ The Heat [Surfdog: 2000]
  2. “A Day In The Life” {Lennon & McCartney}Neil Young – Live @ Farm Aid [none: 2008-09-20]
  3. “Harvey Haddix” {Steve Wynn}The Baseball Project – The Baseball Project, Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails [Yep Roc: 2008]
  4. “Broken Man” {Scott McCaughey}The Baseball Project – The Baseball Project, Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails [Yep Roc: 2008]
  5. “First Days Of Fall” {Tim O’Brien}Tim O’Brien – When No One’s Around [Sugar Hill: 1997]
  6. “Stealin’ Watermelons” {Elvin Bishop}Elvin Bishop – Live @ The Mann Center, Philladelpia, PA [none: 2008-08-14]
  7. “Knuckleball Catcher” {Gillian Welch & David Rawlings}Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Live @ Newport Folk Festival [none: 2008-08-03]
  8. “A Few Words In Defense Of Our Country” {Randy Newman}Randy Newman – Harps & Angels [Nonesuch: 2008]

ZYDECAJUN CONSPIRACY

  1. “USS Zydecoldsmobile” {Sonny Landreth}Sonny Landreth – Levee Town [Sugar Hill: 2000]
  2. “Zydeco Hog” {Nathan Williams}Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas – I’m A Zydeco Hog [Rounder: 1997]
  3. “Cheatin’ on the Man You’re Cheatin’ With” {Collins / Pearce}C. J. Chenier – The Big Squeeze [Alligator: 1996]
  4. “How Come My Dog Don’t Bark (When You Come Around” {Prince Partridge}Dr. John – Goin’ Back To New Orleans [Warner Brothers: 1992]
  5. “You Can Eat My Possiere” {Rosie Ledet}Rosie Ledet – I’m A Woman [Maison de Soul: 1999]
  6. “Cookie Boy” {Mel Melton}Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos – Mojo Dream [Nightfly Music: 1999]
  7. “Put It In The Pocket” {Staney Dural, Jr. / Ted Fox}Buckwheat Zydeco – Trouble [Tomorrow Recordings: 1999]
  8. “Get Up On That Zydeco” {Brian Terry / Patrick Terry}Lil’ Brian & The Zydeco Travelers – Funky Nation [Tomorrow Recordings: 2000]
  9. “I Heard You Twice The First Time” {Staney Dural, Jr. / Ted Fox}Buckwheat Zydeco – Trouble [Tomorrow Recordings: 1999]
  10. “Thigh Drivin'” {Brian Terry / Patrick Terry}Lil’ Brian & The Zydeco Travelers – Funky Nation [Tomorrow Recordings: 2000]
  11. “Check It Out, Lock It In” {Scott Billington / Andrus Espre}Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers – Check It Out, Lock It In, Crank It Up [Rounder: 1998]

Jazz Songline [Playlist – 9/25/08]

Guest Host: David Lee, sitting in for Tom Klippstein
The featured artists for this show are bassist Ray Brown and piano man Monty Alexander.
They frequently joined talents in groups, and during this show they’re heard both together and separately.

Set 1 – 09:00

  1. “Just a Little Bit”Monty AlexanderSteamin’: 1995
  2. “Mine and Yours (Jamie Fox)”Jamie FoxWhen I Get Home: 2006
  3. “There is no Greater Love”Ernestine AndersonLive at the 1990 Concord Jazz Festival: 1990
  4. “You’d be so nice to come home to”Hank Jones Great Jazz TrioSomeday My Prince Will Come: 2002
  5. “When You Go (R.Brown)”Monty AlexanderSteamin’: 1995
  6. Set 2 –  09:30

  7. “Who’s Got Rhythm”Gerry Mulligan & Ben WebsterGerry Mulligan meets Ben Webster: 1959
  8. “The lady is a Tramp”Gerry Mulligan SextetPresenting the Gerry Mulligan Sextet: 1955
  9. “No Greater Love”Ray BrownSeven Steps to Heavn: 1995
  10. “Seventh Son”Mose AllisonMose Alive!: 1965
  11. “We Blue it”Ramsey Lewis TrioDown to Earth: 1958
  12. Set 3 – 10:00

  13. “All this Love vocal”Ramsey Lewis & Nancy WilsonSimple Pleasures: 2003
  14. “Hip Bone”Johnny AGet Inside: 2004
  15. “Eclipse (Mike DeMicco)”The Brubeck Brothers QrtClassified: 2008
  16. “Make Me Feel This Way”Sara Gazarek – Return to You: 2007
  17. “Shut Up and Go to Sleep (Gil)”Joe GilBreath Deep and Enter Carefully: 2008
  18. Set 4 – 10:30

  19. “Two RB’s”Ray BrownSeven Steps to Heavn: 1995
  20. “Compassion (Milt Jackson)”Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell MaloneRay Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone: 1997
  21. “Heads”John D’earthOne Bright Glance: 1989
  22. “The Wind Cries Mary”Johnny AGet Inside: 2004
  23. “Peel me a grape”Diana KrallLove Scenes: 1997
  24. Set 5 – 11:00

  25. “Come Together (Lennon-McCartney)”Lynne Arriale TrioCome Together: 2004
  26. “Red is the Rose (trad)”Lynne Arriale TrioCome Together: 2004
  27. “Roll ’em Pete”Mr. BMy Sunday Best: 2007
  28. “Nahsty Blues”Clark TerryColor Changes: 1960
  29. “The People that you never get to love”Susannah McCorkle – Most Requested Songs: 2001
  30. Set 6 – 11:30

  31. “NE-Afterglow”Milt Jackson QuartetSoul Route: 1983
  32. “At play in the fields of the lord”Billy Bang QuartetBig Bang Theory: 2000
  33. “I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter”Jay McShann – Some Blues: 1990
  34. “Back to the Start “Sara ArthurTalk of the Town: 2008

-David Lee


Rhythm & Romance [Playlist – 9/23/08]

  1. “You Made Me Love You”Helen O’Connell
  2. “When Summer Is Gone”Skinnay Ennis: 1956
  3. “When the Sun Comes Out”Helen O’Connell
  4. “In the Hush of the Night”Bob Eberly/Helen O’Connell
  5. “Midnight Sun”CalTjader
  6. “All My Life”the King Sisters
  7. “Why Can’t You Behave?”Frank Sinatra: 1948
  8. “If I Were a Bell”Blossom Dearie
  9. “In Love for the Very First Time”Johnny Mathis: 1966
  10. “They Say It’s Wonderful”Ray Ellis Orchestra
  11. “That Old Feeling”the King Sisters
  12. “I Had the Craziest Dream”the Four Freshmen: 1959
  13. “Early Autumn”the King Sisters
  14. “Somebody Loves Me”the Four Freshmen: 1955
  15. “Cherry”Cal Tjader
  16. “Teach Me Tonight”Blossom Dearie
  17. “It Only Happens When I Dance With You”Frank Sinatra: 1948
  18. “I guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan”Julie London
  19. “Don’t Blame Me”Johnny Mathis: 1959
  20. “You Go To My Head”Peggy Lee
  21. “You Go To My Head”Peggy Lee
  22. “Our Love Is Here To Stay”Johnny Mathis
  23. “Our Love Is Here To Stay”Blossom Dearie
  24. “Nature Boy”Frank Sinatra

In the Spirit [Playlist – 9/21/08]

  1. “When The Saints Come Marching In”Four Harmony Kings – Pace Jubilee Singers Volume 1
  2. “Let us cheer the weary traveler”Kentucky Jubilee Four – Vocal Quartets Volume 4
  3. “Fountain Of Blood”Kings Of Harmony Quartet – Vocal Quartets Volume 4
  4. “God Got His Eyes On You”Megginson Female Quartette – Vocal Quartets Volume 4
  5. “I Hear The Voice”Mound City Jubilee Quartette – Vocal Quartets Volume 4
  6. “Lead Me To The Rock”Mound City Jubilee Quartette – Vocal Quartets Volume 4
  7. “Them Bones”Mitchell’s Christian Singers – Mitchell’s Christian Singers Volume 1
  8. “What Are They Doing In Heaven”Mitchell’s Christian Singers – Mitchell’s Christian Singers Volume 1
  9. “Hear I Am”Mitchell’s Christian Singers – Mitchell’s Christian Singers Volume 1
  10. “Yes We Shall All Meet In Heaven”Coleman Brothers – Coleman Brothers
  11. “Seek”Coleman Brothers – Coleman Brothers
  12. “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”Coleman Brothers – Coleman Brothers
  13. “Come On, Don’t You Want To Go”I.C. Glee Quartet – Black Vocal Groups Volume 6
  14. “Michael, Hand Me Down My Robe”Imperial Quintet – Black Vocal Groups Volume 6
  15. “Have You Got Good Religion”Heavenly Gospel Singers – Heavenly Gospel Singers Volume 1
  16. “Mean Old World”Heavenly Gospel Singers – Heavenly Gospel Singers Volume 1
  17. “He Took My Sins Away”Birmingham Jubilee Singers – Birmingham Jubilee Singers Volume 1
  18. “Crying To The Lord”Birmingham Jubilee Singers – Birmingham Jubilee Singers Volume 1

Terry Carpenter