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Induced to Judder Playlist [9/6/2012]

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  1. “For the Love of Money” – The O’Jays – Ship Ahoy [SBME: 2003]
  2. “Money (That’s What I Want)” – Barret Strong – Collection [Universal UK: 2004]
  3. “Love, Life and Money” – The Wandering – Go On, Now, You Can’t Stay Here [South: 2012]
  4. “I’ve Got Money on My Mind” – Andre Williams – Hoods and Shades [Bloodshot: 2012]
  5. “Pay Me My Money Down” – Todd Clouser’s Love Electric – 20th Century Folk Selections [Royal Potato: 2012]
  6. “Money” – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals [Hollywood: 2010]
  7. “Money” – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way [Daptone: 2010]
  8. “It’s Money that I Love” – Randy Newman – Live in London [Nonesuch: 2011]
  9. “Cherryco” – John Coltrane and Don Cherry – The Avant Garde [Atlantic: 1990]
  10. “Somedays” – Neneh Cherry – Homebrew [EMI: 1992]
  11. “Cross Roads” – Ravi Coltrane – Spirit Fiction [Blue Note: 2012]
  12. “Before the Beginning” – Trixie Whitley – Just Tell Me That You Want Me-A Tribute to Fleetowood Mac [Hear: 2012]
  13. “Spoonful” – Chris Whitley – Perfect Day [Valley: 2000]
  14. “Anywhere I Lay My Head” – Tom Waits – Rain Dogs [Island: 1990]
  15. “I’ll Be Home Tomorrow” – Hope Waits – Introducing Hope Waits [Itunes: 2011]
  16. “It’s All Over Now” – Dirty Dozen Brass Band feat/ Dr. John – Voodoo [SBME: 2003]
  17. “Blackbirds” – Erin McKeown w. Bonerama – Dear New Orleans [ATC: 2011]
  18. “Mr. Go” – Bonerama – Dear New Orleans [ATC: 2011]
  19. “Krewe Kut” – New Orleans Nightcrawler – Slither Slice [Threadhead: 2009]
  20. “Down to the Delta” – Bruce Cockburn – Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu [Rykodisc: 1990]
  21. “A Change is Gonna Come” – Allison Moorer – Dear New Orleans [ATC: 2011]
  22. “Every Day I Have the Blues” – Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer [Smithsonian: 2005]
  23. “Crescent City” – Lucinda Williams – 10-04-2007 Town Hall NY [Self: 2007]

Pulse August 30, 2012 Playlist (Special New Orleans Brass Bands Edition)

  1. “No Place Like Home”Soul Rebels – No Place Like Home [Independent: 2010]
  2. “Someone Stole Gabriel’s Horn”Phil Alvin w/Dirty Dozen Brass Band – UnSung Stories [Rhino: 2008]
  3. “Where Y’At Medley: Jesus on the Mainline/I’m Walkin’/The Saints”Sixth Ward All Star Brass Band Revue – Sing Me Back Home [Sony: 2006]
  4. “I’ll Fly Away”New Birth Brass Band – New Orleans Second Line! [Mardi Gras Records: 2006]
  5. “I Ate Up the Apple Tree”New Birth Brass Band – New Orleans Second Line! [Mardi Grad Records: 2006]
  6. “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”Treme Brass Band – Gimme My Money Back [Arhoolie: 1995]
  7. “From the Corner to the Block”Galactic feat. Juvenile & Soul Rebels Brass Band – Anti Digital Sampler [Anti: 2008]
  8. “Ruler of My Heart”Norah Jones & Dirty Dozen Brass Band – …Featuring Norah Jones [Blue Note: 2010]
  9. “Body”Thao Nguyen and Bonerama – Dear New Orleans [ATC: 2010]
  10. “When the Levee Breaks”Nicole Atkins and Bonerama – Dear New Orleans [ATC: 2010]
  11. “Carnival Time”My Morning Jacket & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Dear New Orleans [ATC: 2010]
  12. “Oop Pop a Dah”Dirty Dozen Brass Band w. Dizzy Gillespie – Voodoo [SBME: 1989]
  13. “Moose the Mooch”Dirty Dozen Brass Band w. Branford Marsalis – Voodoo [SBME: 1989]
  14. “Blue Monk/Stormy Monday”Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Dirty Dozen Brass Band Live” Mardi Gras in Montreaux [Rounder: 1990]
  15. “Do Whatcha Wanna Part 3”Do Whatcha Wanna – Rebirth Brass Band [Mardi Gras Records: 1995]
  16. “New Second Line”Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band – New Orleans Brass Bands [Rounder: 1988]
  17. “Madri Gras in New Orleans”Tuba Fats Chosen Few Brass Band – Street Music [Jazz Crusade: 1986]
  18. “Slither Slice”New Orleans Nightcrawlers – Slither Slice [Threadhead: 2009]
  19. “Bin Laden”Stooges Brass Band – It’s About Time [Gruve: 2003]

The Jazz Messenger Playlist 4/27/2012


  1. “Shakespeare City” {Happy 448th birthday, Bill}Moondog & the London Saxophonic – Sax Pax for a Sax [Atlantic: 1994]
  2. “Full Fathom Five (Thy Father Lies)”The Young Scamels – Tempest [File 13: 2010]
  3. “I Am Gone Sir”Hem – Twelfth Night [Netwerk: 2008]
  4. “All the World’s a Stage”Jeanette Lindstrom Quintet – Another Country [Caprice: 1995]
  5. “Willow, Willow”Elisabeth Karsten – Shakespeare’s Music of Love [Lyra: 2001]
  6. “Sonnet in Search of a Moor”Duke Ellington – Such Sweet Thunder [Columbia: 1957]
  7. “Othello monologue”Paul Robeson – Live at Carnegie Hall [Vanguard: 1990]
  8. “Welcome to the Jungle”Etta James – The Dreamer [Verve: 2011]
  9. “Billie Jean”Anderson and Roe – When Worlds Collide [Steinway and Sons: 2010]
  10. “The Great Valerio”Barb Jungr – No Regrets [ABC Jazz: 2007]
  11. “Radio Cure”The Bad Plus w/Wendy Lewis – For All I Care [Heads Up: 2009]
  12. “Back Country Suite (aka Young Man Blues)”Mose Allison – Back Country Suite for Piano, Bass and Drums [Prestige: 1957]
  13. “Reign o’er Me”Bettye LaVette – Inerpretations: The British Songbook [Anti: 2010]
  14. “Family Affair”Steve Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra featuring Anthony – MTO Plays Sly [Royal Potato Family: 2011]
  15. “Miss You”Michael Wolf – Love and Destruction [Wrong: 2011]
  16. “Miss You”The Rolling Stones – Some Girls [Atlantic: 1978]
  17. “Jabberwocky”Branford Marsalis Quartet – Metamorphosen [Marsalis Music: 2009]

Induced to Judder [3/22/12]

  1. “It Might As Well be Spring”Charles Mingus – His Final Work [Who’s Who in Jazz: 2000]
  2. “Don Knotts”Trio M – The Guest House [Enja: 2011]
  3. “Gingerbread Boy”The Miles Davis Quintet – Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series [Sony Legacy: 2011]
  4. “Soul Talk”Terri Lyne Carrington featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater – The Mosaic Project [Concord: 2011]
  5. “Jazz Hands”Thea Gilmore – Murphy’s Heart [101 Distribution: 2011]
  6. “Macaca Please”Vijay Iver – Tragicomic [Sunnyside: 2008]
  7. “Little Wing”The World Saxaphone Quartert – Experience [Justin Time Records: 2001]
  8. “Free Son”Yesterdays New Quintet – Jewelz [Emusic: 2007]
  9. “Flower”Gilad Hekselman – Hearts Wide Open [Le Chant De Mode: 2011]
  10. “Changes (Live at Fillmore West)”King Curtis – King Curtis Live at Filmore West [Koch: 1998]
  11. “A Change is Gonna Come”Allison Moorer – Dear New Orleans [ATC Benefits: 2010]
  12. “Blue”Joni Mitchell – Blue [Reprise: 1967]
  13. “Afro Blue”Robert Glasper Experiment (featuring Erikah Badu – Black Radio [Blue Note: 2012]
  14. “Blue Motel Room”Joni Mitchell – Hejira [Asylum: 1976]
  15. “A Case of You”Prince – A Tribute to Joni Mitchell [Nonesuch: 2007]
  16. “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”Raphael Saddiq – Chimes of Freedom [Amnesty: 2012]
  17. “Dead End”Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Weather [Naive: 2011]
  18. “Trout”Nineh Cherry/Michael Stipe – Homebrew [Circa: 1992]
  19. “I Wish I Was in New Orleans”Scarlett Johansson – Live Session EP [iTunes Exclusive: 2008]
  20. “Every Day I Have the Blues”Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans Street Singer [Smithsonian: 2005]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 8/12/11]

  • “Bird’s Lament (in memory of Charlie Parker)” – Moondog (aka Louis Hardin) and the London Saxophonic – Sax Pax for a Sax [Atlantic: 1994]
  • “Yardbird Suite” – Charlie Parker Septet – Yardbird Suite (collection) [Rhino: 1997]
  • “Strode Rode” – Sonny Rollins – Saxaphone Colossus [Fantasy: 1987]
  • “Schott Happens” – Branford Marsalis – The Dark Keys [Columbia: 1996]
  • “Step Right Up” – Tom Waits – Small Change [Elecktra/Asylumn: 1976]
  • “My Baby” – Ken Nordine – The Best of Word Jazz, Vol.1 [Rhino: 1990]
  • “My Baby Just Cares for Me” – Chuck Wayne/Tony Bennet – Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar [Columbia Legacy: 2005]
  • “Baby Talk” – Mary Foster Conkln – Crazy Eyes [Mock Turtle Music: 1997]
  • “How Can I Be Sure” – Mary Foster Conklin – Crazy Eyes [Mock Turtle Music: 1997]
  • “Just Like a Woman” – Janet Planet – Janet Planet Sings the Bob Dylan Songbook Vol.1 [Stellar Sound Productions: 2010]
  • “Lola” – Jacqui Naylor – The Color Five [Ruby Star Records: 2006]
  • “She’s a Lady” – Patricia Barber – Modern Cool [Premonition: 1998]
  • “Higher Ground” – Jen Chapin – reVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder [Chesky: 2009]
  • “Fever” – Fishtank Ensemble – Women in Sin [Self: 2010]
  • “Take Five” – The Portland Celloproject – Thousand Words [Self: 2010]
  • “Funk by Proxy” – Cello – Subliminal Blues & Greens [d’Note: 1996]

Vagabond Shoes Tribute to Clarence Clemons this Saturday, June 25

Join us this Saturday, June 25 at 6 PM (EDT) for a special Vagabond Shoes tribute to the Big Man. We’ll play some of the music that inspired Clemons, such as King Curtis and James Brown, as well as some stuff you probably haven’t heard (did you know he played tambourine on a Janis Ian tune?) and, of course, his work with the E Street Band (at least as much as streaming rules allow).  If you’re from New Jersey (and who in Charlottesville isn’t?), you’ll want to tune in and pay your respects to the Boss’s right hand man.  RIP: Clarence Clemons.


Special Black History Month Programming

Join WTJU’s observance of Black History Month with special broadcasts showcasing the musical contributions of those of African heritage. Tune in to hear specially-themed editions of many of our regularly scheduled programs.

Monday, February 1

New Month New Music The Young Black Lions Nick Page & Gerald Watts 9:00 AM
Join Nick and Gerald for a special edition of ‘New Month, New Music’ in celebration of Black History month. Hear the recent releases and the young lions on the rise. Maybe even a few older cats as well. They will play African-American artists that are making the classic music of tomorrow.
Soulful Situation The Soul of Black Country & Western The Rum Cove 12 Noon
Many folks, when they hear soul and country music mentioned, think of Ray Charles’s work in that field. The Rum Cove, however, knows there is so much more to black Country and Western than this and for Black History month he will take us on a journey of heartache and pain to the very center of this oft overlooked area of African American musical history.
Anything Goes Jazz, Blues and the Freedom March Sean Grzegorczyk 9:00 PM
In celebration of Black History month, Anything Goes will feature Jazz and Blues inspired by the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement. John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Nina Simone, Mingus, Art Blakey, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Mahalia Jackson are just some of the artists you will hear as we explore the musical expressions of very turbulent times.  So tune in Monday night, Feb 1, from 9-11 pm and join Sean for a very special edition of Anything Goes.

Tuesday, February 2

All That Jazz Ike Quebec and John Hardee Ann Porotti 9:00 AM
Two unheralded tenor saxophonists–Ike Quebec and John Hardee, both born in 1918.  Quebec came from Newark, New Jersey, and was schooled in the “Harlem incubators of bop.”  At his best Quebec shaped his style from the pioneers of jazz, but his magnificent sound lost years to heroin, illness and Rikers Island Prison.  Hardee was reared and educated in church-going Corsicana County, Texas.  Most of his career was spent in Texas teaching high school music except for a few years working with Tiny Grimes in the 1940’s, and a stint in 1975 when he appeared to great acclaim at the Nice Jazz Festival. There was, however, a brief window–1944-46–when both men recorded for the legendary Blue Note at the WOR Studios;  Mosaic Records has remastered these extraordinary and rare performances to compact disc. Join Ann Porotti in this Black History Month Celebration of two great tenor saxophonists–Ike Quebec and John Hardee.
Rhythm & Romance Six By Four Charles Peale 10:30 AM
Six musical selections each, from four black entertainers. Featuring Al Hibbler, the Mills Brothers, Jonah Jones & Johnny Mathis.
Walk Right In Fiddles and Banjos in African-American Music Rebecca Foster 12 Noon
For much of the second half of the 20th century most people thought of fiddles and banjos as belonging to the bluegrass and mountain traditions of Anglo-Americans, forgetting that the banjo was invented by African-Americans and the fiddle was adopted for the early blues.  Recently, with Otis Taylor’s “Recapturing the Banjo,” Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band and groups like The Carolina Chocolate Drops, there’s been a joyful return to fiddles and banjos by African-American musicians.  And, let’s not forget Papa John Creach, Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Taj Mahal who were playing these instruments all along, not to mention more obscure but equally talented Louisiana Creole fiddlers.  We’ll listen to a sampling of music starting with early string and jug bands, like Cannon’s Jug Stompers and the Mississippi Sheiks, banjo songsters like Dink Roberts and John Snipes, and Creole fiddlers like Canray Fontenot.  We’ll finish with some of the newer sounds of Fiddles and Banjos in 21st century African-American music.
Loose Threads A Fistful of Dollar Kevin Kellam 9:00 PM
Kevin Kellam explores the music and career of South African pianist/composer/arranger Abdullah Ibrahim aka Dollar Brand – a true originator at expressing the connections between African music and the jazz tradition.

Wednesday, February 3

Left of Cool Grant & Wes Larry Minnick 9:00 AM
Three hours of the finest in jazz guitar from two of the modern masters, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery.
Straight No Chaser Off Minor Charlie Curtis 9:00 PM
Music of pianists Thelonious Monk, Andrew Hill, and saxophonist Greg Osby.

Thursday, February 4

Jazz Songline The Marsalis Family Tom Klippstein 9:00 AM
Tom will showcase the first family of modern jazz from the Crescent City featuring the music of the Marsalis family including Ellis, Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason.
Eclectic Woman Sweet Honey in the Rock Annette Kastner 7:00 PM
The renowned female vocal group will be featured on the Eclectic Woman show.
Induced to Judder Powerhouse Trio with Jamal Milner & Houston Ross Live In The Studio David Eisenman 9:00 PM
The Juddermeister’s Black History celebration features a live performance of the Powerhouse Trio with Jamal Milner on guitar, Houston Ross on bass, and Jeff Louderback, Jr. on drums. In the second hour he’ll spin the music of other local black jazz & blues artists such as Corey Harris, George Melvin, and Darrell Rose.

Friday, February 5

Stef-o-Scope Nat King Cole The Melody Man 9:00 AM
The Melody Man brings you 90 minutes of the one and only Nat King Cole– the piano trio, the vocals, and more.
The Jazz Messenger The Brothers Jones, Hank, Elvin and Thad Brian Keena 10:30 AM
Highlighting their musical contributions as sidemen and leaders.
Nothing But The Blues Stax of Blues Peter Welch 9:00 PM
Stax Records is regarded as one of the great soul music labels, but Stax also released some excellent blues recordings.  Join Peter Welch as he plays some of his favorite Stax blues recordings, including songs by Albert King, Little Milton, Johnny Taylor, Rufus Thomas, Freddie Robinson, Jimmy McCracklin, Little Sonny, Eddie Kirkland and more.
Professor Bebop Etta James Professor Bebop 11:00 PM
Recording from her early teens, Etta James rocked R’n’B’s famed “Henry,” shouted the blues with the authority of Bessie Smith and Koko Taylor, threw the kind of blues passion into balladry that influenced Aretha and the entire soul sister family, and has rocked, shouted, and swooned every sort of music – pop, country, rock, blues, jazz, and soul.  Join Professor Bebop at 11 p.m. on Friday, February 5, for two hours of sheer passion and pleasure!  Miss Etta James!

Saturday, February 6

Vagabond Shoes From Duke to Prince and Everything In Between David Soyka 6:00 PM
Vagabond Shoes celebrates Black History Month by jumping among genres to present significant African-American musicians in pop, jazz, folk, blues and rock – and whatever is in between. From Duke to Prince, from Hendrix to Holiday, from Miles and Mingus to Ike and Tina Turner, to the Godfather of Soul and Sly and the Family Stone, Odetta and Ella and Sarah.
Living Time Dexter Gordon – Long Tall Dexter’s soaring career Koli Cutler 9:00 PM
A two-hour retrospective of the catalog of music left by the only musician nominated for an Oscar, we will hear how this Angelino paved the way for tenor men for over half a century. Starting off with his early work with the Lionel Hampton Band in Chicago, to working with greats like Lester Young, Ben Webster, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sonny Rollins, Fats Navarro, Billy Eckstine, Miles, Bird and Trane. Join us for the big sounds of the big man Dexter Gordon, who transformed early bebop into the mainstream Jazz scene.

Sunday, February 7

In The Spirit The Swan Silvertones Terry Carpenter 9:00 AM
Tune in for an hour of good gospel music by the “Swan Silvertones”. A popular group in the 1940s & 50s, they started out in 1938 as the “Four Harmony Kings” in West Virginia. They moved to Tennessee and became the “Silvertone Singers”, later becoming the “Swan Silvertones” when Swan Bakeries started to sponsor their radio show. They mixed barbershop harmonies with virtuoso lead singers. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.
Jazzmania Great Black Music – Ancient to the Future Aaron Zatcoff 10:00 AM
This was the self-described appellation for the Art Ensemble of Chicago, but jazz, with its roots in Africa, evolved in America with the unique mix of slavery, freedom, the blues, and the many social forces and challenges of life.  This show will present an eclectic mix of avant-garde and traditional, celebrating the birthdays of Eubie Blake and King Curtis, with nods to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis as well as the AEC.
Walking Blues Memphis Slim Preston Palisades 9:00 PM
Vagabond Shoes celebrates Black History Month by jumping among genres to present significant African-American musicians in pop, jazz, folk, blues and rock – and whatever is in between. From Duke to Prince, from Hendrix to Holiday, from Miles and Mingus to Ike and Tina Turner, to the Godfather of Soul and Sly and the Family Stone, Odetta and Ella and Sarah.