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April 18, 2008 Options
Pope Benedict XVI: God's Cheney!
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemies of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemies of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo Wax 1990)

Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha 

Wed Today Divorce
Tomorrow
(Listen: Real)
  Options
Kenya Dance Mania
(Earthworks mid-'70s)
Nimba-Jazz De N'Zérékoré  Babaniko   Options


Pre-Festival Lagos 77

(Syliphone 1977)
Abdou Salam et les Tendistes  Mu Maza   Options Bayun Maata
(?? (Courtesy Awesome Tapes From Africa) )
Afro Funk  Try and Try   Options The Body Music
(Kabana 1973)

Talkover Music:
The Whitefield Brothers 
Wieya (Serengeti Beat)   Options In the Raw
(Soul Fire 2002)

Dixieland Jug Blowers 

Boodle-Am-Shake
(Listen: Real)
  Options
Jugs, Washboards & Kazoos
(RCA/Victor 1926)


(click)
 
Rock My Soul   Options Black and White Piano, Volume 2
(Document 1929)
Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians  Any Ice Today Lady? (a Collegiate Razz-berry)   Options The Collegiate Years, Volume 1
(The Old Masters 1926)
The Cotton Pickers  Runnin' Wild   Options The Cotton Pickers 1922/1925
(Jazz Archives 1922)
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra  Tozo   Options The Fletcher Henderson Story
(Columbia 1927)
Josephine Baker  My Fate Is In Your Hands   Options Josephine Baker
(DCC 1931)

Talkover Music:
Bud Powell 
Comin' Up   Options The Scene Changes
(Blue Note 1958)

Guitar Slim 

The Story of My Life
(Listen: Real)
  Options
The Things That I Used to Do
(Ace 1953)
Little Walter  Quarter to Twelve   Options Stray Dog Blues
(Rev-Ola 1954)
Johnny Copeland  Mama Told Me   Options Working Man's Blues
(Fuel 2000 1964)
Junior Wells  Early in the Morning   Options



Hoodoo Man
Blues

(Delmark 1965)
Honeyboy Edwards  Build Myself a Cave   Options White Windows
(Blue Suit 1988)

Talkover Music:
Jimmy Smith 
Minor Fare   Options Straight Life
(Blue Note 1961)

Johnny Preston 

I Want a Rock & Roll
Guitar
(Listen: Real)
  Options
I Want a Rock & Roll Guitar
(Redita 1959)
Tennessee Ernie Ford  I Got the Milk 'Em in the Morning, Feed 'Em, Milk 'Em in the
Evening Blues   Options
Farmyard Boogie
(See For Miles 1949)
Al Terry  No Shrimp Today   Options Rockin' HIllbilly, Volume 7
(Cactus late '50s)
Charlie Gore  Chances Are I'll Lose   Options Absolutely Free
(BACM mid-'50s)


(click)
 
If You Ever Get It Once   Options Arkansas Twist
(Globe 1962)
Hasil Adkins  No More Hot Dogs   Options Chicken Walk
(Dee-Jay Jamboree )

Talkover Music:
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 
Dead Dog in the Street   Options Buck Jump
(Mammoth 1999)

Damon 

Birds Fly So High
(Listen: Real)
  Options
Song of a Gypsy
(Damon 1969)
Country Funk  Really My Friend   Options




Country Funk

(Fallout 1970)
Billy Nicholls  Come Again   Options Forever's No Time At All:
The Anthology 1967-2004
(Castle )
Edward H. Dafis  Rosi   Options Welsh Rare Beat 2
(Finders Keepers )
Festival  Valentine   Options Come, Arrow, Come!
(Language of Stone 2008)

Talkover Music:
Milt Jackson 
Olinga   Options Olinga
(CTI 1974)

Gerald Wilson & His Orchestra 

Algerian Fantasy
(Listen: Real)
  Options
Big Band Modern
(Discoforme 1954)


 
Umbo Weti   Options In Berlin
(Flying Dutchman 1976)
Stanley Cowell  Shimmy Shewobble   Options Regeneration
(Strata-East 1976)
Ray Anderson  Tapajack   Options Right Down Your Alley
(Soul Note 1984)
Yusef Lateef  But Beautiful   Options 10 Years Hence
(Atlantic 1975)

Talkover Music:
James Moody 
The Teachers   Options The Teachers
(Perception 1970)

Lightning Hopkins 

Zolo Go
(Listen: Real)
  Options
The Gold Star Sessions,Volume 1
(Arhoolie late '40s)
Clarence Garlow  New Bon Ton Roulay   Options Clarence Garlow
(La Cienega 1953)
Earl King  Street Parade   Options


New Orleans Funk:
The Second Line Strut

(Soul Jazz 1972)
Cookie & the Cupcakes  Trouble in My Life   Options By Request
(Jin )

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

  Fri. 4/18/08 9:06am #1!:

I'm number 1! :-)
  Fri. 4/18/08 9:19am Paul Sherratt:

#1,

That's how the late British crooner, Frankie Vaughan got his name.
  Fri. 4/18/08 9:20am spaniel:

good morning everyone!

you're waking up me and my neighbors again Doug.
  Fri. 4/18/08 9:21am Listener Dave from NH:

This track's gorgeous.
Is it wrong for me to be chuckling at the show's title? I can't tell if it's sacrilege or what.
  Fri. 4/18/08 9:31am Lost Soul:

We're all going to h e double toothpicks for laughing at that! But it'll be fun.
  Fri. 4/18/08 9:42am Eric:

Man, this piano is awesome! Thank you Doug!

And, also, "God's Cheney" is a classic. Better than what my friend calls him "Darth Pope".
  Fri. 4/18/08 9:46am Dickdong (UK):

<Is it wrong for me to be chuckling at the show's title?>
It depends if you believe all that god stuff and fervently wish to be laden with guilt for the rest of your life.
  Fri. 4/18/08 9:47am jonathan:

was that popeye before the cartoons?
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:02am Cecile:

Aw, I missed Josephine Baker.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:04am Hugo:

If Joseph Ratzinger is God's Cheney, then who is God's Bush, I wonder?
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:05am Elias:

Billy Costello was the original voice of Popeye. I think he was for an appreciable amount of time. Expert I ain't, but Danny Stiles plays Billy Costello's version of Popeye the Sailor Man often, and it's amazing!
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:06am Cecile:

As much as Benedict bugs me, I must say it is commendable he is meeting with abuse victims. That's something JP II didn't manage.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:13am Cecile:

You can't be crabby when the blues is playing. Paradoxical, isn't it?
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:30am Paul Sherratt:

Hugo,

God's Bush ? Burning question that .. now did that Johnny Preston make anyone think of Ronnie Dawson's " Action Packed " ?

Also, has " Father Ted " reached the US ?
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:33am north guinea hills:

i've only seen father ted on dvd, occationally on public television, but then again, i don't even have basic cable. i love father ted! 'tis a shame he went up and died on us.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:34am insect:

god would be bush in this equation
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:36am Cecile:

Father Ted shows up on the BBCA sometimes, and also some PBS stations.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:37am DC pat:

Yeah Hasil!! One of my favorite tunes ever!
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:37am spaniel:

i think i have a new favorite song (no more hot dogs).

in the genre of decapitation songs.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:41am Cecile:

We need an all decapitation theme show.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:42am pat:

That would include TV Set by the Cramps.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:42am Dickdong:

<god would be bush in this equation>
I suppose that would be god the son as opposed to god the father or god the holy ghost. Jesus!?
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:44am Paul Sherratt:

Cecile,

BBCA ? Gosh, it wasn't a BBC programme over here - it was broadcast by C4, a commercial station.

I got in to a little trouble on April 1, a couple of years when I wrote on a BBC News message board, that I'd just learned that Pope Benedict XV was dead ...
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:45am Carmichael:

Good morning all.

It's always about who I missed before I get to work. Guitar Slim, Johnny Copeland and Hasil Adkins! I'm gonna need to apply myself to my job a little better.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:45am Cecile:

I'm sorry, Paul. BBCA is BBC America, which is really sort of British Television catchall network over here in the States.

Re: decaptitation - Heads Will Roll by Echo and the Bunnymen...
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:46am DC Pat:

Henry the 8th by Herman's Hermits
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:48am Paul Sherratt:

Cecile,

British Television catchall , ah I see, a kind of repeater station ..
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:49am Matt:

Country Funk sounds so perfect on a sunny New York day.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:52am Irwin Chusid:

"Cut and Come Again" [sic] - there's a great version of this by Del Shannon. Might be in the mp3 library.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:57am Lou:

Been trying to get my 7 year old into Would You Believe...he loves that particular song.
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:59am g:

David Axelrod didn't have anything to do with Ollinga, did he?
  Fri. 4/18/08 10:59am Carmichael:

Wasn't there a song called "The Water Was Red" back in the '60s, about a guy's gal who was eaten by a shark?!?
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:01am Cecile:

I don't know, but it sounds awesome
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:04am Hugo:

Decapitation? The Gift by the Velvet Underground?
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:07am Carmichael:

Ha, found it!! Good ol' Johnny Cymbal, no wonder I remember it.

I second your idea, Cecile. 3 hours of death!
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:09am Elias:

No decapitation set would be complete without Some Heads Are Gonna Roll by Judas Priest.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:11am Carmichael:

Or "Pizza Pie" from National Lampoon's Lemmings.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:12am Cecile:

Good one Elias!
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:13am DC pat:

Wait, the Gift isn't about decapitation is it? Oswald sends himself in a box and gets a scissors stuck in his head. I'm afraid that doesn't qualify...
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:13am IntangibleArts:

Holy Pope Giblets, batman, this Leon Thomas vocal is everything I ever wanted outta life....
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:15am Cecile:

We could expand the theme to "head injuries" and include, "ain't that a kick in the head...."
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:16am Toby:

I LOVE Leon! Saw him w/Pharoah in '74.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:17am Matt:

In that case, would "I'm no sicko, there's a plate in my head" by the Oblivians count?
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:17am Cecile:

Absolutely.

And Plate in My Head from the Didjits
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:22am Carmichael:

Do they have to be tragic accidents? I know a good number of homicide tunes. Mostly guys killing their woman because she ain't doin' him right.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:23am Sean Daily:

Like this Stanley Conwell.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:24am Carmichael:

I'm definitely gonna go score me some Leon. Now I'm into yodeling, BIG time. Move over, Sons of the Pioneers.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:25am Cecile:

I will leave our host to make that call.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:25am Carmichael:

Look, I love a good tragic accident as much as the next guy. I'm just sayin' ....
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:26am Dickdong:

The Gift. It's the schmuck Waldo who parcels himself off to his lady love only to have the scissors plunged fairly and squarely into his skull. More amateur trapanning than decapitation.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:27am Carmichael:

She turns the tables on him. Now we're talkin ..
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:29am Paul Sherratt:

The Baptist Generals " 2/3rds Jim's Head " I seem to remember that being headless song.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:31am GUMBY:

Just outstanding music, as always Doug, wish I could delay this meeting I have a half hour.
  Fri. 4/18/08 11:33am Cecile:

Can you pause your Windows Media player, Gumby?
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