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June 9, 2015 Options
Thank you for your decency and bravery, Joseph Welch
(June 9, 1954)
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Howard Lawson  HUAC Testimony   Options
Hazel Scott  Valse in C Sharpe Minor   Options
Artie Shaw  Dr. Livingstone, I Presume   Options
Aaron Copland  Music for the Theater: Dance   Options
Sharon Kam (composed by Morton Gould)  Derivation for Clarinet and Band — 4/4 Ride Out   Options


Herbert Biberman  HUAC Testimony   Options
Pete Seeger  Sacco's Letter to Son   Options
Alfred Drake  Was I Wazir?   Options Kismet
Howard DaSilva and the Politicians  Little Tin Box   Options Fiorello! (Original Cast Album)
Zero Mostel  Old Faithful   Options Old Faithful
Oscar Brand  The Finest Fucking Family   Options Brand X


Joseph Welch eviscerates Joe McCarthy  "Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last?"   Options Army-McCarthy Hearings
(June 9 1954)
Earl Robinson  The House I Live In   Options
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg  Over the Rainbow   Options
Dalton Trumbo  HUAC Testimony   Options

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 4:41pm Doug Schulkind:

Here is a blog post I wrote commemorating the 55th anniversary of Joseph Welch's heroic act: blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 5:56pm Gary:

Yep
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 5:58pm dave:

Got back in time today - looking forward to the decency!
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 5:58pm ndbob:

evening Doug, Gary, et al
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 5:58pm ndbob:

figuring out my new computer
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Gary, dave, ndbob, and ndbob's new computer — welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 6:01pm listener james from westwood:

Whoa, that's spooky, I was just thinking of this today, in a different context. Had no idea.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Boo, Listener James!
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:06pm Doug Schulkind:

Howard Larson: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Hazel Scott's birthday is June 11.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Red Channels: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/9/15 6:11pm Ike:

Hello hello hello!
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:12pm Doug Schulkind:

I like like like Ike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 6:12pm dave:

Liking this clarinet solo.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Lenny Bernstein is conducting this Copland number. Both men were included on the infamous "Red Channels" list.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:16pm Doug Schulkind:

@dave
More killer clarinet coming next!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 6:16pm dave:

Thanks for doing this, Doug. People really need to think more about this chapter in history and how it relates to our own times.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:18pm Doug Schulkind:

You are very welcome, dave.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:19pm Doug Schulkind:

The clarinetist here is the Israeli Sharon Kam. The piece was composed by the blacklisted composer/conductor, Morton Gould.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Herbert Biberman: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:26pm Doug Schulkind:

Pete Seeger mocked and belittled the House Unamerican Activities Committee on August 18, 1955. Read his testimony:

historymatters.gmu.edu...
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:30pm Doug Schulkind:

Couple of brilliant Broadway belters here. First Alfred Drake. Next, Howard DaSilva.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:31pm Doug Schulkind:

When that prick actor Robert Taylor went before HUAC and named names, one of the names he named was that of Howard DaSilva.

Fuck you, you prick Robert Taylor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 6:31pm northguineahills:

It's been a while since I read that....
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:33pm Doug Schulkind:

And fuck you, too, Burl Ives, for naming names. Burl Ives' name was included on the Red Channels list, but he capitulated before HUAC and renounced many of his fellow artists. Fuck you, Burl Ives.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:35pm Doug Schulkind:

I urge you to seek out the Youtube video of Zero Mostel doing this Old Faithful. It is jawdropping.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/9/15 6:35pm pacific standard simon:

Hi Doug! It would be interesting to me if WFMU had a show on the schedule of all show tunes.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:36pm Doug Schulkind:

I would be first in line to listen, pacific standard simon!
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Get ready for some blue material from Oscar Brand!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/9/15 6:39pm pacific standard simon:

Maybe an hour in the 6-9 evening stretch.

Hey, it's The Aristocrats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/9/15 6:41pm pacific standard simon:

At last, sir, have you no sense of decency?

How close did I get?
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:43pm Doug Schulkind:

thisclose, pss!

My second favorite moment herein:

Welch: "If it were in my power to forgive you for your reckless cruelty I would do so. I like to think I am a gentle man, but your forgiveness will have to come from someone other than me."
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Here is the organization that Fred Fisher was a member of, the honorable National Lawyers Guild: www.nlg.org
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:46pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Jesse Kaminsky's radio wonderment, Kaminsky Kaminsky, is up next! Playlist page here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

In the film "Tailgunner Joe," Burgess Meredith played Joseph Welch; Peter Boyle played Joe McCarthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/9/15 6:49pm pacific standard simon:

Scars such as these have a way of becoming badges of honor.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:50pm Doug Schulkind:

In 1973, Fred Fisher became president of the Massachusetts Bary Association.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:51pm ndbob:

wow - was just going to ask about him
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:51pm Doug Schulkind:

It is likely that McCarthy learned of Fred Fisher's membership with the National Lawyers Guild from a New York Times interview with Joseph Welch weeks earlier.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Balladeer and composer Earl Robinson was the father of the brilliant clarinetist Perry Robinson.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Yes, pss, nice observation.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:55pm ndbob:

super excellent show Doug!
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:55pm Doug Schulkind:

The next selection is quite touching. Yip Harburg singing maybe his most famous lyric.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Another video well worth seeking out. This had me tearing up big time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 6:58pm listener james from westwood:

IIRC there was originally going to be a reprise of this in "Wizard of Oz," when Dorothy was running short on time in the Witch's clutches, but it was so grievously heart-rending that it wasn't included in the film.
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 7:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Grievously. Heavy word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Doug! Never forget these times!
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 7:01pm Gary:

A more than decent show, sir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/9/15 7:03pm dave:

Thank you, Doug!
Avatar Tue. 6/9/15 7:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Love you all, gals and guys! See you Friday, nice and oily!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/9/15 7:03pm pacific standard simon:

A show decanted, sir.
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