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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:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/9/15 5:56pm Gary:

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:
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:
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:

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:
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:
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:
Avatar    Tue. 6/9/15 6:46pm Doug Schulkind:

Jesse Kaminsky's radio wonderment, Kaminsky Kaminsky, is up next! Playlist page here:
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 Swag For Life Member    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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