Options Surface Noise with Joe McGasko: Playlist from April 28, 2009 Options

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Options April 28, 2009: 78: Pile of Duke E

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Mexican Tipica Orchestra  Mexican Dances   Options   Victor  1926  78   
Elder Curry and Congregation  Memphis Flu   Options People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs 1913-1938  Tompkins Square  2007  CD  Recorded 1930 
Roy Atwell  Some Little Bug is Going to Find You   Options   Columbia  1916  78   
Lonesome Luke and His Farm Boys  Wild Hog in the Woods   Options Kentucky Mountain Music  Yazoo  2003  CD   
Tennessee Ernie Ford & Ella Mae Morse  I'm Hog Tied Over You   Options 16 Tons of Boogie: The Best of Tennessee Ernie Ford  Rhino  1990  CD  Recorded 1952 
The Washingtonians  Hop Head   Options The Okeh Ellington  Columbia  1991  CD  Recorded 1927 
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  Daybreak Express   Options Hot Trains  Saga  2003  CD  Recorded 1933 
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn  Tonk   Options Solos, Duets, and Trios  Bluebird/BMG  1990  CD  Recorded 1946 
Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Orchestra  Echoes of Harlem   Options Cotton Club 1938 Volume Two  Jazz Archives  ?  LP  Live broadcast from the Cotton Club in May of 1938 
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  Harlem Air Shaft   Options The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz  Columbia  1973  LP  Recorded 1940 
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra  Caravan   Options The Indispensible Duke Ellington Vol. 11  RCA/BMG  1994  CD  Recorded 1945 
Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra  Mood Indigo   Options   Victor  1930  78   
Merle Travis  Silver Spurs   Options     1946    Soundtrack to a "Soundie" 
The Rangers Quartet  Riding the Range for Jesus   Options   RCA Victor  1947  78   
Sister Wynona Carr  Dragnet for Jesus   Options Dragnet for Jesus  Specialty  1992  CD  Recorded 1954 
Mother McCollum  Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane   Options Goodbye Babylon  Dust-to-Digital  2004  CD  Recorded 1930 
Rev. Utah Smith  Two Wings   Options I Got Two Wings  Case Quarter  2009  CD  Recorded 1953 

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Listener comments!

  7:07pm PigVirus:

A set dedicated just to me! [bats eyelashes] How sweet!
  7:08pm Joe:

Goin' hog wild tonight!
  7:38pm Jim:

Nice Ellington set, Mr. McGasko. Did you ever catch the orchestra when they had a weekly gig at Birdland a few years ago, led by his grandson Paul? It was pretty solid. I read that the orchestra is playing somewhere in Manhattan tomorrow for Duke Ellington day.
  7:47pm Joe:

Thanks, Jim--sounds like a great show!
  7:53pm Jim:

Turns out that they're going to be playing on the A train.

  7:54pm Joe:

That's just TOO cool!
  7:59pm Tom Gervat:

Almost did a double take when you played one of my old favorites, the now very obscure "Riding The Range For Jesus, " a song covered by many gospel & country singers from the 50s through the 90s. Ironically, that song & the one before it, "Silver Spurs" were together on an obscure CD from the 90s by Slim Whitman & his son Byron. Homer would have done well singing it - had it been written a generation earlier.Except for the disaster & flu songs, nice stuff Joe.
Tom Gervat
  7:03am M.J.H.S:

What's the background music you played after the Duke Ellington series?
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