Wednesday, July 17, 2013

“The creature vibrated like a radio”
{quote from page 93 of William S. Burroughs’
experimental novel “The Ticket That Exploded”}
Face the Music 7-8 PM on WCBN FM: 7.18.13

No Parking
The Cotton Pickers 1929

We're in the Money
from the soundtrack 
of the Busby Berkeley film
Gold Diggers of 1933
spoken introduction
by George Raft

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Bing Crosby 1932

Bye Bye Empire
parody of “Bye Bye Blackbird”
Charlie & his Orchestra 1941
big band working for the Nazi propaganda ministry

The Blue Danube
Pat Flowers 1945
Detroit-based pianist and Fats Waller devotee

Mack the Knife
from Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht’s
Die Dreigroschenoper 1928
performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
under the direction of Arthur Weisberg

On a Slow Boat to China
Al Hibbler 1956
bracingly backed by the Jack Pleis Orchestra

Pete Seeger 1979
written in 1969 by Bill Steele

Money, Money, Money
Slim Gaillard Trio 1947
with pianist Dodo Marmarosa
& bassist Bam Brown

St. Louis Blues
Jaki Byard Trio 1967
with bassist David Izenzon
& Elvin Jones playing the tympani!

It Hurts So Good
played by St. Louis trombonist Ike Rodgers
& barrelhouse pianist Henry Brown 1929
with spoken encouragements by Alice Moore

Meningitis Blues
Memphis Minnie
with the Memphis Jug Band 1930

Bring Me Flowers While I’m Living
Peetie Wheatstraw 1941

Pay Day
Mississippi John Hurt 1966

Interview with Mr. Martin
William S. Burroughs 1963
backed by Ry Cooder’s
soundtrack from Paris Texas

I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Charlie Parker 1954

Muskrat Ramble
Humphrey Lyttelton’s Paseo Band 1953
with a brace of live bongos!

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