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Episode 64: Check It All Out

I'm not sure why, but I really dig the artwork for the Stan Getz album, Change of Scenes. I really dig the album, too.

Tuesday night was Raytown Middle School’s winter choir concert.  Since I had band practice that night and my student could not make it, I didn’t attend.  Sitting in with the class for the past several months, I’m very familiar with the repertoire.  The show featured a couple dizzying shifts from secular to sacred; the most flagrant was following “Do Wah Diddy” with a “Kyrie Elieson.”

This week’s show features a similarly crazy shift, too, going from “Time Is On My Side” to “Early On One Christmas Morn.”  It makes sense to me; I hope it makes sense to you.  Enjoy.

  1. “Take It All in and Check It All Out” – Bill Withers (Still Bill/Sussex/1972)
  2. “The Thing” – Don Cherry (Where is Brooklyn?/Blue Note/1966)
  3. “Symptones” – Stan Getz and the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band (Change of Scenes/Verve/1971)
  4. “Time Is on My Side” (original version) – The Rolling Stones (Time Is on My Side 45/London/1964)
  5. “Early on One Christmas Morn” – Bruce Cockburn (Christmas/Columbia/1993)

Radio Free Raytown – Episode #64 (12/10/10)

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Episode 22: Snow Flakes

Holidays are difficult, as they seem to magnify everything that’s right or wrong about our lives.  I’ve, many times, been left scratching my head on Christmas Eve, wondering why things aren’t how they should be.

In light of that, I wanted to make a mix that would be both joyous and reflective.  And in both cases, I think it must be reverent.  I hope you like it.

  1. “Early on One Christmas Morn” – Bruce Cockburn (Christmas/Sony/1993)
  2. “Still, Still, Still” – The Billions (Quiet as It’s Kept/independent/2000)
  3. “Snow Flakes” – The Ventures (The Ventures’ Christmas Album/Dolton/1965)
  4. “Silent Night/Lord Can You Hear Me” – The Flaming Lips (Christmas on Mars/Warner Brothers/2008)
  5. “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” – Julian Koster (The Singing Saw at Christmastime/Merge/2008)
  6. “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” – George Harrison (Living in the Material World/Capitol/1973)

Radio Free Raytown – Episdode #22 (12/18/09)

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Episode 8: Whiplash!

This week’s episode is certainly not for the faint.  It’s a sort of musical whiplash, but it all make sense to me at this time in my life.  I hate living from one extreme to the next, but I enjoy the music that accompanies the ride.  So take a trip inside my head for twenty-four minutes.

  1. Dr. John – Big Chief (1972)
  2. Bruce Cockburn – Southland of the Heart (1994)
  3. Billy Cobham – Anxiety/Taurian Matador (1973)
  4. British Sea Power – Favors in the Beetroot Fields (2003)
  5. Blues Project – If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody (1968)

Radio Free Raytown Episode 8 – 8/28/09

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