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Final Jazz Show

06/29/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight is my final Jazz Show on VPR. I'm honored to have shared jazz with the VPR community for the last 11 years and I'm glad to hear VPR will continue to air this great American art form. Many thanks to the generous musicians who shared their talents in VPR's Performance Space and through their CDs.



Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Artist Name: Harry Connick, Jr.
Composer: S. Clare, S.Stept
Soloists: Harry Connick, Jr.-Piano, Vocals ; Carmen McRae-Vocals
CD/Album: 20
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 44369
Release Year: 1988


When The Saints Go Marching In
Artist Name: Dejan's Olympia Brass Band
Composer: Trad.
CD/Album: Best Of New Orleans Jazz!
Record co./Cat #: Mardi Gras Records 1004
Release Year: 1987


Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: James Booker
Soloists: James Booker-Organ
CD/Album: Gonzo: More Than All The 45s
Record co./Cat #: Night Train 7084
Release Year: 1960


Junco Partner
Artist Name: James Booker
Composer: Bob Shad
Soloists: James Booker- Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: Junco Partner
Record co./Cat #: Hannibal 1359
Release Year: 1976
Note: Listener Request


Saturday Night Fish Fry
Artist Name: Charmaine Neville Band
Composer: Walsh, Jordan
CD/Album: It's About Time
Record co./Cat #: Gert Town 1111
Release Year: 1992


I've Found A New Baby
Artist Name: Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
Composer: J. Palmer, S. Williams
CD/Album: A Tribute To Sidney Bechet
Record co./Cat #: www.auroranealand.com
Release Year: 2011


Artist Name: The Cats And The Fiddle
Composer: Ernest Price
CD/Album: We Cats Will Swing For You
Record co./Cat #: ASV/Living Era
Release Year: 2003


Artist Name: Dr. John
Composer: Doc Pomus, Mac Rebenac
CD/Album: The Brightest Smile In Town
Record co./Cat #: Clean Cuts
Release Year: 1989


Artist Name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Composer: Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, H. Lenk
CD/Album: My Feet Can't Fail Me Now
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz
Release Year: 1985


Artist Name: The Soul Rebels
Composer: Trombone Shorty
CD/Album: Unlock Your Mind
Record co./Cat #: Rounder
Release Year: 2012


Come Fly With Me
Artist Name: Frank Sinatra with Count Basie And The Orchestra
Composer: Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
CD/Album: Sinatra At The Sands
Record co./Cat #: Reprise Jazz 1019-2
Release Year: 1966


Inghin the Ooh/Moten Swing
Artist Name: Kendrick Oliver & The New Life Orchestra
Composer: Basie, Moton
CD/Album: Welcome To New Life
Record co./Cat #: Sphere 68492
Release Year: 2003


Besame Mucho
Artist Name: The Frank And Joe Show
Composer: Consuelo Velázquez
Soloists: Jane Monheit-Vocals
CD/Album: 33 1/3
Record co./Cat #: Hyena 9320
Release Year: 2004
Note: Listener Request


Crawfish Fiesta
Artist Name: Professor Longhair
Composer: Professor Longhair
CD/Album: Crawfish Fiesta
Record co./Cat #: Alligator 4718
Release Year: 1980


I'm Checkin' Out, Goom'bye
Artist Name: Catherine Russell
Composer: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
Soloists: Catherine Russell-Vocals
CD/Album: Strickly Romancin'
Record co./Cat #: World Village 468101
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Blue Skies
Artist Name: Les Doigts de L'Homme
Composer: Irving Berlin
CD/Album: 1910
Record co./Cat #: Alma 61412
Release Year: 2011


Sno' Peas
Artist Name: Bill Evans & Toots Thielemans
Composer: Phil Markowitz
CD/Album: Affinity
Record co./Cat #: Warner Bros. 3293-2
Release Year: 1978
Note: Listener Request


Let's Get Lost
Artist Name: Chet Baker
Composer: Frank Loesser, Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: Chet Baker-Trumpet & Vocals
CD/Album: My Funny Valentine
Record co./Cat #: Pacific Jazz 28262 2
Release Year: 1955


Moonlight In Vermont
Artist Name: Betty Carter, Ray Bryant
Composer: J. Blackburn-K. Suessdorf
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals
CD/Album: Meet Betty Carter And Ray Bryant
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 64936
Release Year: 1955


Blues Around The Clock
Artist Name: Count Basie & Joe Turner
Composer: Willie Bryant
Soloists: Joe Turner-Vocals
CD/Album: The Bosses
Record co./Cat #: Pablo 2310-709
Release Year: 1973


Boogie Stop Shuffle
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass
CD/Album: Mingus Ah Um
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 53436 2
Release Year: 1959


Nice Work If You Can Get It
Artist Name: Bill Charlap
Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
CD/Album: Plays George Gershwin
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 60669
Release Year: 2005


As Long As There's Music
Artist Name: Charlie Haden & Hampton Hawes
Composer: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
CD/Album: As Long As There's Music
Record co./Cat #: Verve 513 534-2
Release Year: 1976
Note: Listener Request


I Want To Talk About You
Artist Name: John Coltrane
Composer: Eckstine
CD/Album: A John Coltrane Retrospective
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Impulse! 3-119
Release Year: 1963
Note: Listener Request


Everything I Have Is Yours
Artist Name: Betty Carter
Composer: H. Adamson, B. Lane
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals
CD/Album: The Audience With Betty Carter
Record co./Cat #: Verve 835 684-2
Release Year: 1979


Joyous Reunion
Artist Name: Ernie Watts
Composer: Ernie Watts, David Witham
Soloists: Ernie Watts-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Unity
Record co./Cat #: JVC 2046-2
Release Year: 1995
Note: Listener Request


Free For All
Artist Name: The Cookers
Composer: Wayne Shorter
CD/Album: Believe
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 92
Release Year: 2012


Walking The Dog
Artist Name: James Carter Organ Trio
Composer: Jack McDuff
CD/Album: At The Crossroads
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy B0016081-02
Release Year: 2011


Artist Name: Roswell Rudd & Toumani Diabate
Composer: Thelonious Monk
CD/Album: Malicool
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 3008
Release Year: 2002


Unit 7
Artist Name: Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio
Composer: Sam Jones
CD/Album: Smokin' At The Half Note
Record co./Cat #: Verve 829 576-2
Release Year: 1965


Gettysburg Address
Artist Name: Lord Buckley
Composer: Lord Buckley, Abraham Lincoln
CD/Album: His Royal Hipness
Record co./Cat #: Discover 71001
Release Year: 1951


Dedicated To You
Artist Name: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Composer: S. Cahn, S. Chaplin, H. Zaret
CD/Album: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 157
Release Year: 1963


"when the music is over"
Artist Name: Eric Dolphy
Composer: Eric Dolphy
Soloists: Eric Dolphy-Narration
CD/Album: Last Date
Record co./Cat #: Fontana 822 226-2
Release Year: 1964


"I knew a guitar player who called the radio 'Friendly'"
Composer: Sam Shepard
Soloists: George Thomas-reader
CD/Album: Motel Chronicles (book)
Record co./Cat #: City Lights
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