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The playlist for the “Out There a Minute” jazz program on Sunday 4/17, 10 a.m. until noon, will take as its point of departure the song “Woke Up This Morning”, from the 1997 album, Exile on Cold Harbour Lane, by Alabama 3. You may have heard an abbreviated version as the theme song for the popular drama series “The Sopranos”.
The spoken word opening of the song (excised from the version used for “The Sopranos”) includes references to nearly a dozen jazz or blues composers, musicians or singers: Charles Mingus and the album Pithecanthropus Erectus; J. R. Monterose; Jackie McLean; Eric Dolphy; John Coltrane; Duke Ellington; Lester Young; Billie Holiday; Ella Fitzgerald; Jimmy Reed; Muddy Waters; and Howlin’ Wolf.
The playlist for the 4/17 program will mix music by persons named in the spoken word opening of “Woke Up This Morning” with music associated with those persons named in the lyric, but performed by someone else. Over the course of the program, you will hear jazz and blues material from or performed by Charles Mingus, Jackie McLean, J. R. Montrose, Frank Zappa, Eric Dolphy, John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Tony Bennett, Benny Green, Shamalamacord (a duo consisting of a Japanese shamisen and an accordian), Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Salif Keita, The Fine Young Cannibals, Cole Porter, Jimmy Reed, Dion, The Muddy Waters Tribute Band, David Gogo, Howlin’ Wolf, The Persuasions, Madlib, Bill Frisell, and Gunther Schuller. Marc Ribot will have the sign off song.
I hope you'll tune in and I hope you'll hear something that interests you.