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Let’s Spring One

Ike QuebecThis edition of Night Lights is a salute to warmer weather with “Let’s Spring One,” including music from Ike Quebec, Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson, Anita O’Day, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, June Christy, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Freddie Hubbard, and more.

Music Heard On This Episode

Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
June Christy — The Song Is June! (Capitol, 1958)
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Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
Anita O'Day — Time for Two (Verve, 1962)

Notes: With Cal Tjader on vibes.

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It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec — It Might As Well Be Spring (Blue Note, 1961)
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Let's Spring One
Nat King Cole — Complete Capitol Trio Recordings (Mosaic, 1943)

Notes: Written by Otis Rene, recorded for Excelsior Records.

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It Happens Every Spring
Frank Sinatra — Columbia Years 1943-1952 (Columbia/Legacy, 1949)

Notes: Theme from Ray Milland baseball movie.

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You Must Believe in Spring
Tony Bennett/Bill Evans — Together Again (Rhino, 1976)
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Swing Spring
Thelonious Monk — Comp. Prestige (Prestige, 1954)

Notes: Break music.

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Lost April
Nat King Cole — Comp. Capitol Trio Recordings (Mosaic, 1948)

Notes: trio-only version; theme from Cary Grant movie THE BISHOP'S WIFE.

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I'll Remember April
Red Norvo — Red Norvo Trio (Savoy, 1950)

Notes: With Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus.

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April in Paris
Charlie Parker — With Strings: the Master Takes (Verve, 1949)
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Some Other Spring
Billie Holiday — Lady Sings the Blues
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Spring Is Here
Nina Simone — Colpix Years (Rhino, 1963)
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All the Things You Are
Thelonious Monk/Milt Jackson — Wizard of the Vibes (Blue Note, 1948)
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Up Jumped Spring
Freddie Hubbard — Backlash (Atlantic, 1966)
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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