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When Mood Jazz Was Cool: Moodsville 2

On this edition of Night Lights it's "Moodsville 2," a followup to the Moodsville 1 program about the Prestige Records early-1960s series.

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Lem Winchester Moodsville LP cover

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Mellow vibes: Lem Winchester's Moodsville LP.

On this edition of Night Lights it’s “Moodsville 2,” a followup to the Moodsville 1 program about the Prestige Records early-1960s series that was a sort of “jazz-ballads-for-thinking-lovers” concept. This show features albums from vibraphonist Lem Winchester, a policeman-turned-musician who died in a tragic gun accident shortly after recording his Moodsville album; organist/pianist Shirley Scott, trumpeter Clark Terry, and tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson.

Watch Clark Terry with Phil Woods in 1959:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt6dFVl0scY

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)

Notes: Opening theme.

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Why Don't They Understand
Lem Winchester — With Feeling (Prestige/Moodsville, 1960)
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Long Ago and Far Away
Lucky Thompson — Plays Jerome Kern and No More (Prestige/Moodsville, 1963)
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No More
Lucky Thompson — Plays Jerome Kern and No More (Prestige/Moodsville, 1963)

Notes: Thompson's composition (different from the song Billie Holiday sang)

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I Thought I'd Let You Know
Shirley Scott — Like Cozy (Prestige, 1960)
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Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Shirley Scott — Like Cozy (Prestige/Moodsville, 1960)
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Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Shirley Scott — Like Cozy (Prestige/Moodsville, 1960)

Notes: Music-bed break.

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But Beautiful
Lem Winchester — With Feeling (Prestige/Moodsville, 1960)
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The Kids
Lem Winchester — With Feeling (Prestige/Moodsville, 1960)
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The Simple Waltz
Clark Terry — Mellow Moods (Prestige/Moodsville, 1961)
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In the Alley
Clark Terry — Mellow Moods (Prestige/Moodsville, 1961)
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Same Language
Clark Terry — Mellow Moods (Prestige/Moodsville, 1962)
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Who?
Lucky Thompson — Plays Jerome Kern and No More (Prestige/Moodsville, 1963)
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Night Lights
Gerry Mulligan — Night Lights (Polygram, 1963)
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