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The New Year’s Eve Jam

Ring in 2014 with poets, jazz masters, and standup comics.

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New Year's Eve

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The real McVouty: Slim Gaillard helps kick off our celebration this week on Night Lights.

This week on Night Lights it’s “The New Year’s Eve Jam,” with music from Slim Gaillard, Harry the Hipster Gibson, Charlie Parker, Big John Patton, and more, as well as spoken-word pieces from Ken Nordine, Lenny Bruce, and Gregory Corso…. an evening for hipsters, flipsters, and time-trippin’ daddies.

Music Heard On This Episode

Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes
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Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes

Notes: Opening theme.

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McVouty
Slim Gaillard — The Legendary McVouty
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The Bartender's Just Like a Mother
Slim Gaillard — Laughing in Rhythm: Best of the Verve Years

Notes: With Dodo Marmarosa on piano and Tiny Bam Brown on bass.

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Shorty Petterstein Interview
Henry Jacobs — Lenny Bruce Originals V. 1

Notes: Although often released under Bruce's name, this mock interview was actually done by Henry Jacobs and Woodrow Leafer.

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Parker's Mood
Charlie Parker — Charlie Parker Memorial V. 2
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Bury-It-Yourself Time Capsules
Ken Nordine — Best of Word Jazz V. 1
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Hot Sauce
Big John Patton — Blue John
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What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Ramsey Lewis — Sound of Christmas

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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The Steve Allen Show
Lenny Bruce — Lenny Bruce Originals V. 2
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Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphey's Ovaltine?
Harry the Hipster Gibson — Boogie Woogie in Blue
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You're Getting Better
Ken Nordine — Best of Word Jazz V. 1
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In the Fleeting Hand of Time
Gregory Corso — Howls, Raps and Roars
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On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Illinois Jacquet — Illinois Flies Again
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Sorry to See You Go
June Christy — Christmas Cocktails Part Three
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Hello Mr. New Year
The Coolbreezers — Hipsters' Holiday
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Night Lights
Gerry Mulligan — Night Lights

Notes: Closing theme.

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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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