In the first half, we talk with University of Minnesota professor and children’s literature scholar Jack Zipes. Some of his more recent publications include Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, and Relentless Progress: The Reconfiguration of Children’s Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling.
In the second half of the show, we welcome to the studio Margot Galt, Mary Junge, Joyce Kennedy, Ilze Mueller, Suzanne Swanson, and Nancy Walden. They are members of the Laurel Poetry Collective, and have just published a new anthology of their work, The Quiet Eye: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Nature. A publication reading will take place at noon on Jan. 24th as part of the Literary Witness series at Plymouth Congregational Church.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica / 3:58
-Holiday, Billie / Sunny Side of the Street / Lady Day (1939-1944): The Sixteen Original Commodore Interpretations / TriStar Music / 3:03
-Poole, Charlie the North Carolina Ramblers / Ramblin’ Blues / You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me / Sony / 3:07
-Morton, Jelly Roll / Beale Street Blues / The Jelly Roll Morton Centennial / RCA / 3:15
-Lang, Eddie / Church Street Sobbin’ Blues / Lang and Venuti / JSP / 3:02
Believe it or not, the season of Mardi Gras is upon us and today we celebrate it in a big way. We’ll listen to music from New Orleans, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Crowley and other Louisiana bastions of groove. And, we’ll celebrate Allen Toussaint’s 72nd birthday. During the 7 o’clock hour, we’ll pause to remember the remarkable legacy of Teddy Pendergrass who left us yesterday at the age of 59.
We reprise our Ska-Doo-Dee-Don mix in the first half-hour, Sherwood drops a couple by Thelonious Moog (yes, Moog) in Hour 2, andwe have a 4(+1) of Ladies Of Ska (and then some!) kicking off Hour 3! Our remaining supply of Lollipops seems to have fallen into a black hole, so we may hold off on ‘em for a few weeks. We had some Skapanese fun with Rico the TSPO, Rockin’ Rumico A Million Bamboo, and some Mule Train. Tarzan checked in (thank you Mr. Review!), the Moon Invaders had their house blown down by Katrina, Little Tempo shook it up (baby!) and we all had fun(n) ‘til The End. Wheeeeee!!
Following Haiti’s huge earthquake on Monday we go to Haitian music for the first hour of Global Beat today. Later we celebrate the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of his birth, with classics played by his partner from the ’30’s, Stephane Grappelli.