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Downhearted Blues and Music in the Air

Mary Foster Conklin By

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Happy 90th birthday to alto saxophonist Vi Redd, who opens the broadcast, along with Downhearted Blues from fellow Libra Lovie Austin. In the third hour, some hurricane inspired music followed by tributes to John Coltrane, Jon Hendricks and Leonard Cohen with a reminder from Willie Nelson to stay "Young at Heart."


  • Vi Redd "Lady Soul" from Lady Soul (Rhino Atlantic) 00:00
  • Catherine Russell "You've Got Me Under Your Thumb" from Bring It Back (Jazz Village) 04:50
  • E. J. Decker "It's Too Late Baby Too Late" from Bluer Than Velvet (Candela) 07:27
  • Marty Elkins "Sugar" from Fat Daddy (Nagel-Heyer) 11:15
  • Host speaks 14:48
  • Lovie Austin "Traveling Blues" from Paramount Jazz (A) (Paramount) 18:46
  • Ella Fitzgerald "Down Hearted Blues" from These Are the Blues (Verve) 21:22
  • Alberta Hunter "I've Got a Mind to Ramble" from Amtrak Blues (Columbia Records) 24:32
  • Host speaks 28:44
  • Helen Sung "Into the Unknown" from Sung With Words (Stricker Street Records) 31:36
  • Bobby Short "My Personal Property" from Songs of New York (Telarc International Corporation) 37:14
  • Michele D'Amour & the Love Dealers "Nothing to No One" from Wiggle Room (Warrior Poet Productions) 41:22
  • Mel Torme "Pick Yourself Up" from Mel Tormé and Friends—Live at Marty's (DCC Compact Classics) 45:51
  • Host speaks 50:16
  • Allison Miller and Carmen Staaf "What!?!" from Science Fair Album Title (Sunnyside Record Label) 52:56Time Marker
  • Emily Remler "Sweet Georgie Fame" from East to Wes (Concord Record) 1:01:12
  • Blossom Dearie "You Have Lived in Autumn" from Blossom's Own Treasures (Daffodil Records) 1:06:40
  • Marie Goudy "Autumn's Embrace" from The Bitter Suite (Independant) 1:09:34
  • Host speaks 1:18:24
  • Cecilia Sanchietti "La Terza Via" from La Terza Via(Blujazz) 1:21:38
  • Judy Niemack "Talk Awhile (It's Just Talk)" from New York Stories (Sunnyside) 1:27:17
  • Giacomo Gates "Bebop Lives (Boblicity)" from Miles Tones(Savant Record) 1:34:19
  • Host speaks 1:38:14
  • Champian Fulton "Happy Camper" from Speechless (Posi-Tone) 1:40:10
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "Wild Is Love" from The Window (Mack Avenue) 1:45:15
  • Ray Charles "Just the Way You Look Tonight" from Live At l'Olympia(XIII Bis Records ) 1:48:33
  • Host speaks 1:55:33
  • Anne Sajdera "New Year" from New Year (Bijur) 1:57:20
  • Elsa Nilsson and Jon Cowherd "How to Keep Moving How To Stay" from After Us (Self released) 2:02:27
  • Christine Hitt "Wade in the Water" from Magical Kite (Self released) 2:07:02
  • Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere's Rascals "I Can't Stand the Rain" from Midnight Flyer (Stax) 2:11:33
  • Mary Foster Conklin "Winds of Heaven" from Photographs (MockTurtle Music) 2:14:10
  • Host speaks 2:17:58
  • Miki Yamanaka "Wonder" from Miki (Cellar Live) 2:21:26
  • Alyssa Allgood "Noticing the Moment (Moment's Notice)" from Out of the Blue (JeruJazz) 2:27:42
  • Abbey Lincoln "Africa" from Love Having You Around (HighNote Records) 2:32:12
  • Host speaks 2:40:01
  • Monika Herzig "On Muddy Waters" from The Whole World In Her Hands (Whaling City Sound) 2:43:20
  • Dinah Washington "Back Water Blues" from Dinah Washington Sings Bessie Smith (Verve Records) 2:48:17
  • Maria Muldaur "I'm Sailin'" from ...First Came Memphis Minnie (Warner Music Canada) 2:53:12
  • Host speaks 2:56:52
  • The Baba Orchestra "144" from Another Ride on the Elephant Slide (Thirsty Owl Records) 2:57:45
  • Shamie Royston "Beautiful Liar Song Title" from Beautiful Liar Album Title (Sunnyside Record Label) 3:01:49Time Marker
  • Roseanna Vitro "Tell Me the Truth" from Tell Me the Truth(Skyline Records) 3:09:07
  • Amy London, Dylan Pramuk, Darmon Meader, Holli Ross "Music in the Air (Wildwood)" from The Royal Bopsters Project (Motema Music) 3:14:28
  • Host speaks 3:19:00
  • Amanda Gardier "Smoke" from Empathy (Green Mind Records) 3:20:55
  • Madeleine Peyroux "Anthem" from Anthem(Universal Music Division Decca Records France) 3:24:15
  • Herbie Hancock "The Jungle Line (feat. Leonard Cohen)" from River: The Joni Letters (Verve Record Label) 3:29:37
  • Luciana Souza "The Book" from The Book of Longing (Sunnyside) 3:34:34
  • Host speaks 3:38:32
  • Yelena Eckemoff "Psalm 119 Teth" from Better Than Gold and Silver(L and H Production) 3:42:30
  • Aimée Allen "Night Owl" from Wings Uncaged (Azuline) 3:48:25
  • Willie Nelson "Young at Heart" from My Way (Legacy Recordings) 3:52:40
  • Host speaks 3:55:21
  • Kait Dunton "Nude" from TrioKait 2 (Real & Imagined Music) 3:56:31


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