My Dear Acquaintance - A Happy New Year

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My last broadcast of the decade included several women-penned songs for New Years Eve, with new releases by Boogaloo Joe Jones, Kris Davis and Cathy Segal-Garcia, plus birthday shout outs to Cab Calloway, Una Mae Carlisle, Chris McNulty, Katie Bull, Annie Lennox and Janice Friedman, among others. Also remembering those artists lost in 2019 with a special nod to Allee Willis (pictured) in the second hour.


  • Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe "Thank You" from Vertical Alignment (Self released) 00:00
  • Dr. John "I'm Gonna Go Fishin" from Duke Elegant (Parlophone) 03:33
  • Clora Bryant "This Can't Be Love" from Gal With a Horn (Mode Records) 08:25
  • Cab Calloway "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" from Are You Hep to the Jive? (Legacy) 12:54
  • Host speaks 15:39
  • Andrea Petrity "Bop Song" from What If I... (Self released) 18:24
  • John Sheridan (feat. Rebecca Kilgore) "Walkin' By the River" from Get Rhythm In Your Feet (Arbors) 22:36
  • Rachelle Garniez "Broken Nose" from Swimming Pool Blue (Stand Clear Music) 26:33
  • Aubrey Logan "High Place" from Where the Sunshine Is Expensive (Resonance) 30:47
  • Host speaks 34:56
  • Boogaloo Joe Jones "I Feel the Earth Move" from Jazz Dispensary: The Dank D-Funk Blend (Craft Records) 37:37
  • Carmen Souza "Kathy" from The Silver Messenger (Galileo Music) 43:42
  • Nora York "Memory Like a Flat Tire" from Swoon (Good Mood Records) 47:15
  • Host speaks 52:38
  • Bobby Watson "The Entrepreneur "For Madam CJ Walker"" from Made In America (Smoke Sessions) 54:11
  • Cory Weeds "You and I" from Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind & Fire (Cellar Live) 1:00:00
  • Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band "September" from Act Your Age (Immergent) 1:05:58
  • Kurt Elling "Come Running to Me" from The Gate (Concord) 1:10:24
  • The Manhattan Transfer "Shaker Song" from Extensions (Atlantic) 1:16:17
  • Host speaks 1:20:42
  • Ed Palermo Big Band "Gargoyles" from A Lousy Day in Harlem (Self released) 1:24:01
  • Marilyn Maye "Take Five" from Sounds of Maye (RCA) 1:31:44
  • Benny Green (feat. Veronica Swift) "Naturally" from Then and Now (Sunnyside) 1:34:09
  • Host speaks 1:37:38
  • George Cables "Besame Mucho" from I'm All Smiles (HighNote) 1:41:03
  • Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini "Debandada" from Setting Rays of Summer (Self released) 1:48:43
  • Host speaks 1:53:12
  • Regina Carter "Daydreaming on the Niger" from Reverse Thread (E1 Entertainment) 1:54:03
  • Harold Mabern "I Know That You Know" from The Iron Man: Live At Smoke (Smoke Sessions) 2:00:07
  • Beat Kaestli "Missing/Here Comes the Rain Again" from Far From Home—A Tribute to European Song (B+B Productions) 2:04:53
  • Chris McNulty "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" from Eternal (Palmetto) 2:10:01
  • Host speaks 2:16:14
  • Carmen Sandim "Hear the Trees" from Play-Doh (Pathways to Jazz) 2:18:50
  • Baby Jane Dexter "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" from I Got Thunder (Elba Records) 2:23:08
  • Nicholas Bearde "The Rules of the Road" from I Remember You: The Music of Nat King Cole (Right Groove Records) 2:27:07
  • Doris Day & Andre Previn "Daydreaming" from Duet (Columbia) 2:30:58
  • Host speaks 2:34:05
  • Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller "Miss Battle's Cannonball" from Parlour Game (Royal Potato Family) 2:36:20
  • Nicole Zuraitis "Failing" from Hive Mind (Dot Time) 2:41:31
  • Katie Bull "The Sea Is Full of Song" from All Hot Bodies Radiate (Ashokan) 2:45:34
  • Host speaks 2:49:20
  • Melissa Aldana "Dos Casas Un Puente" from Visions (Motema) 2:51:54
  • Kris Davis "Sympodial Sunflower" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic Records) 3:00:14
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia "Hippityville (feat. Norma Winstone)" from Straight Ahead to the UK (Dash Hoffman Records) 3:04:27
  • Ethel Ennis "Hey You" from If Women Ruled the World (Savoy Jazz) 3:11:52
  • Host speaks 3:16:39
  • Hiromi "Spectrum" from Spectrum (Telarc International) 3:20:20
  • Teri Roiger "When Love Was You and Me" from Dear Abbey (Inner Circle) 3:25:20
  • Camila Meza "Awaken" from Ambar (Sony Masterworks) 3:28:15
  • Host speaks 3:34:46
  • Brittany Anjou "Starlight" from Enamiĝo Reciprokataj (Origin) 3:36:41
  • Peggy Lee "My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)" from Christmas With Peggy Lee (Capitol ) 3:39:42
  • Tom Waits "New Year's Eve" from Bad As Me (ANTI-) 3:42:46
  • Lori Williams "Auld Lang Syne" from Full Circle (Self released) 3:47:11
  • Host speaks 3:51:36
  • Janice Friedman "Nocturned Left" from Live at Kitano (Self released) 3:54:04


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