Hey Mister Jesse #036

Welcome to episode #036 of Hey Mister Jesse. December's show features a swinging holiday eMusic 8-Count Swing, an interview with Lech Wierzynski of The California Honeydrops and songs from their new album, another swinging mash-up from DJ G3RsT, and plenty of audience feedback! (75 minutes)

00:45 Welcome to episode #036 of Hey Mister Jesse.
01:57 News: Yehoodi Radio
- December Guest DJ: Jason "JK" Kolucki (New Jersey)
04:19 News: AmieStreet.com Update
- Anita O'Day - Live At Mingo's (with Norman Simmons)
06:52 News: Soulful Podcast
- Nov. 18th interview with soul singer Raphael Saadiq on The Sound Of Young America
09:16 News: Recent Holiday Finds
- Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (reissued) (available from AmazonMp3 and iTunes)
- Tony Bennett - A Swingin' Christmas Featuring The Count Basie Big Band (available from AmazonMp3 and iTunes)
- To learn more about Tony's daugher Antonia, visit her website: www.antoniabennett.com
- Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: A Jazz & Blues Christmas

News: Electronic Stocking Stuffer
- Paul Tillotson - Lindy Hop Blues (available from AmazonMp3, iTunes Plus and eMusic!)


8-Count Swing: Holiday Swing on eMusic.com
8 fresh swinging holiday tracks from eMusic.com.

8. "Blue Christmas" by The Boilermaker Jazz Band - Swingin' the Season
7. "Santa Claus Came In the Spring" by Sackville All Stars - Christmas Record
6. "Trim Your Tree" by Asylum Street Spankers - Christmas Spanking
5. "Christmas Come But Once A Year" by Charmaine Neville - Christmas In New Orleans
4. "Hootie's Christmas Baby" by Jim Galloway and Jay McShann - Jim & Jay's Christmas
3. "Santa, Swing Me A Christmas Tune" by Banu Gibson - 'Zat You, Santa Claus?
2. "Wrap Yourself in a Christmas Package" by Randy Greer & Ignasi Terraza Trio - Christmas Swings In Barcelona
1. "What Will Santa Claus Say" by Mark Shane's X-mas Allstars - Christmas Jazz Vol. 2


- "Baby, It's Cold Outside (Mulato Beat Remix)" by Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton - Holiday Lounge: The Christmas Remixes

Producers Picks on Yehoodi Radio:
As a companion to the podcast, I record a monthly show for Yehoodi Radio called "Producers Picks". During December, tune in to listen to the holiday songs from this 8-Count Swing in their entirety:
Mondays: 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific and 2am Eastern / 11pm Pacific
Thursdays: 12pm Eastern / 9am Pacific and 11pm Eastern / 8pm Pacific

Please let us know if YOU have an 8-Count Swing suggestion.


Song: "Honeydrops Theme" by The California Honeydrops - Soul Tub

40:41 Interview: Lech Wierzynski
- For more information, visit The California Honeydrops' website and myspace site

Song: "Soul Tub (Reprise)" by The California Honeydrops - Soul Tub

57:48 Feedback
- Bernard Berkhout (Netherlands) shares a video of his big band performing "Swingtime In The Rockies".
- Matt Greenwood (Melbourne, Australia) shares an entertaining video "The Wiggles Wiggle and Learn The Mooche".
- Henrik Eriksson (Uppsala, Sweden) recommends a jump blues song called "Where Did You Go, Bettie Page" by Rick Vito on the album Band Box Boogie and a great book about swing music called Swing: The Essential Listening Companion by Scott Yanow. Don't forget to check out Henrik's great blog, Swing, Jazz and Blues - Dance To The Music. For those not familiar with Bettie Page, visit her website.
- Morgan Day (Orange, CA) recommends the Japanese band Kansas City Band and their album Otonanojijou (Yay! It's available on eMusic!).
- DJ G3RSt shares another swinging mash-up
1:10:01 Thanks

Song: "Bloom To Me" (Nirvana's "In Bloom" vs. Koop's "Come To Me") by DJ G3RsT