Hey Mister Jesse #025

Welcome to episode #025 of Hey Mister Jesse. January's show features some great new releases, an 8-Count Swing celebrating the swinging music of Oscar Peterson, an interview with Pete Petersen from Portland, Oregon, a new song by Pete Petersen and The Porkpie Septet, and lots of international audience feedback! (80 minutes)

00:47 Welcome to episode #025 of Hey Mister Jesse.
02:08 News: Yehoodi Radio
- January Guest DJ: Dan Newsome (Denver, CO)
- Check out a great video of Dan, his partner Tiffany, and their group 23 Skidoo performing at Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2007
04:31 News: New Releases
- We discussed Jesse going to Skratch DJ Acamdemy while visiting NYC over Xmas
- Stompy Jones - That's Alright! (and be sure to check out their new video for "Born To Love Her")
- Paul Tillotson with The Love Trio - Lindy Hop Blues: Live at Jelly Roll

News: Nikki Yanofsky Update
- Just a reminder that Nikki Yanofsky currently has nine songs available for free download on her website. Enjoy the music and send her an email letting her know how much you enjoy the music!
- And be sure to visit Spuds' new venue Night Beat on Sunday nights in San Francisco to hear the finest swinging soul music!


8-Count Swing: Oscar Peterson
8 of my favorite swinging songs by the late great Oscar Peterson.

On December 23rd, 2007, Oscar Peterson passed away at age 82. He is one of my favorite swinging musicians of all time, and he will sadly be missed. I had already been planning to do this feature last month inspired by an email from Patrik Ohrstrom (Stockholm, Sweden), and this feels like the perfect time for us to reflect on the wonderful music Oscar Peterson has shared with us over the years.

8. "Take The A-Train" - Oscar Peterson Plays The Duke Ellington Songbook (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)
7. "Bun's Blues" (with Count Basie) - Satch and Josh (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)
6. "Let's Fall In Love" (with Louis Armstrong) - Louis Armstrong meets Oscar Peterson (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)
5. "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" - With Respect To Nat (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)
4. "Blues For Smedley" (with Clark Terry) - Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)
3. "Blues For Big Scotia" - Bursting Out With The All-Star Big Band! (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)
2. "You Are My Sunshine" (with Bill Henderson) - Bill Henderson with the Oscar Peterson Trio (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)
1. "Band Call" - Night Train (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)

Don't forget to also pick up Oscar Peterson's autobiography A Jazz Odyssey and the companion CD (available from Amazonmp3 and iTunes)

And be sure to visit www.oscarpeterson.com to learn more about his amazing life.

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


Interview: Pete Petersen
- For more information about Pete Petersen & The Porkie Septet, to purchase all of their albums and to find out about their touring schedule, visit www.petepetersen.com.


Song: "Release The Horns!!" by Pete Petersen & The Porkie Septet - Keep Your Hat On

54:37 Feedback
-Bonnie Prater (Portland, OR) lets us know that Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas is also available on eMusic.
- Leif Bjerborg (Little Beat Records, Denmark) gives us a Danish language lesson and explains the meaning on the band name Swingstyrke 7.
- Henrik Eriksson (Uppsala, Sweden) turns us onto Ondrej Havelka & His Melody Makers from the Czech Republic (check out their great video on Henrik's blog) and his favorite street band The Lost Wandering Blues & Jazz Band (read Henrik's blog postings about the band).
- Bernard Berkhout (Netherlands), clarinetist from the group 4beat6, writes to tell us about his website, where you can find out about his amazing big band, The Bernard Berkhout's Swing Orchestra, and his smaller group, The Swingmates.
- Robert Cullen (Eindhoven, Netherlands) shares the danceable sounds of the The Jimmie Lunceford Legacy Orchestra. Their CD can be ordered by writing an e-mail to band leader Robert Veen at robertveen@orange.nl.
Sam Carroll (Melbourne, Australia) turns us onto Carol Ralph, a swinging singer from Melbourne, Australia and her Swinging Jazz Portrait CD.
1:19:00 Thanks