Hey Mister Jesse #008

Episode #008 of the Hey Mister Jesse podcast is now available to download and enjoy. August’s show features news, Jesse's eight favorite songs by swinging trios, an interview with and songs by Ron Sunshine from New York, New York and listener questions and comments. (62 minutes)

00:45 Welcome to episode #008 of Hey Mister Jesse
02:05 News: Yehoodi Radio
- August Guest DJ is Hep Jen from San Francisco (formerly Seattle) For more info on her: www.hepjen.com.
- Call for feedback and suggestions about the new format of Yehoodi Radio
03:26 News: Recent Find
- "Juneteenth Jamboree" by Catherine Russell - Cat (available in iTunes)
06:43 News: Available on iTunes
- "Let Me Off Uptown" by Anita O'Day w/ The Three Sounds and Roy Eldridge (available in iTunes)
09:21 News: Upcoming Release by Solomon Douglas
- Swingmatism, the brand-new CD by the Solomon Douglas Swingtet, is now available for advance purchase online! Visit www.solomondouglas.com for more information.
- Listen to clip of "For Dancers Only"
11:11 News: Outtake from Alex Pangman's interview
- Listen to some entertaining behind-the-scenes banter.
13:11 News: Follow-up about Mel Tormé
- The band playing with Mel Torme on "Sent For You Yesterday" is The Frank Wess Orchestra.
14:23 News: We're got a new easy-to-remember URL
- www.heymisterjesse.com
14:45 8-Count Swing: Swinging Piano Trios!
8 of my favorite songs by swinging piano trios. I chose to pick 8 of my favorite songs that I regularly play for dancers AND that are under 5 minutes long. Many songs are available on iTunes, and I have included links below when they are.

8. "Freda (The Girl With The Curly Hair)" by Vince Guaraldi - A Boy Named Charlie Brown (4:35) (available in iTunes)
7. "Blues For Stephanie" by Monty Alexander - Reunion In Europe (2:26)
6. "Smooth Sailing" by Tommy Flanagan - Lady Be Good…For Ella (3:50)
5. "A Smooth One" by Junior Mance - Junior (3:31) (available in iTunes)
4. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" by Jay McShann - For Dancers Only (3:55) (available in iTunes)
3. "Golden Earrings" by Ray Bryant - Ray Bryant Trio (4:53) (available in iTunes)
2. "Makin' Bread Again" by The Three Sounds - Live at the Lighthouse (3:44)
1. "Moten Swing" by Oscar Peterson - Night Train (2:55) (available in iTunes)

And some bonus material that doesn't technically fall into the "trio" category but deserves some spotlighting for the prominent piano playing none-the-less:

3. "Rockhouse, Parts 1 & 2" by Ray Charles - Blues + Jazz (3:57) (available in iTunes)
2. "That's My Kick" by Erroll Garner - That's My Kick (2:47) (available in iTunes)
1. "Funky Good Time" by Paul Tillotson - Funky Good Time (4:04)

32:05 Song: "Coffee and Reefer" by Ron Sunshine & Full Swing - Deluxe (available in iTunes)
36:19 Interview: Ron Sunshine (New York, New York)
54:50 Song: "Life Is Changing" by Ron Sunshine & Full Swing - Unreleased

For more information about about Ron Sunshine and to purchase his many CDs, visit www.ronsunshine.com. His music is also available on iTunes. Look for "Life is Changing" on an upcoming release.

59:07 Audio Feedback

Comments from Emily (New York, New York).

Comments from Viet (pronounced "Fight") (Germany).

Question from Daniel (London, England) about international swing music.
Play clip of "I Van Enkulu" by The Cool Crooners of Bulawayo - Putumayo Presents Swing Around The World

Submit your questions and comments via email to jesse@yehoodi.com or by calling our comment line 201-984-SHOW(7469).

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