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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Jazz and Comedy, Part Two

The second in a series on my program The Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour on WZBC. The tough part about doing these shows is finding usable material for this time slot (6-7pm).  Many comedians-Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley and others-just don't have the same punch when they weren't "working blue." Still, there are laughs here and good sounds.

Red Rodney “Rhythm in a Riff”  (Fresh Sounds 1955)
Lenny Bruce “Marriage, Divorce and Motels”
Stan Getz “As I Live and Bop” (Classic 1946)
Patricia Barber “Gotcha” (Classic)
Nichols and May “A Little More Gauze” (Reprise)
Kurt Elling “The Very Thought of You” This Time its Love (Blue Note 1998)
Woody Allen “Standup on Jack Paar (1962)
Jack Teagarden “St James Infirmary” (1940)
George Carlin “Modern Man” 
Dick Gregory “Standup on Merv Griffin (1965)
Bennie Green “Rhumblues” from Go Ahead and Blow (Ocium 1954)

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