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POP Goes The World!

Dec 2013



This is a show I did in 2008 on the 28th anniversary of John Lennon's passing.

John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
The Beatles - Sweet Little Sixteen (live Chuck Berry Cover)
The Beatles - I Got A Woman (live Ray Charles Cover)
The Beatles - You Really Got A Hold On Me (live Smokey Robinson & The Miracles cover)

The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping
The Beatles - I'm So Tired
The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry
John Lennon - Working Class Hero
John Lennon - Power To The People

John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night
The Beatles - You're Gonna Lose That Girl
The Beatles - The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
The Beatles - Baby You're A Rich Man

John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
John Lennon - #9 Dream
The Beatles - Dear Prudence
John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

The Beatles - The Walrus
John Lennon - Instant Karma
The Beatles - Revolution 1
The Beatles - I'm A Loser
The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
The Beatles - Nowhere Man

John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
The Beatles - In My Life
John Lennon - Mind Games

The Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
The Beatles - Yer Blues
The Beatles - Happiness Is A Warm Gun

John Lennon - Happy Christmas/Give Peace A Chance

Jan 2012

Farewell Blend


  Putting the smiley face emoticon at the end of my 5 year tenure hosting The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend!

This is my final blend as I'll be moving my acutely fine tuned "pop" aesthetic nxet week to Tues. nights from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

(if you haven't done so yet, I'd love it if you joined my facebook page for my new show, Pop Goes The World here )

Song Artist Album Year
Hello, I Must Be Going Groucho Marx
Goodbye, Goodnight Jars Of Clay If I Left The Zoo 1999
Bye, Bye, Bye Jellyfish Spilt Milk 1993
Goodbye Girl (Squeeze cover) The Shins 2011
Goodbye Goodtimes Gary Charlson Titan: It's All Pop! Sampler 2008
Bye Bye Love The Cars The Cars 1978
Hello Goodbye The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1967
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Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley Grace 1994
Bye Bye Beaute Nada Surf If I Had A Hi-Fi 2010
A Fond Farewell Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill 2004
P.S. Goodbye The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically 1985
The Goodbye Song Space Suburban Rock 'N' Roll 2004
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Kiss Goodbye Girls Names Dead To Me 2011
Goodbye Best Coast Crazy For You 2010
Say Goodbye From Bubblegum To Sky A Soft Kill 2008
We Said Goodbye Bela No One Will Know 2007
I Ain't Saying My Goodbyes Tom Vek We Have Sound 2005
Song To Say Goodbye Placebo Meds 2006
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Say Goodbye Cheap Trick Cheap Trick 1997
The Long Goodbye Army Navy The Last Place 2011
One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell Morrissey Years Of Refusal 2009
No Way To Say Goodbye Emmet Swimming Big Night Without You 1998
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So Long Baby Goodbye The Blasters The Blasters 1981
Goodbye-Goodbye Oingo Boingo Best O Boingo 1992
Goodbye Baby Empire Dogs Love Attacks!!! 2004
Goodbye The Coral The Coral 2002
Saying Goodbye The Muffs The Muffs 1993
Say Goodbye Slickee Boys Cybernetic Dreams Of Pi 1983
Bye Bye Baby Social Distortion Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell 1992
Goodbye To You Scandal Scandal EP 1982
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Bye Bye Baby Bay City Rollers
Kiss Me Goodbye Petula Clark
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Never Can Say Goodbye The Communards Red 1987

Jan 2012

All Hopped Up On The Ganache

  When life is cake, everything else is ganache!

This is a fact that had only recently become apparent to me.

Especially since I'd never even HEARD of "ganache", let alone TRY it until 2 weeks ago, and for a European foodie such as myself , that's just downright unacceptable!

Rest assured, in the last 2 weeks I've been making up for it.

Song Artist Album Year
Mary's Prayer Danny Wilson Meet Danny Wilson 1985
Could Have Been Friends This Perfect Day C-60 1998
Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw Human Racing 1984
I Must Be Dreaming Mink DeVille Sportin' Life 1985
Different Kind Of Girl The Beat The Beat 1980
Now The Plimsouls The Plimsouls 1981
Girl Don't Tell Me (Beach Boys cover) The Smithereens 1980
Cry For A Shadow (Beatles cover) Translator The Best Of Translator: Everywhere That We're Not 1983
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Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five The Golden Dogs Big Eye Little Eye 2006
Sunflower Paul Weller Wild Wood 1993
Looting Takes The Waiting Out Of Wanting Bricolage Bricolage 2009
The Best Things In Life The Silver Seas Chateau Revenge! 2010
Breakfast By The Mattress Kristoffer Ragnstam Sweet Bills 2007
Cheap Champagne Sloan Parallel Play 2008
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Say No To Love The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Say No To Love 2010
The Bells Ring The Swimming Pool Q's The Swimming Pool Q's 1984
Blush The Hummingbirds loveBUZZ 1989
Might Be Stars The Wannadies The Wannadies 1997
Faces On Stone The Dentists Behind The Door I Keep The Universe 1994
Hollywood Girl Menswear Nuisance 1995
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Bohemian Like You The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia 2000
Catch The Sun Doves Lost Souls 2000
Solar Sister The Posies Frosting On The Beater 1993
23 Below Freezing Jon Auer 2000
Happy Kid Nada Surf Let Go 2002
Happy Man Greg Kihn Band Kihntinued 1982
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Proto The Elevator Drops People Mover 1997
Old School Bran Van 3000 Glee 1998
Staying Cool Natalie Portman's Shaved Head Glistening Pleasure 2008
Jump In The Pool Friendly Fires Friendly Fires 2008
Regret New Order Republic 1993
Happy Ned's Atomic Dustbin God Fodder 1991
Jan 2012

Metaphorical Soaring

  As some of you may or may not know, after helming The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend for 5 years I was offered the opportunity to change time slots and I decided to take it.

My new show will air on Tuesday nights from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. right here on WRIR and will be called Pop Goes The World! and will start airing 1/31

So I have 3 more Monday Morning Breakfast Blends left, but not to worry, I wouldn't leave you high & dry, not after all we've been through.

We've laughed, we've cried, we sang songs for chrissakes!

So I've secured the most excellent Allison Apperson to take over The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend and she has my utmost confidence to insure that your Monday mornings remain suck-less!

Please join the facebook page for my new show Pop Goes The World! here

Song Artist Album Year
Hold On Hope Guided By Voices Do The Collapse 2002
Like A Fool Ryan Adams Score! 20 Years Of Merge Records: The Covers! `200
Stars Of CCTV Hard-Fi Stars Of CCTV 2005
Slapped Actress The Hold Steady Stay Positive 2008
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Every Beat Of The Heart The Railway Children Native Place 1990
The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys This Is The Sea 1985
Into The Blue Geneva Further 1997
Loon Poole Loon EP 1995
Without Love Satchel The Family 1996
Changing Man Paul Weller Stanley Road 1995
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Good Thing The Woodentops Giant 1995
High The Cure Wish 1992
You Should Close The Door Craft Spells Idle Labor 2011
Hazel Weekend Red 2011
I Say Nothing Voice Of The Beehive Let It Bee 1988
Timeless Melody The La's The La's 1990
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Tonight Let's Dance Elefant Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid 2003
Leaving On The 5th Voxhaul Broadcast Timing Is Everything 2011
Moving Clocks Run Slow We Were Promised Jetpacks These Four Walls 2009
Glass Harmonica Arms Summer Skills 2011
Fall Hard Shout Out Louds Work 2010
The Same To You Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves 2009
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At Midnight The Mighty Lemon Drops Laughter 1989
Lost The Mary Onettes The Mary Onettes 2007
She Says VHS or BETA Bring On The Comets 2007
Cemetary Lawn The Rosebuds Night Of The Furies 2007
My Leather, My Fur, My Nails Stepdad Ordinaire 2011
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Just Don't Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' 2011
Jan 2012

Ok, let’s try this again…

  I can't take credit for this pithy sentiment as it pertains to the beginning of this year.

The honor for that goes to Charles Williams, host of "The Other Black Music" and co-host of "The Motherland Influence", but if there was a nail to be hit, that was it!

It seems to have been the general consensus, talking to people and reading over the last couple of days, that 2011 left very little to be desired, pretty much across the board.

Surely we can do better than 2011!

So let's all collectively take a deep breath and try this again, shall we?

Alright, huddle up.

2012 on three.





Song Artist Album Year
That Was Then But This Is Now ABC Beauty Stab 1983
Here Come The Good Times A-House Wide Eyed and Ignorant 1994
68 Guns The Alarm Declaration 1984
The Irish Keep Gate Crashing The Thrills Let's Bottle Bohemia 2004
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The Apple Of My Eye Damien Dempsey Seize The Day 2003
Like Castanets Bishop Allen The Broken String 2007
Memory Lane Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill 2004
Once Around The Block Badly Drawn Boy The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast 2000
Round and Round Paul Weller Paul Weller 1992
Footprints On Water The BellRays Hard Sweet & Sticky 2008
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Love & Kisses Altered Images Happy Birthday 1981
I Kiss The Flower In Bloom Close Lobsters Foxheads Stalk THis Land 1987
Butterfly Kisses The Depreciation Guild In Her Gentle Jaws 2007
Kiss Me On The Bus The Replacements Tim 1985
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend The Rubinoos Back To The Drawing Board 1979
When You Love Somebody Fruit Bats Mouthfuls 2003
Home Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Up From Below 2009
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Poor Boy Split Enz True Colours 1980
Brand New Friend Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Easy Pieces 1985
Blue Skies For Everyone Bob Schnieder Lonelyland 2001
Underdog Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 2007
The Last Polka Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five 1995
Wax and Wire Loch Lomond Night Bats 2009
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Ageless Beauty Stars Set Yourself On Fire 2005
Breather Chapterhouse Whirlpool 1991
Fingerpops Garageland Last Exit To Garageland 1996
Stars Were Exploding Good Luck Into Lake Grify 2008
Atmosphere The Oranges Band The World an Everthing In It 2005
Scale It Back DJ Shadow w/Little Dragon The Less You Know,The Better 2011
Perfect Day Lou Reed Transformer 1972
And I Remember Every Kiss Jens Lekmen Night Falls Over Kortedala 2007
Dec 2011

Beat it kid…I’m off the clock.

  Santa may be done with you, but The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend isn't!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and I also hope you have room for one more present, namely the musical highlights for The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend this past year.

That's right, it's not a "Best Of" show, per se, 'cause quite frankly, ranking and quantifying something as subjective as music is far too bourgeois for The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend's tastes!

A matter of semantics?


But if there's ANYTHING you've (hopefully) learned after 5 years of The Monday Morning Breakfast Blend is to just simply ENJOY THE MUSIC!

Song Artist Album Year
Midnight City M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 2011
Benny & The Jets TV Girl Benny & The Jets 2011
Young Dreams Young Dreams Young Dreams 011
Butterfly Delicate Steve Wondervisions 2011
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All The Sand In All The Seas DeVotchKa !00 Lovers 2011
Dr. Landy I'm From Barcelona Forever Today 2011
Everything You See (kids count hallelujahs) Portugal, The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud 2011
Money The Drums Portamento 2011
I Wanna Know The Cry! 2011
Wolf Teeth JD McPherson Signs and Signifiers 2011
I Am Disappeared Frank Turner England Keep My Bones 2011
Beat Fly Tiny Danza You Can Have It All... 2011
Don't Gotta Work It Out Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin' Up The Pieces 2011
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Live Those Days Tonight Friendly Fires Pala 2011
Radio Capital La Vida Boheme Nuestra 2011
How Dangerous Smoking Popes This Is Only A Test 2011
Yonkers Pretty & Nice 2011
If You Wanna The Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines 2011
Maniac Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical 2011
Tongue Tied Grouplove Never Trust A Happy Song 2011
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Running For Your Life Tommy Keene Behind The Parade 2011
Unkind Sloan The Double Cross 2011
The Unsinkable Fats Domino Guided By Voices Let's Go Eat The Factory 2011
Senator Steve Malkmus & The Jicks Mirror Traffic 2011
Moonshine My Pet Dragon Mountains & Cities 2011
Options Gomez Whatever's On Your Mind 2011
Mind Malaise Hezekiah Jones Have You Seen Our New Fort? 2011
Legend In My Own Mind The Stepkids The Stepkids 2011
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Ponzi The Felice Brothers Celebration, Florida 2011
Dec 2011

The Gentleman’s Guide To Amputation

  Morning all, Enzo here sitting in for George once again as he puts the finishing touches on his (undoubtably) oscar worthy performance in Spielberg's "Lincoln" movie (is there a  category for "Most Grizzled"?)


Tom Waits / On The Nickel

Nick Drake / Day Is Done

Cousteau / The Last Good Day Of The Year

The Style Council / My Ever Changing Moods (acoustic)

Scott Cossu / Oristano Sojourn

Eldar / I Remember When


Mamma Cass Elliot / Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Van Morrison / I'm Confessin'

Madeleine Peyroux / My Sister Kate

Sondre Lerche & The Faces Down Quartet / Night and Day

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees / Coleen

Lydia Ooghe / Girlfriend


Paris Combo / Fibre De Verre

Pink Martini / Sympathique

George Brassens / Je M'Suis Fait Tout Petit

Rosa Passos / Aquas De Marco

Robinella & The CC String Plan / Blanket For My Soul

Sanseverino / Mal ? Mains


France Gall / Laisse Tomber Les Filles

Dinah Washington / Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? (Rae & Christian remix)

David-Alexandre Winter / Que'Est-Ce  Que J'ai Danse'!

Gal Costa / Chiclete Con Banana

Bandabardo' / Gomez

Menahan Street Band / Home Again!


Nouvelle Vague / Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks cover)

The Jolly Boys / The Passenger (Iggy Pop cover)

The Ruby Suns / Oh, Mojave

Patrick & Eugene / Old Times

Lou Reed / Goodnight Ladies


Peggy Lee / Is That All There Is?

Dec 2011

Gettin’ My Monday On!

  As you can see, I ain't messin' around this morning.

Join me and we'll bitch slap Monday morning together.

Song Artist Album Year
Overkill Men At Work Cargo 1983
Fallen Angel Alphaville Forever Young 1984
Pop Goes The World Men Without Hats Pop Goes The World 1987
Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann Nena Feuer und Flamme 1984
Never Let Me Down Depeche Mode Music For The Masses 1987
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All I Wanna Do Is Rock Travis Good Feeling 1997
Sermon Underground Papa Vegas Hello Vertigo 1999
Planet Claire The B 52's The B 52's 1979
Mongoloid Devo Are We Not Men? 1978
Never In A Million Years The Boomtown Rats V Deep 1982
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Benny and the Jets TV Girl Benny and the Jets EP 2011
Cheap and Cheerful The Kills Midnight Boom 2008
Starz In Their Eyes Just Jack Overtones 2007
Telecommunication A Flock Of Seagulls A Flock Of Seagulls 1982
When You Were Mine Prince Dirty Mind 1980
Double Life The Cars Candy-O 1979
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The Jean Genie David Bowie Aladdine Sane 1973
Work-A-Day World The Beat The Beat 1980
Everyday Things The Plimsouls The Plimsouls 1981
Boy About Town The Jam Sound Effects 1980
Schooldays The Starjets 1979
Into The Valley The Skids 1979
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Stutter Elastica Elastica 1995
Hangin' On The Telephone Blondie Parallel Lines 1978
The KKK Took My Baby Away The Ramones Pleasent Dreams 1981
Jack Names The Planets After You Ash Trailer 1995
Stranger Than Fiction Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction 1994
I Live For Speed The Star Spangles Bazooka!!! 2003
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A Good Night For My Drinkin' Supersuckers Motherf*ckers Be Trippin' 2003
A More Perfect Union Titus Andronicus The Monitor 2010
Stars Jukebox The Ghost Everything Under The Sun 2010
Come Out To Play UB40 UB40 1988

Nov 2011

Jerkin’ Blend

  Stop workin'


Do I really need to say anymore?

Song Artist Album Year
Until We Burn In The Sun (the kids just want a love song) Bedouin Soundclash Street Gospels 2007
Another Sunny Day Belle & Sebastian The Life Pursuit 2006
I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star The Boy Least Likely To The Best Party Ever 2005
Looking For Atlantis Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback 1990
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Maybe, I Don't Know The Elevator Drops People Mover 1997
Trains To Brazil Guillemots Through The Windowpane 2006
More Lights Georgie James Places 2007
On The Radio Gary Reynolds & The Brides Of Obscurity Instant Happiness 2006
Big FM Radio Hit Head Like A Kite There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere 2008
Beetlebum Blur Blur 1997
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Maniac Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical 2011
Like An Animal Hatcham Social About Girls 2011
Hard To Beat Hard-Fi Stars Of CCTV 2005
We Used To Be Friends The Dandy Warhols Welcome To The Monkey House 2003
Repatriated Handsome Furs Sound Kapital 2011
Schizophrenia Jukebox The Ghost Everything Under The Sun 2010
Lyin' Ass Bitch Fishbone Fishbone 1985
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Jesus Flag American Fish Cuckoo Chaos Woman 2011
Options Gomez Whatever's On Your Mind 2011
Glass Harmonica Arms Summer Skills 2011
Young Dreams Young Dreams Young Dreams 2011
Sharp! Casper & The Cookies Modern Silence 2009
Japanese War Tuba Everything Absent Or Distorted (a love story) The Great Collapse 2008
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Dynamo The Golden Dogs Big Eye Little Eye 2006
I Love You 'Cause I Have To Dogs Die In Hot Cars Please Describe Yourself 2004
In Transit Albert Hammond Jr. Yours To Keep 2006
Young Love Bare Wires Seeking Love 2010
The Unsinkable Fats Domino Guided By Voices We Won't Apologize For The Human Race/ The Unsinkable Fats Domino - Single 2011
Follow The Leader/The Answer Was You Sloan The Double Cross 2011
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I'm So Happy Hokus Pick Snappy 1997
Nov 2011

Is it too early to start drinking?

  Enzo here filling in for George once again as he continues to hobnob with Hollywood's finest!

Went digging and blew the dust off some classic nuggets for this morning.

Pure pop gems from the 30's, 40's, and 50's.

Grab a cup of coffee (or something harder, if only to avoid these ... ahem... ladies), and we'll dance the morning away!


All Of Me / Billie Holiday

Out Of Nowhere / Teddy Wilson ft. Lena Horne

Stormy Monday Blues / Billy Eckstine with Earl Hines & his Orchestra

Don't Get Around Much Anymore / The Ink Spots

Coquette / Jimmie Lunceford

He Likes It Slow / Butterbeans & Susie with Louis Armstrong's Hot Five


Sweet Georgia Brown / The Mills Brothers

Brazil / Django Reinhardt

Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue / Savoy Orpheans

Just One Of Those Things / Richard Himber with his Ritz Carlton Orchestra

Button Up Your Overcoat / Jack Hylton & His Orchestra

Mahogany Hall Stomp / Louis Armstrong

After You've Gone / Charlston Chasers


Night Train / Duke Ellington

Tishomingo Blues / Bunk Johnson

Hotch Razz-Ma-Tazz / Cab Calloway

All That Meat and No Potatoes / Louis Armstrong & His All Stars ft. Velma Middleton

When I Get Low I Get High / Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra


The Flat Foot Floogie / Slim & Slam

(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Nat King Cole Trio

Five Guys Named Moe / Louis Jordan

Tain't What You Do (it's the way that you do it) / Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra ft. Trummy Young

There'll Be No Next Time / Louis Prima ft. Sam Butera

Honeydrippin' Daddy / Amos Milburn


Memphis Blues / Sydney Bichet & Art Hodes' Hot 5

Down South Camp Meetin' / Fletcher Henderson & Henry "Red" Allen

King Porter Stomp / Benny Goodman

When Day Is Done / Mildred Bailey & Her Swing Band

The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Mel Powell & His Orchestra

I Found A New Baby / Bud Freeman & The Summa Cum Laude Orchestra


Shake That Thing / Wynonie Harris

Honey Hush / Big Joe Turner

Whipper Snapper / LaVern Baker

One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer / Amos Milborn

Down Home Girl / The Coasters

Hot Nuts (get 'em from the peanut man) / Georgia White

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