So. This past Sunday: no playlist. I really like putting these together. But the hit count on the Sunday Fred FM playlist pages was lower than most all of the other pages of the week, on average. And not one single comment had been left for any of them, telling me (in my roughly intuitive thinking) that the traffic was minimal. And with minimal traffic, I assumed that chances were the playlists may have been lightly visited but were almost certainly not being listened to. I still think I was right about that. I decided to stop doing them, and reclaim the couple of hours of time I’d been spending to construct them.
But, on the Monday just past, I received a comment on the prior day’s post – the post that replaced the regular Sunday playlist. It read: “I missed your Sunday playlist this week.” Heck, yeah, it surprised me…I didn’t think that anyone was listening!
The comment was left by Blair Cox, who has been visiting this website almost daily since I started it back in November of 2007. In honor of Blair, I put together this playlist to honor his loyalty to Spitball Army, and to reflect his superb tastes in music, especially jazz-flavored genres and female vocalists. Thank you, sir!
Approximate playing time: 79 minutes.
- Duke Ellington “A Night at the Cotton Club, Part 1 / Cotton Club Stomp / Misty Mornin’ (live)” (1929)
- Greyboy “Mastered the Art”
- Eddi Reader “Bell, Book and Candle” (1999)
- Lobo “Don’t Expect Me to Be Your Friend” (1973)
- Darrell Scott with Mary Gauthier “Joan of Arc” (2008)
- Dawn Landes “Picture Show” (2007)
- Blue Jays “White Cliffs of Dover” (1960s)
- Christopher Wilson “Dezilde al Cavallero Que” (1992)
- Scott Walker “The Old Man’s Back Again” (1969)
- Dave Collins & Ansel “Double Barrel” (1971)
- Cheri Knight “That I Might See” (1995)
- Ana Egge “Wedding Dress” (2004)
- Destroyer “Blue Flower / Blue Flame” (2008)
- Oscar Peterson “Blues in the Night” (1954)
- Oleta Adams “You’ve Got to Give Me Room” (1990)
- Charles Brown “I Put Myself Together”
- Rory Block “Pictures of You” (1996)
- Bill Frisell “Del Close” (2004)
- The Bear Quartet “Bastard” (1997)
Fred FM playlist (11 April 2010)
Thanks for listening…Cheers to you, Blair!