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Fred FM playlist: 11 April 2010 “Blair Cox”

April 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

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.

  1. Duke Ellington  “A Night at the Cotton Club, Part 1 / Cotton Club Stomp / Misty Mornin’ (live)” (1929)
  2. Greyboy  “Mastered the Art”
  3. Eddi Reader  “Bell, Book and Candle”  (1999)
  4. Lobo  “Don’t Expect Me to Be Your Friend”  (1973)
  5. Darrell Scott with Mary Gauthier  “Joan of Arc”  (2008)
  6. Dawn Landes  “Picture Show”  (2007)
  7. Blue Jays  “White Cliffs of Dover”  (1960s)
  8. Christopher Wilson  “Dezilde al Cavallero Que”  (1992)
  9. Scott Walker  “The Old Man’s Back Again”  (1969)
  10. Dave Collins & Ansel  “Double Barrel”  (1971)
  11. Cheri Knight  “That I Might See”  (1995)
  12. Ana Egge  “Wedding Dress”  (2004)
  13. Destroyer  “Blue Flower / Blue Flame”  (2008)
  14. Oscar Peterson  “Blues in the Night”  (1954)
  15. Oleta Adams  “You’ve Got to Give Me Room”  (1990)
  16. Charles Brown  “I Put Myself Together”
  17. Rory Block  “Pictures of You”  (1996)
  18. Bill Frisell  “Del Close”  (2004)
  19. The Bear Quartet  “Bastard”  (1997)

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Fred FM playlist (11 April 2010)

Thanks for listening…Cheers to you, Blair!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stu // Apr 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Hey, *I* listened….and made snarky comments via Twitter.

  • 2 David Pinto // Apr 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Loved “Blues in the Night.” I’ve been looking for a great vocal rendition, can you recommend one?

  • 3 spitballarmy // Apr 11, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Stu – Exactly.

    DP – re. “Blues in the Night:” I learned this song from the 1961 Ella Fitzgerald version (from “The Harold Arlen Song Book” album), and it’s still my favorite vocal rendition – it’s sultry, humid, and jazzy, and sounds, to me, pretty much as the title suggests it should. There are a lot of other covers of it, though, probably one by your favorite jazz singers. But check out that Ella track.

  • 4 robneyer // Apr 12, 2010 at 4:37 AM

    I appreciate you.

  • 5 Blair Cox // Apr 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM

    Thanks for the dedication, Fred. Bimi and I listened to vocal versions of “Blues in the Night” by Sinatra, Bennett and Clooney as well as your recommended version by Miss Ella. We agree with you that Ella’s version is the best.

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