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November 9, 2001
WFMU's late great Vanilla Bean described his show thusly:
"Champagne for real friends, real pain for sham friends"

ArtistSelectionAlbum   (Label / Date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio
JuJus: Alchemy of the Blues JuJus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways '76)


M.C. Blues

The Camel
(Steeplechase '75)
Raphe Malik Avenue D Speak Easy
(Le Systeme 2001)
Kenny Dorham Basheer's Dream Afro-Cuban
(Blue Note '55)
Pete La Roca Dancing Girls

Turkish Women
at the Bath

(Douglas '67)

Talkover Music:
Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos
Aquí Como Alla Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos
(Atlantic '99)

Walfredo de los Reyes and
His All Star Band
Almost Like Being in Love Cuban Jazz
(Palladium '60s)
Los Terricolas Un Gran Amor Un Sueño
(Discolando '76)

La Lupe

Take It Easy

A Mi Me Llaman La Lupe
(Tico '66)
Eddie Jefferson Oh Gee Body and Soul
(Prestige '68)

Talkover Music:
Bud Powell
Comin' Up The Scene Changes
(Blue Note '58)

Joe Williams How Will I Tell My Heart? A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry
(Roulette '57)
Joe Lee Wilson Hey Look at You Without a Song
(Inner City '69)
Hadda Brooks That's My Desire I've Got News for You
(Pointblank '47)
Bobby Smith Orchestra Blue Keys Jazz at the Apollo
(Official '50)

Lee Green

I Don't Care if the Boat Don't Land

Volume 1

(Document '30)
Charley Taylor Heavy Suitcase Juke Joint Saturday Night
(Yazoo early '30s)
Geechie Wiley Eagle on a Half Mississippi Girls
(DA Music '31)

Talkover Music:
Kurt Schwitters
Vieter teil: presto Ursonate
(Wergo '22)

Texas Law and Justice

Texas Law & Justice
(Arhoolie '73)
Akins Birmigham Boys I Walked and Walked Alabama Stringbands 1924-1937
(Document '28)
Jimmy Murhpy Tears in the Eyes of
a Potato
Southern Roots
(Ace early '60s)
Frankie Miller I Don't Know What to Tell My
Sugar Coated Baby
(Bear Family '52)
Weldon Rogers My Only Love Trying to Get to You
(Bear Family '57)
Ola Vaughn & Bill Parker Darling, If You Love me Goldband Blues Collection, Volume 2
(Collectables '60s)

Talkover Music:
The Steps
Ole Sioh Krontjong Warna-Warni
(Time Stereo '60s)

Artur Nunes Tia Soul of Angola: Anthologie de
la Musique Angolaise 1965-1975

(Lusafrica '65)

Joni Haastrup


Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story
of 1970s Funky Lagos

(Strut '70s)
Orchestre Sim-Sim International Ngogo Orchestre Sim-Sim International
(Plainisphare '85)
Ray Lema & Tyour Gnaoua Mimouna Safi
(Buda Musique 2000)

Talkover Music:
Samba Pa Ti Abraxas
(Columbia '70)

Dackin Dackino Uda Afro-Rock
(Kona '70s)

Bill Cole
Joe Daley

A Man of Outstanding Quality is
Preeminent Among Comrades

Duets and Solo, Volume 2
(Boxholder 2001)

Joe Maneri

After Myself

Paniots Nine

(Avant '61)
New York Art Quintet Llanto de Indio 35th Reunion
(DIW 2000)
William Parker Through Acceptance of the
Mystery Peace
Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace
(Eremite '81)
Tom Waits Frank's Theme Frank's Wild Years
(Island '87)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker
Stand By I Feel Good
(Jewel '71)
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