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Kevin Micka  Everybody   Options 0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
  It's the Ira the K show!   0:00:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mandrill  Git It All   Options 0:02:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Art Freeman  Slippin' Around with You   Options 0:07:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Superchunk  Brand New Love   Options 0:10:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Twinkeyz  1000 Reasons   Options 0:13:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Red Buckets  1000 Reasons   Options 0:16:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lavender Diamond  New Religion   Options 0:19:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lee Dorsey  Holy Cow   Options 0:23:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Roger Simard  Mary Mary   Options 0:26:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
NNB  Well, Oh Well   Options 0:28:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  All Sold Out   Options 0:31:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Montego Joe  Fat Man   Options 0:42:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jazz Composer's Orchestra  Roast   Options 0:47:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sonny Sharrock  Portrait of Linda in Three Colors, All Black   Options 0:59:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Miriam Makeba  Woza   Options 1:07:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lowell Davidson Trio  Strong Tears   Options 1:10:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Milford Graves & Andrew Cyrille  live at Roulette, June 11, 2019   Options 1:18:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Montego Joe 

Fat Man   Options

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The Who  In the City   Options 1:39:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Los Teen Tops  La Suegra   Options 1:41:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ace Frehley  What's On Your Mind   Options 1:45:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dale Crover  I Can't Help You There   Options 1:48:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Crests  Step by Step   Options 1:50:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Allen Toussaint  Southern Nights   Options 1:53:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Dickens  Sho Need Love   Options 1:56:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
John Lee Ziegler  If I Lose Let Me Lose   Options 1:59:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
James Booker  Big Nick   Options 2:03:27 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Actress  Gliding Squares   Options 2:05:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Millie Jackson  Don't Send Nobody Else   Options 2:08:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Chabati Le Jeune  Mani Mani Maane   Options 2:12:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Oxfords  It Serves You Right   Options 2:15:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

f-Ox on the Run  

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Piero Umiliani  Canoe   Options 2:23:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Devin and Gary  Runaway   Options 2:25:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Reizen  Music for Glass, Plastic and Rubber   Options 2:27:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier  Vienna Over the Hills   Options 2:31:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bren't Lewiis Ensemble  Carl Refills the Urn, Part Three   Options 2:41:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Travis LaPlante & Yarn/Wire  Inner Garden III   Options 2:44:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jon Mueller  Ignited Hands   Options 2:45:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Judy Holliday & Gerry Mulligan  Pass That Peace Pipe   Options 2:53:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Thelonious Monk  Abide with Me   Options 2:54:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kevin Micka  Thank You   Options 2:55:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Chuck McCann  outro   Options 2:56:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:02pm Martinibomb:

Hello Ira!
  9:02pm vj pussycat:

happy belated valentine’s day and mardi gras to ira and everybody who chats
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Uncle Michael:

Good evening.
Avatar 9:02pm Cliff just Cliff:

  Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Ira:

Don't neglect the lurkers, vjp. We're glad they're here too.
  9:03pm BH:

good evening to all and a happy Fat Tuesday to those who partake
  9:05pm vj pussycat:

yes ira of course, greetings to all you lurkers too. you know who you are
  9:06pm Rick G:

Cheers Ira and skeleton crew and listeners. Best of luck and wishes to those in the deep freeze.
Avatar 9:07pm anomalee:

have a drink or two on Phunky Phat Tuesday.
  Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Ira:

Way ahead of you, anomalee!
Avatar 9:09pm anomalee:

i like my martinis like my funk. shaken but not stirred.
  9:09pm Booz:

Ok this is setting a tone, one that I am HERE for.
  Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Ira:

Booz: Your comment reminds me of when I've dj'ed in person and people start dancing. All I can think of is how disappointed they're going to be, if not during the next song, then surely the one after.
Avatar 9:11pm StRts:

great cover from a great band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm diciassette:

Team Martini! but out of gin dangit
  9:12pm pwrmnstr:

I’m DEFINITELY playing this song at my wedding
This made me ridiculously happy.
  9:12pm Georgia:

Starts: agreed!
Avatar 9:12pm anomalee:

true dat. i've been sober since late December.
  Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Ira:

Not a martini drinker, diciassette, so apologies in advance. But the martini drinkers in my family skew vodka.
  9:13pm Georgia:

You know I meant stRts.. autocorrect my ass
Avatar 9:14pm Cliff just Cliff:

I've got a bottle of Broker's in the freezer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hello, Ira! Hello, Skelecrew! Hello, Everyone else! The music...it's happening!
Avatar 9:16pm anomalee:

how many of us are celebrating with a shot of vodka or a margarita glass? i wonder what is preferred in NOLA.
Avatar 9:16pm McGroovey:

1000 Reasons: at first I thought it was Swell Maps with...who? Someone else singing. Singing-ish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Mr. Pumpy:

Birds rocking out: www.youtube.com...
  9:17pm Max R:

"Autocorrect my ass" is my new version of "damnit autocorrect."
Avatar 9:18pm anomalee:

do we need a 1000 reasons to stay sober tonight?
Avatar 9:20pm McGroovey:

I meant the Two keys 1000 Reasons
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings, Ira and inspirators!
  9:20pm Libby’s Mom:

Mr Pumpy - that rocked! 🎸
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Mr. Pumpy:

@Libby's Mom...yes!
  Swag For Life Member 9:21pm wolfingham:

Cheers ira! Cheers Skelton crew! Cheers all!
Avatar 9:22pm anomalee:

how is the ice in hyde park?
Avatar 9:23pm anomalee:

not to be confused with ice as in alcoholic beverages.
  9:24pm Bob from Poughkeepsie:

Great show lra: no right stereo channel.
Avatar 9:25pm anomalee:

Baseball is upon us. Holy Cow!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thankfully, no ice problems here, anomalee. It was in the mid-40s this afternoon and really pleasant.
  9:25pm Sladuff:

Hi Ira & Producer Georgia! Sounding great as always. We’ve never heard Red Buckets before! Excited to hear and learn more about them tomorrow.
  Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Ira:

Yeah, Bob, Scott Williams is working on some experimental broadcasting techniques. Mixmaster Skeleton.
Avatar 9:25pm anomalee:

the lower hudson valley was spared as well.
Avatar 9:27pm Martinibomb:

@Ira awesome show tonight really enjoying it. Great cover of Mary Mary!
Avatar 9:28pm anomalee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Scott Williams:

Ira & Bob, I will cease my experiments until such time as you're paying a little less attention, yeesh!
Avatar 9:30pm John L:

I don't think the Hudson Valley is gonna be spared Thursday. 4-8 inches.
Avatar 9:34pm Cliff just Cliff:

Herbie Marcuse was a real dick. "The tyranny of Orwellian syntax" indeed...
Avatar 9:38pm anomalee:

i think the HV will expect more than 10 inches. sorry winter. u kicked my arse.
Avatar 9:41pm John L:

anomalee: You're right. Hudson Valley Weather says 4-8 on Thursday, but another 2 on Friday. Drats!
  9:42pm vj pussycat:

well that explains why i never noticed before how much superchunk sounded like sebadoh
Avatar 9:43pm anomalee:

jazz cats unite.
Avatar 9:45pm anomalee:

anybody ever stepped inside Maureen's Jazz Cellar in downtown Nyack?
Avatar 9:49pm Cliff just Cliff:

Not me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Mr. Pumpy:

anomalee, yes. I believe I have. Is it in a high spot...maybe several blocks from the water? I think I was in there one day while a street festival was happening in town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm WR:

some phone snapshots I made at Queens Museum Milford Graves exhibit in 2019.


exhibit map and list card: flic.kr...
  9:53pm Dusty:

Greetings from Denver, friends.
  9:54pm Max R:

Avatar 9:55pm John L:

anomalee: I haven't, but I'll look into it when this is all over. Quite a few good jazz spots in the Hudson Valley; I just hope they are still around in future.
  Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Ira:

You took the emoticon right out of my keyboard, Max R!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Mr. Pumpy:

Sonny! Milford Graves going bonkers on this track, as well. Awesome!
Avatar 10:02pm anomalee:

someday we will all rejoice for the pursuit of live music.
Avatar 10:03pm anomalee:

that's my wish for tonight on Fat Tuesday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Scott Williams:

Sonny & Linda's "Black Woman" LP inspires levels of enthusiasm I might wanna worry about. Poor Bob just missed a great trumpet solo in the right channel! RIP MG
Avatar 10:04pm anomalee:

someone is squealing like a porcine in this track. i think she needs a hug.
Avatar 10:04pm jt:

My wife tells me i have to turn off the radio now..
  10:05pm daniel45:

Thank you for this Ira. And thanks for sharing WR. The Fridman Gallery has an exhibit of Grave's scheduled this May
  10:05pm Patty D:

This is awesome
  10:05pm Carmichael:

Heya Ira and those about to rock. I salute you.
Avatar 10:05pm anomalee:

all this screaming. boy she needs a towel to dry off now.
Avatar 10:06pm jt:

I was kinda into that S. Sharrock racket but got voted off the island..
  10:06pm Carmichael:

And a lozenge.
Avatar 10:06pm McGroovey:

Man. It sounds like she's trouble.
  10:06pm egould310:

I think I dated this chick in college.
Avatar 10:06pm Hams:

the space ghost episode in tribute to sharrock is really something else.
Avatar 10:07pm anomalee:

which season of SG?
  Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Ira:

It sounds ecstatic from where I'm sitting.
Avatar 10:07pm John L:

The documentary "Milford Graves Full Mantis" is streaming on Amazon and Kanopy.
Avatar 10:08pm anomalee:

any relation to Peter Graves?
  10:08pm phat:

I ❤ Sonny Sharrock
  Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Ira:

anomalee: mentor.
Avatar 10:09pm anomalee:

that was my attempt at dramatic irony.
  10:09pm Mary L:

Greetings, Ira and Georgia, from LA! Loving the show and of course Meg and Charlie send hello from SF :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm WR:

onecof the last times Graves performed, at Vision Festival 2019 which honored Andrew Cyrille, Cyrille asked Graves to duet with him.

  Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Ira:

WR: Was there another performance after that one w/Andrew Cyrille?
Avatar 10:11pm Hams:

ah, you can find it out there somewhere, anomalee. i believe thurston moore is the guest, but it's sharrock playing the whole episode with the band & all. it's special.
Avatar 10:11pm anomalee:

sonic youth!!!!
Avatar 10:12pm anomalee:

i will have to investigate my SG boxed set.
Avatar 10:12pm Hams:

if only space ghost would've had milford graves on as a guest.
Avatar 10:13pm anomalee:

drak was cool too.
Avatar 10:14pm greg g:

that Sonny Sharrock tune kicked complete fuckin ass!! & the Milton Graves doc is amazing. Rest in Peace Milton Graves: a true pioneer.
Avatar 10:14pm anomalee:

is the Milton Graves doc on Amazon Prime?
Avatar 10:15pm John L:

anomalee: Yes, on both Prime and Kanopy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm WR:

Ira, don't know for sure regarding public in person performances. Graves did some zoom type interview / demos a couple of months ago.
  Swag For Life Member 10:16pm Ira:

Have wanted to see that documentary. Will have to interrupt our schedule of old private eye shows to watch it.
Avatar 10:16pm anomalee:

Avatar 10:18pm anomalee:

any Chet Baker west coast cool jazz fans?
  10:20pm Shane the D:

Wikipedia says the Sharrock episode of Space Ghost is season 3, air date of 3/1/96. But wikipedia can't get even basic things like birthdays right, so trust at your own peril.
Avatar 10:22pm anomalee:

thanx a lot Shane. i will have to forage through my SG boxed set. cannot wait to hear Sonny Sharrock & Thurston Moore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23pm WR:

Milford Graves doing the vocal on the duet.
Avatar 10:24pm anomalee:

baby noises. how inventive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27pm WR:

Shane, didn't know or remember (both equally possible) that Space Ghost did Sharrock interview, while I'm sure I'll cringe at parts of it, gotta try and see it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm WR:

oh I see, the episode is dedicated to Sharrock with Thurston Moore as guest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm karlward:

You mean to tell me there's already a band called Los Teen Tops? Damn it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm karlward:

Back to the drawing board.
  Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Ira:

Don't blame the messenger, karlward.
  10:45pm Andres:

Hi Ira! La Suegra.
Avatar 10:46pm Hoboken Jack:

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday but it's nearly Wednesday anyway Ira, Georgia, Scott, McGroove, HP Ken, and all daytraders, nighttraitors, and afternoon delighters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46pm karlward:

Ace should have written more lyrics, this is really up there
  Swag For Life Member 10:46pm Ira:

In case I forget to say this during the mic break, nobody sings "uptight" better than Ace does in this song.
  10:46pm Max R:

Ace's memoir is the best
Avatar 10:47pm Mr & Mrs Bobby Microwave:

Great tune!
  10:48pm phat:

I love Ace Frehley.
  10:49pm Dusty:

I love Dale Cover.
  10:50pm Dusty:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yo, Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52pm drowsy:

Ever once in a while, I say to myself "gotta get me a Dale Crover work ethic" when I'm lagging.
  Swag For Life Member 10:53pm Ira:

Those Redd Kross/Melvins shows where Dale & Steven play in both bands . . . there's such a thing as too much work ethic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm drowsy:

Yes! That is a pre-COVID snapshot to keep!
  10:54pm phat:

@Ira lol
  10:55pm evancuts:

Southern Nights?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55pm Tome:

not really my cup of tea but lately I've been enjoying the doo wopers , those harmonies just don't exist anymore haven't for over 50 years really !<>! > bit.ly...
Avatar 10:56pm Bri The Beatnik:

I love Allan Tousaint’s vocal version of this, just the effects!
  10:57pm phat:

This Southern Nights is really nice. It changes the tone dramatically. It's poignant, even, a little sad.
Avatar 10:57pm mb:

Hey Ira and peoples.

Aww this "Southern Nights" just stopped me in my tracks and prevented me from posting some dumb shit on the internet
  10:58pm phat:

I did not realize Toussaint wrote that.
Avatar 11:03pm anomalee:

heads up Bri: left u a message in your inbox.
Avatar 11:05pm anomalee:

ok midnight maulers

i'm gonna depart now. it's been a gas with all the freak jazz cuts. i learned who Milton Graves is as well as Sonny Sharrock.
Avatar 11:06pm anomalee:

that's Milford.
Avatar 11:06pm anomalee:

Avatar 11:07pm anomalee:

be excellent 2 each other this Fat Tuesday. 1 World.
  Swag For Life Member 11:08pm Ira:

Goodnight, anomalee. Thanks for listening & commenting.
  11:10pm Max R:

My parents went to sleep at Ace Frehley.
  Swag For Life Member 11:10pm Ira:

A lullaby's where you find it, Max R.
  11:13pm Max R:

of course! And what a lullaby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16pm karlward:

If I find out that Ace was in Los Teen Tops I'm gonna be so mad
Avatar 11:16pm Bri The Beatnik:

Anomalee I replied back!
  Swag For Life Member 11:16pm Ira:

Get used to it, karlward, the rich get richer.
Avatar 11:17pm Bri The Beatnik:

Whoops didn’t notice he signed off
Avatar 11:20pm vj pussycat:

haha year of the f-ox, so clever
Avatar 11:20pm Hoboken Jack:

Hi Bri! HP Ken, are you experiencing phantom Haversacks again?
Avatar 11:21pm Bri The Beatnik:

Hey Hoboken!
  11:22pm e from eo:

Still listening but leaving the ace comments to the professionals- enjoying the end of the show- will catch up in the previous hours tomorrow.
Avatar 11:23pm vj pussycat:

west coast dj on bff.fm, michele k-tel regarded the difficulty in finding songs for oxen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23pm karlward:

I think there was one decent Kiss record that they could have made instead of putting out those four solo albums. But the Ace one was the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good gravy, Jack, you're right. It's been almost four hours since I last spoke at him. Force of habit, I guess. Sheesh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25pm karlward:

Now I'm imagining a world where Kiss was an underground NYC band putting out a bunch of split 7" records on their own dime. That 1978 Ace / Peter split 7" would have been fire.
  11:27pm Andres:

La Suegra - Mother-in-law.
Suerga (sic).
Avatar 11:27pm Hoboken Jack:

You're gonna be ok, Ken. Take two Listener Babies and call me during Wake.
  Swag For Life Member 11:32pm Ira:

Andres . . . oops! Corrected!
  11:33pm Andres:

I didn’t want anyone to miss out on their search for a top tune by Los Top Teens :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34pm WR:

leaving the playlist as i prep for sleep.

great show Ira. Excellent concise diverse survey of Milford Graves music.

In fact excellent concise diverse survey of recorded music sorta describes your show in general.
Thank you.
Laters all.
  11:34pm Andres:

My turn oops! Los Teen Tops!
  Swag For Life Member 11:35pm Ira:

I'd like to claim that it's the modern-day version of scratching out the name of the track on the label . . . but no, just a mistake.
  Swag For Life Member 11:35pm Ira:

Thanks, WR. Goodnight.
  11:51pm rw:

Evening! Every once in a while I think to myself, "This is how radio is supposed to sound." Just had it again. Thank you Ira!
  11:52pm Sonny Jim:

AAC WFMU best sounding radio stream I've heard
Avatar 11:54pm vj pussycat:

that is saying a lot coming from you lil sonny jim
  11:54pm Max R:

great show!
  11:55pm tom tom the pipers son:

thanks for the journey, ira.
  11:55pm Sonny Jim:

someday radio will be 256k
  11:56pm Sonny Jim:

When Jesus comes it will be 320
  Swag For Life Member 11:56pm Ira:

Thanks to one, all, and everyone in between.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm drowsy:

Cheers Ira!
  11:57pm Max R:

goodnight Ira
Avatar 11:57pm Mr & Mrs Bobby Microwave:

Wonderful show as always, thank you!
Avatar 11:57pm vj pussycat:

thank you ira and happy oxen year (i forgot that one and lincoln's/president day) to all. i love this program.
  11:57pm Andres:

Thanks Ira!
Avatar 11:58pm McGroovey:

Hey bye
  11:58pm Sonny Jim:

Great show, thanks mister!
  11:59pm Sonny Jim:

oh you can favorite songs if you join, neato
  11:59pm e from eo:

Thanks ira and all!
Avatar 11:59pm greg g:

Thank you Ira! I hope you have a chance to check out the Milford Graves documentary: Full Mantis . & thank you for getting me more acquainted with his music. Take care to you and your esteemed Producer
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