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May 13, 2014 Options
Happy 100th, Brown Bomber!
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown  
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Reverend J.M. Gates  Joe Louis' Wrist and His Fist   Options
( 1940)
The Dixieaires  Joe Louis Was a Fighting man   Options
(Sitting In With 1947)
Calvin Frazier with Sampson Pittman  Joe Louis   Options
( 1938)
Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band  Joe Louis Special   Options
( 1939)
Carl Martin  Joe Louis Blues   Options
(Decca 1935)
Memphis Minnie  He's In The Ring (Doing The Same Old Thing)   Options
( 1935)

Talkover Music:
Memphis Minnie 
Joe Louis Strut   Options
( 1935)

Bill Gaither  Champ Joe Louis (King of the Gloves)   Options
Clem McCarthy (NBC)  Schmeling vs. Louis   Options Rematch at Yankee Stadium
(June 22, 1938)
The Growler  Joe Louis-Schmeling Fight   Options
( 1939)
Lord Beginner  The Joe Louis Calypso   Options
The Caresser  Joe Louis   Options
( 1938)

Talkover Music:
Bill Coleman 
Joe Louis Stomp   Options

Paul Robeson with Count Basie  King Joe (pts. 1 & 2)   Options
( 1941)
Jones' Chicago Cosmopolitans
(Vocal: George D. Washington) 
Joe Louis Chant   Options
( 1935)
Billy Hicks & His Sizzlin' Six  Joe the Bomber   Options
( 1937)
Joe Pullum  Joe Louis Is the Man   Options
Jack Sneed & His Sneezers  Big Joe Louis   Options
Lil Johnson  Winner Joe (The Knock-Out King)   Options

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:53pm Jeff Golick:

My baby likes to boogaloo, too. What are the odds.

Happy bday, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey, my boogie like to babaloo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:54pm Jeff Golick:

While we're sending out bday greetings, here's hoping Stevie Wonder is having a good one, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:55pm Doug Schulkind:

Stevland Hardaway Morris (née Judkins)!!
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 5:56pm hyde:

y'know, it's also the Rev. Jim Jones' birthday. There's cake and kool-aid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:58pm Jeff Golick:

Just cake for me, please. Hiya, hyde.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:58pm Doug Schulkind:

They told great jokes at Jonestown, but the punch lines were too long.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:58pm Jeff Golick:

(Or was the cake also suspect?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 5:59pm Jeff Golick:

The Time magazine cover of the Jonestown story was one of the first news pics that really got to me.
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 5:59pm ndbob:

evening Doug and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:00pm Doug Schulkind:

G'devening, ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:00pm Jeff Golick:

Time cover: content.time.com...
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:01pm hyde:

@Jeff I have fairly vivid memories of being in Missouri visiting relatives when Jonestown happened.
  Tue. 5/13/14 6:02pm listener james from westwood:

Listening from kitchen. All hail the phone app! And of course GTDR.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:03pm davex:

Evening Doug, Jeff, hyde, ndbob, and all to come...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome welcome, Listener James, hyde, davex and ALL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:04pm Carmichael:

My wife was working as an intern for Congressman Ryan at the time. Quite a shock for her. I was in a combat unit in the Air Force, and was nearly called there to fill body bags. That was quite an era.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Sheeeeeitttt, Carmichael!
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:06pm hyde:

in honor of Joe Louis' 100th birthday, watch him knock out Max Schmeling is.gd... (ouchie)
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:07pm hyde:

@Carmichael yikes!
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:08pm ndbob:

wow Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Calvin Frazier w/Sampson Pittman: www.loc.gov...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:10pm Doug Schulkind:

@hyde
You're gonna hear Louis knock out Schmeling in just a few minutes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:11pm davex:

And despite that, Max Schmeling nearly lived to 100 himself.
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:11pm hyde:

@Doug it is a brutal beating.(didn't mean to preempt your radio replay!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:12pm Carmichael:

Sadly, that's the truth. That hit California like a ton of bricks.

So, let's change the subject and talk about Joe Louis punching people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:12pm Doug Schulkind:

Brutal, yes, but it lasted only 2:04. So there's that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:16pm Doug Schulkind:

Schmeling was an anti-Nazi who helped hide his Jewish manager's family during Kristallnacht. He and Louis became good friends later in life. Schmeling provided the Bomber with financial assistance during some lean times toward the end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:17pm Jeff Golick:

Max shoulda kept his hands up, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:19pm Doug Schulkind:

In '38, sure, Jeff.
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:20pm northguineahills:

Isn't this Memphis Minnie track on the Harry Smith Anthology of Folk Music Vol IV?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Yup!
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:21pm ndbob:

My parents once met Louis when he was working for a casino in Las Vegas.
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:23pm northguineahills:

There's a good doc on Louis-Schmeling I believe I saw on PBS about a decade ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:24pm Doug Schulkind:

He lived in the Vegas at the end. Died there in '81.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:25pm Doug Schulkind:

Coming up next, all 2 minutes 4 seconds of the June 22, 1938 bout between Schmeling and the Champ. NBC's Clem McCarthy is at the microphone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:28pm Doug Schulkind:

"And Schmeling is dowwwwwnnnnnn!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:28pm Carmichael:

Down Goes Frazier!! Oops, wrong era.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:29pm Jeff Golick:

They don't make Clem like they used to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:30pm Doug Schulkind:

I almost broke out my recordings of Sugar Ray Robinson singing with Earl Hines Orchestra!! I thought I read somewhere that it was performed live at Joe Louis' nightclub. I couldn't confirm it, so I ain't playing 'em.
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:30pm northguineahills:

I like this Growler tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:33pm Doug Schulkind:

A mobster (I forget which one) paid up $50,000 in back taxes for Louis. Who says crime doesn't pay?
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:34pm Parq:

Lord Expert was apparently not available that day. Hi all. This is providing great background music while I am reading "Heidi".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:35pm Doug Schulkind:

Good thing it's May, Parq, or a Jets-Raiders game might unexpectedly interrupt your reading.
  Tue. 5/13/14 6:39pm listener james from westwood:

Sounding great, Doug! Dijon chicken and roasted Brussels sprouts are ready if anyone's hungry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:39pm Doug Schulkind:

It's performances like this one that make me happy to have ears, a brain and feet and stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Listener Ira saves the day!!!! I had been searching all day for a copy of Lil Johnson's "Winner Joe" and he JUST emailed me the MP3. We shall close the show with it. THANKS, IRA!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:44pm davex:

Thanks, James! I do enjoy Brussels sprouts...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:44pm Carmichael:

We're having the fine cuisine called macaroni and cheese, with some ground beef thrown in for fun. But thanks for the invite, James.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:45pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Jesse Kaminsky's show, Kaminsky Kamoutsky, is up next here on your 24-hour Drummer Stream. Jesse's playlist is here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:46pm ndbob:

How about.. double on the chicken and no sprouts:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:47pm davex:

ndbob, we can swap, if you like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:47pm Doug Schulkind:

Brussels sprouts are heavenly. Roasted with ginger and poppy seeds. Mmmmmm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:49pm Carmichael:

Wish I liked brussels sprouts, but I don't. Now asparagus, that is the food of the gods.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Sorry folks, not enough time for Jack Sneed & His Sneezers " Big Joe Louis" or Joe Pullum's "Joe Louis Is the Man." Maybe I'll play them on May 13, 2114!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:50pm davex:

It's asparagus season here - sold at stands on the sides of roads and just about everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Hahaha! I have time for the Joe Pullum!!!
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:51pm ndbob:

I agree Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:52pm Carmichael:

We have an asparagus festival here about this time every year. Asparagus ice cream!!
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:52pm hyde:

mmmmm, i love brussels sprouts. chop in food processor, some lemon juice, oil salt and pepper and some parmesan cheese. yum.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

I am having brain farts. It turns out I can fit the Jack Sneed in, too!!!!!!
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:55pm northguineahills:

Thanks for the fun, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:55pm Carmichael:

This is great, Doug. I didn't realize everybody and his brother sang a song about Joe.
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 6:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:56pm Doug Schulkind:

You make it fun, northguineahills!

@Carmichael
Once everyone stopped singing about the Titanic, the started singing about Joe Louis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

This last track courtesy of Listener Ira!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:58pm Jeff Golick:

Thanks, Doug, Joe, Ira, Lil Johnson, and listeners near and far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:58pm Carmichael:

Hey, this sounds JUST LIKE IRA!?!? What th ...

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Joe Louis, he sure did have the gift of jab.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 6:59pm Jeff Golick:

Never pulled any punches.
Avatar Tue. 5/13/14 7:00pm hyde:

thanks for the pugilistic sounds
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

I've got asparagus cued up for tomorrow! And I've got ginger and garlic should I want to use one or both on the other half-bag of sprouts Thurs!
This particular batch just got a bath of olive oil and 30 min in a cast-iron skillet.
Doug, excellent tribute. This show puts all rivals down on the canvas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 7:00pm davex:

Thanks, Doug, for pummeling us with sound!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

That was a rock-solid power hour. Thank you all for jumping in the ring with me!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 8:12pm Gary:

Need to listen to this after Jessie's show tonight ... I guess if anyone's got a solid hour's worth of songs about Joe Lewis, it'd be you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/13/14 10:07pm Gary:

Loved it, thanks Doug!
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