06 May 2009

Loll in a limpid pool, like a contented catfish. It's Mississippi Paddlewheel Riverboat Days! We follow one Samuel Clemens down Elderly Man River, taking a third-hour detour among the snags, cypress knees and whisky-colored water of the Great Dismal Swamp.

Set #1 - 8:00am - 8:45am

1. Clarence "Frogman" Henry: Ain't Got No Home (rec. 1998)
Yockamo All-Stars
Rampart Street Rumba: Hannibal in New Orleans
Hannibal Records, HNCD 1464

2. Ferde Grofé: Mississippi Suite (1926)
William Stromberg - conductor, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Grofé: Orchestral Works
Naxos, 8.559007

3. José White: La bella cubana (1910)

4. Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Ojos criollos (1859)

5. Arthur Duroseau: Bonne humeur

6. Frank French: Centennial Cakewalk

Tracks 3-6
Sophie Rivard - violin, Frank French - piano
Folies Jolies
Sophie Rivard & Frank French, CR 1001

Set #2 - 8:45am - 10:00am

7. Max Steiner: The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Score restoration by John Morgan
William Stromberg - conductor, Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Naxos, 8.557470

Set #3 - 10:00am - 11:00am

8. Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souvenir de Porto Rico (1857)
Frank French - piano
La Bamboula: Early New Orleans & Ragtime Music
Affinity, 1012

9. Geordie Haley: Top Water Lure (rec. 2008)
Geordie Haley - prepared guitar, Jean Martin - prepared banjo
Geordie Haley, geo_ha 06

10. Francis Dhomont: Signé Dionysos (1986-91)
Mouvances - Métaphores 2: Les dérives du signe
Empreintes digitales, IMED-9108
(A real frog opera, based on the nocturnal calls of amorous amphibians. The composer writes: "Unheard-of, surreal, dilated songs. Naturally, after love, the drama will conclude with death..." and, concerning the transformation of the sound object: "All of these delusions confound the ear and, as with wine, alter the senses." At right, results of the Dionysian frenzy. There's a "sound projection" score here. Follow along.)

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