I'm carrying on

  • I'm carrying on with a time-honored tradition that characterized the old-school jazz show I hosted for one quarter of a century at a certain southeast Michigan university-affiliated NPR affiliate.
  • The broadcasting tradition referred to involves recognizing the close of each year with a series of meticulously researched programs featuring music composed, published or recorded in years ending with the same number as the one which will soon expire.
  • The final eight weeks of 2012, for example, will be brought to you by the number "2".
  • Which means you'll have opportunities to experience music associated with the years 1892, 1902, 1912, 1922, '32, '42 and '52. 

First Parcel of Twos for 2012                         
Face the Music WCBN 88.3 FM www.wcbn.org
Potentialities for 11.08.12   {parentheses indicate year of composition or publication}
Prelude in C sharp minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff Op.3 No.2 {1892}Eddie Lang
Peter and the Wolf – Sergei Prokofiev Op.67Benny Goodman 1942
The Strenuous Life – Scott Joplin {1902}William Albright
Don’t Mess With MeJames P Johnson 1922
Strong TalkPrinceton Triangle Jazz Band 1932
Runnin’ WildCotton Pickers 1922
Ory’s Creole TromboneOry’s Sunshine Orchestra 1922
Decatur Street BluesMamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds 1922
Put and TakeDunn’s Original Jazz Hounds 1922
You Got to Have That ThingMemphis Jug Band 1932
Stove Pipe StompBig Bill Broonzy 1932
Come Over and See MeBig Joe & his Rhythm 1932
Sweetie DearSidney Bechet’s New Orleans Feetwarmers 1932
Rose of the Rio Grande {1922}Sidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazz Band
Reefer ManCab Calloway & his Orchestra 1932
Main StemDuke Ellington & his Orchestra 1942
Jumpin’ BluesJay McShann & his Orchestra 1942
Flying HomeLionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1942