WPKN Archives: Joseph Celli -- My Other Music

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Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

Original Aired:
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
9:00AM to 11:55AM

2 hours, 55 minutes

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 9:00AM

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Episode: Joseph Celli -- My Other Music

 MY OTHER MUSIC (MOM), Joseph Celli, Host  - - Monday, February 22, 2016,               9am -12noon

1. Jelly Roll Morton & The Red Hot Peppers - Dead Man Blues (1926)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXbJSzj27JA

2. Wynton Marsalis Dead Man Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqgJnseQVU8

3. Negro Religious Songs
#13. When I lay My Burden down, 3:25

4. BEST OF SIDNEY BECHET JAZZ STANDARDS ** 3:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmnWyP7yHY0
5. Negro Spirituals: Jubilee Singers
#12. Gospel Train

6. James Cotton: Take Me Back #3. Clouds In My Heart, 4:03

7. Nina Simone: A Little Sugar In My Bowl

8. Charles Mingus: Better Git It In Your Soul

9. James Brown: Please Please Please

10. James Brown: Chak Chak Chak

11. Billie Holiday: Give Me A Pigfoot (& A Bottle of Beer)

12. King Oliver Creole Jazz Band (You Tube)

13. Bessie Smith: I Used To Be My Sweet MaMa (You Tube)

14. Sam Cook & The Soul Stirrers: Jesus Gave Me Water

15. Sam Cook & The Soul Stirrers: The Last Mile

16. Charlie Parker: Donna Lee

17. Odetta: Careless Love & St. Louis Blues

18. Theolonius Monk: Nutty

19. Mahalia Jackson: Precious Love

20. Arethia Franklin: Precious Love

21. James Brown: I’m Beggin’

22. John Coltrane: Giant Steps, Atlantic Records

23. Ornette Coleman: Shape of Jazz To Come,


Pigeonhole: typically an overly restrictive nitch, to categorize, classify, compartmentalize, characterize, label, brand, tag, designate, grade, codify, sort, rank, or rate.

Since producing & hosting Soundprint: Asia I’ve become pigeonholed as the ‘Asian Guy’ here at WPKN - I like that! But, I also like My Other Music (MOM), a wide-ranging interest in Western classical, R & B, experimental & avant-garde, Cajun, Latin and the whole history of American jazz. YES, the whole history from early 20th century to new explorations in improvisation.

I have a strong belief in the never ending and ambitious pursuit of innovation in improvised music. We tend to have nostalgic and lazy ears that most oftentimes gravitate to the familiar. Who are the new Bird, Coltrane and Miles that brings the ferocious need to explore and expand the vocabulary of ‘jazz’? I hope we discover these new ‘masters’ together and avoid the convenient ‘pigeonhole that so much music is suffocated in.

MOM has a regular slot in the ‘PKN schedule on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 9am -12noon as well as many fill-in spots. So, please become a friend at: Joseph Celli: My Other Music & we will keep you in the loop about upcoming programs.

Show: Joseph Celli: My Other Music (MOM)

 Host Joseph Celli presents a program of music from Japan/Okinawa, Korea, China, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Tibet, Mongolia & elsewhere in Asia. Included with the traditional court, folk & religious music are occasional interviews with Asian musicians, World Premieres, and historical context about the music, musicians & instruments.

Celli said, “Unfortunately, we tend to think of Asia as being homogeneous but it actually has more musical diversity and individuality than most places in the world.” Programs range from the overtone singing of Tuva to the ecstatic Gamelan of Indonesia, and the elegant court music of Korea, Japan & Cambodia. Information about upcoming concerts of Asian music, exhibitions & an occasional undiscovered spicy restaurant are all part of the fun.

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