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Bottomless Pit – 11/26/16

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This week’s Bottomless Pit brings in the Holiday Season with a rerun. Back on January 19, 2013 I devoted an hour to the music of the great, and now late, Mose Allison; on Saturday we’ll hear that show again. Mose passed away on November 15, four days after his 89th birthday (and my 63rd). It’s funny but some of the songs that I played on this three year old show sound like they’re exactly right on time for this current moment in History. I just think that Mose Allison was one of the best ever. In addition to Mose himself, we’ll hear his songs performed by Blue Cheer (of course!), Van Morrison, The Clash, and many others. AND as an added bonus we’ll hear a couple of beautiful selections from the great Amy Allison.
No matter what happens this will be, definitely, my last tribute-paying exercise for 2016. Enough is too much..
I hope you’ll join me at 10 PM EST, on WFUV (wfuv.org)..

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Bottomless Pit – 11/19/16

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For various reasons I recorded this Saturday’s Bottomless Pit on Tuesday this week instead of the usual Thursday. Right when I’d gotten the music together and was ready to proceed, I got the news about Mose Allison. I did a 1-hour tribute to Mose back in 2012 and am thinking about re-running it next week..
Meanwhile, this week’s show IS a tribute-paying exercise (minus Mose), because it HAS to be.. Leon Russell, Billy Miller, Leonard Cohen, Al Caiola, all gone within just a few days.. I hated it, and this week’s show is the result.
Please tune in; I think you’ll enjoy the show, or maybe even love it. And that’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturday night at 10 EST, on WFUV (wfuv.org)..

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Bottomless Pit – 11/12/16

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First the Election and now Leonard Cohen? Really???????????
If you’re feeling as hammered as I am from the events of this past week, you might be well-advised to tune into the Bottomless Pit on Saturday at 10, EST, on WFUV (wfuv.org). I’ve put together an hour’s worth of music to lift my OWN spirits, soothe my nerves. And I’m thinking/hoping that it’ll work on others too.
Tune in and enjoy some things that I found in my record collection, by Jimmy Durante, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, Bill Frisell, Cecil Taylor, Dorothy Ashby, and many more…

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