Sunday, November 19, 2006

November 19 - Susan X2 Birthday Show and Remembrances of Dizzy

Melva's Musings on Jazz radio show is heard each Sunday night from 7:00 - 9:00 EST on WCOM (103.5 FM) out of Carrboro, NC. The show features the unique sounds of NC jazz musicians of the present and the past. Often the shows feature NC jazz musicians playing live in the WCOM studio. You can call into the show by dialing 919 929-9601. You can listen to the show by going to our web-broadcast at the WCOM website at Click on the button in the upper righthand corner and you will be connected.

This weekend we celebrated the 50th birthday of Susan McDaniel and the 60th of Susan Neulist. Joining me in the studio for a follow-up birthday cheer, singing and dancing, were Richard and Susan Neulist, Susan's brother Allen and wife Maryland from Ithaca, NY and Bob and Patty (Richard's cousin) from Bath, Maine.

  • Nina Simone (b. Tryon, NC); Anthology CD; I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free
  • Dizzy Gillespie (h.s. in Laurinburg, NC) & Marian McParland; Piano Jazz CD; Con Alma & On the Alamo
  • Dizzy Gillespie; Dizzy Gillespie Story CD; Boppin' The Blues & A Night in Tunisia
  • Scott Warner (was Chapel Hill based jazz piano performer, teacher, composer; WildMan Blues CD; Pine Apple Rag
  • Susan Reeves (Raleigh-based singer) with John Brown on bass & Dennis Brown on piano & Thomas Taylor on drums; Susan Reeves CD; The Nearness of You
  • Frankie Alexander (Durham-based jazz singer) & Scott Warner on piano; Vocals CD; Feeling Like Someone in Love
  • Jamuna (Chatham-based singer); The Innocence to Cry CD; Moscow Night
  • Adia Ledbetter (Durham-based singer) & Freeman Ledbetter on bass & Yusuf Salim on piano; Will Terrell on drums; and Raymond Codrington on trumpet; First Take CD; You Don't Know What Love Is
  • Mary Lou Williams (Durham/Duke University); My Mama Pinned a Rose on Me; Blues for Peter
  • Al Neese (Greensboro-base bebop trumpet player); The Omen Seeker CD; Blue & Silver
  • Yusuf Salim (Durham-based piano player, singer, composer; Yusuf Sings Yusuf; A Hymn for Us All
  • The Beatles; The Beatles CD 2; Birthday
  • Elvis Presley; Platinum - A Life of Music CD; Blue Moon
  • The Neville Brothers; Treacherous CD; Cha Dooky-Do & Waiting at the Station
  • Professor Longhair; Rum and Coke CD; Gone So Long
  • Miles Davis; Porgy & Bess CD; Summertime & Bess, Oh Where's My Bess
  • Max Roach (b. New Land, NC); 3/4 Time CD; I'll Take Romance
  • Gabe Evens (Durham-based piano player & composer) Quartet; Mobius CD; Elle
  • Charlie Parker & Max Roach; Charlie Parker CD; I Remember You
  • Joao Gilberto & Grady Tate (b. Durham, drummer, singer); Amoroso/Brasil CD; Besame Mucho
  • Billy Taylor (b. Greenville) piano player, composer, teacher; Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center; I Wish I Knew How it Felt to be Free


At 6:29 PM, Blogger Lenore Raphael said...

Dear Melva
I am glad I found your show at WCOM.
I am a national touring jazz pianist/educator/composer with major performance credits.
My family (kids grandkids)now lives in Cary NC and I am seriously thinking of relocating to be closer to them...somehow they don't want to live in New York City.
I have played in NC at the New Bern Jazz Showcase twice, Blowing rock Jazz Society, and at ECU with Carroll Dashiell. I also did an interview on Susan Reeves show at WSHA and know her well...also Tom Mallison at Public radio East.
How fare are you from the Raleigh area?
Would love to send you my CDs but would need to know where...incidentally I will be down there in April...from April 18th through 24th to kind of look around and get a feel for where I might want to live.
Thanks, hope to hear from you
Lenore Raphael
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