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Heavy Friends
Saturday June 15th, 2013 with Lady Mary and Vicomte Regis
Rising Up!

Rising Up in Revolution, Rising Up in the Summertime Sky! Revolutionaries, Kites, and Ice Cream!
Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
Geraldo Pino and the Heart beats - Afro-Rock - koma 2009
On this date in 1252, English barons *rose up* and obliged King John to sign the Magna Carta, an important first step in transforming government...a few tracks about King John and the Giant Contract...
Steely Dan - Can't buy a thrill - ABC 1972
Magna Carta
Reduced Shakrespeare Theatre Company - The Complete Millenium Musical - 2002 Laughing Stock
Parliament Hill
Magna Carta - Songs from Wasties Orchard - Akarma 2003
Taken prisoner on this date, Toussaint L'Ouverture is a key historic figure of the new world: Father of Haiti, he played a critical role in freeing his people from French(European)control.
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Santana - Santana III - 1971 Columbia
Francois Dominique Toussaint l'Overture
Peter Gendron - All of our Anchor - Self release 2008
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Tha Brothers - Pheelco Entertainment 02008
From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion
Wyclef Jean - From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion - Columbia 02009
Were it not for his kite experiment on this date in 1752, odds are, you would not be listening to this show right now. Yup, you guessed it: Benjamin Franklin! Hobbyist extraordinaire, while playing with his son Billy, Benjamin discovered electricity.
White Kite
Soft Machine - Alive and Well Recorded in Paris - Harvest 01978
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside - Harvest 01978
Joni Mitchell - For the Roses - Asylum 01972 Canadian
Kite Song
Yoko Ono - Approximately Infinite Universe - Apple 01972
OMD - S/T - Dindisc 01980
Probably more important than sliced bread, in terms of culinary innovations, and arguably on par with hot coffee, ice cream is enjoyed by most every one. We celebrate the opening of the very first automated ice cream factory on this date in 1912.
Ice Cream Man
Jonathan Richman - Rock and Roll with the Modern Lovers - Beserkey 01977
Aqua Love Ice Cream Delivery Service
Mahogany Frog - Senna - MoonJune 02012 Canadian
and now, the return of Six Degrees of Jazz in which we connect Wes Montgomery to Ella Fitzgerald in as few moves as possible...
(both jazz greats passed on this date, Ella in 1996 and Wes in 1968)
Tear it Down
Wes Montgomery - Bumpin - Verve 01965
Au Privave
Cannonball Adderley - and the Poll Winners - Riverside 01961
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Plus - Riverside 01961
Open Sesame
Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame - Blue Note 01960
Billie's Bounce
Metronome All-Stars - Metronome All-Stars 1956 - Metronome 01956
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - Verve 01961
Interactive CKCU
Mary MacKinnon (host)
also stay tuned for the Return of Six Degrees game at 9 - in which you are asked to connect Wes Montgomery and Ella Fitzgerald in as few moves as possible...

8:32 PM, June 15th, 2013
Mary MacKinnon (host)
Wes Montgomery played with Cannonball Adderley .... as did Sam Jones

9:43 PM, June 15th, 2013
Mary MacKinnon (host)
Sam Jones played with the innovator Freddie Hubbard on his first LP...

9:44 PM, June 15th, 2013
Mary MacKinnon (host)
Also on Open Sesame was McCoy Tyner, who played with Coltrane for many years, along with Elvin Jones....who was also drummer for Charles Mingus...

9:49 PM, June 15th, 2013
Mary MacKinnon (host)
who performed with Ella Fitzgerald on the Metronome All-Stars release

9:50 PM, June 15th, 2013
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