New Jersey's Only Radio Station!
Dec 11, 2020 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
One and a half hours of new jazz releases, a half hour of klezmer music, and a one hour Motown dance party!
Barrett Martin Group Sarasvati (feat. Mehnaz Hoosein)
Scattered Diamonds 2020
Barrett Martin Group The City Slithers (feat. Dave Carter)
Scattered Diamonds 2020
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet Serenade to a Cuckoo
I Talk with the Spirits Verve 1998
Harold Budd Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord / Butterfly Sunday
The Pavilion of Dreams Virgin Catalogue 1978
Marion Brown Bismillahi Rrahamani Rrahim
Nicolas Meier & Dewa Budjana Group Flying Spirits
Flying Spirits Blue Canoe Records 2020
Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger You Make Me Feel Brand New
Force Majeure International Anthem Recording Co. 2020
Jesse Fischer Push/Pull (feat. Becca Stevens)
Resilience Soul Cycle Music 2020
Noah Preminger Contemptment
Contemptment SteepleChase 2020
Jay Clayon, Fritz Pauer, Ed Neumeister Two For the Road
Three For the Road 2020
Charles Mingus Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi USA (Live at Post-Aula, Bremen, Germany, July 9, 1975)
At Bremen 1964 & 1975 (Live at Bremen, Germany, April 16, 1964 and July 9, 1975) [Live] Sunnyside Records 2020
Sonny Rollins Four (Recorded at VARA Studio 5 in Hilversum, The Netherlands on May 5, 1967) [feat. Han Bennink & Ruud Jacobs]
Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings (feat. Han Bennink & Ruud Jacobs) 2020
The Klezmer Conservatory Band Oy Chanukah, Oy Chanukah!
Oy Chanukah! New Rounder 1987
Tim Warfield The Dreidel Song (Bonus Track)
Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas Undaunted Music 2012
Mickey Katz and His Orchestra Grandma's Draidel
Simcha Time: Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Brisses Blue Note Records 1994
Mickey Katz and His Orchestra The Litvak Square Dance
Simcha Time: Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Brisses Blue Note Records 1994
Gabriele Coen Jewish Experience Leena From Palestina
Yiddish Melodies In Jazz
David Krakaer's Klezmer Madness chusen Kale Mazel Tov
The Twelve Tribes
Mark Feldman, Greg Cohen, Uri Caine & Joey Baron Chabad Nigun
Secrets Tzadik 2009
Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band Bulgar Blues
Agada - Tales from Our Ancestors Traditional Crossroads 2005
Junior Walker & The All Stars Cleo's Mood
Shotgun UNI/MOTOWN 1965
The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman (Remastered)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Going To A Go-Go
Going to a Go-Go UNI/MOTOWN 2014
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (Love Is Like a) Heat Wave
Heat Wave UNI/MOTOWN 2013
Marvin Gaye Stubborn Kind of Fellow
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 - The '60s 1962
Mary Wells My Guy
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mary Wells Motown 1999
The Temptations The Way You Do the Things You Do
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Temptations, Vol. 1: The '60s UNI/MOTOWN 1999
The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go
Where Did Our Love Go Hip-O Select 2004
The Contours Do You Love Me
Do You Love Me (Original Album With Bonus Tracks 1962)
The Velvelettes Needle In a Haystack
The Velvelettes' Needle In a Haystack Charly Records 2006
Brenda Holloway When I'm Gone
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brenda Holloway UNI/MOTOWN 2003
The Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Motown Years Isley Brothers
Kim Weston Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
Greatest Hits and Rare Classics UNI/MOTOWN 1991
Gladys Knight & The Pips Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
Gladys Knight & The Pips: The Definitive Collection UNI/MOTOWN 2008
Four Tops Bernadette
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Four Tops Motown 1999
Jackson 5 I Want You Back
Anthology: Jackson 5 Motown 2000
Eddie Kendricks Keep On Truckin'
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eddie Kendricks
Rare Earth I Just Want To Celebrate
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rare Earth Motown 2001
Chat is archived.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:02:20 PM
Brian D 12:07:08 PM
Good morning Jerry
Brian D 12:07:20 PM
Love your show!
Patrick Blanco 12:08:42 PM
Good morning Jerry and happy Hanukkah.looking forward to great show
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:10:42 PM
Thank you Patrick, thank you Brian D. Nice to hear from you!
Christine Duffy 12:10:22 PM
Hi DJ Jerry, what a cool opener to this week's show! Inspired.
Christine Duffy 12:10:35 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:12:29 PM
Thank you, Christine. Nice of you. I hope everyone will relate to the Hanukah music I play later on!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:12:55 PM
Patrick, how are you?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:15:18 PM
I should say enjoy, not "relate"
Brian D 12:17:40 PM
Jerry my wife says hi too. She loves hearing your voice/ accent!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:18:46 PM
Even my kids laugh at me!
Brian D 12:18:57 PM
I loved the openers today too. Sounded like gamelan and vibraphone combined
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:22:37 PM
This band "Barrett Martin" does short little atmospheric pieces; there are 17 on their latest album. They do have a predilection for asian-Indian sounding stuff.
Sangeet Wprb 12:23:27 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:28:04 PM
Thank you, Sangeet, an honor!
Brian D 12:28:08 PM
We were talking about the tribute lp Miles From India yesterday in dj Esoterica chat. Great Indian sounds fused with jazz doing Miles D tunes. Pete Cosey, Mike Stern, Wallace Roney, Gary Bartz, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, John MMcLaughlin, U. Srinivas & many others
Russell Woessner 12:29:09 PM
Thanks for the shoutout, Jerry!
Sangeet Wprb 12:31:47 PM
Miles From India. I've aired some from that on WPRB. It's an interesting blend. Jazz and Indian music have much in common.
Christine Duffy 12:33:21 PM
Miles from India is now on my list. Thanks, Brian D. for mentioning it during Esoterica's show yesterday.
Brian D 12:33:32 PM
Yes. My wife and I are big fans of Sangeet as well. Thank you for great Saturday morning music
the_dude 12:34:21 PM
Chiming in just to say I am really enjoying this track, thanks for the great music Jerry! And yeah these chats gave been top notch lately
Christine Duffy 12:34:02 PM
Another Sangeet fan here *waves*
Sangeet Wprb 12:35:06 PM
Thanks, Brian and Christine! It's always good to know people are out there listening.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:35:12 PM
Miles From India is so brilliant. You guys may or may not know Miles-Guinnivere. Heavy on the sitar. It is musically my most musically comfortable place to be.
Brian D 12:34:35 PM
What is current song/artist? Guitar
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:36:11 PM
It's an Indonesian pop AND fusion star named Dewa Budjana.
Brian D 12:35:48 PM
Yes Jerry! I have that David Crosby Miles cover on the deluxe Bitches Brew box set
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:37:23 PM
Right on, Brian.
Brian D 12:36:47 PM
It is very deep indeed. Miles did so well with that melody. Guinnevere
the_dude 12:37:47 PM
I too am enjoying the jazzy shred, all this music still coming out in 2020, wow
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:39:09 PM
This guitarist and many of his friends are fusion gus, and I don't know if there are any current guys that match it. Indonesian, asian sensibilities and western sensibilities.
Brian D 12:39:37 PM
I love all of discs 3 n 4 on the B Brew Complete Sessions box. Super funky and some super calming
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:41:44 PM
Thank you, Dude, nice to hear from you.
the_dude 12:44:18 PM
Do I hear a little delfonics in there?
the_dude 12:44:49 PM
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:46:11 PM
Absolutely, Dude. Is that incredible?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:46:47 PM
I sometimes confuse both bands also. The Philly sound.
the_dude 12:49:58 PM
It is! Was wonderful, subtle but clear, it fit in there really well. And, yeah love that Philly sound, haha I'll forgive myself if you've done the same.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:54:52 PM
There is a common thread between the two bands, songwriter Thom Bell
Mark 1:05:26 PM
Hi Jerry I hope I can add to ur chat discourse :)
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:06:57 PM
Hi Mark, by all means!
Brian D 1:06:37 PM
Ed Neumeister.. I recognized that name. He played w Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders in the funk jazz soul band they had for a little while in late 70s called Reconstruction
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:08:30 PM
Brian, that is some crazy knowledge. It's the fact that you summoned up a fact that only 4 other living people know!
Brian D 1:08:36 PM
Ahh the not so old days of cassette tape collecting
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:09:21 PM
Thanks, Mark. I appreciate the sacrifice you are making to listen today!
Russell Woessner 1:10:27 PM
I wonder what titles Mingus would have come up with today....
Brian D 1:10:12 PM
Reconstruction did a great version of What You Won't Do For Love (Bobby Caldwell made famous l
Mark 1:11:12 PM
Haha 😂 maybe it’ll count when i go before st peter?!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:12:04 PM
He may or may not open the gate.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:12:46 PM
Brian, I have to look that up!
Brian D 1:13:42 PM
And Jerry & Merl before Reconstruction did a great version of Donny Hathaway's "Valdez in the Country"
Mark 1:15:16 PM
And for all that liked the Indonesian fused music earlier there’s a Bali holiday market in mt airey this weekend - I’ll be checking it out !
Brian D 1:14:41 PM
Used to teach that one to the kids who had a lil interest in the funk and jazz
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:15:37 PM
Russ, his song titles would be similar to this one except it would also include the word Trump.
Brian D 1:15:09 PM
That sounds great Mark
Russell Woessner 1:15:40 PM
Hey Mark, where is the Bali market in Mount Airy?
Christine Duffy 1:16:18 PM
That's crazy: a Blondie reference in the middle of that song?
Mark 1:17:23 PM
I got an email on it this morning / outdoor at Sedgwick street corner
Mark 1:18:10 PM
Not sure if their affiliated w a store ?
Russell Woessner 1:18:17 PM
Sedgwick & ? Germantown Ave? Times?
Brian D 1:19:16 PM
I heard a great riff rock band from Indonesia few yrs ago named Mooner. Tabiat is the name of lp. Really good rnr
Mark 1:21:26 PM
Sedgwick & Sherman 10-3 this weekend and next
Russell Woessner 1:21:50 PM
Cool. Thanks, Mark.
Mark 1:23:28 PM
They had a fantastic Bali pop up store in cheesy nut hill last year for month December/ she spent most of the year in Indonesia and brought back great stuff - couldn’t do this year
Mark 1:23:58 PM
Obviously chestnut hill !! Not cheesy
Russell Woessner 1:24:23 PM
Mark 1:25:29 PM
Haha amazing what auto corrects to ;)
Brian D 1:25:48 PM
I can smell the brisket!
Patrick Blanco 1:26:45 PM
A holiday where you beat up other people???where s that in the Talmud
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:27:05 PM
Hi Christine, There are 4 million songs called Call Me. This is one sung by Chris Montez, who was someone who had hits before the british invasion and then after. This sounded "hip" in 1964, Check it out. Chris Montez-call me
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:29:12 PM
Patrick: Commemorating the Maccabees guerilla victory over the Selucid emperor Antiochus III is part of the holiday. Then getting the second Temple back, the lights, etc.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:29:33 PM
Haha, Brian, I wish this had a haha icon!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:32:04 PM
Patrick, interestingly no mention of of the maccabees or this event in the "Old Testament" only in the New Testament.
Patrick Blanco 1:34:08 PM
You had me at Maccabees.time for me to convert. I always wanted to attend a Bnai.birth.dinner.
Christine Duffy 1:34:45 PM
Thanks, DJ Jerry. I will definitely be checking out Chris Montez!
Bud Burroughs 1:34:56 PM
I think Catholics consider the Maccabees books to be part of their Old Testament. But having been raised protestant, I'm not that familiar with it!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:40:44 PM
You're right, Bud, I am correcting myself. From Wiki: accounts of the Maccabees are included in the Old Testament used by the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, since those churches consider the books deuterocanonical. They are not included in the Old Testament books in most Protestant Bibles since most Protestants consider the books apocryphal.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:41:56 PM
Yeah, Patrick, Moses and Judah the Hammer, our two biggies
Bud Burroughs 1:43:33 PM
I guess from the Jewish standpoint they're considered historically correct, but not "canon"?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:44:54 PM
Bud Burroughs 1:46:16 PM
By the way, I love the way one of these recent "Klezmerized" an American fiddle tune!
Bud Burroughs 1:46:39 PM
That should say "one of these recent tracks..."
the_dude 1:46:33 PM
Hey Jerry, just sharing if you didn't know that the chat does support emojis 😁😬🤣 ! Along with other ⓝⓔⓐⓣ sʞxıɹʇ. If only it had gifs!
Brian D 1:50:15 PM
I thouht I heard something familiar... What fiddle tune and which recent song?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:50:21 PM
Ahh Dude, I'm on my desktop
the_dude 1:52:54 PM
There's a few ways to do that still if you're interested, not trying to sideline the conversation just give you some tools to enjoy yourself in the chat
Bud Burroughs 1:53:39 PM
It may have been the "Litvak Square Dance". The tune was Devil's Dream, reharmonized into a Klezmer mode.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:53:04 PM
Brian, I think Bud must be talking about Mickey Katz and His Orchestra-Litvak Square Dance. Not positive because I don't know square dance music. But because the "fiddle" was a big part of Klezmer music, it's easy to do bluegrass tunes. If you and everyone don't know Mandolin player Andy Statman, please check him out on YouTube.
Bud Burroughs 1:54:24 PM
Andy Statman is phenomenal, on both Mandolin and clarinet!
Russell Woessner 1:56:09 PM
Statman did a beautiful set on the recent Ragas Live Festival on another radio station.
Brian D 1:58:29 PM
Love Andy Statman. I have his cd with David Grisman.
Brian D 1:58:52 PM
Devils Dream. Great tune!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:00:20 PM
Brian, you had me at brisket!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:03:59 PM
This is an outrageously informed group here today. Absolutely crazy.
Christine Duffy 2:04:38 PM
Another reason I love WPRB. Every show is an education.
Brian D 2:06:31 PM
I have to play that one more on the mando. And gtr. I have a bunch of fiddle tunes on sheet music. Gotta print up Devil's Dream
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:07:49 PM
That Statman/Grisman CD captures all the great Jewish melodies. A beautiful and historic album. Andy Statman was born in 1950. His music is sacred and secular but always great.
Brian D 2:08:28 PM
I got David to sign that cd.
Brian D 2:08:48 PM
Yes great melodies
Bud Burroughs 2:11:36 PM
Both players are so fluent in so many styles of music - they can combine them in a way that really works.
Brian D 2:12:02 PM
What a band on this Smokey tune Go Go. Funk Bros rule the school
Brian D 2:12:47 PM
And... this one! One of my fave Motown records
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:14:29 PM
I am proud to say I went to junior high school and was friends with the guy who produced the Funk Bros movie.
Brian D 2:14:56 PM
Doc Licks. Great job
Christine Duffy 2:27:19 PM
The age-old question: do you love me now that I can dance?
Brian D 2:28:07 PM
Do You Love Me reminds me of Bootsy in that movie
Brian D 2:28:33 PM
And Cool Jerk of course
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:29:27 PM
I was meditating, Christine, of a wild-eyed guy singing this into an ex-girlfriends face!
Brian D 2:39:39 PM
The ascending strings ( and keyed percussion ) make it happen
Brian D 2:41:55 PM
On This Old Heart
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:43:58 PM
I realized how great Glady Knight was years later.
Christine Duffy 2:57:13 PM
These three hours flew, like they always do! Thanks, DJ Jerry for another, educational, inspiring, danceable show!
Christine Duffy 2:58:21 PM
Thanks, cool people in the chat 👋
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 3:00:32 PM
Thanks, Christine, you illuminated the chat
Brian D 3:00:42 PM
Great time y'all
Brian D 3:01:14 PM
Jerry I'm dancin at my standing desk
Mark 3:01:01 PM
Fantastic pick me up !
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 3:02:14 PM
Thanks, everyone, great people!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 3:02:49 PM
Happy Hanukah, and Merry Christmas!