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All Hopped Up on WDST


Many thanks to Doug Granther at WDST here in Woodstock for hosting me on this past Sunday’s Roundtable show. It was magazine radio as magazine radio should be: informal but intelligent discussion about a book that allowed for the playing of music, the airing of reminiscences from other guests, and a few tangential discussions along the way. Considering we were gathered there at 8am on a Sunday, it was a delight to see even the engineer visibly grooving along to such tracks as Tito Puente’s “The Drinking Mambo,” the Ravens’ “Bye Bye Baby Blues” and the Dominoes’ “Have Mercy Baby.” (Then again, how could you not?) Given that the hour passed by and we’d only gotten into the mid-1950s, Doug has booked me to return on February 21st to bring the story of All Hopped Up: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 up to date. I look forward to that opportunity.

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