Food! Ketsup & Diners

AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #11: Ketsup & Diners

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us music to chew on, to savor, to delight our palates, and to satiate our ears. Peel me a grape; French me a Fry; Poach me a brain!

Food and music are both obsessions in my family, and so my story starts with memories of being a kid and rolling out pasta in time to Rossini opera overtures. And moves on to more mature themes; in fact the show ends with the hilarious Dinner for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals, by Raymond Scott. Tough or delicious? You decide.

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Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.

Luckey Roberts
1. Pork and Beans
Roger Shields, pianist.
VoxBox CD SVBX 5303

Fred Wesley
2. Breakin’ Bread
Fred and the New J.B.’s.
Polydor C28P-00058

3. Intro
featuring David a.k.a Kim Sung Won.
Real Collabo Label 2015

One Ring Zero
4. Brains and Eggs (recipe by Chris Cosentino)
Black Balloon Publishing 2014

Stephen Sondheim
5. Ladies Who Lunch (From “Company”)
Ute Lemper
Decca 444 400 2

One Ring Zero
6. Peanut Butter Brunettes (recipe by Isa Chandra Moskowitz)
Black Balloon Publishing 2014

Tom Waits
7. Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac With Susan Michelson)
Asylum Records 7559-60620-2

Deep Blue Something
8. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Interscope Records – 6544-95732-2

Taj Mahal
9. Candy Man
Columbia 491692 2

Charles Hunter
10. Possum and Taters (1901)
Roger Shields, pianist.
VoxBox CD SVBX 5303

D.L. Frishberg
11. Peel Me a Grape
Stephie Buttrich and the Hexnut Ensemble
Karnatic Lab Records (786497036356)

William Bolcom
12. Cabaret Songs: He Tipped the Waiter
Bengt-Ake Lundin & Malena Ernman
Bis CD-1154

Charles Griffes
13. The pleasure dome of Kubla Khan (1912 rev 1915)
Ivo Kaltchev, pianist.
Gega New GD 123

Raymond Scott
14. Dinner Music For A Pack Of Hungry Cannibals
Raymond Scott Quintette
Basta 30-9109-2

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One comment to “Food! Ketsup & Diners”
  1. Guy, we loved this show! Mark and I were traveling to Saratoga Springs, NY and listened while relaxing albeit after dinner!
    Thanks for the notice and the enjoyable and entertaining evening.
    Tony & Mark

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