WMM Playlist from November 2, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011:

Maria Vasquez Boyd presents
Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

1. Van Dyke Parks – “Invitation to Sin”
from: Jump / Warner Bros. Records / 1984

Maria Vasquez Boyd returns as Guest Host & Producer with a special show celebrating,
Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead.

In most regions of Mexico, November 2, Día de los Muertos or “Day of the Dead” remembers adults who have passed on, with the building of private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. This Mexican holiday is filled with joy and celebration, colorful flowers, candles, photographs, food, and music. Folks honor and celebrate their deceased friends and family who return to earth on this day, Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead.

2. Billy Preston – “Outa-Space”
from: 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection The Best of Billy Preston / Interscope – Geffen Records / 2002

3. Making Movies – “Weep For Me”
from: In Deo Speramus / Making Movies / 2011
[Playing The Record Bar November 26.]

10:14 – Interview with Sylvia and Louis Raya

Maria Vasquez Boyd with Sylvia and Louis Raya

Sylvia and Louis Raya, are owners of Sylvia’s Deli, who discussed the college scholarship that was created to honor their daughter Olivia. The Scholarship was established in 2006. The 5th Annual Olivia Raya Foundation Fiesta will be held this Saturday, November 5, 7:00 to 11:00 PM, at Pierson Hall, 1800 S. 55th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to Joyce DeHaven, Director of Stewardship, Office of University Advancement, Olivia Raya Scholarship Fund, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110-2561.

Sylvia’s Deli is located at 1746 Washington Street in Kansas City, Missouri. 816-221-7957.

10:30

4. The Naked and Famous – “Who Are You Talking to”
from: No Light – EP / Somewhat Damaged – Polydor / Nov. 7, 2011

5. Peter Gabriel – “Mirrorball”
from: Scratch My Back / Real World Productions / 2010

6. Mariachi El Bronx – “I Would Die 4 U”
from: Purplish Rain / Spin Magazine / July 09 Compilation of Prince Covers

10:45 – Interview with Judy Kock

Maria Vasquez Boyd with Judy Kock

Judy Kock is Director of Education and Interpretive Programs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in collaboration with The Consulate of Mexico, Guadalupe Centers, Inc., and the Mattie Rhodes Center, present, Day of the Dead Festival, Sunday, Nov. 6, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, in Kirkwood Hall. At 1:00 PM –there will be the Blessing of the Altar. At 2:15 PM, Students in Day of the Dead costumes will parade through Kirkwood Hall with percussion instruments. All afternoon live mariachi music and folk dancing, will be happening along with art projects, and sugar-skull and paper-cutting demonstration.

More info at Nelson-Atkins.org

11:00

7. Polkadot Cadaver – “Purgatory Dance Party”
from: Purgatory Dance Party / Rotten Records / 2007

8. Clouseaux – “Shrunken Heads”
from: Lagoon! / Dionysus Records / 2004

11:11 – Interview with Vicki Watson Walker & Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson and Vicki Watson Walker of KC Ukesters

Chuck Wilson & Vicki Watson Walker are founding members of the KC Ukesters, joins Maria to discuss the ukulele and it’s renewed popularity in our collective cultures.

Chuck Wilson demonstrated various musical styles on the Ukulele and talked about the huge resurgence in popularity of the instrument.

9. Vicki Watson Walker – “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” – LIVE IN STUDIO PERFORMANCE

11:30

10. The David Wax Museum – “Colas”
from: Carpenter Bird / The David Wax Museum / Dec. 9 2009

11:35 – Interview with Jason Vivone and Paula Crawford

Jason Vivone and Paula Crawford perform solo and also together in the band The Billy Bats.

Maria Vasquez Boyd with Paula Crawford & Jason Vivone

Paula Crawford is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Independence, Missouri listening to her dad’s music collection of Charley Pride and Charlie Rich. Paula performs as a solo artist and as a duo with Jason Vivone. She also sings back up with The Billy Bats. Paula’s debut solo record “Pretty Pretend” was recorded in early 2010 and includes 10 of her original songs.

11. Paula Crawford – “Pretty Pretend” – LIVE IN STUDIO PERFORMANCE
this song is also included on: Pretty Pretend / Independent / 2010

Jason Vivone is the former Kansas City Blues Society’s International Blues Challenge solo winner. His band the Billy Bats were crowned KINGS OF THE ROOTS at the showdown at the Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri. In an annual event held by the Missouri Lottery and the Roots and BBQ fest, the Billy Bats beat out three other bands with their soulful, energetic live show. In January, Jason Vivone’s new solo CD “MY ROARING TWENTIES” was released to acclaim and terrific on-line sales. In March the new line up of the Billy Bats opened for Fishbone and also performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin.

12. Jason Vivone – “Calendar” – LIVE IN STUDIO PERFORMANCE
this song is also included on: My Roaring Twenties / Independent / 2011

Jason Vivone was recently in a car accident that injured his head, back, and neck. He is still recovering.

A concert to help Jason will happen this Friday, November 4 at CODA, at 1744 Broadway in Kansas City. This show will include a huge line-up of local talent including: Heather Thornton, Stovepipe Perkins, Woo, Karen Baum and Tom Tipton, Paula Crawford, Ben Hoppes, Michael Vande, Michael Aloysius Lefever-Vargas, Pam Minthorn, Kyle Wallen, and The Billy Bats. More information at billybats.com where you can get links to all of their other pages.

13. Mariachi Garibaldi – “Happy Birthday”
from: Fechas Inolvidables En Mexico /

TODAY IS MARIA’S BIRTHDAY!

11:59:30

23. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for Notes: Artist’s websites noted above and wikipedia.org

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