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Instrumental Invasion, 6/24/20 June 25, 2020

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The June 24, 2020, Instrumental Invasion on WCWP was recorded on the afternoon of May 26 with rerecording on June 5.

Work on the playlist began on May 19 with annotations on the 24th and during the recording session on the 26th.

I was proud to incorporate Dave Pike and Randy Waldman into the show.

I bought Dave’s Jazz for the Jet Set after listening to “Sweet ‘Tater Pie” on Spotify. I was first exposed to the song after hearing WABC-AM DJ Dan Ingram play it on his WABC-FM (later, WPLJ) show in 1967. The jazz and blues show differed greatly from the top 40 he played the AM side. The aircheck I heard can be found on the Musicradio 77 website.

As for Randy Waldman, my musician friend Nelson Rangell recommended Superheroes to me during a phone conversation the night before I bought it and Dave Pike’s album. The first song I was drawn to was the “Mighty Mouse Theme.” It made me think of a routine in Andy Kaufman’s stand-up act. As Foreign Man, he would stand next to a record player while the theme played on an LP. He would stand perfectly still until the line “here I come to save the day!,” which he would lip-sync while heroically moving his arm.

Speaking of stand-up acts, I unknowingly channeled comedian Timmie Rogers both times I said the title of Brian Hughes‘ song “Oh Yeah!” That was Rogers’s catchphrase, exemplified in this 1960s performance:

I have a feeling I’m the only DJ in North America to play Anders Enger Jensen on the radio. His music is all over YouTube – on channels like The 8-Bit Guy, Techmoan, Technology Connections, and of course, his own channel – but it needs the terrestrial treatment, and I provided it.

The end of the first hour’s second segment and all of the third had to be rerecorded on the morning of June 5. After referencing Norman Brown‘s “Something Just for You,” on the same album as “It’s a Feelin’,” my segue to the tease should have been “A Song Just for Bilbao,” but I inverted “just” and “for” and didn’t notice the mistake until a day after recording. Since it wasn’t a factual error or repeated phrase (i.e. “but first”), I initially chose not to rerecord. A week after recording, I realized I neglected to acknowledge Dave Holland, the bassist on Michael Brecker‘s cover of “Song for Bilbao.” Since there was music playing under both omissions, I had to redo the entire segment. After that, I fixed my flub at the end of the previous segment.

Unfortunately, as I feared, the redone segments were not added to automation. So, listeners heard the original “for just” and Dave Holland-less segments. The lesson here is to thoroughly check your recordings before submitting them.

Click here to download this show’s aircheck MP3, which I modified to include the corrections, or listen below:

Instrumental Invasion, 6/17/20 June 18, 2020

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The June 17, 2020, Instrumental Invasion on WCWP was recorded exactly one month earlier on May 17.

Work on the playlist began on May 2 with annotations coming on the 11th and during the recording session on the 17th.

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Instrumental Invasion, 6/10/20 June 11, 2020

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Radio.
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The June 10, 2020, Instrumental Invasion on WCWP marked the first time original musician liners were included. The first ten shows featured repurposed liners from The Mike Chimeri Show and Homecoming Weekend.

After linking to the April 29 show post on LinkedIn, saxophonist and vocalist Paula Atherton contacted me about recording a liner. I gladly accepted and also received her current single, “Can You Feel It?” Flushed with success, I reached out to my other musician friends to record liners of their own. Within six days, I had liners from each of them. I suggested Chieli Minucci acknowledge our in-joke about how my surname should be pronounced “key-mary” like “key-ellie,” but he took that further than I expected. I’m satisfied with how it came out, especially after I padded the reverb at the end. Another pleasant surprise came from Bill Heller who ended his liner with a piano flourish from his song “Blackbird on a Fence.”

Regarding my last name’s pronunciation, my father Bill said “key-mary” is correct, but our Italian ancestors endured mispronunciations so often that they gave up and went with “shimary.”

I began crafting the playlist on May 1 with annotations on the 11th and during the recording session on the 14th. To accommodate the new liners and music, I replaced the “1984 & earlier” segment in favor of a third “2017-present” segment.

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Instrumental Invasion, 6/3/20 June 4, 2020

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Jazz, Media, Music, Personal, Radio.
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The June 3, 2020, Instrumental Invasion on WCWP was the last of the initial ten shows I recorded in March and April.

The playlist was created and annotated on April 14 with additional annotations on the 25th and during the recording session on the 27th.

I was laughing as I said bassist Michael Palazzolo’s name during the back-sell of “Topside” by Bob James Trio because of a part I edited out where I tried to imitate the song’s synth voices.

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