Program #1941

Host John Schaefer nominated Sideshow's debut CD "The songs of Charles Ives" (CRI/Blueshift) as one of the ten best recordings of 2001. The disc's ten selections are drawn from "114 Songs," a 1922 collection of completed pieces and works-in-progress printed by Charles Ives in an effort to generate interest in his work within the American musical community. The Village Voice called the disc one of New York's "best of 1999," noting that it "consists of smart, rowdy, sneaky, bass-clarinet-guitar-vibraphone-percussion versions of Charles Ives' turn-of-the-century art songs…"

PROGRAM #1941, new arrangements of classic 20th century songs (First aired on 7/25/01)






The Songs of Charles Ives

Slugging A Vampire [4:00]

CRI/Blueshift #2000
Available through


The Brecht Project, live in Berlin

Die Welt Gefällt Mir Nicht Mehr [4:00]

Private CD. Two other versions of this song are on Frigg's CD Brecht, Knitting Factory #354. or 212-219-3006

Kamikaze Ground Crew


Easter Sunday 1935 [9:30]

Koch Jazz #7882
Available through


The Songs of Charles Ives

Memories [3:00]

See above.


Private CD

Night And Day [4:00]

Not commercially available.

Sidsel Endresen & Bugge Wesseltoft

Duplex Ride

River [7:30]

Curling Legs #41. , email:

Bossa Cuca Nova & Roberto Menescal


Nos e o mar [5:00]

Six Degrees #657036 1043**

Dwight Frizzell

Bullfrog Devildog President

Black Hawk Waltz I [1:30]

Sparkling Beatnik #0019.


The Songs of Charles Ives

The Housatonic At Stockbridge [8:30]

See above.

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