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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. It's also a beautiful metaphor for change, the seasons of life, and the acceptance of loss. Autumn-as-season, and autumn-as-metaphor appear in countless songs, and host David Garland presents a carefully selected range of autumnal evocations old and new, featuring Joanna Newsom, The Stone Poneys, Mia Doi Todd, Dave van Ronk, Johnny Hartman, Jeri Southern, and many others.

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Comments [8]

Marc from New Rochelle from New Rochelle, NY

Great show but not without Billie Holiday's "Autumn In New York". I waited in vain for her lovely refrain.

Sep. 28 2010 06:54 PM
Leslie Oscar

Thank you for turning me on to Bridget St. John's beautiful song "If You'd Been There".

Sep. 27 2010 07:58 PM
Dave from Astoria

My wife and i enjoyed the Autumn themed show. Thank you for becoming a steady part of our Sunday night.

Sep. 27 2010 08:25 AM
David Garland from WNYC studio

This playlist shows performer - song - album. Enjoy the season!

Johnny Hartman - September Song - Songs From The Heart

Akron/Family - September Nights - Spinning On Air session

Stan Kenton - September Song - Stan Kenton 1950-1951

Joanna Newsom - Autumn - Have One On Me (2010)

The Stone Poneys - Autumn Afternoon - Evergreen Vol. 2

Red Callender - Autumn In New York - Speak Low (1956-8)

Jeri Southern - Autumn in New York - You Better Go Now/When Your Heart's On Fire

Mia Doi Todd - Autumn - The Ewe and the Eye

Bernard Herrmann - Autumn, Autumn Afternoon - The Trouble with Harry

Bridget St John - If You'd Been There - Songs For The Gentle Man

Paul Siebel - Long Afternoons - Woodsmoke and Oranges

Dave Van Ronk - Urge for Goin' - Van Ronk

Australian Jazz Quartet - Autumn Leaves

Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli - Autumn Leaves - Jazz in Paris Vol. 2

Gordon Alexander - Autumn Is a Bummer - Gordon's Buster

Beverly Kenney - Tis' Autumn - Sings For Johnny Smith

Incredible String Band - October Song - Incredible String Band

Sep. 26 2010 09:22 PM
Beverly from NYC

Enjoyed it all, but especially thanks for playing the Incredible String Band at the end- "Sometimes I want to murder time, sometimes when my heart's breaking" - always loved that song---
If you should do more autumn, heard a solo piano piece called "The Chrysanthemum" several years ago oneither your show, or Sarah Fishdo- who is the composer?

Thanks always

Sep. 26 2010 09:06 PM
Alex from Brooklyn

Another beautiful show! Thanks for posting the playlist.

Sep. 26 2010 08:59 PM
Kevin Krooss from Centerport NY

I'm hoping to hear California Dreaming.

Sep. 26 2010 08:54 PM
emr from NJ

Fantastic show. Really enjoyable.

Sep. 26 2010 08:44 PM

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