Back to School


August 25th, 1999 ~ Back-to-School with music from across the American landscape meant to provoke memories of early grades, high school and college. Also a visit to the football locker room and band practice. Nick is kicked out of the Public Radio Honor Society for playing music from class cut-ups and non-conformists like Tom Lehrer, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Thelonius Monk, as well as straight-arrows Doris Day, Ralph Stanley, and the Coasters--all in one show!

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  • Open Bed: School Day Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA/Chess
  • Hey Schoolgirl/Black Slacks Simon & Garfunkel
    Old Friends, Columbia/Legacy
  • Good Morning, Little School Girl Muddy Waters
    His Best 1956 to 1964, MCA/Chess
  • School Days Charlie Rich
    Lonely Weekends - Best of the Sun Years, Bear Family
  • Teach Me Tonight Dinah Washington
    Compact Jazz, Verve
  • You've Been Taking Lessons in Love Fats Waller
    A Portrait of Fats Waller, Gallerie
  • Wonderful World Sam Cooke
    Greatest Hits, RCA
  • Instrumental: Power House Spike Jones
    Ultra Lounge Vol. 13: TV Town, Capitol
  • High School Madness Firesign Theatre
    Shoes for Industry! The Best of the Firesign Theatre, Columbia/Legacy
  • High School Confidential Jerry Lee Lewis
    Sun Classics, Charly
  • Rock & Roll High School The Ramones
    Ramones Mania, Sire
  • Eyes of Texas Bill Boyd
    Western Swing, Old Timey
  • Texas Tornado Judy Garland
    Star Spangled Rhythm, Smithsonian Collection
  • Fight Fiercely Harvard Tom Lehrer
    Songs & More Songs By Tom Lehrer, Rhino
  • Ivy League Roy Brown
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, Capitol
  • Collegiana Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    The Best of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, EMI
  • Postcard: McDonough 35 Roneagles players
  • Stay in School Otis Redding
    Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding, Rhino/Atlantic
  • Don't Be A Dropout James Brown
    James Brown Sings Raw Soul, Polydor
  • Instrumental: Soul Finger Bar-Kays
    Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul, Rhino
  • Mary Mack Alabama Children recorded by Harold Courlander
    Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Folkways
  • That Old Man Thelonius Monk
    Monk, Columbia LP
  • Graduation March Elizabeth Cotten
    Freight Train and other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Teach Your Children Country Gentlemen
    The Early Rebel Recordings, Rebel
  • The Last Race Jack Nitzsche
    Hot Rod Rock Big Boss Instrumentals, Right Stuff
  • Shop Bill Cosby
    Why Is There Air?, Warner Brothers
  • Charlie Brown Coasters
    50 Coastin' Classics, Atlantic/Rhino
  • Teacher's Pet Doris Day
    16 Most Requested Songs, Encore!, Columbia/Legacy
  • You Don't Learn That in School Louis Armstrong & his orchestra
    From the Big Band to the All Stars, 1946-1956, RCA
  • No School Bus in Heaven Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
    Classic Bluegrass, Rebel
  • Kiss me on the Bus Replacements
    Tim, Sire
  • Instrumental: Django's Tiger Django Reinhardt
    The Best of Django Reinhardt, Blue Note
  • Postcard: Band practice at McDonough 35 HS in New Orleans
  • School Days Dizzy Gillespie
    Birks Works - The Verve Big-Band Sessions, Verve
  • School Days Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • Going to School Buddy Guy
    The Complete Chess Recordings, Chess
  • ABC Jackson Five
    The Ultimate Collection, Motown
  • Instrumental: September Song Benny Carter
    Aspects, Capitol
  • September Song Jimmy Smith
    Standards, Blue Note
  • September Song Sammy Davis Jr.
    Greatest Hits, The Entertainers
  • The Last Rose of Summer Tom Waits
    The Black Rider, Island
  • To Sir With Love Lulu
    Stand By Your Man, Nick at Night
  • September Song Art Tatum
    The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces, Pablo