Back to School


September 9th, 1998 ~ 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 Days 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
  • Teacher, Teacher Johnny Mathis
    16 Most Requested Songs, Columbia/Legacy
  • Teacher Teacher Rockpile
    Seconds of Pleasure, Columbia
  • You've Been Taking Lessons in Love Fats Waller
    A Portrait of Fats Waller, Gallerie
  • Wonderful World Sam Cooke
    Greatest Hits, RCA
  • Instrumental: Tres Palabras Dave Samuels
    Dave Samuels Presents Tjaderized: A Cal Tjader Tribute, Verve
  • 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 Tornados 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 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    The Best of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, EMI
  • Stay in School Otis Redding
    Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding, Rhino/Atlantic
  • Still in School NRBQ
    Peek-A-Boo, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Soul Finger Bar-Kays
    Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul, Rhino
  • Going to School Buddy Guy
    The Complete Chess Recordings, Chess
  • School Days Dizzy Gillespie
    Birks Works - The Verve Big-Band Sessions, Verve
  • School Days Aretha Franklin
    Aretha, Arista
  • The Last Race Jack Nitzsche
    Big Boss Instrumentals, Vol. 3, The 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
  • Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police
    The Very Best of Sting & The Police, A &M
  • No School Bus in Heaven Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
    Classic Bluegrass, Rebel
  • Kiss Me On the Bus The Replacments
    Tim, Sire
  • Instrumental: Django's Tiger Django Reinhardt
    The Best Of Django Reinhardt, Blue Note
  • Don't Be A Dropout James Brown
    James Brown Sings Raw Soul, Polydor
  • Be True to Your School Beach Boys
    Good Vibrations - Thirty Years of the Beach Boys, Capitol
  • You're Just An Old Antidisestablish-mentarianismist Duke Ellington
    Stars of the Apollo, Columbia/Legacy
  • Conjunction Junction Better Than Ezra
    Schoolhouse Rock Rocks!, Atlantic
  • ABC Jackson Five
    The Ultimate Collection, Motown
  • Instrumental: Just Another Sucker On The Vine Tom Waits
    Swordfishtrombones, Island
  • The Last Rose of Summer Tom Waits
    The Black Rider, Island
  • Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Abbey Lincoln w/Stan Getz
    You Gotta Pay the Band, Verve
  • To Sir With Love Lulu
    Stand By Your Man, Nick at Night
  • Rumble Link Wray & His Ray Men
    Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar - Rock: The '50s, Vol. 1, Rhino
  • End Bed: Schoolhouse Rocky Bob Dorough & Friends
    Schoolhouse Rock Rocks!, Atlantic