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 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show 
 The Haberdasher
 The Man in the Gray Flannel suit Show  
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM. Stream the show @
Hey Listeners,

My oldest is moving to Manhattan (the East Village to be exact) at the end of this month. He will be starting his career and his new life on his own. I wanted to commemorate his departure with a show featuring the music of NYC. I've featured the music of NYC in the past. Once I did a Patti Smith show based on her book Just Kids and once I used a great collection I had just purchased, Watch the Closing Doors, as a jumping off point. I'm going to revisit that turf tonight and play music from the last nine decades from the ciy of New York.

I could have set yhis how up lots of different ways - chronologically, by music genre, or perhaps by area of the city. I could have featured certain clubs or scenes. But in the end I decided to just mix it all up into one big musical stew - like the melting pot the city is - and serve it up from 9 to 11 tonight. In two hours you can barely scratch the surface, but that's OK it will be a fun two hours and I'v got lots of different types of tracks in the mix.

From CBGBs to the Bottomline,from The Garden to the Apollo, from the Bitter End to the Fillmore, from the Brill Building to Harlem, from the East Village to Brroklyn, from the Bowery to Licoln Center, from Broadway to Spanish Harlem, from jazz to rap, from folk to punk, from salsa to klezmer, from show tunes to soul, from Fats Waller to the NY Dolls, from Al Jolson to Public Enemy, from Dave Van Rnk to Barbara Streisand - NYC has it all. So c'mon and bite the big apple - don't mind the maggots.


The Haberdasher

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Am I Blue Ethel Walters Golden Years Vol. 2
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When the Red Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along) Dion and The Belmonts The Complete Dion and The Belmonts
The Modern Age The Strokes Is This It
Alexander's Ragtime Band Benny Goodman Benny Goodman: The Birth of Swing
Charleston James P. Johnson Ken Burns Jazz - The Story of America's Music
Nice Work If You Can Get It Billie Holiday The Best of Billie Holiday (Vol. 2)
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You're Not The Only Oyster in the Stew Fats Waller The Centennial Collection
I Love Paris Tito Puente and His Orchestra The Complete RCA Recordings
Subway Joe Joe Bataan Fania Records: 1964 - 1980 Original Sound
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Brooklyn Bridge Frank Sinatra Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits
The Only Living Boy in New York Simon and Garfunkel Best of Simon and Garfunkel
New York State of Mind Billy Joel Greatest Hits Volume 1
New York Town Woody Guthrie The Asch Recordings - Vol. 1 - This Land Is Your Land
Coney Island Baby The Kingsmen of Columbia College Contemporary Cyncopation
No Sleep Till Brooklyn The Beastie Boys License to Ill
I'm The Last of The Red Hot Mammas Sophie Tucker I'm The Last of the Red Hot Mammas
Do It Again Judy Garland Judy In Love
Second Hand Rose Barbra Streisand My Name is Barbra, Two
Run Run Run The Velvet Underground Peel Slowly and See
Epistrophy John Coltrane / Thelonious Monk Discovery! Live at the Five Spot
You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong The Best of Ella Fitzgerald
How High Am I? Louis Jordan Five Guys Named Moe
Friend of the Devil The Moldy Peaches Unreleased Cutz and Live Jamz
Frenzy The Fugs The Fugs: Greatest Hits
High Wire Klaus Nomi Za Bakdas: The Unfinished Opera
Who Are The Mystery Girls The New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon
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02:00:00 English 2015-12-07
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