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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show
The Haberdasher
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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,

The Haberdasher turns 60 today. I can’t hardly believe it. I don’t sound 60 – do I? Anyway I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate on the air than by playing songs from the soundtrack of my childhood. I grew up in central NJ in a little town called Highland Park that was right next to New Brunswick the home of Rutgers University. Looking back I realize what a hip town Highland Park was. And it was a highly educated community with a strong school system. It was a community that embraced the revolution that was taking place in children’s television programming.
I realize that now, but I didn’t really understand it until I read David Kamp’s Sunny Days. David, coincidentally, grew up in my hometown and I went all through primary school with his older sister, Alice. While reading the book I also came to realize what an integral and important role music played in this revolution. The entire time I was reading the book I was keeping a running list of tunes that I might play if I ever did a show that was inspired by David’s book.
So tonight’s show will be a little different than the ordinary MIGFS program, but keep it tuned here – I think it works and is actually a really fun listen.

The Haberdasher

P.S. Tonight’s show is dedicated to my classmmate and fellow HP’er Alice.

Maynard Ferguson Sesame Street Storm Omnivore Recordings
Sara Bareilles Free to Be… You and Me Free to Be… You and Me - Single Arts Music
Harry Belafonte & Marlo Thomas Parents Are People Free to Be...You and Me Arista/Legacy
Marlo Thomas & Mel Brooks Boy Meets Girl Free to Be...You and Me Arista/Legacy
The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) The Best of the New Seekers Rhino/Elektra
Eric Weissberg Dueling Banjos Dueling Banjos Rhino/Warner Records
Diana Ross When We Grow Up Touch Me In the Morning Hip-O Select
Rosey Grier It's Alright To Cry Half Nelson (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Lakeshore Records
Bob Dorough Conjunction Junction Who's on First? Blue Note Records
Grady Tate Naughty Number Nine Multiplication Rock (Original Soundtrack Recording) CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)
Blind Melon Three is a Magic Number Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks Rhino Atlantic
Billy Taylor Trio I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free Music Keeps Us Young Arkadia Jazz
Blossom Dearie I'm hip The Diva Series Verve Reissues
Various Artists Figure Eight Schoolhouse Rock: Multiplication Rock American Broadcasting Music, Inc.
Deluxx Folk Implosion I'm Just a Bill Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks Rhino Atlantic
The Sesame Street Kids Sesame Street Theme Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music by Sesame Street NY Catalogue / Entertainment One
Cab Calloway & The Two-Headed Monster Hi De Ho Man Sesame Street: Songs from the Street, Vol. 1 Sesame Workshop Catalog
Squirrel Nut Zippers Put a Lid on It Lost at Sea Southern Broadcasting
Cookie Monster & Sesame Street's The Girls "C" Is for Cookie Sesame Street: Sesame Street Fever Sesame Workshop Catalog
Spin Doctors Two Princes Pocket Full of Kryptonite Epic
The Neville Brothers Believe In Yourself Sesame Street sketch YouTube
Tom Lehrer L-Y When You Are Old and Grey Ling Music Group
Tom Lehrer Silent "E" The Rest of Tom Lehrer Shout!
Tom Lehrer S-N (Snore, Sniff, and Sneeze) The Rest of Tom Lehrer Shout!
The 5th Dimension Light Sings Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes Arista/Legacy
Gary Williams Friedman & Will Holt (Melba) Dream Babies The Me Nobody Knows (Original Cast Soundtrack) 150 Music
The Staple Singers This World The Best of the Staple Singers Stax
Mister Rogers Won't You Be My Neighbor? It's Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers Omnivore Recordings
John Ellis It's You I Like It's You I Like Criss Cross Jazz
Mister Rogers Some Things I Don't Understand You Are Special Omnivore Recordings
John Ellis You Are Special It's You I Like Criss Cross Jazz
Van Morrison Bein' Green ..It's Too Late to Stop Now...Volumes II, III & IV (Live) Legacy Recordings
Ernie & His Rubber Duckie Rubber Duckie Sesame Street Platinum: Alltime Favorites Sesame Workshop Catalogue
Oscar the Grouch I Love Trash Sesame Street: Songs from the Street, Vol. 3 Sesame Workshop Catalog

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