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Serenade to a Cuckoo with Jerry Gordon

May 13, 2022 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon

two hours of celebrating Stevie Wonder's birthday with jazz versions of his compositions, followed by an hour of New Orleans hits.

5.13.22

Serenade to a Cuckoo with Jerry Gordon
12:00 PM
Noel Pointer - Living For the City
Noel Pointer Living For the City
Phantazia Blue Note Records 1977
12:07 PM
Out To Dinner - Visions
Out To Dinner Visions
Play On Posi-Tone Records 2021
12:13 PM
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet - Serenade to a Cuckoo
Roland Kirk Quartet & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Quartet Serenade to a Cuckoo
I Talk with the Spirits Verve 1998
12:20 PM
Pat Bianchi - Superstition
Pat Bianchi Superstition
Something to Say - The Music of Stevie Wonder Savant 2021
12:36 PM
Marion Brown - Visions
Marion Brown Visions
Vista Verve Reissues 1975
12:36 PM
Pat Martino - Too High
Pat Martino Too High
All Sides Now Blue Note Records 1997
12:37 PM
Jared Gold - You Haven't Done Nothin'
Jared Gold You Haven't Done Nothin'
Tales of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration of Stevie Posi-Tone Records 2020
12:53 PM
Roberto Occhipinti - Another Star
Roberto Occhipinti Another Star
Stabilimento Independent 2016
12:53 PM
Nnenna Freelon - Another Star
Nnenna Freelon Another Star
Tales of Wonder Concord Records 2002
12:53 PM
Jacob Collier - Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
Jacob Collier Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
Pure Imagination -the hit covers collection- P-VINE RECORDS 2017
1:07 PM
Theo Hill - Superwoman
Theo Hill Superwoman
Reality Check Posi-Tone Records 2020
1:14 PM
Vanessa Rubin - Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Vanessa Rubin Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
New Horizons RCA Records Label 1997
1:16 PM
Becca Stevens - As (feat. Jacob Collier)
Becca Stevens As (feat. Jacob Collier)
Regina GroundUP 2017
1:21 PM
Nguyên Lê - I Wish
Nguyên Lê I Wish
Songs of Freedom ACT Music 2011
1:28 PM
Nancy Wilson - All In Love Is Fair
Nancy Wilson All In Love Is Fair
All In Love Is Fair CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92) 1974
1:31 PM
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - My Cherie Amour
Rahsaan Roland Kirk My Cherie Amour
Volunteered Slavery
1:35 PM
Abbey Lincoln - Golden Lady
Abbey Lincoln Golden Lady
Abbey Lincoln: Golden Lady Inner City 2008
1:42 PM
Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I Am Going To Do)
Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I Am Going To Do)
The Queen of Soul Rhino Atlantic 2014
1:49 PM
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin')
Hotter Than July Motown 2014
1:55 PM
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder Higher Ground
Innervisions UNI/MOTOWN 1973
2:06 PM
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder Sir Duke
Songs in the Key of Life UNI/MOTOWN 1976
2:06 PM
Roy Brown - Good Rockin' Tonight
Roy Brown Good Rockin' Tonight
Greatest Hits King Records 2004
2:13 PM
Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie - Original
Amos Milburn Chicken Shack Boogie - Original
Amos Milburn Selected Favorites Volume 1 Charly Records 2006
2:13 PM
Archibald - Stack a Lee (Parts 1 & 2) (Remastered)
Archibald Stack a Lee (Parts 1 & 2) (Remastered)
Stack a Lee (Parts 1 & 2) (Remastered) - Single Bacci Bros Records 2009
2:15 PM
Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy
The Specialty Story 1952 Specialty 2007
2:34 PM
Sugar Boy Crawford - Jock-A-Mo
Sugar Boy Crawford Jock-A-Mo
The Chess Story 1947-1956 Geffen 1999
2:36 PM
Smiley Lewis - Blue Monday
Smiley Lewis Blue Monday
Blue Monday Rabbit Musik 2022
2:37 PM
Fats Domino - Blue Monday
Fats Domino Blue Monday
The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits Parlophone Catalogue 2002
2:43 PM
Dave Bartholomew - Four Winds
Dave Bartholomew Four Winds
The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew (Remastered) Capitol Records 2002
2:44 PM
Shirley & Lee - Feel So Good (Feel So Fine) [Original]
Shirley & Lee Feel So Good (Feel So Fine) [Original]
2:44 PM
Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knockin'
Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knockin'
I Hear You Knockin' (Digitally Remastered) - Single Bacci Bros Records
2:44 PM
Shirley & Lee - Let the Good Times Roll (Original)
Shirley & Lee Let the Good Times Roll (Original)
Everybody's Rockin' With Shirley & Lee Marathon Media International Ltd. 2009
2:44 PM
Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Ain't Got No Home (Digitally Remastered)
Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home (Digitally Remastered)
Ain't Got No Home (Digitally Remastered) - Single Bacci Bros Records
10:45 PM
Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns - Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu
Huey "Piano" Smith and His Clowns Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu
Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu / Don't You Just Know It - Single Essential Media Group 2010
10:45 PM
Bobby Mitchell - I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
Bobby Mitchell I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
The Very Best of Bobby Mitchell Seniors 2011
10:45 PM
Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise (Digitally Remastered)
Frankie Ford Sea Cruise (Digitally Remastered)
Sea Cruise (Digitally Remastered) Bacci Bros Records
10:45 PM
Fats Domino - I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
Fats Domino I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
Essential: Fats Domino EMI Trade Marketing 1988
Chat is archived.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 11:48:35 AM
Hi Everybody, welcome to Serenade to a Cuckoo!
Brian D 12:00:57 PM
Hello Jerry
Christine 🌛 12:01:08 PM
Hey Jerry...Happy Friday! (Unlucky for some)
Brian D 12:01:20 PM
Stevie !
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:01:22 PM
Hi Brian, Hi Christine!
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:01:25 PM
Hey hey
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:01:44 PM
Mok, hey, you are responsible for this song
Christine 🌛 12:01:46 PM
@Mok, excellent handle today
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:01:55 PM
😬✌️
esoterica! 12:02:00 PM
nice! hi, happy bday stevie!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:02:31 PM
Yes, responsible! The perfect name today. Way clever!
Patrick White 12:03:08 PM
Greetings to Jerry and his loyal listeners.I miss Dave Zinkoff.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:03:17 PM
Hi Esoterica, how are you? Thanks for tuning in! All Stevie first 2 hours
Rob F 12:03:24 PM
Looking forward to the show today
Christine 🌛 12:03:35 PM
🎉🎈✨Stevie✨🎂🌈🎊
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:03:43 PM
Hi Rob, thanks, I'm really happy with both shows
Rob F 12:03:45 PM
First song my daughter said is "Vibes"
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:04:08 PM
Haha!
esoterica! 12:05:24 PM
lovely, jerry. how are you? I am free from my boot (broken foot), just three weeks PT. so good
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:05:26 PM
Funky!!
Patrick White 12:05:29 PM
Will you be playing a lot of the Secret lives of plants LP.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:05:50 PM
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 12:06:20 PM
⠓⠁⠏⠏⠽ ⠃⠊⠗⠞⠓⠙⠁⠽, Stevie!
Christine 🌛 12:06:35 PM
It's Stevie's birthday, but we're the ones getting the gifts today 🎶
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:06:53 PM
Hi Dave, two hours of Stevie!
Patrick White 12:07:25 PM
So I used my third wish on the monkeys paw for free jazz concerts in Camden...unfortunately my wish came true.Opening show is ......Kenny G.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:08:23 PM
Ha! I just saw him in a movie where kids were dancing to his exhilarating music. But it was cool.
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:11:12 PM
That little bird🐤
Patrick White 12:11:35 PM
Kids being subject to Kenny G...did you call Child Services?
Christine 🌛 12:11:41 PM
There's that theme song... 🐦🎶 It is officially Friday afternoon now.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:12:25 PM
Haha. Thanks guys
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:12:46 PM
and Patrick, thank you for trying out your new material on us!
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:16:41 PM
I got to see Stevie in 2014 on his Key of Life anniversary tour. Bucket list item stuff
Patrick White 12:19:35 PM
You think the courts would see it that way when I get sued by comedians
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:20:20 PM
Your comedy is highly original, even when...
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:20:31 PM
Thank you, Mok
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:21:05 PM
Thanks Jerry ☺️
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:21:21 PM
You did all the hard work
tim freund 12:23:23 PM
a story for Jerry. yes my family worked ran gambling joints in AC... I read about it. they never told me... pre legal gambling. they were Jews. at my mom's funeral my aunt told me she met thelonius mink.. niña Simone and a few others.. she didn't think I would know them.
tim freund 12:23:52 PM
I said I was trying to play a thelonius mink song in guitar
tim freund 12:24:11 PM
sorry errors working
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:24:33 PM
Fantastic story, Tim. Thank you. A resourceful family, and progressive!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:25:07 PM
Thelonious Mink sounds like a name out of the Pink Panther
Rob F 12:25:22 PM
This song is fantastic
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:25:36 PM
Are you any relation to Steve Freund in Chicago?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:25:52 PM
Right on, Rob
tim freund 12:26:14 PM
Steve Freund.. no sir.. not that I know of
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:26:15 PM
I think jazz organ is better than ever in our current era
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:27:05 PM
A great and hip blues guitarist--Steve Freund
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:27:37 PM
Christine, you will love tihis
tim freund 12:28:17 PM
Jerry I used to go to your store all the time. I was a DJ stickton radio 80's. I didn't get into jazz til later I used to visit with Paul Glaser and ken Wilson
tim freund 12:28:32 PM
Stockton 91.7
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:30:26 PM
Nice, tim. What a nice scene at Stockton
tim freund 12:34:35 PM
for sure Jerry ...
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:35:37 PM
I loved that story about your Aunt. Resilience
Rob F 12:37:39 PM
Pat Martino always good
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:38:01 PM
Right on, Rob
Rob F 12:43:12 PM
And loved the organ too
tim freund 12:54:08 PM
my uncle still alive also. they are in their 90's
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:54:28 PM
He's got some stories!
tim freund 12:54:52 PM
oh boy.. hahahaha
tim freund 12:55:25 PM
my brother wants to ask him about book.. they are pretty hush hush for the most part
Songs In The Key of Mok 12:55:39 PM
Sounds great here.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 12:56:01 PM
Great, Mok
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 12:56:28 PM
So glad they didn’t ruin the vocals.
Christine 🌛 12:57:29 PM
@Jerry, I did dig that track. Unfortunately, I am listening with one ear because a work call is in the other👂. (These employers and their audacity...)
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:05:53 PM
I figured as much. Training them is a process.
Rob F 1:07:46 PM
Tough to get work done with music this good. Luckily its lunch time
Russell Woessner 1:09:00 PM
I saw Stevie Wonder twice within a few months. First time was August 30, 1972 at Madison Square Garden with Sha Na Na, Roberta Flack and John Lennon. The One to One benefit concert. Second time was March 23, 1973 at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby. I could not believe that I was able to walk up to the box office and buy a ticket to that concert. I was sure it would have been sold out. Stevie is a master. Hope he is enjoying his birthday. Thanks, Jerry!
Patrick White 1:09:44 PM
Always wondered why this song doesn't get more airplay.True unique classic
Patrick White 1:11:18 PM
I am embarrassed by many of my 1976 lp purchases.But I consider my copy of Songs in the key of life a Rembrandt.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:11:42 PM
Hi Russ. Quite a story! Amazing! You and your buddies, or was it your lovely wife, took at train up to NY for the purpose of seeing Stevie?
David Freedman 1:11:54 PM
Hi Jerry,
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:12:18 PM
David, thanks for joining!
Christine 🌛 1:12:49 PM
💥🦸🏽‍♀️These vocals are beautiful. Who is this?
David Freedman 1:13:27 PM
This is an old friend from the New Foxhole days. Loving the show. Reminds me of the old Hawk (Edgar Brown). shows on WRTI
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:13:42 PM
Patrick, what 1976 purchases embarrass you?
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:14:08 PM
Thanks, David, there is no higher compliment. He was the best.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:15:07 PM
Christine, she is an excellent vocalist always doing hip material
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:15:25 PM
Vanessa Rubin, that is
David Freedman 1:15:32 PM
I wish there were some of his recordings in a vault somewhere
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:16:16 PM
Yes, how much did we learn from him. How impressive was he, it was like he was imbued with the truth. I agree
Christine 🌛 1:16:40 PM
Thanks, Jerry! I am not familiar with Vanessa Rubin. Well, until now.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:16:50 PM
Here's another multi-category vocalist who always hits them out of the park
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:17:12 PM
Becca Stevens with Jacob Collier
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:17:48 PM
Beautiful. She sounds like a wood nymph to me. Can I say that?
tim freund 1:19:18 PM
my girlfriend met Stevie after Merv Griffen or like Douglas? filmed in Philly
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:19:39 PM
Moiv
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:20:31 PM
we're going to hear from Dave!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:20:59 PM
Oh yeah, Nguyen Le!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:21:20 PM
(You know me!)
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:21:47 PM
There are certain musicians that are yours!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 1:22:31 PM
I’m kooky that way,
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:23:40 PM
All good things
Rob F 1:23:59 PM
I have not heard Nguyen Le, but diggin it
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:24:34 PM
Viet Nam born, incredible guitarist, big in Europe for years
Christine 🌛 1:24:39 PM
Indeed, Nguyên Lê is definitely a Dave the Obscure artist.
Patrick White 1:28:18 PM
Remember 1976 walking 1.5 miles in sub zero weather to my 2 dollar hour dishwashing job.But the head chef had songs in the key on the boombox.life was good.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:30:23 PM
damn computers
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:31:34 PM
remember every business in Philly in 1976 thought the bicentennial was going to be huge? For buying records, it was a stiff!
Christine 🌛 1:33:35 PM
Rah! Rah! Rahsaan!!✨
Patrick White 1:33:46 PM
The Mayor was determined for it to be a flop and he succeeded.Imagine what Mayor Rendell would have did with it.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:34:49 PM
I got stuck with 100 bicentennial commemorative albums. I sold 2
Patrick White 1:36:14 PM
I think k the Bicentennial Lounge on North Broad Street did well with 76 cent glasses of Ripple.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:36:19 PM
Archie Shepp!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:36:32 PM
For Russ
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:37:23 PM
Haha, Ripple, Mok's favorite beverage
Patrick White 1:41:23 PM
Reminds of an old joke from 1976.A priest a rabbi and Mok walk into the Bicentennial Lounge.....
Rob F 1:41:33 PM
All the instruments are great. really liked sax and trumpet
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:42:01 PM
Rob, those Shepp solos were stunning
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:43:14 PM
Good one, Patrick. That sounds like a dirty one
Patrick White 1:44:08 PM
That was a rough place Jerry.I got stabbed before I could deliver the punch line.
Patrick White 1:46:18 PM
This Aretha song so great it owned 1974 in my book
Brian D 1:49:29 PM
Here we go!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:51:43 PM
You're hot today, Patrick!
Songs In The Key of Mok 1:54:29 PM
Haha
Christine 🌛 1:56:19 PM
Speakin' of superstition...Happy Friday the 13th!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 1:56:48 PM
Knock on wood!
Stephen Higgins 2:00:28 PM
Hi Jerry, a little late to the party, but I'm here!
Rob F 2:02:36 PM
Thanks for 2 hours of all Stevie! Fantastic!
Christine 🌛 2:03:48 PM
A fitting birthday celebration
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:07:20 PM
Hi Stephen, glad you're here. Thank you Rob, Christine!
alison totten 2:11:00 PM
Thank you Jerry for the tribute to the great Stevie Wonder! And now a tribute to New Orleans!! YAY!
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:11:40 PM
Thanks, Alison! Thank you for having sch great taste!
Songs In The Key of Mok 2:20:02 PM
It's like being at a Dead show. Where's the beach ball?
Patrick White 2:27:58 PM
Fats Domino should have received an Oscar for his Girl Can't Help It appearance.
Christine 🌛 2:44:28 PM
I am now craving a shrimp po boy...
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:44:59 PM
Yum
Brian D 2:45:43 PM
Sing like a frog! The Band did this justice on Moondog Matinee covers lp
Christine 🌛 2:47:58 PM
Chris' Jazz Cafe used to have that New Orleans-style menu; I hope they still do.
Patrick White 2:48:21 PM
Actually driving family to Airport tonight for Their New Orleans vacation. Tempted to jump on as a stowaway
Russell Woessner 2:51:08 PM
I remember seeing someone do “Ain’t Got No Home” live back when it was a hit. I was a small child. The pianist put a frog mask on over his head when he got to the “I’m a lonely frog” verse. When he turned around and I saw him, I did a spit take.
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:51:29 PM
Haha
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 2:52:15 PM
You went to some hip shows as a kid!
Christine 🌛 2:59:42 PM
Thank you, Jerry!! 👫
Christine 🌛 2:59:49 PM
🙏
Serenade to a Cuckoo w/Jerry Gordon (host) 3:00:00 PM
Thanks everybody