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Caption: Morning Rolled Oats, Credit: Janice Lang
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Morning Rolled Oats 

The humble Farmer, March 29, 2010

From: The humble Farmer
Series: The humble Farmer Weekly 59-minute show
Length: 59:00

Humorous social commentary and music from the 1930s, 1940s

Humbleoats_small Wingy Manone, Clark Terry, Boswell Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins, Erroll Garner, Rex Stewart, Ben Pollack, J. C. Higgenbotham

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Piece Description

Wingy Manone, Clark Terry, Boswell Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins, Erroll Garner, Rex Stewart, Ben Pollack, J. C. Higgenbotham

Transcript

1. One of the most memorable lines in 200 years of Maine literature is a quote from the old bachelor lobster catcher Perse Seine, who was once asked why he was building a skiff in his kitchen. You will remember that in true Maine fashion, he answered the question with a question and said, “Well, what’s a kitchen for?” This came to mind when my wife dragged home a small table that someone gave her. Within a day the table was covered with clutter and looked like every other square inch of flat surface in the house. When I asked her about it, she said, “Well, what’s a table for?”
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2. In the course of the day you and I catch ourselves doing so many ridiculous things, that there is no really no need to make up stories. But from time to time a silly apocryphal tale that I think you would enjoy crosses my desk and this is one of them. At 2 AM, when my old neighbor Gramp Wiley got up to go...
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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Isn't There A Little Love Wingy Manone 02:59
Blues Fr'ell Clark Terry 03:41
Trying To Stop Me Crying Wingy Manone 03:06
It's The Girl Boswell Sisters 03:12
Copenhagen Louis Armstrong 02:47
I Saw Stars Django Reinhardt 02:46
Clarinet Marmalade Coleman Hawkins 02:52
Lulaby of Birdland Erroll Garner 03:16
Chinatown Rex Stewart 03:01
Fidgety Feet Ben Pollack 02:22
Honeysuckle Rose J. C. Higgenbotham 03:09
Ultrafox Django Reinhardt 03:18
Queer Notions Coleman Hawkins 03:47