12th Street Jump

Saturday, 12 a.m.

12th Street Jump is a one-hour program that celebrates the artists who made jazz and blues the quintessential American art form. 

Hosts Pearl McDonald and Pete Weber, jazz artists Joe Cartwight, Tyrone Clark and Mike Warren and vocalists David Basse and Nedra Dixon keep the music alive in a rapid fire program of topical sketch comedy, jazz and the blues.

12th Street Jump remains in production but is not currently performing before live audiences.

You can visit the 12th Street Jump archives here.

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12th Street Jump
9:54 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wes Montgomery

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embry. An appointment with Dr. Pearl helps Angelina Jolie and Serena’s School for Scat helps make sense of the rise in gas prices.

Song List

Janine
Gone With the Wind

You’re Everything
If You Could See Me Now
Con Alma
Dearly Beloved

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12th Street Jump
9:38 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Quincy Jones

This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Quincy Jones with our special guest, Horace Washington. We find out what gives Horace the blues and the Sax Therapist helps a couple of bounce back in the bedroom after bad bit-coin business.

Song List

Gravy Waltz
Dead End
Forest Flower
Sweet Georgia Bright
Along Came Betty
Soldier In The Rain
Killer Joe

SPOTIFY: Quincy Jones

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12th Street Jump
2:56 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

Celebrating The Career Of Christian McBride

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special guests, Christian McBride and Bobby Watson. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Christian before he takes David “Shoppin For Clothes”.

Song List:

Alright, OK, You Win
Too Close For Comfort
Just Friends
Brother Mister
East of the Sun
Blue Monk
Shoppin For Clothes
Used ‘Ta Could

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12th Street Jump
2:28 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Nancy Wilson

This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Nancy Wilson with our own songstress Nedra Dixon. We find out what gives Nedra the blues and we play a game of “So, What’s Your Question?” to learn a few lesser known things about jazz.

Song List
Kidney Stew
Moondance
Wild Is The Wind
Willow Weep For Me
All Of You
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

SPOTIFY: Nancy Wilson

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12th Street Jump
2:09 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wycliffe Gordon

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with our special guest, Wycliffe himself. We have an old fashioned cutting contest, a blues jam custom made for Wycliffe, and Nedra receives a bad Valentine’s Day gift.

Song List:

I’m Beginning To See The Light
I Cover The Waterfront
Blue n’ Boogie
Now Is The Time
Basin Street Blues
Hello Pops
Swing That Music

SPOTIFY:  Wycliffe Gordon

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12th Street Jump
2:18 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Floyd Dixon

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Floyd Dixon with our special guest Jim Mair. The Sax Therapist helps a couple get hot just in time for V-Day, and the Jazz Mechanics talk cars with a few damsels in distress over rear-end differential.

Song List:

Snatch and Grab It
Hole In The Wall
Liza
Come Back Baby
Sweet Home Chicago
Caldonia

SPOTIFY:Floyd Dixon

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12th Street Jump
2:03 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday of Charlie Musselwhite

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Trashmouth Baker. The gang sings about their Super Bowl Blues and Charlie Musselwhite himself, calls in to let us know what gives him the blues.

Song List:

Outskirts of Town
The Blues Overtook Me
Willow Weep For Me
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Christo Redemptor
Movin and Groovin
Memphis Charlie
Just Your Fool

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12th Street Jump
2:35 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Antonio Carlos Jobim

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special guests, Stan Kessler and Danny Embrey. A session with Dr. Pearl preps Hilary for a run at the White House and a 12th Street parody leaves “The Girl from Ipanema”, out of twerk.

SONG LIST:

Meditation
So Danco Samba
Triste
Belleville
Brigas, Nunca Mais
Nuages
Brazil

SPOTIFY:

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12th Street Jump
2:49 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Cedar Walton

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cedar Walton with our very own Joe Cartwright. An appointment with Dr. Pearl is set for a cliff jumping politician and a less miserable actress and the whole gang feels the warmth of holidays wear off as the “Wintertime Blues” set in.

Song List:

Snatch and Grab It
Bolivia
In a Mellow Tone
Dat Dere
Jacob’s Ladder
Firm Roots
Night Train

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12th Street Jump
11:52 am
Sun January 12, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday of Jay McShann

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very own Dr. Pearl takes a live call from George Dubya and we play a round of public radio’s favorite jazz game show “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:

Boogie Blues
Come On Over To My House
Hootie’s Ignorant Oil
Hootie Blues
Hands Off
Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Confessin’ The Blues

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12th Street Jump
11:47 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Celebrating The Best Moments From 2013

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the best moments from 2013 with guests Kevin Mahogany, Karrin Allyson, Wycliffe Gordon, and Joe Sample. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Karrin and then Nikki’s Blues drive her to singing.

Song List:

The Haunted Ballroom

How Long Has This Been Going On

It’s Wonderful

I’m Still Swingin’

Whisper Not

Street Life

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12th Street Jump
10:17 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Celebrating The Career Of Bobby Watson

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Bobby Watson with our special guests, Pamela and Bobby Watson. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Pamela to learn the truth about Bobby, and a New Years’ Eve parody helps us all find resolution.

Song List:

Linus And Lucy
Blues For Claude
Sweet Dreams
Blues For Claude
Seekers of the Sun
Love Remains
Sister Maya Said
I Thought About You

SPOTIFY:

Bobby Watson

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12th Street Jump
10:39 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Paul Butterfield

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Matt Hopper. The gang gets dirty with Trashmouth and all those politically corrected season greetings get a jump on 12th Streets own “Holiday Blues”.

Song List:

Christmas Night In Harlem

Walkin Blues

Screamin

Sweet Home Chicago

Don’t Take Advantage of Me

Something You Got

Shake Your Moneymaker

Drivin’ Wheel

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12th Street Jump
10:45 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Celebrating The Music Of The Boswell Sisters

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of the Boswell Sisters with our special guests Victor & Penny, featuring Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling. To learn more about Erin we play "Who's Got the Blues" and we all have a sugar crash as we sing a parody to help deal the biggest bake sale in history.

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12th Street Jump
11:00 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Billy Strayhorn

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Billy Strayhorn with our special guest Todd Wilkinson. Dr. Pearl does some charity work in trying to help Karl Rove, and the Sax Therapist helps a hungry couple get some Thanksgiving dessert.

Song List:

Satin Doll
Johnny Come Lately
Wendy
Upper Manhattan Medical Group
Chelsea Bridge
The Duke

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12th Street Jump
10:52 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Celebrating The Music Of Kevin Mahogany

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music and career of Kevin Mahogany with Kevin himself. He joins us for a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” and “So, What’s Your Question” to help us all learn a bit more.

Song List:

Bluesville
Teach Me Tonight
Fix It In The Mix
I’m Still Swingin’
Save That Time
Tony Bennett Never Calls
Kansas City Born and Bred

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12th Street Jump
11:20 am
Sun November 24, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Coleman Hawkins

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Coleman Hawkins with our special guest, Jim Mair. The Mayor of Toronto gets some much needed help from Dr. Pearl and a parody reveals a new side of a Johnny Mercer classic.

SONG LIST:

April In Paris
Moonglow
One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)
Tangerine
Sophisticated Lady
Come Rain Or Come Shine

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12th Street Jump
11:28 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Little Willie John

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Little Willie John with our special guest, Sheila Bey. A session with Dr. Pearl teaches us all a lesson and the education continues with “Serena’s School for Scat”, so get hip to this episode of 12th Street Jump.

SONG LIST:

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Need Your Love So Bad

Parchman Farm

Let Them Talk

Heartbreak

Trio

Take My Love

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Little Willie John

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12th Street Jump
10:32 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Arturo Sandoval

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Arturo Sandoval with our special guest Stan Kessler. We play “Who’s Got the Blues” with the Saxman in Alabama and improvise a blues jam to help him get by and then we blaze the truth out of the campaign trail.

Song List:

Confessin’ the Blues
Hot House
Blue Monk
Speak Low
Jordu
Parisian Thoroughfare
The Blues Walk

SPOTIFY:

Arturo Sandoval

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12th Street Jump
10:24 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Zoot Sims

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Zoot Sims with our special guest, Horace Washington. The "Jazz Mechanics" try some car talk to get it going and the Sax Therapist helps a couple kick start their love engine.

Song List:

Do Nothin’ Til Ya Hear From Me
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Flyin’ Home
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Lester Leaps In
Have You Met Miss Jones
It Don’t Mean A Thing

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12th Street Jump
12:40 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Celebrating the Birthday Of Dizzy Gillespie

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, Hermon Mehari. A session with Dr. Pearl straightens out some crooked politicians and the lesser known Gillespie facts are revealed in a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:

Doodlin’
Night In Tunisia
BeBop
Manteca
Birk’s Works
Woody n’ You
Con Alma
Blue n’ Boogie

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12th Street Jump
3:40 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Celebrating the Birthday Of Lee Konitz

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Lee Konitz with our special guest Rob Scheps. We see “Who’s Got the Blues” in South Bend and later offer a little bit of help directly to the President.

Song List:
Lullaby of Birdland
You Don’t Know What Love Is
The Song Is You
Ptah the El Daoud
I Concentrate On You
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

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12th Street Jump
9:55 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Thelonious Monk

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Thelonious Monk with our special guest Dave Chael. Our own Dr. Pearl dishes advice to Joe Biden and the governator while the gang plays “So, What’s Your Question?” to learn a bit more about Monk.

Song List:
In Walked Bud
Epistrophy
Bemsha Swing
Rhythm-a-ning
Evidence
Well You Needn’t
Straight, No Chaser

Spotify: Theloinius Monk

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12th Street Jump
9:44 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Oscar Pettiford

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Oscar Pettiford with our special guest Tyrone Clark. We play a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with pianist Greg Tivis from Texas, and Nikki’s man troubles redefine fantasy football.

Song List:
Lover Man
Oscar’s Blues
Tricotism
David Bromberg’s Blues
There Will Never Be Another You
I’m Beginning To See the Light
Blues In the Closet

Spotify: Oscar Pettiford

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12th Street Jump
10:40 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Music of George Gershwin

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of George Gershwin with our very special guest Karrin Allyson. We find out what gives Karrin the blues and learn a whole lot more about Gershwin with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:
The Haunted Ballroom
How Long Has This Been Going On
‘S Wonderful
All Or Nothing At All
It’s Easy To Remember
A Felicidade
Right Here Right Now
I Can’t Say

Spotify: Karrin Allyson

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12th Street Jump
10:32 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of John Coltrane

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of John Coltrane with our special guest Jim Mair. We check in with Dr. Pearl as she helps a topless princess get back to good graces and the gang plays “So, Whats Your Question?” to learn a bit more about Trane.

Song List:
If I Were A Bell
My Favorite Things
Beatrice
Naima
Autumn Serenade
Bessie’s Blues

SPOTIFY: John Coltrane

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12th Street Jump
10:23 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Jimmy Reed

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jimmy Reed with our special guest Sheila Bey. Karrin Allyson stops by, Dr. Pearl prescribes straight advice for crooked politicians, and in honor of students worldwide we get the “Back to School Blues”.

Song List:
Show Me Missouri Blues
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Shame, Shame, Shame
CC Rider
Bright Lights, Big City
Take Out Some Insurance

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12th Street Jump
10:17 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Rollins

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Rollins with our special guest, the late and great Bill Caldwell. A session with Dr. Pearl straightens out some crooked politicians and Nedra calls a penalty with her football season blues.

Song List:
Doxy
Pent Up House
Blue Seven
On a Slow Boat to China
Valse Hot
Oleo

SPOTIFY: Sonny Rollins

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12th Street Jump
9:50 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson

 This week, 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Sonny Boy Williamson with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Sheila Bey. We play “Who’s Got the Blues” to find out more about our audience and Nedra sings the “Golf Widow Blues”, and it has nothing to do with Tiger Woods.

Song List:

Show Me Missouri Blues
Keep It to Yourself
CC Rider
Checkin’ Up on My Baby
Hound Dog
Drivin’ Wheel
Don’t Start Me Talking

SPOTIFY:

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12th Street Jump
1:46 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Cootie Williams

On this week’s archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Cootie Williams with our special guest Stan Kessler. We connect with Arthur Barron in Miami to learn “Who’s Got the Blues” and a little welcome song preps the All Stars for Kansas City.

Song List:
Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me
Don’t Get Around Much
Sweet Lorrain
e Love Me Or Leave Me
Shame and Scandal
My Old Flame
Perdido

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