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.

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Philly Joe Jones with our special guest Tommy Ruskin. On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl helps Tom Cruise handle the truth and Tommy’s Tom Tom Tutorial makes political messaging a little easier on the eardrums. Song List: Come On Over To My House Solar Billy Boy Take Five But Not For Me Ahmad’s Blues Bye Bye Blackbird Spotify: Philly Joe Jones

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Louis Jordan with our special guest Bryan Redmond. On the funny side, Dr. Pearl prescribes some straight advice for crooked politics and later the Sax Therapist helps a couple from Omaha find their big O.

Song List:
Caravan
Hogwash Junction Function
Knock Me A Kiss
September Song
Jack You’re Dead
Saturday Night Fish Fry
Early In The Morning
If You’re So Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich
Alright, Ok, You Win

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Ahmad Jamal with our very own Joe Cartwright. The 12th Street psychologist, Dr. Pearl, dishes advice to Paula Deen and the NSA makes us sing the blues.

Song List:
Darn That Dream
But Not For Me
September Song
Night Mist Blues
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Blue Skies

SPOTIFY: Ahmad Jamal
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On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Erroll Garner with our special guest Bobby Watson. The 12th Street Jump label releases the “Jazz for Doctors” album and Nedra gets the Basketball Blues as the NBA playoffs ruin her mood.
Song List:
I Cover The Waterfront
There Is No Greater Love
Tones For Joan’s Bones
Sea Journey
The Look of Love
I’ve Got The World On A String

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Monty Alexander and Oliver Nelson. Our resident psychologist, Dr. Pearl dishes advice to the Pope while Serena’s School for Scat enrolls some well-known students.

Song List:
Fly Me To The Moon
Night Mist Blues
SKJ
Stolen Moments
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Hi-Fly
My Shining Hour
Straight, No Chaser

Spotify: Monty Alexander
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On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of T Bone Walker with our special guest Bill Dye. A call in reminds us “Who’s Got the Blues” in Alaska and Dr. Pearl holds a session to help Wall Street.

Song List: I Want A Little Girl
Two Bones And A Pick
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Shufflin The Blues
Good Morning Heartache
Hands Off
T Bone Shuffle

Spotify: T Bone Walker

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Fats Waller. Dr. Pearl helps Keith Richards deal with change and a parody considers what Fats Waller might say about all the present day misbehavin’.

Song List:
Jitterbug Waltz
Squeeze Me
Your Feet’s Too Big
One Note Samba
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Come On A My House
Honeysuckle Rose
Scrapple From the Apple

SPOTIFY LINK: Fats Waller

On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner. We play a game of questions with 12th Street Jump’s own Joe Cartwright and send the learned out into the world with the “Graduation Blues”.

Song List:
Jumpin’ the Blues
Flip, Flop, and Fly
Tight
Trouble In Mind
Roll’em Pete
One Note Samba
Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Spotify: Big Joe Turner

On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Irving Berlin. The cast plays a game of “So, What’s Your Question?” to reveal a few lesser known facts about Irving Berlin.

Song List:
Overhand
What’ll I Do
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Dat Dere
Blue Skies
Little Joe

Spotify:
Irving Berlin

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Jeff Hamilton with our special guest, the man himself, Jeff Hamilton. We find out what gives Jeff the blues and learn a whole lot more with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:
Gravy Waltz
I Love Being Here With You
Little Rootie Tootie
Bye Ya
Whisper Not
Poinciana
But Not For Me

Spotify Link:
Jeff Hamilton

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest Steve Lambert. Our own psychologist, Dr. Pearl, helps Anne Romney with her hubby and then Serena’s School for Scat helps makes sense of the senseless.

Song List: Living Without You Reincarnation of a Lovebird Love For Sale Fables of Faubus Remember Rockefeller at Attica Nostalgia in Times Square

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Herbie Mann with our special guests, Rob Scheps and Jerry Dodgion. Our resident psychologist, Dr. Pearl helps the President and a parody about spring allergies gets messy.

Song List:
Memphis Underground
Bird of Beauty
Pink Panther
Theme Hatari
The Days of Wine and Roses
Dreamsville
Comin’ Home Baby

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Stan Kessler. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she takes a direct call from George W and we preview the new Jazzmark cards to celebrate Jazz Month.

Song list:
52nd & Broadway
Upjump Spring
Stolen Moments
Skydive
Bolivia
Birdlike

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Joe Sample with our special guest, the man himself, Joe Sample. We find out what gives Joe the blues and learn a whole lot more with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:
One Day I’ll Fly Away
Put It Where You Want It
Nica’s Dream
Soul Shadows
It Happens Everyday
Street Life

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Thad Jones with our special guest, Stan Kessler. We find out what gives Stan Kessler the blues and then Serena’s School For Scat helps clear up political jargon.

Song List:
Unchain My Heart
Three In One
A Child Is Born
Scrapple From The Apple
Whisper Not
Like Someone In Love
Jive Samba

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Randy Brecker with Randy himself. A game of “So, What’s Your Question” and a parody about Randy’s blues, reveals even more about this jazz great.

Song List:
Red Top
All Or Nothing At All
Just Friends
Cherokee
Musician’s Ol Lady Blues
Someday My Prince Will Come
Blues Walk

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Nat King Cole with our special guest Lonnie McFadden. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she helps Sarah Palin & Rush Limbaugh, but that won’t stop a parody about “All That Trash”.
Song list:
Poinciana
Unforgettable
All That Jazz
L. O. V. E.
Smile
Route 66

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embry. The Dr. Pearl appointment helps Angelina Jolie and Serena’s School for Scat explains the rise of gas prices.

Song List:
Janine
Gone With the Wind
You’re Everything
If You Could See Me Now
Con Alma
Dearly Beloved

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dexter Gordon with our special guest, Jim Mair. Dr. Pearl grabs a drink with Marco Rubio and the Sax Therapist helps a couple kickstart their engine.

Song List:
On The Trail
Body & Soul
Fried Bananas
Mean To Me
I Told You So
Long Tall Dexter
One For My Baby

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

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

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with our special guest, Wycliffe himself. There’s an old fashioned cutting contest, a blues jam custom made for Wycliffe, and Nedra’s man delivers another sad Valentine.

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

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of King Curtis with our special guest Jim Mair. A session with Dr. Pearl gets some much needed help to women married to Washington, and the alliterative Sax Therapist starts a Pensacola pair playing perfectly, post political prudeness.

Song List:
I Want A Little Girl
Night Train
After Hours
Sister Sadie
Ode To Billie Joe
Hey Bartender

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

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Stephane Grappelli with our special guest Marvin Gruenbaum. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she helps celebrities with famous issues and before the end of the hour, Serena’s School for Scat straightens out crooked politicians.

Song List:

Thou Swell
Pent Up House
Minor Swing
Sweet Georgia Brown
Pennies From Heaven
Makin’ Whoopee
It Don’t Mean A Thing

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of James Carter with our special guest Bill Crain. An appointment with Dr. Pearl means a little help for Newt and our own Nedra Dixon sings out her Sugar Bowl Blues in a sweet parody.

Song List:

Whisper Not
Lester Leaps In
Shiny Stockings
Just One Of Those Things
Parkers Mood
On Green Dolphin Street

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 plays “Who’s Got the Blues” with Trashmouth and we help you get through the politically corrected season greetings with 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

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate 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 low as we sing a parody to help deal the biggest bake sale in history.

Song List:

Good Morning Blues

I’ll Never Say Never Again

Object Of My Affection

Comes Love

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A  Letter

If It Ain’t Love

Love Me Or Leave Me

Way Back Home

Celebrating The Birthday Of Billy Strayhorn

Nov 24, 2012

This week on 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.
 
Playlist:
Satin Doll
Johnny Come Lately
Wendy
Upper Manhattan Medical Group
Chelsea Bridge
The Duke

Happy Birthday To Coleman Hawkins

Nov 17, 2012

On this weeks archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Coleman Hawkins with our very special guest Bobby Watson.

On the funny side, Dr. Pearl does her best to advise the un-advise-able and later the Sax Therapist helps a Manhattan couple monkey around during Madoff’s money madness.
 
 
Playlist:
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Body And Soul
All The Things You Are
Speak Low
Make Someone Happy
Perdido

Happy Birthday Hubert Laws

Nov 10, 2012

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Hubert Laws with our special guest Horace Washington.

On the funny side, we improvise a blues jam about our special guest and then we use song parody to TRY and explain political primaries.
 
Playlist:
But Not For Me
Moments Notice
Stardust
Dat Dere
The Nearness of You
Killer Joe

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