The Monday Sampler

The Crazy Fun of Late Night Radio comes to Monday afternoons! A lively mix of Jazz, Swing, Classic Rock, Space Age Lounge Music, Modern Folk, Blues, and more from both CD and Vinyl! Local  and Touring Bands often drop by the studio to play live.  Special Guestsalso stop by, or call in,  to talk about Upcoming Performances, Happening Events, Movies, DVDs, Comic Books, CD Releases, Cartoons, and other High Trash, Art & Culture! Hosted second through fourth or fifth Mondays by that Over 40 Teenage Werewolf, Fortunato, assisted by Audio Pilots Captain Jon, Just Jess, and Dev L, The All-Hearing Ear.


First Mondays is the Singer Songwriter showcase on the Monday Sampler, hosted by Ed Mellnik .

 

Episode Archive

The Monday Sampler on 06/11/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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live music and other guests

Things are still a little up in the air with today's show. But, there is a very strong possibility that local band Shores of Astor will be coming by the studio to perform for us. And, rumor has it, that a really fun hokum band visiting from The Bay Area, the Sour Mash Hug Band, who will be performing with Saloon Ensemble on Tuesday night at The White Eagle, will come by as well to either perform or help cohost the show. So join Fortunato, Captain Jon, and The All Hearing Ear  as we try once again to systematize chaos.

The Monday Sampler on 05/28/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 05/28/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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live music and other guests

Joining us in the studio today will be Jaime Leopold and the Short Stories, who will perform some selections from their new album. Also, Kyle Morris, of Holy Children, will perform with his acoustic band Whorehound. And, joining Fortunato in the air room will be Kat Jones and Gale Skidmore who will tell us about their performance in town later this evening. And, there's more! Nick Hilden, from Objects in Space, who has a new CD out, also plans to stop by and spend a few minutes with us. It's a holiday, and the unofficial start of Summer! So, tune in!

The Monday Sampler on 05/14/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 05/14/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Membership Drive Special

Since the facilities are taken up for the Membership Drive, The Sampler will feature highlights of some of our many musical guests throughout the show. Pokey LaFarg, The Accordian Babes, Margo May, The Ukeladies, Mayfield Affair, Saloon Ensemble, Laurel Brauns, The Sexywaterspiders and others. These are the type of performances that your support goes to. Call in now!

The Monday Sampler on 04/30/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Three live bands in the studio

Lots of live music on the Sampler today. Fortunato welcomes back the Ukeladies. Just finishing up a couple of perfomances in town, Cuddle Magic will also be setting up in the large studio. And, traveling up from San Diego will be Mayfield Affair.

The Monday Sampler on 04/16/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/16/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Shook Twins join the show

Returning for an extended visit Katelyn and Laurie, known as Shook Twins, will set up in the studio to perform songs from their album and more. Then, they'll join Fortunato in the air room so they can co-host the rest of the show! We'll set them loose in our music library and see what music they will find to put on the air! Also joining us will be Laurel Brauns, Jaime Leopold, and from the Hollywood theater, Dan Halsted!

The Monday Sampler on 04/02/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/02/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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The day after April Fool's Day Special

 April Fool's Day may have been yesterday, but we're still not going to take things too seriously. Mr Novelty Records, Craig Adams, will be sitting in with Fortunato to sample some classic comedy recordings. Joining us by phone from somewhere in LA, will be filmmaker / musician Ari Gold, to update us on his work to save school music programs. Also dropping by the studio will be The Sexywaterspiders. Who are about to go on tour, for the first time! So, we're having them on before they lose their innocent rosy complexions.  There will also be a special appearance by Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil.

The Monday Sampler on 03/05/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 03/05/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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music, surprises and crazy fun

No musical guests lined up to drop by the studio for today. At least, as far as we can remember. So, we're going to spin some discs, and see what kinds of crazy  radio fun we can come up with.

The Monday Sampler on 02/20/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 02/20/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wavesauce and The Ukeladies perform live in the studio

A big President's Day show, today! Fortunato welcomes back Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, for more about their new book Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention. www.FrankReade.com. Also, the rockin' space age sounds of Wavesauce, will perform in our first hour. Followed by The Ukeladies! No school today! So, just sit back and let us do all the driving.

The Monday Sampler on 02/06/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 02/06/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Membership Drive Special

 The Monday Sampler's Membership Drive Special. Cohosting with Fortunato are Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, creators of the soon to be released steampunk epic Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention. www.FrankReade.com.  Stopping in will be Brendon Philips of Fast Rattler, Laurel Brauns (House of Snow), and from The New Iberians, Evan Schalves.

The Monday Sampler on 01/23/12

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Your start the week off right radio show

Lots of fun guests will be joining Fortunato on this afternoon's Sampler. Kathryn Frederick, from Red Newt Records, will stop by, along with Peter Stampfel and friends, to share some music. And fill us in on their upcoming local performances this weekend. Also Michael Clark, the owner of Movie Madness, stops in to talk about movie props, video rentals, and film editing. Make sure the kids in the back seat all have their seat belts on and tune in.

Audio

The Ukeladies

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 02/20/2012

Live in the studio on President's Day, The Ukeladies!  Performing songs by Joan Jett, Bruce Springstein, Dolly Partton and Paula Abdul.

Live Performance by Saloon Ensemble

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 12/12/2011

Saloon Ensemble  in our studios, alive and dangerous.

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Film Reviews with DK Holm

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 11/28/2011

DK Holm, film reviewer for http://vanvoice.com/film_tv , talks about the new releases Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, starring Gary Oldman, and The Adventures of Tintin, a stop motion animated feature, directed by Steven Spielberg. And, Fortunato joins in with some thoughts on the proposed feature film to be adapted from the BBC's long running science fiction TV series, Doctor Who.

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The New Iberians live in studio

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 11/28/2011

The New Iberians stopped by the studio and rocked the house.

Colleen Raney and Mary McCaslin perform live

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The Monday Sampler
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Tue, 11/15/2011

 

Singer, guitarist Colleen Raney performed some lively and romantic Irish music live in our studios. Accompaneying her were Johnny Connolly on accordion, and Kellam Throgmarton on the fiddle. Also joining us was long time folk and country singer Mary McCaslin.

DK Holm and Fortunato review The Rum Diary and 12 Angry Men

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 11/14/2011

 DK Holm, film reviewer <www.vanvoice.com> recommends the upcoming release of the DVD version of  12 Angry Men(1957), starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Weston, Martin Balsam, and Jack Klugman. Fortunato offers up the new release staring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary. Which is based on an early novel by Hunter S. Thompson.  Also, announcements of upcoming screenings of films by Sergei Eisenstein and F.W. Murnau.

Top 5 Classic Horror Movies

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The Monday Sampler
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Sun, 10/30/2011

Halloween Special broadcasted Live from The Hall of Records! Fortunato presents his list of the 5 Best  Classic Horror Movies, now availible on DVD, for your viewing pleasure.But first, movie reviewer DK Holm <www.vanvoice.com> reviews two new television series 'Grimm' and 'Once upon a Time...'!

Margomay makes her second appearance on the Sampler

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 09/26/2011

Singer/songwriter Margomay joins Fortunato to cohost the Sampler. Besides playing a couple of songs from her upcoming CD, live in the studio. She talks about her songwriting, as well as her brief appearance on the 9th season of American Idol. We also let her loose in our music library to select some of her favorite CDs to play during the show. 

Live music

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 09/05/2011

Excerpts from The Monday Sampler's Labor Day Show. Besides our annual 'back of the studio cook out', host Fortunato welcomes Irish folk singers Colleen Raney and Casey Neill to our studio.  Both were going to perform with their own bands at the upcoming Muddy Boot Festival that upcoming weekend in SE Portland . Also, guitarist Dorian Michael , who was away from his central California home touring the NW, came by to perform some of his original compositions on the guitarand the ukalale. 

Dorian Michael interview

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The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 08/22/2011

Folk and blues guitarist Dorian Michael talked to us on the phone last week. We talked about his upcoming appearances around the Pacific Northwest, his music background growing up in the blues/folk scene in L.A., and even about tuning guitars and the different types of woods used in making the instruments. But because we were a bit carried away with our show of Movie Soundtracks and TV Themes, we could only air part of the interview. This is the whole discussion with music inserts.And, Dorian said he'd try and come by the studio for our Labor Day Cookout show on Sept.5th.

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Playlists

The Monday Sampler playlist for 08/22/2011

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The Monday Sampler
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08/22/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Bob Wills & The Texas PlayboysGet With ItLegends of Country MusicColumbia/Legacy
Barry MannThemesAngel Angel Down We Go-soundtrackTower
Henry ManciniBackground to MurderTouch of Evil-soundtrackcitadel
Don Ralker77 Sunset Strip7" SingleWarner Bros
Akira TanaMission ImpossibleSecret Agant MenSUNSET
Billy StrangeWine Women & JasmineDe Sade-soundtrackTower
CyclematesOpeningThemeCycle Savages-soundtrackAm International
Dorian MichealWade in the WaterWhat You Get For You Troubles
Dorian MichaelUncle Al's Backyardkboo.org
Akira TanaCharadeSecret Agent MenSUNSET
Elmer BernsteinBlack StraitjacketThe Caretaker-soundtrackAva
Quincy JonesCotton CurtainIn the Heat of the Night-soundtrackUNITED ARTISTS
Sister Goose & the DucklingsSuper Shire #9Gordon's War-soundtrack20th Century Fox
Whiskey BisquitTheme from Shot in the DarkShorts in the DarkDel Fi
COUNT BASIEM Squad Theme7" SingleRoulette
Ken ThorneLindt VamsInspector Clouseau-soundtrackUNITED ARTISTS
Buddy MorrowThe Line Up(San Francisco Blues)Double ImpactRCA Victor
Billy MayMannix ThemeTV TimeCapital
Lalo SchafrinMannix ThemeTV Land Crime StoppersTV Land/Rhino
Don Ralke OrchBourbon Street Beat7" SingleWarner Bros
Pete RugoloRichard Diamond ThemeMUSIC FROM RICHARD DIAMONDMercury
Buddy MorrowJohnny (Staccato Theme)Double ImpactRCA Victor
Johnny WilliamsCheckmate ThemeTV Land Crime StoppersTV Land/Rhino
Buddy MorrowMike Hammer (Riff Blues)ImpactRCA Victor
Frank ConstockPete Kelly's BluesTV Guide Top Television ThemesWarner Bros
Lonnie SmithI Can't Stand ItLive at the Mozambique ClubeBlue Note

We love nothing better than doing a show featuring Movie Soundtracks and TV Themes on The Sampler. With the help of Dr Zomb and Mr TV Themes (Craig Adams), who brought in selections from their own collections, we came up with this line up. We mostly featured music from Classic Private Eye TV Dramas.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 06/27/2011

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The Monday Sampler
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06/27/2011
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Nat King ColeWalk'n My Baby Back HomeThe World of nat King ColeCapital Records
Hot Club of DetroitNostalgia in Times SquareIt's About That TimeMack Avenue Records
The Belmont PlayboysString BusterHot Rod HeartTeen Rebel
The BeatelettsOnly SeventeenGirls With GituarsRaucous Records
Carl PerkinsKitty Put Your Cat Cloths OnRare TracksSun Records
Trini LopazRock On
Fats DominoDomino ShiffleFat man Frenzy
Paul CliftonOh Baby Don't You WeepNew Breed R & B
The BeatlesI Saw Her Stand'n ThereThe Beatles: Mono Box Set Disc 1 BApple
Dennis and CompanyWhat are you going to do then, boy?Girls With GuitarsRaucous Records
Elvis PresleyKing CreoleViva Elvis
Fine Young CannibalsDon't Ask Me To ChooseFine young CannibalsI.R.S.
Patti SmithEverybody Wants to Rule The WorldTweleve
Van MorrisonAstral WeeksAstral Weeks
Patti SmithPeople have the PowerDream of Life

 Besides the live performances of The Twangshifters and The Taxi Boys, we had a lot of rock'n songs from a variety of albums.

The Monday Sampler playlist for 05/17/2010

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The Monday Sampler
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05/17/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Tommy DuncanHey LulaDog House Blues
the Maddox Brothers and RoseFreight Train BoogieThe Maddox Brothers and Rose, On the Air
Gloria BradleyFive Minutes MoreMemphus BellsSun Records
Wanda JacksonFujiyama MamaWanda Jackson, Greatest Hits
Betty LoganSlim JimMemphis BellsSun Records
Betsy HolcomI Wanna RockGirls Girls Girls
The ScramblersMister Hot RodStrange HitsRe Source
Wanda JacksonHard Headed WomanWanda Jackson, Greatest Hits
The Edwards TwinsSugar TwistMemphis BellsSun Records
Fats Domino2nd Line JumpFat Man's Frenze
King CurtisBeach Blanket BingoBest of
Stanley TurrentineCherry PointA chip off the Old BlockBlue Note
Count BasieFrom Russia With LoveCrime SceneCapital
Hollywood Studio OrchestraThe Pink Panther ThemeCocktail CapersCapital
EsquivelSentimental JourneyEsquivelBar
The Ernie Freeman ComboMountain GreeneryCocktail CapersCapital
Herb AlbertTennese WaltzLost TreasuresA & M
Herb AlpertUp Cherry StreetLost TreasuresA & M
Jimmy Smith & Oliver NelsonOld Man RiverWalk On the Wild SideVerve
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksYou Got to BelieveDan Hicks and His All Star Friendssurfdog
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksCanned MusicReturn to HicksvilleBlue Thumb Records
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksThe Piano Has Been DrinkingAlive and Lickingsurfdog
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksSong for my FatherTangled Talessurfdog
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksThat's the smoke they're Blown'Selected Shorts
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksNews From Up The StreetAll Star Friendssurfdog
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksWalkn' One and OnlyReturn to HicksvilleBlue Thumb Records
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksWho are YouTangled Talessurfdog
Dan Hicks and the Hot LicksBoogaloo Jones on Guitar
Herbie MannSummertimeHerbie Mann Live at the Village GateVerve
Jimmy Smith & Oliver NelsonOld Man RiverWalk on the Wild SideVerve

The Monday Sampler playlist for 03/01/2010

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The Monday Sampler
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03/01/2010
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Count Basie BandJamboreeComplete Verve studio recordingsMOSAIC
EsquivelHarlem NoctureEsquivelBar
The JazztetKiller JoeMasters of Jazz, Hit SinglesRhino
Gene HarrisOn Green Dolphin StreetLive at the 'It' ClubBlue Note
Nancy WilsonGuess Who I Saw TodayMasters of Jazz, Female SingersRhino
Sidney PorterEchoes of HalemI REMEMBER SIDNEYTifficka
Nina SimoneCome Home to MeMasters of Jazz, Female SingersRhino
COUNT BASIECoast to CoastComplete Verve studio recordingsMOSAIC
Joe SampleHippies on a CornerThe Best of Joe SampleWarner Brothers
Horace SilverSayanora BluesThe Tokyo BluesBlue Note
COUNT BASIE/JOE WILLIAMS & EllaEvery Day I Have the BluesComplete Verve studio recordingsMOSAIC
EsquivelSentimental JourneyEaquivalBar
Keb' Mo'Perpetual Blues MachineLive & Mo'YolaBelle International
Robert CrayThe ScoreWho's Been Talk'n
Marcia BallRight Back In ItPeace, Love and Bar B Q
Freak Mountain RamblersRobbn' BanksFreak Mountain Ramblers III
J. B. HuttoHip ShakenStompn' at Mother's Blues
Jerry Lee LewisWhole Lot a Shakn'Sun Records CollectionSun Records
Sparkle MooreKillerGood Girls Gone Bad
Billy Riley & His Little Green MenRed HotSun Records CollectionSun Records
Fats DominoDomino StompThe Fat Man's Frenzy
Bill DoggettRainbow RiotThe Best of Bill Doggett
Jimmie VaughanHey EveryoneStrange Pleasure
Booker TPatatoe HolePatato Hole
Gene HarrisLow Down Blues MeledyLive at Mother's BluesBlue Note

 

Comments

6-14-10

what a WONDERFUL two hours of music. Eclectic and fun! do it again...and again...and again!

 

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