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Leon Redbone - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Is Leon Redbone lazy or just laid back? It's a question worth asking, since it took him 13 years to put out his most recent album, ironically titled Flying By. When he came to WFUV recently, I did ask, but I'm not sure he answered it (or any of my questions) directly, but he laughed a lot and let us know a little about what appeals to him in a song. He also gave us a couple of tunes in Studio A, accompanied by the incomparable Vince Giordano on tuba and upright bass.

Question of the Day: Fire

by Corny O'Connell

Listener Gordon from Brooklyn reminds us that it was on this date in 1666 that the Great Fire of London started. By the time it was finally extinguished, more than four-fifths of the city had been destroyed. So today we're collecting your favorite songs that mention fire. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Leonard Cohen "Who By Fire"

The Ink Spots "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"

Question of the Day: What Do You Do?

by Corny O'Connell
occupations Shutterstock

Happy Labor Day! We have work for you to do: think of a song that mentions what you do. If you're a doctor, teacher or railroad engineer, you've got it easy. Otherwise, you may have your work cut out for you. File your song suggestions along with what you do in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Lee Hooker "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" bartender

R.B. Greaves "Take a Letter, Maria" secretary

Mark Knopfler with James Taylor "Sailing to Philadelphia" surveyor