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Kaplan, Randy / Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie
Album:Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie Collection:General
Artist:Kaplan, Randy Added:Sep 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-10-14 Pull Date:2012-12-16 
Week Ending:Dec 9Dec 2Nov 11Nov 4Oct 28Oct 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 04, 2014:The Songsmith Show
Kindhearted Babysitter Blues, Reading Glasses Kaplan
4.Dec 07, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Ice Cream Man Rag
2.Jan 02, 2014:The Sonsgsmith Show
So Different Blues
5.Nov 30, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Sugar Sweet
3.Dec 19, 2013:The Songsmith Show
Runaway Blues
6.Nov 09, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Kindhearted Babysitter Blues, Reading Glasses Kaplan

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2012-10-08 
Fantastic take on old blues songs, geared toward kids, but fun for all. Some conversation w/ kids during the songs, some spoken pieces trying to come up with a nickname for Kaplan and intros for songs. Great musicianship throughout. A real gem!! No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: All are fantastic.

1. (1:04) Intro to ‘Fathers of The Blues’.
2. (2:21) Mid. Upbeat jazzy version of Robert Johnson classic.
3. (2:52) Mid. Nice harmonica, gtr, good beat.
4. (4:48) Mid. Story-song w/ gtr, shaker, yodeling, kids on back vcl.
5. (1:51) Spoken conversation trying to find a nickname for Kaplan.
6. (2:48) Mid. Easy-going w/ harmonica, plodding beat.
7. (3:03) Mid. Jazzy w/ horns, embellishment by kids.
8. (3:08) Mid / Fast. Jazzy w/ horns, piano.
9. (1:59) Slow / Mid. Nice picking w/ a great held note.
10. (1:56) Continued search for nickname.
11. (3:25) Mid. Upbeat w/ tambourine, harmonica, drums, gtr.
12. (4:27) Slow / Mid. Another great story-song. Bluesy and jazzy.
13. (3:03) Slow. Nice picking, piano, really laid back.
14. (1:28) Kudos on previous song, talk about Bessie Smith, etc.
15. (3:00) Slow / Mid / Fast. Intros song to kids. Shaker, blocks.
16. (3:22) Mid. Intros song, story-song, jazzy and easy-going.
17. (3:02) Mid. Good-time vibe. Gtr, banjo, drums, harmonica, kids.
18. (1:40) Talk about R’n’R origins, nickname search.
19. (2:43) Slow / Mid. Mellow w/ light drums, gtr, tambourine, piano.
20. (2:25) Mid. Upbeat country blues w/ great picking.
21. (3:22) MId. Just gtr and vcls w/ kids telling who they love.
22. (2:18) One more attempt at nickname.
23. (3:55) Mid. Beautiful gtrs, piano.
24. (0:59) Phone rings, naming of album.

Track Listing
1.The Fathers Of The Blues 13.Gettin' Along
2.They're Red Hot 14.Major Kaplan
3.Runaway Blues 15.Shake That Thing
4.In A Timeout Now 16.That Will Never Happen No More
5.Reading Glasses Kaplan 17.Black Mountain Blues
6.Kindhearted Babysitter Blues 18.Papa Waffle Kaplan
7.Diddie Wah Diddie 19.Move To Kansas City
8.Ice Cream Man Rag 20.Way Down In Arkansas
9.Oh Papa Oh Mama 21.Green Green Rocky Road
10.Kickball Kaplan 22.Kiwi Kaplan
11.Sugar Sweet 23.So Different Blues
12.You've Been A Good Old Wagon 24.Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie