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a WCBN public affairs show with guest host, arwulf arwulf on Thursday, November 24, 2016

Show Notes:

Bloomberg reports that a grain stack painting by Monet sold for 81.4 million dollars at Christie's last week.
The 1891 painting titled "Meule" set a record for a Monet work.
Monet painted about 25 of the grain stack canvases in the early 1890s, of which 19 are in public museum collections, according to Christie’s. Works from this series are much rarer than his famous water-lily pond canvases.

The Associated Press reports that the original Gerber baby has turned 90.

Ann Taylor Cook celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday.

She was about 4 months old in 1927 when her image was sketched in charcoal by a family friend. The drawing was submitted to Gerber a year later, when the company put out a call for images to be used in its new baby food advertisements. Cook's picture became the company's official trademark in 1931.

Cook became a mother of four and taught literature and writing in Tampa, Florida, for 26 years, before retiring in 1989.

Time Artist Song Title Album Label Year
6:33 pm
Joe Venuti, Curley Chalker, Eldon Shamblin & Jethro Burns 1977 S'Wonderful S'Wonderful: 4 Giants of Swing Flying Fish
6:35 pm
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five 1926 Cornet Chop Suey Hot Fives & Sevens JSP
6:39 pm
New Orleans Wanderers 1926 Mixed Salad Breaking Out of New Orleans JSP
6:41 pm
Cookie's Gingersnaps 1926 Messin' Around Breaking Out of New Orleans JSP
6:42 pm
Jimmy Blythe piano solo 1926 Fat Meat and Greens 1924-1931 RST
6:45 pm
Papa Charlie Jackson 1926 Butter and Egg Man Blues Volume 2: 1926-1928 Document
6:47 pm
Coot Grant & Kid Wilson 1926 Dishrag Blues Volume 1: 1925-1928 Document
6:51 pm
Original Memphis Five 1926 Bass Ale Blues The Sounds of New York Volume 1 French RCA Victor Black & White
6:54 pm
New Orleans Blue Five 1926 King of the Zulus {originally unissued take} Thomas Morris 1926 French RCA Victor Black & White
6:57 pm
Cook & his Dreamland Orchestra 1926 Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man! Breaking Out of New Orleans JSP