MID-ATLANTIC GRADUATE COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
March 8, 1997

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In a shock turn of events, T-ski is unable to perform at this gig because of health reasons and the Professors are forced to play as a quartet at very short notice. Doug Frank, reporter with the Rutgers Focus, sits in on harmonica. Radford debuts two new songs: Breakers and Foucault Funk: The Michel Foucault Postmodern Blues, co-written with Stephen Cooper and Marie Radford.

Following the set, friends of the Professors take part in a lively jam session which had the audience dancing and shouting for more. Silvio Waisbord of Rutgers University took a turn on lead guitar, much to the delight of a partisan Rutgers crowd. Gary Brill of Glass Planet took over the skins from Kubey for the spirited jam.

Finally, the Professors were honored to have the legendary blues-rock guitarist Jon Paris lead a brilliant set of rock-and-roll standards, with superlative support on bass from Steve Cooper, which left the crowd screaming for encores.

The evening ended with Gary's daughter, Meg Radford, just six years old, taking the microphone and giving a beautiful performance of The Sammy Song, a song about her stuffed dog Sammy, written with her Dad.

THE PROFESSORS

Stephen Cooper - Bass Guitar
Robert Kubey - Drums
J - Lead Vocals
Gary Radford - Lead Guitar

GUEST ARTISTS

Gary Brill - Drums
Doug Frank - Harmonica
Jon Paris - Drums/Vocals/Guitar
Meg Radford - Vocals on The Sammy Song
Silvio Waisbord - Lead Guitar

THE SET

  1. One Way Out (M. Sehorn/W. Williamson/ J. W. James - The Allman Brothers)
  2. Crossfire (Stevie Ray Vaughn) **
  3. Crippled Inside (John Lennon/Luthor Allison)
  4. Breakers (Gary Radford) **
  5. Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd - Eric Clapton)
  6. The Bottle (Gary Radford/Ian Marshall)
  7. Foucault Funk (Gary Radford/Stephen Cooper/Marie Radford/Michel Foucault) **
  8. Damn Right I've Got the Blues (Buddy Guy)
  9. You Oughta Know (Alanis Morissette) **
  10. One of Us (Joan Osborne) **
  11. Johhny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
  12. The Sammy Song (Meg Radford/Gary Radford) **


SET WITH JON PARIS

  1. Honky Tonk Woman (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards)
  2. Get Back (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  3. Kansas City (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller)
  4. Little Queenie (Chuck Berry)
  5. Runaway (Dell Shannon/Max Crook)
  6. In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett/Steve Cropper)
  7. Gloria (Leon Rene)
  8. Before You Accuse Me (Eric McDaniel - Eric Clapton)



Meg Radford sings "The Sammy Song"


This page last updated January 26, 2014 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.