Darryl Clark hosted a radio program called “Old School” for a decade on WMUA in Amherst. He also hosted a popular kids show as well. I’ve been lucky to call Darryl a friend for many of those years and was excited to have him reprise the show this week on Nine Volt Heart on WXOJ. The setlists reflects Darryl’s deep respect for the singer songwriters from the 1960’s onward. The show begins with Tim Hardin, Sam Baker, and Leonard Cohen. We delve into a Laura Nyro song by Blood Sweat and Tears, Freddie Neal, and Sam Cooke. The show even includes a special edition of “Left and Lefter” now dubbed “Flip and Flop”. Jason Isbell, Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty bring us through the 80’s and to the present. No “Old School” would be complete without a Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers song. Sharon Jones gets a tribute and we finish with James McMurtry’s ode to growing old but not growin up, Just Us Kids.
Thanks, Darryl for reprising your show for our listeners. Here’s hoping for more of your musical musings on the air somewhere soon.