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Playlist: Music Shows

Compiled By: Jeff Conner

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Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (Series)

Produced by Bill Childs

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2019-08-18 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 54:44


1st set  
They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock
They Might Be Giants - Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)
Caspar Babypants - Johnny Jackrabbit Jones (new)
Asylum Street Spankers - Sidekick
Josh Lovelace - You’ve Got Me and I’ve Got You (new)
Baby Loves Jazz Band - You Are My Sunshine
[KUTX - Renee & Jeremy - (I Wanna Be Like) Madam Curie
[WJFF/KCMJ - Bill Withers - Lovely Day
2nd set
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis - This Will Be Our Year
ID/prep to rock
They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock
The Not-Its! - Welcome to Our School
The Hipwaders - The Books I Like to Read
Milkshake - School
Babe the Blue OX - Surfin’ Minnesota
3rd set 
Harry & the Potters in-studio
They Might Be Giants - Alphabet of Nations
They Might Be Giants - Spare the Rock

Celtic Connections (Series)

Produced by WSIU

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Celtic Connetions 1933

From WSIU | Part of the Celtic Connections series | 58:37


In Scottish and Irish mythology, the legend of the selkies figures prominently, the creature who "lives as seals in the sea but shed their skins to become human on land" (Wikipedia). Stories of the selkies continue to be told in songs and films, and this week we feature some of these songs from perfrormers like Karan Casey, Joan Baez, Maddy Prior, Solas, and The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem.

Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia, as well as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and other parts of North America where the Celtic influence has been felt.

The program's host, Bryan Kelso Crow, also brings you great music from England and from Scandinavia and other European regions, all of which have connections with a Celtic past.

Each week on Celtic Connections, you can count on hearing the finest selections from new releases as well as from Celtic classics. We also offer occasional concert performances, recorded exclusively for Celtic Connections, along with original interviews with some of the top names in the Celtic music world.

American Routes (Series)

Produced by American Routes

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Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical (Series)

Produced by Footlight Parade

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Footlight Parade: 1999 on Stage (FP19:31)

From Footlight Parade | Part of the Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical series | 57:43

Fp1931_small 10 productions from the year ranging from the revival of Rodgers and Hart's "Babes in Arms" to the explosive rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and including "Parade" and the Tony Award-winning "Fosse."

Fugitive Waves (Series)

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters

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From The Kitchen Sisters | Part of the Fugitive Waves series | 32:00

Ks_fugitivewavessm_small Folklorist and Professor Bill Ferris, a Grammy nominee this year for his "Voices of Mississippi" 3 CD Box set, has committed his life to documenting and expanding the study of the American South. His recordings, photos and films of preachers, quilt makers, blues musicians and more are now online as part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina. Bill Ferris grew up on a farm in Warren County, Mississippi along the Black River. His family, the only white family on the farm, worked side by side with the African Americans in the fields. When he was five, a woman named Mary Gordon would take him every first Sunday to Rose Hill Church, the small African American church on the farm. When Bill was a teenager he got a reel-to-reel tape recorder and started recording the hymns and services. “ I realized that the beautiful hymns were sung from memory—there were no hymnals in the church—and that when those families were no longer there, the hymns would simply disappear.” These recordings led Bill to a lifetime of documenting the world around him—preachers, workers, storytellers, men in prison, quilt makers, the blues musicians living near his home (including the soon-to-be well known Mississippi Fred McDowell). Bill became a prolific author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, and served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a professor of history at UNC–Chapel Hill and an adjunct professor in the Curriculum in Folklore. He served as the founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, where he was a faculty member for 18 years. He is associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South. Bill’s has written and edited 10 books and created 15 documentary films, most dealing with African-American music and other folklore representing the Mississippi Delta. His thousands of photographs, films, audio interviews, and recordings of musicians are now online in the William R. Ferris Collection, part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina. This story was produced by Barrett Golding with The Kitchen Sisters for The Keepers series.

The Sundilla Radio Hour (Series)

Produced by Sundilla

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The Sundilla Radio Hour #330

From Sundilla | Part of the The Sundilla Radio Hour series | 59:00

Dsc_0704-150x150_medium_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 08/12/2019 featuring new music from Flagship Romance and Ben Winship.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

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DC 1934

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Rockin' in the Days of Confusion series | 59:00

DC 1934
Stephen R Webb

How_can_you_be_in_two_places_at_once_small The late 60s and early 1970s saw the emergence of a new kind of comedy, that took its cues from the emerging counter-culture. Among the most successful of these "underground" comedy groups was the Firesign Theatre. Originally formed as an audio improv group appreaing on an L.A. radio station, the Firesign Theatre soon found itself with a record contract. Their most successful album was How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All, featuring (as the entire second side of the LP) The Further Adventures Of Nick Danger. This week we feature that first Nick Danger adventure in its entirety. As for the rest of the show, check out our playlist at http://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for the complete details.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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WoodSongs 979: Over the Rhine and Bridge 19

From WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour | Part of the WoodSongs series | 59:02


OVER THE RHINE are the critically acclaimed husband and wife duo celebrating 30 years of making understated yet emotionally-charged music. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist (aka Over the Rhine) have established a reputation for delivering genuine, heartfelt stories of the human condition that are both empathetic and provocative. The pair’s expansive, incisive lyrics and earthy sound are often inspired by time and place. Each album represents a certain chapter in their lives – what they have experienced, and the resulting emotional landscape. ‘Love & Revelation’ the first new music in four years finds the beloved duo in a deeply reflective place, contemplating both personal loss and the wavering of America’s collective compass.

BRIDGE 19 is a touring band based out of Louisville, KY. They offer a sound pallet of moody electric guitars, horns, accordion, & pedal steel - with rhythmic stylings of Nola jazz meets americana. Vocal harmony is the corner stone, and makes Bridge 19 unique and transfixing. Sharing stages with Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, Langhorn Slim, Sarah McLachlan, Asleep at the Wheel, Richard Thompson and more, Bridge 19 has come of age with its new album “In the Afterglow” like a fine Kentucky bourbon.

Audio Aftermath Radio (Series)

Produced by Dan Wardlow

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Audio Aftermath Radio Episode 1

From Dan Wardlow | Part of the Audio Aftermath Radio series | 59:51

Aar1_small In this episode we’ll hear some San Francisco bands from the summer of love, Mick Jagger singing on a somewhat obscure film soundtrack, and a solemn dirge from Procol Harum.

Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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EMN 19-09: Jacob Obrecht: Made for the Muses, 8/19/2019

From The WFMT Radio Network | Part of the Early Music Now with Sara Schneider series | 58:30

Emn_turquoise_small Jacob Obrecht's generation was rich in musical talent, including Josquin and de la Rue, yet Obrecht was the most famous composer of masses of his time, acclaimed in Italy as well as his native Flanders. We'll hear Obrecht's Missa de Sancto Donatiano performed by Capella Pratensis, plus motets and secular songs.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

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Folk Alley #190815

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:57:56

Folk_alley_logo_-_tan_matte_240_medium_small This week on Folk Alley, Folk Alley host Cindy Howes steps in for Elena See. Discover new music from Joe Pug, The Highwomen, and The Shootouts; hear a special duet with John Prine & Margo Price and an advance single from Bruce Cockburn's upcoming instrumentals album. All this, plus favorites from Bob Dylan, Patty Griffin, Billy Bragg & Wilco, and much more.

In hour two, more new music from Ben Winship, Che Apalache, and Anais Mitchell's new project, Bonny Light Horseman; plus the latest from Heather Maloney feat. Taylor Goldsmith, Mavis Staples, and David Huckfelt; an exclusive recording by Courtney Marie Andrews, captured at the 2019 30A Songwriters Festival; and favorites by John Renbourn, Richie Havens, Martin Sexton, and much more.

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

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#2336 - Willie Farmer and Jimbo Mathus

From Beale Street Caravan | Part of the Beale Street Caravan series | 58:30

Img_8352_small This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the ever eclectic Jimbo Mathus and the deep, southern guitarist and vocalist, Willie Farmer. We also travel to their respective homes in Taylor and Duck Hill, Mississippi for in-depth interviews with the bluesmen. Listen to Jimbo and Willie live from Bar DKDC here in Memphis, TN on Beale Street Caravan.