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Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) (Series)

Produced by Jerry L. Davis

Most recent piece in this series:

Blues For Modern Times #176

From Jerry L. Davis | Part of the Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) series | 59:00


This is show #176 of the Series "Blues For Modern Times", (formerly called Blues For Modern Man). This show is produced to be broadcast as either a weekly Series, or it can be easily be used as a stand-alone episode. The focus of this Series is to support today's Modern Blues music and working Blues Artists, and it highlights the great variety of music that they record. My shows use mainly just received new, and artists latest Blues releases in each show, though I occasionally blend in other modern Blues music. Today’s Blues are a diverse and exciting genre, as todays Blues Artists play in various styles of Blues. This allows me to create a true Blues variety show that should appeal to most any curious music lover. These programs DO NOT have to be ran in order-however-the higher the show number, the newer the music in the program. These shows ARE NOT dated at all, so that this Series can begin to be run at any point or show number, at your Stations discretion.
  This show is designed for the music lover, with a great variety of music. It's also for the Blues lover, to check out the latest from some of their favorite artists, and to discover new Blues artists and their recordings. And this show is a good intro to the Blues for new Blues listeners, to help them discover the diversity in today’s modern Blues music. I produce this show solely to be a part of a NPR/Community Station's regular weekly 1 hour show lineup. This show focus is on the music, and I inform listeners of the songs I've played, what album it's from, and an occasional tidbit or two on the Artist or the tune.  I post my playlists and more on my Facebook Page for the Show, Blues For Modern Times.
Since the show is aired regularly on several stations, I produce and upload NEW SHOWS EVERY WEEK. My hope is to grow both the number of stations and listeners of this program, thereby fulfilling my mission to support working Artists, and share today’s Blues music with as many listeners as possible...Upon request, I also can produce 25 second spots for each show if desired by your station, leaving :05 to announce show day and time.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

628: American Rehab: A Venomous Snake, 7/11/2020

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | :00

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Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

20-32 Music by Italian Composers: Vivaldi, Vaccari, Giuliani, Giovanni Albini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:58


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: May , 2020

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  20-32 Music by Italian Composers: Vivaldi, Vaccari, Giuliani, Giovanni Albini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco


In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to…"

Out Cue: "…another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"

Program Length:58:57



 Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude          Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                             (Philips 412-609)



Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 mandolins RV532, arr. 2 guitars, Baroque guitar & theorbo  Artis Guitar Duo

    “Baroque Masterpieces” (Naxos 2020) (12:22)               


Giuseppe Vaccari: Concerto for Mandolin & Archlute         Pablo & Daniel Zapico, lute & archlute

    “The Filippo Dalla Casa Collection” (Music Edition Winter & Winter 2020) (11:00)


Giuliani: Grand Sonata Eroica in A, op. 150                       Marco Tamayo, guitar

                        “Giuliani: Guitar Music, vol. 2”  (Naxos 2016)   (13:18)


Giovanni Albini: Double Concerto for violin & guitar  Davide Alogna, violin, Giorgio Mirto, guitar

                                    La Cameriste Ambrosiane, Dario Garegnane, conductor

    “Albini: Musica Ciclica” (Brilliant Classics 2013) (13:25)


Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Quintet: IV Finale   Giulio Tampalini, guitar, Hayden Orch.String Qt.

    “Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto No. 1” (Concerto 2013) (5:53)




This week's edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music by Italian composers: Vivaldi, Giuseppe Vaccari, Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Giovanni Albini (b. 1982).


Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates 22 years of national distribution, airing each week on over 200 stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here to all stations, no carriage fee: http://www.prx.org/pieces/187790-fundraiser-editio


CGA! is a winner at PRX's 13th Annual Zeitfunk Awards: #1 Most Licensed Producer, and #2 Most Licensed Series.

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensions I27: "American Standard" the new album from James Taylor, and covers of his classic songs

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Jamestaylor_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, the new album American Standard from James Taylor, on which the veteran singer-songwriter offers his distinctive interpretations on some old standards and show tunes, songs he grew up with, and that he played when he was learning guitar. We'll also go back to 1972 for another Taylor song, one less well-known these days than his hits. Speaking of which, we'll hear Australian soul diva Marcia Hines, the vocal group New York Voices, and blues artists Albert King and Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows taking on some of those. Plus, Amber Weekes sings some hard-hitting songs written by the late, great Oscar Brown, Jr., on her album "Pure Imagination," and we have a new song from Kat Edmondson from her album "Dreamers Do."

promo included: promo-I27

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG192: You Bet Your Garden # 92 Death by Lawn; The Sad Story of Contaminated Clippings, 7/1/2020

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:58

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this episode of YBYG Mike warns of LAWN CLIPPINGS that may contain remaining chemicals that can hurt your Compost piles and your Plants!! Plus your Fabulous phone calls!!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Cootie Shot (#1510)

From A Way with Words | Part of the A Way with Words series | 54:00

9378571076_0871b1ce6d_m_small Belly tickler, dipsy doodle, johnny-come-lately, duck and dip, how-do-you-do, tickle bump, yes-ma'am, thank-you-ma'am, kiss-me-quick, and cahot are all terms used in various parts of the United States denoting a bump in the road. Particularly in southwest Pennsylvania, the term Yankee bump refers to ice or snow that's intentionally packed to send sledders flying into the air.

Marisa in Bellingham, Washington, was puzzled by a traffic sign in Massachusetts that read Thickly Settled. As far back as the 1830s, the term thickly settled was used in the Massachusetts legal code to refer to an area with a lot of structures, such as a business district, or residences within 200 feet of each other, so the sign warns drivers that the road may be congested with traffic.

Pam in Eureka, California, says that when her mother and grandmother would enter a particularly dark room, they'd remark that it was dark as the inside of a goat. Mark Twain used the phrase dark as the inside of a cow in his book Roughing It as well as The Innocents Abroad. Other versions: dark as the inside of a whale, dark as the inside of a cat, dark as the inside of a black cat, dark as the inside of a sack, dark as the inside of a horse, dark as the inside of a magician's hat, dark as the inside of a coal scuttle, dark as the inside of the Devil's waistcoat pocket, and dark as the inside of a needle. Joyce Cary wrote about something being as dark as the inside of a cabinet minister, and Groucho Marx also had something to say about the lack of light inside a living creature.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski has a quiz about unusual names for sports teams. For example, what minor-league baseball team has a name that appears to derive from the word for a large-scale weather event, but actually comes from the team's proximity to a legendary rollercoaster?

Karen from Santa Barbara, California, wonders about the verb to retire. Why doesn't it mean to tire all over again? The Spanish word for retirement, jubilacion, is cognate with the English word jubilation.

A step-and-repeat is the sponsor-studded banner or wall that serves as a backdrop for photographs at event.

Is there a difference between the adverbs maybe and perhaps? They're basically synonyms, but of the two, perhaps tends to appear in language of a slightly higher register. The affected language in an old Taster's Choice coffee commercial makes effective use of this difference.

Elizabeth in Suffolk, Virginia, spent her early childhood in Hawaii, then moved to Indiana and found that kids had a different playground game that involved pretending to use a cootie shot to inoculate someone against imagined bugs, or cooties. In Indiana, they drew two circles on the back of someone's hand then poked that hand with a finger, chanting Circle circle dot dot, now you have your cootie shot. In Hawaii, Elizabeth learned it as Circle circle dot dot, now you have your uku shot. The Hawaiian word 'uku means flea, and the word ukulele derives from Hawaiian words that mean jumping flea, a reference to the rapid motion of a musician's fingers on the instrument's strings.

In railroad workers' slang, the expression to bake a cake means to build up steam in a locomotive by stoking a fire. Another term for a train's fireman is bakehead.

Joe Moran's essay on writing well suggests that his forthcoming book is a great read. It's called First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life.

Taryn in Washington, D.C., wants to know the proper way to pronounce the word museum.

Johanna in Munising, Michigan, has a funny story about a childhood misunderstanding.

Guitarists sometimes refer to their instrument as an ax. But at least as early as the 1940s, the slang term ax referred to other instruments, including trombones and saxophones. The name probably derives from the slang term woodshedding, which goes back to the 1920s and suggests the idea of going out to the woodshed to practice in solitude. Other terms for playing an instrument include chopping and shredding.

David in Portland, Oregon, wants a word for that moment of puzzlement when you're trying to figure out which bin to use for tossing your recyclables. Discomposted, maybe?

Ed in Florence, South Carolina, remembers that when he was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, the locals used a couple of words he'd never heard. They'd use Ish! as an interjection to express disgust and ishy, which describes something disgusting or revolting. These terms are heard primarily in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and most likely comes from the language of Swedish and Norwegian settlers in the region.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Sun, Sun and Fun in the music! ¡Hola, sol!

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 58:00

Beatlatino-summer-2020-paleta-cart_small It's time to revel in the sun! And Beat Latino's selection this week shares music that takes us to beaches and cool breezes and saying, "¡hola, sol"! --- hello, sun, hello summertime! It's been a long time! So sit back, enjoy the warm rhythms from icons like el divo de Juarez, Juan Gabriel, to the futuristic yet organic electronica of Venezuela's Algodón Egipcio incorporating sweet birdsong.

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #530 - King Records, Pt. 5: 1951

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:00

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This week, it's part 5 of a multi-part feature on the great King Record Label, out of Cincinnati. Syd Nathan, who began putting out records under the King logo in 1943, developed King as a hillbilly music label. After seeing the sales potential in the Rhythm & Blues market, Nathan launched the Queen Records subsidiary in 1945, but folded it into King in 1947 and transferred his R&B acts over. King established itself in the R&B field with Bull Moose Jackson, Ivory Joe Hunter, Wynonie Harris and Lonnie Johnson all scoring enormous hit records. This week in part 5, we take a look at King's spectacular releases during 1951. Wynonie Harris scores his last 2 career charting records, while fellow blues shouter Tiny Bradshaw continued his hit streak. Earl Bostic scores a #1 record with "Flamingo," a tune made popular ten years earlier by Duke Ellington. Bull Moose Jackson becomes Moose Jackson and Sonny Thompson starts scoring hits for King. In 1951, King Records continued selling millions of records and this week, Matt The Cat stocks the "Juke In The Back" with the best of them. 

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #246 - Soulful Spontaneity

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:13

Sound_ideas_small This is the two hundred and forty-sixth episode in a thematic series focused on jazz, blues, and spoken word.

In this hour we'll dig some groovin' soulful spontaneity from some of best current and past purveyors of the high art we know as jazz.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2027: Chamber Music from Central and South America

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30


A suite for six – count-em six -- tubas by Uruguay’s Enrique Crespo, plus miniatures for small orchestra from Panama’s Roque Cordero. Federico Moreno Torroba’s homage to the dance “seguidilla” rounds out this week’s program.