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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:

716: The Jail Tapes in the Dumpster, 4/17/2021

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:

21-22 Falla, Brescianello, Mangoré, Walter Ross. Eduardo Martin

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:57


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: June 2, 2021

RE: ***CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE 21-22 Falla, Brescianello, Mangoré, Walter Ross. Eduardo Martin


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)


 Agustin Barrios Mangoré: Maxixe   Ricardo Cobo, guitar

                       “Acrilicos”  (Alanna Records 2010) (3:30)                              


Brescianello: Sinfonia V in F major   Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble

                        “L’Arte del Mandolino Barocco” (Jade Records 2007) (7:28)


 Eduardo Martin: Acrylics in Asphalt  Ricardo Cobo, guitar

                        “Acrilicos”  (Alanna Records 2010) (6:52)


 Walter Ross: Concerto for Flute & Guitar   M. Turner, flute, Radka Kubrovka, guitar

                       Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Trevor, conductor                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                   “Through the Reeds” (Ravello Records 2012) (20:17)


Manuel de Falla: Six Pieces             Anne Gastinel, cello, Pablo Marquez, guitar

                  “Iberica”   (Naïve Records 2009) (12:15)


Agustin Barrios Mangoré: Estudio-Vals   Ricardo Cobo, guitar

                    “Acrilicos”  (Alanna Records 2010) (3:30)  




This week’s program features a world premiere recording of American composer Walter Ross’s “Concerto for Flute and Guitar,” the extraordinary Luxembourg-based Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble, music from Ricardo Cobo’s “Acrilicos en Asfalto” cd, and music by Manuel de Falla arranged for cello and guitar cd by Anne Gastinel and Pablo Marquez.


FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here, no carriage fee: http://www.prx.org/pieces/187790-fundraiser-editio


Classical Guitar Alive! is now in its 24th year of national distribution, and airs each week on over 250 stations.

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 J16: Rahsaan's "Mosaic" and Behn's "Still Doing Our Thing"

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

Barber_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, we'll dig into two new releases by exciting contemporary players and composers, and a posthumous release of the last studio session af a great figure in jazz. We have Rahsaan Barber's album "Mosaic," a double-CD from this well-traveled saxophonist, which includes some guest appearances by his twin brother Roland Barber on trombone, and we'll also hear from the twin brothers' namesake, Rahsaan Roland Kirk from 1971. We'll also explore the latest album from vibrant vibraphonist Behn Gillece, which is called "Still Doing Our Thing," his fifth album as band leader, Plus: a track from guitarist Larry Coryell from the new posthumous release "Larry Coryell's Last Swing With Ireland," recorded in Dublin in 2016 less than a year before his death.

promo included: promo-J16

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1131: You Bet Your Garden # 1131 Are Bag Worms the Creepiest or Sneakiest Caterpillar?, 4/7/2021

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 digs in to Bag Worms and their sneaky and creepy traits! Plus your fabulous phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Kiss the Cow (#1567)

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

Awww_logo_color_square On our Facebook group, listeners are discussing anadromes, words that form another word when spelled in reverse. Some people choose anadromes for names as well, such as Ande (a name adopted by someone originally called Edna), Noel (a girl named for her father Leon), and Nevaeh (a name popular a few years ago because it's Heaven spelled backwards). The protagonist in the Enola Holmes mystery series (Bookshop|Amazon) has a name that's an anadrome: Enola spelled backwards is Alone.

If you're talking about the device used to control your computer's cursor, is the plural computer mouse or computer mice? Either is correct, but the most common version is computer mice. In the early days of computers, engineers often said computer mouses just for fun. The Hacker's Dictionary (Bookshop|Amazon) mentions other jocular plurals among techies, suggesting, for example that the plural of mongoose should be polygoose.

Steve from Wilmington, North Carolina, wonders about a phrase his mother used: "Everybody to their taste," said the old lady as she kissed the cow, meaning "Different things appeal to different individuals." It's an example of a Wellerism, a joking statement that consists of a familiar saying, a particular individual who says the phrase, and an additional twist at the end. Another example is "That's one way to look at it," said the mouse as she ran across the mirror. The term Wellerism was inspired by the beloved character Sam Weller from the Charles Dickens novel The Pickwick Papers (Bookshop|Amazon). Weller is forever saying things like "Hope our acquaintance may be a long one," as the gentleman said to the five-pound note. Russian anti-proverbs have a similar twist. You might quote to a workaholic the Russian proverb that translates as One cannot earn all the money, but the anti-proverb is One cannot earn all the money -- some of it will have to be stolen.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski's puzzle involves nominative determinism, the hypothesis that people tend to gravitate toward occupations that fit their names. For example, which handsome movie actor, who was twice voted People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive," might have more appropriately become gravedigger?

The Oregon town names Ragic and Ekoms are anadromes; backwards they spell Cigar and Smoke.

Ruth calls from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to share warm memories of her family's 3 p.m. coffee breaks. Her Swedish grandparents referred to those breaks as kaffedags, literally "coffee time of day." (Similarly, matdags in Swedish is "meal time.") Swedes often refer to that cherished break for coffee, socializing, and baked goods as fika or fikadags. The word fika is a slang version of the Swedish term for "coffee," kaffe (also rendered as kaffi). The syllables were switched to form the name for this beloved Swedish tradition. 

In an interview with the literary journal Callaloo, the poet Jay Wright tells a story about giving a poetry reading and then explaining his work in response to a question from a young member of the audience.

Clint from Dallas, Texas, recalls a peculiar family tradition for giving birthday presents to a child. A giver would hold a gift over the child's head and recite: Heavy heavy hangover / Thy poor head / What do you wish this donor? The child was then supposed to name some sort of fanciful present for the giver, such as a unicorn or a bag of diamonds. At that point, the birthday child would be given the gift. This tradition seems to have originated in a kissing game from the 1850s. There are many versions of this rhyme, some of which appear in videos on YouTube.

Following up on our conversation about the many meanings of the word proud, Connie from Santee, California, writes to say that architects use proud to describe something that's sticking out past something else -- not flush, in other words. Something that's neither proud nor flush but instead inset can be described as shy.

Think about your last extended conversation with a stranger. Did that conversation feel too long? Too short? Or did it end exactly when you wanted it to? Two new studies by a Harvard psychologist found that conversations rarely stop when both parties want them to end, and people are often bad judges of when the other person would prefer to take their leave.

The Spanish word moco, or "mucus," can be applied affectionately to a child, much like speakers of English may refer to a youngster as a little booger. In some dialects, moco has a more pejorative sense, suggesting a child is more along the lines of a snot-nosed brat.

The verb greissel, also spelled greisle, means to "disgust," "sicken" or "irritate," as in That greissels me or I stayed greisseled about that for a long time. Greissel comes from a family of German words that describe things that are repellent, like gruselig, "creepy," and grässlich, "horrible," which are distantly related to such English words as gruesome and grisly.

Sandy from Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, wonders if there's a specific word for "window shopping, but online." One option is browsing. In French, "to go window shopping" is faire du lèche-vitrine, or literally, "to lick the windows." In Mexican Spanish, echar un taco de ojo, literally "to throw a taco of the eye," can mean something similar, whether it involves looking at someone attractive or something you'd like to buy but will never be able to get. In Newfoundland, people use the word twack to mean "window shopping," apparently from a dialectal term meaning "to be indecisive." So internet shoppers could always go twacking online.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: At the Intersection of Music and History

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 58:30

Beatlatino-cmj-in-studio_small This week's Beat Latino is a sampler of tunes that hold the memories of moments of nuestra historia, some of them well-known and contemporary, others from the past and possibly forgotten. Melodies, tunes and grooves from Mexico, U.S.A., Puerto Rico and beyond the illuminate the times, past and present and hopefully inspire new futures! A Beat Latino for reflection and remembrance, and the joy in the power of la música!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #571 - Atlantic Records, Pt. 11 - 1956

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


Atlantic Records, Pt. 11 - 1956Atlantic Records, Pt. 11 - 1956

Atlantic Records was the most influential, significant and important independent record label to come out of the late-1940s, during a time when there were many great, small indie labels being born. What gave Atlantic the advantage over Specialty, Chess, Modern, Vee-Jay, Exclusive, King, etc is the breadth of material, variety of music styles and the sheer number of hit records that led to the Rock n' Roll explosion of the mid-1950s. Matt The Cat and the "Juke In The Back" present this behemoth series celebrating the first 10 years of Atlantic's existence: 1947-57. This week in part eleven, we'll focus on 1956. It's the first year that Rock n' Roll was solidly placed in the mainstream of popular music. Atlantic began to soften and smooth out its rough R&B sound a bit during 1956 and onward, in order to appeal to the new Rock n' Roll audience. Joe Turner scored his only pop hit with "Corrine Corrina," which hit #41 Pop and #2 R&B and The Drifters continued to chart without Clyde McPhatter as "Ruby Baby" and "I Got To Get Myself A Woman" feature Johnny Moore handing the lead. Chuck Willis makes his Atlantic debut this year with "It's Too Late," while Ivory Joe Hunter scores his 4th and final #1 single as an Atlantic artist. His 3 previous chart-toppers were waxed for MGM and Pacific Records. Clyde McPhatter and Ray Charles also top the charts this year, while Ruth Brown has a very quiet 1956, chart-wise. So buckle in and prepare yourself for an in-depth, multi-part look at the history of Atlantic Records, which could also be described as a look at the history of American Music itself.

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #277 - Swingin' Standards and Big Bands

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:45

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

What started as The American Songbook and later grew into the larger collection of Jazz Standards along with the big band each have a major influence in what we know as jazz. In this hour, we will explore various interpretations, old and new, of standards as well as larger ensembles. It's time to pop those fingers and swing hard.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2115: Profile: Jorge Morel

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


A celebration of the life and artistry of Argentine-born guitarist and composer Jorge Morel, with recordings of his works performed by David Starobin, David Russell, Hilary Field, and Maestro Morel himself.