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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

Most recent piece in this series:

2022-10-09 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 54:38


1st set

They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock


They Might Be Giants - Dr. Worm

Asylum Street Spankers - Sidekick


Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble - Walkin’ The Dog

fIREHOSE - Walking the Cow


Quiet Company - At the First Sonogram



[WJFF - Wunmi - Fashion


[KUTX - Cat Doorman - Wake Up


[WFNU - Jazzy Ash - Heebie Jeebies


2nd set

Mates of State - True Love Will Find You In The End (in-studio)

ID/prep to rock

They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock


The Not-Its! - Green Light, Go!

The Deedle Deedle Dees - Rancher Ants

AudraRox - 5 Minutes More

REM - Stand

The Roughhousers - Chicken Fingers (new)



3rd set

Lunch Money - Tricycle

Nora & One Left - My Bike and Me

Big Bang Boom - Bicycle


Craig Finn - Forever Young (in-studio)

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World


They Might Be Giants - Thinking Machine

They Might Be Giants - Spare the Rock

Celtic Connections (Series)

Produced by WSIU

Most recent piece in this series:

The Best of Celtic Connections 1952

From WSIU | Part of the Celtic Connections series | 58:29


Brian Kelso Crow first visited Ireland 40 years ago and first experienced live performances by many legendary Celtic musicians. As we remember the life of Brian Kelso Crow we come full circle to the time that was such a great influence on him as he shares excerpts from his travel journal and the experiences that ultimately resulted in 25 years of Celtic Connections.

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.

Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical (Series)

Produced by Footlight Parade

Most recent piece in this series:

Footlight Parade: Opening the Sondheim Encyclopedia, Part 4 (FPSPEC07)

From Footlight Parade | Part of the Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical series | 57:13

Fpspec4-7_small Opening the "Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia," Part 4 -- Winding up our four-part miniseries in conversation with Rick Pender, author of "The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia," and featuring selections from such classic musicals as "Follies," "Gypsy," "Into the Woods" and "Company."

Fugitive Waves (Series)

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters

Most recent piece in this series:

Spotlight on Black-Owned Pet Businesses

From The Kitchen Sisters | Part of the Fugitive Waves series | 36:38


Inspired by a blackboard sign on the street in Davia’s neighborhood announcing “Spotlight on Black Entrepreneurs,” we enter the creative and growing world of Black-Owned Pet Businesses.

Lick You Silly dog treats, Trill Paws enamel ID tags, The Dog Father of Harlem's Doggie Day Spa, gorgeous rainbow beaded dog dollars from The Kenya CollectionSir Dogwood luxurious modern dog-wear.

“The dog training world—it’s a white dominated space. It’s kind of male dominated, too,” says Taylor Barconey of Smart Bitch Dog Training in New Orleans“On our profile on Instagram we have Black Lives Matter, it’s been there for a year now. Before 2020, we would have not felt comfortable putting that up at risk of losing our business because people would have blacklisted us. But now, we feel like we can finally breathe and be open about things that really matter to us—speaking out against racism and not feeling shy about it.”

Chaz Olajide of Sir Dogwood wasn’t finding communities of pet owners or pet businesses owned by people of color. “I did a deep dive into the statistics —I just wanted to see if maybe I was an outlier, like maybe the reason why I’m not seeing more diversity in these companies is because maybe the demand isn’t out there. Actually, you know, that’s not really the case.”

Brian Taylor, owner of Harlem’s Doggy Day Care lost both his uncle and long time mentor to Covid. During the pandemic his business slumped by 80%. So with some help from his pet parents and supporters he decided to hit the road with The Pup Relief Tour offering grooming services to anyone going through rough times and in need. “All together we had about 63 African American dog groomers that went on tour with us across the country and we groomed over 829 dogs.”

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Black-owned pet business entrepreneurs. There are tons more across America and you can support their businesses and services. House Dogge in LA — artisanal dog tees, hoodies, toys — committed to helping unwanted, neglected and abused dogs. Dr. Kwane Stewart, an African American veterinarian who walks skid row in downtown LA tending the unhoused dogs of unhoused people. Fresh Paws Grooming in Brooklyn. The animal advocates at Iconic Paws, a customized pet portrait gallery with flare. Pardo Paws in Georgia, an all natural company with a lotion bar in the shape of a dog paw for dogs with dry noses and paws made of cocoa butter, olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, calendula. Precious Paws Dog Grooming in Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

Little L’s Pet Bakery and Boutique in Brooklyn. Scotch and Tea — stylish and durable dog accessories. Bark and Tumble, a luxury and contemporary brand of hand made dog garments in Britain. Pets in Mind a Holistic Pet Supply Store in Coconut Creek, Florida. Beaux & Paws in Newark, Pet Plate — an online black owned pet food delivery service. Duke the Groomer in Chicago, Ava’s Pet Palace started by Ava Dorsey, age 13. 
Most all of these businesses are giving back in some way to their communities working with at-risk youth, taking them in with mentorships and internships that hopefully lead to jobs, and donating generously to shelters and rescues and neighborhood food banks.

The Sundilla Radio Hour (Series)

Produced by Sundilla

Most recent piece in this series:

The Sundilla Radio Hour #493

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

Dsc_0704-150x150_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 09/26/2022.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

Most recent piece in this series:

DC 2240b

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

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Then_play_on_small The British Invasion touched off by Beatlemania had pretty much subsided by the early 1970s, but by then rock music itself was becoming an international phenomenon, with many of the most influential bands coming from the United Kingdom. Some of those bands have direct ties to the British Invasion itself, such as our opening group. See https://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Most recent piece in this series:

WoodSongs 1055: George Winston and Cutter Elliott

From WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour | Part of the WoodSongs series | 59:00


GEORGE WINSTON is one of the legendary pianists in America. He grew up in mainly Montana, but spent formative years in Mississippi, and Florida. Inspired by R&B, jazz, blues, and rock (especially the Doors) he started playing the organ in 1967. Switching to acoustic piano in 1971, he sold 15 million albums. His latest album, NIGHT, is a collection of songs recorded at five different studios.

CUTTER ELLIOTT has proven the doctors who said he would never walk, talk, or play guitar… very wrong. Born eight weeks premature and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, and partly blind and deaf, his disabilities have turned into superpowers. He’s now using his gifts to help archive and preserve the traditional sounds of country music. His newest album is titled HEARTACHE WAITING TO HAPPEN.

WoodSongs Kids: The powerful sisterly harmonies of The Wallace Sisters from Lexington, Kentucky perform on the WoodSongs Stage.

Audio Aftermath Radio (Series)

Produced by Dan Wardlow

Most recent piece in this series:

Audio Aftermath Radio Episode 388

From Dan Wardlow | Part of the Audio Aftermath Radio series | 59:52

Aar388image_small In this episode we’ll hear Chilliwack, The Rolling Stones, Third Power, Emmylou Harris, Michael Stanley, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the somewhat tenuous connection between Nancy Sinatra and Vanilla Fudge.

Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

Most recent piece in this series:

EMN 22-16: Camilla da Rossi, 10/3/2022

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

Emn_turquoise_small This week's show highlights the work of an enigmatic female composer from Italy whose music was performed at the Imperial court in Vienna. We'll hear selections from Camilla da Rossi's oratorio Il Sacrifizio di Abramo (The Sacrifice of Abraham), performed by Weser-Renaissance Bremen, directed by Manfred Cordes.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #220929

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:00

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to kick off the spooky season with music from Donovan, Crooked Still, and The Whitmore Sisters; new music by Jake Blount, Eliza Edens, Andy Thorn, Ondara, and The Tallest Man on Earth; plus, we celebrate the release of the new Joni Mitchell archives box set, 'The Asylum Albums, 1972-1975).

In hour two, it's more new music from Bonny Light Horseman, Miko Marks, Amanda Cook, and the late Dr. John; favorites from Jake Xerxes Fussell, Eric Bibb, Sierra Ferrell, Willi Carlisle, Jon Stickley Trio, Sturgill Simpson, and much more.

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

Most recent piece in this series:

#2501 - G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell

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


This week’s episode features G. E. Smith and LeRoy Bell celebrating the release of their new album, Stony Hill.

Grammy nominated blues man, Guy Davis, will be with us to deliver an installment of the Blues Hall of Fame, an exploration of the lives of the pioneers and innovators enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, here in Memphis, TN, brought to you by the Blues Foundation.

High Country Celtic Radio (Series)

Produced by High Country Celtic Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

High Country Celtic Radio 236 - Free For All

From High Country Celtic Radio | Part of the High Country Celtic Radio series | 59:00

High-country-celtic-240x240_small It's another Free For All this week, where Katie Marie and Joe pick out an hour of music that's sure to get your feet moving. This week, it's a high-energy selection of music, the majority of which is from Canada and Brittany. We also feature tracks from the latest release from the Chicago-based band, Bua.

This week, we're playing Bua, Kierah, Ship in the Clouds, La Bottine Souriante, Great Big Sea, Cassie & Maggie, Brad Tuck, The Glengarry Bhoys, Jean-Charles Guichen, Bagad Ar Meilhoù Glaz, Nijadell, Bernard Loffet, Rory Campbell & Malcolm Stitt, and Sylvain Barou & Ronan Pellen.

Our FairPlé score is 20 this week.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 10.04.22 or floating date

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:58

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from Khruangbin’s collaboration with Leon Bridges, Texas Sun plus music from NOW by Damon Locks’ Black Monument Ensemble.

The Atomic Hour (Series)

Produced by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Atomic Hour Episode 72- Then Raindrops Fell

From KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio | Part of the The Atomic Hour series | 58:30

Playboy-townhouse-may-1962-2_small Featuring: Sweet Soul Music, Fundamentally Instrumental, The Cozy Covers Comparison Corner, and More!

Ozark Highlands Radio (Series)

Produced by Ozark Highlands Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

OHR149: OHR Presents: The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, 10/10/2022

From Ozark Highlands Radio | Part of the Ozark Highlands Radio series | 58:59

Lemon_bucket_orkestra_prx_small Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.  In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the people, stories, and history of the Ozark region.

This week, international multi-award winning Toronto, Canada guerrilla-folk ensemble The Lemon Bucket Orkestra recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park.  Also, interviews with Mark Marczyk, founding member of this genre-bending super-band.

“Lemon Bucket Orkestra are Toronto's original guerrilla-folk party-punk massive. The multi-award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike, and over the past 8 years have performed all over the world from WOMAD in New Zealand and Pohoda in Slovakia, to Festival D’Été in Québec City, and Luminato in Toronto. The Guardian proclaimed that their performances are ‘gorgeously sung and passionately played’ and The New York Times declared them ‘charismatic...handsome and ambitious.’

“Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, LBO’s live shows are a truly immersive experience - ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic and all points in between - and they have expertly captured that unique blend of energy and emotion on their new album If I Had The Strength. Released in Canada through Outside Music in late 2018, it’s set for worldwide release via a new deal with Six Degrees Records this September, and includes guest appearances from famed soprano Measha Brueggergosman, rising Latino rapper Boogát, sing-a-long phenoms Choir!Choir!Choir! and more.

“Lemon Bucket Orkestra is: IAN TULLOCH (sousaphone) , OS KAR (savage drums, screams), MARICHKA MARCZYK (accordion, vocals), MICHAEL LOUIS JOHNSON (trumpet), JULIAN SELODY (saxophone), JAASH SINGH (darbouka). ALEX NAHIRNY (guitar), MARK MARCZYK (violin, vocals), STEPHANIA WOLOSHYN (dance, percussion, vocals), NATHAN DELL-VANDENBERG (trombone), JAMES McKIE (violin)”

In this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers a 1978 archival recording of Ozark original fiddler Lonnie Robertson performing the traditional tune “Florida Blues,” from the Ozark Folk Center State Park archives.

Saturday Night New Orleans Radio (Series)

Produced by Jamie Dell'Apa

Most recent piece in this series:

221001 Answer Songs and The Root Songs of Root Music

From Jamie Dell'Apa | Part of the Saturday Night New Orleans Radio series | 02:59:00

Kathy_lynn_and_the_playboys_on_stage_small Searching for the first rock and roll song in all the music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of. This week, we'll start with songs that answer other songs plus the root songs of roots music. We'll never find that first rock and roll song but the search is a weekly joy.

Tent Show Radio (Series)

Produced by Tent Show Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mavericks - Part Two | Episode 22-40

From Tent Show Radio | Part of the Tent Show Radio series | 59:00


Relive an electric night under the tent in this special two-part episode of Tent Show Radio, featuring Grammy award-winning country-rock band The Mavericks. 

Founded in 1989 in Miami, Florida, The Mavericks - revered for their unique sound that fuses Tex-Mex, neotraditional country, Latin, and rockabilly influences - became one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups of the early 1990s with culture-crossing hits like “What A Crying Shame” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” They conquered Europe with their feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’ which went on to sell 400,000 copies in the United Kingdom. After taking a hiatus, the group reunited in 2012, and re-establish themselves as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining touring acts on the planet. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis.

This episode features recordings from The Mavericks' 2021 performance on the Big Top stage as play songs from across their iconic career.

Live From Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch (Series)

Produced by WOUB

Most recent piece in this series:

John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen at the Fur Peace Ranch

From WOUB | Part of the Live From Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch series | 59:01

Logo_fur_peace_72840__small John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen recorded in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch July 9, 2022.

Carnegie Hall Live Series (Series)

Produced by WQXR

Most recent piece in this series:

22-13: National Youth Orchestra of the USA, 7/8/2022

From WQXR | Part of the Carnegie Hall Live Series series | 01:58:00


National Youth Orchestra of the USA
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor

Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor

CLYNE Sound and Fury
MONCAYO Huapango
PRICE Ethiopia's Shadow in America
SHOSTAKOVICH Excerpts from Suite from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor (Pathétique)


Dead Air - Official Tapes (Series)

Produced by Mr. Cory

Most recent piece in this series:

2239: Official Tapes - The Gardens: Madison & Tivoli, 9/25/2022

From Mr. Cory | Part of the Dead Air - Official Tapes series | 58:00


Beyond Description. . .

The Grateful Dead have released a 17-CD limited edition set that features six previously unreleased concerts recorded in New York City at Madison Square Garden between 1981 and 1983. "IN AND OUT OF THE GARDEN: MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ’81, ’82, ’83." Also released, a 3-CD set featuring one full show from the box - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (3/9/81). We get into the March 9th show!

"Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2022" in cinemas worldwide on November 1 with additional screenings on November 5th. The event celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s history-making concert at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall as part of their legendary Europe ’72 Tour. - We have your tickets. Sign-up for a chance to win pass codes at officialtapes.com

The next installment in the GarciaLive archival release series is GarciaLive Volume 19: October 31st, 1992 Oakland Coliseum Arena! The two-set performance will be released on October 28th.

Record Store Day is an annual event held on one Saturday every April and every Black Friday in November to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store: The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores around the world.

Grateful Dead – 
Wembley Empire Pool, London, England 4/7/1972
Limited Edition of 10,000 copies on 5-LP 180-gram vinyl

Jerry Garcia Band – 
Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, 11/9/1991
Limited Edition of 7,500 copies on 5-LP 180-gram vinyl

The Setlist. . .

Dire Wolf 4:27
1972-05/26 LYCEUM THEATRE, London, England
Lyceum Theatre, London, England 5/26/72

Hard To Handle 4:54
Dave's Picks Vol. 43

Valdez in the Country 17:11
1974-11/02 KEYSTONE, Berkeley, California
GarciaLive Vol. 18

China Cat Sunflower > 9:33
I Know You Rider > 6:11
Samson And Delilah 7:32
1981-03/09 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York, New York
Madison Square Garden 3/9/81 

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #648 - The Ravens

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


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The "Juke In The Back" features The Ravens, an R&B vocal group that set the stage for all the groups that would follow.  With Jimmy Ricks' bass lead and some tremendous harmony behind him, The Ravens were the predecessors to the doo wop music that would follow in the 1950s.  They formed in New York City in 1945 and quickly built a solid following, even before they had hits on the radio.  Their "Ol' Man River," and "Write Me A Letter" were instant smashes in 1948, but it was their non-charting "Count Every Star" that proved to be the most influential.  Music historian Billy Vera stops by the "Juke" to discuss the impact of "Count Every Star" while Matt The Cat examines the overall influence of this wonderful group.  The Ravens along with The Orioles moved vocal group singing from its gospel and Ink Spots / Mills Brothers roots into the next phase...rock n' roll.  The Ravens story and star shine bright on this week's "Juke In The Back."

The Roadhouse (Series)

Produced by Tony Steidler-Dennison

Most recent piece in this series:

The Roadhouse PRX 151

From Tony Steidler-Dennison | Part of the The Roadhouse series | 59:00


The hour ahead is a "thank you," seventeen years in the making. It's an hour chock full of artists who have helped define the sound of the show. Sean Costello, Boo Boo Davis, Duke Robillard, Janiva Magness, Mavis Staples - it feels like there's an awful lot of primary colors in this edition, but mostly primary blue. It's not an hour of the finest blues you've never heard, but an hour of the finest blues you have heard right here in The Roadhouse.

Geezer Rock (Series)

Produced by Jeffery Robert Lindholm

Most recent piece in this series:

Geezer Rock: September 30-October 6, 2022 (Featured Geezer: Ringo)

From Jeffery Robert Lindholm | Part of the Geezer Rock series | 58:00


This week, the Geezer Rock crew is pretty darn happy to be featuring the music of Ringo Starr, with three of the songs on this new four-song CD EP called “EP3” because it’s the third short-format CD EP that Mr. Starr has released so far. You also get some unexpected and downright strange cover versions comprising Beck doing a pretty much note-for-note version of Neil Young’s “Old Man” and Stevie Nicks, on her Mac-less lonesome, protesting up a storm with “For What It’s Worth.” Plus a newly written and recorded tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins by Heart’s Ann Wilson.

60 Watts (Series)

Produced by Brian Babinec

Most recent piece in this series:

60 Watts 246

From Brian Babinec | Part of the 60 Watts series | 59:00

Logo-01_small Tony Rocky Horror guides you through the cutting-edge sounds of noise rock, grunge, hardcore, metal, and alternative from around the world! This week featuring music from The Mars Volta's new album.

Portrayal of Guilt - Self-Inflicted
End - The Host Will Soon Decay
C0MPUTER - Militantly Ignorant
Frail Hands - Atonement
The Armed - Heavily Lined
Spite House - Dying Leaves
Jobber - Hell in a Cell
PUP - Cutting Off the Corners
The Mars Volta - Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazon
Easy Prey - Blue
Botch - One Twenty Two
Greber - Nosebleed
Xiao - Love Your Smell
Loma Prieta - Sunlight
Cult Leader - Long Shadows
Converge - Lonewolves
Vein.fm - Inside Design
The Callous Daoboys - Title Track
KEN Mode - The Desperate Search for an Enemy
Sofy Major - Devotion Man
thoughtcrimes - Lunar Waves

The Mixtape with Pat Brickson (Series)

Produced by Patrick Brickson

Most recent piece in this series:

The Mixtape Episode 124 - Imagery in Music with Laura Brickson

From Patrick Brickson | Part of the The Mixtape with Pat Brickson series | 59:24

Mixtape_logo_small This week on the Mixtape, my wife, Laura, joins me as we share songs with lyrics that paint a vivid image.