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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:

805: After Ayotzinapa Chapter 3: All Souls, 1/29/2022

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:

22-12 Bach, Sergio Assad, and more

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: March 28, 2021

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  22-12 Bach, Sergio Assad, and more


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: Lute Concerto in D RV 93          Angel Romero, guitar

                                                Academy of St Martin In-The-Fields

        “Vivaldi Concertos”  (RCA 1995) (9:56)


Bach: Flute Sonata BWV 1020        Dorina Frati, mandolin, Piera Dadomo, guitar

      “Bach, JS: Mandolin and Guitar Works”   (Dynamic 2006) (12:27)


Weiss: Lute Concerto in D Minor   Ljubomir Brabec, guitar, Prague Virtuosi

             “Bach, Weiss, Fasch & Handel: Harp and Guitar Concertos” (Supraphon 1993) (10:29)


Konstantin Vassiliev: Two Night Ballades  Irina Kulikova, guitar, Feliks Volozhanin, cello

 “It’s About the Touch”  (Irina Kulikova 2020) (10:02)


Sergio Assad: Natsu No Niwa Suite            Assad Duo

 “Natsu No Niwa Suite” (GHA 1994) (12:45)





This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive features solo, ensemble, and orchestral music with guitar from the Baroque through 21st Century by Vivaldi, Bach, Silvius Leopold Weiss, Konstantin Vassiliev, and Sergio Assad.


CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! is a weekly one-hour music with interviews program that is sound-rich, energetic, and has a positive vibe. It is an audience bridge-builder program that attracts both core classical audience and fans of all kinds of acoustic music.


Classical Guitar Alive! airs each week on over 250 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 K04: Smooth Free Jazz from Dave Sewelson

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

Sewelson_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, two albums powered by saxophonists. Dave Sewelson, on baritone sax, heads a group that plays what he calls Smooth FreeJazz -- a mysterious title, perhaps, but the music is definitely not smooth jazz, and not what you may expect from free jazz. The album includes a 19-minute blues escapade, on which the saxophonist also sings in a chilling voice. Also, tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow is the featured guest with the band Charged Particles on an in-concert album, recorded at a show in 2019, on which the band pays tribute to saxophonist and composer Michael Brecker, playing his music at a club called the Hot Potato in Los Angeles.

promo included: promo-K04

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1172: You Bet Your Garden # 1172 A Battleship Full of Butterfly Plants, 1/19/2022

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

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this new episode of YBYG Mike McGrath sails through a rundown of the BEST Milk Weeds and other plants to feed the Monarch Butterfly in your Pollinator Garden! Plus your feeding phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

What the Blazes? (#1562)

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

Awww_logo_color_square Amanda in Evansville, Indiana, says for some reason her family always referred to their garbage disposal as George, a name that functioned as both noun and verb, as in Just put it in George or You can George it now. Might that be something inherited from her German ancestors? Don't bet on it -- garbage disposals are rare in Germany. Does your family have a name for a household appliance or favorite object?

Emily in San Diego, California, reports her father's side of the family has a word for the back of the knee: nicket. German speakers refer to that part of the body as the Kniekehle, from German words meaning "knee" and  "groove" or "throat." English also has a word for the inner part of the elbow, the chelidon, from a Greek word for "swallow," a reference to the shape of that bird's tail. This anatomical feature is also called the crook of the arm or the inner elbow.

When James from Waco, Texas, was lost while hiking, he wondered Where in the blazes am I?, then wondered about the origin of that expression. It doesn't derive from blaze meaning "to cut into a tree to mark a trail." That term belongs to a family of words that mean "shining" or "white," and refers to cutting away tree bark to reveal the lighter surface underneath -- hence, blazing a trail and trailblazer. The question Where in the blazes? is simply a euphemism for Where in the hell?, the blazes in this case being "the fires of the Devil's domain."

The locals on Cape Cod refer to a newly arrived outsider as a wash-ashore.

When a member of our Facebook Group named Melody jokingly dubbed herself as Highway to Mel -- an homage to the AC/DC song "Highway to Hell," Quiz Guy John Chaneski found a musical hook for this puzzle, which requires blending a person's name into a song to come up with a clever new song title. For example, what Paul McCartney song might be inspired by this clue: "You'd think that people would have had enough of this comedian who accosts people on the street."

Colin lives in Hollywood, California, where he's a professional bagpipe player. But does he play the bagpipe or play the bagpipes? Either is correct, although most bagpipers use the plural form. Bagpipe music consists of a skirl, the "shrill, wailing sound," and the bourdon, or "drone," a term also applied to "the tall, low-pitched stopped pipe on a pipe organ." Before he hangs up, Colin gives us a taste of his skills and skirls. You can see and hear more at his website, including him riding a 10-foot-unicycle while piping, at Kilted Colin.

In Lancashire, England, the dialectal term sprunny is a synonym for "sweetheart."

Marian from Schroon Lake, New York, says her family plays an egg-tapping game after every  Easter egg hunt. Each player takes an egg and taps it against someone else's, hoping that their own egg won't crack. The egg that survives a round of competitive tapping is called the kinger. Her family, which is of German heritage, refers to this action with a term that they suspect might be spelled schtutz or stutz or schutz. This game has a long and widespread tradition throughout Europe, and their version may derive from German schutzen, which means "defend" or "protect." In their book The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (Bookshop|Amazon), folklorists Iona and Peter Opie described a similar knocking game played in parts of the U.K. with chestnuts. In this game, called conkers, a chestnut that has outlasted another is called a one-kinger.

Catherine in Battle Creek, Michigan, saw a bumper sticker with the Scots phrase Dinna fash, meaning "Don't worry." Dinna in this phrase means "Don't" and fash incomes from a French verb facher, meaning "to make angry. Another version is Dinna fash yourself. Also, to fash one's thumb means to "trouble oneself," and fashious describes something or someone "vexing" or "troublesome." A wealth of information about these terms is available online in The Dictionaries of the Scots Language.

In Norway, the idiom pling i bollen, or literally, "a pinging sound in a bowl," describes someone "empty-headed" or "stupid."

What kind of book is most often requested by people who are incarcerated? The book that prison inmates ask for the vast majority of the time is a dictionary. These books, as well as thesauruses, prove useful for mastering reading skills, writing letters home, and taking college courses. Prison Book Program, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, has an extensive list of organizations across the country that accept used books and provide them to prison inmates, as does the American Library Association. Although dictionaries are in high demand, it's important to check what kind an organization will take, as many accept only paperback versions.

Suzanne from Tallahassee, Florida, is curious about her father's expression: Let's go knock the stink off, meaning something along the lines of "Let's get out of here" or "Let's go shake off the doldrums."

In her essay collection, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (Bookshop|Amazon), poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil describes the defensive action of the so-called vampire squid. When threatened, this creature adopts what's called a pineapple posture, in which its arms and web are spread up over the head and mantle for protection.

Jackie is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but discovered when she moved to Chesapeake, Virginia, that people in her new hometown were puzzled by her use of pony keg to mean "convenience store." It's a term that's closely associated with that southern Ohio city.

What do you call the end of a loaf of bread? There are lots of terms for that last piece, including heel, bread butt, the outsider, the nose, bunce, tumpee, skalk, krunka, or in Spanish codo, meaning "elbow." Sue in Singer's Glen, Virginia, calls it the cubble, but that may well be particular to her own family.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Folk and Roots Electronica

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

Beatlatino-estacion-folk-and-roots-elec_small This week's Beat Latino explores tunes, compositions and remixes that connect the dots between the past and the future. DJ Jigue brings in Cuba's ancestral spiritual percussion into his creations, The Peronistas takes on Argentina's Andean beats, Selvagia folds in Peru's traditions, and Estación Sub_Tropico uses Afro-Dominican roots instruments in their tunes. And there's more! Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Bolivia, presente!! Whether its dancing or trancing, this week's Beat Latino has you covered. Enjoy!
Featured photo: Estacion Sub_Tropico

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #612 - Johnny Ace

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


Johnny AceAir Week: January 24-30, 2022

Johnny Ace


He is often called the "first casualty of rock n' roll," since his life was brought to a controversial end just as rock n' roll was picking up steam in the mainstream, but Johnny Ace's demise does not overshadow his impressive, yet short career.  This week's "Juke In The Back" highlights Ace's early session with rising star, B.B. King, as well as a his rare first solo record, cut for the Bihari Brothers in 1951, but not released by them until 1953.  Ace tasted success early, as his first single for the fledgling Duke Records soared to the top of the R&B charts.  He would have 2 more #1 smashes, including "Pledging My Love," which was released posthumously and hit an impressive #17 on the pop lists.  Yes, Johnny Ace died young and became immortal in verse and tribute and Matt The Cat shows you why he was much revered on this week's "Juke In The Back."

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #308 - Groovin' Right Along

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:44

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

Welcome to an hour of jazz that cooks along not too fast, and not too slow, but just right. Each of these tracks will get you there in the end, but just aren't as in as big of hurry as the world around us so often is. Stay tuned for some of the best groove masters extraordinaire.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2152: A Spanish Renaissance Christmas

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

Historia-de-la-navidad-tapa-696x385_small The Spanish Siglo de Oro -- Golden Age -- witnessed an astonishing musical flowering. Enjoyworks for the nativity by the greatest of Spain's composers from teh 16th century: Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo, Cristóbal de Morales, and Mateo Flecha "the Elder."