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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:

1017: The Spy Inside Your Smartphone, 4/27/2024

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:

24-24 Cimarosa, Mertz, Ponce “Sonata Romantica,” Morel’s Fantasia de la Danza”

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: June 10, 2024

RE: ***CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!   24-24 Cimarosa, Mertz, Ponce “Sonata Romantica,” Morel’s Fantasia de la Danza”


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)



Cimarosa: Sonata in G Minor              Hannu Anala, guitar,  Mari Mantyla, decacorde

             “Musica Barocca a Due”   (Alba 2023) (3:39)


Mertz: Duo Concertant uber ein Theme aus Elisir d’amore     Brian Torosian, guitar,

                                                                                                 David Schrader, piano

                           “Mertz: Guitar & Piano Duos”      (Brian Torosian 2012) (9:13)            


Ponce: Sonata Romantica  “Homage a Schubert”      Jason Vieaux, guitar

                                “Manuel Ponce: Guitar Sonatas” (Azica 2001) (22:31)


Morel: Fantasia de la Danza                     Krzysztof Pelech, guitar,
                                              Capella Bydgostiensis,  Michal Nesterowicz, conductor

                                         (Luthier Music 2006) (20:05)




This week’s program features a keyboard sonata by Cimarosa arranged for guitar and decacorde (10-string guitar), Mertz’s Duo Concertant for guitar and piano on a theme from the Donizetti opera The Elixir of Love, Manuel Ponce’s Sonata Romantica in homage to Franz Schubert, and Argentine composer Jorge Morel’s “Fantasia de la Danza” for guitar and orchestra.


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! celebrates 25 years of national distribution and airs each week on over 200 stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here to all stations: 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 M16: Melissa Aldana's "Echoes Of The Inner Prophet"

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

Aldana_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana explores the depths of her spiritual journey on her new album "Echoes Of The Inner Prophet" with members of her quartet. We'll play several tracks from this excellent new album. Also: new music from pianist Monty Alexander from his album D-Day, and a strong, empowering new blues song from Eddie Cotton from his album "The Mirror." We'll play some new music from a band made up of just two bassists, Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer, plus funky new music from Ghost-Note, a split-off band from the group Snarky Puppy. We also have a new piece from saxophonist Kamasi Washington with André 3000, known as a rapper and one half of the duo Outkast, on flute and not rapping, from Washington's dance-influenced album "Fearless Movement."

promo included: promo-M16

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1326T: You Bet Your Garden # 1326T What Should You Do When Asters Get TooTall?, 4/18/2024

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

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this Tall tale of an episode of YBYG Mike McGrath levels out your Asters in the Question of the Week! Plus your heightened phone calls!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Electric Soup (#1635)

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


After an international team of scientists and staffers spent six months at a research station in Antarctica, their accents changed ever so slightly, according to an acoustic analysis by German researchers. The slang terms they shared include dingle, which described "clear weather," as in a dingle day, and electric soup, meaning "fortified wine."
Is the booty as in shake your booty related to a pirate's booty? The booty that means "derriere" is an alteration of botty, which is itself an alteration of bottom. The booty that means "loot" or "plunder" derives from an Old Germanic word. It was likely influenced by Old English bót, meaning "advantage" or "a little more" and the source also of the expression to boot, meaning "additionally" or "to the good."
Ian in Jacksonville, Florida, wonders about why musicians use the word clam to mean "a mistake" or "an egregious musical error," as in There are a lot of clams in there or We need to practice where the clams are regarding a musical passage that needs work. Occasionally, it's used as a verb, as in You clammed. In the 1950s, the term clambake meant a jam with bad vibes. In the 1930s, a clambake was actually a good jam session, but the term went from a positive sense to a negative one, a process that linguists refer to pejoration. It's possible that the term became skunked, which describes a term so widely used by the general public that the cool people came to disdain it. Robert S. Gold's A Jazz Lexicon (Bookshop|Amazon) is a helpful resource for the language of jazz.
Journalist Bianca Bosker infiltrated the world of contemporary art and wrote about it in her book Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey Among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See (Bookshop|Amazon), often with hilarious results. She describes the lexicon of art curators, whose language is peppered with such words as indexicality, iconicity, and durational, and observes,"Art devotees spoke like they were trapped in dictionaries and being forced to chew their way out."
Quiz Guy John Chaneski has crafted a quiz involving a polysyllabic word followed by another word that repeats the last of those syllables twice. For example, suppose the clue is: "When playing a simple game with a toddler, it's a real faux pas to forget to reveal your face again." What's a five-syllable term for that kind of mistake?
Mary Lou is a former newspaper reporter in Memphis, Tennessee. One of her editors used to say he was off to the salt mines, meaning he was headed to do some challenging work. That expression is a reference to the grim practice of sending prisoners off to work in literal salt mines in Siberia. Through the linguistic process known as amelioration, that expression lost its original, extremely negative sense over time. Mary Lou is also curious about the old practice of adding #30# at the bottom of a story to indicate its end. There are many proposed explanations for this, going back to the 19th century. The most likely explanation connects this notation to a code outlined in 1864 in Orrin Wood's Plan of Telegraphic Instruction, where the number 30 was the telegraphic code meaning finis, meaning "end" or "conclusion."
Smoko is slang for "a cigarette break." It's used in Australia and also at a British research station in Antarctica.
What's the difference between a daffodil and a jonquil? Strictly speaking, daffodil is a general term, and jonquils are a specific type of daffodil, called Narcissus jonquilla.  Both belong to the botanical genus Narcissus, and most people use the two terms interchangeably. Jonquil is more common in the American South, and occasionally they're called Johnny-quills.
Why is an insulated sleeve for a beverage called a koozie? Any relation to a tea cozy used to keep a teapot warm? In Australia, a coozie is often called a stubby holder, a stubby or stubbie being "a short bottle of beer." The coozie was originally patented with the trade name Koozie.
Stravenue is a portmanteau of street and avenue, and is used in Tucson, Arizona, to refer to a diagonal road between east-west streets and north-south avenues. Similarly, a stroad is a combination of street and road.
What's the difference between ethics and morality? Between a proverb and an adage? Eli Burnstein's Dictionary of Fine Distinctions: Nuances, Niceties and Subtle Shades of Meaning ​​(Bookshop|Amazon) helps readers distinguish between such things. Linguist Anne Curzan's Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words (Bookshop|Amazon) is a helpful, highly readable summary for anyone who wants to understand how linguists think about language. 
Mike in Glasgow, Kentucky, wonders about a catchphrase used in British comedies: I go to the foot of the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases (Bookshop|Amazon) compiled by Anna Farkas and several books by catchphrase collector Nigel Rees both point to a comedy radio series that ran from 1939-1949 called "It's That Man Again." The phrase suggests that the speaker has been taken by surprise and must retire from polite company for one purpose or another.
The liked to in statements such as It started raining yesterday and liked to never stop is directly related to the word likely. The terms liked to and likedta used in this way reflect a British dialectal term that found its way into the speech of many people in the American South.
The expression You look like death eating on a Nab means "You look terrible." It's a humorous elaboration of the idea of death, which refers to death consuming a dry, salty, peanut-butter-filled snack made by the Nabisco company. The more common phrase is You look like death eating a cracker. Variations include like death on toast and the simile Ralph Ellison used in Invisible Man (Bookshop|Amazon), like death eating a sandwich.
This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #728 - Groove Records

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

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In late 1953, RCA Victor launched a new subsidiary to focus on the Rhythm & Blues market, called Groove Records.  They intended for Groove to compete with the independent labels like Chess, Atlantic and Vee-Jay that were dominating the genre.  RCA treated Groove as an indie by setting up its own record distribution network, like an indie, ignoring the mighty distribution arm of RCA Victor.  That might have been the label's downfall.  Groove ended up scoring only one major hit in its 3 year stint, but along the way, Groove issued some fantastic R&B recordings from the superstars of the day.  It's hard to imagine, but Piano Red, King Curtis, Mickey "Guitar" Baker, Sonny Terry, Sam Butera, Big John Greer AND Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup were all on the same label for a time.  This week, Matt The Cat digs up the grooviest sides from Groove Label and gives them the spins they deserve on the "Juke In The Back." 

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #392 - Encompassing Time

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:30

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

In this hour, we will sample jazz from the all-encompassing palate while also acknowledging the impact of time.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2405: Dances, Impressions & Rhapsodies

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

Tumblr_inline_pbw3l7tkzo1uns891_1280_small From a Valencian medieval legend to the seat of the ancient Incan empire to pre-Colombian Peru and Bolivia to Cuba and the Argentine tango, works by Ginastera, Rodrigo, Lecuona and Frank, featuring flutist Eugenia Zukerman, pianist Thomas Tirino, and conductors Enrique Bátiz and Keith Lockhart, exploring contemporary visions of times gone by.