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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:

Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

21-51 Winter’s Tale: Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Marek Pasiecyny and more

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: December 28, 2021

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  21-51 Winter’s Tale: Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Marek Pasiecyny 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: Winter, from Four Seasons    Amsterdam Guitar Trio

                                    (RCA 1131688)


  Marek Pasieczny: Winter’s Tale       Duo Guitarinet

                                  (JBRecords 2006)


  Roberto Di Marino: Guitar Concerto       Robert Belinic, guitar

                                                                  Russian Symphony Orchestra Prokofiev

                                                                  Miran Vaupotic, conductor

                                  (Classic Concert 62020)


 Tan Dun: Memories in Watercolors         Beijing Guitar Duo

                                   (Tonar Music  2011)


 Piazzolla: Winter                                  Julien Labro, Bandoneon

                                                                  Jason Vieaux, guitar

                                                                  A Far Cry chamber orchestra

                                   (Azica 71270)


R. Dirks: Danza non Danza                      Dirks und Wirtz guitar duo

                                   (Classic Concert 62034)




This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive features music about Winter, and more, including works by Vivaldi, Piazzolla, and the young Polish guitarist-composer Marek Pasieczny’s piece for guitar and clarinet, titled “Winter’s Tale.”


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 J42: Rahsaan's "Mosaic" & 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. 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-J42

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1158: You Bet Your Garden # 1158 A Fresh Look: The Most Fruitful Way to Tame Rampant Rousers, 10/13/2021

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

Ybyg-sp-p_small In this 'Fresh Look' Mike McGrath warns you not to PRUNE so quickly this fall! And takes you into the fall with Tips for 'Taming' Rampant Rousers!! Plus your fabulous phone calls!!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Moon Palace (#1552)

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

Awww_logo_color_square Just as books at independent bookshops are carefully curated and hand-sold, the names of the stores themselves often reflect the owner's personal vision and preferences, such as The Wild Detectives in Dallas, Texas;  Wild Rumpus and Moon Palace in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Tin Can Mailman in Arcata, California; the Tattered Cover in Denver, Colorado; and in San Diego, such stores as The Book Catapult and Run for Cover, as well as Mysterious Galaxy and Verbatim. When author Connie Schultz asked Twitter users for their favorite independent-bookshop names, readers responded with dozens more.

Patricia in Midland, Georgia, says her mother always used the phrase black-hearted buzzard to denote someone who was evil or otherwise up to no good. Is that just her expression?

Rachel from Harrogate, Tennessee says that when she was growing up in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, she and her fellow musicians used the term B-flat as slang for "ordinary" or "average." In the 1938 publication New York Panorama, a guidebook to New York State put out by the Works Progress Administration, there's a section on the language of jazz in New York City, which includes a definition of B-flat as "dull" and another for G-flat, meaning "brilliant." B-flat is also slang for "bedbug."

Another evocative indie bookstore name: Books Are Magic in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. And how can you resist walking into an establishment with a sign outside that says "Book People"? There are at least two stores with that name in the United States: one in Austin, Texas and another in Richmond, Virginia.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski's game is based on the names of cities and states where the National Puzzlers' League has held its annual convention over the past few years. Attendees came up with a punny moniker for each that incorporates the con- in convention. For example, the 1999 convention was held at the Big Sky Resort near the town of Bozeman, so puzzlers jokingly called that gathering Contana. The 2012 convention was held in one of two famous Portlands. What state-related nickname did they give to that event?

Terry, a health-care worker in Traverse City, Michigan, says she and her colleagues use the term cohorting to describe the act of grouping patients with COVID-19 in designated facilities. But they're not sure what word to use to denote reintegrating them into the general population after treatment. Normalization? Decohorting?

Nesh is a dialectal term in England that means "soft" or "tender."

Bill in Surrey, New Hampshire, says his father used to tell him to hold tightly to something, such as a rope, by urging him to muckle on to it. He rarely heard the word again until a Scotsman visited his farm and admiringly noted that Bill's dog was a fine muckle beast. Are those terms related?

What common English word can mean "reddish," "whitish," or "bluish"? Answer: livid.

The vast majority of young students at Oxford Spires Academy in England are refugees and economic migrants. According to teacher Kate Clanchy, this mixture of cultures and languages creates something magical, including some remarkable poetry in English. Clanchy has published some of them in an anthology, England: Poems from a School. They include the wistful, sensuous "My Mother Country" by Rukiya Khatun, a 17-year-old from Bangladesh.

In parts of the Southern United States, the leave-taking phrases Come and go home with me, Come go home with us, and Come home with us don't mean that the departing guest is literally inviting the host to come along. The host's equivalent is often something like You ought to just spend the night, which usually isn't a literal invitation, either. Both are simply courteous ways of saying that it's time for the gathering to wind down.

A griph is an obsolete term for puzzle or enigma. This word's etymology is a puzzle itself, although it appears to trace back to Ancient Greek griphos, meaning "fishing basket."  

Susan, a librarian in Grant County, Kentucky, says her spouse, who is from the Cincinnati area, uses the expression Please? to mean "How's that?" or "Come again?" or "Excuse me?" to get someone to repeat a statement. This dialectal feature is largely associated with Cincinnati and other areas heavily settled by German immigrants. It's what linguists call a calque, or loan translation, from German, where the word Bitte, or "please," is used in exactly the same way.

In nautical lore, Fiddler's Green is the mythical place where dead mariners go to enjoy of a life of leisure, with plenty of song, dancing, flirting, and rum. It may be tempting to connect this expression with mariners' term fid, or a "tool for splicing rope," but the two are unrelated.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Womex '21 Preview of La Música!

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

Beatlatino-chocolate-wome_small Beat Latino is going to WOMEX to Porto, Portugal! Crossing our fingers as we cross the Atlantic and ready to share some tunes and grooves of the artists from Latin America, Latine USA, Cuba, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Portugal, Spain and more from our extended Latine musical familia! The sounds are groovy, funky, activist, folkloric, hip hoppy and MORE. Enjoy!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #598 - Dinah Washington, Pt. 5 - 1954-59

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


Dinah Washington, Pt. 5 - 1954-59Dinah Washington, Pt. 5 - 1954-59


Dinah Washington was more than just the "Queen of The Jukeboxes," "Queen Of The Blues" and any other prestigious but vacant title you could pin on her. Dinah was the real deal. As one of the best selling artists of the 20th Century, Dinah was no pop sensation or flash in the pan. She was a consummate artist, who developed a playful, yet serious style of phrasing all her own. This week, Matt The Cat continues to honor the great Dinah Washington with the final installment of our 5 part series. Part 5 picks up in early 1954 and follows Dinah's great slew of hits through the beginning of 1959 and her best remembered tune, "What A Difference A Day Makes." During this period, most of Dinah's hits learn towards the pop side of things, although she won't crossover and have a pop hit until "What A Difference A Day Makes" in '59. She scores with her own rendition of established hits with "Dream," "Teach Me Tonight" and "I Concentrate On You" and delivers a strong blues showing with "My Man's An Undertaker" and "Big Long Slidin' Thing.". Biographer Nadine Cahodas returns to help us wrap up the series on Dinah by shedding some light on a few major songs as well as her untimely death. Matt The Cat is proud of have dedicated 5 programs to the still reigning "Queen," Dinah Washington. 

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #297A - Halloween Spooks

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 58:00

Sound_ideas_small Once a year on a special evening a transformation of the normal everyday mundane into a sight worthy of taking notice even for the most jaunted observer takes place. Suddenly ghosts, goblins, witches, and warlocks a plenty are found plying the streets in search of corn syrup or its fermented cousin as the bewitching hour just after dusk transpires. In this hour we will celebrate a little Halloween fun, bebop style, and let our musically inclined masters expose their dark side and musical inner sanctum for us this hour.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2142: Does This Music Sound Spanish To You?

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

Akedolsihvskqt7adq1fmuk16tvdmc3ioa027dnwlzzh_s900-c-k-c0x00ffffff-no-rj_small A walk through Spanish orchestral work of the 20th-century, from a 1928 recording of Albéniz' El Puerto from Iberia to a guitar concierto Mare nostrum by Catalan Salvador Brotons to the Concerto for Orchestra by Aragonese innovator Antón García Abril, who died in March 2021 following complications from Covid-19.