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Playlist: Paul Ingles's Music Doc Favorites

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Since resuming public radio program production in 1999, Paul Ingles has produced some of the most widely heard music specials in the country including an extensive series of in-depth programs on the history of The Beatles, and a series called "The Emergence of..." which explores the early history and lasting impact of major artists like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Otis Redding, James Taylor, John Prine and Bonnie Raitt. Other long-form pieces have put the spotlight on Tom Petty, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Shawn Colvin, James Brown, Bo Diddley and Los Reyes de Albuquerque.

Favorite Music Shows

TALK MUSIC WITH ME: Why Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones Matters (Part 1 of 2)

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Talk Music With Me series | 59:00

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is celebrated in Hour 1 of this 2-Hour special. Music host Paul Ingles talks with drummer and writer Mike Edison, author of the book SYMPATHY FOR THE DRUMMER: WHY CHARLIE WATTS MATTERS. Mike lays out a playlist of music showcasing Watts' influences and Watts' own seminal performances with the Rolling Stones.

Watts-sympathybook1_small Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is celebrated in Hour 1 of this 2-Hour special.  Music host Paul Ingles talks with drummer and writer Mike Edison, author of the book SYMPATHY FOR THE DRUMMER: WHY CHARLIE WATTS MATTERS.   Mike lays out a playlist of music showcasing Watts' influences and Watts' own seminal performances with the Rolling Stones.


PLAYLIST:

If You Can't Rock Me - Rolling Stones (excerpt from "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll")
Walkin' Shoes - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (excerpt from "Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Vol. 1")
I'm A King Bee - Slim Harpo (excerpt)
I'm A King Bee - Rolling Stones (excerpt from "Englands Newest Hitmakers")
Bye-Bye Johnny - Chuck Berry (excerpt)
Bye-Bye Johnny - Rolling Stones (excerpt) (from Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones)
Down the Road A Piece - Rolling Stones (from "Charlie is My Darling" Soundtrack)
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (from "Got Live If You Want It")
Hand of Fate - Rolling Stones (excerpt from "Tatoo You") [Break Music]
Street Fightin' Man - Rolling Stones (excerpt from "Beggar's Banquet")
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones (excerpt from "Singles Collection: The London Years")
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones (excerpt from "Shine A Light" Soundtrack)
Live With Me - Rolling Stones (from "Sticky Fingers" Deluxe re-release)
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - Rolling Stones (from "Love You Live")
Crazy Mama - Rolling Stones (from "Black and Blue")

TALK MUSIC WITH ME: Why Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones Matters (Part 2 of 2)

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Talk Music With Me series | 59:00

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is celebrated in Hour 2 of this 2-Hour special. Music host Paul Ingles talks with drummer and writer Mike Edison, author of the book SYMPATHY FOR THE DRUMMER: WHY CHARLIE WATTS MATTERS. Mike continues to lay out a playlist of music showcasing Watts' influences and Watts' own outstanding performances with the Rolling Stones.

Watts-sympathybook1_small Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is celebrated in Hour 2 of this 2-Hour special.  Music host Paul Ingles talks with drummer and writer Mike Edison, author of the book SYMPATHY FOR THE DRUMMER: WHY CHARLIE WATTS MATTERS.   Mike lays out a playlist of music showcasing Watts' influences and Watts' own seminal performances with the Rolling Stones.


PLAYLIST: 

SHOW INTRO - Hand of Fate - Rolling Stones (excerpt from Black and Blue)
Scarlett - Rolling Stones (excerpt from re-issue of Goat's Head Soup) [Paul's pick]
Commit A Crime - Rolling Stones (excerpt from Blue and Lonesome)
Shattered - Rolling Stones (from Some Girls)
When The Whip Comes Down - Rolling Stones (from Live in Texas '78)
Respectable - Rolling Stones (from Live in Texas '78)
Miss You - Rolling Stones (from Some Girls)
BREAK MUSIC - Undercover of the Night - Rolling Stones (excerpt from Undercover)
Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones (excerpt from Got Live if You Want It!) [Paul's pick]
Let Me Go - Rolling Stones (excerpt from Emotional Rescue)
Hang Fire - Rolling Stones (excerpt from Tattoo You)
Moon is Up - Rolling Stones (from Voodoo Lounge)  [Paul's pick]
(Satis)Faction - The Danish Radio Big Band  (from Charlie Watts meets the Danish Radio Big Band - Live)

TALK MUSIC WITH ME: The Music and Philanthropy of Harry Chapin- Hour 1 of 2

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Talk Music With Me series | 58:56

Part 1 of 2 spotlighting a 2020 documentary called HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING. Music host Paul Ingles talks about the late singer/songwriter/storyteller Harry Chapin with Chapin's son Jason, Chapin's good friend and partner in battling world hunger Bill Ayres, and Rick Korn, director of the documentary. The hour also includes 9 of Harry's best songs. Only carry this hour if you can carry Hour #2 as well.

Chapinposter1_small Part 1 of 2 spotlighting a 2020 documentary called HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING.  Music host Paul Ingles talks about the late singer/songwriter/storyteller Harry Chapin with Chapin's son Jason, Chapin's good friend and partner in battling world hunger Bill Ayres, and Rick Korn, director of the documentary.  The hour also includes 9 of Harry's best songs.

PLAYLIST:

Sunday Morning Sunrise - Harry Chapin (excerpt)
Circle - Harry Chapin
Another Man - The Chapin Brothers (excerpt)
Old Folkie - Harry Chapin
Taxi - Harry Chapin
Sequel - Harry Chapin
The Mayor of Candor Lied (excerpt)
Mr. Tanner - Harry Chapin
W-O-L-D - Harry Chapin
I Wanna Learn A Love Song - Harry Chapin (excerpt)

TALK MUSIC WITH ME: The Music and Philanthropy of Harry Chapin- Hour 2 of 2

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Talk Music With Me series | 59:00

Part 2 of 2 spotlighting a 2020 documentary called HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING. Music host Paul Ingles talks about the late singer/songwriter/storyteller Harry Chapin with Chapin's son Jason, Chapin's good friend and partner in battling world hunger Bill Ayres, and Rick Korn, director of the documentary. The hour also includes 5 more of Harry's best songs.

Chapinposter1_small Part 2 of 2 spotlighting a 2020 documentary called HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING.  Music host Paul Ingles talks about the late singer/songwriter/storyteller Harry Chapin with Chapin's son Jason, Chapin's good friend and partner in battling world hunger Bill Ayres, and Rick Korn, director of the documentary.  The hour also includes 5 more of Harry's best songs.

PLAYLIST:

Taxi - Harry Chapin (excerpt)
What Made America Famous - Harry Chapin
Cat's In the Cradle - Harry Chapin
Sunday Morning Sunrise - Harry Chapin (excerpt)
A Better Place to Be - Harry Chapin 
When The Music (reprise) - Harry Chapin (excerpt)

Carole King's TAPESTRY...and Then Some

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

Two hour radio program produced by top public radio music documentary producer Paul Ingles that offers a deep dive celebration of the 1971 Carole King masterpiece on its half-century anniversary (February10, 2021). Top music writers and scholars give their intimate reflections on the album, its place in music history, and Carole King's overall career.

Tapestryhorizontal3_small Two hour-long radio program produced by top public radio music documentary producer Paul Ingles that offers a deep dive celebration of the 1971 Carole King masterpiece on its half-century anniversary (February10, 2021).  Top music writers and scholars give their intimate reflections on the album, its place in music history, and Carole King's overall career. 

Featured commentators are Ann Powers of NPR Music, music critic Holly Gleason, Beverly Keel - Dean of the Music and Entertainment Department at Middle Tennessee State University, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone Magazine and American Songwriter editor Paul Zollo.   Carole King is heard also from a 2012 archival interview.

PLAYLIST:  (coming soon)

A Phil Spector Playlist

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

This is the PHIL SPECTOR PLAYLIST hosted by music historian and radio specials producer Paul Ingles. The program marks some recorded highlights of the famed record producer who died of COVID-19, January 16th 2021, on medical release from his prison term for a 2003 murder conviction. Known for both his abuse of drugs, alcohol, and guns, AND his recording inventions, Spector created what became known as "THE WALL OF SOUND" in the studios in the 1960's for some of the famed "girl groups". He then went on to work with many top artists like the Righteous Brothers, Tina Turner, The Beatles, Cher and the Ramones, to name a few.

Phil2_small This is the PHIL SPECTOR PLAYLIST hosted by music historian and radio specials producer Paul Ingles.   The program marks some recorded highlights of the famed record producer who died January 16th 2021 on medical release from his prison term for a 2003 murder conviction.  Spector created what became known as "THE WALL OF SOUND" in the studios in the 1960's for some of the famed "girl groups" then went on to work with many artists like the Righteous Brothers, Tina Turner, The Beatles, Cher and the Ramones, to name a few.

PLAYLIST:  

TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM - The Teddy Bears
SPANISH HARLEM - Ben E.King
PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - Curtis Lee
HE'S A REBEL - The Crystals
THEN HE KISSED ME - The Crystals
BE MY BABY - The Ronettes
BABY I LOVE YOU - The Ronettes
YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING - Righteous Brothers
UNCHAINED MELODY - Righteous Brothers
RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH - Ike + Tina Turner
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - The Beatles
LET IT BE - The Beatles
POWER TO THE PEOPLE - John Lennon
JEALOUS GUY - John Lennon
MY SWEET LORD - George Harrison
WHAT IS LIFE - George Harrison
I LEFT A WOMAN WAITING - Leonard Cohen (excerpt)
ROCK and ROLL HIGH SCHOOL - The Ramones

Musicians' Memorial 2020 - Two Hour Compilation Program

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this two- hour Musicians Memorial 2020 program remembering some of the top musicians who passed away in 2020. This music mix in HOUR 1 includes John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Bill Withers, Justin Townes Earle, Eddie Van Halen, Neal Peart (Rush), Little Richard, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), jazz players Bucky Pizarelli, Ellis Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Tony Allen, and pop stars Kenny Rogers, Helen Reddy and Charley Pride. HOUR 2 has many more notables who passed.

[NOTE: 4 OTHER GENRE-SPECIFIC SPECIALS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE NOW AT PRX. THEY FEATURE POP MUSICIANS, ROCK 'n' ROLL MUSICIANS, SINGER/SONGWRITERS and JAZZ / R+B ARTISTS. THERE IS ALSO A ONE-HOUR PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTING THE TOP NAMES FROM EACH OF THE 4 GENRES, IF THAT'S ALL YOU CAN CLEAR.]

Mm-musicmemorialall_small Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this two- hour Musicians Memorial 2020 program remembering some of the top musicians who passed away in 2020. This music mix in HOUR 1 includes John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver, Bill Withers, Justin Townes Earle, Eddie Van Halen, Neal Peart (Rush), Little Richard, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), jazz players Bucky Pizarelli, Ellis Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Wallace Roney, Tony Allen, and pop stars Kenny Rogers, Helen Reddy and Charley Pride.  HOUR 2 has many more notables who passed.  

PLAYLIST 

HOUR ONE

Miss Otis Regrets - Ellis Marsalis (excerpt)
I Remember Everything - John Prine
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Bucky Pizzarelli
God Only Knows - Helen Reddy
Oh Well, Part 1 - Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green)
I Love Rock N Roll - The Arrows (Allen Merrill)
It's Gonna Be Easy Now - Kenny Rogers
Inception - McCoy Tyner
Harlem River Blues - Justin Townes Earle
Obama Shuffle Strut Blues - Tony Allen / Hugh Masakela
Roll On Mississippi - Charley Pride
Use Me (live) - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Wallace Roney (NOT IN 53:00 VERSION)
Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
Live Forever - Billie Joe Shaver
Eruption - Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen)
The Spirit of Radio - Rush (Neil Peart)
Tutti Fruitti - Little Richard

HOUR TWO

Kool and the Gang - Kool and the Gang
Tossing' and Turnin' - Bobbie Lewis
Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
Treat Her Right - Roy Head
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
Pressure Drop - Toots & The Maytals
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
Hearts Are Gonna Roll - Hal Ketchum
Bigger Then The Beatles - Joe Diffie
Deeper Well - David Olney
Texas, Texas - Eric Taylor
Ozark - Pet Metheny Group (Lyle Mays) (NOT IN 53:00 VERSION)
Soul Makossa - Manu DiBango
Don't It Drive You Crazy - Pointer Sisters (Bonnie Pointer)
In The Ghetto - Mac Davis
Walk Away Renee - Left Banke (Steve Martin Caro)
Walking Through My Dreams at Night - The Pretty Things (Phil May)
Hot Tin Roof - Brian Howe
Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep (Ken Hensley)
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne (Adam Schlesinger)
Don't Want You No More - Spencer Davis Group

A Jethro Tull Christmas With Ian Anderson

From Paul Ingles | 58:51

Seasonal music by the legendary British band Jethro Tull, with humorous commentary by its founder, Ian Anderson.

Ian_anderson_santa_small Multi-instrumental musician, prolific writer, distinctive singer and conspicuous flutist Ian Anderson of the British band Jethro Tull shares colorful Christmas memories, and presents tracks from the "cynical and grumpy" Jethro Tull Christmas Album. Anderson talks about his relationship with the flute and relearning to play the instrument properly after three decades of recording and touring. Broadly classified at times as Progressive Rock, Jethro Tull's music spans many genres including Jazz, Folk, Classical and Blues, in ways that are as rich and brilliant as they are unique. This humorous and engaging one-hour special provides a definite counterpoise to more conventional holiday programming fare, and is well-suited to a wide age range, given Jethro Tull's lengthy and illustrious history which began in the 1960's. The band has produced 30 albums and performed more than 2500 concerts in 40 countries. Engineer and Producer Douglas Grant has also included original blends of a few of the band's recordings which Tull fans may find interesting. The program is newscast compatible, with optional content filling the hh:01-hh:06 slot; there is also a 60sec bed at 28min past the hour for those needing the hole. For full T&C, see the Information for Stations section. 

PLAYLIST:

Witches Promise Jethro Tull Original Masters. Chrysalis Records 1985 :36
Life's A Long Song Jethro Tull 20 Years of Jethro Tull: Highlights. Chrysalis Records 1988 :47
Another Christmas Song Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 02:54
Pavane Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 02:04
A Christmas Song Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 02:47
Holly Herald Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 04:14
Living In The Past Jethro Tull Original Masters. Chrysalis Records 1985 :32
Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square Jethro Tull Stand Up. Reprise Records 1969 :41
Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 03:36
Aqualung Jethro Tull Aqualung. Reprise Records 1971 :02
Bouree Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 04:22
Thick As A Brick Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick. Reprise Records 1972 :42
Ring Out Solstice Bells Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 :48
First Snow On Brooklyn Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 04:47
Inside Jethro Tull Benefit. Reprise Records 1970 :56
Fat Man Jethro Tull Stand Up. Reprise Records 1969 :57
Weathercock Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 04:16
Greensleeved Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 02:37
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 04:32
Birthday Card At Christmas Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 03:35
We Five Kings Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 03:14
Last Man At The Party Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. RandM Records 2003 04:47
Reasons For Waiting Jethro Tull Stand Up. Reprise Records 1969 01:21

YOU SHOULD KNOW BILLY JOE SHAVER

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

YOU SHOULD KNOW BILLY JOE SHAVER is a program about the Texas singer-songwriter who ROLLING STONE magazine called "an outlaw-country pioneer who wrote some of the genre’s greatest songs". Shaver died in Waco, Texas in October 2020 from a stroke at the age of 81. Host Paul Ingles is joined by the writer and music critic Holly Gleason who guides us through this hour that samples Shaver’s own recordings of some of his best, as well as a few of the classic covers of his catalog by other top artists.

Billy_joe_shaver_pub_shot_small YOU SHOULD KNOW BILLY JOE SHAVER is a program about the Texas singer-songwriter who ROLLING STONE magazine called an outlaw-country pioneer who wrote some of the genre’s greatest songs. . Shaver died in Waco, Texas in October 2020 from a stroke at the age of 81.   Host Paul Ingles is joined by the writer and music critic Holly Gleason who guide us through this hour that samples Shaver’s own recordings of some of his best, as well as a few of the classic covers of his catalog by other top artists.

PLAYLIST (coming soon)

YOU SHOULD KNOW JERRY JEFF WALKER

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A program celebrating the life and music of singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker...who died in October of 2020 at the age of 78. Paul Ingles hosts with commentary by music critic Holly Gleason and Peter Cooper of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Jerryjeffwalker_small A program celebrating the life and music of singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker...who died in October of 2020 at the age of 78.   Paul Ingles hosts with commentary by music critic Holly Gleason and Peter Cooper of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

PLAYLIST: (all songs performed by Jerry Jeff Walker unless otherwise noted)

Mr. Bojangles (excerpt)
Let it Ride (excerpt)
Fading Lady (excerpt)
L.A. Freeway (excerpt)
Mr. Bojangles (excerpt) performed by David Bromberg
Mr. Bojangles (excerpt) performed by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Morning Song To Sally
Gypsy Songman
Getting By
Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother
Desperados Waiting For A Train
Jaded Lover
Derby Day
That Old Beat-Up Guitar
Song For The Life

SPRINGSTEEN: Writers' Favorites (Compilation Version)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

"...articulate, thoughtful, moving"

Producer Paul Ingles gathers 7 top music writers to talk about their favorite Bruce Springsteen tracks from the music star's now 6 decade career. The program opens with a track from Springsteen's newest album LETTER TO YOU (released Oct. 23) then moves through a seamless suite of conversation and music from Springsteen's catalogue.

This program is a compilation drawn from a larger three-hour series that Ingles will be releasing around the release of the new Springsteen album, his first with the E Street Band in 6 years.

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"...articulate, thoughtful, moving"

Producer Paul Ingles gathers 7 top music writers to talk about their favorite Bruce Springsteen tracks from the music star's now 6 decade career.  The program opens with a track from Springsteen's newest album LETTER TO YOU (due for release Oct. 23) then moves through a seamless suite of conversation and music from Springsteen's catalogue.
This program is a compilation drawn from a larger three-hour series that Ingles will be releasing around the release of the new Springsteen album, his first with the E Street Band in 6 years. 



PLAYILIST (all songs by Bruce Springsteen - complete plays unless noted as "excerpt")



Ghosts (from LETTER TO YOU)
Growin' Up (Demo)
Fourth of July Asbury Park / Sandy - (excerpt)  / COMMENTARY by GARDNER CAMPBELL
Backstreets (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by ANTHONY DeCURTIS
Born in the USA (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by ASHLEY KAHN
I'm On Fire (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by HOLLY GLEASON
Tunnel of Love (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by JOE BONOMO
Living Proof (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by JIM FUSILLI
Streets of Philadelphia (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by ASHLEY KAHN
Independence Day (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by ANTHONY DeCURTIS
Rosalita (excerpt) / COMMENTARY by HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN
Born To Run / COMMENTARY by HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN
Land of Hope and Dreams / COMMENTARY by PAUL INGLES

Paul Ingles' MUSIC ARCHIVE SHOWCASE #121 - TALK MUSIC WITH ME w/ Producer John Leventhal (Part 1)

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Paul Ingles' Music Archive Showcase series | 59:00

Today on the Music Archive Showcase, the first of a two part visit with top record producer and musician JOHN LEVENTHAL, who’s had a guiding hand in producing records that have been nominated for Grammy Awards 18 times. He's won more than a few awards for records with Shawn Colvin, William Bell, Blind Boys of Alabama and for his wife Rosanne Cash. He’s also played on records by Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Bruce Hornsby, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris , Paul Simon, and dozens more. In this first hour, he plays guest DJ with host Paul Ingles to spotlight just some artists and albums that he thinks helped shape his producing and playing sensibilities.

Leventhal1_small Today on the Music Archive Showcase, the first of a two part visit with top record producer and musician JOHN LEVENTHAL, who’s had a guiding hand in producing records that have been nominated for Grammy Awards 18 times.  He's won more than a few awards for records with Shawn Colvin, William Bell, Blind Boys of Alabama and for his wife Rosanne Cash.  He’s also played on records by Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Bruce Hornsby, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris , Paul Simon, and dozens more.   

In this first hour, he plays guest DJ with host Paul Ingles to spotlight just some artists and albums that he thinks helped shape his producing and playing sensibilities: The Everly Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Little Feat, The Band and more.

PLAYLIST:

So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) - The Everly Brothers
Land of Make Believe - Dionne Warwick
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
I Want It Back - Shawn Colvin (excerpt)
Up on Cripple Creek - The Band
Windy and Warm - Doc and Merle Watson
Fat Man In The Bathtub - Little Feat

Paul Ingles' MUSIC ARCHIVE SHOWCASE #122 - TALK MUSIC WITH ME w/ Producer John Leventhal (Part 2)

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Paul Ingles' Music Archive Showcase series | 59:00

It's our second hour with the multiple award-winning producer and musician John Leventhal, who in hour 1 pointed us to just a few of the albums he heard growing up that he thought helped shape his skills as a producer. Today, we spend the hour listening to a sampling of what John has done with his musician and producer skills... create great records, more than a few of them getting nominated and winning some Grammy awards in collaboration with his wife Rosanne Cash, William Bell, Marc Cohn, Sarah Jarosz, Blind Boys of Alabama and more.

Cash-and-leventhal-2_small This is part 2 of an episode in our occasional series called Talk Music with Me.  It's our second hour with the multiple award-winning producer and musician John Leventhal, who in hour 1 pointed us to just a few of the albums he heard growing up that he thought helped shape his skills as a producer.   Today, we spend the hour listening to a sampling of what John has done with his musician and producer skills... create great records, more than a few of them getting nominated and winning some Grammy awards in collaboration with his wife Rosanne Cash, William Bell, Marc Cohn, Sarah Jarosz, Blind Boys of Alabama and more.   

PLAYLIST:

Steady On - Shawn Colvin
The Facts About Jimmy - Shawn Colvin
Long As I Can See The Light - Marc Cohn
These Arms of Mine - Joan Osborne
A Feather Not A Bird - Rosanne Cash
Night School - Rosanne Cash
The Three of Me - William Bell
Walk In Jerusalem - Blind Boys of Alabama
Orange and Blue - Sarah Jarosz
50,000 Watts (excerpt) - Rosanne Cash

TALK MUSIC WITH ME: Jimmy Carter-Rock 'n' Roll President Documentary

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Talk Music With Me series | 58:59

We talk with music documentary director Mary Wharton and writer Bill Flanagan. They’ve collaborated with others to create the documentary we’re spotlighting today called JIMMY CARTER, ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT... which looks at how the 39th president’s fondness for music of all kinds really helped drive his successful campaign for president in 1976 and also was in evidence during his presidency as he hosted many great musicians at the White House.

Cartermovieimage_small We talk with music documentary director Mary Wharton and writer Bill Flanagan.  They’ve collaborated with others to create the documentary we’re spotlighting today called JIMMY CARTER, ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT... which looks at how the 39th president’s fondness for music of all kinds really helped drive his successful campaign for president in 1976 and also was in evidence during his presidency as he hosted many great musicians at the White House. 

The Wild Ride of Jerry Lee Lewis

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Music documentarian Paul Ingles presents an exploration and celebration of the music and often times controversial story of rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis with music critics Joe Bonomo, Anthony DeCurtis, and Mark Kemp. Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 marks Jerry Lee Lewis' 85th Birthday.

Jerry_lee_lewis2_small Music documentarian Paul Ingles presents an exploration and celebration of the music and often times controversial road of rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis with music critics Joe Bonomo, Anthony DeCurtis, and Mark Kemp.  Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 marks Jerry Lee Lewis' 85th Birthday. 

PLAYLIST: (all performed by Jerry Lee Lewis - some not in 54:00 program)

LEWIS BOOGIE (LIVE IN HAMBURG)
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE (EXCERPT)
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON  (EXCERPT)
LOVIN' UP A STORM (EXCERPT)
WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS (EXCERPT)
WORKING MAN BLUES 
CRAZY ARMS
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (LIVE IN HAMBURG)(EXCERPT)
I GET THE BLUES WHEN IT RAINS (EXCERPT)
I'VE BEEN TWISTIN' (EXCERPT)
WHAT'D I SAY?
LONG TALL SALLY (LIVE IN HAMBURG)
WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
39 AND HOLDING (LIVE IN AUSTIN)
HE LOOKED BEYOND MY FAULT
SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN
I GET THE BLUES WHEN IT RAINS (EXCERPT)

The Wild Ride of Jerry Lee Lewis (extended edition)

From Paul Ingles | 01:28:59

An 89 minute version of THE WILD RIDE OF JERRY LEE LEWIS. (There is a 59:00 / 54:00 version at PRX as well - see link in station info).

Music documentarian Paul Ingles presents an exploration and celebration of the music and often times controversial story of rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis with music critics Joe Bonomo, Anthony DeCurtis, and Mark Kemp. Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 marks Jerry Lee Lewis' 85th Birthday.

Jll_book_small Music documentarian Paul Ingles presents an exploration and celebration of the music and often times controversial story of rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis with music critics Joe Bonomo, Anthony DeCurtis, and Mark Kemp. Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 marks Jerry Lee Lewis' 85th Birthday.

PLAYLIST (ALL PERFORMED BY JERRY LEE LEWIS)

LEWIS BOOGIE (LIVE IN HAMBURG)
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE (EXCERPT)
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON  (EXCERPT)
LOVIN' UP A STORM (EXCERPT)
WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS (EXCERPT)
WORKING MAN BLUES 
CRAZY ARMS
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (LIVE IN HAMBURG)
I GET THE BLUES WHEN IT RAINS (EXCERPT)
I'VE BEEN TWISTIN' (EXCERPT)
BREATHLESS
HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES
WHAT'D I SAY?
LONG TALL SALLY (LIVE IN HAMBURG)
WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
ANOTHER PLACE, ANOTHER TIME
ONCE MORE WITH FEELING
39 AND HOLDING (LIVE IN AUSTIN)
IN THE MOOD (EXCERPT)
HE LOOKED BEYOND MY FAULT
THAT KIND OF FOOL
SICK AND TIRED
THAT LUCKY OLD SUN
SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN
I GET THE BLUES WHEN IT RAINS (EXCERPT)

The Emergence of Janis Joplin (2 Hours)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

Music documentarian Paul Ingles presents a 2-hour exploration and celebration of the music of rock legend Janis Joplin featuring author Holly George-Warren who wrote the 2019 book JANIS: HER LIFE AND MUSIC. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Janis from a drug overdose (10/4/70).

Janisfrontcover_small Music documentarian Paul Ingles presents a 2-hour exploration and celebration of the music of rock legend Janis Joplin featuring author Holly George-Warren who wrote the 2019 book JANIS: HER LIFE AND MUSIC.  2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Janis from a drug overdose (10/4/70).

Playlist (coming soon)

YOU SHOULD KNOW JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE: An Appreciation (2 hour version)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

A deeper dive into the career of critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle, This program contains a thoughtful, heart-felt survey of some of his most intriguing and revealing music. The program includes comments from music critic Holly Gleason and writer/musician Nick Marcotte. Archival interviews with both Justin Townes Earle and his father Steve Earle are also heard. Justin Townes Earle died August 20, 2020 at the age of 38. (there is also a one hour version of this program at PRX: https://exchange.prx.org/pieces/336628)

Jte-sitting_small A deeper dive into the career of critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle, This program contains a thoughtful, heart-felt survey of some of his most intriguing and revealing music.  The program includes comments from music critic Holly Gleason and writer/musician Nick Marcotte.  Archival interviews with both Justin Townes Earle and his father Steve Earle are also heard.   Justin Townes Earle died August 20, 2020 at the age of 38.   

PLAYLIST: (Coming Soon)

You Should Know Justin Townes Earle: An Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle is celebrated in an hour long retrospective of his musical journey, including comments from music critic Holly Gleason and writer/musician Nick Marcotte. Archival interviews with both Justin Townes Earle and his father Steve Earle are also heard. Justin Townes Earle died August 20, 2020 at the age of 38.

Justin_small Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle is celebrated in an hour long retrospective of his musical journey, including comments from music critic Holly Gleason and writer/musician Nick Marcotte.  Archival interviews with both Justin Townes Earle and his father Steve Earle are also heard.  Jutin Townes Earle died August 20, 2020 at the age of 38.

PLAYLIST:  

All JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE (except where noted - some songs excluded from 54:00 version)

Movin' On (excerpt)
Looking For A Place To Land
Harlem River Blues
Little Rock 'n' Roller (Steve Earle)
15-25
Mama's Eyes
Same Old Stagolee (excerpt)
They Killed John Henry (excerpt)
Mornings In Memphis
Someday I'll Be Forgiven For This (excerpt)
The Good Life
Champagne Corolla (excerpt)
I Was The Devil (excerpt)
The Saint Of Lost Causes (excerpt)
Talking to Myself
Far Away In Another Town

Little Richard: Rock 'n' Roll's Wild Child - An Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A celebration of the whirlwind of early music produced by Richard Penniman, LITTLE RICHARD, who passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 87. In the 1950's and early 1960's, Little Richard threw down the definition of rock ‘n’ roll with a dizzying parade of landmark recordings that have forever been the measuring stick for performers to come later who really wanted to rock. Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this hour, that includes top music writers commenting on the power of Little Richard's impact on a style of music that will never die.

Rs-248536-rs-little-richard_small A celebration of the whirlwind of  early music produced by Richard Penniman, LITTLE RICHARD, who passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 87.  In the 1950's and early 1960's, Little Richard threw down the definition of rock ‘n’ roll with a dizzying parade of landmark recordings that have forever been the measuring stick for performers to come later who really wanted to rock.   Music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this hour, that includes top music writers commenting on the power of Little Richard's impact on a style of music that will never die.  Featured commentators are Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Ann Powers (NPR Music), Ashley Kahn (NY Music Writer), and David Kirby (Little Richard Biographer).

The Emergence of John Prine (2 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

The 2-Hour version of a documentary music special spotlighting the early career and on-going musical journey of the beloved songwriter and performer John Prine. Produced by music historian Paul Ingles with the help of a panel of musicians and music writers.

John-prine_small The 2-Hour version of a documentary music special spotlighting the early career and on-going musical journey of the beloved songwriter and performer John Prine.  Produced by music historian Paul Ingles with the help of a panel of musicians and music writers. Commentators include Bonnie Raitt, Sara Watkins, Mark Kemp, Beverly Keel, Peter Case, Holly Gleason, Paul Zollo, Peter Cooper and John Kruth.  Also archival recordings of John Prine through the years are included.

John Prine passed away Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020 from complications of the corona virus. 

PLAYLIST COMING  (All John Prine - Unless noted otherwise) (** - omitted from 53 minute version)

HOUR ONE

Hello In There (From POSTMAN ALWAYS DELIVERS)
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Any More (Live - 2010)
Aw Heck (Live) **
Sam Stone
Spanish Pipedream (excerpt)
Angel From Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt with John Prine - (Live)
Souvenirs
Dear Abbey (Live)
Saddle in the Rain (excerpt)
Automobile (excerpt)
Picture Show
Long Monday (Live)
Summer's End

HOUR TWO

Illegal Smile
Glory of True Love (Live)
Knockin' on Your Screen Door
Oldest Baby In The World (Live)
In Spite of Ourselves (w/ Iris Dement)
Donald and Lydia
Paradise
Sweet Revenge (excerpt)
The Bottomless Lake (Live)
Jesus The Missing Years   **  / I Have Met My Love Today (in 53:00 version)
Space Monkey (excerpt)
Hello In There (Live - You Tube Recording)
When I Get To Heaven


The Emergence of John Prine (1 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

John Prine passed away Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020 from complications of the corona virus.

This 1-Hour version of a documentary music special spotlighting the early career and on-going musical journey of the beloved songwriter and performer John Prine. Produced by music historian Paul Ingles with the help of a panel of musicians and music writers.

There is also a 2-Hour (highly recommended) version of this program available at PRX. http://exchange.prx.org/pieces/315695-the-emergence-of-john-prine-2-hour-version

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John Prine passed away Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020 from complications of the corona virus.

This is a documentary music special spotlighting the early career and on-going musical journey of the beloved songwriter and performer John Prine.  Produced by music historian Paul Ingles with the help of a panel of musicians and music writers. Commentators include Bonnie Raitt, Sara Watkins, Mark Kemp, Beverly Keel, Peter Case, Holly Gleason, Paul Zollo, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Cooper and John Kruth.  Also archival recordings of John Prine through the years are included.

There is also a 2-Hour (highly recommended) version of this program available at PRX.   http://exchange.prx.org/pieces/315695-the-emergence-of-john-prine-2-hour-version

PLAYLIST ** indicates a song is not in the 53:00 version

Hello In There (From POSTMAN ALWAYS DELIVERS)
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Any More (Live - 2010)
Sam Stone
Spanish Pipedream (excerpt)
Angel From Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt with John Prine - (Live)
Souvenirs
Dear Abbey (Live)
Saddle in the Rain (excerpt)
Automobile (excerpt)
Picture Show (excerpt)
Long Monday (Live excerpt)
Hello In There (Live - You Tube Recording)
When I Get To Heaven ** / Summer's End in 53:00 Version

The Emergence of James Taylor (3 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 02:56:59

A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

James-taylor_small A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music, music writer Mark Kemp and musician David Gans.  Also included are comments from James Taylor himself from his 2020 spoken memoir called BREAK SHOT produced by Audible – available at Audible.com and Amazon.  (Used by permission)

Hour 1 covers JT's early life and his first two albums - JAMES TAYLOR and SWEET BABY JAMES.

Hour 2 covers some of his most famous recording years between 1971 and 1977.

Hour 3 looks at recordings between 1979 to the present day. 

The Emergence of James Taylor (2 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical output spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

James-taylor-iconic-image_small A program exploring and celebrating the career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his prolific musical spanning 6 decades. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as a major music figure.

Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music, music writer Mark Kemp and musician David Gans.  Also included are comments from James Taylor himself from his 2020 spoken memoir called BREAK SHOT produced by Audible – available at Audible.com and Amazon.  (Used by permission)

Hour 1 covers JT's early life and his first two albums - JAMES TAYLOR and SWEET BABY JAMES.

Hour 2 covers some of his most famous recording years between 1971 to the present.

The Emergence of James Taylor (1-hour version)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A program exploring and celebrating the early career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor. Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts from his first two albums. This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James" which established him as an important musician.

Sweetbabyjamescover2_small A program exploring and celebrating the early and on-going career of singer/songwriting legend James Taylor.  Musicians, music writers and fans offer thoughtful comments that are mixed in with JT classics and less-well-known album cuts.   This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Taylor's first major US release "Sweet Baby James."

Featured commentators include musician and recording engineer Dave Blackburn, Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine. Paul Zollo musician and editor of American Songwriter magazine, music writer Holly George-Warren, musician and producer Larry Klein, Ann Powers of NPR Music, music writer Mark Kemp and musician David Gans.  Also included are comments from James Taylor himself from his 2020 spoken memoir called BREAK SHOT produced by Audible – available at Audible.com and Amazon.   

The 2019 Musicians Memorial Special (Two-Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 01:59:00

Each year we lose more greats from the music world. Music historian Paul Ingles presents 2019's edition of the Musician's Memorial Special featuring music and tributes to Dr. John, Art Neville, Ric Ocasek, Little Feat's Paul Barrere, Ginger Baker, Leon Redbone, Dave Bartholomew, Nibsey Hussle, Eddie Money, Roky Erickson, Clydie King and many more.

2019special_small Each year we lose more greats from the music world.  Year's end seems the perfect time to show our gratitude, love and thanks to them.  In recent years, music documentarian Paul Ingles has produced the year-end compilation that bids a proper and fond farewell to some of the best-loved artists.  2019's edition features music and tributes to Dr. John, Art Neville, Ric Ocasek, Little Feat's Paul Barrere, Ginger Baker, Leon Redbone, Dave Bartholomew, Nibsey Hussle, Eddie Money, Roky Erickson, Clydie King and many more.

PLAYLIST

The Heart of the Matter - Pegi Young
One of Those Good For Crying Over You Days - Clydie King
I Ain't Blue - Willie Murphy
I Can't Stop Baby - Mike Ledbetter / Mike Welch
Summer of '42 - Michel LeGrande
Miserlou - Dick Dale 
30 Century Man - Scott Walker 
Who's Dat Looking - The English Beat (Ranking Roger)
Grinding All My Life - Nibsey Hussle 
I Want to Be Seduced - Leon Redbone  
Starry Eyes - Roky Erickson 
Such A Night - The Band with Dr. John 
Dela - Johnny Clegg 
Fire on the Bayou - The Funky Meters with Art Neville 
Country Boy - Dave  Bartholomew 
Maybe I'm The Only One For Me - Daniel Berman / Purple Mountains 
Skin It Back - Little Feat (Paul Barerre)
BREAK MUSIC - Old Folks Boogie - Little Feat
For Pete's Sake - The Monkees (Peter Tork) 
Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers
Heaven - Chambers Brothers 
Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Stay -   Danny & The Juniors  1:25
We Believe in Happy Endings - Earl Thomas Conley w/ Emmylou Harris
Really, Really Happy - The Muffs  
It's My Life - Talk Talk
Life's What You Make It - Talk Talk
The Look - Roxette 
Sleeping In My Car - Roxette
I Don't Have The Heart - James Ingram 
Hungry - Paul Revere & The Raiders (Hal Blaine)
Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett (Jimmy Johnson) 
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream (Ginger Baker)
True Love Will Find You In The End -  Daniel Johnston
Everybody Rock 'n' Roll The Place - Eddie Money 
Just What I Needed - Cars (Ric Ocasek) 
Saddle Up The Grey - New Lost City Ramblers (John Cohen) 
Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter) 
Ripple - The Persuasions (Jerry Lawson) 

The 2019 Musicians Memorial Special (One-Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Each year we lose more greats from the music world. Music historian Paul Ingles presents 2019's edition of the Musician's Memorial Special featuring music and tributes to Dr. John, Art Neville, Ric Ocasek, Little Feat's Paul Barrere, Ginger Baker, Leon Redbone, Dave Bartholomew, Nibsey Hussle, Eddie Money, Roky Erickson, Clydie King and many more. This is the one hour version.

2019special_small Each year we lose more greats from the music world.  Year's end seems the perfect time to show our gratitude, love and thanks to them.  In recent years, music documentarian Paul Ingles has produced the year-end compilation that bids a proper and fond farewell to some of the best-loved artists.  2019's edition features music and tributes to Dr. John, Art Neville, Ric Ocasek, Little Feat's Paul Barrere, Ginger Baker, Leon Redbone, Dave Bartholomew, Nibsey Hussle, Eddie Money, Roky Erickson, Clydie King and many more.

PLAYLIST:

One of Those Good For Crying Over You Days - Clydie King  2:05
I Ain't Blue - Willie Murphy  2:44
Miserlou - Dick Dale  1:24
30 Century Man - Scott Walker  1:08
Who's Dat Looking - The English Beat (Ranking Roger) 1:06
Grinding All My Life - Nibsey Hussle  1:38
I Want to Be Seduced - Leon Redbone   2:40
Starry Eyes - Roky Erickson  2:10
Such A Night - The Band with Dr. John  3:21
Dela - Johnny Clegg  2:25
Fire on the Bayou - The Funky Meters with Art Neville  1:16
Country Boy - Dave  Bartholomew   1:57
Maybe I'm The Only One For Me - Daniel Berman / Purple Mountains  2:00
Skin It Back - Little Feat (Paul Barerre)  2:02
For Pete's Sake - The Monkees (Peter Tork)  1:39
Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers  :58
Heaven - Chambers Brothers  2:10
Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Stay -   Danny & The Juniors  1:25
Really, Really Happy - The Muffs   1:52
The Look - Roxette   1:00
Sleeping In My Car - Roxette  1:18
I Don't Have The Heart - James Ingram  1:11
Hungry - Paul Revere & The Raiders (Hal Blaine)  1:47
Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett (Jimmy Johnson)  1:12
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream (Ginger Baker)  2:30
Everybody Rock 'n' Roll The Place - Eddie Money  1:16
Just What I Needed - Cars (Ric Ocasek)  2:08
Saddle Up The Grey - New Lost City Ramblers (John Cohen)  1:26
Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead (Robert Hunter)  2:27
Ripple - The Persuasions (Jerry Lawson)  1:46

The Emergence of Emmylou Harris (3 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 02:59:01

The musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this extended play, three-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles.

Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Watkins, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel. Also, archival interviews with Emmylou Harris. Over 50 songs featuring Emmylou are sampled.

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The musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this extended play, three-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles.   This version can be broadcast, but there will be 2-hour and 1-hour edits provided in the weeks ahead.

Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Sara Watkins, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel.

The Emergence of Emmylou Harris (2 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

The remarkable musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this two-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles.

Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Watkins, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel. Also archival interviews with Emmylou Harris. 50 songs featuring Emmylou are sampled.

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The remarkable musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this extended play, three-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles. 

Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Sara Watkins, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel.

PLAYLIST:

HOUR 1

ALL EMMYLOU HARRIS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Before Believing
Luxury Liner
I Remember You - Steve Earle
My Dear Companion - The Trio
Blackhawk
May This Be Love
Michaelangelo
She - Doug Seegers
Bang The Drum Slowly
That's All It Took - Gram Parsons
Sweep Out The Attic - Gram Parsons
Return of the Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
The Road
Love Hurts - Gram Parsons
I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You - Linda Ronstadt
Bluebird Wine
Boulder to Birmingham
Ooh Las Vegas
Shop Around
Pancho and Lefty
Making Believe
Songbird
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
Easy From Now On
Two More Bottles of Wine

HOUR 2

Mary Danced With Soldiers - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/ Emmylou
I Don't Have to Crawl
One More Cup of Coffee - Bob Dylan
Star of Bethlehem - Neil Young
Trapeze - Patty Griffin
The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Dawn
Silver Threads and Golden Needles - Dolly Parton
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
The Ballad of Sally Rose
To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Trio
My Dear Companion - The Trio
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind - The Trio
My Father's House
Tougher Than The Rest
Wrecking Ball
Orphan Girl
Goodbye
I Don't Want To Talk About It
Red Dirt Girl
Here I Am
Cup of Kindness
Hard Bargain
The Traveling Kind
She

The Emergence of Emmylou Harris (1 Hour Version)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

The remarkable musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this one-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles.

Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Watkins, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel.

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The remarkable musical journey of Emmylou Harris is explored in this extended play, three-hour version of a special from music documentarian Paul Ingles. 

Guests include musicians Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Sara Watkins, Peter Cooper and David Gans and writers and scholars writers and scholars Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Holly George-Warren, Mark Kemp and Beverly Keel.

All Hail The Night Tripper: An Appreciation of Dr. John

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Music historian Paul Ingles takes listeners through a heart-felt retrospective of New Orleans music-legend Mac Rebennack - best known as Dr. John. Rebennack died Thursday, June 6, 2019 from a heart attack at the age of 77. The LA Times heralded him as "a chief architect of the New Orleans sound."

Drjohn_small Music historian Paul Ingles takes listeners through a heart-felt retrospective of New Orleans music-legend Mac Rebennack - best known as Dr. John.  Rebennack died Thursday, June 6, 2019 from a heart attack at the age of 77.  The LA Times heralded him as "a chief architect of the New Orleans sound."

PLAYLIST:

In A Sentimental Mood (excerpt)
Right Place, Wrong Time
Such A Night
Let the Good Times Roll
Don't Leave Me This Way (not in 53;00 Show)
Everything I Do Gon' Be Funky
Mac's Boogie (excerpt) (not in 53:00 Show)
The Bare Necessities 
Accentuate the Positive
Makin' Whoopee
Time for a Change
Must Be A Better Place Somewhere
Peace Brother Peace (not in 53:00 Show)
Tipitina (Live)
Wild Honey (Live)
My Buddy (Live)

Early Elton: An Elton John Appreciation (Hour 1)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from 8 remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973. Special is timed to synch with the new Elton John biopic "Rocketman" just released and doing well with the public and reviewers.

220px-elton__john_-_honky_ch_teau_small A lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from 8 remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973.  Special is timed to synch with the new Elton John biopic "Rocketman" released to theaters in 2019, and diong well with the public and reviewers.

Music historian Paul Ingles hosts members of the Early Elton Trio, based in New York City, talking about the charm, power and depth of the music Elton John made in the early days of his lengthy career.  The spotlight is on these 8 albums: Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, Friends, 11-17-70, Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player, and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Members of the Early Elton Trio are Jeff Kazee, John Conti, and Rich Pagano.

PLAYLIST COMING:

Early Elton: An Elton John Appreciation (Hour 2)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Optional Hour Two of the lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from 8 remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973. Special is timed to synch with the new Elton John biopic "Rocketman" that was released to theaters May 31, 2019. It's doing well with movie-goers and reviewers and will be getting attention right up to Oscar time in 2020.

Early_elton2_small A lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from 8 remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973.  Special is timed to synch with the new Elton John biopic "Rocketman" being released to theaters Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

Music historian Paul Ingles hosts members of the Early Elton Trio, based in New York City, talking about the charm, power and depth of the music Elton John made in the early days of his lengthy career.  The spotlight is on these 8 albums: Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection, Friends, 11-17-70, Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau, Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player, and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Songs from each are played.

Members of the Early Elton Trio are Jeff Kazee, John Conti, and Rich Pagano.

PLAYLIST COMING:

Remembering Hal Blaine - Session Drumming Sensation

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

America's top session drummer for over 50 years is honored in a music-filled hour from music historian Paul Ingles.

Hal-blaine_small Hal Blaine has passed away.  The country's top session drummer drove the beat to our favorite songs by The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, the Association, the Mamas and Papas, Glen Campbell, the  Monkees, the Grass Roots, America, Elvis, Emmylou Harris, Roy Orbison, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan and more.  Blaine estimates he played on 6,000 records!

Music historian Paul Ingles lines up 17 of HIS favorites for your listeners and provides stories and commentary about the humble and largely unheralded beat-keeper.  Several clips from Blaine interviews are also included (courtesy of TheSessions.org).  Blaine died at the age of 90, March 11, 2019.

PLAYLIST:

Hungry - Paul Revere & The Raiders
Cecilia - SImon & Garfunkle
Bossa Nova Baby - Elvis Presley
California Girls - Beach Boys
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees
Holly Holy - Neil Diamond
Out of LImits - The Marketts
Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Let's Live For Today - The Grass Roots (only in 59:00 program)
No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) - The T-Bones
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
Galveston - Glen Campbell (only in 59:00 program)
Any World (That I'm Welcome To) - Steely Dan
Ventura Highway - America
That's Life - Frank Sinatra


The 2018 Musician Memorial Special

From Paul Ingles | 58:58

The 2018 MUSICIAN MEMORIAL SPECIAL honoring Aretha Franklin, Tony Joe White, Dolores O'Riordan, Roy Hargrove, Mac Miller, Roy Clark, Marty Balin and more who left us in 2018.

2018poster_small The 2018 MUSICIAN MEMORIAL SPECIAL honors Aretha Franklin, Tony Joe White, Dolores O'Riordan, Roy Clark, Marty Balin and more who left us in 2018.  Also noted, Yvonne Staples, Pete Shelley, Avicii, Mac Miller, Morgana King, Randy Weston, Otis Rush, Ed King, DJ Fontana, Geoff Emerick and Roy Hargrove.

PLAYLIST:

Today
Plastic Fantastic Lover - Marty Balin / Jefferson Airplane

Homework
All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Otis Rush

Levels - Avicii

My Favorite Part - Mac Miller

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Ed King)

Thank God and Greyhound - Roy Clark

Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley (DJ Fontana)

Speak Low - Roy Hargrove

Summertime - Randy Weston

They Can't Take That Away From Me - Morgana King

You Got To Earn It - Staple Singers (Yvonne Staples)

Linger
(excerpt)
Put Me Down - The Cranberries (Dolores O'Riordan)

What Do I Get 
(excerpt)
Love You More - Buzzcocks (Pete Shelley)

Polk Salad Annie
(excerpt)
Rich Woman Blues - Tony Joe White

She Said She Said (excerpt) - The Beatles (Geoff Emerick)

Hold Your Head Up (excerpt) - Argent (Bassist Jim Rodford)

Save Your Love (excerpt) - Jackson 5 (Joseph Jackson)

Precious Lord
Today I Sing The Blues
Dr. Feelgood
I've Never Loved A Man
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin

Some RESPECT for Aretha

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Aretha Franklin's over 6 decade career is recalled by music documentarian Paul Ingles and a panel of music writers and commentators.

Aretha-franklin_small Aretha Franklin's over 6 decade career is recalled by music documentarian Paul Ingles and a panel of music writers and commentators in the wake of Aretha's August 2018 passing at the age of 76.

Featured in the program are 20 of Aretha's legendary performances and commentary from Ann Powers of NPR Music, Writer and educator Rob Bowman, writer Ashley Kahn, writer and musician John Kruth, and public radio host Gwen Thompkins.

The 2017 Musician Memorial Hour

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Some of the prominent popular musicians who passed away in 2017 are celebrated in a one-hour special hosted by public radio music historian Paul Ingles. Music included from Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Tom Petty, Glen Campbell and more.

Inmemoriamgraphic2017_small Some of the prominent popular musicians who passed away in 2017 are celebrated in a one-hour special hosted by public radio music historian Paul Ingles.  Music included from Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman, Tom Petty, Glen Campbell, J. Geils, Pat Dinizio, and Paul Buckmaster.

Playlist:

Maybelline- Chuck Berry
School Days - Chuck Berry
The Fat Man - Fats Domino
I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
First I Look at the Purse - J. Geils Band
Homework - J. Geils Band
Heart of Stone - Gregg Allman
Not My Cross To Bear - Allman Brothers
Black Hole Sun - Chris Cornell
Have Mercy on the Criminal - Elton John (w the late Paul Buckmaster) (onlyin 59:00 version)
Galveston - Glen Campbell
Everything That Touches You - Pat Dinizio
Breakdown - Tom Petty
Fooled Again - Tom Petty
Room At The Top - Tom Petty

HIS BLUE HEAVEN: A FATS DOMINO APPRECIATION

From Paul Ingles | 58:58

FATS DOMINO, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away October 24, 2017 of natural causes at the age of 89. Music historian and documentarian PAUL INGLES has produced a 59:00 special that showcases Fat's legendary performances. It is a music-intensive hour with heart-felt and informational commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Scott Freiman, Nick Spitzer, Ben Sandmill, Rick Coleman and others.

Fatsdomino-mezz_small FATS DOMINO, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89.  Music historian and documentarian PAUL INGLES has produced a 59:00 special that showcases Fat's legendary performances.  It is a music-intensive hour with heart-felt and informational commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Scott Freiman, Nick Spitzer, Ben Sandmill, Rick Coleman and others.

Room At The Top: A Tom Petty Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and Esquire Magazine's Jeff Slate join Paul Ingles for a thoughtful and heart-felt review of the special qualities that made the late Tom Petty such an important figure in rock 'n' roll. Music from throughout Tom's 40 year career is featured.

Tom-petty_small Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and Esquire Magazine's Jeff Slate join Paul Ingles for a thoughtful and heart-felt review of the special qualities that made the late Tom Petty such an important figure in rock 'n' roll.  Music from throughout Tom's 40 year career is featured.

Playlist:

All Right For Now
Good To Be King (excerpt)
Breakdown
Fooled Again (And I Don’t Like It)
Listen To Her Heart
I Need To Know
Even The Losers
Change of Heart (Excerpt)
You Got Lucky
Southern Accents
Jammin’ Me
Free Fallin’
Face In The Crowd (Excerpt)
Cool Dry Place – Traveling Wilburys (Excerpt)
Last Night – Traveling Wilburys
Something in the Air
You Wreck Me
Romm At The Top

Tom Petty - Live and Kickin' It: An Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

Legendary musician TOM PETTY, leader of one of America's top rock 'n' roll bands for over 40 years, passed away Monday, October 2 from a cardiac event. This special hosted by music historian Paul Ingles showcases some of Tom's legendary live performances. Music Intensive. 59:00 / 54:00 lengths.

Tompetty_small Legendary musician TOM PETTY, leader of one of America's top rock 'n' roll bands for nearly 5 decades, passed away Monday, October 2 from a cardiac event.  This special hosted by music historian Paul Ingles showcases some of Tom's legendary live performances.  Music Intensive. 

Playlist:

59:00 Version

Echo
Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
American Girl
Don’t Let Me Down (excerpt)
Keeping Me Alive
Cry To Me
Honey Bee
I’m A Man
I Got A Woman
Room At The Top (excerpt)
Shadow of A Doubt
Handle With Care
Saving Grace
Mystic Eyes 

54:00 Version

Wildflowers (excerpt)
Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll
So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
American Girl
Don’t Let Me Down (excerpt)
Keeping Me Alive
Cry To Me
Honey Bee
I’m A Man
I Got A Woman
Room At The Top (excerpt)
Shadow of A Doubt
Handle With Care
Saving Grace
Mystic Eyes  

The Emergence of Linda Ronstadt

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans. Plus archival interviews with Linda. Paul Ingles hosts.

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The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans. 

Features hits and deep album cuts (44 songs included in the two-hour version) from all her many genre explorations and  commentary from Peter Asher, JD Souther, Maria Muldaur, John Boylan, and others plus Linda herself.  

Hosted by Paul Ingles, who brought you "The Emergence..." episodes on Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Otis Redding and more.  Also album specials on each major release by The Beatles.  

Playlist (All Linda Ronstadt Albums Unless Otherwise Noted)

One Hour Version

Colorado - (from) Don't Cry Now (excerpt)
Por Un Amor - Canciones de mi Padre (excerpt)
Someone To Watch Over Me - What's New (excerpt)
Lover's Return - Complete Trio Collection (excerpt)
Los Laureles - Canciones di mi Padre (excerpt)
Different Drum – Evergreen, Vol. 2 (Stone Poneys) (excerpt)
Louise – Silk Purse (excerpt)
Long, Long Time – Silk Purse
Kate – The Best of Linda Ronstadt – The Capitol Years (excerpt)
I Still Miss Someone – Linda Ronstadt (excerpt)
Rock Me On The Water – Linda Ronstadt (excerpt)
Don't Cry Now – Don’t Cry Now (excerpt)
Heart Like A Wheel – Heart Like A Wheel (excerpt)
You’re No Good – Heart Like A Wheel (excerpt)
When Will I Be Loved – Heart Like A Wheel (excerpt)
Faithless Love – Heart Like A Wheel (excerpt)
Heatwave – Prisoner In Disguise (excerpt)
Prisoner In Disguise – Prisoner In Disguise
Many Rivers To Cross – Prisoner In Disguise (excerpt)
Someone To Lay Down Beside Me – Hasten Down The Wind
Hasten Down The Wind – Hasten Down The Wind
That'll Be The Day – Hasten Down The Wind (excerpt)
Tumbling Dice – Simple Dreams (excerpt)
Blue Bayou – Simple Dreams (excerpt)
Girls Talk – Mad Love (excerpt)
Justine – Mad Love(excerpt)
Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry – What’s New? (excerpt)
Frenesi – Frenesi (excerpt)
Ruler of My Heart – We Ran (excerpt)
Adios – Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (excerpt)


Two Hour Version

Colorado - (from) Don't Cry Now
Por Un Amor - Canciones de mi Padre (excerpt)
Rescue Me - Linda Ronstadt (excerpt)
If He's Ever Near - Hasten Down The Wind (excerpt)
I Can't Let Go - Get Closer (excerpt)
How Do I Make You - Mad Love (excerpt)
Someone To Watch Over Me - What's New (excerpt)
Los Laureles - Canciones di mi Padre (excerpt)
Lover's Return - Complete Trio Collection (excerpt)
Down So Low - Hasten Down The Wind
That'll Be The Day – Hasten Down The Wind (excerpt)
Lovesick Blues - Silk Purse (excerpt)
Different Drum – Evergreen, Vol. 2 (Stone Poneys)
Louise – Silk Purse (excerpt)
Long, Long Time – Silk Purse
Kate – The Best of Linda Ronstadt – The Capitol Years (excerpt)
I Still Miss Someone – Linda Ronstadt (excerpt)
Rock Me On The Water – Linda Ronstadt
Don't Cry Now - Don't Cry Now
Desperado – Don’t Cry Now (excerpt)
I Believe in You – Don’t Cry Now (excerpt)
You’re No Good – Heart Like A Wheel
Faithless Love – Heart Like A Wheel
When Will I Be Loved – Heart Like A Wheel
Heart Like A Wheel – Heart Like A Wheel
Heatwave – Prisoner In Disguise (excerpt)
Prisoner In Disguise – Prisoner In Disguise
Many Rivers To Cross – Prisoner In Disguise
The Sweetest Gift – Prisoner In Disguise (excerpt)
Someone To Lay Down Beside Me – Hasten Down The Wind
Hasten Down The Wind – Hasten Down The Wind
Try Me Again – Hasten Down The Wind (excerpt)
Tumbling Dice – Simple Dreams (excerpt)
Blue Bayou – Simple Dreams
World I Never Made – unreleased
Cost of Love – Mad Love (excerpt)
Girls Talk – Mad Love (excerpt)
Justine – Mad Love(excerpt)
Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry – What’s New? (excerpt)
Skylark – Lush Life (excerpt)
Frenesi – Frenesi (excerpt)
Ruler of My Heart – We Ran (excerpt)
Adios – Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (excerpt)

Why Monterey Pop Mattered

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

An appreciation of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, generally recognized as the first pop or rock festival of all-time. It featured 33 acts in 3 days in June in 1967 and catapulted stars like Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Who and Jimi Hendrix into the American media spotlight. A panel of music writers and photographers join festival co-producer Lou Adler, documentary filmmaker DA Pennebaker, guitarist Steve Cropper, and Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane to discuss what was so special about Monterey Pop with host Paul Ingles.

Hendrix_small An appreciation of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, generally recognized as the first pop or rock festival of all-time.  It featured 33 acts in 3 days in June in 1967 and catapulted stars like Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Who and Jimi Hendrix into the American media spotlight.  A panel of music writers and photographers join festival co-producer Lou Adler, documentary filmmaker DA Pennebaker, guitarist Steve Cropper, and Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane to discuss what was so special about Monterey Pop with host Paul Ingles.

Playlist coming

Ten For Gregg: A Gregg Allman Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

Music historian Paul Ingles hosts a panel of other music writers and fans remembering the musical legacy of Gregg Allman, who died May 27, 2017 at the age of 69.

Allman_small Music historian Paul Ingles hosts a panel of other music writers and fans remembering the musical legacy of Gregg Allman, who died May 27, 2017 at the age of 69.

Both Allman's classic tracks with the Allman Brothers Band and from his several solo albums are highlighted in their entireties.  Woven among the songs are recorded comments from former broadcast journalists Steve Pendlebury and Michael Weinfeld, and music author Holly George-Warren, and written comments from Wall Street Journal music critic Jim Fusilli and musician Warren Haynes.  An excerpt from a Gregg Allman interview is also included.

Playlist:

1.       Multi-Colored Lady

2.       Heart of Stone

3.       Don’t Want You No More

4.    Not My Cross To Bear

5.       Les Brers In A Minor (excerpt)

6.       You Don’t Love Me (excerpt)

7.       Trouble No More

8.       Come and Go Blues

9.       Little By Little (excerpt)

10.    Just Another Rider

11.    Queen Of Hearts (excerpt)

12.    Whippin’ Post

13.    Statesboro Blues

14.    Melissa

Chuck Berry and His Disciples

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

A rollicking music intensive salute to the music of Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Missouri, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Music historian Paul Ingles focuses on the music presenting a lively hour of Berry's best loved tunes played by himself and by artists throughout rock 'n' roll's history who have treasured and emulated his music.

Berry1_small A music intensive salute to the music of Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Missouri, Saturday, March 18, 2017.  Music historian Paul Ingles focuses on the music presenting a lively hour of Berry's best loved tunes played by himself and by artists throughout rock 'n' roll's history who have treasured and emulated his music.

Music by Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, EmmyLou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, Electric Light Orchestra and More.

SONGLIST:
Maybelline - Chuck Berry
School Days - Chuck Berry
Rock and Roll Music - The Beatles
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man - Paul McCartney
You Can't Catch Me - John Lennon
Come On - Chuck Berry
Around and Around - The Rolling Stones
Little Queenie - Excerpt - Chuck Berry
Reelin' and Rockin' - Chuck Berry
Carol - Tom Petty and the Heartbreaksers (not in 53:00 show)
Johnny B. Goode - Grateful Dead
The Promised Land - Elvis Presley
Memphis - Excerpt - Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
You Never Can Tell - Emmylou Harris
Back in the U.S.A. - Linda Ronstadt
Roll Over Beethoven - Electric Light Orchestra
No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry

The Emergence of Otis Redding

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, fans and family of Otis Redding plus plenty of his most important music. Hour One can stand on its own. Hour Two is a deeper dive into Redding's music and story.

Otis2whisky_small A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy.  We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, fans and family of Otis Redding plus plenty of his most important music.  Hour One can stand on its own.  Hour Two is a deeper dive into Redding's music and story.

Guests include:  Redding's daughter Karla Redding-Andrews, Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's), Paul Janeway (lead singer of St. Paul & The Broken Bones), James Alexander (bassist/ Bar-Kays), music writers Rob Bowman, Jonathan Gould, Peter Guralnick, Lynell George, Ashley Kahn and Stax Museum Director Jeff Kollath.

Music:

HOUR ONE

These Arms of Mine
Security
Shout Bamalama
Lucille
Pain In My Heart
Mr. Pitiful
I Can't Turn You Loose (Excerpt - Break Music)
That's How Strong My Love Is
Chained and Bound
Respect
I'm Depending on You
Satisfaction
Good To Me
Any Ole Way (Excerpt - Break Music)
Shake
Try A Little Tenderness
Sitting On The Dock of the Bay

HOUR TWO

I've Been Loving You Too Long
Hard To Handle
Destiny
Champange and Wine
You Don't Miss Your Water (Excerpt - Break Music)
Ole Man Trouble
Soul Finger (Background)
Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Cigarettes and Coffee
Something Is Worrying Me (Excerpt - Break Music)
Day Tripper
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (Background)
A Day In The Life - Beatles (Background)
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (Excerpt)
I've Got Dreams To Remember
Love Man (Excerpt)

A Show For You: A Leon Russell Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 58:58

Produced the day after Leon Russell's death on November 13, 2016, music host Paul Ingles plays some spectacular Leon Russell performances and reviews his career with guest contributors Steve Pendlebury, Gardner Campbell, Darren Devivo and Scott Freiman.

Leon-russell1-e1403666257933_small Produced the day after Leon Russell's death on November 13, 2016, music host Paul Ingles plays some spectacular Leon Russell performances and reviews his career with guest contributors Steve Pendlebury, Gardner Campbell, Darren Devivo and Scott Freiman.

Songs include:

Jumping Jack Flash / Youngblood - Leon Russell
Stranger in a Strange Land - Leon Russell
Shootout On The Plantation - Leon Russell (not in Newscast Friendly Cut)
Little Hideaway (excerpt) - Leon Russell
This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Sitting Right Here In Heaven - Leon Russell
Superstar - Carpenters / Bette Midler
I Should Have Sent Roses - Leon Russell
The Hands of Angels- Leon Russell
A Song For You (excerpt) - Leon Russell
Back to the Island (excerpt) - Leon Russell

Talk Music With Me: Steve Cropper

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Talk Music With Me series | 59:00

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Cropper talks with Paul Ingles about his collaborations with Otis Redding and other highlights from his career as one of the top session musicians of all time in this extended interview.

Steve_cropper_small Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Cropper talks with Paul Ingles about his collaborations with the great Otis Redding and other highlights of his career in this extended interview.  The interview was excerpted for Paul's 2016 program THE EMERGENCE OF OTIS REDDING.  This presentation focuses on the Cropper interview alone with music excerpts sprinkled in. 

Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen: An Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 58:52

A tribute to singer/songwriting legend Leonard Cohen who passed away November 7, 2016 at the age of 82.

Leonardcohen1_small Music host Paul Ingles anchors this tribute to singer/songwriting legend Leonard Cohen who passed away November 7, 2016 at the age of 82.  Writers and musicians who sent in tributes, read by Ingles, include Rolling Stone Magazine's Anthony DeCurtis, Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal, Esquire contributor Jeff Slate, author Steve Turner and musician Peter Mulvey.

All Songs written by Cohen, sung by....

Anthem - Cohen
Famous Blue Raincoat- Jennifer Warnes
Bird on a Wire - Cohen
So Long, Marianne (excerpt) - Cohen
The Stranger - Cohen
Suzanne - Peter Gabriel
Everybody Knows - Peter Mulvey
Sisters of Mercy - Cohen
Hey, That's No Way To Day Goodbye (excerpt) - Cohen
A Thousand Kisses Deep - Jackson Browne
Chelsea Hotel #2 - Cohen   (or Take This Longing - Cohen if using alternate Segment 3)
Tower of Song - Cohen
Leaving the Table - Cohen

Talk Music With Me: Bonnie Raitt

From Paul Ingles | Part of the Talk Music With Me series | 59:00

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt talks with Paul Ingles about her life and career in this extended interview.

Bonnie-raitt-dig-in-deep_small Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt talks with Paul Ingles about her life and career in this extended interview.  The interview was excerpted for Paul's 2012 program THE EMERGENCE OF BONNIE RAITT.  This presentation focuses on the Raitt interview alone with music excerpts sprinkled in.  Bonnie talks about her early influences, her early days as a 20-something blues phenom, her brush with addiction and obscurity, then her rise back to the top with a string of Grammy awards and commercial success.

Songlist:

Love Sneaking Up on You (excerpt)
Women Be Wise (excerpt)
Give it Up or Let Me Go (excerpt)
Under the Falling Sky (excerpt)
Love Has No Pride (excerpt)
Angel From Montgomery (excerpt)
BREAK MUSIC - Give it Up of Let Me Go (excerpt #2)
Used to Rule the World (excerpt)
Right Down The Line (excerpt)
Million Miles (excerpt)
Not Cause I Wanted To (excerpt)
BREAK MUSIC - Fool's Game (excerpt)
Thing Called Love (excerpt)
God Only Knows (excerpt)
Gypsy in Me (full song in 59:00) (excerpt in 54:00)

Bob Dylan: Writers' Favorites

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Music writers, musicians and Bob Dylan fans were invited to write to music host Paul Ingles with a choice of a Dylan track since mid-1975 that they each believe demonstrates his worthiness for the Nobel Prize in Literature that he was bestowed in October of 2016. Hear their 9 choices in this hour long special.

Dylantypewriter_small Music writers, musicians and Bob Dylan fans were invited to write to music host Paul Ingles with a choice of a Dylan track that they each believe demonstrates his worthiness for the Nobel Prize in Literature that he was bestowed in October of 2016.  Hear their 9 choices in this hour long special.

Contributors included Anthony DeCurtis, Mary Gauthier (go-shay), Jim Fusilli, Paul Zollo, Gardner Campbell, Peter Mulvey, Kevin Odegard, John Kruth, Rob Martinez, Darren DeVivo, and Jon Spurney.

Bob Dylan: Listen To The Words

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Dylantypewriter_small Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Songs:

Visions of Johanna

Senor

Masters of War

Hurricane

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

Mississippi

Desolation Row

Boots of Spanish Leather

You Should Know Guy Clark: An Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

Produced on the day the legendary singer-songwriter passed away in 2016, music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a tour of some great Guy Clark tunes, played by Guy himself and some of his friends, like Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell.

Guyclark_small Produced on the day the legendary singer-songwriter passed away in 2016, music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a tour of some great Guy Clark tunes, played by Guy himself and some of his friends, like Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell.

Songs:

That Old Time Feeling - Rodney Crowell (written by Guy Clark)

Out In The Parking Lot - Guy Clark (Clark, Darrell Scott)

Texas 1947 - Guy Clark

Desperadoes Waiting For A Train - Willie Neslon  (written by Guy Clark)

Texas Cooking (excerpt) - Guy Clark

L.A. Freeway - Guy Clark

Let Him Roll - Guy Clark

Better Days - Rosanne Cash (written by Guy Clark)

Me, I'm Feelin' the Same - Guy Clark

Don't Let The Sunshine Fool You - Guy Clark

The Cape - Patty Griffin (written by Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, Jim Janosky)

Instant Coffee Blues (excerpt) - Guy Clark (not in 53 minute version)

Old Friends - Guy Clark with Emmylou Harris

My Favorite Picture of You - Guy Clark

I'll Show Me - Guy Clark (not in 53 minute version)

Homegrown Tomatoes - Guy Clark

Cinco de Mayo in Memphis (excerpt) - Guy Clark (not in 53 minute version)


A Bow To Prince: An Appreciation of The Artist

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music and reflections by his friends and fans of music legend Prince who died April 21, 2016.

Prince_small Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music and reflections by friends and fans of music legend Prince who died April 21, 2016.

Songs featured-

A Case of You,

Pop Life,

1999,

Diamonds and Pearls,

Baby I’m A Star,

Soft and Wet (Break Music),

Purple Rain,

Kiss,

Nothing Compares to U,

I Feel For You (Break Music),

While My Guitar Gently Weeps,

Sign of the Times,

Baltimore,

Raspberry Beret,

Little Red Corvette (59:00 Version Only)

A Bow To Prince: An Appreciation of The Artist (Hour 2)

From Paul Ingles | 58:57

Music host Paul Ingles continues his appreciation of Prince, the legendary musician who died April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. NPR Music's Ann Powers and other guests remember Prince's life and music. The show features over a dozen of Prince's tunes.

Prince2_small Music host Paul Ingles continues his appreciation of Prince, the legendary musician who died April 21, 2016 at the age of 57.  NPR Music's Ann Powers and other guests remember Prince's life and music.  The show features over a dozen of Prince's tunes.

Songs Include:
Diamonds + Pearl
When Doves Cry
I Wanna Be Your Lover
I would Die For You
7
My Name Is Prince
U Got The Look
Alphabet Street
The Cross
I Can't Make You Love Me
Delirious
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
Uptown

The Fifth Beatle: A George Martin Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Radio Producer Paul Ingles mines his many documentaries on Beatles albums for a few stories that show off producer George Martin’s contributions to Beatles records. The legendary record producer died March 8, 2016, at the age of 90.

Pbgmdvd_small Radio Producer Paul Ingles mines his many documentaries on Beatles albums for a few stories that show off producer George Martin’s contributions to Beatles records. The legendary record producer died March 8, 2016, at the age of 90.

Songs include, "In My Life," "Rain," "I'm Only Sleeping," "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," "She's Leaving Home," "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite," "Within You Without You," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight," "The End".

Ten From David: A David Bowie Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 57:52

Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Bowie_small Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Track Listing (will post in proper fields soon)

Under Pressure (excerpt)

Lazarus

Moonage Daydream

Let’s Dance

Day-In, Day Out

Speed of Life (excerpt)

Heroes

Starman

Rebel Rebel

Ashes to Ashes (excerpt)

The Jean Genie

Knock on Wood

Win

Suffragette City

Golden Years (excerpt)

Ten More From David: A David Bowie Appreciation (Part 2)

From Paul Ingles | 57:58

Paul Ingles is joined by music writers Holly George-Warren and Richie Unterberger to further consider the musical legacy of David Bowie. Bowie died January 10, 2016 at the age of 69.

Bowie2_small Paul Ingles is joined by music writers Holly George-Warren and Richie Unterberger to further consider the expansive musical legacy of David Bowie.  Bowie died January 10, 2016 at the age of 69.

Song list:

Changes

All The Young Dudes

Diamond Dogs

Kooks

Dancing in the Streets (excerpt)

Space Oddity

Ashes to Ashes

China Girl

Fame

Young Americans

Life on Mars

Ten For Glenn: A Glenn Frey Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 56:51

Paul Ingles shares favorites from the Eagles catalog that feature Glenn
Frey who died January 18, 2016. Music intensive hour.

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Paul Ingles shares favorites from the Eagles catalog that feature Glenn Frey who died January 18.  (It's 13 songs actually but we figured the songwriter in Glenn would like the rhyme.)

Song List

Chug All Night
Somebody
Take It Easy
Outlaw Man
Good Day In Hell
Ol' 55
Peaceful Easy Feeling
You Are Not Alone
How Long
James Dean
Already Gone
Out of Control
It's Your World Now
What Do I Do With My Heart (57 min version only)

B.B.'s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation (Two Hour Version w/ optional newscast friendly cut)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:42

A music intensive two-hour program of B.B. King performances that celebrate his long-standing role as the unassailable "King of The Blues." Paul Ingles hosts. B.B. King died in his sleep, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

Bb-king-2_small Music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a two-hour musical tour of both famous and more obscure King masterworks that span his nearly 70 year performing career.  B.B. King died in his sleep, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

A hosted one hour version with a newscast friendly cut is also available at PRX (http://www.prx.org/pieces/148892 )  

Note that in each hour, Segment A - ends with a :59 music bed that can be ducked for local anncts. and Segment B - ends with a :59 music bed that can be ducked for local anncts too.  See Timings and Cues for details.

Right on Target, So Direct: Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" (2 hour and 1 hour non-newscast versions)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

A celebration and exploration of "Blood on the Tracks," the Bob Dylan album voted his best in a Rolling Stone magazine fan survey. Music writers, musicians, and fans offer comments about Dylan's 1975 release and host Paul Ingles talks with several of the studio musicians who worked with Dylan to re-record half of the album in the last days of 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Other lengthed versions of this program are available at PRX. A two-hour newscast friendly version. Also a one-hour newscast friendly version. If you can possibly carry the two-hour version, please do. Hearing the complete versions of the songs makes the commentary all the more powerful and the experience all the more satisfying for your listeners. The ONLINE LISTENING version is just that and it has NO BREAKS for station announcements or IDs.)

Bob-dylan-blood-on-the-trac-210141_small Musicians, music writers and fans recall what made Bob Dylan’s fifteenth studio album the #1 favorite in a 2012 Rolling Stone Magazine fan poll of all of Dylan’s albums.  We’re also hearing from some of the Minneapolis studio musicians who were surprised to be called in to work with Bob Dylan in the last week of December 1974 – re-recording half of an album that Dylan had recorded in New York three months earlier – an album that seemed finished and was ready to be pressed, shipped and sent to stores.  But Dylan wanted to make some changes so his brother David assembled a local studio band in Minnesota.

Host Paul Ingles talks with
Kevin Odegard, Billy Peterson, and Bill Berg - three of the session musicians on Blood on the Tracks .  Our other commentators are musicians Shawn Colvin, Mary Gauthier, Peter Mulvey, and Jon Spurney.  Also music writers Anthony DeCurthis, Ann Powers, Paul Zollo, Ross Altman, Ashley Kahn and Harvey Kubernik.   Music journalist Jeff Slate talks a bit about the 2018 release of virtually all of the studio outtakes from the sessions, More Blood, More Tracks.

10 From Joe: A Joe Cocker Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Music host Paul Ingles presents 10 memorable performances from Joe Cocker, who died December 22, 2014 of lung cancer after a career that spanned 50 years.

Joecocker_small Music host Paul Ingles presents 10 memorable performances from Joe Cocker, who died December 22, 2014 at the age of 70 of lung cancer after a career that spanned 50 years.

Lou's Legacy: A Lou Reed Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

A panel of music writers and Lou Reed fans sample the late musician's catalog through the years and suggest what made him important to the history of rock music. [Reed died Oct. 27, 2013 of liver failure]

(1 or 2 hours @ 59:00 each)(1 or 2 hours @54:00 each)(plus 22:00 Featurette)

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A panel of music writers and Lou Reed fans sample the late musician's catalog through the years and suggest what made him important to the history of rock music.  Songs from both Reed's days with the Velvet Underground and his solo career are highlighted.

The program is hosted by award-winning produer Paul Ingles and includes Antony DeCurtis and Will Hermes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Richie Unterberger, author of White Light / White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day by Day , Reed fan Charles Gregory, and Ann Powers of NPR Music.

Among the songs featured...HOUR ONE - "Sweet Jane," "There She Goes Again," "Heroin,""Venus in Furs," "Pale Blue Eyes," "Walk on the Wild Side," "Perfect Day," "Romeo Had Juliette," "Jesus," "Rock and Roll."  HOUR TWO - "How Do You Think It Feels," "I'll Be Your Mirror," "All Tomorrow's Parties," "Vicious," "Caroline Says II," "Satellite of Love," "New Sensatations," "Busload of Faith."

NOTE: ALTHOUGH THE PROGRAM IS TWO HOURS, PROGRAMMERS MAY CHOOSE TO ONLY USE THE FIRST HOUR, WHICH STANDS ALONE WITH NO SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO A SECOND HOUR.  HOWEVER, IF YOU PLAN TO RUN THE SECOND HOUR, IT'S RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ANNOUNCE  "STAY TUNED FOR HOUR #2 OF LOU'S LEGACY NEXT" AT THE VERY END OF THE FIRST HOUR, SINCE WE DON'T.

THERE IS ALSO A 22:00 FEATURETTE THAT CAN BE USED WITHIN EXISTING MUSIC PROGRAMMING AS A STANDALONE OR AS A PREVIEW OF THE LONGER SPECIAL TO BE PLAYED AT A LATER TIME.

 


A Rolling Stones Special: Got Blues If You Want It! (1 or 2 hours) [59:00 or 54:00 lengths]

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:56

As the Rolling Stones keep touring, and, in 2016, released a new blues cover album, we join the celebration with a public radio special from award-winning producer Paul Ingles. It's called "Got Blues If You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special". The program is exclusively devoted to an exploration of the blues and rhythm & blues roots of The Rolling Stones. Top-notch music writers, musicians and fans provide context for a cavalcade of the Stones' blues classics - both their covers of songs by their heroes and their own bluesy takes on their original rock 'n' roll.

Rolling-stones-blue-and-lonesome-artwork-1024x1024_small As the Rolling Stones keep touring, and, in 2016, released a new blues cover album,  we join the celebration by presenting a public radio special from award-winning producer Paul Ingles called Got Blues If You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special. This program explores the blues and rhythm & blues roots of The Rolling Stones.  Top-notch music writers, musicians and fans provide context for a cavalcade of the Stones blues classics - both their covers of songs by their heroes and their own bluesy takes on their original rock 'n' roll.

The show also features clips from some of the original artists that inspired the Rolling Stones to play music - Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Slim Harpo and more.  This progam is no 'greatest hits' parade of overplayed Stones classics but instead features more of the unsung blues numbers that peppered their repertoire like "Little Red Rooster," "I'm a King Bee," "Love in Vain," "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "Ventilator Blues," and a recently released outtke, "Keep Up Blues," just to name a few.  In other words, the perfect alternative Stones special, just for public radio!  Includes a couple of cuts from the 2016 album Blue and Lonesome.

Commentators include roots/blues musician Taj Mahal, Rolling Stone Magazine's Anthony DeCurtis, Grammy Museum Director Bob Santelli, NPR Music's Ann Powers, writers Holly George-Warren and Geoff Edgers, and New York musician Jon Spurney.  Hour Two adds radio producer David Kunian, Howard Kramer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and public radio blues show host Putnay Thomas.

The Emergence of Bonnie Raitt (2 hours without or with newshole / or 1 hour without or with newshole)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:58

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-Award winner Bonnie Raitt is profiled in this two hour music and commentary special featuring an exclusive interview with Bonnie as well as comments from Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maia Sharp, Freebo, Bill Payne, Ann Powers and more. Hosted by Paul Ingles.

Bonnie-raitt_small Blues/Rock/Pop star Bonnie Raitt is emerging from a 3 year studio layoff with a new record and tour. It's an opportune time to revisit her remarkable career and personal story. So award-winning producer Paul Ingles has added Bonnie Raitt to his "Emergence" series on important musicians of the last 50 years - which so far has included Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell.

The Emergence of Bonnie Raitt includes exclusive interview material with Bonnie as well as the voices of many Bonnie's colleagues including Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Bill Payne, Maia Sharp, Freebo plus NPR Music critic Ann Powers.

The program samples music from throughout her career from her earliest recordings to her more recent work.

FOR PROGRAM DIRECTORS:  Available in two-hour format, either at 59 minutes each hour or 54 minutes each hour for stations running newscasts.  Also a one hour version is being offered for stations that absolutely can't clear the two hours either back to back or on consecutive weeks.  It's recommended that you try to go the two-hour route.  It will offer the kind of immersion that will be much more satisfying to listeners.  You've seen American Master's programs on PBS.  They are two hours for a reason.  That's the case with this program as well.  Note that the files for both the 59 minute hour-long version and the 54 minute hour-long version are offered under the tab "1 Hour Version." 

Levon Helm Rambles Home: An Appreciation (58:00 / 53:00)

From Paul Ingles | 57:50

A one-hour music and commentary show about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, and a revered solo artist. Helm died April 19, 2012 at the age of 71 from a recurrance of throat cancer that had threatened his life as far back as 1997.

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A one-hour music and commentary show about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, and a revered solo artist.  Helm died April 19, 2012 at the age of 71 from a recurrance of throat cancer that had threatened his life as far back as 1997.  Award winning producer Paul Ingles, creator of public radio favorites on The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Clarence Clemmons, James Brown and more presents...
 
LEVON HELM RAMBLES HOME: AN APPRECIATION
 
Produced after Levon Helm died April 19, 2012, this program features Helms vocals and drumming with The Band, as well as some of his post-Band performances, with special attention given to his Midnight Ramble concerts held in recent years at his home in Woodstock, NY.  Among the commentators complimenting the music are music writer Anthony DeCurtis, musicians Shawn Colvin, Rich Pagano, and David Gans, Grammy Museum head Bob Santelli and other Levon fans plus archival clips of Levon Helm himself.

The Emergence of Bob Dylan (1 or 2 hour special)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:55

THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN traces the incomparable artist's rise to the world stage. First hour can stand alone.

61cropped2_small Scores of great stations across the U.S. have already aired THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN and the good reviews are rolling in. "Well told, well crafted, well produced. The story telling is exquisite..." "No doubt the best documentary on Dylan, certainly of his early years..." "Insightful interviews, interesting choice of songs and a good narrative thread runs through both hours..." "What a fine tribute to one of the best singer-songwriters... I thought the song choice was exceptional..." "Being too young to have been around when Bob Dylan changed the world, I've always known that his contribution was great, but never really understood it in context. Your radio program really helped to put it into perspective" This two hour special from Paul Ingles ("The Beatles In America - 1964") and Public Radio International is still available for air. Two separate 59 minute segments, newscast compatible, one 30 second break in each. BROADCAST RIGHTS: Any Public Radio station may now carry this program. The program must be carried in its entirety or as just the first hour. Otherwise, no excerpting is permitted. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Hosted and produced by Paul Ingles, THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN traces the incomparable artist's rise to the world stage. Ingles examines the confluence of Dylan's career and that remarkable time in the American pop music landscape. In the first hour, he takes listeners on an exclusive tour of the Experience Music Project's Dylan retrospective with curator Jason Emmons and EMP Artistic Director Bob Santelli. Both hours feature several artists who crossed paths with Dylan early on. Listeners hear from Robbie Robertson of The Band, John Cohen and Mike Seeger of the New Lost City Ramblers, folk music expert Izzy Young, and others from Dylan's nascent years. Both hours contain a healthy mix of Dylan's music from this period, including both well-known and lesser-known tracks.

The Emergence of Paul Simon

From Paul Ingles | 01:59:03

Two-hour exploration of the seminal work of heralded songwriter Paul Simon as revealed by musicians, writers and fans and archival interviews with Simon himself.

Simonphotocreditrahavsegevsmall_small Available now to all stations. Producer Paul Ingles hosts "The Emergence of Paul Simon," an engrossing two-hour special on the creative output of heralded songwriter Paul Simon. Ingles draws from an impressive guest roster to explore how Simon connected with audiences in the 1960s as part of Simon & Garfunkel, in the 1970s as a solo artist and in the 1980s when he re-emerged as a world star with the release of his Graceland album. Guest commentators include Simon biographer Patrick Humphries and music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, Lydia Hutchinson, Jim Fusilli and more. The program includes excerpts from several archival interviews of Simon and features musicians Joseph Shabalala, Shawn Colvin, Deborah Holland and several others. By mixing Simon's music from key moments in his career with informed commentary from musicians and music critics, "The Emergence of Paul Simon" articulates what two generations of music lovers have found so compelling about this thoughtful and innovative writer and performer.  Program begins with excerpts from Simon's 2011 release "So Beautiful or So What?"


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"...as stations air this special, we'll have radio listeners spending the better part of this show glued to their radios. Talk about your driveway moment! I am impressed by the sheer magnitude of this project that holds together very nicely from start to finish...." John Hingsbergen (WMUB)

Back To The Garden: Woodstock Remembered (2 x 59:00 or 2 x 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:40

Woodstock organizers, artists and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one. Music and memories from the historic event. (2 hour special)

Woodstock_poster_small Woodstock organizers, musicians and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one.  Music and memories from the historic event include interviews with with Woodstock organizers Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, and the late John Roberts, artists Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey and Joe Cocker, and audience members Ron Petras, Vivian Goodman and Danny Diamond.  Music performances from many of the artists are featured: Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, CSNY, The Who, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and many more.

Hours can be run consecutively or on successive nights or weekends with appropriate tagging and promotion.

Produced by Paul Ingles in association with Joel Makower, author of Woodstock: The Oral History from SUNY Press (available July 9, 2009).

The Emergence of Shawn Colvin: Inside "These Four Walls" (118:00 / 59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:02

Three-time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin is captured in the studio working on her 2006 album THESE FOUR WALLS and reflecting on her career in music.

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Shawn Colvin is, according to the Music Hound Folk Encyclopedia, "a writer and performer of rare and special abilities." In this two-hour special for public radio, award-winning producer Paul Ingles presents a compelling portrait of the singer/songwriter at work on her most recent music and at home reflecting on her remarkable career that has included three Grammy awards, critical and commercial success. This program is an independently produced study of a notable artist coming to grips with mid-life, and personal and professional challenges. Ingles visited with Colvin at the beginning, middle and end of her process of writing and recording the 2006 release THESE FOUR WALLS. Listeners will hear both early and finished versions of tracks from the CD (released 9/12/06) as well as highlights of a studio recording session in Austin. Woven into the story of the making of the album is Shawn Colvin's own tale of growing up in South Dakota, struggling to make it as a performer and writer, then getting "discovered" at the relatively late age of 33, and recording a #1 song and top-selling album at 41. Soon after hitting this peak, however, her record company lost interest in her, unable to imagine a 40-something woman hitting the pop radio charts again. In the past decade, Colvin has had her first and only child, endured a second divorce, changed management and record labels, and turned 50. All bringing her to the moment in her life documented in SHAWN COLVIN: INSIDE 'THESE FOUR WALLS.' Also featured: Colvin's long-time producer and co-writer John Leventhal, Lydia Hutchinson (editor, Performing Songwriter Magazine) and Jody Denberg of Austin's KGSR Radio. Music from all parts of Colvin's career provides the soundtrack to this lively portrait of an important, though sometimes overlooked, figure in music.

The Best of Clarence Clemons

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Saxman Clarence Clemons, original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died from complications following a stroke, June 18, 2011 at the age of 69. In the first half of this special, some of his signature solos with the E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen's 2017 tribute to Clarence from the Springsteen on Broadway show. In the second part, a few of Clemons' other collaborations and solo work. Paul Ingles produced and hosts.

Cl_arence_small Saxman Clarence Clemons, original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died from complications following a stroke, June 18, 2011 at the age of 69.  In the first half of this special, some of his signature solos with the E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen's 2017 tribute to Clarence from the Springsteen on Broadway show.  In the second half, some of Clemons' solo work and other collaborations with artists like Jackson Browne, Darlene Love, Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin and Lady Gaga.  Paul Ingles produced and hosts.

The Emergence of Joni Mitchell

From Paul Ingles | 01:59:00

Two-hour or one-hour exploration of the seminal work of heralded songwriter Joni Mitchell. Over 50 Mitchell songs are featured in the recommended two-hour version. Special guests include music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, Lydia Hutchinson and Holly George-Warren. Also featured are musicians Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky and others.

Jonimitchellbybaronwolmansmall_small "The Emergence of Joni Mitchell," is a two-hour examination of one of the most heralded songwriters of her time. In this third installment of his series on the seminal work of important figures in popular music, Ingles and his guests explore how Joni Mitchell crafted her artistry and connected with audiences over four decades. Mitchell put the experience of being a woman and being human on artful display through her blatantly honest and confessional lyrics, innovative open guitar tunings and jazz-inflected vocals. The program focuses on Mitchell's key releases to illuminate the musicianship of the woman "Rolling Stone" called "one of rock's most daring and uncompromising innovators." By mixing Mitchell's music from these pivotal moments with informed commentary from musicians, fans, music critics and archival interviews with Mitchell herself, "The Emergence of Joni Mitchell" articulates what music lovers have found so compelling about this thoughtful and innovative writer and performer.  Over 50 Mitchell songs are featured.  Special guests include music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, Lydia Hutchinson and Holly George-Warren. Also featured are musicians Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky and others.

The two hour version is adaptable to a newscast necessary clock.  Included as well is a one-hour version of the program (no breaks - not newscast compatible).  

The Day John Lennon Died (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:56

Music fans recall how they heard the news of John Lennon's death in 1980, and what Lennon's music has meant to them. Also, excerpts from an interview John and Yoko gave on the morning of the day he died. Great Lennon music too.

John-lennon_8_small December 8, 1980, musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York City by a deluded fan. Producer Paul Ingles asked various people to recall how they heard the news and what John Lennon's music meant to them. The program also includes excerpts from an interview John and Yoko Ono gave the morning of December 8, The Day John Lennon Died.

"...this guy comes running in and said 'John Lennon's been killed!' And I said, 'Yeah...right...' and he said 'no no it's true.' I looked more closely at him and saw that he was just ashen-faced. I went out into my car and turned the radio on. All the way across the dial, you heard Beatles songs. And it was as if...it was as if the world had stopped." - Martin Goldsmith

"...every time I would get off the subway at 72nd street and Central Park West...it's just like this...overwhelming sadness." - Shawn Colvin

"...the checkout lady said she'd heard John Lennon had been killed. She said it was either John Lennon or Jack Lemmon. And I remember going out to my car and wishing it was Jack Lemmon...but it was John Lennon." - Jim Palmer

"...I think about him, every time I do something political, every time I do something I beleive in or teach my child about what I belileve in. I don't want to put him up on a pedestal because he wasn't a perfect human. I just...I think about him." - Emily Zambello


Los Reyes de Albuquerque y La Familia Martinez (59:00 / 53:00)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

The story of one of the most long-lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups in the state, Los Reyes de Albuquerque. The Martinez family, the heart of the group, has experienced its share of highlights and heartaches over more than 45 years of performing. Roberto Martinez Sr., the family patriarch featured in the program, passed away January 3, 2013.

Roberto_from_gbr_small Los Reyes de Albuquerque y La Familia Martinez is a documentary project telling the story of one of the most long-lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups in the state of New Mexico, Los Reyes de Albuquerque.  The ensemble has been at the forefront of presenting, preserving and perpetuating traditional New Mexican and Mexican folk music since its formation in 1962 by Roberto Martinez and Ray Flores.  For all those years, the group has performed public concerts in clubs, theaters and town squares; schools, senior centers and nursing homes. The Martinez family, the heart of the group, has experienced its share of highlights and heartaches over more than 45 years of performing.  Two of the five performing children lost their hearing in their 20's.  Two also died of cancer in middle age.   Still, the family has continued to present and preserve the music of the land, the music of the people.  Roberto Martinez Sr., the family patriarch featured in the program, passed away in 2013.
 

Paul  Ingles and photographer Genevieve Russell followed the group on several of its tour stops.  Ingles, a veteran audio producer, recorded the music, interviewed the group's members, and the concert-goers who have been touched and inspired by Los Reyes.  Russell, a professional photographer and new media storyteller, photographed the musicians in performance as well as the Martinez family at home.

The project includes the broadcast of an hour-long documentary, development of a website (www.losreyesstory.org), the creation of a film for a public event and online, and the creation and distribution of CDs and DVDs to schools and libraries around the state of New Mexico.


The Beatles In America - 1964 (2 Hours @ 59:00 or 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:56

A lively two-hour montage of rare archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews on The Beatles' first U.S. grand tour. Hour 1 focuses on January-February 1964 / Hour 2 focuses on the Beatles summer tour of the US in August/September 1964.

Beatleslogo_small When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America - 1964 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy. Some of the recordings featured in this program haven't been played publicly in 40 years. They are available here because of Larry Kane and Art Schreiber, two reporters who made almost every stop of The Beatle's 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews capture the boys'wonder, humor, and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them and enveloping the nation. Ingles talks with historians and authors whose enthusiasm and excitement also reflects that phenomenal time. Naturally, The Beatles in America - 1964 includes plenty of hits from that year, but in true public radio form, it also showcases lesser-heard gems from early Beatle's albums that fans wore through. Join Paul Ingles for a thrilling walk down musical memory lane. Offered to PRI affiliates only in 2004. Now available to all public radio stations. Although produced for 40th anniversary of Beatles arrival in America, no specific mention of the anniversary is made so it plays as an evergreen of that remarkable first year of America's experience with the Beatles.

Each hour has an optional 5 minute "Segment 2" which can be deleted if you need a newscast friendly hour.

Isn't it Good: The Beatles' RUBBER SOUL (2 hour and 1 hour NON-NEWSCAST versions)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:57

To spotlight The Beatles' landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his acclaimed series of specials on Beatles' history. Over a dozen musicians, music writers and Beatles fans comment on the significance of this 1965 release by the band along with song-by-song notes on the writing and performances of each track. RUBBER SOUL was slotted at #5 in a ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE 2012 survey of the Top 500 Rock Albums of All-Time.

Rubber_soul_small To spotlight The Beatles' landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his acclaimed series of specials on Beatles' history.  Over a dozen musicians, music writers and Beatles fans comment on the significance of this 1965 release by the band along with song-by-song notes on the writing and performances of each track.  RUBBER SOUL was slotted at #5 in a ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE 2012 survey of the Top 500 Rock Albums of All-Time.

In the two-hour version, each song in the 14-track original UK version is spotlighted including "Drive My Car," "Nowhere Man," "I'm Looking Through You," "If I Needed Someone," "In My Life," "Michelle," and others.

Commentators include music writers Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine, John Kruth, author of a new book on Rubber Soul , Paul Zollo, Harvey Kubernik, Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal , NPR's Ann Powers, and Scott Freiman.  Musician commentators include Shawn Colvin, BJ Leiderman, Jon Spurney, David Gans, Rob Martinez, and Peter Mulvey.  Also featured are music teacher Sara Schafer Jones, public radio DJ Scott MacNicholl.

The one-hour version features complete versions of most of the panel's favorites, and excerpts of others.


Everything Was Right: The Beatles' Revolver

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

Either a two-hour program (with optional 5:00 newscast length content in each hour that can be dropped), or a one-hour program (with additional newcast friendly 54:00 cut) in which musicians, writers, and Beatle fans explore what made Revolver one of the top rock albums of all time.

Showlogo1athumb_small NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL OF PUBLIC RADIO. "AWESOME! BEST PIECE OF RADIO I HAVE HEARD in ages. A must listen for any Beatles fan." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Fahey When rock music critics and fans are asked to rank the top rock albums of all time, The Beatles' 1966 release Revolver either heads the list or falls into the top tier. To mark the 40th anniversary year of the album's release, award-winning producer and host Paul Ingles presents Everything Was Right: The Beatles' "Revolver" Ingles explores the landmark album's story and influence in depth, talking with historians, musicians, music critics, and fans and spotlighting each Revolver track (along with the 1966 single "Paperback Writer and Rain") The Beatles experimented with new sounds and subject matter on Revolver, pioneering psychedelic rock on some tracks and exhibiting extraordinary song-craft on others. Listeners learn about the sources for the tunes, the studio experiments The Beatles used to get their ground-breaking sounds, and the lasting impact of the collection on the pop/rock music scene. Among the guest commentators is Mark Lewisohn, author of The Beatles Recording Sessions. The only journalist to have listened to every second of the Beatles' studio recordings, Lewisohn is a major authority on the band's history. Everything Was Right also features music writers Jim Derogatis, Steve Turner, Jeff Sobul, and Stuart Maddow. Musicians Shawn Colvin, Mark Erelli, John Leventhal, Deborah Holland, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Kristy Kruger, and Jon Spurney join other Beatle fans to talk about their favorite tracks on what is arguably the greatest album by the greatest band of all time. "...it does do a solid job of dissecting the psychology, backstory and musicianship of each song note for delicious note. This is the kind of program that makes musical pedants like myself pant with delight...this documentary does offer solid journalism, excellent production values and a style that leaves most of the talking to the interviewees. Highly recommended." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Groubert    "...relentless, meticulous work on the part of the producer and host, with a rich overflow of excellent interviews. Finally, once each song has been perfectly framed, they actually let you hear it in its entirety, or nearly. And it's like you're hearing it for the first time." PRX REVIEW by Marjorie Van Halteren

The Two Sides of Sgt. Pepper: An Honest Appraisal of The Beatles' Classic

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:48

Musicians, writers and fans explore the lore and speak their minds on the Beatles' landmark album SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND.

Dsc00835_small For decades, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has ranked highly on many All-Time Best Album lists. Celebrated as the first quasi-concept album in rock, fans and critics have long lauded the songcraft, the pioneering production sounds, and its colorful, now iconic, cover art. Some say it both reflected and drove the burgeoning youth culture through the "Summer of Love" in 1967. In more recent years, some critics have tried to cut through the mythology of the album and reconsider it in every way. Some have ranked other Beatle albums as superior to Pepper and feel the record has been over-hyped. In this two-hour special, producer and host Paul Ingles ("Everything was Right: The Beatles' Revolver" and "The Beatles in America-1964") presents a lively ride that functions as both a celebration of a landmark recording and a balanced survey of critical opinion about "Sgt. Pepper." Listeners will experience this music in a new way as they'll hear both the stories behind the creation of these memorable tracks as well as thoughtful perspectives that place the work in context. The "Pepper Panel" assembled for the show includes musicians, writers, fans and critics. Some still love Pepper. Some "have issues." It features Steve Turner, Ashley Kahn, Anthony DeCurtis, Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot, Scott MacNicholl, Ann Powers, Deborah Holland, Richard Goldman, Jim Fusilli, Douglas Grant, Leslie Healy, Stuart Madow, Paul Zollo, Jon Spurney, David Gans, Richie Unterberger, and Howard Massey.



Your Tour Through Magical Mystery Tour

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Beatles documentarian Paul Ingles is joined by two super Beatles fans to provide an annotated tour through The Beatles chart-topping album, released 50 years ago, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR.

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The White Album Listening Party: Revisiting The Beatles' Top-Seller (3-Hour / Non-Newscast Version)

From Paul Ingles | 02:57:04

Beatle fans and musicians gather to re-experience The Beatles' top-selling album, which came to be known as The White Album.

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November 22, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of one of The Beatles' most remarkable releases. The two-album set was officially called THE BEATLES, but it became known forever after as The White Album. It was the top-selling of all The Beatles' albums and ranks #11 on the all-time album sales list.

Emerging from what many called their three-album psychedelic period that produced Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine, The Beatles' White Album was a wildly diverse collection that included instant classics ("Back in the U.S.S.R", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Dear Prudence", "Blackbird"), gentle ballads ("Mother Nature's Son", "I Will", "Julia"), raucous electric rock ("Helter Skelter", "Yer Blues") amusing ditties ("Honey Pie", "Savoy Truffle", "Rocky Raccoon"), and surprising experimental tracks ("Revolution #9"). The writing and performing styles of the four individual Beatles became distinct. Many Beatle fans and historians point to the White Album as the beginning of the break-up of the Beatles. In little over a year, the band would be dissolved.

Join award-winning producer Paul Ingles for another one of his in-depth explorations of The Beatles' experience by airing THE WHITE ALBUM LISTENING PARTY. Ingles recalls being 12 years old in 1968 and listening with his best friend to this challenging and, at times, disturbing collection in the basement of his suburban Maryland home. "I knew I couldn't play this one on the family stereo upstairs," says Ingles. "A lot of the music seemed naughty, tortured and edgy." In an effort to re-create that listening experience, Ingles invited about a dozen Beatle fans into the studio to listen through to the album again and share both their memories and more current observations about the landmark music.

Among the guests are Beatle author Steve Turner who shares the stories behind each of the White Album tracks. Also, a panel of musicians help listeners tune into the musicality of The Beatles, calling attention to a certain bass line here, a drum lick there, a production trick over there. Other friends share stories of dancing to "Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da", dropping acid to "Glass Onion", or being scared to death by "Helter Skelter" and wishing for a return of the ol' mop-tops. Hour 3 even includes a special combination of both versions of "Revolution" - the fast single and the slower White Album version, mixed and mashed together, courtesy of engineer Douglas Grant. In addition to Steve Turner, Paul's guest list includes musicians Jon Spurney, David Gans, Kristy Kruger, Douglas Grant, and Rob Martinez. KUNM radio personalities Scott MacNicholl, Luciano Urbano, Suzanne Kryder, and Travis Parkin join in as well.

The program will be offered in several formats to suit your needs. They will be scripted to allow for them to run either consecutively on one hour at a time over multiple days or weeks. - A three-hour version will include full plays of nearly every song on the two albums for the complete White Album experience. - A two-hour version will include most of the best-known tracks in full and excerpts of the rest. - Both versions will be offered at 54:00 lengths to accommodate hourly newscasts. -----

Programming Suggestions:
  • November 22 marking the 50th anniversary of the UK release of the album.
  • November 25 marking the 50th anniversary of the US release of the album.
  • November 22-25 - Thanksgiving Weekend.
  • November 29 - 17th anniversary of George Harrison's Death.
  • December 8 - 38th anniversary of John Lennon's Death.
  • Throughout the November/December/New Year's Holiday Season.
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A Spin Down Abbey Road (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Music writers, musicians and Beatles fans weigh in on The Beatles' Abbey Road, the album that turned out to have the last songs the band ever recorded together. It was released in September of 1969.

Beatles_abbey-road_small Award-Winning producer Paul Ingles adds another installment to his series of programs spotlighting The Beatles album releases with A Spin Down Abbey Road.  A panel of music writers, musicians and Beatles fans offer historical background on the tracks and their own personal feelings about this landmark album.  Their comments are woven through the music of Abbey Road.

Featured guests are music writers Anthony DeCurtis, Steve Turner, Ann Powers, Richie Unterberger, Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot.  Musician guests include Shawn Colvin, Glen Phillips, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Phil & Tim Hanseroth and Jon Spurney.


The Beatles Finale: Let It Be (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Music writers, musicians and fans offer a track-by-track assessment of the 12th and last official Beatles album, LET IT BE, released in May of 1970.

Let_it_be_small The word had been out for about a month that the legendary Beatles were splitting up, when fans were able to buy what would be their 12th and last official release.  The cover featured an individual photo of each Beatle, bordered by black under just three words, Let It Be.  While few would consider it one of the Beatles' best, there are still some undeniable classics, good rockers and some clues to the dissolution of the most famous band in music history.

In this program, producer Paul Ingles presents the 5th in his series of programs deconstructing great Beatles albums.  His panel of musicians, music writers and Beatle fans includes: Anthony DeCurtis- writer for Rolling Stone Magazine, Los Angeles Times Critic Ann Powers, Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, Beatle book authors Steve Turner and Richie Unterberger, and musicians David Gans, Jon Spurney, Richard Goldman and (in the 59:00 version only) Shawn Colvin.

The Last Year In The Life of The Beatles - 1969/1970

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:01

A two-hour special that chronologically follows The Beatles through 1969 and 1970 as they record their final tracks, struggle with their company, squabble with each other, pursue other interests, and ultimately split apart.

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Although their fans didn't know it, the music The Beatles were making in 1969 turned out to be the last recordings they would ever make as a four-some.  When John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr gathered in the studio the day after New Year's that year, the last chapter of their remarkable journey began with the sometimes contentious Get Back / Let It Be sessions.  The band's business affairs began to unravel soon after and several members' minds started drifting toward getting off The Beatles' merry-go-round.  Still they managed to pull off one final masterpiece, Abbey Road, before being photographed together for the last time in August and formally closing the book on the Beatles early in 1970.
 
Award-winning producer Paul Ingles continues his documentation of The Beatles' story with The Last Year in the Life of The Beatles, a two-hour special that chronologically follows the band through 1969 as they record their final tracks, struggle with their company, squabble with each other, pursue other interests, and ultimately split apart.  Listeners will hear behind the scenes studio chatter, rehearsal takes of songs, and finished classics, mixed with informed commentary from a host of music writers, musicians and fans.  Clips from news events and other classic music from the tumultuous year that ended the 1960's will also be blended in.
 
Commentators include writers Steve Turner, Anthony DeCurtis, Mikal Gilmore, Richie Unterberger, Greg Kot, and Ann Powers, and musicians Shawn Colvin, Richard Goldman, Jon Spurney, and David Gans.

(Song List Will Be Posted Shortly)
 
Ingles has produced programs spotlighting many Beatles albums as well as documentaries on Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin and Bob Dylan.  More information about his work is at www.paulingles.com.

THE BO DIDDLEY BEAT: The Music of Bo Diddley and His Disciples

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

To mark the passing of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music from Bo's songbook as well as music from some of the many rock and pop stars who borrowed his famous beat.

Bodiddley_small This is a brand new special produced June 3, 2008. To mark the passing of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, Paul Ingles hosts a music-intensive hour of cuts from Bo's songbook as well as songs from some of the many rock and pop stars who borrowed his famous beat. Along with many of Bo Diddley's signature tunes, Ingles showcases music from The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood, Shawn Colvin, Pete Townshend, Joe Jackson, U2 and others - all who crafted songs based on Bo Diddley's famous synchopated beat. This program can be run as 59:00 or at a newscast-friendly 54 minute length. Segment A and Segment B both end with 60 second Bo Diddley music beds that can be dumped to accomodate local announcements. If no announcements, the beds can bridge to the next segment. Also available as a bonus is a 6:30 musical montage that takes the listener from the clapping Bo Diddley beat through several songs that made use of his signature rhythm. Suggested copy for 6:30 feature: INTRO: Rock and Roll Pioneer Bo Diddley died Monday, June 3 of heart failure. He was 79. In the late 1950's and early 1960's, many of his hits were characterized by an infectious beat that had its roots in West Africa but was modernized and popularized in Bo Diddley's music. Scores of musicians emulated it through the years. Many wrote and performed tunes with the familiar rhythm promiinently heard. Producer Paul Ingles collected a bunch of them into this montage to honor Bo Diddley's on-going impact on rock and pop music. OUTRO: We heard the music of Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Jackson, U2, Bow Wow Wow, George Michael and Shawn Colvin - all utilizing the famous Bo Diddley rhythmic beat. Bo Diddley died Monday, June 3 at the age of 79. SONG LIST for Feature: Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones Magic Bus - Pete Townshend She's The One - Bruce Springsteen Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson Desire - U2 I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow Faith - George Michael Object of My Affection - Shawn Colvin (plays out piece)

In Search of James Brown: An Appreciation (58:00 / 53:00 / 29:00 or 6:30 Feature)

From Paul Ingles | 57:57

In 1999, radio producers Paul Ingles and Joe Warnes went in pursuit of an interview with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown at a tour stop in Albuquerque. As they pursued a private audience with Brown, they managed to capture his essence by talking to fans and handlers and by taking listeners inside the arena for a taste of a James Brown show. Offered here in a 29 minute doc and a 6:30 excerpt. A Bonus Music Sweep is added for Stations Needing 53:00 or 58:00 Hours.

Jamesbrown2_small To mark the legendary career of James Brown, give your listeners this special treat. In 1999, radio producers Paul Ingles and Joe Warnes went in pursuit of an interview with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown at a tour stop in Albuquerque. As they pursued a private audience with Brown, they managed to capture his essence by talking to fans and handlers and by taking listeners inside the arena for a taste of a James Brown show. Offered here in a 29 minute program and a 6:30 featurette. The featurette would require the following hard lead that would include your own copy on Brown's death. Featurette Suggested lead detail: Independent Producer Paul Ingles (ING-guhls) saw James Brown concerts in the mid-1970's and then again in 1999 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ingles and co-producer Joe Warnes (WAR-nez) covered the concert then, talking with fans and recording a bit inside the arena, trying to capture what it was like to be in the presence of the Godfather of Soul. Add the bonus hosted all-music sweep to create a 53:00 version. Add the single bonus track at end to make a 58:00 version. We make no claim to innovation in the music sweep. Just offering it for stations that can't find their own JB hits disc to do this themselves and create an hour from the half-hour doc. Download what you need. 30 Second Promo, which needs a tag, is included.