Rock School

Series produced by KSLU

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Rock School is a weekly, insightful and energetic showcase of the music, history, laws and culture of rock-n-roll hosted by music historian Joe Burns , Ph.D. and his wife Tammy.

Rock School is a weekly, hour-long lecture by music historian, Dr. Joe Burns. No topic is off the table. In the over a decade the show has been on air, Rock School has talked about everything from simple music lists to music in society, the audio production side of the business and just about every legal area you can imagine.

Hosted by Dr. Joe Burns and his wife Tammy, Rock School is recorded and produced in Joe's home studio and sent out through Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA from the studios of KSLU public radio.


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This is our annual Thanksgiving show. We will talk turkey and Black Friday and play the entire song Alices Restaurant.

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Once a musician has a massive hit album, they are expected to follow it up. But the rules change. What would easily be considered a hit for other...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It is one thing to change your name before you become famous. It is quite another to change your name after you become famous. We have a list tha...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Every year we put together a Christmas Show and here is the one for 2021. It is early in the month so we are talking about the best gifts to buy t...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This is our last show of the year. We always take this show and give one last tip of the hat to those who gave us great music but sadly passed awa...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NOTE: THIS SHOULD BE USED THE WEEK OF 12/27 THROUGH 1/2. I CANNOT SCHEDULE MY UPLOADS. We always take the first two weeks of the year and talk abo...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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EARLY UPLOAD! THIS SHOW SHOULD BE USED THE WEEK OF 1/3 THROUGH 1/9. I CANNOT SCHEDULE MY UPLOADS. This is the second Anniversary show for 2022....

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Late Last Year, Taylor Swift's song All Too Well topped the chart and became the longest song to reach number one at just over ten minutes. She to...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It is quite common for a commercial to use a hit song but now and again a commercial will become so popular that the music in the commercial will b...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Remember, pronounce it Mohg rather than Mooog. Robert Moog did not invent the synthesizer. He just made it so that it was in the reach of the reg...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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My wife and cohost has joked many times that she listens to so much radio and audio book during her job that they should be paying her. Well, now ...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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It happens now and again that a song will have its title changed after it is released and starts to become popular. The reasons why vary but colle...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This is a music podcast/radio show. The biggest music story right now is Joe Rogan and Neil Young. We have to talk about it.

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Oscars are this month. How about a show discussing musicians who have been nominated for an Oscar? Some have even won.

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week we have an interview with author Marc Wasserman about his new book Skaboom. An American Ska and Reggae Oral History. It is a history of ...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Here's the game. Name a TV theme song that then became a hit on the pop chart. You cannot choose a song that was first a hit and then used for a ...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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Here's an interesting trivia question. Name a song that does not have a chorus. We have a few. We will also discuss the idea of a refrain, which...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominated Dolly Parton. She said no. They said sorry, the ballots have already gone out. Dolly is not the first a...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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There is a small group of songs that have charted twice. Not a remake or a remix but the exact same song. It charted twice often years apart. To...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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The Golden Raspberry Award. It used to have a Worst Song catagory. Not anymore. But we will revist those that once made the cut in this award s...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7