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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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I have said many times on the show that titles are not copyrighted. You could write a song titled Stairway to Heaven. Well it looks like someone ...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we speak with photographer Curt Angeledes about his new book, Go For Broke, Volume One. Curt has been following and taking pictures of ...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Spotify is the top streaming service so it is where musicians go to be discovered. The only way to succeed is to be streamed. What people are fin...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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I want to play a game. No. Really. I want to play a game. I have ten monsters. I will say the monster and you tell me what song comes to your ...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The tour bus is the main form of transportation for bands. To that end accidents can happen. On the show Tammy and I will relate a list of tour b...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The baby on the cover of the Nirvana Nevermind album is now 30 years old and he is suing everyone involved in the album for pornography even though...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Last month, two major concert promotors stated their venues and concerts by their artists will be for those who are vaccinated only. This command ...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It seems that music companies are going out of their way to not pay their performers. The Black Box is a nickname given to a fund of royalties tha...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Elvis. Michael Jackson. Tupac. Many believe these people are still alive but faked their death. What is better is that of all the musicians we ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6