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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).

Compact Discoveries 44: Name That Tune!

From Fred Flaxman | Part of the Compact Discoveries series | 58:00

A classical musical quiz.

Cdslogo2inch_small This is the first, and, so far, only Compact Discoveries quiz, so get out your pen and paper and try to name the composer and composition for each of the ten delightful selections you will hear in this hour. Compact discs will be awarded to the winners. In order to prevent cheating, no script or playlist is available for this program.

Red Barn Radio - 09-15 AP - Louisville Mandolin Orchestra

From Ed Commons | 59:00

…a gaggle of mando’s…

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The Louisville Mandolin Orchestra was organized in 1988 to offer Louisville area musicians an opportunity to participate in an orchestral ensemble of plucked instruments.

The orchestration is comprised of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars and bass, similar to the instrumentation of a traditional string orchestra, and is a carry-over from the mandolin orchestra tradition popular at the turn of the last century.

The Louisville Mandolin Orchestra has achieved a wide reputation during its brief existence. The LMO has appeared on the Lonesome Pine Specials at the Kentucky Center for the Arts as part of a program called "Mando Magnificat." This show has been televised in a worldwide market. In addition, "Mando Magnificat" has been added to the permanent collection of The Smithsonian, making the LMO the first mandolin orchestra to be included in the Smithsonian. Besides numerous appearances in the region, the LMO has participated in international festivals in Germany, France and Spain. In 1994 the LMO became the first American mandolin orchestra to be invited to the Bundesmusikfest held in Germany every four years. The LMO received high critical acclaim for its performances at that prestigious festival. In 1995, the LMO was invited to participate in another international festival held in Remiremont, France. Other countries participating in that festival included Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Russia. In 1997 the LMO was again invited overseas to participate in the international mandolin festival held in La Coruña, Spain.

The Louisville Mandolin Orchestra has welcomed the opportunity to represent Kentucky in these international festivals, and as a result has forged many international friendships. Because of these friendships the LMO has been able to bring to Louisville audiences several international artists. Collaborative concerts have featured the Jack Lynn Frets Orchestra (England), The Duo Capriccioso (Germany), the Albeniz Guitar Duo (Germany) and Keith Harris (Germany/Australia).

It is the intention of the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra to continue to serve the Louisville community by providing a musical outlet for amateur musicians of the area, while bringing the world's best mandolinists and guitarists to Louisville audiences.

The Needle Drop: 12-04-10 (The Best Music of 2010 PT1)

From WNPR | Part of the The Needle Drop series | 57:12

We revisit our favorite releases of the year in part one of our best of 2010 series.

Four_tet-_there_is_love_in_you_small This week on the Needle Drop, we start our salute to the best tracks and albums of this year. We're going back to the beinging of 2010 and pulling together songs from Beach House, Adam Green, Four Tet, and more. The best of 2010 series will not stop until we touch down on all of our favorite records--or at least until we start getting new music from 2011.

Show 1: Dylan as Poet

From Bill King | Part of the Shakespeare in the Alley: Bob Dylan's Poetics series | 59:54

Introduction to this series on Bob Dylan's Poetics with focus on "To Ramona"

Bill-pic1_small Show one introduces three questions the series will address: What kind of poet is Dylan? How can we deepen our appreciation of his work? How does his poetry work? This show provides short answers to each. Later shows develop these much more fully. The song, "To Ramona," becomes the primary focus. It is a simple song in appearance with deep philosophical implications about the state of "radical solitude" in which each of us exist.

There is a substantial companion web site at http:\\www.dylanalley.org

An Evening with Los Lobos-Acoustic En Vivo

From Southwest Stages | Part of the Southwest Stages series | 58:26

This program features an evening of music and interviews with Los Lobos-Acoustic En Vivo. This performance was recorded live at the Historic Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona.

Los_lobos__small This program features an hour of music by Los Lobos, Acousic En Vivo. This performance was recorded live at the Historic Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona in February of 2007. This show also contains a phone interivew with Los Lobos' Steve Berlin by Southwest Stages' host John Strader.

For nearly three decades Los Lobos have been exploring the artistic and commercial possibilities of American biculturalism, moving back and forth between their Chicano roots and their love of American rock. Although the band first gained fame as part of the early-'80s roots-rock revival, they don't so much strip music down as mix it up, playing norteño, blues, country, Tex-Mex, ballads, folk, and rock.

Los Lobos have been guests on albums by Ry Cooder, Elvis Costello, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, and Paul Simon. Their music has been used in the films La Bamba, Eating Raoul, The Mambo Kings, Alamo Bay, and Chan Is Missing.

Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, David Hidalgo, and Louie Perez have known one another since they were adolescents in East L.A. They formed Los Lobos (Spanish for “the Wolves”) to play weddings and bars in their neighborhood. Although they had previously played in rock and Top 40 bands, together they decided to experiment with acoustic folk instruments and explore their Mexican heritage, playing norteño and conjunto music on instruments including the guitarron and bajo sexto. Los Lobos got their first full-time gig in 1978, playing at a Mexican restaurant in Orange County. That year they also released their debut album, Just Another Band From East L.A..

Eventually, Los Lobos’ experimentation led them back to electric instruments. They played one of their last acoustic shows opening for Public Image Ltd. at the Olympic Auditorium in L.A. in 1980, where they were booed by the audience. Nonetheless inspired by punk’s energy, Hidalgo and Perez began writing songs and playing Hollywood clubs. The Blasters became fans and urged Slash to sign Los Lobos.

...And a Time to Dance was produced by T Bone Burnett and Blasters saxman Steve Berlin. Its divergent collection of dance songs included the 70-year-old Mexican Revolution song “Anselma,” which won a Grammy in 1983 for Best Mexican-American Performance. Berlin joined Los Lobos for Will the Wolf Survive? a much praised album whose title track later became a country hit for Waylon Jennings. On By the Light of the Moon, coproduced by Burnett, Los Lobos wrote political songs about life in the barrio.

In 1987 Los Lobos recorded several Ritchie Valens songs for the La Bamba soundtrack (#1, 1987). Though the success of the title track (#1, 1987) and “Come On, Let’s Go” (#21, 1987) suddenly lifted Los Lobos out of their bar-band, critics’ fave status, they took a noncommercial detour with La Pistola y el Corazón, featuring the traditional Mexican music they had played throughout the ’70s.

On The Neighborhood they returned to more rocking material, working with John Hiatt, the Band’s Levon Helm, and drummer Jim Keltner. The album’s title paid homage to the deep connections the band still feels to East L.A. In 1991 Hidalgo and Perez wrote songs with the Band for that group’s reunion album. The material inspired Kiko, an evocative, avant-Latin-pop album produced by Mitchell Froom. In 1993 Slash released a 20-year-anniversary retrospective of Los Lobos songs; Just Another Band From East L.A.: A Collection includes material from the band’s debut LP, rare B sides, and live tracks, as well as theband’s hits.

Latin Playboys (1994), a self-titled album by an ad hoc group consisting of Hidalgo, Perez, Froom, and Tchad Blake, was a cross between the music of Los Lobos and Captain Beefheart. The muscular funk rock of Los Lobos’ next album, Colossal Head (#81 pop, 1996), split the difference between Kiko and Latin Playboys.

In 1998 Rosas and Hidalgo released Los Super Seven as part of a loose-knit Latin supergroup of the same name that included Freddy Fender, Joe Ely, and accordionist ace Flaco Jiménez, among others. A followup was released in 2001, which included vocalists Raul Malo of the Mavericks and Caetano Veloso. In 1999 Rosas released Soul Disguise, a gritty, R&B-inflected solo record. For his part, Hidalgo teamed up with ex–Canned Heat guitarist Mike Halby as Houndog for a self-titled blues album. After this rash of side projects, Los Lobos returned to the studio to make This Time, the final installment in a trilogy of heady, groove-rich albums (including Kiko and Colossal Head) exploring Mexican folklore and mysticism. In 2001 Los Lobos was the recipient of the Billboard Century Award.

from The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (Simon & Schuster, 2001)