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Playlist: Music Station Picks for November '10

Compiled By: PRX Curators

 Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgregory/3432973908/sizes/m/in/photostream/">Katie Gregory</a>
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Curated Playlist

November picks for music stations curated by PRX Music Format Curator David Srebnik.

Find out what David listens for in music programming.

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A Feast for the Ears

From WGUC | 01:56:31

Every year, WGUC host/producer Mark Perzel creates one of the warmest and most elegant-sounding Thanksgiving music programs.

I've heard this show for years — while running the board for it on Thanksgiving Day at Stations A, B and C, and also at home, while worrying about turkey fitness.

For listeners, this will serve as a worthy and welcome fit for the Thanksgiving preparation, cooking and post feast (food) coma. Suitable for all formats.

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Default-piece-image-0 As families come together and give thanks, A Feast for the Ears helps set the atmosphere and provide deeper meaning to the Thanksgiving holiday. A two-hour program, A Feast for the Ears reflects on the rich history and traditions of this well-loved American holiday and highlights music by American composers such as Aaron Copeland, Virgil Thomson, William Billings and Charles Ives, along with some undiscovered treasures by Rick Sowash and Mark O?Connor. Host Mark Perzel presents a melodic and intriguing exploration of Thanksgiving history, lore and roots in early European harvest festivals, as well as a thoughtful examination of the holiday's evolution and contemporary traditions.

Touchdown Song (Series)

Produced by ARTSEDGE

New from Producer Richard Paul, and his Artsedge series: the link between music and football. The series, titled Touchdown Song, cleverly and delightfully shows three ways music and football are inseparable.

The history of halftime celebrates what happens between part one and part two of the game. Content, assembly, pacing and mix could not be better — it will grab you. Both interesting and entertaining.

Film and TV honors the music that brilliantly accompanied, and sometimes dominated the classic NFL Films’ documentaries and the recounting of famous games. "Film and TV" wisely includes “Dah Dut dut Daaahhhh” (Not Beethoven’s 5th, but Monday Night Football’s four famous notes.)

The Fight Song: Fight songs are often lovely; lovely tributes to the school and the coeds who stroll the college grounds.

Programs in the Touchdown Song series run 12:01-15:40 minutes. Though a time-length scheduling challenge, it’s worth finding a creative way to insert any or all of the programs in the series within your program schedule.

Most recent piece in this series:

Piece of My Heart: The Story of Janis Joplin

From KUT | 57:31

Do you know...do you remember Janis Joplin? She was a belter, a wailer and a musical screamer who invested all of her blood, soul, guts (and a certain sweetness) into her music. Big Brother and the Holding Company... The Monterey Pop Festival... "Ball ‘n Chain”..."Me and Bobby McGee”... "Summertime"... I hope they ring a bell.

“A Piece of My Heart: The Story of Janis Joplin" is more exceptional radio documentary work from David Brown and Texas Music Matters Unit (KUT). I loved hearing the music (again), hearing the voice that could do anything and the simple personal insights Janis Joplin provides in her own words – including the approval-seeking letter that only a daughter could write to her disapproving (or not quite sure what to make of all this) parents in Port Arthur, Texas.

More than just a nostalgic trip down the '60s memory lane.

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Though Janis became an international symbol of the San Francisco music scene of the ‘60s, her Texas roots profoundly influenced her music, her identity, and ultimately her enduring legacy.  Join Kris Kristofferson, Tracy Nelson of Mother Earth, and some of those closest to Janis during her days growing up in Texas for an exclusive one hour documentary-- “Piece of My Heart: the Story of Janis Joplin”.  Hosted by David Brown and produced by the award-winning Texas Music Matters team at KUT Austin.