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Playlist: Time to Lay it Down

Compiled By: Frank Christopher

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Program 1 ~ The Battle of the Airwaves

From WPSU | Part of the Time to Lay it Down ~ The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War series | 59:11

The first hour of the two-part series, Time to Lay It Down ~ The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War that explores the music created during the Vietnam War, which expressed the deep divisions in the U.S., and provided a life line for GIs in Vietnam, as well as a source of healing when they came home.

Perfect accompaniment to the Ken Burns' 10-part series The Vietnam War broadcast starting September 17, 2017 and airing throughout fall 2017, as well for broadcast during Veterans and Memorial Days.

Time-to-lay-it-down-cd-sample_small Vietnam... a war with a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. But there's so much more to that soundtrack than most of us realize. 
Tune into... Time to Lay It Down ~ The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War and listen to the music that expressed the deep divisions about the war, and provided a life line for GIs in Vietnam, as well as a source of healing when they came home. 
You’ll hear folk, country, blues, R&B and Rock from the Vietnam War era, and the voices of musicians such as: Noel “Paul” Stookey and Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary, Tom Paxton, Country Joe McDonald, Stax recording artist William Bell, Graham Nash, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, and Marvin Gaye.  

Available from WPSU Penn State: two episodes ~The Battle of the Airwaves and The Soundtrack in Vietnam. Each episode is 59 minutes. 

Hour 30: Jazz on Central Avenue – Bebop in Los Angeles

From WTJU | Part of the Jazz at 100 series | 58:59

Most of the pioneering bebop musicians we have featured in the past several programs were centered in New York – Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Bud Powell, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Navarro, JJ Johnson, Max Roach. While New York may have dominated the modern music scene, it wasn’t the only scene. The wartime economy in southern California brought an influx of African-American workers, not dissimilar to Chicago in the 1920s, and with them musicians, nightclubs and dance halls.

Jazz_at_100_poster_copy_small Most of the pioneering bebop musicians we have featured in the past several programs were centered in New York – Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Bud Powell, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Navarro, JJ Johnson, Max Roach. While New York may have dominated the modern music scene, it wasn’t the only scene. The wartime economy in southern California brought an influx of African-American workers, not dissimilar to Chicago in the 1920s, and with them musicians, nightclubs and dance halls.

The Latin Alternative 1621

From WMHT | Part of the The Latin Alternative series | 58:59

Just in time for the Summer Olympics, it's our annual Brazil episode. We'll be spotlighting Brazilian funk, bossa nova, rock, hip-hop and everything in between.

Latinalt_small Just in time for the Summer Olympics, it's our annual Brazil episode. We'll be spotlighting Brazilian funk, bossa nova, rock, hip-hop and everything in between.