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Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) (Series)

Produced by Jerry L. Davis

Most recent piece in this series:

Blues For Modern Times #176

From Jerry L. Davis | Part of the Blues For Modern Times (formerly Blues For Modern Man) series | 59:00


This is show #176 of the Series "Blues For Modern Times", (formerly called Blues For Modern Man). This show is produced to be broadcast as either a weekly Series, or it can be easily be used as a stand-alone episode. The focus of this Series is to support today's Modern Blues music and working Blues Artists, and it highlights the great variety of music that they record. My shows use mainly just received new, and artists latest Blues releases in each show, though I occasionally blend in other modern Blues music. Today’s Blues are a diverse and exciting genre, as todays Blues Artists play in various styles of Blues. This allows me to create a true Blues variety show that should appeal to most any curious music lover. These programs DO NOT have to be ran in order-however-the higher the show number, the newer the music in the program. These shows ARE NOT dated at all, so that this Series can begin to be run at any point or show number, at your Stations discretion.
  This show is designed for the music lover, with a great variety of music. It's also for the Blues lover, to check out the latest from some of their favorite artists, and to discover new Blues artists and their recordings. And this show is a good intro to the Blues for new Blues listeners, to help them discover the diversity in today’s modern Blues music. I produce this show solely to be a part of a NPR/Community Station's regular weekly 1 hour show lineup. This show focus is on the music, and I inform listeners of the songs I've played, what album it's from, and an occasional tidbit or two on the Artist or the tune.  I post my playlists and more on my Facebook Page for the Show, Blues For Modern Times.
Since the show is aired regularly on several stations, I produce and upload NEW SHOWS EVERY WEEK. My hope is to grow both the number of stations and listeners of this program, thereby fulfilling my mission to support working Artists, and share today’s Blues music with as many listeners as possible...Upon request, I also can produce 25 second spots for each show if desired by your station, leaving :05 to announce show day and time.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

633: Monumental Lies , 8/15/2020

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | :00

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Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

20-37 Beethoven, Rebay, Ravel, Falla, Gismonti

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:58


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: September 8, 2020

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  20-37 Beethoven, Rebay, Ravel, Falla, Gismonti


In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to…"

Out Cue: "…another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"

Program Length:58:57



 Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude          Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                             (Philips 412-609)



Falla: La Vida Breve: Spanish Dance #1,  Julian Bream & John Williams, guitars

   “Julian and John    (Sony 2015) (3:39)


Beethoven: Serenade in D Major, op 41              Franz & Debora Halasz, guitar & piano

    “Beethoven: Works for Guitar and Piano”    (BIS 2020) (21:10)


Ravel: Pavane pour une infant defune   Julian Bream & John Williams, guitars

   “Julian and John”    (Sony 2015) (6:13)


Rebay: Sonata in C Minor for Violin & Guitar              Laurence Kayaleh, violin, Michael Kolk, guitar

                 “Ferdinand Rebay: Complete Sonatas for violin/viola and guitar” (Naxos 2020) (20:18)


Egberto Gismonti: Baiao Malandro         Duo Eterna

    “Ondulando”  (DotGuitar.It 2015)  (5:06)





This week's edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music by Manuel de Falla and Ravel, from the 1972 Grammy-winning record for Best Chamber Music Recording by Julian Bream and John Williams, and new 2020 recordings of Beethoven, Ferdinand Rebay, and Egberto Gismonti.


Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates 22 years of national distribution, airing each week on over 200 stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here to all stations, no carriage fee: http://www.prx.org/pieces/187790-fundraiser-editio


CGA! is a winner at PRX's 13th Annual Zeitfunk Awards: #1 Most Licensed Producer, and #2 Most Licensed Series.

Blue Dimensions (Series)

Produced by Bluesnet Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Dimensions I33: The Vibraphonic Reincarnation of Warren Wolf

From Bluesnet Radio | Part of the Blue Dimensions series | 59:00

Wolf_small New music from vibraphonist Warren Wolf from his album "Reincarnation." Inspired both by family tragedies, and happy events, a new marriage and kids, Wolf expands his musical horizons on the album. Also, new recordings from another vibraphonist Steve Yeager with a large group on the album "Vibraharp," and from saxophonist Christopher Hollyday continuing his comeback started a couple of years ago after teaching, but not recording, for many years. We'll also play a track from an impressive new album from trumpeter Erik Jekabson, and one from a brainy new release from pianist Aaron Diehl — and a new album of pianist and composer Yelena Eckemoff's musical portraits of fourteen nocturnal animals. We'll select one of them, for this hour of Blue Dimensions.

promo included: promo-I33

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG197: You Bet Your Garden # 97 Tomato Rot, Compost, Woodchips & Cuke FREE Cucumbers!!, 8/5/2020

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:58

Ybyg-sp-p_small In this new episode of YBYG Mike covers 4 topics in the Question of the week; Tomato Rot, Compost, Woodchips & Cuke FREE Cucumbers!! Plus your fabulous phone calls!!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Moon Palace (#1552)

From A Way with Words | Part of the A Way with Words series | 54:00

6303898890_404ccb4e7c_w_small Just as books at independent bookshops are carefully curated and hand-sold, the names of the stores themselves often reflect the owner's personal vision and preferences, such as The Wild Detectives in Dallas, Texas;  Wild Rumpus and Moon Palace in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Tin Can Mailman in Arcata, California; the Tattered Cover in Denver, Colorado; and in San Diego, such stores as The Book Catapult and Run for Cover, as well as Mysterious Galaxy and Verbatim. When author Connie Schultz asked Twitter users for their favorite independent-bookshop names, readers responded with dozens more.

Patricia in Midland, Georgia, says her mother always used the phrase black-hearted buzzard to denote someone who was evil or otherwise up to no good. Is that just her expression?

Rachel from Harrogate, Tennessee says that when she was growing up in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, she and her fellow musicians used the term B-flat as slang for "ordinary" or "average." In the 1938 publication New York Panorama, a guidebook to New York State put out by the Works Progress Administration, there's a section on the language of jazz in New York City, which includes a definition of B-flat as "dull" and another for G-flat, meaning "brilliant." B-flat is also slang for "bedbug."

Another evocative indie bookstore name: Books Are Magic in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. And how can you resist walking into an establishment with a sign outside that says "Book People"? There are at least two stores with that name in the United States: one in Austin, Texas and another in Richmond, Virginia.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski's game is based on the names of cities and states where the National Puzzlers' League has held its annual convention over the past few years. Attendees came up with a punny moniker for each that incorporates the con- in convention. For example, the 1999 convention was held at the Big Sky Resort near the town of Bozeman, so puzzlers jokingly called that gathering Contana. The 2012 convention was held in one of two famous Portlands. What state-related nickname did they give to that event?

Terry, a health-care worker in Traverse City, Michigan, says she and her colleagues use the term cohorting to describe the act of grouping patients with COVID-19 in designated facilities. But they're not sure what word to use to denote reintegrating them into the general population after treatment. Normalization? Decohorting?

Nesh is a dialectal term in England that means "soft" or "tender."

Bill in Surrey, New Hampshire, says his father used to tell him to hold tightly to something, such as a rope, by urging him to muckle on to it. He rarely heard the word again until a Scotsman visited his farm and admiringly noted that Bill's dog was a fine muckle beast. Are those terms related?

What common English word can mean "reddish," "whitish," or "bluish"? Answer: livid.

The vast majority of young students at Oxford Spires Academy in England are refugees and economic migrants. According to teacher Kate Clanchy, this mixture of cultures and languages creates something magical, including some remarkable poetry in English. Clanchy has published some of them in an anthology, England: Poems from a School. They include the wistful, sensuous "My Mother Country" by Rukiya Khatun, a 17-year-old from Bangladesh.

In parts of the Southern United States, the leave-taking phrases Come and go home with me, Come go home with us, and Come home with us don't mean that the departing guest is literally inviting the host to come along. The host's equivalent is often something like You ought to just spend the night, which usually isn't a literal invitation, either. Both are simply courteous ways of saying that it's time for the gathering to wind down.

A griph is an obsolete term for puzzle or enigma. This word's etymology is a puzzle itself, although it appears to trace back to Ancient Greek griphos, meaning "fishing basket."  

Susan, a librarian in Grant County, Kentucky, says her spouse, who is from the Cincinnati area, uses the expression Please? to mean "How's that?" or "Come again?" or "Excuse me?" to get someone to repeat a statement. This dialectal feature is largely associated with Cincinnati and other areas heavily settled by German immigrants. It's what linguists call a calque, or loan translation, from German, where the word Bitte, or "please," is used in exactly the same way.

In nautical lore, Fiddler's Green is the mythical place where dead mariners go to enjoy of a life of leisure, with plenty of song, dancing, flirting, and rum. It may be tempting to connect this expression with mariners' term fid, or a "tool for splicing rope," but the two are unrelated.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Música for the Birds

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 58:00

Beatlatino-birdsong_small This week's Beat Latino is inspired by the the two-volume "Guides to Birdsong" coordinated by El Búho (aka Robin Perkins) in which the calls and songs of endangered or threatened birds are the inspiration for a series of compositions by a who's who of electronic producers from the Americas. Whether inspired by actually birdsong or the way these seminal fellow singers and music-makers on this planet soar and fly in freedom or their singular beauty, this week's Beat Latino is truly for the birds. Spread your wings and fly and enjoy!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #536 - Bo Diddley: 1955

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:00

Jitbtitlemedium_small Bo DiddleyBo Diddley: 1955 

This week's "Juke In The Back" takes a look at the breakthrough year of one of rock n' roll's true architects and innovators, Bo Diddley. His first recording session was held at Chess Records in Chicago on March 2nd and 3rd, 1955, where he laid down 4 original tunes. One of those songs, "I'm A Man," would inspire blues great Muddy Waters' "Manish Boy," while the other, "Bo Diddley," would be the igniting spark for rock n' roll. Diddley was a complicated and compelling artist, who's talents go way beyond his signature "hambone" rhythm, his vibrato guitar and his crazy lyrics. Bo's spirit is the spirit of rebellion, the true ingredient for rock music. It all began in 1955 and this week's "Juke In The Back" will explore those roots.

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #250 - Semiquincentennial Lollapalooza

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:40

Sound_ideas_small This is the two hundred and fiftieth episode in a thematic series focused on jazz, blues, and spoken word.

During the past several years this program has presented a wide variety of jazz, blues, and spoken word performances. Exploring jazz in all its colors and creative aspects while not devolving into a hodge podge of sound requires a thematic approach, a unifying thread that enables a varied, yet flowing presentation of a wide canvas of sound. To this end, each hour's magic carpet ride has featured a stylistic or linguistic theme to enable us to explore without getting lost along the way. As this is the semiquincentennial program in the series, that's right, number two hundred and fifty, we will explore a simple theme: diggin' the sounds that have held a special meaning for me over the past decades.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2027: Chamber Music from Central and South America

From Candice Agree | Part of the The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree series | 58:30


A suite for six – count-em six -- tubas by Uruguay’s Enrique Crespo, plus miniatures for small orchestra from Panama’s Roque Cordero. Federico Moreno Torroba’s homage to the dance “seguidilla” rounds out this week’s program.