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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:

833: Afghanistan's Recognition Problem, 8/13/2022

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 59:00


There isn’t a single country in the world that recognizes the Taliban as a legitimate government. And neither do many Afghans. One year after the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan, reporter Najib Aminy checks back in with a teacher from Kabul named Aysha, who fled to the U.K. She was one of the 120,000 people airlifted out of the country as the Taliban took control. Like many other Afghan refugees, she’s frustrated that the Taliban’s leadership has resulted in having to leave her home country behind. 

While the Biden administration has claimed to welcome refugees from both Afghanistan and Ukraine, the process for people fleeing the two countries has been unequal. To gain temporary entry to the United States, more than 66,000 Afghans applied through a process called humanitarian parole. But the hurdles for Afghans are huge, including monthslong wait times, piles of paperwork and a steep cost ($575 per person). In contrast, after Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States created a special humanitarian parole process for Ukrainians caught in the conflict – it can be filed online and has no application fee. Government records reveal that only 123 Afghan humanitarian parole applicants have been approved, compared with 68,000 Ukrainian applicants. 

Guest host Ike Sriskandarajah and Aminy then head to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where $7 billion in assets belonging to Afghanistan has sat frozen since the Taliban took control of the country last year. Aminy talks with Shah Mehrabi, an economist who sits on the governing board of the Afghan central bank, who says that without access to those assets, the country’s economy is headed toward collapse. The Biden administration is in a complicated position as it considers whether to release the money – and how to do it without aiding the Taliban. 

Obaidullah Baheer is a lecturer at the American University of Afghanistan who is trying to bring the Taliban and its critics together to chart a future for the country. For Baheer, Afghan politics is personal – his grandfather served as prime minister of the country and is accused of committing war crimes that killed thousands of civilians. With that weight of personal history, Baheer is organizing Afghans to figure out how to resolve the conflicts at the heart of the country today.

Classical Guitar Alive! (Series)

Produced by Tony Morris

Most recent piece in this series:

22-44 Autumn Music: Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Kosma, Nihasi, Martin, Pujol, and more

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: October 31, 2022

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  22-43 Autumn Music: Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Kosma, Nihasi, Martin, Pujol, and more


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)



Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Autumn           Amsterdam Guitar Trio

   “Vivaldi: The Four Seasons”    (RCA 1985) (10:42)


Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052: I Allegro    Grigoryan Brothers, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey, conductor   “Bach Concertos” (ABC 2018) (8:18)



Eduardo Martin: Songs of the Calendar: Sept, Nov    Iliana Matos, guitar

             “Angels in the Street”  (GSP Recordings 2006) (3:49)


Joseph Kosma, arr. Yenne Lee: Autumn Leaves           Yenne Lee, guitar

       “Autumn Leaves”               (GSI Foundation 2017)  (7:00)


Jun-Ichi Nihashi: Autumn Song        Yasuo Watani, harmonica, Shin-ichi Fukuda, guitar

             “Japanese Guitar Music, Vol. 3” (Naxos 2016) (6:50)


Maximo Diego Pujol: 3 Pieces of Autumn   Victor Villadangos & Giorgio Mirto, guitars

                “Pujol: Complete Guitar Duos” (Brilliant Classics 2009)  (13:07)


Piazzolla: Autumn in Buenos Aires       Aniello Desiderio’s Quartetto Furioso

    “Ondulando”  (Timba Records 2019)  (7:06)





This week's edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! features music written about Autumn by Vivaldi, Eduardo Martin, Joseph Kosma, Jun-Ichi Nihashi, Maximo Diego Pujol, and Piazzolla.


CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! is a weekly one-hour music with interviews program that is sound-rich, energetic, and has a positive vibe. It is an audience bridge-builder program that attracts both core classical audience and fans of all kinds of acoustic music.


Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates 25 years of national distribution and airs each week on over 250 stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here to all stations: 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 K33: Quentin Baxter's "Art Moves Jazz" and Charlton Singleton's "Crossroads," two albums that are like siblings

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


In this hour of Blue Dimensions, two albums that are kind of "sibling" albums, from trumpeter Charlton Singleton and drummer Quentin Baxter, working together on both albums and sharing several band members, including saxophonist Mark Sterbank and pianist Demetrius Doctor.  We'll explore their close connection, which began over twenty years ago,  and their use of Gullah rhythms with several tracks from each of these two fine albums, "Crossroads" from Singleton and "Art Moves Jazz" from Baxter.  We will also play some new music from the trio of guitarist Barry Coates, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Jerry Kalaf. They have a new album that is at times avant-garde and at times almost neo-classical called "New Dreams."

promo included: promo-K33

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG1200PRX: You Bet Your Garden # 1200 A Fresh Look: Time for the third season of Gardening, 8/11/2022

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:57

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this Fresh Look Mike prepares you for the third season of Gardening into the Fall!! Plus your fabulous phone calls!!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Blue Streak (#1598)

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


In an electric car, the trunk is in the front, not the back. Automotive engineers refer to this part of the vehicle as the frunk, a portmanteau of front and trunk. For a while, the Jaguar company, which is based in the UK, instead called it the froot, a combination of front and boot.  
Candace from Berea, Kentucky, got married a few weeks ago and wonders: At what point does a person start being a bride? When, if ever, does that title no longer apply?
A restaurant manager in Kokomo, Indiana, had an employee who failed to show up for work. This left him wondering about the phrase left in the lurch. It probably derives from an old game similar to backgammon called lourche, the object of which is to one's opponent behind on the board, or in other words, to leave them in the lurch. In Old French, lourche means "deceived," "embarrassed," "trapped," or "duped," and also came to mean "a place where hunters lie in wait."
In Leonardo da Vinci, biographer Walter Isaacson notes that Da Vinci was fond of riddles, including this one: Winged creatures will support people with their feathers.  
Quiz Guy John Chaneski pitches a puzzle about the names of minor-league baseball teams. For example, which team's name might refer either to a type of weather phenomenon or a wooden roller coaster on the Coney Island boardwalk?
When Julius Caesar chose to cross the Rubicon River and march against his rival in Rome, he supposedly said Alea jacta est, or "The die is cast," indicating that at that point, there was no going back. The phrase is a reference to rolling a die, but does that kind of die have anything to do with modern-day metallurgy and in which one casts a die?
If you need a way to urge someone to butt out of your business or stop telling you how to do something, you can always retort, I'm the one milking this duck!
Ian in Clyde, North Carolina, is puzzled when a colleague uses the term blue million, meaning "a large amount." Along with words like zillion and gazillion, this expression functions as an indefinite hyperbolic numeral. Sometimes the word blue serves as an intensifier, as in true blue, meaning "steadfastly loyal" and blue streak, which, when used in reference to cursing, suggests a large quantity of coarse language. Similarly, the blue fires of hell intensifies the expression the fires of hell.
You look like the hind wheels of destruction means "You look terrible!" An earlier version is the hind wheels of bad luck. 
In 1975, Annie Dillard won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction for her book Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A few years later, she wrote an essay in The New York Times with advice for writers and artists, calling on them to observe the world attentively and write with urgency.
Polly from Issaquah, Washington, grew up in Washington, D.C., where she and her family used the term food store to mean "grocery store." However, a friend from the Midwest teases her about this. Does anyone else call a grocery store a food store? Based on research from the Linguistic Atlas Project, plus anecdotal evidence in response to her question on our Facebook group, it's clear that food store is used by many people from the East Coast of the United States down to the Gulf of Mexico.
A kindergartener misunderstands the name of an event at his school, later insisting to his mother that he attended a pepper alley, not a pep rally. Let's hope that's the case, because pepper alley is actually 19th-century boxing slang referring to "a state of being beaten up," the result of being peppered with punches, but also possibly a reference to London's Pepper Alley, notorious for brawls and debauchery.
Amelia in Arlington, Virginia, was surprised to hear her wife, who is from Iowa, use the phrase getting the goody out to describe someone sporting a well-worn pair of sweatpants, indicating that they were continuing to get the most out of that raggedy piece of clothing. Since the 18th century, the term goody has referred to "the edible part of a nut," and can also denote other desirable things that take a little bit of extra effort to pry loose, such as crabmeat or the yolk of an egg.
This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: NUEVO New for August!

From Catalina Maria Johnson | Part of the BEAT LATINO series | 58:30


It's that time of the month again! Beat Latino selects tunes for you from recent new releases that artfully share different sides and vibes and instruments and roots from all over the wide and wonderful Latine, Latinx universe, including the Americas. Spain and our international diaspora. There's something for everybody - from retro fantastical political salsa to old-school vallenato to Afro-Andean funk and more! Spend some time here and discover your new favorites. Enjoy!
Featured photo: Meridian Brothers

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #640 - Jimmy Preston

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


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Jimmy Preston made a major contribution to early Rock n' Roll by ushering in the era of the screamin' sax. "Messin' With Preston," "Hucklebuck Daddy," "Hay Ride" and his other early sides for Gotham Records were highly influential in the new genre of Rhythm & Blues, but it's his original version of "Rock The Joint" that he will always be remembered for. "Rock The Joint" from 1949 is a definite contender for the first Rock n' Roll song, but since you can't pin an entire musical movement down to just one tune, let's just say that it was one of the first. It jumps, it wails, it swings and tells the story of how this music is really going to make them rock the joint. It was immediately covered by Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames for Columbia, then Jimmy Cavallo, but most importantly, Bill Haley laid down a ground-breaking rockabilly version of "Rock The Joint" in 1952. So even though Jimmy Preston is mostly remembered for one major contribution, Matt The Cat has dug up many more noteworthy jump tunes to open your ears and tap your toe to. This week's "Juke In The Back" is jumpin' with some pristine shellac from the great and highly unappreciated Jimmy Preston. DIG!

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #326 - Bones Aplenty

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:51

Sound_ideas_small This is the three hundred-twenty-sixth episode in a thematic series focused on jazz, blues, and spoken word.

The trombone while not an unusual instrument in the jazz idiom is not as commonly found as its other brass brethren. Granted, it's often found in larger ensembles; however, its appearance on the front line in a smaller context is far less frequent. In this hour, we will dig the sounds of the trombone in many contexts but including as a proud member of the front line.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 2226: Dances, Impressions & Rhapsodies

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

Tumblr_inline_pbw3l7tkzo1uns891_1280_small From a Valencian medieval legend to the seat of the ancient Incan empire to pre-Colombian Peru and Bolivia to Cuba and the Argentine tango, works by Ginastera, Rodrigo, Lecuona and Frank, featuring flutist Eugenia Zukerman, pianist Thomas Tirino, and conductors Enrique Bátiz and Keith Lockhart, exploring contemporary visions of times gone by.