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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:

534: Year of Return, 8/24/2019

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:

19-33 Music In Medicine, Dr. Mariam Renno-Boccali Interview

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 58:57


FR: Tony Morris

DT: August 14, 2019

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE!  19-33 Music In Medicine: Dr. Mariam Renno-Boccali Interview


In Cue:  MUSIC IN  “Hello and welcome to…”

Out Cue: MUSIC IN “…another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!”

Program Length: 58:57



  Bizet: Prelude                                        Los Romeros, guitars

                                                                 (Philips 412-609)


 Emilio Pujol: Seguidilla                           Mariam Renno-Boccali, guitar

                                                                 (GS 2003)


 Interview: Mariam Renno-Boccali: “Oh, twenty years, medical doctor…  … two days a week as a doctor now.”


 Weiss: Badinage                                 Mariam Renno-Boccali, guitar

                                                                 (GS 2003)


 Maximo Diego Pujol: Luminosa Buenos Aires   Giampolo Bandini, guitar

                                                                            Caesare Chiacchiaretta, bandoneon

                                                                             I Musici di Parma


Interview: Mariam Renno-Boccali: “It’s a beautiful adventure…   … when there is a need, a medical device, breast prosthesis, the next concert is for a children’s home in Africa, and then I play. I think it’s beautiful to play music for that.”


 Rodrigo: Zapateado                               Mariam Renno-Boccali, guitar

                                                                 (GS 2003)


 Armand Coeck: Cantorus Angelorum, Fantasia   Wouter Vercruysee, cello

                                                                              Joris D’Haene, Micheline Dumortier, guitars

                                                                 (Auurk 700261984834)


Interview: Mariam Renno-Boccali: “I had the chance to go to …  … not only guitar lesson, but lessons for life, too.”


 Emilio Pujol: Guajira                                Mariam Renno-Boccali, guitar

                                                                 (GS 2003)


 Eddie Healy: 60 Seconds                        Eddie Healy, guitar trio

                                                                 (Eddie Healy 2012)


 Interview: Mariam Renno-Boccali:”Thank you for letting me share this moment…  … I’m grateful to be a guitarist.”


  Antonio Grande: Tarantella                   Mariam Renno-Boccali, guitar

                                                                 (GS 2003)






The Classical Guitar Alive nonprofit organization, (which produces this Classical Guitar Alive! internationally-distributed radio program), also administers its Music In Medicine program, which presents classical music performance in hospitals and hospices. This weeks’ radio program features an interview with medical doctor Mariam Renno-Boccali, who is also a concert guitarist and international guitar competition prize winner. Dr. Mariam Renno-Boccali, discusses her life in music and medicine, and her association Concert for Cancer, which promotes music in hospitals.


Classical Guitar Alive! celebrates 21 years of national distribution, airing each week on over 200 stations, and is free to all stations. FUNDRAISER EDITION of Classical Guitar Alive! is available here, 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 H33: Recent Releases from ECM: Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn (piano duet), and Larry Grenadier (solo bass)

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

Iyertaborn_small Blue Dimensions H33: Recent ECM Releases: Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn (piano duet), and Larry Grenadier (solo bass). In this hour of Blue Dimensions, we'll open two new albums from the boundary-breaking ECM label, a duet album from pianists Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn called "The Transitory Poems" honoring prime avant-garde influences, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Geri Allen, and Cecil Taylor, recorded live in Budpest in 2018, and a solo bass album from bassist Larry Grenadier. We'll also hear a couple of pieces from The Joshua Redman Quartet from their new album "Come What May," a quartet  from the early years of this century that Redman has reassembled. Plus: a new song from John Dokes, his one original song on a new album of standards, and pianist Harold Mabern in concert, heading up a great quartet on the album "The Iron Man: Live At Smoke."

promo included: promo-H33

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG46: You Bet Your Garden # 46 Is it too late for pepper plants?, 8/14/2019

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:59

Ybyg-summ-hero_small On this episode of YBYG, our host Mike McGrath reveals why peppers are perhaps the only “plants of summer” that will accept such tender mercies this late in the season. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous phone call question show!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Pants on Fire (#1479)

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

Bell_peppers_small After we discussed the Smile Belt and other "belt" regions of the United States, listeners chimed in with more, including the Potato Belt and Potato Chip Belt in Pennsylvania, and Banana Belt, a term used for the southern regions of both Vermont and Alaska.

The saying Liar, liar pants on fire is part of a longer children's rhyme that's been around since 1841 or so. There are several different versions of what comes after the line Liar, liar, pants on fire, such as Hanging by a telephone wire / While you're there, cut your hair / And stick it down your underwear. A listener in Indianapolis, Indiana, reports finding other taglines, such as Stick your head in boiling water, and the milder Wash your face in dirty water.

To describe someone who is dazed, lost, or confused, you might say he looks like he was sent for and couldn't go.
An 11-year-old in Tallahassee, Florida, wonders about a phrase her late grandfather used. Instead of swearing, he'd exclaim I swanee! or I'll swanny! This mild oath, and its shorter version, I'll swan, derives from an English dialectal phrase, I shall warrant.

The Indiana Limestone Belt has an abundance of this type of rock. The limestone industry figured prominently in the movie Breaking Away, in which affluent residents of Bloomington, Indiana, referred derisively to quarry workers and their families as cutters, as in stonecutters.

For this week's puzzle, Quiz Guy John Chaneski is inventing new breeds of dogs by changing one letter in the name of an existing breed. If you take a Rottweiler, for example, then change one letter in the breed's name, you'll have anew mutt that can exist on carrots, parsnips, turnips, and the like.

A woman in Mandeville, Louisiana, wonders about a term her grandfather used when someone hogged all the ice cream or took more of their share of cookies: Don't be a gorby! This termmay derive from the Scots word gorb, meaning "glutton." Her grandfather was from northern Maine, where the term gorby also applies to a kind of bird called the Canada jay, known for swooping in and making off with food.

A woman in Farmers Branch, Texas, explains how the simple term cousin succinctly denotes a complicated relationship.

The phrase he doesn't know from, meaning "he doesn't know about," is a word-for-word borrowing, or calque, of a Yiddish phrase Er veys nit fun.

A fluke print is the pattern a whale's tail leaves on the surface of the water.

A man in San Clemente, California, and his friends are debating the term for when a substance in a smoking device is all used up. Which phrase is correct: the bowl is cashed, or the bowl is cacked? In this case, both terms work.

For a clever way to describe someone as arrogant, you can always say I'd like to buy him for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth. A less common variant: I'd like to buy him for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he'll bring.

A new Maurice Sendak manuscript, Presto and Zesto in Limboland, will be published in 2018, several years after the death of the beloved illustrator. E.B. White, author of Charlotte's Web, had some wise advice about writing for children: "Anybody who shifts gears when he writes for children is likely to wind up stripping his gears."

A woman who relocated from the eastern United States to Evansville, Indiana, was confused when her mother-in-law there asked her to bring in some mangoes from the garden, since tropical fruits don't grow in the Midwest. In that part of the country, the word mango means "green pepper." The reason involves a deliciously circuitous history.

In an earlier episode, we talked about the butterfly mating behavior known as hilltopping, in which male butterflies try to appeal to females by flying as high as possible. A listener in Fairbanks, Alaska, reports that the term hilltopping is used among sledheads, or "snowmobile enthusiasts," to mean a different kind of showing off -- riding up a hill on a snowmobile as high as possible before falling back. This move is also called hightopping.

An Indianapolis, Indiana, man says that when his grandmother wanted to urge someone on, she'd say It's time to pour the cobs on or It's time for the cobs. What's the origin?

A woman in Virginia Beach, Virginia, wants to know the pronunciation of floccinaucinihilipilification, and why such a long word means "the habit of estimating something as worthless."

This episode is hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, and produced by Stefanie Levine.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO- Tango, but not exactly!

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


Beat Latino this week is all about…. ¡Puro tango que no es tango! Only tangos that are not exactly, tangos!

We’re got flamenco tangos with Diego el Cigala and Martirio, tropical tangos with Ruben Blades, mariachi tangos with Vicente Fernández and Rocío Durcal, salsa tangos with Jerry Rivera, electro tangos with Gotan Project and much, much more! We love the genre-hopping that abounds today in our Latinx musical universe!

Get your tango on (sort of!) with Beat Latino this week!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #485 - Louis Jordan, Pt. 4: 1947-48

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:01

Jitbtitlemedium_small Louis Jordan, Pt. 4: 1947-48Louis Jordon, Pt. 4: 1947-48

The "Juke In The Back" presents Part 4 of our mammoth, 6 part series, featuring the most important musical figure of the 1940s, Louis Jordan. He was the most successful African-American artist of the decade, selling millions of records to both Black and White audiences. Jordan charted 57 singles between 1942 and 1951, scoring 18 #1 R&B hits and 56 top 10s. Several of his records even crossed over into the Pop Top 10, which was an almost unheard of feat at the time. Part 4 of our series focuses on the incredible hit-making years of 1947 and '48. Jordan scored 4 #1 records in 1947, spending an amazing 40 weeks at the top of the Race Record Chart (the name of the R&B chart at that time). The year was kicked off with "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," which topped the chart for 17 weeks and nearly every record that Decca issued on Jordan that year was a major seller. "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" became the catchphrase of 1947, along with "Open The Door, Richard." The latter was a tune based on a Black Vaudeville routine, which hit #2 on the R&B charts by 4 different artists, including Louis Jordan. Count Basie's version of "Richard" crossed over to #1 on the Pop Chart, making "Richard" a huge crossover success. We're also highlighting the first half of 1948. It's still a big year for Jordan, but the hits begin to slow down a bit. He only scored 1 #1 in '48. The "Juke" is jumpin' with Jordan this week on part 4 of "Juke In The Back"'s tribute to the "King Of The Jukeboxes, Louis Jordan. 

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #210C - Swingin' Songs

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

Sound_ideas_small Welcome to an hour of swingin' songs, tunes with great lyrics. It's easy to overlook the artistry of the human voice. So let's listen in to a collection of vocal instruments at their best backed by some of the hippest instrumentation backing them up.

The Spanish Hour with Candice Agree (Series)

Produced by Candice Agree

Most recent piece in this series:

The Spanish Hour 1934: Music for a Pilgrimage

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


Since the ninth century, the routes to Santiago de Compostela leading to the sanctuary of St. James have attracted countless pilgrim and exercised a potent mystique. What has achieved less attention is the music originally sung during the services in honor of the saint. Marcel Pérès's in-depth study of the Codex Calixtinus, preserved at the Cathedral of Santiago, has led to a reconstruction of the musical gems contained in the rare twelfth-century manuscript. This recording attest to the multiple stylistic influences encountered on the pilgrimage in the early 12th century.