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Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: Modern Life Is Rubbish

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Reel Discovery series | 03:00

Modernlife_small Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin follows the ups and downs of young love with the musical drama Modern Life Is Rubbish.

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

UpFront Soul with Sanguine Fromage (Series)

Produced by WERU

Most recent piece in this series:

UpFront Soul #2018.17 April 23-29, 2018

From WERU | Part of the UpFront Soul with Sanguine Fromage series | 59:00

Nikki_giovanni_2_small We'll hear poets- many from the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements- reading their work, along with poetry set to music, and hip-hop. We'll hear from Nikki Giovanni, Touissant St. Negritude, Langston Hughes, Gil Scott-Heron, and many more!

UpFront Soul #2018.17 Playlist
Hour 1
Joan Armatrading "Back to the Night" from "Back to the Night" on A&M
 Blackalicious "Ego Tripping by Nikki Giovanni" from "Nia" on Quannum Projects
 Margaret Walker "For My People" from "Anthology of Negro Poets" on Folkways
 Reuben Wilson "Inner City Blues" from "Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection - Return of Jazz Funk"
 The Last Poets with Bernard Purdie "Blessed Are Those Who Struggle" from "Delights of the Garden" on Douglas
 Jerry Moore "Ballad Of Birmingham" from "Ballad Of Birmingham" on ESP
 Claude McKay "If We Must Die" from "Anthology of Negro Poets" on Folkways
 Yusef Lateef "Russell And Eliot" from "Yusef Lateef's Detroit"
 Arrested Development "Freedom" from "Strong"
 Cassandra Wilson "Strange Fruit" from "New Moon Daughter" on Blue Note
 Countee Cullen "Heritage" from "Anthology of Negro Poets" on Folkways
 Miles Davis "Once Upon A Summertime" from "Quiet Nights"
 Maya Angelou "Africa" from "Caged Bird Songs"
 Kim Weston "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" from "Black Power: Music of a Revolution Disc 2" on shout! factory
 Langston Hughes "I Too" from "Anthology of Negro Poets" on Folkways
 Eddie Harris "1974 Blues" from "The Artist's Choice: The Eddie Harris Anthology Disc 1"
 Peabody & Sherman "They've Always Known" from "James Baldwin EP" on Super Bro
 Gil Scott-Heron "Whitey On The Moon" from "The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters" on Ace Records
 Nina Simone "Backlash Blues" from "Forever Young, Gifted And Black: Songs Of Freedom And Spirit" on BMG
 Nikki Giovanni "Beautiful Black Men" from "Legacies: The Poetry of Nikki Giovanni"
 Harlem Underground Band "Fed Up (Instrumental)" from "Harlem Underground Band" on Paul Winley Records
Hour 2
 Sweet Honey In the Rock "On Children" from "LIFT EVERY VOICE! Honoring the African American Musical Legacy" on Cooking Vinyl Records
 Nikki Giovanni & The New York Community Choir "Like a Ripple on a Pond" from "Like a Ripple on a Pond" on Collectibles
 Touissant St. Negritude "All Green Lights" from "All Green Lights"
 Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five "I Am Somebody" from "Ba Dop Boom Bang" on Elektra
 Oscar Brown Jr "40 Acres and a Mule" from "Oscar Brown Jr Goes To Washington"
 Rita Dove "Parsley" from "100 Great Poems - Classic Poets & Beatnik Freaks"
 Horace Silver "Doodlin'" from "Best Of Horace Silver" on Blue Note
 Jessica Care Moore feat. Roy Ayers "You Want Poems" from "Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James"
 A Tribe Called Quest "After Hours" from "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" on Jive
 Intelligent Hoodlum "Black and Proud" from "Say It Loud: Celebrate Black History Month + Martin Luther King Jr Day"
 Jasmine Mans "Birmingham" from "Striver's Row Presents Selected Poems from the Dean's List Showcases and the Classics"
 Nikki Giovanni "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" from "The Rose That Grew From Concrete"
 Lecrae "Welcome to America" from "Anomaly" on Reach Records
 Sonia Sanchez "When Ure Heart Turns Cold" from "The Rose That Grew From Concrete"
 Brand Nubian "Love Vs. Hate" from "Foundation" on Arista
 Lauryn Hill "Final Hour" from "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" on Sony
 Sam Cooke "Havin' a Party" from "Live at the Harlem Square Club" on 1985

HipHop Chronicles (Series)

Produced by WEAA

Most recent piece in this series:

HipHop Chronicles (The BIG Story Edition)

From WEAA | Part of the HipHop Chronicles series | 01:56:49

Bigbrooklyn_small n this edition of the HipHopchronicles, we celebrate the Life, times and Rhymes of the Notorious BIG May 21, 1971 - March 9, 1997. Hear his story via music and documentaries.

12th Street Jump Weekly (Series)

Produced by KCUR

Most recent piece in this series:

370: Celebrating the Birthday of Toots Thielemans, 4/24/2018

From KCUR | Part of the 12th Street Jump Weekly series | 59:00

Mi0002748530_small Public Radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam, 12th STREET JUMP celebrates America's original art form, live from one of its birthplaces, 12th Street in Kansas City. That is where Basie tickled and ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week, host Pete Weber offers up a lively hour of topical sketch comedy and some great live jazz and blues from the 12th STREET JUMP band (musical director Paul Roberts, along with Tyrone Clark on bass and Doug Auwarter on drums) and vocalists David Basse and Eboni Fondren. Special guests join the fun every week down at the 12th Street Jump.