Music 101

Series produced by KUNC & The Colorado Sound

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Your music history.

Music 101 is part music/part history lesson with your teacher and host Margot Chobanian. Every week, she highlights a different chapter in music history. Margot, a self-proclaimed “music and history nerd” digs deeper into the music and tells you the story behind the songs you know and love. “I have so much fun putting together Music 101! Context creates a deeper connection to the music. I love sharing that with Music 101 listeners,” says Chobanian.

Margot dives into the history of music and explores how music and history both affect one another while highlighting topics like The Wrecking Crew, banned and censored songs, the Civil Rights Movement, CBGB's, the Hammond organ in Rock, and much more. For more information please visit Music 101.

The program is available to all stations from the PRX Exchange and is free for two years if picked up by July, 2019 Hide full description

Music 101 is part music/part history lesson with your teacher and host Margot Chobanian. Every week, she highlights a different chapter in music history. Margot, a self-proclaimed “music and history nerd” digs deeper into the music and tells you the story behind the songs you know and love. “I have so much fun putting together Music 101! Context creates a deeper connection to the music. I love sharing that with Music 101 listeners,” says Chobanian.Margot dives into the history of music and explores how music and history both affect one another while highlighting topics like The Wrecking Crew, banned and censored songs, the Civil Rights Movement, CBGB's, the Hammond organ in Rock, and much more. For more information please visit Music 101.The program is available to all stations... Show full description


24 Pieces

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In the mid-1960's, as the youth movement was beginning to take hold all across the world, mind-bending music began making inroads into rock. This w...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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As the 1960's gave way to the 1970's, a new kind of soul was hitting the radio. A product of the Philadelphia scene, Philly Soul was a lusher, orch...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 56:59
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A lot of your favorite songs feature some pretty famous guest stars and this week's edition highlights some of the more famous and not so famous ex...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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A rebroadcast of the episode of Music 101 that celebrates the cowbell.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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This edition of Music 101 explores the new Wave genre of the late 1970's through it's MTV heyday.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 56:59
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The Boogie Woogie rhythm is not only distinctive and fun it is the building beat of rock and roll. This week Music 101 explores Boogie Woogie. This...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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This episode traces the early career of Brian Eno from Roxy Music to ambient to his works with David Bowie and David Byrne.

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 57:05
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It's credited with being the birthplace of the Blues, giving rise to the early Delta bluesmen Charley Patton, Son House and more. This week we'll e...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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From Louisiana to Colorado to Georgia and beyond, four childhood friends formed a loose musical collective based on their love of music. There are ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 56:58
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Detroit has a rich rock history and on this week's episode of Music 101, we explore it, starting in the mid-1960's up until the early 1970's.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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This edition of Music 101 explores the history, the highways, byways, routes, and allure of the American road.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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The Who once opened for Herman's Hermits. The Ramones opened for Toto, and Miles Davis opened for the Grateful Dead. On this edition of Music 101, ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 56:59
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There's nothing quite like a song that tells a good story and the 70's were chock full of them. This week on Music 101, we explore the story song.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Music 101 explores songs recorded in other languages (by the original recording artist.)

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 57:01
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It's hard to believe that 1968 was 50 years ago. This week on Music 101, we'll highlight some of the albums released in 1968.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Music 101 honors the soldiers who gave their lives in service to our country by using songs and historic audio.

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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Music 101 explores the Mellotron and its use in rock.

  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
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This edition of Music 101 explores the new Wave genre of the late 1970's through it's MTV heyday.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 56:59
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This episode highlights the music of the Vietnam antiwar movement and its symbiotic relationship with college campuses of the era.

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 56:59