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Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
In North America, many people are fascinated with trucks and truck driving. We present two recent songs about truckin’. Our Gem of Bluegrass focuse...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show begins with some songs reflecting on home towns. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we track the evolution of the song “Blue Railroad Train.” Later,...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early on the show, we continue to demonstrate that the Bluegrass Review is your “Beatles in Bluegrass” leader. We also play some new bluegrass. The...

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2012
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with a couple of recent tributes to bluegrass legends, Bill Monroe and Doc Watson. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass considers “what is pro...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil with 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Country scenes and images have refreshing effects on people. Songs featuring those kinds of motifs open the show today. The Gem of Bluegrass descri...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Recent songs with train motifs open up our broadcast. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass considers bluegrass songs that take place in caves, marginal place...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: karen Van norman
The show beings with the social class overflow from last week. Then the Gem of Bluegrass considers bluegrass attitude songs. Later, we talk to blue...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil with 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Today’s program opens up with some bluegrass songs about hard work, including two startling songs concerning gravediggers. Show host Phil Nusbaum g...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil with 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Swing: It’s a style bluegrass bands have approached over the years. We survey some bluegrass swing fusion. Then Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger visit...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil with 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Losing: it’s an ever popular concern of bluegrass songs, and we begin our show with three outstanding examples of that type of song. Then Lyle Lofg...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil with 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
In the early days of sound recording, in the early and mid 1920s, record labels recorded many local instrumental and singing groups. But no really ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2012
  • Length: 10:21
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
Out show opens with new and recent bluegrass. Then, on the Gem of Bluegrass we consider the evolution of the song “Footprints in the Snow.” It was ...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with songs where finance matters. Then our Gem of bluegrass surveys the forms bluegrass anthems take. Later a conversation with Lynn...

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  • Added: May 15, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 10
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"There’s an interesting thing that happens. You prepare a piece. You rehearse it. It sounds perfect...And you go out and play it on the first night...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 16:42
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"I had moved to New York and spent a couple of years here scuffling around. I was getting a little discouraged, playing a lot of weddings. It wasn'...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 13:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Bluegrass depicts tragedy from the point of view of those affected, very well. A couple of flood songs open the show. Then a lengthy Gem of Bluegra...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 10
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"I kind of had a revelation once seeing him [Randy Weston] play live. It happened for me in a particular time in my life when I recently made the d...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 12:02
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Exciting new bluegrass opens this week’s broadcast. After that we investigate a major way bluegrass evolves: by recontexting music; you might say, ...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
After a contemporary bluegrass IIIrd Tyme Out selection, we turn to recent bluegrass treatments of country songs. Then, our Gem of Bluegrass focuse...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Phil with Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We open the show with new selections. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass focuses on Tom Dooley, an American ballad that was given new life by a pop recordi...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Phil at a radio conference, Credit: Karen Van Norman
How does a songwriter catch a listener’s ear? Frequently it’s a good song hook, a telling phrase that references more than the action of a given so...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Today’s show is concerned mostly with the Celtic-Bluegrass connection. The original Scots-Irish immigrants to the Appalachians formed the overall s...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Today’s show opens with a little “goodbye, so long farewell.” But then the Gem of Bluegrass switches to a consideration of Twin fiddling. Following...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Today’s show opens with a little “goodbye, so long farewell.” But then the Gem of Bluegrass switches to a consideration of Twin fiddling. Following...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
There are several great new Civil War songs released lately and we play the cream of the crop. Then, our Gem of Bluegrass addresses bluegrass “puri...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9