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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:

542: Homewreckers, 10/19/2019

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:

19-41 Barrios, Brouwer, Carulli, de Stefano

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


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: October 8, 2019

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE 19-41 Barrios, Brouwer, Carulli, de Stefano ***


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

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

Program Length: 58:57



    Bizet:  Carmen Suite: Prelude    Los Romeros, guitar quartet

                                                         (Philips 412-609)



   Agustin Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral: III         Denis Azabagic, guitar

                                                      (Naxos 8.554-555)


   Carulli: Grand Duo, op. 70                        Robert Hill, fortepiano

                                                     Sonja Prunnbauer, guitar

                                                     (MDG Scene 603-0616)                                           


   Leo Brouwer: Helsinki Concerto                  Timo Korhonen, guitar

                                                     Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

                                                     Tuomas Ollila, conductor

                                                      (Ondine 9792)


   Paolo de Stefano: Suite                          Duo de Stefano de Leo, guitars

                                                     (De Leo)




This edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features music by Agustin Barrios Mangoré, Leo Brouwer’s 5th Guitar Concerto “Helsinki”, one of Carulli’s large scale chamber works for guitar and piano , and a Suite for Two Guitars by the young Italian guitarist/composer Paolo de Stefano.


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 H41: Hiromi Uehara is on the (Jazz) Spectrum

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

Hiromi_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, pianist Hiromi stretches out across a wide musical spectrum, on an album called "Spectrum." Hiromi's music has often been called "fusion," but she clearly has many sides to her talent, and the album "Spectrum," if hard to categorize, is easy to enjoy, and we'll do it on this show. Also: John Coltrane, a previously unissued 1964 recording, made for a Canadian film, on the new album called "Blue World," and a classic from his "Giant Steps" album. Plus: new music from pianist Bill O'Connell and his Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, and from trumpeter Wallace Roney, rooted in blues and wrapped in multiple rhythms.

promo included: promo-H41

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG54: You Bet Your Garden # 54 Stop! Don’t tame those rampant runners, 10/9/2019

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

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this episode of You Bet Your Garden, Mike McGrath explains why now is NOT the time to cut back overgrown plants, despite the fact that your climbing roses are climbing to the stars. Otherwise, it’s a fabulous phone call questions show!

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Skookum (#1534)

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

26451895671_444f5a2969_n_small You might assume that the Welsh word plant means the same thing it does in English, but this word is a linguistic false friend. The Welsh word plentyn means "child," and the word plant means "children." Some false friends are etymologically unrelated, such as the Italian word burro, which means "butter," and the Spanish word burro, or "donkey." Others have a common root, but took divergent paths in different languages. The Latin word fastidium, for example, means "loathing" or "disgust," and gave rise to Spanish fastidioso, which means "annoying" or "tedious," but also English fastidious, which has the somewhat more positive meaning of "meticulous." Gift in German means "poison," but in Norwegian the same word means "married."

Stacy in Eureka, California, wonders: what's the proper way to pronounce the word bury? Should it rhyme with jury or cherry?

Mark from Newport News, Virginia, says his mother, who grew up in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, often used a puzzling phrase. To ask how close he was to completing a task, she'd say How much do you like? In parts of the Southern United States, this expression simply means How much do you lack?

The adjective skookum comes from Chinook jargon and is commonly used in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to describe something strong, good, muscular, or powerful, as in a skookum Malamute or a skookum drink.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski is pondering the term o'clock, which is a shortening of the phrase of the clock. What would our language be like if we used that construction all of the time, or as he puts it, all o'time? For example, what similarly constructed term would designate a reverend by the material used to make their clerical garb?

Now that he's reached mid-life, Jeff in San Diego, California, is eager to start writing fiction, but he worries that creative writing classes may be simply self-indulgent or otherwise unhelpful. He shouldn't be. Across the nation, older learners can take advantage of excellent and affordable classes in creative writing at places institutions such as the San Diego Community Colleges. Most cities have organizations like San Diego Writers Ink, which can provide wonderful support, encouragement, and instruction. Or to work completely on your own, try a book like The Lively Muse Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers by Judy Reeves. The key is to get started and then stick to it. Also, make sure to take advantage of all the learning opportunities afforded by special events for reading enthusiasts, such as The San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books.

Rae from Baltimore, Maryland, works in a cardiac intervention lab where surgeons refer to the esophagus as the goose. Is that bit of medical slang limited to her workplace?

Mary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, says that growing up, she and the kids in her neighborhood used the the verb pump to refer to giving someone a lift on a bicycle. This caused a bit of confusion when she went away to college and puzzled fellow students with requests like Will you pump me over to my dorm? or Just give me a little pumping.

Sister Patricia Marie in San Antonio, Texas, wonders why we use three sheets to the wind to describe someone who is inebriated. In nautical terminology, some of the ropes, or lines, attached to a sail are called sheets. If three of those sheets come loose, the boat is extremely difficult to control, much like a drunk person stumbling around.

In an earlier episode, Dennis from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, was having trouble recalling a word that denotes the interval between the end of an event or of someone's life and the death of the last person that has a meaningful memory of it. We had a couple of suggestions, but they weren't what he was searching for. Fortunately, a listener in Geneva, Switzerland, wrote in with the likely answer: saeculum. The ancient Etruscans and Romans would make a sacrifice to the gods on behalf of everyone alive at the time of a significant event, and when all of those people had died, the gods supposedly sent a sign that a new sacrifice was needed. That period was called a saeculum. The Latin word was adopted whole into English to mean "a long period of time." The genitive form, saecularis, meaning "of an age," also gave us secular, referring to worldly matters of a particular period. Secular can also refer to something that exists or occurs through several ages. For example, economists use the term secular inflation to refer to inflation that takes place over a long period of time. Similarly, in his poem "The Garden," Ralph Waldo Emerson refers to a slow-ripening, secular tree.

Growing up in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, Ashleigh was accustomed to using many Cajun terms, such as sha bebe for "poor baby," ya mom'n'em for "your family and circle of friends," and lagniappe, meaning "a little something extra thrown in." Another one is pelay, pronounced PEE-lay, which she uses to describe an action like stubbing her toe or bumping her knee. It's from piler, which according to the Dictionary of Louisiana French has a variety of meanings, including "to trample or crush," "to beat," or "to step on someone's foot."

John from Orlando, Florida, shares a story about a trip to Capetown, South Africa, where he discovered that the phrase I'll be with you now meant something more like "Wait a minute." The expression now now, deriving from an Afrikaans term, is widely used in South Africa to mean "right away."

The Mexican Spanish term tules means "bulrushes" or "marsh plants." In parts of California and along the Pacific coast, toolies or tulies refers to a place that's in a remote area, or in other words, out in the sticks.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: Autumn Song, Canción de Otoño

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

Beatlatino-autumn-2015-305x305_small It's time for cooler Fall weather, and Beat Latino's Autumn music special! Greet the falling leaves, autumn breezes and October moon with a selection of tunes from Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Chile, and other lands, and sit back and enjoy this beautiful transition time to gently ease into the Wintertime. Enjoy!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #493 - LaVern Baker, Pt. 1: 1949-54

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

Jitbtitlemedium_small LaVern Baker, Pt. 1LaVern Baker, Pt. 1 - 1949-54

This week, th "Juke In The Back" looks at how one of R&B's greatest voices, LaVern Baker, got her start. It's part one of a two part feature on the early career of LaVern Baker. In part one, we'll dig on Baker's first recordings from 1949-1954. She began her recording career with Eddie "Sugarman" Penigar Orch in 1949, then recorded a few sides as Little Miss Sharecropper on National Records. She then started singing with Maurice King and His Wolverines and finally with Todd Rhodes on King Records. After leaving Rhodes' band, Baker was determined to become a solo artist and signed up with Atlantic Records, just in time for the Rock n' Roll Explosion of the mid-1950s. None of these early records made the national charts, but you can really hear LaVern Baker evolve as an artist as the music moved closer and closer from Rhythm & Blues to Rock n' Roll. In part 2, Matt The Cat will feature her breakthrough record of 1955 and the many hits that followed. Don't miss the story of LaVern Baker, one of the greatest female vocalists of the 1950s on this week's "Juke In The Back." 

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #216 - Blue Hue Review No. 13

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:59

Sound_ideas_small This is the two hundred and sixteenth episode in a thematic series focused on jazz, blues, and spoken word.

It's been awhile since we spoke with our musical ancestors and cousins. It's time for another shindig exploring our ever-changing moods and the extended musical family from which the rich catalog of classical music we know as jazz descends. Stay tuned for an hour that jumps, swings, cries, wails, suffers, and reflects on the human condition.

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.