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Playlist: Music Shows

Compiled By: Jeff Conner

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Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (Series)

Produced by Bill Childs

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2019-07-21 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

From Bill Childs | Part of the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child series | 54:17


1st set  
They Might Be Giants - It’s Spare the Rock
They Might Be Giants - A Shooting Star is Not a Star
Rosanne Cash - Carrie (new)
Johnny & the Raindrops - I’m Dreaming Vegetables
The Binkees - Jangle Jangle Little Star
Big Star - Thank You Friends
Bhi Bhiman - Naive Melody
[KUTX - Mi Amigo Hamlet - Go Go Go
[WJFF/KCMJ - Heidi Swedberg - Little Birdie
2nd set
Cat Doorman - Effervescing Elephant
ID/prep to rock
They Might Be Giants - Don’t Spare the Rock
Fugazi - Waiting Room
CandyBand - I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Fuzzy - Flashlight
Rolie Polie Guacamole - Ay, Batta Batta (new)
Ellen & Matt - Side By Side
3rd set 
Alphabet Rockers - Until You’re Free feat. SaulPaul & 123 Andres (new)
The Honeydogs & Chastity Brown - Oh! You Pretty Things
The Nields - Butterfly
Josh Lovelace feat. Frances England - Butterfly (new)
They Might Be Giants - And Mom and Kid
They Might Be Giants - Spare the Rock

Celtic Connections (Series)

Produced by WSIU

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Celtic Connections 1928

From WSIU | Part of the Celtic Connections series | 58:29


This week's albums feature duo performers from Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America.

Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia, as well as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and other parts of North America where the Celtic influence has been felt.


The program's host, Bryan Kelso Crow, also brings you great music from England and from Scandinavia and other European regions, all of which have connections with a Celtic past.


Each week on Celtic Connections, you can count on hearing the finest selections from new releases as well as from Celtic classics. We also offer occasional concert performances, recorded exclusively for Celtic Connections, along with original interviews with some of the top names in the Celtic music world.

American Routes (Series)

Produced by American Routes

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Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical (Series)

Produced by Footlight Parade

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Footlight Parade: 1957 on Stage (FP19:29)

From Footlight Parade | Part of the Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical series | 57:43

Fp1929_small It's the year of the path-breaking "West Side Story," but since this is the period when there's something on Broadway for every taste, it's also the year of "The Music Man" (starring Robert Preston), "New Girl in Town" (with Gwen Verdon) and Lena Horne in "Jamaica."

Fugitive Waves (Series)

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters

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From The Kitchen Sisters | Part of the Fugitive Waves series | 32:00

Ks_fugitivewavessm_small Folklorist and Professor Bill Ferris, a Grammy nominee this year for his "Voices of Mississippi" 3 CD Box set, has committed his life to documenting and expanding the study of the American South. His recordings, photos and films of preachers, quilt makers, blues musicians and more are now online as part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina. Bill Ferris grew up on a farm in Warren County, Mississippi along the Black River. His family, the only white family on the farm, worked side by side with the African Americans in the fields. When he was five, a woman named Mary Gordon would take him every first Sunday to Rose Hill Church, the small African American church on the farm. When Bill was a teenager he got a reel-to-reel tape recorder and started recording the hymns and services. “ I realized that the beautiful hymns were sung from memory—there were no hymnals in the church—and that when those families were no longer there, the hymns would simply disappear.” These recordings led Bill to a lifetime of documenting the world around him—preachers, workers, storytellers, men in prison, quilt makers, the blues musicians living near his home (including the soon-to-be well known Mississippi Fred McDowell). Bill became a prolific author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, and served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a professor of history at UNC–Chapel Hill and an adjunct professor in the Curriculum in Folklore. He served as the founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, where he was a faculty member for 18 years. He is associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South. Bill’s has written and edited 10 books and created 15 documentary films, most dealing with African-American music and other folklore representing the Mississippi Delta. His thousands of photographs, films, audio interviews, and recordings of musicians are now online in the William R. Ferris Collection, part of the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina. This story was produced by Barrett Golding with The Kitchen Sisters for The Keepers series.

The Sundilla Radio Hour (Series)

Produced by Sundilla

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The Sundilla Radio Hour #325

From Sundilla | Part of the The Sundilla Radio Hour series | 59:00

Dsc_0704-150x150_medium_small The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 07/08/2019 featuring some of our favorite releases of the past few months.

Rockin' in the Days of Confusion (Series)

Produced by Stephen R Webb

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DC 1929

From Stephen R Webb | Part of the Rockin' in the Days of Confusion series | 59:00

DC 1929
Stephen R Webb

Caravanserai_small This week's show travels from 1968 to 1975, one year at a time, with the longest time spent in 1972 with Santana's Caravanserai. First though, we remember the late Mac Rebenack, known better as Dr. John, with the song that made him world famous in 1973. See http://thehermitrambles.blogspot.com/ for complete playlist.

WoodSongs (Series)

Produced by WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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WoodSongs 975: Watermelon Slim and Lovers Leap

From WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour | Part of the WoodSongs series | 59:00


WATERMELON SLIM has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. He is one of the most authentic bluesman in the world today. Born in Boston, raised in Ashville, NC, a Vietnam Veteran, fisherman, baseball fan, truck driver, currently farms watermelons in his home state of Oklahoma, Slim taught himself upside-down left-handed slide guitar on a $5 balsawood model using a triangle pick cut from a rusty coffee can top and his Army issued Zippo. He’s garnered over 20 Blues Music Award nominations. His latest album is ‘Church of the Blues.’

LOVERS LEAP is a roots music supergroup from Hot Springs, NC made up bassist Shelby Means (Delta Mae), clawhammer banjo picker Mary Lucey (Biscuit Burners), guitarist Joel Timmons (Sol Driven Train), and innovative slide guitarist Billy Cardine (Acoustic Syndicate, Biscuit Burners). Collectively the bandmates have presented their sound from the Kennedy Center to Bonnaroo, Merlefest to Telluride, and across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean.  They each have been musical ambassadors and have taught workshops throughout the country and internationally on their respective instruments. Their self titled debut EP was recently released.

WoodSongs Kid: Savannah Reeves is a seventeen-year-old county singer from Lexington, Kentucky. 

Audio Aftermath Radio (Series)

Produced by Dan Wardlow

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Audio Aftermath Radio Episode 1

From Dan Wardlow | Part of the Audio Aftermath Radio series | 59:51

Aar1_small In this episode we’ll hear some San Francisco bands from the summer of love, Mick Jagger singing on a somewhat obscure film soundtrack, and a solemn dirge from Procol Harum.

Early Music Now with Sara Schneider (Series)

Produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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EMN 19-05: Guillaume, Worldly God of Harmony, 7/22/2019

From The WFMT Radio Network | Part of the Early Music Now with Sara Schneider series | 58:30

Emn_turquoise_small This week, the spotlight is on Guillaume de Machaut, the 14th century poet-composer whose works inspired Chaucer and other poets. We'll hear his groundbreaking Messe de Nostre Dame plus secular virelai and ballades, with performances by Diabolus in Musica and the Orlando Consort.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

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Folk Alley #190711

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:57:58


This week on Folk Alley, in hour one, we spotlight artists performing at this year's FreshGrass Festival - coming up on September 20-22 at Mass MoCa in North Adams, Massachusetts - with music by Greensky Bluegrass, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, festival Artist-in-Residence, Aoife O'Donovan, the Gibson Brothers, and much more.

In hour two, new music from Keb' Mo', The Small Glories, and Our Native Daughters; a couple of exclusive Folk Alley Sessions recordings from Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter, Chastity Brown; plus favorites by Kate Wolf, Dave Alvin, Townes Van Zandt, and much more.

Beale Street Caravan (Series)

Produced by Beale Street Caravan

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#2336 - Willie Farmer and Jimbo Mathus

From Beale Street Caravan | Part of the Beale Street Caravan series | 58:30

Img_8352_small This week on Beale Street Caravan we have the ever eclectic Jimbo Mathus and the deep, southern guitarist and vocalist, Willie Farmer. We also travel to their respective homes in Taylor and Duck Hill, Mississippi for in-depth interviews with the bluesmen. Listen to Jimbo and Willie live from Bar DKDC here in Memphis, TN on Beale Street Caravan.