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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:

550: Think Globally, Report Locally, 12/14/2019

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:

19-49 Mendelssohn, Albeniz, Hovhaness, and more

From Tony Morris | Part of the Classical Guitar Alive! series | 59:28


TO: All Stations

FR: Tony Morris

DT: December 4, 2019

RE: ***** CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE 19-49 Mendelssohn, Albeniz, Hovhaness ***


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)



 Albeniz: Espana: Preludio                         Javier Riba, guitar

                                                         (Trito Records 2013)


 Hovhaness: Guitar Concerto No. 2                Javier Calderon, guitar

                                                    Royal Scottish National Orchestra

                                                    Stewart Robertson, conductor

                                                      (Naxos 8.559336)


  Albeniz: Espana: Capricho Catalan                Javier Riba, guitar

                                                     (Trito Records 2013)


  Maximo Diego Pujol: Suite Magica                 Mirjam Schroeder, harp

                                                     Maximillian Mangold, guitar

                                                      (Musicaphone 56895)


  Mendelssohn: Venetian Boat Song, Canzonetta    Julian Bream, guitar

                                                      (RCA 9026615942)


  Paulo Bellinati: Jongo                             John Williams & Timothy Kain, guitars

                                                     (Sony Classical 62007)




This week’s edition of Classical Guitar Alive! features a recording by Spanish guitarist Javier Riba (Albeniz) and also music by Hovhaness, Maximo Diego Pujol, Mendelssohn, and Paulo Bellinati.


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 H49: New Music From Pianists George Cables and David Kikoski

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

Cables_small In this hour of Blue Dimensions, new music from venerable pianist George Cables. His new album "I'm All Smiles" will certainly elicit some smiles from new listeners and longstanding fans alike. Also, another fine pianist, David Kikoski - - we'll open his new album "Phoenix Rising" and hear a couple of tunes. Plus bassist Avery Sharpe and band with his family choir, a song from his recent album charting in song the four-century African-American experience in America. We'll also hear from Detroit Tenors, saxophonists Steve Wood and Carl Cafagna, and the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet finding a way to make the unusual time signature of a jazz classic work with their Afro-Cuban rhythms, on their new album, "The Rhythm Of Invention."

promo included: promo-H49

You Bet Your Garden (Series)

Produced by You Bet Your Garden

Most recent piece in this series:

YBYG62: You Bet Your Garden # 62 High School Science Fair Winner Shares Her Project on Measuring Midges DNA , 12/4/2019

From You Bet Your Garden | Part of the You Bet Your Garden series | 54:58

Ybyg-sp-p_small On this week's YBYG, Mike McGrath interviews Sonja Michaluk, New Jersey high school science fair winner, who discusses her project on measuring the DNA of midges to determine the health of local waterways. Additionally, Mike suggests three more gardening books for holiday gift ideas in case you still need something for the gardener in your life.

A Way with Words (Series)

Produced by A Way with Words

Most recent piece in this series:

Little Shavers (#1538)

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

4571944200_c66391e89f_w_small This episode is supported in part by Yabla, language immersion through engaging videos and patented learning technology for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and English. Stream real TV shows you enjoy and learn at the same time! For a free trial, visit yabla.com/awaywithwords.


Martha recommends Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen, a deeply personal, exuberant account of falling in love with both ancient and modern Greek by Mary Norris, former copy editor for The New Yorker. Norris shares several intriguing modern Greek terms, such as  diaphani memvrani, or "cellophane," which is cognate with English diaphanous membrane. Another is the modern Greek word for "newspaper," which is ephemerida, a relative of the English word ephemeral, which literally means "lasting but for a day."

Jesse from Newport News, Virginia, wonders about the expression potato quality meaning "poor quality." For at least a decade, commenters on YouTube have used the phrase recorded with a potato to criticize a heavily pixelated or otherwise blurry video.

Jerry in Lutherville, Maryland, was reading a 2018 biography of Nelson Algren, author of The Man with the Golden Arm, that mentions a group in the 1930s that were described as hipsters or hepsters. In the 1930s, the word hipster applied to a jazz aficionado who was in the know about all the cool places to be. Years later, the term hipster came to apply to others who were similarly in the know about such cutting-edge culture as as the best beer, the coolest clothes, the best podcasts. The term hippie, which denotes "a member of the counterculture," probably derives from this word, as do hip and hep, which describe someone "in the know."

It's Quiz Guy John Chaneski's annual wrap-up of the year in limerick form. For example, a notable news story from 2019 is suggested by this rhyme: In China the scientists croon / A triumphant spacefaring tune / They're fans of Pink Floyd / Or so I have hoid / They landed a craft on the . . . what?

Matt from Portage, Wisconsin, says that as a musician, he often finds himself focused on analyzing the structure and quality of a piece of music rather than just sitting back and enjoying it with everyone else. He asks if the hosts face a similar challenge when listening to casual conversation or reading for pleasure. The answer is yes!

If you say you're going to repair to the drawing room after dinner, meaning that that you will "go" to that room, you're using a word that's completely different from the verb repair meaning "to fix." These words come from different roots. The repair that means "to go" derives from the Latin word repatriare, a relative of English repatriate, meaning "to return to one's own country." The other repair meaning "to mend" comes Latin reparare meaning "to restore."

Janie says that when she moved to Nantucket, Massaschusetts, she'd hear oldtimers there describe something in positive terms by saying it was some good. The some here functions as an intensifier that simply means very. This expression isn't limited to Nantucket; it's heard in many parts of the United States.

Why do we refer to small children as little shavers?

Grant recommends the book All This Could Be Yours, the latest novel by Jami Attenberg. A dark glimpse of a family with an imperious father in a coma, and the family comes to terms with his life and effect on them. If you're familiar with her earlier book The Middlesteins, you'll recognize the same sharp, well-observed writing. Other recommendations for the book lovers on your holiday gift list: A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader, the lavishly illustrated anthology of letters edited by Maria Popova of Brainpickings and Claudia Bedrick, and Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language is a smart, engaging, introduction to language and linguistics by linguist Gretchen McCulloch.

Elijah from Akron, Ohio, was surprised when his girlfriend Jenny observed that he was zhuzhing his hair. Elijah was skeptical that zhuzh, meaning "to make more attractive," was actually a word, until he heard others use it. The word was popularized by Carson Kressley in the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy reality TV series from the early 2000s. He'd use the word  to denote the action of making something prettier. Variant spellings include zhoosh and joosh, and the term seems to have arisen from secret lingo popular in parts of the gay community in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. The term may derive in turn from a Romany term, zhouzho,  meaning to "clean" or "neaten."

Some succinct words of wisdom from English poet Robert Southey: If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Brian in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reports that whenever someone dropped a fork in his house, his mother would say Fork to the floor, company's at the door. She'd also say If your palm itches, you're going to come into money, and If your nose itches, you're going to kiss a fool, and often repeated a superstition that if the first person to enter your house on New Year's Day was a dark-haired person who gave you silver, you'd have good luck the rest of the year.

Jordan from Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, says that when he used the word gitch, his colleagues from the United States had no idea it meant "underwear." The Second Edition of A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles has a great entry that includes this term. It's more commonly seen as gotchies, with several variants, including gotch, gonchies, gaunch, gauch, and gitch. The term derives from similar-sounding Eastern European terms for "underwear."

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.


Produced by Catalina Maria Johnson

Most recent piece in this series:

BEAT LATINO: A Decade of Protest

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

Protest_small This week’s Beat Latino spends an hour with nuestra música protesta from the decade to which we are saying “good-bye”—all over Latin America, we seem to have found a new voice, on the streets and in the music. Whether tackling immigration themes or allying with #BlackLivesMatter or decrying corruption, our musicians added their musical grain of sand to movements, and raised their voices loud and proud. Enjoy this good-bye to a decade of music for the people, of the people!

Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat (Series)

Produced by Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode #501 - The Duke/Peacock Records Story

From Matt "The Cat" Baldassarri | Part of the Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat series | 59:01

Jitbtitlemedium_small Duke/Peacock Records StoryThe Duke/Peacock Records Story

This week, the entire "Juke In The Back" is loaded with records from the catalog of Duke/Peacock Records.  Don Robey started Peacock in 1949 in order to record Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, whom he also managed.  In 1953, Robey took over Duke Records (which was owned by David J. Mattis and Bill Fitzgerald) and a R&B empire was born.  Matt The Cat shares the history and music, which features some of the greatest R&B talents of all-time, including: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Johnny Ace, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Big Mama Thornton, Junior Parker and more.

Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) (Series)

Produced by Clay Ryder

Most recent piece in this series:

Sound Ideas #223 - Songs Sung

From Clay Ryder | Part of the Sound Ideas (Jazz & Blues) series | 57:30

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

The role of the jazz vocalist remains the subject of a fervent debate ever since the first jazz performances. Does the singer merely provide a starting point for the instrumentalists to improvise or is a singer a full-fledged member of the creative team in the jazz idiom? Are words in the vocal performance the key focus or are they simply another musical pitch delivered through the human instrument? In this hour we will explore the creative flurry that is unleashed when a song is sung within the context of jazz expression.

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.