Music Shows http://kcur.org en Notable New Releases http://kcur.org/post/notable-new-releases <p>According to Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro, over the past few years the quality and quantity of new music is not what it used to be…but he’s found some of the best new stuff from The Holmes Brothers, Dave Mason, Beck and more...</p><p><strong>Track List:</strong></p><p>Peter Mulvey - "You Don’t Have To Lie To Me”</p><p>Dave Mason - “Dear Mr. Fantasy”</p><p>Beck - “Heart Is A Drum”</p><p>Peter Mulvey - “What Else Was It?”</p><p>The Holmes Brothers - “Passing Through”</p><p>Drive-by Truckers - “Prime Coat”</p><p>Uncle Tupelo - “Life Worth Living”</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:59:00 +0000 Ron Jones 53925 at http://kcur.org Notable New Releases Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music VI '62/'63 http://kcur.org/post/dim-lights-thick-smoke-hillbilly-music-vi-6263 <p>Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro takes you to&nbsp; the early ‘60’s country music hit parade…that’s right it’s classic country music.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Track list:</strong></p><p>George Jones - "She Thinks I Still Care”</p><p>Patsy Cline - “She’s Got You”</p><p>Johnny Cash - “Busted”</p><p>Joe Carson - “I Got Drunk And I Sure Do Dread It”</p><p>Ernest Tubb - “Thanks A Lot”</p><p>Dave Dudley - “6 Days On The Road”</p><p>George Hamilton - “Abilene”</p><p>Little Esther Phillips - “Release Me”</p><p>Bobby Bare - “500 Miles Away From Home”</p><p>Patsy Cline - “So Wrong”</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:59:00 +0000 Ron Jones 53353 at http://kcur.org Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music VI '62/'63 Celebrating The Birthday Of Wes Montgomery http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-wes-montgomery-2 <p></p><p>On this week’s archive edition of 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embry. An appointment with Dr. Pearl helps Angelina Jolie and Serena’s School for Scat helps make sense of the rise in gas prices.</p><p></p><p><u>Song List</u></p><p><strong>Janine<br />Gone With the Wind</strong><br /><strong>You’re </strong><strong>Everything</strong><br /><strong>If</strong><strong> You Could See Me Now</strong><br /><strong>Con Alma</strong><br /><strong>Dearly Beloved</strong></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:54:27 +0000 Chris Prewitt 52454 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Wes Montgomery The Rhythm of the Rhythms, V: 2007 http://kcur.org/post/rhythm-rhythms-v-2007 <p></p><p>In Part Five of this series, we take a look back at some of the best music that came along in 2007.</p><p><strong>Track List:</strong></p><p>Robert Plant/Allison Krause - "Gone, Gone, Gone”</p><p>Dion - “The Thunder”</p><p>Sam Baker - “Juarez”</p><p>Mavis Staples - “Eyes On The Prize”</p><p>Joan Armatrading - “Play The Blues”</p><p>Tom Waits - “Young At Heart”</p><p>Sam Baker - “Orphan”</p><p>Dion - “HooDoo Man Blues”</p><p>Mavis Staples - “Turn Me Around”</p><p>Bruce Springsteen - “Further On Up The Road”</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:59:00 +0000 Ron Jones 52855 at http://kcur.org The Rhythm of the Rhythms, V: 2007 Prince http://kcur.org/post/prince <p></p><p>Inspire Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro and there's a long shot you could get an hour of radio focused on your music.&nbsp; The legendary Prince certainly beat odds following his recent TV appearance on <em>The Arcenio Hall Show</em>.&nbsp; So you will receive the reward as Prince takes to the Cyprus Avenue stage to perform some of his greatest hits, as well as some nuggets you may not have heard before.</p><p><strong>Tracks List:</strong></p><p>"Gotta Broken Heart Again”</p><p>“Controversy”</p><p>“Little Red Corvette”</p><p>“Let’s Go Crazy”</p><p>“When Doves Cry”</p><p>“Kiss”</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:59:00 +0000 Ron Jones 52645 at http://kcur.org Prince Mike Bloomfield- The Lost Legend http://kcur.org/post/mike-bloomfield-lost-legend <p>On this edition of Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro shines the spotlight on a nice Jewish kid from Chicago. Mike Bloomfield discovered R&amp;B, blues and jazz at an early age.&nbsp; So obsessed by what he heard, he literally dropped everything and dedicated his life to become one of the most incredible blues guitarists ever to take the stage.&nbsp; He performed with many legendary musicians like Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters, and all would agree that Mike Bloomfield played a mean guitar.</p><p><strong>Track List:</strong></p><p>"I’m A Country Boy”</p><p>“I Got My Mojo Workin’”</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:02:39 +0000 Ron Jones 52150 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Quincy Jones http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-quincy-jones <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump, we celebrate the music of Quincy Jones with our special guest, Horace Washington. We find out what gives Horace the blues and the Sax Therapist helps a couple of bounce back in the bedroom after bad bit-coin business.</p><p><strong><u>Song List</u></strong></p><p>Gravy Waltz<br />Dead End<br />Forest Flower<br />Sweet Georgia Bright<br />Along Came Betty<br />Soldier In The Rain<br />Killer Joe</p><p>SPOTIFY: <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/3NwFHXWzBitVXhWEsXNmyE">Quincy Jones</a></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:38:42 +0000 Chris Prewitt 52450 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Quincy Jones Mike Bloomfield- The Lost Legend http://kcur.org/post/mike-bloomfield-lost-legend-0 <p>On this edition of Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro shines the spotlight on a nice Jewish kid from Chicago. Mike Bloomfield discovered R&amp;B, blues and jazz at an early age.&nbsp; So obsessed by what he heard, he literally dropped everything and dedicated his life to become one of the most incredible blues guitarists ever to take the stage.&nbsp; He performed with many legendary musicians like Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters, and all would agree that Mike Bloomfield played a mean guitar.</p><p><strong>Track List:</strong></p><p>"I’m A Country Boy”</p><p>“I Got My Mojo Workin’”</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:59:00 +0000 Ron Jones 52151 at http://kcur.org Mike Bloomfield- The Lost Legend Celebrating The Career Of Christian McBride http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-career-christian-mcbride <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the career of Christian McBride with our special guests, Christian McBride and Bobby Watson. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Christian before he takes David “Shoppin For Clothes”.</p><p><u>Song List:</u></p><p>Alright, OK, You Win<br />Too Close For Comfort<br />Just Friends<br />Brother Mister<br />East of the Sun<br />Blue Monk<br />Shoppin For Clothes<br />Used ‘Ta Could</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 20:56:14 +0000 Chris Prewitt 51821 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Career Of Christian McBride The Singer And The Songwriter http://kcur.org/post/singer-and-songwriter <p></p><p>Inspired by the recent International Folk Alliance Convention held recently in Kansas City, host Bill Shapiro features a group of singer-songwriters that all share the same quality.</p><p>And it goes beyond the obvious fact they all have composed and performed great songs.&nbsp;</p><p>It's that those great songs put listeners in touch with their feelings. This week's edition of Cyprus Avenue showcases the work of Bob Dylan, Sam Baker, Townes Van Zandt and others.</p><p></p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>Sam Baker - "Baseball”</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:59:00 +0000 Ron Jones 51991 at http://kcur.org The Singer And The Songwriter Celebrating The Birthday Of Nancy Wilson http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-nancy-wilson-0 <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Nancy Wilson with our own songstress Nedra Dixon. We find out what gives Nedra the blues and we play a game of “So, What’s Your Question?” to learn a few lesser known things about jazz.</p><p><u>Song List</u><br />Kidney Stew<br />Moondance<br />Wild Is The Wind<br />Willow Weep For Me<br />All Of You<br />You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To</p><p>SPOTIFY: <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/3KlbyXPsvLMbMEOJn9hZXx">Nancy Wilson</a></p><p></p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Chris Prewitt 51818 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Nancy Wilson The Brill Building Teams http://kcur.org/post/brill-building-teams <p></p><p>In the '50s and '60s, New York City's Brill Building was known as a place where you could write a song; shop it to publishers; book some studio time to cut a demo; hire some of the musicians and singers; cut a demo; then present it to building to record companies, publishers, artist's managers or even the artists themselves. It was a "one-stop shop" that produced some great music known as the "Brill Building Sound."&nbsp; On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro features the music written by two of the great writing teams from the Brill Building.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:59:00 +0000 Ron Jones 51532 at http://kcur.org The Brill Building Teams New Releases: Rosanne Cash, Bruce Springsteen And Others http://kcur.org/post/new-releases-rosanne-cash-bruce-springsteen-and-others <p></p><p>This week on Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro samples new music featuring Rosanne Cash and her release <em>The River's The Thread</em>.&nbsp; The "Boss: is back-- Bruce Springsteen with <em>High Hopes, </em>and a new release from Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones titled <em>Foreverly </em>that celebrates music of the Everly Brothers.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Track List</strong>:</p><p>Rozanne Cash- "A Feathers Not A Bird”</p><p>Bruce Springsteen- “High Hopes”</p><p>Rozanne Cash- “Etta’s Song”</p><p>Billy Joe &amp; Norah Jones- “Roving Gambler”</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Ron Jones 51178 at http://kcur.org New Releases: Rosanne Cash, Bruce Springsteen And Others Celebrating The Birthday Of Wycliffe Gordon http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-wycliffe-gordon-0 <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with our special guest, Wycliffe himself. We have an old fashioned cutting contest, a blues jam custom made for Wycliffe, and Nedra receives a bad Valentine’s Day gift.</p><p><u>Song List:</u></p><p>I’m Beginning To See The Light<br />I Cover The Waterfront<br />Blue n’ Boogie<br />Now Is The Time<br />Basin Street Blues<br />Hello Pops<br />Swing That Music</p><p>SPOTIFY:&nbsp; <a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/0UH6YwAhFGbnsG0r3KFev2">Wycliffe Gordon</a></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:09:24 +0000 Chris Prewitt 51812 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Wycliffe Gordon Celebrating The Birthday Of Floyd Dixon http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-floyd-dixon <p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Floyd Dixon with our special guest Jim Mair. The Sax Therapist helps a couple get hot just in time for V-Day, and the Jazz Mechanics talk cars with a few damsels in distress over rear-end differential.</p><p><u>Song List:</u></p><p>Snatch and Grab It<br />Hole In The Wall<br />Liza<br />Come Back Baby<br />Sweet Home Chicago<br />Caldonia</p><p>SPOTIFY:<a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/5qJvqM4ijMYkHoAwxa3BYJ">Floyd Dixon</a></p><p></p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:18:38 +0000 Chris Prewitt 51813 at http://kcur.org The Incomparable Otis Redding http://kcur.org/post/incomparable-otis-redding <p></p><p>Otis Redding's Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head...and with good reason.&nbsp; It was the first posthumous number one hit for an artist...and it was recorded only three days before his untimely death in 1967.&nbsp; On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro chronicles the life of Otis Redding, a dynamic performer with a magnetic personality.</p><p></p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>"These Arms of Mine”</p><p>“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”</p><p>“My Girl”</p><p>“I Got The Will” -- Etta James</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Ron Jones 50821 at http://kcur.org The Incomparable Otis Redding Celebrating The Birthday of Charlie Musselwhite http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-charlie-musselwhite-0 <p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Trashmouth Baker. The gang sings about their Super Bowl Blues and Charlie Musselwhite himself, calls in to let us know what gives him the blues.</p><p></p><p><u>Song List:</u></p><p>Outskirts of Town<br />The Blues Overtook Me<br />Willow Weep For Me<br />Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean<br />Christo Redemptor<br />Movin and Groovin<br />Memphis Charlie<br />Just Your Fool</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:03:27 +0000 Chris Prewitt 51811 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday of Charlie Musselwhite Celebrating The Birthday Of Antonio Carlos Jobim http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-antonio-carlos-jobim-0 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Antonio Carlos Jobim with our special guests, Stan Kessler and Danny Embrey. A session with Dr. Pearl preps Hilary for a run at the White House and a 12<sup>th</sup> Street parody leaves “The Girl from Ipanema”, out of twerk.</p><p></p><p><u>SONG LIST:</u></p><p>Meditation<br />So Danco Samba<br />Triste<br />Belleville<br />Brigas, Nunca Mais<br />Nuages<br />Brazil</p><p>SPOTIFY:</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 20:35:44 +0000 Chris Prewitt 51819 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Antonio Carlos Jobim 20 Feet from Stardom ~ Encore http://kcur.org/post/20-feet-stardom-encore <p>This past summer on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro put the spotlight on the documentary film&nbsp;<em><strong>20 Feet from Stardom</strong></em>, a celebration of outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition: &nbsp;the back-up singers. &nbsp;Included on the show were portions of the film's soundtrack, plus other recordings by the artists featured in the film. &nbsp;Since then, <strong><em>20 Feet from Stardom</em></strong> has been nominated for an Oscar, so we bring you a special encore of that show.</p><p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 06:10:38 +0000 Laurie Arbore 50277 at http://kcur.org 20 Feet from Stardom ~ Encore Celebrating The Birthday Of Cedar Walton http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-cedar-walton <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cedar Walton with our very own Joe Cartwright. An appointment with Dr. Pearl is set for a cliff jumping politician and a less miserable actress and the whole gang feels the warmth of holidays wear off as the “Wintertime Blues” set in.</p><p>Song List:</p><p>Snatch and Grab It<br />Bolivia<br />In a Mellow Tone<br />Dat Dere<br />Jacob’s Ladder<br />Firm Roots<br />Night Train</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:49:56 +0000 Chris Prewitt 51820 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Cedar Walton Instrumental Hits http://kcur.org/post/instrumental-hits <p></p><p>When you think of instrumental rock ‘n roll, classics like Green Onion and Honky Tonk probably come to mind…but Bill Shapiro serves up some other gems worth a listen.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Ron Jones 49868 at http://kcur.org Instrumental Hits Celebrating The Birthday of Jay McShann http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-jay-mcshann <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very own Dr. Pearl takes a live call from George Dubya and we play a round of public radio’s favorite jazz game show “So, What’s Your Question”.</p><p>Song List:</p><p>Boogie Blues<br />Come On Over To My House<br />Hootie’s Ignorant Oil<br />Hootie Blues<br />Hands Off<br />Ain’t Nobody’s Business<br />Confessin’ The Blues</p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:52:50 +0000 Chris Prewitt 49402 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday of Jay McShann Sly and the Family Stone http://kcur.org/post/sly-and-family-stone <p>This week we celebrate the often-happy, always-funky music of Sly and the Family Stone – including some newly-released material.</p><p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 49616 at http://kcur.org Sly and the Family Stone The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971 http://kcur.org/post/band-live-academy-music-1971 <p>We kick off 2014 with some legendary rock ‘n roll, as Bill Shapiro brings you selections from the famous 1971 New Year’s Eve concert by <strong>The Band</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp; This performance footage also features horn arrangements by <strong>Allen Toussaint</strong>, who returns to The Folly Theater January 11th for a <em>Cyprus Avenue Live</em> concert.</p><p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 49259 at http://kcur.org The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971 Celebrating The Best Moments From 2013 http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-best-moments-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the best moments from 2013 with guests Kevin Mahogany, Karrin Allyson, Wycliffe Gordon, and Joe Sample. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Karrin and then Nikki’s Blues drive her to singing.</p><p><u>Song List:</u></p><p>The Haunted Ballroom</p><p>How Long Has This Been Going On</p><p>It’s Wonderful</p><p>I’m Still Swingin’</p><p>Whisper Not</p><p>Street Life</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:47:52 +0000 Chris Prewitt 49401 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Best Moments From 2013 Annual New Year's Show http://kcur.org/post/annual-new-years-show <p>Bill Shapiro starts the New Year celebration early, bringing you his annual party of live concert recordings.</p><p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 48962 at http://kcur.org Annual New Year's Show Celebrating The Career Of Bobby Watson http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-career-bobby-watson <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the career of Bobby Watson with our special guests, Pamela and Bobby Watson. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Pamela to learn the truth about Bobby, and a New Years’ Eve parody helps us all find resolution.</p><p><u>Song List:</u></p><p>Linus And Lucy<br />Blues For Claude<br />Sweet Dreams<br />Blues For Claude<br />Seekers of the Sun<br />Love Remains<br />Sister Maya Said<br />I Thought About You</p><p><u>SPOTIFY:</u></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 16:17:44 +0000 Chris Prewitt 49389 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Career Of Bobby Watson Celebrating The Birthday Of Paul Butterfield http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-birthday-paul-butterfield-1 <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12<sup>th</sup> Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Matt Hopper. The gang gets dirty with Trashmouth and all those politically corrected season greetings get a jump on 12<sup>th</sup> Streets own “Holiday Blues”.</p><p><u>Song List:</u></p><p>Christmas Night In Harlem</p><p>Walkin Blues</p><p>Screamin</p><p>Sweet Home Chicago</p><p>Don’t Take Advantage of Me</p><p>Something You Got</p><p>Shake Your Moneymaker</p><p>Drivin’ Wheel</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:39:26 +0000 Chris Prewitt 49393 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Birthday Of Paul Butterfield The Sounds of Christmas http://kcur.org/post/sounds-christmas <p>Cyprus Avenue rings in the holidays, as Bill Shapiro brings you his annual “The Sounds of Christmas” show.</p><p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Laurie Arbore 48722 at http://kcur.org The Sounds of Christmas Celebrating The Music Of The Boswell Sisters http://kcur.org/post/celebrating-music-boswell-sisters <p></p><p></p><p>This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of the Boswell Sisters with our special guests Victor &amp; Penny, featuring Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling. To learn more about Erin we play "Who's Got the Blues" and we all have a sugar crash as we sing a parody to help deal the biggest bake sale in history.</p><p><u>Song List:</u></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:45:39 +0000 Chris Prewitt 49394 at http://kcur.org Celebrating The Music Of The Boswell Sisters