Music Shows

Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Nelson & Parton (Not A Law Firm)

Willie Nelson
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How does 81 year old Willie Nelson keep life interesting?  By doing what he's done repeatedly for the past 58 years, composing and performing some of the best country music ever.  Nelson, who's written over 2,500 songs and released nearly 300 albums, has a new recording called Band of Brothers.  It's been critically acclaimed as his best album in a decade.  The album is featured along with anothernew release from the legendary Dolly Parton titled Blue Smoke.  Nelson and Parton make sweet music together on this edition of Cyprus Avenue.

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

A Tribute To An American Icon: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
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Twenty-two years ago a proverbial "who's who" group of  pop musicians gathered in Madison Square Garden to celebrate Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary.  MSG was sold out that night, so just in case you missed it, Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro takes you back to that event via the recent release of The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration.

Track List

Willie Nelson - "Was It What You Wanted”

John Mellencamp - “Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat”

June Carter Cash & Johnny Cash - “It Ain’t Me”

Richie Havens - “Just Like A Woman”

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Cyprus Avenue
4:54 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Rock And Roll Is Back

Led Zeppelin
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If you’re fan of '60s and '70s rock & roll, this episode of Cyprus Avenue will absolutely blow you away.  It’s the return of Led Zepplelin …

Track List:

Led Zeppelin - "Your Time Is Gonna Come”

Led Zeppelin - “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”

Led Zeppelin - “Good Times Bad Times”

Led Zeppelin - “I Can’t Quit You Baby”

Led Zeppelin - “I Can’t Quit You Baby (Live)”

Led Zeppelin - “Heartbreaker”

Led Zeppelin – “Dazed and Confused”

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

Need Help Finding Good New Music?

There's an abundance of new music to be found, but the problem is finding the time to sift through it all.  Host Bill Shapiro is a music head, which means that a big part of his life is spent in the pursuit of good music.  On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, he shares some new releases from Dave and Phil Alvin, Robert Ellis and Joe Henry.  Consider it Bill's form of public service.

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

The "Wicked" Mr. Wilson Pickett

Soul singer Wilson Pickett was a major player in the world of R&B.  His distinctive voice and showmanship thrilled audiences and led him to a Grammy Award and subsequent induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro features the work of the the artist known as the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett.

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Rodney Crowell's Coming to Kansas City

Rodney Crowell
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Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell is scheduled to perform live in Kansas City on Friday, June 6th.  It's part of the series KCUR Presents Cyprus Avenue Live at the Folly Theater.  On this edition of  Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro presents the musical artistry of Rodney Crowell.

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Survey: New Music from 'The Girls'

Kelley Hunt
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Kansas City native Kelley Hunt does it all...roots music, R&B, Americana.  She's a singer/songwriter, piano player and guitarist.  Hunt's the featured artist as host Bill Shapiro surveys recent releases from some amazingly talented women.

Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

I Heard The Angels Singing

Home of Nashboro Records
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Back in the '50 and '60, Nashboro Records was one of the leading gospel labels.  According to NPR's First Listen, "...Nashboro's bread was buttered by vocal quartets that typically paired a gritty lead singer with sweet harmonies.  Born in Ernie's Record Mart in Nashville, Tennessee, the label's glory days are captured on a new 4 disc box set.  When Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro got his hands on it, he felt the spirit, and now he takes us to church...

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

A Tribute To Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne
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It has been a while since Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro has featured the music of singer/songwriter Jackson Browne...but there's a new release featuring some legendary singers performing covers of some of Browne's best work, and it's inspired Bill to pay tribute...

Track List:

Don Henley - "These Days”

Paul Thorn - “Doctor My Eyes”

Indigo Girls - “Fountain Of Sorrow”

Jackson Browne - “Red Neck Friend”

Sara & Sean Watkins - “Your Bright Baby Blues”

Bob Schneider - “Running On Empty”

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

Bob Marley: The Reggae Master

Bob Marley
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This episode of Cyprus Avenue features the music of reggae master Bob Marley, along with the Wailers, that is featured in a recent documentary Marley, which is about Bob Marley.

Playlist:
Corner Stone
Small Axe
Stir It Up
Concrete Jungle
Work
Get Up Stand Up
Three Little Birds
Jammin’
Could You Be Loved
Redemption Song

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell
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Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell got his musical talents honestly.  His dad was a bandleader, and his former father-in-law was the legendary Johnny Cash.  Though he has not been the most prolific artist, it is hard to deny his artistry.

Track List:

Rodney Crowell - "The Long Journey Home”

Rodney Crowell - “It’s Such A Small World”

Rodney Crowell - “Ashes By Now”

Rodney Crowell - “Famous Last Words Of A Fool In Love”

Rodney Crowell - “’Til I Gain Control Again”

Rodney Crowell - “Shame On The Moon”

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Here's Johnny!

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Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro cracks open the vault to unlock some previously unreleased gems from the Johnny Cash discography.  He also features new music from other members of the Carter/Cash familyto make up an hour of great music.

Track List:

Johnny Cash - "Out Among The Stars”

Johnny Cash with June Carter Cash - “Baby Ride Easy”

Carlene Carter - “Lonesome Valley 2003”

Johnny Cash - “I’m Movin’ On”

Carlene Carter - “Little Black Train”

Johnny Cash - “She Used To Love Me A Lot”

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Notable New Releases

Beck
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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...

Track List:

Peter Mulvey - "You Don’t Have To Lie To Me”

Dave Mason - “Dear Mr. Fantasy”

Beck - “Heart Is A Drum”

Peter Mulvey - “What Else Was It?”

The Holmes Brothers - “Passing Through”

Drive-by Truckers - “Prime Coat”

Uncle Tupelo - “Life Worth Living”

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music VI '62/'63

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Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro takes you to  the early ‘60’s country music hit parade…that’s right it’s classic country music.

Track list:

George Jones - "She Thinks I Still Care”

Patsy Cline - “She’s Got You”

Johnny Cash - “Busted”

Joe Carson - “I Got Drunk And I Sure Do Dread It”

Ernest Tubb - “Thanks A Lot”

Dave Dudley - “6 Days On The Road”

George Hamilton - “Abilene”

Little Esther Phillips - “Release Me”

Bobby Bare - “500 Miles Away From Home”

Patsy Cline - “So Wrong”

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12th Street Jump
9:54 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wes Montgomery

On this week’s archive edition of 12th 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.

Song List

Janine
Gone With the Wind

You’re Everything
If You Could See Me Now
Con Alma
Dearly Beloved

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

The Rhythm of the Rhythms, V: 2007

Mavis Staples at Newport 2011
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In Part Five of this series, we take a look back at some of the best music that came along in 2007.

Track List:

Robert Plant/Allison Krause - "Gone, Gone, Gone”

Dion - “The Thunder”

Sam Baker - “Juarez”

Mavis Staples - “Eyes On The Prize”

Joan Armatrading - “Play The Blues”

Tom Waits - “Young At Heart”

Sam Baker - “Orphan”

Dion - “HooDoo Man Blues”

Mavis Staples - “Turn Me Around”

Bruce Springsteen - “Further On Up The Road”

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

Prince

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Inspire Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro and there's a long shot you could get an hour of radio focused on your music.  The legendary Prince certainly beat odds following his recent TV appearance on The Arcenio Hall Show.  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.

Tracks List:

"Gotta Broken Heart Again”

“Controversy”

“Little Red Corvette”

“Let’s Go Crazy”

“When Doves Cry”

“Kiss”

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Cyprus Avenue
11:02 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Mike Bloomfield- The Lost Legend

On this edition of Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro shines the spotlight on a nice Jewish kid from Chicago. Mike Bloomfield discovered R&B, blues and jazz at an early age.  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.  He performed with many legendary musicians like Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters, and all would agree that Mike Bloomfield played a mean guitar.

Track List:

"I’m A Country Boy”

“I Got My Mojo Workin’”

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12th Street Jump
9:38 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Quincy Jones

This week on 12th 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.

Song List

Gravy Waltz
Dead End
Forest Flower
Sweet Georgia Bright
Along Came Betty
Soldier In The Rain
Killer Joe

SPOTIFY: Quincy Jones

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Mike Bloomfield- The Lost Legend

Mike Bloomfield
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On this edition of Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro shines the spotlight on a nice Jewish kid from Chicago. Mike Bloomfield discovered R&B, blues and jazz at an early age.  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.  He performed with many legendary musicians like Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters, and all would agree that Mike Bloomfield played a mean guitar.

Track List:

"I’m A Country Boy”

“I Got My Mojo Workin’”

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12th Street Jump
2:56 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

Celebrating The Career Of Christian McBride

This week on 12th 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”.

Song List:

Alright, OK, You Win
Too Close For Comfort
Just Friends
Brother Mister
East of the Sun
Blue Monk
Shoppin For Clothes
Used ‘Ta Could

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

The Singer And The Songwriter

Townes Van Zandt
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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.

And it goes beyond the obvious fact they all have composed and performed great songs. 

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.

Track List

Sam Baker - "Baseball”

Tony Joe White - “Willie and Laura Mae Jones”

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12th Street Jump
2:28 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Nancy Wilson

This week on 12th 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.

Song List
Kidney Stew
Moondance
Wild Is The Wind
Willow Weep For Me
All Of You
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

SPOTIFY: Nancy Wilson

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Cyprus Avenue
12:59 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

The Brill Building Teams

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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."  On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro features the music written by two of the great writing teams from the Brill Building.

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Cyprus Avenue
12:45 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

New Releases: Rosanne Cash, Bruce Springsteen And Others

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This week on Cyprus Avenue host Bill Shapiro samples new music featuring Rosanne Cash and her release The River's The Thread.  The "Boss: is back-- Bruce Springsteen with High Hopes, and a new release from Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones titled Foreverly that celebrates music of the Everly Brothers. 

Track List:

Rozanne Cash- "A Feathers Not A Bird”

Bruce Springsteen- “High Hopes”

Rozanne Cash- “Etta’s Song”

Billy Joe & Norah Jones- “Roving Gambler”

Rozanne Cash - “World Of Strange Design”

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12th Street Jump
2:09 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wycliffe Gordon

This week on 12th 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.

Song List:

I’m Beginning To See The Light
I Cover The Waterfront
Blue n’ Boogie
Now Is The Time
Basin Street Blues
Hello Pops
Swing That Music

SPOTIFY:  Wycliffe Gordon

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12th Street Jump
2:18 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Floyd Dixon

This week on 12th 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.

Song List:

Snatch and Grab It
Hole In The Wall
Liza
Come Back Baby
Sweet Home Chicago
Caldonia

SPOTIFY:Floyd Dixon

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Music Shows
1:00 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

The Incomparable Otis Redding

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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.  It was the first posthumous number one hit for an artist...and it was recorded only three days before his untimely death in 1967.  On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro chronicles the life of Otis Redding, a dynamic performer with a magnetic personality.

Track List

"These Arms of Mine”

“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”

“My Girl”

“I Got The Will” -- Etta James

“Try A Little Tenderness”

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12th Street Jump
2:03 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday of Charlie Musselwhite

This week on 12th 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.

Song List:

Outskirts of Town
The Blues Overtook Me
Willow Weep For Me
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Christo Redemptor
Movin and Groovin
Memphis Charlie
Just Your Fool

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12th Street Jump
2:35 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Antonio Carlos Jobim

This week on 12th 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 12th Street parody leaves “The Girl from Ipanema”, out of twerk.

SONG LIST:

Meditation
So Danco Samba
Triste
Belleville
Brigas, Nunca Mais
Nuages
Brazil

SPOTIFY:

https://play.spotify.com/user/1254332218/playlist/4Hm5hJQgOqfV7CbvCv1jmO

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