Music Shows

Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Allen Toussaint: The Sound of New Orleans

Allen Toussaint
FollyTheater.org

On January 11, 2014, Allen Toussaint returns to The Folly Theater for a Cyprus Avenue Live concert.  This week on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro brings you music by the New Orleans legend, including songs that have been performed and made famous by other artists.

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12th Street Jump
11:28 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Little Willie John

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Little Willie John with our special guest, Sheila Bey. A session with Dr. Pearl teaches us all a lesson and the education continues with “Serena’s School for Scat”, so get hip to this episode of 12th Street Jump.

SONG LIST:

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Need Your Love So Bad

Parchman Farm

Let Them Talk

Heartbreak

Trio

Take My Love

Spotify:

Little Willie John

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Cyprus Avenue
8:05 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

Survey

Paul McCartney
facebook.com/PaulMcCartney

This week, Bill Shapiro brings you a survey of new, fall releases -- music from Paul McCartney, Neko Case, Elvis Costello and others. 

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12th Street Jump
10:32 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Arturo Sandoval

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Arturo Sandoval with our special guest Stan Kessler. We play “Who’s Got the Blues” with the Saxman in Alabama and improvise a blues jam to help him get by and then we blaze the truth out of the campaign trail.

Song List:

Confessin’ the Blues
Hot House
Blue Monk
Speak Low
Jordu
Parisian Thoroughfare
The Blues Walk

SPOTIFY:

Arturo Sandoval

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Moondance ~ Redux

Van Morrison's 1970 album cover for 'Moondance'
VanMorrison.com

Van Morrison is in the spotlight this week, as Bill Shapiro explores a newly-released collection of Morrison's music.  

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12th Street Jump
10:24 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Zoot Sims

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Zoot Sims with our special guest, Horace Washington. The "Jazz Mechanics" try some car talk to get it going and the Sax Therapist helps a couple kick start their love engine.

Song List:

Do Nothin’ Til Ya Hear From Me
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Flyin’ Home
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Lester Leaps In
Have You Met Miss Jones
It Don’t Mean A Thing

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

In Memorium: Lou Reed

Lou Reed
Robert Leslie (from facebook.com/LouReed)

This week we explore the influential music of a rock legend who recently passed away, as Bill Shapiro pays tribute to Lou Reed.  

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KC Currents
9:19 am
Thu October 31, 2013

The Mysterious 400-Year-Old Band That Haunts Kansas City

He Who Bought The Farm would not publicly reveal himself at KCUR. He says he has no head, and wouldn't explain what holds up the hood.
Credit Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR

Almost every year around this time in Kansas City, a musical phenomenon rises up at area bars. A mysterious band called the Haunted Creepys tends to perform around Halloween, and whenever Friday the 13th rolls around. 

The Creepys wear colorful robes and hoods with black netting covering their faces, and they claim to be a 400-year-old band of undead musicians from Transylvania who play original numbers such as Phantom of the Pipeline, Skiffle Haunt and Hairy Tomato.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Mostly Willie

'To All the Girls...' album cover
WillieNelson.com

On this edition of the show, Bill Shapiro puts the spotlight Willie Nelson's new release, To All the Girls..., in which Nelson collaborates with female artists on his well-known songs.  Also featured this week, music from Raina Rose, who sang with Sam Baker recently at Cyprus Avenue's 35th Anniversary Concert.

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12th Street Jump
12:40 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Celebrating the Birthday Of Dizzy Gillespie

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dizzy Gillespie with our special guest, Hermon Mehari. A session with Dr. Pearl straightens out some crooked politicians and the lesser known Gillespie facts are revealed in a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:

Doodlin’
Night In Tunisia
BeBop
Manteca
Birk’s Works
Woody n’ You
Con Alma
Blue n’ Boogie

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12th Street Jump
3:40 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

Celebrating the Birthday Of Lee Konitz

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Lee Konitz with our special guest Rob Scheps. We see “Who’s Got the Blues” in South Bend and later offer a little bit of help directly to the President.

Song List:
Lullaby of Birdland
You Don’t Know What Love Is
The Song Is You
Ptah the El Daoud
I Concentrate On You
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Survey

'The Diving Board' album cover
EltonJohn.com

This week on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro brings you a survey of new releases with something unique to say:  music from Elton John, Mark Knopfler and Garland Jeffreys.  

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Doc Pomus ~ Redux

Doc Pomus
songwritershalloffame.org

On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, we take a journey through decades of popular songs by well-known artists and with something in common:  they were either written or co-written by Doc Pomus.

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12th Street Jump
9:55 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Thelonious Monk

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Thelonious Monk with our special guest Dave Chael. Our own Dr. Pearl dishes advice to Joe Biden and the governator while the gang plays “So, What’s Your Question?” to learn a bit more about Monk.

Song List:
In Walked Bud
Epistrophy
Bemsha Swing
Rhythm-a-ning
Evidence
Well You Needn’t
Straight, No Chaser

Spotify: Theloinius Monk

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12th Street Jump
9:44 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Oscar Pettiford

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Oscar Pettiford with our special guest Tyrone Clark. We play a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with pianist Greg Tivis from Texas, and Nikki’s man troubles redefine fantasy football.

Song List:
Lover Man
Oscar’s Blues
Tricotism
David Bromberg’s Blues
There Will Never Be Another You
I’m Beginning To See the Light
Blues In the Closet

Spotify: Oscar Pettiford

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Elvis at Stax

Elvis Presley
Facebook.com/Elvis

This week, Bill Shapiro brings you music from Elvis Presley’s Memphis studio sessions of the early ‘70s – released recently in the extensive “Elvis at Stax” compilation.  

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12th Street Jump
10:40 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Music of George Gershwin

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of George Gershwin with our very special guest Karrin Allyson. We find out what gives Karrin the blues and learn a whole lot more about Gershwin with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:
The Haunted Ballroom
How Long Has This Been Going On
‘S Wonderful
All Or Nothing At All
It’s Easy To Remember
A Felicidade
Right Here Right Now
I Can’t Say

Spotify: Karrin Allyson

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12th Street Jump
10:32 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of John Coltrane

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of John Coltrane with our special guest Jim Mair. We check in with Dr. Pearl as she helps a topless princess get back to good graces and the gang plays “So, Whats Your Question?” to learn a bit more about Trane.

Song List:
If I Were A Bell
My Favorite Things
Beatrice
Naima
Autumn Serenade
Bessie’s Blues

SPOTIFY: John Coltrane

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12th Street Jump
10:23 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Jimmy Reed

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jimmy Reed with our special guest Sheila Bey. Karrin Allyson stops by, Dr. Pearl prescribes straight advice for crooked politicians, and in honor of students worldwide we get the “Back to School Blues”.

Song List:
Show Me Missouri Blues
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Shame, Shame, Shame
CC Rider
Bright Lights, Big City
Take Out Some Insurance

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12th Street Jump
10:17 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Rollins

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Rollins with our special guest, the late and great Bill Caldwell. A session with Dr. Pearl straightens out some crooked politicians and Nedra calls a penalty with her football season blues.

Song List:
Doxy
Pent Up House
Blue Seven
On a Slow Boat to China
Valse Hot
Oleo

SPOTIFY: Sonny Rollins

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12th Street Jump
10:07 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Charlie Parker

Credit http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/composers/jazz/charlie-parker/

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Charlie Parker with our special guest Dan Thomas. We play a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Chuck Haddix, and the Sax Therapist helps a Russian couple end the cold war in their bedroom.

Song List:

Yardbird Suite
Scrapple From The Apple
Donna Lee
Ko-Ko
Marmaduke
Parker’s Mood
Billie Bounce

SPOTIFY:

Charlie Parker

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12th Street Jump
10:04 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Bill Evans

Credit http://www.pianohelp.net/piano-sheets/Bill-Evans-Peace-Piece-904.html

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Bill Evans with our special guest Michael Pagan. The gang plays “So, What’s Your Question?” to learn a bit more about Bill Evans and we pay homage to the flight attendant gone wild with the “Friggin’ Jet Blues”.

Song List:

Flip, Flop, and Fly
Turn Out the Stars
Whisper Not
We Will Meet Again
You Look Good To Me
Shadow of Your Smile

SPOTIFY:

Bill Evans

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12th Street Jump
10:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Pat Metheny

Credit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Metheny

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Pat Metheny with our special guest Danny Embrey. Our own Dr Pearl offers up some advice for President Obama and a lesson at Serena's School for Scat has all the politicians listening.

Song List:

Snatch and Grab It
Bright Size Life
Always and Forever
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Giant Step
All the Things You Are
Two for the Road

SPOTIFY

Pat Metheny

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12th Street Jump
9:58 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Louis Armstrong

Credit http://www.nndb.com/people/665/000030575/

 This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of the great Louis Armstrong with our special guest Stan Kessler. A session with Dr. Pearl gets the royal baby started down the right path and Anthony Weiner is such a joke the gang just has to make fun of him.

Song List:

Love Walked In
Hello, Dolly!
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Stompin at the Savoy
When the Saints Go Marching In

Spotify:

Louis Armstrong

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12th Street Jump
9:55 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Hank Jones

Credit http://foglobe.com/hank-jones.html

 This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Hank Jones and Eddie Jefferson. We take a call-in from a musician in Erie, PA to find out “Who’s Got the Blues” and the heat wave gets a theme song.

Song List:

Just Squeeze Me
Ruby My Dear
Love Walked In
Now Is the Time
Soft and Furry
Over the Rainbow
You Came a Long Way from St. Louis
Dat Dere
Benny’s from Heaven

SPOTIFY:

Hank Jones

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12th Street Jump
9:50 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson

 This week, 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Sonny Boy Williamson with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Sheila Bey. We play “Who’s Got the Blues” to find out more about our audience and Nedra sings the “Golf Widow Blues”, and it has nothing to do with Tiger Woods.

Song List:

Show Me Missouri Blues
Keep It to Yourself
CC Rider
Checkin’ Up on My Baby
Hound Dog
Drivin’ Wheel
Don’t Start Me Talking

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Cyprus Avenue
2:30 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Rock 'n Roll Party for the Fall Membership Drive

Chuck Berry in the 1950s
ChuckBerry.com

Thank you for supporting KCUR and Cyprus Avenue!  For this year's Fall Membership Drive, Bill Shapiro presented a special, two-hour rock 'n roll party. 

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Tell It Like It Is: Aaron Neville (Encore)

Aaron Neville
AaronNeville.com

Bill Shapiro brings you an encore this week of his spotlight on Aaron Neville, including some of the iconic singer’s more recent songs.  Neville will perform October 4th in Cyprus Avenue Live at The Folly Theater.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Sam Baker: Say Grace

Sam Baker
SamBakerMusic.com

On September 28th, Bill Shapiro celebrates his 35th Anniversary of bringing you Cyprus Avenue, with a special celebration concert at The Folly Theater.  Sam Baker will be our guest performer that night, and this week on the program, we feature Baker's music. 

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait

Bob Dylan in a 'Self Portrait' session
BobDylan.com

This week, Bill Shapiro brings you newly-released material from a man he calls “the most fascinating musical artist of the last half-century”:  Bob Dylan.

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