Chuck Haddix http://kcur.org en Maria The Mexican, Influenced By Mariachi Roots http://kcur.org/post/maria-mexican-influenced-mariachi-roots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The band </span><a href="http://mariathemexican.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Maria the Mexican</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> describes its sound as Americana soul and&nbsp;</span>Mexicana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> groove. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Laura Spencer 52588 at http://kcur.org Maria The Mexican, Influenced By Mariachi Roots Tim Whitmer On Learning From Jazz Greats http://kcur.org/post/tim-whitmer-learning-jazz-greats <p></p><p>Jazz pianist and bandleader <a href="http://www.timwhitmer.net/">Tim Whitmer</a> has gained a reputation for building on jazz traditions, as well as performing original compositions. Whitmer is a mainstay at jazz clubs, but he also plays in local churches.</p><p>Whitmer spoke to Chuck Haddix, who hosts the KCUR music program,&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/fish-fry"><em>The Fish Fry</em> </a>on Friday and Saturday nights.</p><p><strong>Interview Highlights: Tim Whitmer</strong></p><p><strong>On merging the sacred and the secular</strong></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:24:24 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Laura Spencer 47417 at http://kcur.org Tim Whitmer On Learning From Jazz Greats 18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Features Kelley Hunt http://kcur.org/post/18th-vine-jazz-and-blues-festival-features-kelley-hunt <p>Roots and R&amp;B singer/songwriter <a href="http://www.kelleyhunt.com/">Kelley Hunt</a> says when she first started singing, her grandmother, a gospel singer, gave her this advice: &quot;Don&rsquo;t sing it, if you don&rsquo;t mean it.&quot;</p><p>Hunt was born in Kansas City, Mo. and grew up in Emporia, Kan. She told<em>&nbsp;Fish Fry </em>host Chuck Haddix that her parents always had music playing in the house, including jazz, blues, R&amp;B and Motown.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:45:34 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Laura Spencer 44873 at http://kcur.org 18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Features Kelley Hunt The Fish Fry, Saturday May 11 http://kcur.org/post/fish-fry-saturday-may-11 <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px;">1st Hour</span></p> Sat, 11 May 2013 14:11:31 +0000 Chuck Haddix 36785 at http://kcur.org Marva Whitney Remembered In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/marva-whitney-remembered-kansas-city <p>Iconic funk and soul singer Marva Whitney will be buried Saturday in Kansas City. She died two weeks ago at the age of 68, just six years after the passing of James Brown, who catapulted her to national stardom.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:56:36 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Laura Ziegler & Chuck Haddix 29916 at http://kcur.org Marva Whitney Remembered In Kansas City An Interview With Chubby Carrier http://kcur.org/post/interview-chubby-carrier <p></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:50:17 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Chris Prewitt 29206 at http://kcur.org An Interview With Chubby Carrier A Conversation with "Cowtown Ballroom" Filmmakers http://kcur.org/post/conversation-cowtown-ballroom-filmmakers <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d5e18e607c0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d5e18e607c0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d5e18e607c0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-838921.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – There's a brick building at 31st and Gillham, which has stood for more than eight decades. Most of the time it's been known as the El Torreon, but for three years in the early '70s, it was transformed into the Cowtown Ballroom.</p> Fri, 22 May 2009 13:36:00 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Michael Byars 1479 at http://kcur.org A Conversation with "Cowtown Ballroom" Filmmakers Cedric Burnside And Lightnin' Malcolm: Two-Man Wrecking Crew http://kcur.org/post/cedric-burnside-and-lightnin-malcolm-two-man-wrecking-crew <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d5e18e5dee4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d5e18e5dee4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d5e18e5dee4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-824055.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo – Cedric Burnside, grandson of the legendary R.L. Burnside, son of drumming great Calvin Jackson, is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world. Bluesman Lightnin' Malcolm is one of the leading younger generation artists on the scene today.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2009 14:44:00 +0000 Chuck Haddix 1403 at http://kcur.org Cedric Burnside And Lightnin' Malcolm: Two-Man Wrecking Crew Marva Whitney: It's Her Thing http://kcur.org/post/marva-whitney-its-her-thing <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d5b151bd0c9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d5b151bd0c9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d5b151bd0c9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-868862.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – KCUR's Chuck Haddix welcomed funk singer <b>Marva Whitney</b> to <i>The Fish Fry</i>, where she talked about her start in Kansas City Kansas and working with the late great James Brown.</p> Mon, 19 Feb 2007 15:35:00 +0000 Chuck Haddix, Michael Byars & Sylvia Maria Gross 985 at http://kcur.org Marva Whitney: It's Her Thing WEB EXTRA: Chuck Haddix on Jay McShann http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-chuck-haddix-jay-mcshann <p>Kansas City, MO – Historian Chuck Haddix is the co-author with Frank Driggs of <i>Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop: A History</i>. Here, Haddix talks about how McShann will be remembered.</p> Wed, 06 Dec 2006 16:44:00 +0000 Laura Spencer & Chuck Haddix 958 at http://kcur.org Bluesman DC Bellamy http://kcur.org/post/bluesman-dc-bellamy <p>Kansas City, MO – Blues musician Gregory <a href="http://www.dcbellamy.com/">"DC" Bellamy</a> grew up on Chicago's West Side, but he's made Kansas City his home for the past several years.</p> Thu, 22 Jun 2006 15:54:00 +0000 Laura Spencer & Chuck Haddix 899 at http://kcur.org Bluesman DC Bellamy The Wild Woman of Kansas City: Myra Taylor http://kcur.org/post/wild-woman-kansas-city-myra-taylor <p>Kansas City, Missouri – Vocalist <a href="http://www.myrataylor.com/">Myra Taylor</a> is a veteran of the original Kansas City swing sound and started out singing and dancing in the early 1930s on 18th and Vine. Throughout her long career, she's shared the stage with Jay McShann, Sarah Vaughan, Nat "King" Cole, and many others. Taylor continues to perform in her hometown often as part of the quartet known as the Wild Women of Kansas City. Myra Taylor turns 89 on Friday, February 24.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2006 17:45:00 +0000 Chuck Haddix & Laura Spencer 848 at http://kcur.org The Wild Woman of Kansas City: Myra Taylor