Lou Reed

twentyfeetfromstardom.com

This past summer on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro put the spotlight on the documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom, a celebration of outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition:  the back-up singers.  Included on the show were portions of the film's soundtrack, plus other recordings by the artists featured in the film.  Since then, 20 Feet from Stardom has been nominated for an Oscar, so we bring you a special encore of that show.

SamBakerMusic.com

Bill Shapiro shares his favorite recordings to come along this year.  It’s a celebration of the music of 2013 this week on Cyprus Avenue. 

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.  

Doc Pomus ~ Redux

Oct 12, 2013
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.

20 Feet from Stardom

Aug 17, 2013
twentyfeetfromstardom.com

This week, a celebration of some outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition:  the back-up singers.  We explore portions of the soundtrack from the documentary 20 Feet  from Stardom, plus dig into other recordings that feature some of these artists.