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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Yardbird Suite Scrapple From The Apple Donna Lee Ko-Ko Marmaduke Parker’s Mood Billie Bounce
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”.
Flip, Flop, and Fly Turn Out the Stars Whisper Not We Will Meet Again You Look Good To Me Shadow of Your Smile
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Show Me Missouri Blues Keep It to Yourself CC Rider Checkin’ Up on My Baby Hound Dog Drivin’ Wheel Don’t Start Me Talking
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.
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.
In the spotlight this week: the music of Sam Baker. Baker will perform September 28th at The Folly Theater, in the Cyprus Avenue Live celebration of our show's 35th Anniversary. Bill Shapiro says of Sam Baker, "He sings to your soul, and it makes you feel real good."