Music Shows

Cyprus Avenue
12:10 am
Sun January 26, 2014

20 Feet from Stardom ~ Encore

Darlene Love
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.

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12th Street Jump
2:49 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday Of Cedar Walton

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cedar Walton with our very own Joe Cartwright. An appointment with Dr. Pearl is set for a cliff jumping politician and a less miserable actress and the whole gang feels the warmth of holidays wear off as the “Wintertime Blues” set in.

Song List:

Snatch and Grab It
Bolivia
In a Mellow Tone
Dat Dere
Jacob’s Ladder
Firm Roots
Night Train

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Cyprus Avenue
1:00 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Instrumental Hits

Credit Stax Records

When you think of instrumental rock ‘n roll, classics like Green Onion and Honky Tonk probably come to mind…but Bill Shapiro serves up some other gems worth a listen.

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12th Street Jump
11:52 am
Sun January 12, 2014

Celebrating The Birthday of Jay McShann

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jay McShann with Joe Cartwright. Our very own Dr. Pearl takes a live call from George Dubya and we play a round of public radio’s favorite jazz game show “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:

Boogie Blues
Come On Over To My House
Hootie’s Ignorant Oil
Hootie Blues
Hands Off
Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Confessin’ The Blues

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone
SlyStoneMusic.com

This week we celebrate the often-happy, always-funky music of Sly and the Family Stone – including some newly-released material.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Album cover for The Band's 'Live at the Academy of Music 1971'
facebook.com/TheBandTheBand

We kick off 2014 with some legendary rock ‘n roll, as Bill Shapiro brings you selections from the famous 1971 New Year’s Eve concert by The Band.   This performance footage also features horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint, who returns to The Folly Theater January 11th for a Cyprus Avenue Live concert.

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12th Street Jump
11:47 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Celebrating The Best Moments From 2013

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the best moments from 2013 with guests Kevin Mahogany, Karrin Allyson, Wycliffe Gordon, and Joe Sample. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Karrin and then Nikki’s Blues drive her to singing.

Song List:

The Haunted Ballroom

How Long Has This Been Going On

It’s Wonderful

I’m Still Swingin’

Whisper Not

Street Life

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

Annual New Year's Show

Jerry Lee Lewis
K&K Center of the Beat/Retna; RollingStone.com

Bill Shapiro starts the New Year celebration early, bringing you his annual party of live concert recordings.

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12th Street Jump
10:17 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Celebrating The Career Of Bobby Watson

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the career of Bobby Watson with our special guests, Pamela and Bobby Watson. The gang plays a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” with Pamela to learn the truth about Bobby, and a New Years’ Eve parody helps us all find resolution.

Song List:

Linus And Lucy
Blues For Claude
Sweet Dreams
Blues For Claude
Seekers of the Sun
Love Remains
Sister Maya Said
I Thought About You

SPOTIFY:

Bobby Watson

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12th Street Jump
10:39 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Paul Butterfield

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Matt Hopper. The gang gets dirty with Trashmouth and all those politically corrected season greetings get a jump on 12th Streets own “Holiday Blues”.

Song List:

Christmas Night In Harlem

Walkin Blues

Screamin

Sweet Home Chicago

Don’t Take Advantage of Me

Something You Got

Shake Your Moneymaker

Drivin’ Wheel

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Cyprus Avenue
9:00 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

The Sounds of Christmas

The Ronettes
RonnieSpector.com

Cyprus Avenue rings in the holidays, as Bill Shapiro brings you his annual “The Sounds of Christmas” show.

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12th Street Jump
10:45 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Celebrating The Music Of The Boswell Sisters

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of the Boswell Sisters with our special guests Victor & Penny, featuring Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling. To learn more about Erin we play "Who's Got the Blues" and we all have a sugar crash as we sing a parody to help deal the biggest bake sale in history.

Song List:

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Cyprus Avenue
8:12 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

Allen Toussaint ~ Encore

Allen Toussaint
Glade Bilby II; AllenToussaint.com

Thank you for supporting Cyprus Avenue during KCUR's Winter Membership Drive!  Later this evening, Bill Shapiro brought you an encore presentation of a show focused on Allen Toussaint.  The New Orleans legend will return to The Folly Theater for a Cyprus Avenue Live concert on January 11, 2014.  This edition of Cyprus Avenue features Toussaint's music, including songs that became huge hits for other artists.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

Bill Shapiro's Favorite Recordings Of 2013

Sam Baker
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. 

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12th Street Jump
11:00 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Billy Strayhorn

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Billy Strayhorn with our special guest Todd Wilkinson. Dr. Pearl does some charity work in trying to help Karl Rove, and the Sax Therapist helps a hungry couple get some Thanksgiving dessert.

Song List:

Satin Doll
Johnny Come Lately
Wendy
Upper Manhattan Medical Group
Chelsea Bridge
The Duke

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12th Street Jump
10:52 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Celebrating The Music Of Kevin Mahogany

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music and career of Kevin Mahogany with Kevin himself. He joins us for a game of “Who’s Got the Blues” and “So, What’s Your Question” to help us all learn a bit more.

Song List:

Bluesville
Teach Me Tonight
Fix It In The Mix
I’m Still Swingin’
Save That Time
Tony Bennett Never Calls
Kansas City Born and Bred

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

The FAME Studios Story

Etta James recording at FAME Studios
facebook.com/famestudios

This week on Cyprus Avenue, music that came out of the legendary FAME Studios, at the heart of the Muscle Shoals sound. 

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12th Street Jump
11:20 am
Sun November 24, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Coleman Hawkins

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Coleman Hawkins with our special guest, Jim Mair. The Mayor of Toronto gets some much needed help from Dr. Pearl and a parody reveals a new side of a Johnny Mercer classic.

SONG LIST:

April In Paris
Moonglow
One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)
Tangerine
Sophisticated Lady
Come Rain Or Come Shine

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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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