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.
On this week’s archive episode of 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the birthday of Cootie Williams with our special guest Stan Kessler. We connect with Arthur Barron in Miami to learn “Who’s Got the Blues” and a little welcome song preps the All Stars for Kansas City.
Song List: Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Sweet Lorrain e Love Me Or Leave Me Shame and Scandal My Old Flame Perdido
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Philly Joe Jones with our special guest Tommy Ruskin. On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl helps Tom Cruise handle the truth and Tommy’s Tom Tom Tutorial makes political messaging a little easier on the eardrums. Song List: Come On Over To My House Solar Billy Boy Take Five But Not For Me Ahmad’s Blues Bye Bye Blackbird Spotify: Philly Joe Jones
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Louis Jordan with our special guest Bryan Redmond. On the funny side, Dr. Pearl prescribes some straight advice for crooked politics and later the Sax Therapist helps a couple from Omaha find their big O.
Song List: Caravan Hogwash Junction Function Knock Me A Kiss September Song Jack You’re Dead Saturday Night Fish Fry Early In The Morning If You’re So Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich Alright, Ok, You Win
On July 19, Cyprus Avenue brings Marty Stuart back in concert for Cyprus Avenue Live at The Folly Theater. This week on the program, an encore presentation of our spotlight on Marty and his extremely multi-faceted music.
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Ahmad Jamal with our very own Joe Cartwright. The 12th Street psychologist, Dr. Pearl, dishes advice to Paula Deen and the NSA makes us sing the blues.
Song List: Darn That Dream But Not For Me September Song Night Mist Blues It Ain’t Necessarily So Blue Skies
On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Erroll Garner with our special guest Bobby Watson. The 12th Street Jump label releases the “Jazz for Doctors” album and Nedra gets the Basketball Blues as the NBA playoffs ruin her mood. Song List: I Cover The Waterfront There Is No Greater Love Tones For Joan’s Bones Sea Journey The Look of Love I’ve Got The World On A String
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Monty Alexander and Oliver Nelson. Our resident psychologist, Dr. Pearl dishes advice to the Pope while Serena’s School for Scat enrolls some well-known students.
Song List: Fly Me To The Moon Night Mist Blues SKJ Stolen Moments The Shadow Of Your Smile Hi-Fly My Shining Hour Straight, No Chaser
On June 6, Cyprus Avenue will feature Richard Thompson at The Folly Theater in Cyprus Avenue Live. This week on the program, we look at Thompson's storied recording career. (This edition of Cyprus Avenue aired on June 1, 2013.)
On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of T Bone Walker with our special guest Bill Dye. A call in reminds us “Who’s Got the Blues” in Alaska and Dr. Pearl holds a session to help Wall Street.
Song List: I Want A Little Girl Two Bones And A Pick What A Little Moonlight Can Do Shufflin The Blues Good Morning Heartache Hands Off T Bone Shuffle
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Fats Waller. Dr. Pearl helps Keith Richards deal with change and a parody considers what Fats Waller might say about all the present day misbehavin’.
Song List: Jitterbug Waltz Squeeze Me Your Feet’s Too Big One Note Samba Let’s Face the Music and Dance Come On A My House Honeysuckle Rose Scrapple From the Apple
On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner. We play a game of questions with 12th Street Jump’s own Joe Cartwright and send the learned out into the world with the “Graduation Blues”.
Song List: Jumpin’ the Blues Flip, Flop, and Fly Tight Trouble In Mind Roll’em Pete One Note Samba Shake, Rattle, and Roll
On this weeks’ archive episode of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Irving Berlin. The cast plays a game of “So, What’s Your Question?” to reveal a few lesser known facts about Irving Berlin.
Song List: Overhand What’ll I Do Let’s Face the Music and Dance It Ain’t Necessarily So Dat Dere Blue Skies Little Joe
This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Jeff Hamilton with our special guest, the man himself, Jeff Hamilton. We find out what gives Jeff the blues and learn a whole lot more with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.
Song List: Gravy Waltz I Love Being Here With You Little Rootie Tootie Bye Ya Whisper Not Poinciana But Not For Me
During any given week, local hip-hop artist Les Izmore may be found free-styling in the Crossroads, fronting an 18 piece afro-beat/funk dance band, or opening for big acts coming through, like Kendrick Lamar and next week, Talib Kweli.