Music Shows

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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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Doc Pomus ~ Redux

Doc Pomus
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.

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12th Street Jump
9:55 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Thelonious Monk

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

Spotify: Theloinius Monk

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12th Street Jump
9:44 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Oscar Pettiford

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

Spotify: Oscar Pettiford

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Elvis at Stax

Elvis Presley
Facebook.com/Elvis

This week, Bill Shapiro brings you music from Elvis Presley’s Memphis studio sessions of the early ‘70s – released recently in the extensive “Elvis at Stax” compilation.  

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12th Street Jump
10:40 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Music of George Gershwin

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

Spotify: Karrin Allyson

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12th Street Jump
10:32 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of John Coltrane

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

SPOTIFY: John Coltrane

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12th Street Jump
10:23 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Jimmy Reed

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

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12th Street Jump
10:17 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Rollins

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

SPOTIFY: Sonny Rollins

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12th Street Jump
10:07 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Charlie Parker

Credit http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/composers/jazz/charlie-parker/

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.

Song List:

Yardbird Suite
Scrapple From The Apple
Donna Lee
Ko-Ko
Marmaduke
Parker’s Mood
Billie Bounce

SPOTIFY:

Charlie Parker

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12th Street Jump
10:04 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Bill Evans

Credit http://www.pianohelp.net/piano-sheets/Bill-Evans-Peace-Piece-904.html

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”.

Song List:

Flip, Flop, and Fly
Turn Out the Stars
Whisper Not
We Will Meet Again
You Look Good To Me
Shadow of Your Smile

SPOTIFY:

Bill Evans

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12th Street Jump
10:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Pat Metheny

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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.

Song List:

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

SPOTIFY

Pat Metheny

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12th Street Jump
9:58 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Louis Armstrong

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 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.

Song List:

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

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Louis Armstrong

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12th Street Jump
9:55 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Hank Jones

Credit http://foglobe.com/hank-jones.html

 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.

Song List:

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

SPOTIFY:

Hank Jones

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12th Street Jump
9:50 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson

 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.

Song List:

Show Me Missouri Blues
Keep It to Yourself
CC Rider
Checkin’ Up on My Baby
Hound Dog
Drivin’ Wheel
Don’t Start Me Talking

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Cyprus Avenue
2:30 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Rock 'n Roll Party for the Fall Membership Drive

Chuck Berry in the 1950s
ChuckBerry.com

Thank you for supporting KCUR and Cyprus Avenue!  For this year's Fall Membership Drive, Bill Shapiro presented a special, two-hour rock 'n roll party. 

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Tell It Like It Is: Aaron Neville (Encore)

Aaron Neville
AaronNeville.com

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.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Sam Baker: Say Grace

Sam Baker
SamBakerMusic.com

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. 

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait

Bob Dylan in a 'Self Portrait' session
BobDylan.com

This week, Bill Shapiro brings you newly-released material from a man he calls “the most fascinating musical artist of the last half-century”:  Bob Dylan.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Tell It Like It Is: Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville
AaronNeville.com

Aaron Neville will perform October 4th in Cyprus Avenue Live at The Folly Theater.  This week's show is devoted to his music, including his more recent releases.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

Sam Baker: Say Grace

Sam Baker
SamBakerMusic.com

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." 

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Music Shows
9:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Cyprus Avenue 35th Anniversary At The Folly Theater

Credit Folly Theater

KCUR and the Folly Theater will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Cyprus Avenue with a live event at the Folly on Saturday, September 28.

The celebration starts at 7:30 p.m. with a music performance by Sam Baker at 8:00 p.m.

You can find out more about the show and buy tickets at the Folly Theater website.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

20 Feet from Stardom

Darlene Love
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.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:18 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Ballads by Rockers, Vol. 2 (35th Anniversary Edition)

The Rolling Stones ~ 'Goats Head Soup' album cover
rollingstones.com

As we get closer to the 35th Anniversary of Cyprus Avenue, we revisit the first-ever musical concept featured on the show:  Ballads by Rockers.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Rhythm of the Rhythms, IV: 2005-2006

Bruce Springsteen
Facebook.com/Bruce Springsteen

In Part Four of this series, we take a look back at some of the more noteworthy music that came along in 2005 and 2006.

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Cyprus Avenue
8:00 pm
Sat July 27, 2013

The Music of Otis Redding

Otis Redding
Facebook.com/OtisRedding

This week on Cyprus Avenue, we focus on the music – and the musical impact – of the late, great Otis Redding.

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12th Street Jump
1:46 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Cootie Williams

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

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12th Street Jump
2:24 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Philly Joe Jones

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

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