Music Shows

Cyprus Avenue
6:00 pm
Sat December 31, 2011

Cyprus Avenue's Annual New Years' Show

Below find the playlist for Cyprus' annual Live New Years' show, originally broadcast December 31, 1994. And, since we can't give you the audio because of recording industry restrictions, check out some YouTube videos for some of the songs below. Happy 2012!

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NYE Jams
12:40 pm
Fri December 30, 2011

KCUR Jazz & Blues For New Year's

This Saturday night, invite KCUR's Fish Fry and 12th Street Jump to bring the jazz & blues to your New Year's Eve party!

From 8pm to midnight, join Chuck Haddock on the Fish Fry ringing out the old and ringing in the new as he and his wife Terri Mac play an eclectic mix of the finest in blues, soul, rhythm 'n' blues, rock & roll,  jumpin' jive & zydeco.

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12th Street Jump
10:52 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Celebrate The New Year & Birthday Of Saxman James Carter

Ring in 2012 & celebrate the birthday of tenor saxman James Carter on 12th Street Jump, public radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam, Saturday at midnight on KCUR.

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Cyprus Avenue
6:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Cyprus' Annual Holiday Show

Find the playlist from Cyprus Avenue's annual holiday show, which originally aired on December 20, 2003, below. And since we can't post the audio, check out some YouTube videos of some of the songs below! Cheers.

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Paul Butterfield
1:33 am
Sun December 18, 2011

Celebrating Paul Butterfield's Birthday

This week on 12th Street Jump, celebrate the birthday of Paul Butterfield with special guest Tom “Trashmouth” Baker.

Paul Butterfield (Dec.17,1942 - May 4, 1987) founded the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early 1960s. Butterfield played the harmonica in an unconventional way -- by turning it upside-down. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band performed at the original Woodstock Festival.

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12th Street Jump
3:47 pm
Sat December 10, 2011

Celebrating Joe Williams' Birthday

This week 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of vocalist Joe Williams with Kansas City's own David Basse.

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Cyprus Avenue
12:00 pm
Sat December 10, 2011

Here Comes Shelby Lynne

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December 10, 2011, Cyprus Avenue celebrates the work of singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne. She won a Best New Artist Grammy in 1999 for her album I Am Shelby Lynne. She released a Dusty Springfield tribute album in 2008, and she's since started her own record label, Everso Records, on which she's released three albums.

Below, find some videos of Lynne's songs and performances, and below, find the full playlist for this week's episode of Cyprus Avenue.

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KC Currents
3:35 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Remembering Gospel Composer, Choir Leader Michael Charles

Photo courtesy of Samuel Jordon II, Royal Photography, LLC.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This month, Kansas City said goodbye to a local leader in gospel music and education. Michael Charles passed away suddenly on March 9, 2011 at the age of 64, of liver cancer. 

Throughout his career, Michael Charles performed around the country with gospel greats such as James Cleveland, Richard Smallwood and the Mighty Clouds of Joy. He worked in the Kansas City Missouri school district, and served as minister of music at Saint James United Methodist Church for 23 years.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:45 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Cyprus Avenue's Top Albums Of 2010

Host Bill Shapiro outlines his favorite listening choices of the past year.

1. Tom Jones, Praise & Blame

2. Bettye LaVette, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

3. Mary Gauthier, The Foundling

4. Bruce Springsteen, The Promise

5. Bob Dylan, The Best of The Original Mono Recordings

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Cyprus Avenue
9:46 am
Sat December 12, 2009

Cyprus Avenue's Top Music Picks Of 2009

Host Bill Shapiro shares the recordings that have grabbed his ear this past year.

2009 marked the 31st anniversary of Cyprus Avenue on KCUR- FM making Bill Shapiro the longest-serving volunteer in the station's history.

During that time we've witnessed a veritable sea change in the world in which we live, primarily brought on by the onset of the cyberage.

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