Music Shows

12th Street Jump
9:45 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson

Sonny Boy Williamson

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Boy Williamson with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Sheila Bey.

Sonny Boy Williamson

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat July 28, 2012

Songs Of Heartbreak: Bruce Springsteen And Richard & Linda Thompson

Richard and Linda Thompson.

This week on Cyprus Avenue: Break-up songs. Bruce Springsteen and Richard and Linda Thompson give us their musical take on heartbreak.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Sam Baker: For The Folly (Repeat)

This week, Cyprus Avenue is a repeat of the June 30 episode featuring the work of Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker. You can find that playlist here.

Up to Date
5:30 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Best Music Of 2012 (So Far)

Cepro.com

Pretend #lastfm asked you to tweet your top three songs so far in 2012, what would you select?  Something straight from Billboard, or maybe a tune playing under the radar?

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Fish Fry Friday
1:17 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

A Conversation With Danny Cox

Danny Cox

Danny Cox was born in CincinnatiOhio and moved to Kansas CityKansas in 1963.

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12th Street Jump
12:25 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Philly Joe Jones

Philly Joe Jones

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Philly Joe Jones with our special guest Tommy Ruskin.

Philly Joe Jones

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat July 14, 2012

Etta James: A Belated Remembrance

Etta James in 2006.
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This episode of Cyprus Avenue features the music of blues, rock, jazz and soul queen Etta James, the Matriarch of R&B, who passed away in January of this year.

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12th Street Jump
2:27 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Louis Jordan with our special guest Bryan Redmond.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

Music By Bob Marley From The Movie 'Marley'

This episode of Cyprus Avenue features the music of reggae master Bob Marley, along with the Wailers, that is featured in the new documentary Marley, which is about Bob Marley.

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12th Street Jump
2:07 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays of Lena Horne and Dave Grusin

Lena Horne

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Lena Horne and Dave Grusin.

Lena Horne

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

Sam Baker: For The Folly

This week's show features the songs of Sam Baker. Raised a West Texas Baptist, Baker's songwriting style has been compared to Leonard Cohen's.

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12th Street Jump
10:28 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Cootie Williams with our special guest Stan Kessler.

Cootie Williams

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12th Street Jump
12:31 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays of Cole Porter and Kenny Barron

Cole Porter

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthdays of Cole Porter and Kenny Barron.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat June 23, 2012

Neil Young & Patti Smith

Patti Smith in 2007.
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This week's Cyprus Avenue celebrates the works of Neil Young and Patti Smith.

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12th Street Jump
10:35 am
Fri June 22, 2012

2012 Summer & Fall Schedule

Celebrate drummer Philly Joe Jones with 12th Street Jump at midnight on July 14.
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Jazz luminaries from Charlie Parker to Hank Jones, Arturo Sandoval to the Boswell Sisters will be celebrated this Summer and Fall on 12th Street Jump, public radio’s jazz, blues and comedy jam.

Recorded live! in Kansas City, where Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Big Joe Turner and other jazz greats got their starts, 12th Street Jump is broadcast weekly on twenty public radio stations around the country, as well as every Saturday night at midnight on 89.3FM KCUR, the home of 12th Street Jump.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat June 16, 2012

Graceland 25th Anniversary

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon's classic recording, Graceland, on today's Cyprus Avenue.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

The Elvis '68 Comeback Special

With The King's career on a steady decline since his last U.S. #1 single in 1962, many thought his reign was effectively over. But then...he came back in a 1968 NBC television special.

The show was the highest-rated special of the year.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat June 2, 2012

My Cousin, Helen Shapiro

British songstress Helen Shapiro had an usually deep voice as a young child, earning her a nickname, Foghorn, from her schoolmates. By the time she was 14 in 1961, she had a UK #3 hit with her first single, Don't Treat Me Like A Child.

In 1963, The Beatles were her supporting act during their first national tour of Britain.

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12th Street Jump
1:20 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of T-Bone Walker

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of T-Bone Walker with our special guest Bill Dye.

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12th Street Jump
12:33 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Celebrating the Birthday of Miles Davis

This week 12th Street Jump celebrates the birthday of Miles Davis.

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12th Street Jump
10:25 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Celebrating The Birthdays Of Irving Berlin & Mary Lou Williams

Karrin Allyson

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate two birthdays American composer and lyricist
Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 - Sep. 22, 1989)

and American Jazz pianist, composer and arranger
Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 - May 28, 1981)

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12th Street Jump
2:26 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Richard 'Groove' Holmes

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Richard “Groove” Holmes with our special guest Everett DeVan.

Richard Arnold "Groove" Holmes is considered a precursor of acid jazz for his hard bob and soul jazz organ performances. His best known work is "Misty"

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Peyroux Redux (Redux)

This week's show was a re-broadcast of early April's show featuring Madeleine Peyroux.

12th Street Jump
12:02 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Celebrating The Birthday Of Charles Mingus

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guests Steve Lambert and Clint Ashlock. On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl prescribes some straight advice to some crooked thinking and we attend “Serena’s School For Scat”, an established institution of the jazz language.

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12th Street Jump
11:50 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Happy Birthday To Mr. Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton.

This week on 12th Street Jump, we celebrate the April 20 birthday of vibraphonist Lionel Hampton with special guest Peter Schlamb.

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Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Survey: M. Ward, B. Raitt, D. John & J. Magness

Bonnie Raitt.

This episode features, as the headline implied, a survey of music from Bonnie Raitt, M. Ward, Dr. John & Janiva Magness. They've all got new albums out: M. Ward's Wasteland Companion, Bonnie Raitt's Slipstream, Dr. John's Locked Down & Janiva Magness' Stranger For It.

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12th Street Jump
11:59 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

Happy B-day, Freddie Hubbard

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Stan Kessler.

On the funny side of things, Dr. Pearl takes a phone call from Dubya himself and we all discover how Jazzmark cards will help you say just the right thing at the right ¾ time.

Song List: 52nd and Broadway / Up Jumped Spring / Stolen Moments / Skydive / Bolivia / Byrdlike

Cyprus Avenue
2:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

Peyroux Redux

This episode of Cyprus Avenue celebrates the work of the luminous Madeleine Peyroux.

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Cyprus Avenue
1:00 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

The Demise Of Doo Wop

The Drifters.

This week on Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro turns back the clock for a taste of Doo Wop, featuring The Drifters, Dion, the Beach Boys & more.

Legend has it that Doo Wop music got its famous nonsense-name from a 1954 record for a song called "Never," by a Los Angeles-based group called Carlyle Dundee & The Dundees.

In 1955, The Turbans' Top 40 song, "When You Dance," featured the group chanting "doo-wop" several times.

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