This episode of Cyprus showcases some of host Bill Shapiro's top picks of 2011. With new releases from Hugh Laurie and Paul Simon, along with a partly-posthumous duet from Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse, 2011 was a good-sounding year. And, since we can't provide you with the show's audio because of recording industry restrictions, below find some YouTube videos of Cyprus' chosen songs.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.