Ray Charles

Cyprus Avenue
12:10 am
Sun January 26, 2014

20 Feet from Stardom ~ Encore

Darlene Love
twentyfeetfromstardom.com

This past summer on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro put the spotlight on the documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom, a celebration of outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition:  the back-up singers.  Included on the show were portions of the film's soundtrack, plus other recordings by the artists featured in the film.  Since then, 20 Feet from Stardom has been nominated for an Oscar, so we bring you a special encore of that show.

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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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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 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
3:36 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years

This week on Cyprus Avenue, a look at the undeniable genius of Ray Charles, and the tracks that defined his early recording career at Atlantic Records.

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