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12th Street Jump
3:38 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Charles Mingus

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charles Mingus with our special guest Steve Lambert. Our own psychologist, Dr. Pearl, helps Anne Romney with her hubby and then Serena’s School for Scat helps makes sense of the senseless.

Song List: Living Without You Reincarnation of a Lovebird Love For Sale Fables of Faubus Remember Rockefeller at Attica Nostalgia in Times Square

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Music Stories
9:17 am
Wed April 24, 2013

A New CD For The Grisly Hand

The Grisly Hand
Paul Andrews Photography (http://www.paulandrewsphotography.com/)

This weekend marks the release of Country Singles, the first full-length album for The Grisly Hand. The band played their first shows in Kansas City about four years ago and mixes country, soul, blues, folk, rock and pop.

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12th Street Jump
3:32 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Herbie Mann

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Herbie Mann with our special guests, Rob Scheps and Jerry Dodgion. Our resident psychologist, Dr. Pearl helps the President and a parody about spring allergies gets messy.

Song List:
Memphis Underground
Bird of Beauty
Pink Panther
Theme Hatari
The Days of Wine and Roses
Dreamsville
Comin’ Home Baby

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12th Street Jump
3:26 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Freddie Hubbard

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Freddie Hubbard with our special guest Stan Kessler. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she takes a direct call from George W and we preview the new Jazzmark cards to celebrate Jazz Month.

Song list:
52nd & Broadway
Upjump Spring
Stolen Moments
Skydive
Bolivia
Birdlike

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12th Street Jump
3:19 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Joe Sample

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Joe Sample with our special guest, the man himself, Joe Sample. We find out what gives Joe the blues and learn a whole lot more with a game of “So, What’s Your Question”.

Song List:
One Day I’ll Fly Away
Put It Where You Want It
Nica’s Dream
Soul Shadows
It Happens Everyday
Street Life

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12th Street Jump
3:07 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Thad Jones

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Thad Jones with our special guest, Stan Kessler. We find out what gives Stan Kessler the blues and then Serena’s School For Scat helps clear up political jargon.

Song List:
Unchain My Heart
Three In One
A Child Is Born
Scrapple From The Apple
Whisper Not
Like Someone In Love
Jive Samba

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Central Standard
9:44 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Misogyny in Hip-Hop Culture

It seems that nowadays, anytime you hear a hip-hop song the lyrics are full of negative and insulting messages. Whether these comments are racist, misogynistic, or just downright disrespectful it's easy to associate the entire hip-hop culture with these words of hate. On this Central Standard, we look specifically at misogyny in hip-hop music.


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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Jazzing It Up In KC

Joe Sample

Musician Joe Sample has made his life about all that jazz.

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12th Street Jump
3:00 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Randy Brecker

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Randy Brecker with Randy himself. A game of “So, What’s Your Question” and a parody about Randy’s blues, reveals even more about this jazz great.

Song List:
Red Top
All Or Nothing At All
Just Friends
Cherokee
Musician’s Ol Lady Blues
Someday My Prince Will Come
Blues Walk

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12th Street Jump
2:47 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Nat King Cole

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Nat King Cole with our special guest Lonnie McFadden. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she helps Sarah Palin & Rush Limbaugh, but that won’t stop a parody about “All That Trash”.
Song list:
Poinciana
Unforgettable
All That Jazz
L. O. V. E.
Smile
Route 66

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12th Street Jump
1:31 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wes Montgomery

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Wes Montgomery with our special guest, Danny Embry. The Dr. Pearl appointment helps Angelina Jolie and Serena’s School for Scat explains the rise of gas prices.

Song List:
Janine
Gone With the Wind
You’re Everything
If You Could See Me Now
Con Alma
Dearly Beloved

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Central Standard
4:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

MidCoast Takeover

The MidCoast Takeover is a concert of local talent at Austin’s South by Southwest music festival to take place next weekend.  It’s generating a lot of local excitement as the festival is quickly approaching and the local bands are preparing. The MidCoast Takover is organized with the help of The Midwest Music Foundation a local organization that support local musicians.  We're in conversation with Sondra Freemans of the Midwest Music Foundation to talk the ways the MidCoast Takeover supports local musicians and hear some of the local bands she's most excited to be heard in Austin.

Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Local Music Critics Pick KC's Best

Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle
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Do you like to rock it out with an indie band… or sit back and absorb some Turkish jazz?

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12th Street Jump
11:54 am
Sun February 24, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Dexter Gordon

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dexter Gordon with our special guest, Jim Mair. Dr. Pearl grabs a drink with Marco Rubio and the Sax Therapist helps a couple kickstart their engine.

Song List:
On The Trail
Body & Soul
Fried Bananas
Mean To Me
I Told You So
Long Tall Dexter
One For My Baby

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12th Street Jump
1:46 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Wycliffe Gordon

Wycilffe Gordon

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the music of Wycliffe Gordon with our special guest, Wycliffe himself. There’s an old fashioned cutting contest, a blues jam custom made for Wycliffe, and Nedra’s man delivers another sad Valentine.

Song List:

I’m Beginning To See The Light
I Cover The Waterfront
Blue n’ Boogie
Now Is The Time
Basin Street Blues
Hello Pops
Swing That Music

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12th Street Jump
11:33 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of King Curtis

King Curtis

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of King Curtis with our special guest Jim Mair. A session with Dr. Pearl gets some much needed help to women married to Washington, and the alliterative Sax Therapist starts a Pensacola pair playing perfectly, post political prudeness.

Song List:
I Want A Little Girl
Night Train
After Hours
Sister Sadie
Ode To Billie Joe
Hey Bartender

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Up to Date
10:03 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Where The Blues Lives In KC's East Bottoms

Knuckleheads
Joe Smith

It's the place where performers as diverse as Nick Low, Merle Hagard and Carrie Rodriguez play when they hit town.

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12th Street Jump
2:38 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Charlie Musselwhite

Charlie Musselwhite

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Charlie Musselwhite with our special guests Bill Dye and Trashmouth Baker. The gang sings about their Super Bowl Blues and Charlie Musselwhite himself calls in to let us know what gives him the blues.

Song List:

Outskirts of Town
The Blues Overtook Me
Willow Weep For Me
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Christo Redemptor
Movin and Groovin
Memphis Charlie
Just Your Fool

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12th Street Jump
1:16 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Celebrating The Birthday Of Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grappelli

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Stephane Grappelli with our special guest Marvin Gruenbaum. The gang checks in with Dr. Pearl as she helps celebrities with famous issues and before the end of the hour, Serena’s School for Scat straightens out crooked politicians.

Song List:

Thou Swell
Pent Up House
Minor Swing
Sweet Georgia Brown
Pennies From Heaven
Makin’ Whoopee
It Don’t Mean A Thing

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Trumpeting Jazz In Kansas City

Hermon Mehari

How do you get to be one of the rising stars of Kansas City's jazz scene?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Why Jazz Happened

Why Jazz Happened by Marc Myers

The sweet notes of smooth jazz are well-known to anyone who’s delved into Kansas City’s history, but jazz is still evolving today.

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KC Currents
5:55 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Remembering Kansas City Jazz Musician Eddie Saunders

Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, UMKC

Kansas City saxophone player and jazz singer Eddie Saunders passed away on December 30, 2012.  The late Lucky Wesley of The Scamps came up with Saunders and had described him as nice--naughty but nice.  Saunders loved to sing and he loved to play, and he was proud of his Kansas City jazz heritage.

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Up to Date
10:01 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Best Music of 2012

'Weekend Blues' from The Caves' 'Duplexiaville' is one of Michael Byars' favorite tunes of 2012

There's no doubt that much of Kansas City's creativity is embodied in its local music scene.

Friday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes the return of the Local Music Show​, during which our music experts Chris HaghirianBill Brownlee and Michael Byars will check out some of the best music - local and international - of 2012.

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12th Street Jump
2:38 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Celebrating The Boswell Sisters

The Boswell Sisters
  • special guests Victor & Penny featuring Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the Boswell Sisters with our special guests Victor & Penny featuring Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling. To learn more about Erin we play “Who’s Got the Blues” and we all have a sugar low as we sing a parody to help deal the biggest bake sale in history.

Song List:

Good Morning Blues

I’ll Never Say Never Again

Object Of My Affection

Comes Love

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A  Letter

If It Ain’t Love

Love Me Or Leave Me

Way Back Home

Up to Date
3:39 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Tenor Nathan Granner on "Hymn: Songs of Great Faith" and "The Monocle"

Tenor Nathan Granner

Tenor Nathan Granner has done his share of traditional work with the likes of the Lyric Opera here in Kansas City and as a member of The American Tenors trio.  

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Central Standard
7:27 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Top O' The World, MAW!

The ladies of MAW, post-floorboard-wearing-out of local porch.

What do you get when three band wives get together with friends to make their own music?  Well, you get MAW, a Lawrence-based, all female string band with an attitude.


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Up to Date
10:07 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Becomes A 'Drama Queen'

Opera superstar Joyce DiDonato won a Grammy this year for Best Classical Vocal Solo.

The Prairie Village native and mezzo-soprano was the star of a TV special titled "Homecoming" produced by Kansas City's KCPT and PBS Arts. The concert with the Kansas City Symphony at the newly-opened Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was broadcast nationally, and now, she has a new disc out titled "Drama Queens," which she recorded in Italy in July.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Sterling Witt: Upside-Down And Backwards

Sterling Witt

A  man who plays his guitar upside-down and backwards.  Sounds difficult, but it's also beautiful.

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Local Music Critics Pick KC's Best

Brody Buster Band
Brody Buster Band

Looking for a new sound? Kansas City's musical veins are still pumping with melodies.

On Friday's Up to Date, local music critics Chris Haghirian, Bill Brownlee and Michael Byars will check out some of the latest tunes to come out of the area.

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