When the 10 members of Tower of Power were in place behind Bob Boilen's desk, strategically positioned around the band's famous five-piece horn section, their first collective blast three beats into the sound check literally made the video crew jump. It was more a force of nature than a sound, and an impressive display of the "five fingers operating as one hand" concept of band cohesiveness.

Destination Out: August 12, 2018

Aug 12, 2018

This week on "Destination Out", Mike is joined by guest host John Litrenta as they feature Classical and Jazz music blends, including chamber jazz, third stream music, and 20th century composers.

This week includes recordings by Jimmy Giuffre, Charles Mingues, Ornette Coleman, Modern Jazz Quartet, Gil Evans, Gunther Schuller, Erik Satie, Alan Hovhaness, Jacob Druckman, Giacinto Scelsi, Giorgio Gaslini, Keith Jarrett, Buell Neidlinger, and Anthony Ortega.

This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast, Robert Barclay offered a tribute to Stan "The Record Man" Lewis who opened a record store in an African-American neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1948, and offered a big selection of blues records to his customers. He later launched the Jewel, Paula and Ronn labels releasing blues and soul music by Lightnin' Hopkins, Lowell Fulson, Jerry McCain, George "Wild Child" Butler, Little Johnny Taylor, Frank Frost, Bobby Rush, Buster Benton and numerous others. When Elvis Presley was performing on the Louisiana Hayride radio broadcast in Shreveport, he would often stop in and buy records from Stan and sign autographs for his fans at Stan's Record Shop.

Homespun: August 12, 2018

Aug 12, 2018
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This week on Homespun, we'll check out the sounds of Volume Five, NewTown, and Keith & Rooney-We'll also get Old Timey with Mike Seeger and Alive Gerrard, and hear new music from Wild Rivers, Mike Farris, plus  an early side from Amos Lee!