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  • ..Bluegrass giants Jimmy Martin and Ralph Stanley met up at the Bluegrass Festival in 1979, sang some songs live that day, and decided to make a record! We’ll hear some of those recordings, along with live music from Newport 1965, Down From the Mountain at the Ryman, and celebrate the life of Jim Schwall of the Siegel-Schwall Band. Tune in Sundays at 3PM!
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of the late Eric Dolphy, whose 90th birthday just passed. Mike highlights specific works with Dolphy on the bass clarinet, alto saxophone, and flute.
  • This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay features bassist Larry Taylor, an early member of the blues & boogie band, Canned Heat. He also spins Taylor's bass work with Rod Piazza, the Hollywood Fats Band, Kim Wilson, the Hollywood Blue Flames and Tom Waits. Robert also notes the passing of slide guitar master, Kelly Joe Phelps and he debuts new CDs from Big Jack Johnson and Janiva Magness.
  • The mix for your gig on The Beat is Saturdays, 1-4!! This week, Dave Brubeck in the studio and on stage in concert, plus program 3 in the 13-part series, "Jazz Singers" in the 3:00 hour!!
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features a variety of live jazz recordings from the likes of Art Blakey, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and more!
  • …The Blues come in many forms- Jazz, Bluegrass, Gospel, and, of course, traditional and electric Blues. On this week’s Homespun, we’ll hear those forms from mandolinist Mike Compton, Odetta, Lizz Wright, and great Muddy Waters plus English blues woman Jo-Ann Kelly! Tune in Sunday at 3 pm to hear all of that and more!
  • The mix for your gig on The Beat this Saturday from 1-4 will feature some brand new CDs, classic vinyl featuring the late trombonist Grachan Moncour III and, in the 3:00 hour, Program 2 of the 13-part series Jazz Singers!!
  • This week on Destination Out, Mike features the music of late trombonist Grachan Moncur III, who just passed away on Friday. Highlighting collaborative works with the likes of Archie Shepp and Jackie McLean.
  • …Summer is just around the corner, and on this week’s edition of Homespun, we’ll catch up to the warm weather with HOT music from Authentic Unlimited, Bob Carlin, Laura Orshaw, John Hartford, and The Subdudes! Tune in Sunday at 3PM on WCMU!
  • This week on “The Juke Joint” broadcast Robert Barclay features a third helping of blues and R&B from Art Rupe’s Specialty label. He includes works by Percy Mayfield, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, Sam Cooke, Larry Williams, Frankie Lee Sims, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Dorothy Love Coates & the Gospel Harmonettes, Guitar Slim and Smokey Hogg. Robert will also note the passing of Ronnie Hawkins with his rocking R&B recordings.
  • Coming up Saturday from 1-4 on The Beat, great vocals from Nnenna Freelon Karrin Allyson and Michigan's Sheila Landis plus, starting this week in our 3:00 hour, the 13-part series, "Jazz Singers."
  • …Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan turned 81 this past week- On the next edition of Homespun, we’ll hear some of his most celebrated songs from the likes of Tim O’Brien, The Byrds, Steve Earle, Ray Bonneville, The Country Gentlemen, and the Bard himself! Tune in Sunday at 3pm to wish Bob Dylan a Happy Birthday!