Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70 after cancer battle
The Sheffield-born singer had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.
Sir Paul McCartney said he was a lovely guy who "brought so much to the world. He turned the our song into a soul anthem and I was forever grateful."
(Link to play list below). DJ Andy Bargerstock lays out his favorite tracks discovered in 2011. Singer-songwriters are the theme of this program. Next week's show honors the downtempo ambient electronic artists.
Only two singer-songwriters earned honors this week with more than one track on the 2011 Fringe Toast Best list: California band, Gram Rabbit and 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist and song-writer Sarah Jarosz (photo left). Both will be heard in the second hour. Blodwyn Pig garners honor with "Dear Jill" as the oldest track from the 1973 Best of British Blues, Volume 1, an amazingly contemporary sound. Longest tracks from Eliza Gilkyson ("Belle of the Ball", 7:02) and Afro Celt Sound System ("Mother", 6:30) shown photo right.
Mark your calendar. Make this a special event with friends. Available via live stream through www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US Time. Originally aired on 9/21/11. Click here for play list.
After graduating from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri with degrees in Philosophy and Theatre, John Dillon co-founded the band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The band signed a recording contract with A & M Records in 1973 that resulted in eight albums that sold millions, and earned them four gold records in the US and Canada.
The Daredevils' first radio hit was "If You Want To Get To Heaven" a song John co-wrote. Their second album "It'll Shine When It Shines" included the song "Jackie Blue" which became a #1 hit worldwide.
John's insider knowledge of the music industry, his talent as a composer and lyricist, and his years of experience on the road were the motivating factors behind the creation of a new, more inclusive paradigm for the discovery of new artists and their music. A creative partnership was formed with three other innovative people who shared that same vision. ArtistSignal is the result.
John and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils continue to tour, write and record. John's additional industry talents contribute to the Meridian Creative Alliance including original licensing placements.
It's been a long wonderful road for The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Open the November issue of Rolling Stone and John Dillon's picture will remind you of how wonderful it's been. In a world of one hit wonders John Dillon and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils look like they still have the whole world in front of them as artists and consultants developing and implementing innovative new business models.
Christmas brings out the kid in all of us. Christmas sparks a million wonderful memories. Wonderful memories are the backbone of The Feed Store.
Dial it up Christmas Day at 10 am or Sunday at noon and (god willing and the cricks don't rise) I'll be spinning yarns about the holiday as it happened in the Mottet farmhouse.
I hope it makes you all warm and fuzzy.
"Duane's Smooth Jazz"
Bass player and computer programmer DJ Duane Jones fine tuned his ear for jazz playing in jazz bands around the "Windy City" Chicago.
Duane graduated from North Eastern University with his computer programming degree. While DJing for WCRD and other stations, Duane expanded his mental library of music and really acquired a knack for creating effective set lists.
Enjoy two hours of superior jazz programming from "Duane's Smooth Jazz" twice a week Mondays 2-4pm and Thursdays 1-3am on KRUUfm.com and 100.1 FM in Fairfield IA.
Her young, autistic son's quiet and brave approach to life inspired Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched Trilogy, to pen Atlantia, her latest New York Times bestseller. In this stand-alone, dystopian, young adult novel, Ally thoroughly explores the power of voice. Trapped in a disintegrating underwater world, her protagonist, Rio, must harness latent powers to save herself and those she loves. Rio's challenges include assessing the sincerity of others' voices, unscrambling mysterious voices from the past, and honing the power of her own voice. The complexities of female relationships are explored in this book, too. Rio struggles to understand her relationships with her sister, mother, and aunt. Why has Rio's beloved sister betrayed her?
2014 has been an incredible year for funk and soul. Later this month we'll be listening to my favorite instrumental jazz-funk and soul, but tonight it's all about the vocalists: the men and women pouring out their hearts and getting funky with it. Thirty different songs, thirty different artists--all from albums released this year. Stream it live December 20th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio!
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