Hour one of the show contains the full album by Pageant entitled Royal Blue. Saw this band live in Des Moines and was impressed. After purchasing and listening to the full album I found their prowess in the studio only enhanced the experience. Then I have an update on music released recently by a host of interesting bands like Eternal Tapestry, The Young Sinclairs, Sloan, Real Estate, and the Parquet Courts. Mixing it up on an early morning sound companion. Almost as good as fireworks... Cool Breeze
Charles Lloyd w/ Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott
Charles Lloyd was born March 15, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee. From an early age, he was immersed in that city's rich musical life and was exposed to jazz. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 9. Pianist Phineas Newborn became his mentor, and took him to Irvin Reason for lessons. Lloyd worked in Phineas Sr.’s band, and from the age of 12 worked as sideman in the blues bands of B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnnie Ace, Bobbie “Blue” Bland, and others. His closest friend in high-school was trumpeter, Booker Little.
In the intervening sixty years, Lloyd has become a true giant of the jazz world, playing with Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Bobby Hutcherson, Chico Hamilton, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and many more.
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Third in a series of shows about hit songs off the radio in the sixties. KIOA 940 AM in Des Moines had a weekly and yearly count about 45 RPM records. This show recreates most of those songs- I got 38 of the 49 into the mix. The Beatles have three songs, The Rascals and Simon & Garfunkel have two apiece, and the whole thing sounds like the hit parade from a time gone by. Hope you enjoy the show. The G Man
As usual DJ Andy Bargerstock explores the fringes of contemporary music with special spotlights on band Umphrey's McGee (photo left) and song-writer Cary Brothers (photo right). But, the program begins with duet "Living a Lie" with Aimee Mann and James Mercer (Shins). The first hour offers choice tracks from Richard Thompson's new CD, from jazz singer Melody Gardot singing roots spirituals, and Broken Bells.
The second-hour Chill Session features uniquely stylized reggae/electronica from LA based band Stick Figure, Natalie Walker vocal tracks, and the extremely rare "Wash" from Numatic Soul... swirling into another endrophine drenched experience. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com (click on LISTEN LIVE).
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This week our feature is the new album by James Taylor called, Before This World.
It was released last week and debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts.
Episode 1 (06/22 & 06/25) - What's dub & what's Chuck got to do with it?...
Episode 2 (O6/29 & 07/02) - More dub & more stories with Chuck Foster!...
Dub formed a chapter in Chuck Foster's first book Roots Rock Reggae, An Oral History of Reggae Music From Ska To Dancehall (Billboard Books, 1999). In 2009 he chaired a panel on dub at the University of west Indies in Mona (Kingston, Jamaica).
His first dub release, Conscious Dub (2013) has just been joined by the brand new release Righteous Dub (Catch Me Time Records).
With a heavy and saddened heart the world has lost James Horner, one of the most subtle, stirring and astonishingly prolific Film Music composers. Flying solo in his small plane crashed just north of Santa Barbara on June 22. He was only 61. A kind, gentle and sweet man who made movies come alive through over 100 scores. I highlight a handful of his music most of us will never forget.
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", "a score and a movie that stands as a highpoint in science fiction, bold writing that would blast Horner off to become one of the dominant musical forces in Hollywood." "Apollo 13", easily among the best scores of the 1990's. Horner's "Legends of the Fall" has it all, great themes, intimate romance, epic drama and tragedy. "Casper", Horner unleashes through this pure creative originality and charm. Scoring "Avatar" was Horner's most difficult job to a gamechanging film. Next, few superhero scores of the 2000's and 2010's are allowed to be so expressive and genuinely heartfelt as "The Amazing Spider-Man." "The Rocketeer" reveals how Horner incorporates rich instrumentals in the tiniest crevices. And "Titanic" is one of the defining moments in modern film scoring as the movie was a towering achievement in 1997 and still is today. And More Wed July 1, 3-4pm. My Ultra Lounge show precedes at 2pm.
Gadadhara Pandi Das currently serves as a lecturer and the first ever Hindu Chaplain of Columbia University, New York University, and the Union Theological Seminary. American Veda author, Phil Goldberg, will be co-hosting the show with me.
Reka Basu is a columnist for the Des Moines Register. She comments on a range of local, national, and international issues with a focus on human rights, racial justice and gender equality.