Music

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
2:13 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Gerald Wilson On Piano Jazz

Gerald Wilson.
Courtesy of the artist.

Composer and arranger Gerald Wilson has charted the course for some of the legends of jazz, including Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.

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Music
12:32 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Galactic Travels Top 20 Report for December, 2013.

Galactic Travels Top 20 Report for December, 2013.
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

WDIY 88.1 FM "Galactic Travels" Top 20 for December, 2013.
Shows #870 to #873; 5-December-2013 to 26-December-2013
Reported in non-ranked, alphanumeric order.
Compiled by Bill Fox
The Special Focus for December was Matt Borghi.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
11:06 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Wynton Marsalis: New Year's Eve On JazzSet

Wynton Marsalis performs during New Year's Eve 2011.
Fernando Leon Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 5:20 pm

This edition of JazzSet features a double helping of Wynton Marsalis celebrating New Year's Eve.

First, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra musicians play King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton, merging "Dippermouth Blues" and "New Orleans Bump." Then, Marsalis invites Vince Giordano and members of his band, The Nighthawks, to play tunes made famous by Louis Armstrong in the Hot Fives and Sevens recordings.

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Best Music Of 2013
10:20 am
Fri December 27, 2013

2013: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts

Hayley Bartels NPR

For weeks now, we've been compiling lists of 2013's best music — favorite albums, favorite songs, individual staff members' personal Top 10 lists and so on.

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Music
5:29 am
Fri December 27, 2013

How A Hip-Hop Remix Helped Make 'Cruise' The Year's Biggest Country Hit

Florida Georgia Line was unsigned when it recorded the year's biggest country song, "Cruise."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 2:19 pm

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Music
11:46 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

The Special Focus for January, 2014.

The Special Focus for January, 2014.
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On Galactic Travels, the Special Focus for January is Detlef Keller. Born in Duisburg, Germany, Detlef Keller bought his first synthesizer in 1974. Inspired by Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and Vangelis, Detlef produced his first album on cassette in 1993. Since 1994, he has been a member of the trio of Broekhuis, Keller, and Schonwalder.

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Music
11:37 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

On the Next Galactic Travels 2014-01-02

On the next Galactic Travels...
Credit Bill Fox / WDS Productions

On the next Galactic Travels, a month-long Special Focus on Detlef Keller begins.  The Featured CD at Midnight will be Ways to the Rainbow on Manikin Records.

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Music News
4:44 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Quiet As Kept, Women Dominated Country Music In 2013

Kacey Musgraves' Same Trailer, Different Park is one of several country music albums released by women this year.
Kristin Barlowe Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 6:14 pm

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Favorite Sessions
12:49 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

KCRW Presents: Yuna

Yuna performed live on KCRW Dec. 11.
Alex Pieros KCRW

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 4:08 pm

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna first caught our attention a few years ago with her rich, textured voice. Since then, she's grown as an artist in many ways, from collaborating with huge talents like Pharrell to starting her own fashion line.

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The Two-Way
11:55 am
Thu December 26, 2013

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' Hit U.S.

Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon during a November 1963 Beatles show in London. The next month, the band had its first big hit in the U.S. and Beatlemania started to sweep America.
AP

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 12:13 pm

  • The opening of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'

If you don't smile after clicking "play" on the box above ... well, then either we're too old or you're too young.

It was 50 years ago today, Kabir Bhatia from member station WKSU in Cleveland reminds our Newscast Desk, that Capitol Records released the Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand in the U.S.

The fab four, as he says, had "sold millions of records in Europe throughout 1963, but had flopped in the U.S. after several releases on small, regional labels."

Then came I Want To Hold Your Hand.

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