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8:33 am
Sat December 28, 2013

50 Years Later, TV's Ghoulardi Lives — In Punk Rock

Ernie "Ghoulardi" Anderson on the set of his show at WJW-TV.
Chuck Schodowski Courtesy of Western Reserve Historical Society

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 2:46 pm

Before the Sex Pistols formed in London, before CBGB opened in New York, Cleveland had the Electric Eels.

"Someone asked me what my influences were," says guitarist and founder John Morton, "and I said, 'Among other things, Sun Ra, Ghoulardi and Albert Ayler.'"

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Deceptive Cadence
2:03 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year.
Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 3:47 pm

One of the world's oldest and most iconic piano makers, Pleyel, will close its factory doors in Paris at the end of 2013.

The French press characterized the bankruptcy as inevitable in the face of cheaper competition from China. But many disagree: They say Pleyel could have survived by adapting better to the times.

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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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