May the Fourth be with you! Music celebrating American cultural independence and inter-dependence by Eubie Blake, James Cagney, Nina Simone, Elton Britt, Charles Ives, and Gil Scott Heron. Also a chat with Mississippi fife player Otha Turner, and the Santore fireworks family from New Jersey.
It’s Sum…Sum…Sum…Sum…Sum…Sum…Summertime…. Hot and cool sounds in sync with the Solstice. Summer in the city, country and all routes in between with drummer for the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart. Plus music by Nat King Cole, Jonathan Richman, Mose Allison, and Sly & the Family Stone.
On our Father’s Day show we’ll talk with musical fathers & sons: polka kings Eddie Blazonczyk Jr. & Sr., and blues greats Tabby Thomas & Chris Thomas King. Also music for daddy-o’s by Horace Silver, Johnny Cash, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Gene Austin, and Regina Carter.
For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health — renew your vows & celebrate June weddings with New Orleans legend Ernie K-Doe at the Mother-In-Law Lounge. Also matrimonial music by Cab Calloway, Jonathan Richman, and Marilyn Monroe, and the musical couplings of George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, and Dr. John & Rickie Lee Jones.