December 29th, 1999

Millenium / Artists' Picks

 

Time to ring in a new century by examining the past one. For the big Y2K, we'll reel in the years with our favorite artists' favorite songs of the millennium. Travel through the past thousand years of music with personal requests from many of our party guests including: Randy Newman, B.B. King, Allen Toussaint, Tito Puente, Gillian Welch, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, and more!

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December 22nd, 1999

Christmas

 

Said the night wind to the little lamb, "Please Christmas don't be late!" Yuletide cheer, wondering winterlands and Santaclaustrophobia: music both sacred and secular for the season. With favorites from John Prine, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Toots & the Maytals, and Judy Garland. Also not-Saint Nick speaks with the late Charles Brown in one of his last stage appearances singing "Merry Christmas, Baby!"

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December 15th, 1999

Holidays

 

Don your gay apparel, deck the halls, and dance naked around your own private Stonehenge! Celebrate Winter Solstice and the Christmas season with a soundtrack from the musical elves in New Orleans.

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December 8th, 1999

New York, New York

 

American Routes tackles the musical Big Apple with singing cabdrivers, subway bluesmen, and banging on a can. Naturally there'll be club jazz and folk, Jewish klezmer, Latin rhythms, Irish sessions, a touch of Broadway, and atmospheric avant-garde--from the sidewalks to the skyscrapers, from the East Side to the West, from the Village to Harlem.

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December 1st, 1999

Alaska / Hawaii

 

From Alaska to Hawaii, the Newest States of Being Cool and warm seasonal music for dog sledding and surfing, Eskimo rock and slack-key hula guitar. We'll hear songs about these places from the imaginations of Danny Kaye,The Sons of Hawaii, Michelle Shocked and the Nunamta Yupik Singers. Plus visits to a Hawaiian luau, radio station KBHR of "Northern Exposure" fame and a real Alaskan public radio station, KNBA in Anchorage.

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