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1:10 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Kenny Roby Live From Studio A June 3, 2013@11am

Credit Taylor Hirstein

His show in town is at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington on June 2.

A former member of Six String Drag, Kenny Roby is currently playing shows all over the eastern U.S.

Memories & Birds is his new release.

That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, and 106.3 FM in Newark, and online at wcbe.org

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Music
11:40 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Five Musicians Who Make Borrowing Sound Original

Valerie June's first album, Pushin' Against A Stone, will be out in August.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 10:35 am

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Music
11:38 am
Fri May 31, 2013

The Good Listener: What's More Important, Lyrics Or Music?

Which is more important: The word "Hallelujah" or music that says "Hallelujah" on its own?
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Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 2:05 pm

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American Routes
11:37 am
Fri May 31, 2013

John Sebastian & Bonsoir Catin Tonight on American Routes @ 9pm!

CSP images via NPR.org

This week on American Routes, we travel from the Village to dancehall. John Sebastian talks about his childhood in Greenwich Village, encounters with blues greats Mississippi John Hurt and Lightning Hopkins, and the musical stew he created with his band The Lovin' Spoonful.

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Music
10:58 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Homemade Music Before YouTube, Fruity Loops Or Bandcamp

Interior of Enjoy the Experience.
Courtesy of Sinecure Books

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 8:57 am

A tween homeschooled by her veterinarian parents who wants to be a singer. A husband-wife duo taken with psychedelia, swinging, no-budget horror movies and the teachings of guru Sai Baba. A New Jersey truck driver who hoped Waylon Jennings would sing his songs. A Dallas musician who looks like a cross between Miles Davis and your high school chemistry professor. A scrawny Minnesotan Ph.D. student with a Barry White-deep baritone.

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Music
10:47 am
Thu May 30, 2013

What It Means When 'Hip' Albums Top The Charts

Daft Punk's album Random Access Memories sold 339,000 copies in its first week in stores, the second highest total for any new album in 2013.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 6:50 pm

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World Cafe
10:42 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Petula Clark Tonight on the World Cafe @ 8pm!

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Petula Clark is David Dye’s guest tonight on the World Cafe. The British singer-actress released the chart-topping hit, "Downtown," in 1964, and at 80 years old, she continues to receive rave reviews with her new album, Lost In You. Clark sings some of her new songs live, and she has some great stories to tell from her remarkable recording career that include Elvis and John Lennon. Then in the second hour, stick around as Jasmine Garsd talks about the Cardenche style for the latest installment of World Cafe's "Latin Roots" series.

Music
10:23 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Jazz Pianist And Pedagogue Mulgrew Miller Dies

Mulgrew Miller onstage in 2011 in Potenza, Italy.
Giovanni Marino Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 11:56 am

Mulgrew Miller, whose supple touch and thorough command made him a leading jazz pianist, died early Wednesday. His death was related to a stroke he suffered a week earlier, according to saxophonist David Demsey, coordinator of jazz studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., where Miller served as director of jazz studies. Miller was 57.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:13 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Bumper Jacksons Live From Studio A May 30, 2013 @ 2PM!

Bumper Jacksons will perform Live From Studio A

The Baltimore based duo Bumper Jacksons will bring their traditional jazz and ragtime sounds to WCBE's Studio A. 

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Music
11:31 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Red Baraat On World Cafe

Red Baraat.
Erin Patrice O'Brien Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:45 am

At a Red Baraat show, the combination of Punjabi Bhangra music, New Orleans-style jazz, go-go and even hip-hop is so seamless — and the vibe of the party is so exuberant — that barriers fall down. That unique sound is what Red Baraat's leader, Sunny Jain, had in mind when he formed the band in Brooklyn in 2008.

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World Cafe
8:34 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Red Baraat Tonight on the World Cafe @ 8pm!

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It's a dance party today, as Red Baraat join host David Dye on the World Cafe. Led by drummer Sunny Jain, this Brooklyn based collective plays a driving blend of North Indian bhangra rhythms, mixed with jazz, funk, and hip-hop. We'll hear a live set from Shruggy Ji, their second and latest album, and Jain will tell the story of how he first developed Red Baraat's remarkable sound.  

Music
8:16 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Duke Ellington: Highlights Of His Twilight

Duke Ellington rehearses for a 1973 concert in London's Westminster Abbey.
Central Press Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 4:38 pm

When Duke Ellington received the news that Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years, had died, Ellington reportedly cried and told a friend, "No, I'm not all right! Nothing is going to be all right now."

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Music
7:51 am
Wed May 29, 2013

New Music: Boards of Canada, A Sharon Van Etten-Shearwater Duet, Thundercat, More

Clockwise from upper left: Sharon Van Etten, Boards Of Canada, Thundercat, Natasha Kmeto
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 10:26 pm

Last month the Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada released a series of mysterious recordings of a voice reading a set of numbers. Clever fans soon realized that the numbers were a code that, once entered, in order, online, revealed a video announcing Tomorrow's Harvest, the group's first new album in eight years. On this week's All Songs Considered we finally get a preview of the album with a brand new Boards Of Canada song "Reach For The Dead."

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Music
4:01 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Coming Home: The Woody Guthrie Center Opens In Tulsa

Outside the Woody Guthrie Center, there's a large mural of Guthrie holding his guitar bearing the phrase, "This Machine Kills Fascists."
Brett Deering WireImage

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 8:43 am

Woody Guthrie's relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours. But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period. His reputation there is now closer to a full restoration as Oklahoma opens his archives.

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Music
12:11 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Ivan And Alyosha On World Cafe

Ivan and Alyosha.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 11:23 am

Ivan and Alyosha started out as the duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, with the band's name coming from characters in the Russian novel The Brothers Karamazov. The two met in 2007 and immediately attracted strong national praise for their first EP, The Verse, The Chorus.

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Music
9:37 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Watch A Mind-Blowing Visualization Of 'The Rite Of Spring'

Stephen Malinowski

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 9:28 am

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Music
12:03 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Quincy Jones: The Man Behind The Music

Legendary music producer Quincy Jones.
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Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 9:33 am

This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 5, 2001.

Quincy Jones is one of those people to whom the word "legendary" is often attached. So it was no surprise when, on May 18, the 80-year-old Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

Jones grew up poor on the south side of Chicago during the Depression, but moved to Seattle when he was 10. It was there, as a teenager, that Jones befriended and began collaborating with Ray Charles — a friendship that would remain strong until Charles' death in 2004.

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Music
1:10 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

It's A Process: Mount Kimbie On Making Their New Album

Kai Campos (right), with his partner in Mount Kimbie Dom Maker, says he's happy with Cold Spring Fault Less Youth and he's relieved it's done.
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 1:47 pm

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
1:08 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Satellite Live From Studio A May 28, 2013 @ 2PM!

Satellite will perform Live From Studio A

  

Tune in for a session with Satellite during the Global Village!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:20 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Col. Bruce Hampton Band Live From Studio A May 24, 2013 @ 2PM!

Col. Bruce Hampton will perform Live From Studio A

Col. Bruce Hampton will visit WCBE to play a few songs for us ahead of the show that night at Woodland's Tavern with The Resisters.  

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