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5:52 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

First Listen: Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, 'Give The People What They Want'

Give the People What They Want, Sharon Jones' new album with The Dap-Kings, comes out Jan. 14.
Paul McGeiver Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:33 am

For veteran soul singer Sharon Jones, 2013 was a year of frustration, fear and false starts: She'd just announced the summer release of her fifth album, Give the People What They Want, when she was diagnosed with cancer and had to put her career on hold. Tours were canceled, while the finished record had to be shelved until she'd recovered to where she was in a position to promote it. Anyone who's seen Jones live knows how much she pours into performing, so fans appeared to be in for a long wait.

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5:50 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

First Listen: Rosanne Cash, 'The River & The Thread'

Rosanne Cash's The River & The Thread comes out Jan. 14.
Clay Patrick McBride Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:34 am

It's tempting — and, really, accurate — to describe Rosanne Cash's new album as a literary effort. The singer-songwriter is also a published author, and her last album, 2009's The List, was a writer's game: Its 12 tracks abridged her famous father Johnny's 100-song lexicon of essentials, which he gave to his then-teenaged daughter as a legacy and a challenge.

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9:38 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point

Live at the Cellar Door, the new album from Neil Young, was recorded in 1970.
Gary Burden Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 7:29 pm

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Music
9:30 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Country Singer, Bandleader Ray Price Dies At 87

Ray Price performs during Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival 2010 held at The Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2010 in Indio, California.
Frazer Harrison Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 9:04 pm

Singer-bandleader Ray Price, who had more than 100 country hits in his decades-long career, has died at the age of 87 of complications related to pancreatic cancer, his family said.

Price was a Grammy Award winner and a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee (1996).

Quoting family members, The Associated Press writes:

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Music
9:26 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

That's A Bad Lyric And You Know It

Edd Westmacott/Photoshot Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 1:46 pm

Hang the DJ!
Because the music that they constantly play,
It says nothing to me about my life.
The Smiths, "Panic"

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
9:19 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

WCBE Presents The Jim Jones Revue @ Woodland's Backyard Fri. Jan. 10, 2014!

WCBE Presents The Jim Jones Revue @ Woodland's Tavern

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and Crazy Mama's Concerts Presents A Bruce Nutt/Paul Bearer Production... The Jim Jones Revue with The Hexers at Woodland's Backyard!  

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Music
5:13 am
Sat December 14, 2013

What Makes Tennessee's Music So Very Special?

Rosanne Cash, seen here in 1956 with her dad Johnny, is one of many musicians featured in Oxford American magazine's winter issue on the music of Tennessee.
Courtesy of Rosanne Cash

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 12:31 am

From blues to funk, to country and rock, Tennessee is the place that's given voice to the likes of Bessie Smith, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes

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Music
4:05 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

WCBE Choice Albums of 2013

WCBE CHOICE ALBUMS 2013
Credit Jaula DeArdilla

Visit WCBE's Amazon page for sampling of our core playlist for 2013; we encourage you to use this list as a resource to find the quality music heard on WCBE this past year!

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The Mix
4:22 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

The Mix: Northern Soul Radio

Marvin Gaye walks ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, London, in 1976.
John Minihan Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 6:08 pm

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Music
3:48 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Edition: Songs About Your Family

ABC-TV

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 2:04 pm

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Music
4:32 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

'Divided & United': Songs Of The Civil War Re-Imagined

An unidentified Union soldier holds a banjo.
Library of Congress via Flickr

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 6:59 pm

Divided & United is the name of a new, two-disc collection of songs from the Civil War. The selections tell tales of fear, loneliness, exhaustion and triumph. All recordings featured on the album, which was produced by Randall Poster, are new takes on old songs; historian Sean Wilentz wrote the liner notes for the record.

The collection features lesser-known songs of the Civil War, some by a songwriter named Henry Clay Work. According to Wilentz, Work was a key member of a group of composers that wrote the history of the era through song.

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Music
10:47 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

WCBE Presents Leon Russell @ Woodland's Backyard Fri. Nov. 15, 2013!

WCBE Presents Leon Russell @ Woodland's Backyard

WCBE proudly presents Leon Russell at Woodland's Backyard on Friday, November 15th!  

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11:53 am
Sat November 9, 2013

WCBE Presents Apache Relay, Johnathan Rice @ The A&R Music Bar Sat. Nov. 09, 2013!

Apache Relay
Credit Rachel Moore Photography

The Nashville Indie-Roots group The Apache Relay will perform on Saturday, November 9th at The A&R Music Bar with L.A.'s Scottish-American singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice. 

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Music
11:01 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

WCBE Presents Dr. Dog @ The Newport Thurs. Nov. 7, 2013!

WCBE Presents Dr. Dog

WCBE proudly presents the Philadelphia based group Dr. Dog on Thursday, November 7th at The Newport Music Hall

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Music
10:43 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

WCBE Presents The Lone Bellow @ The Basement Thurs. Nov. 7, 2013!

WCBE presents The Lone Bellow

WCBE proudly presents the Brooklyn based band The Lone Bellow on Thursday, November 7th at The Basement

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Music
6:18 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

WCBE Presents Pretty Lights @ The LC Wed. Nov. 6, 2013!

WCBE Presents Pretty Lights

WCBE presents Derek Vincent Smith AKA Pretty Lights  at The LC on Wednesday, November 6th!  Self described as Electrohiphopsoul, Pretty Lights is out on tour with the brand new release A Color Map Of The Sun and is making a stop in Columbus! 

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Music
3:48 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

WCBE Presents Drive-By Truckers & Old 97's @ The Newport Wed. Nov. 6, 2013!

WCBE Presents the Drive-By Truckers with Old 97's

WCBE proudly presents the great double bill of the Drive-By Truckers and Old 97's at The Newport Music Hall on November 6th!  

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Music
5:18 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

WCBE Presents Lotus @ The Newport Fri. Nov. 1, 2013!

WCBE Presents Lotus at The Newport

WCBE proudly presents Lotus at The Newport Music Hall on Friday, November 1st  with The Floozies and DJ Moxy

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Music
9:01 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

WCBE Presents Roomful Of Blues @ Woodland's Tavern Tues. Oct. 22, 2013!

WCBE Presents Roomful Of Blues at Woodland's Tavern

WCBE proudly presents Roomful Of Blues at Woodland's Tavern on Tuesday, October 22nd! 

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Music
8:36 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

WCBE Presents Beats Antique @ The Newport Tues. Oct. 22, 2013!

WCBE Presents Beats Antique at The Newport
Credit SIC Images

The Electronic/World fusion dance trio Beats Antique are out on tour in support of their brand new concept album A Thousand Faces-Act 1 and will be making a stop in Columbus on Tuesday, October 22nd! 

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