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10:41 am
Tue July 15, 2014

R&B, Funk Group The Bar-Kays Celebrates 50 Years On Soulsations

Sunday, July 20:

Hear music from R&B and funk group the Bar-Kays. The band celebrates 50 years in the music industry.  The Bar-Kays performed at the White House last year in a “Memphis Soul” concert.  The group is also part of the 2014 Master's of Funk World Tour.  

Web Extra: The Bar-Kays perform "Shine" on the set of Soul Train.

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4:57 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Zoot Sims, Ahmad Jamal And More Jazz Greats As The Prestige Records Tribute Continues

Saxophonist John Haley "Zoot" Zims

Sunday, July 20

The Prestige Records tribute continues tonight on Straight No Chaser in celebration of the jazz record label's 65th Anniversary.

We will hear selections from John Haley "Zoot" Sims, an American jazz sazophonist, along with other jazz greats including Ahmad Jamal, Greg Skaff and Grant Green.

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3:39 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

New Works From Morrissey, John Hiatt, Plus Johnny Cash’s Most Controversial Album Featured This Week

Morrissey's 10th studio album World Peace Is None of Your Business"
Credit Album Cover Art

Wednesday, July 16: We’ll hear from Jackson Browne’s 1973 album For Everyman, a record featuring appearances from Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Joni Mitchell and David Crosby. It also marks the first collaboration between Browne and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley. The two have collaborated off and on since 1973, including on the live album Love Is Strange, which we’ll also hear from.

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9:21 am
Mon July 14, 2014

In The Global Village: Bastille Day, Nelson Mandela International Day, Sixties World & the Silk Road

Celebrate Bastille Day with France-based group Lo'Jo

Monday  July 14

SPECIAL: Global Village celebrates Bastille Day with a special show devoted to music from France. Along with traditional music and musette, the show highlights French world music groups, and artists from different corners of the world who now call France home. Among the performers featured – Lo’Jo, Paris Combo, Kanda Bongo Man, Manu Dibango, Bibi Tanga, and Maurice el Medioni.

(Strange Currency and Night Train will also be celebrating Bastille Day tonight.)

Tuesday July 15

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9:16 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Live Music from Robert Cray, Ruthie Foster, Byther Smith And More At The Crossroads

American blues guitarist Robert Cray

July 18/20

This week at the Crossroads we remember bass great Charlie Haden and Wichita blues star Jesse Anderson, highlight new music from two up-and-coming names in blues – Selwyn Birchwood and Jarekus Singleton – and for our July Summer Blues Festival Feature, highlight live music from Robert Cray, Byther Smith, and in hour two of the show, a concert performance from Ruthie Foster at the Savannah Music Festival.

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9:08 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Bastille Day, Charlie Haden Tribute, Prestige 65th & Jazz Birthdays On The Night Train

Guitarist Django Reinhardt co-founded the jazz group Hot Club of France in 1934.

Monday  7.14.14

SPECIAL: Night Train teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Holiday, with music from a wide range of French jazz artists, along with music inspired by and recorded in France.

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5:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Cheers Elephant Remembers The Past, Looks to The Future

Cheers Elephant performs at Rock Island Live on Monday, July 14.
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Formed in Philadelphia in 2007 Cheers Elephant quickly established itself as a band with an ear open to the past. As guitarist and vocalist Jordan del Rosario recalls, he and his three bandmates found common ground in music made before any of them were born, including The Beatles.

“We really liked that British sound" he says. "But even more so than The Beatles, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones. The psychedelic era of all those bands really sparked the way.”

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3:34 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Zen Cowboy Of Colorado Chuck Pyle On New Settlers' Radio Hour

Folk artist Chuck Pyle
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Saturday, July 12:

We get to hear one of the Best of the Best – a concert that was a particular audience favorite. It’s Chuck Pyle, the “Zen Cowboy of Colorado” performing at the Old Settlers Inn.  Chuck is a consummate storyteller and contemporary folk artist.  At times, you could hear the proverbial pin drop, at others, the crowd was laughing or cheering.  Too much fun to miss – this Saturday on New Settlers.

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9:09 am
Wed July 9, 2014

More Prestige Records, Miles Davis And Contemporary Jazz On Straight No Chaser

Legendary jazz artist Miles Davis

Sunday, July 13

Tonight on Straight No Chaser, we continue to pay our respects to Prestige Records. Night Train also joins us in recognizing the jazz record label's 65th Anniversary.

We will also hear from a number of Tenor-B3 combos, along with music from Miles Davis and new stuff from many contemporary artists. 

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11:29 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Soulsations Sunday features new music from jazz funk band Afro Elements

Sunday, July 13

Hear new music by Afro Elements.  The jazz funk band's sophomore project, Out of the Centre, features a large brass section and two new vocalists. The album also features as it’s special guest musician Barry Finnerty, the former guitarist for many legendary artists, including The Crusaders.

Web extra: Preview Afro Elements' new album Out of the Centre with the featured video.

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