Global Village marks the Kenyan Heroes Day holiday with music from Kenya artists and bands, including the Rift Valley Brothers, Extra Golden, Ayub Ogada, and Virunga. Plus birthday salutes to Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem and reggae artist Luciano, and more music from Haiti for the October feature – this time from the Mini All Stars.
Crossroads highlights more music from October featured artist Elvin Bishop – including a song he did with B.B. King and music from his new album, Can’t Even Do Wrong Right. Plus birthday salutes to guitarist Jimmy Dawkins, harmonica player Sonny Terry, and also Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, including a House of Blues Bill Wyman special in hour two of the show.
It’s been more than a decade since Gooding has released a live album. Founding member, guitarist and the band’s namesake, Gooding, explains that part of what made the group want to release a live album now was the addition of second vocalist and guitarist Jenny Wood.
Friday, October 17: Although he achieved little more than cult status in the United States, Irish-born guitarist Rory Gallagher was well-loved throughout Europe. In 1974 Gallagher and his band mounted a tour of their home country that took them to some of the most troubled parts of Ireland during tumultuous political and social upheaval. The tour went off without incident and Gallagher emerged with one of his quintessential albums, Irish Tour.
Hear new inspirational gospel music from Mandisa. The powerful singer and American Idol contestant won her first Grammy this year and also just won her first 2014 Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year. Mandisa is considered a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life's challenges all around the world.
Web extra: Here is the video for Mandisa's hit song "Overcomer."
We'll hear a mix of old and new music tonight on Straight No Chaser. The new comes from jazz pianist Larry Fuller and his self-titled September release. Plus plenty of old from Bob Florence, Art Blakey and Miles Davis.
Night Train marks birthdays of saxophone great Pharaoh Sanders, vibes man Johnny Lytle, legendary pianist Art Tatum and bass great Ray Brown. Plus a classic track from trumpeter Clark Terry and more music for the October ‘Jazz Noir’ feature including another Monday Night at the Movies special, this time exploring the connections between jazz and film.
Global Village has more music from Haiti for the October feature, kicks off Fela Week – with music from and related to the Afrobeat legend throughout the week to mark his birthday, and it’s ‘Simon Says’ with birthday celebrations for Paul Simon, Simon Nicol and some Simon songs from Joan Armatrading and Tito Puente.
Crossroads continues with more music from October featured artist Elvin Bishop – this time from his mid-70s Juke Joint Jump album, the 2007 release Booty Bumpin’, the Paul Butterfield Band “Pigboy Crawshaw” and “Lost Elektra Sessions’” and more.
Also new music from the Mannish Boys, Soul Brothers Otis Clay and Johnny Rawls, Ruthie Foster, the Alexis P. Suter Band and Marcia Ball
Plus classics from B.B. King, Al Green, and JJ Cale.