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C.J. Chenier was literally born into the musical tradition of southwest Louisiana and Texas Zydeco, a chugging, accordion-led blend of French Creole and African-derived influences. Born the son of great Zydeco king Clifton Chenier, the first Grammy Award winning musician of his genre, C.J. was totally immersed in R&B, funk and jazz from childhood. Despite his family ties, or maybe because of them, C.J. wasn't terribly interested in his father's music as a teenager. A natural player, C.J. won a scholarship to study music at Texas Southern University and spent his college years exploring his own musical style.
in Self Help
Since April is Financial Literacy Month and tax time has passed, let's begin focusing on our finances for the remainder of 2015. I know you have been putting your receipts into a shoebox or an accordion file, so let’s start recording, tracking and managing those expenses so we can make some basic financial decisions like; what vacation(s) can we schedule this year? Which expense(s) can we cut back on to start saving towards our year-end-goal?
Let me share with you this awesome tool that you can create by attending my signature Microsoft Excel training program called the "Manage Your Personal Finances" or MYPF Learning Program. The MYPF Learning Program takes a total of eight hours to complete. During the training you will learn various Microsoft Excel functions and concepts that will provide you with knowledge that can be used in other aspects of your life (personally, professionally, or academically). The program is now being offered in a virtual platform, over the Internet, and it is designed for the beginner or novice computer user. All that you need is the Microsoft Office Excel application and an Internet connection. The goal of the program is to help individuals become more "efficient, effective and productive" users of technology.
Join me during the broadcast to learn more about this simple and easy-to-use tool that you create as the result of completing the MYPF Learning Program.
in Indie Music
The big band sound comes to Rated G Radio in Hour 1 tonight with SASHA'S BLOC featuring their album Heart On Fire!
Jazz collective Sasha’s Bloc solidifies their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
Sasha’s Bloc is an amalgam of varied artists, nationalities and experiences, all fueled by bassist and songwriter Alex Gershman to deliver a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything that makes jazz linger as an American phenomenon. On Heart On Fire, Gershman is honored to have Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit perform on multiple tracks.
The group’s core nonet is comprised of Nora Rothman, vocal; Brandon Fields, saxophone; Alex Budman, saxophone, clarinet; Kye Palmer, trumpet, Bob McChesney, trombone; Kevin Winnard, drums; Steve Cotter, guitar; Andy Langham, piano. Guest artists on the upcoming album include: Jane Monheit, vocal; Alvin Chea, vocal; Patrick Tuzzolino, vocal; Princess Fortier, vocal; Glynis Leflore vocal; Octavia Pace vocal; James Lum, banjo; Jason Fabus, accordion; Marc T. Bolin, Tuba. Gershman plays upright bass and electric bass.
““Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn
Little Known 78 records shared with Facebooks Friends
Charles Harrison: Always
Franklin Baur “Meet me tonight in Dreamland”
Joe Biviano, his Accordion and Rhythm Sextette: That’s A Plenty
Ben Light: “Three O’clock in the Morning “
Kay Kyser & Orchestra I Came Here To Talk for Joe
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or email@example.com
Shellac 10” 78 rpm
Charles Harrison: Always
Bell Records 394-A: written By Irving Berlin, Tenor Solo
Franklin Baur “Meet me tonight in Dreamland”
394-B: Tenor solo by Slater-Whitson-Friedman
Joe Biviano, his Accordion & Rhythm Sextette: That’s A Plenty
Sonora Records “Clear as a Bell” Ms-476-5 1111-A, September 1945
The Sonora 1000 Series: Albums from 1945
By Lou Pollack
B Side Scotch Medley, 1111-B MS476-6
The Lightning Fingers of Ben Light: “Three O’clock in the Morning “
With Lloyd Sloop: Baldwin & Bob Mitchell: Hammond Organ
Tempo records “Custom Made Records “TR 1238-A
By Robledo &Terriss
B Side “Miss You”
TR1238-B, written By Tobias & Tobias & Tobias
Kay Kyser & Orchestra – I Came Here To Talk For Joe / Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition!
A side: I Came Here to Talk for Joe Vocals – Harry Babbitt
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition! Vocals – Glee Club
Another Kind Voice on Music will feature The Kissers from Madison Wisconsin. After a six year hiatus the Irish Folk Rock group has reunited to create an all new album "Three Sails"
The Kissers are known for the frenzied energy of their live shows, their off-kilter humor, and their eclectic instrumentation. Violin, banjo, accordion, and an array of sonic effects combine with diverse musical influences for a unique sound that straddles the gap between indie-rock and Irish music. Audiences and reviewers, trying to describe them, cite bands as varied as the Shins, Pogues, and the Decemberists. The Kissers maintain that they are rock musicians who learned to play Irish music, not vice versa, and so their music sometimes feels more at home in a club than in a pub.
The Kissers will join host Mitch Ruth and for our show, we will feature some past favorites from the Band, discuss the future, hopefully get a few sneak peeks and find out just what they wear under those kilts (wait, that's Scottish....never mind). I may also ask that eternal question: "If you were a tree what would be your favorite brand of breath mint?"
Host Mitch Ruth
Weird Al Yankovic joins us live as we celebrate the release of his 14th studio LP, Mandatory Fun, out today, July 15th!
The album includes a hilarious take on Pharrell's "Happy" as well as featuring parodies of Lorde's "Royals," Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," plus Al's own "style parodies" of the Pixies and Cat Stevens.
In addition to the album, Weird Al is releasing videos for several of the songs this week. Tune in to find out more!
About Weird Al:
Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales. Now entering his fourth career decade, he has won 3 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards.
In addition to his recordings and world-famous music videos, Yankovic is also well-known for his cult-hit feature film UHF (1989), his late ‘90s CBS Saturday morning series The Weird Al Show and the numerous AL-TV specials that he’s made for MTV and VH1 over the years. With release of his children’s book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins, 2011), Al added "New York Times Bestselling Author" to his resume. An app version of the book for the iPhone and iPad, which recently won a Webby Award, is also available. His follow-up to this title was My New Teacher and Me! , released June, 2013.
Weird Al, along with his band of three decades, has performed over 1,000 career concerts and continues to tour with his rock and comedy multimedia show throughout the world.
Head spinning in a caffeinated fugue, Kevin Bennett once found himself shredding down a Martian ski-slope with a thousand irate Nephilim howling in his wake. On the way, he rescued twenty damsels, had lunch, and fully calculated Pi.
This was all before he learned to play the accordion.
Now he has been banned from France.
And is wanted in several countries.
Which has predicated the need for a serious, nonchalant, unremarkable alias: FRENCH ACCENT.
(...but he will accept "Rip't Mikchete".)
*The above description was stolen from the website of Kevin Bennett, and in no way reflects the thoughts or views of Savage or Starbuck.
in Self Help
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 1 pm (CST) Healthy Mind & Body radio will present “The Tale of Three Turtles or How to Have an Extraordinarily Boring Life…
After 3 weeks for being ill, my voice has finally returned and I think I will be able to speak for a whole radio show without sounding like an accordion with a bullet hole in the bellows.
Hey You, Want to have a Extraordinarily Boring Life? I can tell you exactly how to do that… AND IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK IT IS…
Today I’m going to be talking about the # 1 LIFE KILLER… fear
You’ll notice that I said “fear” in small letters because it’s the little fears that do us in not the BIG ONES.
And of course, I may be giving a FEW SUGGESTIONS about how you can rid yourself of these small fears before they add up to a BORING YET UNIMAGINABLE LIFE.
INTERESTED? INTRIGUED? Ever so slightly curious? ... good
I’ll talk to you then
The KUDZOO Radio Hour welcomes I ANTHEM to the big show! With the release of the first LP, "West of Homeland," I Anthem is already finding a pulse in rock audiences and radio with their Billboard top 10 single Enemy and top 15 single Fighting Gravity. Since founding members Edwards and drummer, Tyler Bodkins, began in 2009, the South Carolina based rock band has stayed true to pursuing that vision. The newest record reveals that the rock band has found their true sound through a cohesive and powerful combination of overdriven guitars, infectious melodies, and relentless grooves. We are also pleased to welcome the soulful piano and voice of BETH McKEE. Beth has lived through the South from Mississippi to New Orleans, through Florida, Texas and North Carolina, and has known both the joys and hard times that are necessary to create great music. With these deep southern roots, her music has elements of soul, jazz, blues, rock and roll, gospel and country. She brings her full-hearted voice, skillful piano playing and energetic accordion style to both her recordings and her shows. Don't miss this one, kids
Welcome to the last episode of The JCHC Slam and Dance Show for 2013. Tonight we will be playing Christmas songs that you might not always hear on radio as well as the usual format of JCHC sweat treats of musical fun.
This episodes guests are Tacky Little Hatshop. The two main members that I interview are sisters, Annie and Enya Preston. Tacky Little Hat Shop which is primarly a Christian Indie band was formed by Annie Preston and Enya Preston in the summer of 2008. The sister duo consisted of acoustic guitar, banjo, keyboard, and accordion.
Things from retro video games to antique novels to modern anime influence their experimental folk/indie music.
In their spare time, Annie and Enya enjoy hiking, making short films, photography and sewing. From time to time you will see some of their hand-sewn items for sale at their merch table!
Gunslingers, card sharks, maidens, harlots and rapscallions: Etched in exacting imagery, Nettie Rose crafts lyrics that evoke a vivid cast of characters. The sound is acoustic and authentic, with banjo, lap steel, mandolin and accordion accompanying her sepia-toned songs.
Spanning French surrealistic poets to The Sons of the Pioneers, Nettie draws inspiration from a rich spectrum of influences. “I’m a girl from Santa Monica, there’s only so much I can talk to you about,” she says. “Everything else is stories, imagination, research, reading and meeting people.”
Nettie is the granddaughter of Alan Freed – the legendary DJ who gave the world the phrase “rock and roll.” With a music publisher father and a rock archivist mother, she grew up around the music business, intrigued by songwriters who she characterizes as, “…interesting, educated and incredible.” At age eight, she wrote her first song and one year later met multi-instrumentalist and teacher Fred Sokolow who taught her flatpicking and strumming. With his mentorship, she was indelibly linked with the musical legacy of Hank Williams, Flatt & Scruggs and Ernest Tubb.
Our Special Guest: Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Dan Zanes!!
Dan's fourth album in the family series is "House Party" (2003), a rambunctious 20-song collection with a diverse instrumentation that, in addition to the usual guitars, banjos, upright bass, and drums, includes such instruments as tuba, accordion, pump organ, djembe and saw. "House Party" was nominated for a Grammy in the Musical Album for Children category. Music video selections from the "House Party" album played during the Disney Channel's morning program suite known as Playhouse Disney from 2005-2007. New music video selections occasionally play on Nickelodeon's Noggin.
In 2007, Zanes received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children for "Catch That Train"!! And, in 2006 Dan produced a children's reggae CD with Father Goose called "Its a Bam Bam Diddly", which also features songs performed by Sister Carol and Sheryl Crow. Thank you Dan for supporting Autism Awareness!!
Here is the link to Dan Zanes website to learn more.
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