There’s lots of good music programming on our stations this week. On television we have American Masters: Cab Calloway: Sketches, which documents the singer/bandleader's career and legacy (Friday 3/2 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS). Elvis Costello appears on Live from the Artists Den (Thursday 3/1 at 11:00 p.m.
Join us this week on Time for the Blues (2/26/12) as I'm throwing CDs around the studio and Henry plays the ones that don't hit him! I warned him to bring his catcher's gear into the studio! I have a feeling he'll be chucking a few back to match me! Who wins in this contest? You do! Look--I studied this instructional picture on how to throw them!
The biggest curse of commercial radio isn't the commercials. Its the enervating mediocrity of programming done by focus groups in other cities and slammed in your face day after day. Month by month. Year after year.
On this week's World Music Show (2/18), besides our usual forays into some varied and unique sounds from musical hotspots around the globe (more on these later), we'll be holding a salute to traditional Latin music (which is the translation of this week's blog headline). We're talking about hearing some classic "Son" Cuban music as well as some marimba music from Guatemala. Plus, we'll take a listen to "Musica Ranchera," otherwise known as Mexico's soulful "country music."
What's in it for you?
We've said it before and we'll say it again! We HATE tribute shows! We want our legends to stay forever! But we must pay tribute to Etta, Hubert and Johhny Otis this week on Time for the Blues (2/19/12) and we hope you'll join us!