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Johnny Cash "Get Rhythm"The Replacements "I Hate Music"Lil Hardin Armstrong "Harlem On Saturday Night"Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) "After Mardi Gras"Jake Xerxes Fussell "Jump for Joy"The Two Poor Boys - Joe Evans & Arthur McClain "Sitting On Top of the World"S.G. Goodman "Patron Saint Of The Dollar Store"Joseph Spence "We Shall Be Happy"Jimmie Lunceford "I'm Nuts About Screwy Music"Shovels & Rope "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (feat. John Moreland)"Bessie Jones "Titanic"Etta Baker "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad"Freakwater "Bolshevik and Bollweevil"The Breeders "Do You Love Me Now?"Billie and De De Pierce "Lonesome Road"Joan Shelley "Pull Me Up One More Time"Amos Milburn "After Midnight"The Both "Volunteers of America"Aretha Franklin "Never Grow Old"Slim Cessna's Auto Club "Port Authority Band"Butterbeans & Susie "Been Some Changes Made"Nina Nastasia "Just Stay in Bed"Bo Diddley "Cops and Robbers"McKinney's Cotton Pickers "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - Take 1"Andrew Bird "Underlands"Superchunk "My Gap Feels Weird"John Fahey "St Louis Blues"Gillian Welch "I Made a Lovers Prayer"Huey "Piano" Smith "Don't You Just Know It"Billie Holiday "Sugar"Songs: Ohia "Blue Chicago Moon"Mississippi Fred McDowell "Poor Boy, Long Way From Home"Joel Paterson "Callin' the Cat"Chicago Stone Lightning Band "Do Yourself a Favor"Johnny Cash "You Win Again"Emile Barnes & Peter Bocage "When I Grow Too Old to Dream"The Yardbirds "Evil Hearted You"Muddy Waters "Hey, Hey"Bonnie "Prince" Billy "I Have Made a Place"Bessie Smith "After You've Gone"Elvis Costello & The Attractions "Colour of the Blues"Ruth Brown "Teardrops from My Eyes"Furry Lewis "Judge Boushay Blues"Sons of the Pioneers "One More River to Cross"Marty Stuart "Hey Porter"Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash "Girl from the North Country"Johnny Cash "I See a Darkness"Chisel "The Last Good Time"
Book Vs. Movie: Ma Rainey's Black BottomThe August Wilson Play Vs. the 2021 Movie Pittsburgh native August Wilson (1945-2005) is one of the most successful playwrights of the 20th Century; with a collection of works that came to be known as The Pittsburgh Cycle, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice in his career and was inducted into American Theater Hall of Fame in 2006. His 1984 work Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is the subject of today's episode. Gertrude Pridgett (Ma Rainey's birth name) was dubbed the “Mother of the Blues” for her outrageous stage presence and ability to hold audiences in her trance. The Blues being one of America's native art forms, the combination of the gospel with jazz music enticed the world with the earliest recordings featuring African American culture and is revered to this day. Rainey learned the ropes of show business through her husband “Pa Rainey” and was a mentor to a young Bessie Smith. Wilson's 1984 play is a fictional account of Rainey attending a recording of her work at a Chicago studio in 1927. By this time in her career, her known toughness and business acumen were legendary, and when she takes center stage in the story--it's hard to take your eyes off her. The studio musicians (Levee, Toledo, Cutler, and Slow Drag) watch her handle recording executives getting rich from her talent. The older group members want to warn young Levee of the harsh realities of the early 20th-century world. The 2021 film is the final film for Chadwick Boseman, who plays Levee Green, and the Netflix production is dedicated to his memory. Viola Davis plays the role of Ma Rainey with a fierceness that emanates throughout the movie. Between the original play and the adaptation, which did we prefer? In this ep the Margos discuss:August Wilson's careerThe significance of “The Pittsburgh Cycle.”Denzel Washington taking the work of August Wilson to HBOThe cast: Viola Davis (Ma Rainey,) Maxayn Lewis (Ma Rainey singing voice,) Chadwick Boseman (Levee Green,) Glynn Turman (Toledo,) Colman Domingo (Cutler,) Michael Potts (Slow Drag,) Johnny Coyne (Mel Sturdyvant,) Taylour Paige (Dussie Mae,) Jeremy Shamos (Irvin,) and Dusan Brown as Sylvester.Clips used:Ma needs her CokeMa Rainey's Black Bottom trailerMa Rainey sings Black BottomLevee confronts the band“He stepped on my shoe!”Music by Ma Rainey Moonshine Blues (1923) Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts. Join our Patreon page to help support the show! https://www.patreon.com/bookversusmovie Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.comEmail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Margo D. @BrooklynMargo www.brooklynfitchick.com email@example.comMargo P. @ShesNachoMama https://coloniabook.weebly.com/ Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine
Mary Smith McClain was not an overnight sensation in the world of Blues music like her half-sister Bessie Smith, but she became a respected journeyman who paid the proverbial dues to become known as one of the stalwarts of the musical form. The Huntington native gathered many nicknames for her style but ‘Diamond Teeth Mary' is the one that stayed with her in her near century of living and contributing to American culture, reflecting her luxurious artful style.
June, 2020: It's finally time to talk about the Purple One on Strong Songs, specifically his 1986 chart-topper "Kiss." How did a song that was originally written for a standard band become so stripped-down and distinct? Why do those vocal and guitar parts work so well? And who was responsible for some of the sounds and styles Prince was channeling when he recorded it?All that and more, on this episode.Artist: PrinceAlbum: Parade (1986)Written by: PrinceListen/Buy: Apple Music | Amazon | Spotify------ALSO FEATURED:"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by James Brown, 1965"I Got the Feelin'" by James Brown, 1968"Say Man" by Bo Diddley, 1959"Manic Monday" by Prince (!) performed by The Bangles on Different Light, 1986“Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer from Riptide, 1985“Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco from Falco 3, 1985“West End Girls” by the Pet Shop Boys from Please, 1984“Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry, 1958“St. Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy performed by Bessie Smith, 1929“Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monae from Dirty Computer, 2018A 2013 Sound on Sound interview with "Kiss" producer David Z: https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/prince-kissUpdate 6/24: A couple listeners pointed out that Prince actually *wrote* The Bangles' "Manic Monday," which is too fun of a fun-fact not to mention on the episode.OUTRO SOLOIST: Sam HowardThis episode's outro soloist is bassist Sam Howard. Sam lives in Nashville, TN, where he performs and tours with all kinds of artists. Sam played all the way through the Strong Songs outro, so keep an ear out for his playing mixed under the horns on the way out. 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This week, Monica tells us about her new book, Made in Chicago: Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites, co-written with David Hammond. Then Monica interviews former Obama White House and Chicago restaurant chef Sam Kass about his organization Do Good Chicken that reduces food waste by putting it towards their chickens' diet. Then she talks to Niman Ranch and Mariano's representatives about stocking sustainable pork behind the butcher counter. Finally, Monica shares tomato chips with the ladies. But will they eat it? chewing.xyz chicagotribune.com/chewingpodcast facebook.com/chewingpodcast Louisa Chu: Insta @louisachu1, Twitter @louisachuMonica Eng: Insta @monicaengreporter, Twitter @monicaeng Links: Pre-order Made in Chicago: Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites *Discount code S23UIP David Hammond, LTH Forum: Chicago's Food Chat Community Do Good Chicken Axios Chicago Niman Ranch Music: Theme music: Carsick Cars - Zhong Nan Hai Outro music: Carsick Cars - 15 Minutes Older Segments: “Chicago Bound Blues” by Bessie Smith, “The Greasy Chicken” by Andrew Williams, “Green Pastures” by Emmylou Harris, “Home Grown Tomatoes” by John Denver
"This week, we speak with author Dewar MacLeod about his new book, Tommy, Trauma, and Postwar Youth Culture."
"A friend of the show, author James Campion is back to discuss his latest book, Take a Sad Song. It is an in depth discussion and view of The Beatles Hey Jude. We will talk about the song and his findings."
"The King Biscuit Flower Hours was a one hour live music, syndicated radio show. It started in the 70s at the same time as other TV based shows. I grew up listening on WMMS Cleveland. This is the story of the show."
"At the end of 2022, Jeopardy had a category titled Classic Flute Rock. The problem is that the category did not include the one band viewers felt was THE classic flute rock band. So they revolted on Twitter. We will tell you the questions, the missing band, and offer up a few more flute rock questions."
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue explore, the early musical history of the Madam Walker Theatre. The Walker opened on Monday, December 26th of 1927 and has been an anchor of the Indiana Avenue neighborhood for over 90 years. On this week's show we'll share classic recordings from performers who appeared at the Walker in 1928 - the theater's first year of business. Tune in for an hour of music from Bessie Smith, Butterbeans and Susie, Blanche Calloway, Mamie Smith, and more.
"To start each year, Rock School goes back every ten years to find out what this new year will be the anniversary for. This is part two."
Some of the top hits of 1923. Songs include: I'll Build a Stairway To Paradise, Yes, We Have No Bananas, The Parade of Wooden Soldiers, Dippermouth Blues, Down Hearted Blues and That Old Gang of Mine. performers include: Bessie Smith, Al Jolson, Jellyroll Morton, Ben Selvin, Isham Jones, Paul Whiteman and King Oliver.
"To start each year, Rock School goes back every ten years to find out what this new year will be the anniversary for. We have a nice long list going back almost 200 years. This is part one."