Podcast: Bluegrass 101 pt. 1, The Pioneers
Episode #17-17 | airing 4-26-17

This week we begin another of our occasional features focusing on a particular style of music. Bluegrass for me began with the first recordings Bill Monroe made with Earl Scruggs. We’ll hear that initial tune and some additional music from Bill and the Bluegrass Boys. We’ll also hear some classics … → read more

Podcast: Batter Up!
Episode #17-16 | airing 4-19-17

Baseball

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we celebrate the arrival of Spring with a program of tunes about or associated with The National Pastime. I have been a baseball fan my entire life from the days of playing on neighborhood teams on vacant lots until today when I … → read more

Podcast: For Chuck, pt 2
Episode #17-15 | airing 4-12-17

As with last week’s edition of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’re focusing our attention on Chuck Berry in this program of covers and tunes by Mr. Berry. We lost Chuck on March 18th. As I mentioned last week that my plan of doing a program comprised entirely of Chuck … → read more

Podcast: For Chuck pt 1
Episode #17-14 | airing 4-05-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature For Chuck. We lost Chuck Berry on March 18th of this year at the age of 90. He had ceased performing but was still recording with a new CD due in June. My initial intention was … → read more

Podcast: Songs with a Message
Episode #17-13 | airing 3-29-17

A few weeks ago I received an email message from a loyal listener. She told me her 12 year old son was interested in Pete and Woody and was learning the banjo. The Banjo! Whew! The song he was trying to learn was “Round and Round Hitler’s Grave.” Amazing! She … → read more

Podcast: Accordion Time
Episode #17-12 | airing 3-22-17

When I was a kid I was dragged to many family events. Often these occasions included a Polka Band. I hated it. As I grew older and wiser I realized the folly of my ways and today I am a fan of all things accordion. This week we’ll hear many … → read more

Podcast: Ireland in America
Episode #17-11 | airing 3-15-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we celebrate St. Patricks Day with a show devoted to American performers of Irish Music. Inspiration for the program is the recording Ireland-Crossroads of Art and Design 1690-1840 released in conjunction with a recent exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. The … → read more

Podcast: Old-Time Music 101
Episode #17-10 | airing 3-08-17

This week we begin an occasional feature focusing on a distinctive style of folk music. This week we will highlight Old-Time Music with selections from the Golden Age of the music through today’s finest players. We’ll hear Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers, Tommy Jarrell and Oscar Jenkins, Ben Townsend … → read more

Podcast: Black History Month, More Than The Blues, pt 2
Episode #17-08 | airing 3-01-17

This week we conclude our feature honoring Black History Month with some more recent songs and tunes. We’ll hear Duke Ellington and Count Basie along with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Martin, Bogan and Armstrong, Irma Thomas, Kim & Reggie Harris and many more. Wonderful sounds to satisfy your soul. LISTEN: … → read more

Podcast: Black History Month, More Than The Blues
Episode #17-08 | airing 2-22-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’ll hear a bit about the establishment on Black History Month and listen to some archival music. We’ll hear tunes from Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and WC Handy and songs from Jim Jackson, Bessie Smith, Henry Thomas and others. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1708_podcast.mp3 … → read more