Music http://wwno.org en Continuum: Let's Dance Dance Dance! http://wwno.org/post/continuum-lets-dance-dance-dance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>Continuum</em>, </span><font face="Arial" style="line-height: 1.5;">Milton Scheuermann plays early dance music</font><font face="Arial" style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the CDs<em> A Dance in the Garden of Mirth</em> by The Dufay Collective (Chandos CHAN 9320)<i> and Istanpitta II </i>by New York Ensemble for Early Music (Lyrichord LEMS 8022)</font><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. 64297 at http://wwno.org The New Thing In Jazz, Revisited http://wwno.org/post/new-thing-jazz-revisited Impulse Records is the legendary label that proudly delivered the "new thing" in jazz in the 1960s: avant-garde records from the likes of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394783/john-coltrane" target="_blank">John Coltrane</a> and Pharaoh Sanders. It also helped jazz cross over to a larger audience; quite a few flower children bought Impulse albums.<p>But over time, the new thing got old. Impulse went dormant for nearly a decade. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:56:52 +0000 NPR Staff 64649 at http://wwno.org Continuum: If Love Now Reigned http://wwno.org/post/continuum-if-love-now-reigned <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>Continuum</em>, Milton and Thais play early music centered around Henry VIII from the CDs</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> If Love Now Reigned</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by the </span>Isaak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ensemble Heidelberg (Bayer Records BR 100132 CD) and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Music for Henry VIII</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by The </span>Hilliartd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ensemble (Saga Classics </span>SCD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 9003).</span></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. & Thais St. Julien 64296 at http://wwno.org Spend An Hour With John Boutté http://wwno.org/post/spend-hour-john-boutt-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:23:42 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 64262 at http://wwno.org The Kentucky Sisters And Old-Time Tunes As Doorways To History http://wwno.org/post/kentucky-sisters-and-old-time-tunes-doorways-history Did you know that John F. Kennedy was a Republican? Neither did I. But that's what one of my college students guessed in a course on news writing. I asked another kid what period followed the Industrial Age and she said, "The Golden Age?" We moved on.<p>But whenever I'm tempted to despair about a generation that looks ever-forward, I buy a cupcake and a big mug of coffee. That's because Launa Reed works at a cafe in New Orleans that sells the best cupcakes in the history of cupcakes — you can quote me on that. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:01 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 64012 at http://wwno.org Continuum And The Celtic Viol http://wwno.org/post/continuum-and-celtic-viol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Continuum, Milton </span>Scheuermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> features music from the CD </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Celtic Viol II</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; by </span>Jordi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Savall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (Alia </span>Vox<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>AVSA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 9878).</span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Milton G. Scheuermann Jr. 63953 at http://wwno.org 20th Essence Music Festival Opens In New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/20th-essence-music-festival-opens-new-orleans Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK. I'm fine with that theme you just heard. It begins this segment every morning. But this morning, how about this?<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALL NIGHT LONG")<p>LIONEL RICHIE: (Singing) All night long, all night, all night long.<p>GREENE: That is Lionel Richie, the prince of R&B. OK, no, maybe that title belongs to Prince himself. Well, both of those positions are annual headliners at the largest gathering of R&B fans in the country - the Essence Music Festival. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000 JASON KING 63853 at http://wwno.org Let's Go Crazy: Prince Fans Wild With Excitement Over His Return To Essence Fest http://wwno.org/post/lets-go-crazy-prince-fans-wild-excitement-over-his-return-essence-fest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dearly beloved, we will gather at Essence Music Festival on July </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to get down with this man named Prince. Electric word “Prince” — it means “genius” and that’s a mighty big title, but I’m here to tell you: nothing compares to the Purple One.</span></p><p>“I don’t have a favorite era. It’s like saying ‘Which is your favorite child.’ Different eras, different songs fit different parts of your life, so I can’t say I have a favorite.”</p><p>That’s Lisa Heisser, a true Prince superfan.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:51:24 +0000 Michael Patrick Welch 63715 at http://wwno.org David Egan: Unabashedly Experienced http://wwno.org/post/david-egan-unabashedly-experienced-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(90, 90, 90); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">Songwriters talk about a song being “honest.” And according to David Egan, that’s all about telling the truth about our battles and our triumphs — our loves and losses.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 63233 at http://wwno.org Mannie Fresh DJ Set: 'We Bounced Everything' http://wwno.org/post/mannie-fresh-dj-set-we-bounced-everything In the middle of <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/316698148/mannie-fresh-live-real-talk" target="_blank">our live interview with Mannie Fresh</a> at NPR's headquarters in D.C., Ali asked Mannie how he approaches DJing — does he play what he wants to hear? Or does he feed the crowd? "When I want you to understand something, I remix it," Mannie said. "If it's Earth Wind and Fire, and you not getting it, I'ma make you get it."<p>Laughing, and speaking for everyone in the room, Ali then asked if he could get a couple of those Mannie Fresh special remixes. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:36:12 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 63326 at http://wwno.org