What do you get when you combine the best food-centric songs from Jazz and Pop Standards legends? You get a two-hour Musical Thanksgiving Feast, honoring the theme of America's most delicious holiday: Thanksgiving!
In the first hour: Food themed songs by Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Wes Montgomery, Dave Frishberg, Nat King Cole and many others take your listeners through the menu for the big day. From breakfast to the main meal, tasty appetizers to sweet treats for dessert, host Jim Raposa serves a one hour, multi-course feast for your ears. Special guests offer insight and thanks for their career milestones such as Quincy Jones, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney.
Hour two features food themed songs by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Nina Simone, the cast of Oliver!, Ray Charles, James Taylor, The O’Jays, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole and many other artists, who’ll take your listeners through the musical menu for the big day.
All the ingredients for the soundtrack of Thanksgiving with music that’s perfect for the main meal, tasty appetizers to sweet treats for dessert. Host Jim Raposa serves up a multi-course feast for your listeners ears. Special hour two guest interviews include Joey Dee of the group Joey Dee and the Starlighters who hit it big with a food themed dance called “Peppermint Twist” and an incredibly rare interview with the legendary Nat King Cole.
There’s a trend that’s catching on, and I admit to being a little late to the party on this, but the celebration of Friends-Giving is a really cool thing, and a way to communicate thanks to friends outside of the family line. That’s what I want to do this week with you right here. I appreciate the connection you give me and for you spending a little bit of time right here with me each week. So this time I have a collection of some of my favorite albums from the past few years, many of them new releases. Indie singer-songwriters Calexico & Iron & Wine, Samsel and the Skirt, Brandi Carlile, and Andrew Belle on the way plus alternative’s Augustana, Blues Traveler and more.
For the 2nd hour of Friends Giving special celebration we'll combine the magic of well-composed lyricism with the sound of a specific genre for musical magic. I’ll share 2 cuts from one of my favorite albums with you this hour, along with a spread of different styles including the Motown vibe of Swear & Shake, folk rock from James Vincent McMorrow, Americana from The Ballroom Thieves, feature artist and singer-songwriter Matt Morris, and upbeat indie alternative from Landing On The Moon.
Beat Latino, hosted by Catalina Maria Johnson, celebrates in every hour a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of the Latin/Latino musical universe. From banda to bachata, and salsa to sevillanas - this special edition of Beat Latino presents songs that give thanks to accompany the holiday. Not your usual pilgrim fare! Rather, songs that include the word "gracias" and celebrate life, love and music.
Notes from the Jazz Underground with host Paul Abella airs Saturday nights at 11:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Download the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play!