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Elvis’ R&B Influences this week on "The Juke In The Back"!

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Oh, the places we'll visit tonight on The Depths.

greetings fellow music travelers.

Tonight's excursion through The Depths will find us taking many divergent paths that will lead us to all kinds of musical surprises.

Just a few sounds we will visit are:

  • early hard rock from grand Funk, Humble Pie and Spooky tooth
  • Psychedelia from Lothar and the Hand People, and The Rotary Connection
  • Soulful sounds from the Isley Brothers, Tavares, and a very rare live performance by Hall and Oates
  • Extremely rare performances by Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge, and Derek and The Dominos

The Mosen Explosion goes on-location for our Apollo 11 celebration

Sorry to disappoint you, but when I say “on-location”, we’re not quite getting to the moon to host this week’s show. I put in a proposal, but unfortunately it wasn’t approved by our miserly Mushroom FM Budget Director.

Nevertheless, we are indeed heading out of the studio for some of this week’s show, as Bonnie, Heidi and I head to Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, to examine some moon rock. We’ll tell you the story behind how New Zealand ended up with it, and Heidi will read a newspaper story from the day of the moon landing from 50 year old newsprint.

It's Haggis in July, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, Sunday is coming around again, and this Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern, it's haggis in July on Come by the Hills, Mushroom Fm's premier Celtic music show! Yes! This week, we present an encore presentation of the 2019 Robby Burns special which was first aired on January 27th. It was a live show, and I thought it might be fun to relive those heady days when the show was alive Alive-O! Who knows? It may be that way again someday. However, till then, we have our memories. Don't we?

Chuck Willis, Part 2 – 1954-58 this week on "The Juke In The Back"!

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Share your moon memories and thoughts with us on this week's special Mosen Explosion

Since we’re seeking special listener contributions, I’m giving plenty of notice of what’s happening on this weekend’s Mosen Explosion.

The next show will air on 20 July US Eastern time, 50 years to the day that humans first set foot on another world. We’ll be playing plenty of songs about the moon and space, and you’re welcome to make a request for anything that fits the theme.

Escape Velocity: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Mushroom Escape

I missed it by just under a year. I have spent most of my life wishing I could have been around to witness the moment when Eagle landed at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. I've read every book I could find on the subject, I've imagined the excitement that surely must have been felt around the world, and now it's time to mark that occasion with some very special programming on Mushroom Escape.

Chuck Willis, Part 1 – 1951-54 this week on The Juke In The Back!

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

A 40th birthday for a great album, keyboard pioneers, and fresh new music with a classic connection; this week on The Depths

It's time for another expansive journey through the world of deep classic rock, and early progressive FM rock radio on The Depths.

The Kinks album, "Low Budget" turned 40 this week, and we will pay tribute to it with some background history, and a couple extended mixes that didn't make the original album.

We'll also spend a little time with two brilliant pioneers of early synthesizers: Annette Peacock and Robert Mason.

We'll even play a short clip of the progressive FM station in Philadelphia that used Robert Mason's music as a bed for several years.

Pre-Beatles Foreign Artist Hits before 1964 this week on The Early Years!

Join me for The Early Years where you'll enjoy the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres.

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