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The Mosen Explosion brings cold fun in the summer time

Isn’t it funny how language keeps evolving? Recently in new Zealand, they’ve started talking about this weather phenomenon known as a “weather bomb”.

Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers this week on the Juke in the Back

The “Juke In The Back” digs deep into New Orleans Rhythm & Blues this week to focus on Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers, one of the few vocal groups to come out of a city best known for its blues, jazz and cajun roots. The Spiders were the best known vocal group to come out of 1950s New Orleans, but Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers were probably more versatile in the sense that they could not only shout the blues, like Roy Brown or Wynonie Harris, but they could also harmonize like a top notch doo wop group.

Be Careful! This week, Come By The Hills Burns! Robby Burns that is!

January 25 is Robby Burns day both in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora. Indeed, many people have taken this farmer poet to their hearts, and Burns Nights are held all over the world nowadays.

Remembering Elvis on what would have been his 110th birthday

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion from the future, don't touch your PC, your device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 1950s and 1960s.
Elvis Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, 110 years ago last Sunday (we're still in 2045, aren't we?) Few artists before or since have had the impact that he had on the first two decades of rock, which by now feels like ancient history.

A Mosen Explosion Promotional Announcement, inspired by Sara Hillis

Yesterday I was revelling in my summer break, as you do, listening to the cricket and enjoying being totally immersed in books the rest of the time, when my phone went Ding! IN a languid manner befitting this time of year, I somewhat listlessly reached for my phone to investigate.

Come By The Hills Comes Your Way Again this Week!

Yes, it's almost that time again already, less than 48 hours until the next installment of Come By The Hills! As usual, we have three hours of the best in Celtic music from around the world. However, this week, I'm pleased to present a listener-suggested Celtic Cover! This was suggested some months back and I think we'll all find it quite fun. Not only is it a parody of a well-known folk song, but it's a parody of a very specific version of said folk song. We'll hear the original along with the parody in the third hour.

Bo Diddley's 1956-59 recordings this week on The Juke In The Back

Last week, the “Juke In The Back” featured every recording made by the innovative BO DIDDLEY during the year 1955. This week, the Juke picks it up in early 1956 and showcases BO DIDDLEY’s influential and diverse releases through 1959. He remained mostly off the R&B Charts during this period. That’s inexplicable, since many of the singles issued by Checker Records became R&B, Rock n’ Roll and Blues standards.

We're Recycling This Week on Come By The Hills!

It's back to the usual run of things this week on Come By The Hills, but as ever, there's a twist. I'm actually recycling our very first "What's That About" selection and I'm also recycling a Celtic Cover from an October show that went a little pear-shaped when it originally aired. It's been a busy week around here with lots to do, so if you're interested in seeing what happens on an extremely procrastinatory episode of Come By The Hills, then tune in tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern for three hours of some of the best Celtic music from around the world.

Remembering Elvis on what would have been his 82nd birthday tonight on The Early Years

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch your PC, your device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.
Hello, I'm Steve Cutway and my musical focus is the 50s and 60s.
Elvis Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, 82 years ago today. Few artists before or since have had the impact that he had on the first two decades of rock.
In the first of two programmes, I'll play many of his top songs from the 50s and I'll throw in some of my favourites as well.

Join Jonathan for the first live Mosen Explosion of 2017

Let me start this little promotional message for this week’s show by making a startling, staggering, hither-to unrevealed and shocking revelation. I am not Steve Cutway. Yes it’s true, just repeating that news, I am not Steve Cutway.

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