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All Pieces for Philip Nusbaum

 
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There always seems to be a trickle of songs about working, and we play 3 good ones at the beginning of the show. Our Gem of Bluegrass concerns blue...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Laurie Lewis’ new Cd pays tribute to Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerard. One of the Hazel and Alice themes was singing traditional songs. We play one b...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early on the show today, we acknowledge that bluegrass specializes in all kinds of “unhappy” including breakups. We play a couple of stylistically ...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The Blues tonality and the blues form come from African American people. The blues long been thought to have begun as field hollers and moans, and ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 07:45
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The murder ballad, where a demented male lover for no known reason, kills his sweetheart has cast a long shadow in bluegrass music, and in our cult...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Bluegrass music has been a long time in the making. The sentimental songs the Carter Family sang and the rough and tumble lyrics of Jimmie Rodgers ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2016
  • Length: 06:40
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show leads off with recent bluegrass by Danny Paisley. The Carter Family’s influence is so great that over time there have been a number of tri...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk  , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Jimmy Rodgers. He was the first singing star of old time music. Jimmie was a contemporary of the Carter Family. Like the Carter Family, in part of ...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 06:10
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early on today, we play a couple of songs about the breakup dance. In one, the singer has a feeling that the relationship is about to end. In the o...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Bill Monroe is the Father of Bluegrass. But the most popular band in the history of bluegrass? Well, it could be Flatt and Scruggs. Lester Flatt an...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 07:30
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early in the show we play some new recordings that reference the work of bluegrass founder Bill Monroe. On our Gem of Bluegrass, people sometimes c...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There is a lot to like about jazz and a lot to like about bluegrass. Each has appealing legacy, each owes to the blues, and each is a musician’s mu...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:01
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Bluegrass and old time musicians have musical values that they talk about sometimes. One major reference point is melody. Now in each case, the mel...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The piece focuses on what it means when people call bluegrass "pure." For some reason, "pure" equals "good" in the eyes of many.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2015
  • Length: 10:19
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with songs combining a couple of major bluegrass reference points: poverty and romance. The Gem of Bluegrass focuses on instrumental...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Philip Nusbaum , Credit: Karen Van Norman
On today's show, we focus on the bluegrass highlights of the previous year.

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early during the show, we compare a couple of songs where the guy doesn’t get the girl. Some bluegrass fans believe that bluegrass, or some bluegra...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk  , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Ever notice that when people praise a piece of bluegrass music, they often say that it is pure? What do they mean by that?

  • Added: Dec 06, 2015
  • Length: 10:19

  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
It isn’t easy being on stage. A couple of songs at the show’s outset document this fact. Our Gem of Bluegrass poses the question “What if Bluegrass...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15