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Blues & Beyond #326: bluesman Linsey Alexander has "Been There, Done That"

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Series: Blues & Beyond
Length: 59:01

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Linsey Alexander has "Been There, Done That"

Alexander_small In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, bluesman Linsey Alexander has a funky and witty new blues album out called "Been There Done That." Alexander draws on some old blues themes but places them musically and lyrically firmly in the 21st century. We'll check out a few songs from the album. Also, the "Crazy Blues," the very first blues hit back in 1920 from Mamie Smith and a red hot new version from Catherine Russell.  We'll hear Cassandra Wilson, both from her new album "Another Country" and as a guest with Tery Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project, an all-female ensemble, plus banjoist Bela Fleck with the Marcus Roberts Trio, the late Cuban guitarist Manuel Galbán of the Buena Vista Social Club, and singer Rhiannon, stretching our everyday notion of singing.

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In this hour of The Blues & Beyond, bluesman Linsey Alexander has a funky and witty new blues album out called "Been There Done That." Alexander draws on some old blues themes but places them musically and lyrically firmly in the 21st century. We'll check out a few songs from the album. Also, the "Crazy Blues," the very first blues hit back in 1920 from Mamie Smith and a red hot new version from Catherine Russell.  We'll hear Cassandra Wilson, both from her new album "Another Country" and as a guest with Tery Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project, an all-female ensemble, plus banjoist Bela Fleck with the Marcus Roberts Trio, the late Cuban guitarist Manuel Galbán of the Buena Vista Social Club, and singer Rhiannon, stretching our everyday notion of singing.

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Broadcast History

WXPN-FM Philadelphia 9-30-2012

Transcript

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Timing and Cues

00:00 Billboard: Show opens, opening theme, "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

00:59 Billboard ends.. "... in this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

01:00 "option" song: "Starting out, this is..."

05:59 "option" song fades

06:00 show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister....."

31:24 end of part 1:

"... in a moment, here on The Blues & Beyond."

59-second bed plays

32:23 bed fades

32:24 part 2: show re-intro: "This is The Blues & Beyond. I'm Jonny Meister."

58:22 voice out on part 2 "... thanks for listening to this hour of The Blues & Beyond."

58:59 theme fades end of part 2

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
No Exit Bert Jansch and John Renbourn Bert And John. Wooded Hill Recordings 1996 :59
Yes Johnny Rawls Soul Survivor. Catfoodvv 2012 04:48
Bad Man Linsey Alexander Been There Done That. Delmark 2012 03:37
Saving Robert Johnson Linsey Alexander Been There Done That. Delmark 2012 03:39
Hellhound On My Trail Robert Johnson Legendary Blues, Volume Two. SARL Pristine Audio 2007 02:34
My Mama Gave Me The Blues Linsey Alexander Been There Done That. Delmark 2012 06:33
Crazy Blues Catherine Russell Boardwalk Empire, Volume 1: Music From The HBO Original Series. Elektra 2011 03:11
Crazy Blues Mamie Smith The Best Of Mamie Smith. Columbia/Legacy 2004 03:18
Batuca Manuel Galbán Blue Cha Cha. ConcordPicante 2012 :59
Simply Beautiful Terri Lyne Carrington The Mosaic Project. ConcordJazz 2011 04:26
Another Country Cassandra Wilson Another Country. Eone 2012 04:09
Topaika Bela Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio Across The Imaginary Divide. Rounder 2012 04:27
Alma De Roca Manuel Galbán Blue Cha Cha. ConcordPicante 2012 02:49
Multitudes Rhiannon Spontaneous. Rhiannon Music 2012 08:19
Forty-Eight John Renbourn Sir John A Lot. Shanachie 1992 :57

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http://www.xpn.org/beyond