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Playlist: Joyride Media Specials 2014-2017

Compiled By: Joyride Media

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Ani DiFranco: Binary

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco returns with songs that are Political with a capital P and where "the feminist diatribes are turned up high"

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Ray Davies: Americana

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Veteran rocker Ray Davies reflects on his love/hate relationship with America.

Ray_davies_radio_cover_small Ray Davies has had a a long and complicated relationship with America. For him, it's a source of inspiration - and also a cause of great frustration.

Several years ago, Ray wrote a book called Americana.  It's filled with tales of his time in the United States, from touring with the Kinks to living in New Orleans. Now he returns to music with songs inspired by the book and more thoughts on what America means to him. Ray is joined by backing band The Jayhawks. 

Creation: The Early Years of Pink Floyd

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Look back at the early years of Pink Floyd with an exclusive interview of Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, plus rare tracks from the late '60s and early '70s.

Earlyfloyd_small Pink Floyd experienced a lot of growing pains in its early years. Drummer Nick Mason walks us through the formation of the group and its steady evolution from 1967 to 1972. From the contributions and eventual firing of frontman Syd Barrett to being banned by the BBC on its first single to creating avant garde theater, there's a lot of history behind the band before it broke out worldwide with the album "Dark Side of the Moon."

Craig Bailey of the radio series "Floydian Slip" hosts this one-hour special filled with funny stories and rare recordings. 

Ralph Stanley: A Distant Land To Roam - Songs of the Carter Family

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Ralph Stanley plays Carter Family songs that inspired him as a young man.

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70 YEARS AGO, YOU COULD HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE CARTER FAMILY ON THE RADIO FROM TEXAS TO MAINE.  THEY WERE COUNTRY MUSIC ROYALTY, AND THEY CAUGHT THE EAR OF A YOUNG MAN IN VIRGINIA NAMED RALPH STANLEY.  HE GREW UP TO MAKE QUITE A MARK ON THE MUSIC AS WELL.

THE HISTORY OF OLD TIME COUNTRY MUSIC IS FULL OF LEGENDS.  IN THIS ONE-HOUR SPECIAL HOSTED BY CARLENE CARTER, WE’LL HEAR THE MIXTURE OF TWO OF THEM, AS RALPH STANLEY PLAYS THE SONGS OF THE CARTER FAMILY.  WE’LL TALK TO RALPH STANLEY, JOHN CARTER CASH, WRITER BILLY ALTMAN AND CURATOR OF THE RALPH STANLEY MUSEUM, AARON DAVIS.