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Playlist: Paul Ingles's Music Doc Favorites

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Since resuming public radio program production in 1999, Paul Ingles has produced some of the most widely heard music specials in the country including an extensive series of in-depth programs on the history of The Beatles, and a series called "The Emergence of..." which explores the early history and lasting impact of major artists like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Bonnie Raitt. Other long-form pieces have put the spotlight on Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Shawn Colvin, James Brown, Bo Diddley and Los Reyes de Albuquerque.

Favorite Music Shows

You Should Know Guy Clark: An Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

Produced on the day the legendary singer-songwriter passed away in 2016, music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a tour of some great Guy Clark tunes, played by Guy himself and some of his friends, like Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell.

Guyclark_small Produced on the day the legendary singer-songwriter passed away in 2016, music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a tour of some great Guy Clark tunes, played by Guy himself and some of his friends, like Willie Nelson, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell.

Songs:

That Old Time Feeling - Rodney Crowell (written by Guy Clark)

Out In The Parking Lot - Guy Clark (Clark, Darrell Scott)

Texas 1947 - Guy Clark

Desperadoes Waiting For A Train - Willie Neslon  (written by Guy Clark)

Texas Cooking (excerpt) - Guy Clark

L.A. Freeway - Guy Clark

Let Him Roll - Guy Clark

Better Days - Rosanne Cash (written by Guy Clark)

Me, I'm Feelin' the Same - Guy Clark

Don't Let The Sunshine Fool You - Guy Clark

The Cape - Patty Griffin (written by Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, Jim Janosky)

Instant Coffee Blues (excerpt) - Guy Clark (not in 53 minute version)

Old Friends - Guy Clark with Emmylou Harris

My Favorite Picture of You - Guy Clark

I'll Show Me - Guy Clark (not in 53 minute version)

Homegrown Tomatoes - Guy Clark

Cinco de Mayo in Memphis (excerpt) - Guy Clark (not in 53 minute version)


A Bow To Prince: An Appreciation of The Artist

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music and reflections by his friends and fans of music legend Prince who died April 21, 2016.

Prince_small Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music and reflections by friends and fans of music legend Prince who died April 21, 2016.

Songs featured-

A Case of You,

Pop Life,

1999,

Diamonds and Pearls,

Baby I’m A Star,

Soft and Wet (Break Music),

Purple Rain,

Kiss,

Nothing Compares to U,

I Feel For You (Break Music),

While My Guitar Gently Weeps,

Sign of the Times,

Baltimore,

Raspberry Beret,

Little Red Corvette (59:00 Version Only)

A Bow To Prince: An Appreciation of The Artist (Hour 2)

From Paul Ingles | 58:57

Music host Paul Ingles continues his appreciation of Prince, the legendary musician who died April 21, 2016 at the age of 57. NPR Music's Ann Powers and other guests remember Prince's life and music. The show features over a dozen of Prince's tunes.

Prince2_small Music host Paul Ingles continues his appreciation of Prince, the legendary musician who died April 21, 2016 at the age of 57.  NPR Music's Ann Powers and other guests remember Prince's life and music.  The show features over a dozen of Prince's tunes.

Songs Include:
Diamonds + Pearl
When Doves Cry
I Wanna Be Your Lover
I would Die For You
7
My Name Is Prince
U Got The Look
Alphabet Street
The Cross
I Can't Make You Love Me
Delirious
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
Uptown

Isn't it Good: The Beatles' RUBBER SOUL (2 hour and 1 hour NON-NEWSCAST versions)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:57

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his acclaimed series of specials on Beatles' history. Over a dozen musicians, music writers and Beatles fans comment on the significance of this 1965 release by the band along with song-by-song notes on the writing and performances of each track. RUBBER SOUL was slotted at #5 in a ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE 2012 survey of the Top 500 Rock Albums of All-Time.

Rubber_soul_small To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his acclaimed series of specials on Beatles' history.  Over a dozen musicians, music writers and Beatles fans comment on the significance of this 1965 release by the band along with song-by-song notes on the writing and performances of each track.  RUBBER SOUL was slotted at #5 in a ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE 2012 survey of the Top 500 Rock Albums of All-Time.

In the two-hour version, each song in the 14-track original UK version is spotlighted including "Drive My Car," "Nowhere Man," "I'm Looking Through You," "If I Needed Someone," "In My Life," "Michelle," and others.

Commentators include music writers Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine, John Kruth, author of a new book on Rubber Soul , Paul Zollo, Harvey Kubernik, Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal , NPR's Ann Powers, and Scott Freiman.  Musician commentators include Shawn Colvin, BJ Leiderman, Jon Spurney, David Gans, Rob Martinez, and Peter Mulvey.  Also featured are music teacher Sara Schafer Jones, public radio DJ Scott MacNicholl.

The one-hour version features complete versions of most of the panel's favorites, and excerpts of others.


The Fifth Beatle: A George Martin Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Radio Producer Paul Ingles mines his many documentaries on Beatles albums for a few stories that show off producer George Martin’s contributions to Beatles records. The legendary record producer died March 8, 2016, at the age of 90.

Pbgmdvd_small Radio Producer Paul Ingles mines his many documentaries on Beatles albums for a few stories that show off producer George Martin’s contributions to Beatles records. The legendary record producer died March 8, 2016, at the age of 90.

Songs include, "In My Life," "Rain," "I'm Only Sleeping," "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," "She's Leaving Home," "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite," "Within You Without You," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight," "The End".

Ten From David: A David Bowie Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 57:52

Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Bowie_small Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Track Listing (will post in proper fields soon)

Under Pressure (excerpt)

Lazarus

Moonage Daydream

Let’s Dance

Day-In, Day Out

Speed of Life (excerpt)

Heroes

Starman

Rebel Rebel

Ashes to Ashes (excerpt)

The Jean Genie

Knock on Wood

Win

Suffragette City

Golden Years (excerpt)

Ten More From David: A David Bowie Appreciation (Part 2)

From Paul Ingles | 57:58

Paul Ingles is joined by music writers Holly George-Warren and Richie Unterberger to further consider the musical legacy of David Bowie. Bowie died January 10, 2016 at the age of 69.

Bowie2_small Paul Ingles is joined by music writers Holly George-Warren and Richie Unterberger to further consider the expansive musical legacy of David Bowie.  Bowie died January 10, 2016 at the age of 69.

Song list:

Changes

All The Young Dudes

Diamond Dogs

Kooks

Dancing in the Streets (excerpt)

Space Oddity

Ashes to Ashes

China Girl

Fame

Young Americans

Life on Mars

Ten For Glenn: A Glenn Frey Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 56:51

Paul Ingles shares favorites from the Eagles catalog that feature Glenn
Frey who died January 18. Music intensive hour.

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Paul Ingles shares favorites from the Eagles catalog that feature Glenn Frey who died January 18.  (It's 13 songs actually but we figured the songwriter in Glenn would like the rhyme.)

Song List

Chug All Night
Somebody
Take It Easy
Outlaw Man
Good Day In Hell
Ol' 55
Peaceful Easy Feeling
You Are Not Alone
How Long
James Dean
Already Gone
Out of Control
It's Your World Now
What Do I Do With My Heart (57 min version only)

B.B.'s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation (Two Hour Version w/ optional newscast friendly cut)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:42

A music intensive two-hour program of B.B. King performances that celebrate his long-standing role as the unassailable "King of The Blues." Paul Ingles hosts. B.B. King died in his sleep, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

Bb-king-2_small Music host Paul Ingles guides listeners through a two-hour musical tour of both famous and more obscure King masterworks that span his nearly 70 year performing career.  B.B. King died in his sleep, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 89.

A hosted one hour version with a newscast friendly cut is also available at PRX (http://www.prx.org/pieces/148892 )  

Note that in each hour, Segment A - ends with a :59 music bed that can be ducked for local anncts. and Segment B - ends with a :59 music bed that can be ducked for local anncts too.  See Timings and Cues for details.

Right on Target, So Direct: Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" (2 hour and 1 hour non-newscast versions)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:43

A celebration and exploration of "Blood on the Tracks," the Bob Dylan album voted his best in a Rolling Stone magazine fan survey. Music writers, musicians, and fans offer comments about Dylan's 1975 release and host Paul Ingles talks with several of the studio musicians who worked with Dylan to re-record half of the album in the last days of 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Other lengthed versions of this program are available at PRX. A two-hour newscast friendly version. Also a one-hour newscast friendly version. If you can possibly carry the two-hour version, please do. Hearing the complete versions of the songs makes the commentary all the more powerful and the experience all the more satisfying for your listeners. The ONLINE LISTENING version is just that and it has NO BREAKS for station announcements or IDs.)

Bob-dylan-blood-on-the-trac-210141_small Musicians, music writers and fans recall what made Bob Dylan’s fifteenth studio album the #1 favorite in a 2012 Rolling Stone Magazine fan poll of all of Dylan’s albums.  We’re also hearing from some of the Minneapolis studio musicians who were surprised to be called in to work with Bob Dylan in the last week of December 1974 – re-recording half of an album that Dylan had recorded in New York three months earlier – an album that seemed finished and was ready to be pressed, shipped and sent to stores.  But Dylan wanted to make some changes so his brother David assembled a local studio band in Minnesota.

Host Paul Ingles talks with
Kevin Odegard, Billy Peterson, and Bill Berg - three of the session musicians on Blood on the Tracks .  Our other commentators are musicians Shawn Colvin, Mary Gauthier, Peter Mulvey, and Jon Spurney.  Also music writers Anthony DeCurthis, Ann Powers, Paul Zollo, Ross Altman, Ashley Kahn and Harvey Kubernik. 

10 From Joe: A Joe Cocker Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Music host Paul Ingles presents 10 memorable performances from Joe Cocker, who died December 22, 2014 of lung cancer after a career that spanned 50 years.

Joecocker_small Music host Paul Ingles presents 10 memorable performances from Joe Cocker, who died December 22, 2014 at the age of 70 of lung cancer after a career that spanned 50 years.

Lou's Legacy: A Lou Reed Appreciation

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

A panel of music writers and Lou Reed fans sample the late musician's catalog through the years and suggest what made him important to the history of rock music. [Reed died Oct. 27, 2013 of liver failure]

(1 or 2 hours @ 59:00 each)(1 or 2 hours @54:00 each)(plus 22:00 Featurette)

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A panel of music writers and Lou Reed fans sample the late musician's catalog through the years and suggest what made him important to the history of rock music.  Songs from both Reed's days with the Velvet Underground and his solo career are highlighted.

The program is hosted by award-winning produer Paul Ingles and includes Antony DeCurtis and Will Hermes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Richie Unterberger, author of White Light / White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day by Day , Reed fan Charles Gregory, and Ann Powers of NPR Music.

Among the songs featured...HOUR ONE - "Sweet Jane," "There She Goes Again," "Heroin,""Venus in Furs," "Pale Blue Eyes," "Walk on the Wild Side," "Perfect Day," "Romeo Had Juliette," "Jesus," "Rock and Roll."  HOUR TWO - "How Do You Think It Feels," "I'll Be Your Mirror," "All Tomorrow's Parties," "Vicious," "Caroline Says II," "Satellite of Love," "New Sensatations," "Busload of Faith."

NOTE: ALTHOUGH THE PROGRAM IS TWO HOURS, PROGRAMMERS MAY CHOOSE TO ONLY USE THE FIRST HOUR, WHICH STANDS ALONE WITH NO SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO A SECOND HOUR.  HOWEVER, IF YOU PLAN TO RUN THE SECOND HOUR, IT'S RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ANNOUNCE  "STAY TUNED FOR HOUR #2 OF LOU'S LEGACY NEXT" AT THE VERY END OF THE FIRST HOUR, SINCE WE DON'T.

THERE IS ALSO A 22:00 FEATURETTE THAT CAN BE USED WITHIN EXISTING MUSIC PROGRAMMING AS A STANDALONE OR AS A PREVIEW OF THE LONGER SPECIAL TO BE PLAYED AT A LATER TIME.

 


A Rolling Stones Special: Got Blues If You Want It! (1 or 2 hours) [59:00 or 54:00 lengths]

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:54

As the Rolling Stones keep touring, we join the celebration with a public radio special from award-winning producer Paul Ingles. It's called "Got Blues If You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special". The program is exclusively devoted to an exploration of the blues and rhythm & blues roots of The Rolling Stones. Top-notch music writers, musicians and fans provide context for a cavalcade of the Stones' blues classics - both their covers of songs by their heroes and their own bluesy takes on their original rock 'n' roll.

Rolling-stones-_small As the Rolling Stones keep touring, we join the celebration by presenting a public radio special from award-winning producer Paul Ingles called Got Blues If You Want It! A Rolling Stones Special. This program explores the blues and rhythm & blues roots of The Rolling Stones.  Top-notch music writers, musicians and fans provide context for a cavalcade of the Stones blues classics - both their covers of songs by their heroes and their own bluesy takes on their original rock 'n' roll.

The show also features clips from some of the original artists that inspired the Rolling Stones to play music - Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Slim Harpo and more.  This progam is no 'greatest hits' parade of overplayed Stones classics but instead features more of the unsung blues numbers that peppered their repertoire like "Little Red Rooster," "I'm a King Bee," "Love in Vain," "I Just Want to Make Love to You," "Ventilator Blues," and a recently released outtke, "Keep Up Blues," just to name a few.  In other words, the perfect alternative Stones special, just for public radio!

Commentators include roots/blues musician Taj Mahal, Rolling Stone Magazine's Anthony DeCurtis, Grammy Museum Director Bob Santelli, NPR Music's Ann Powers, writers Holly George-Warren and Geoff Edgers, and New York musician Jon Spurney.  Hour Two adds radio producer David Kunian, Howard Kramer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and public radio blues show host Putnay Thomas.

The Emergence of Bonnie Raitt (2 hours without or with newshole / or 1 hour without or with newshole)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:58

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-Award winner Bonnie Raitt is profiled in this two hour music and commentary special featuring an exclusive interview with Bonnie as well as comments from Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Maia Sharp, Freebo, Bill Payne, Ann Powers and more. Hosted by Paul Ingles.

Bonnie-raitt_small Blues/Rock/Pop star Bonnie Raitt is emerging from a 3 year studio layoff with a new record and tour. It's an opportune time to revisit her remarkable career and personal story. So award-winning producer Paul Ingles has added Bonnie Raitt to his "Emergence" series on important musicians of the last 50 years - which so far has included Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell.

The Emergence of Bonnie Raitt includes exclusive interview material with Bonnie as well as the voices of many Bonnie's colleagues including Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Bill Payne, Maia Sharp, Freebo plus NPR Music critic Ann Powers.

The program samples music from throughout her career from her earliest recordings to her more recent work.

FOR PROGRAM DIRECTORS:  Available in two-hour format, either at 59 minutes each hour or 54 minutes each hour for stations running newscasts.  Also a one hour version is being offered for stations that absolutely can't clear the two hours either back to back or on consecutive weeks.  It's recommended that you try to go the two-hour route.  It will offer the kind of immersion that will be much more satisfying to listeners.  You've seen American Master's programs on PBS.  They are two hours for a reason.  That's the case with this program as well.  Note that the files for both the 59 minute hour-long version and the 54 minute hour-long version are offered under the tab "1 Hour Version." 

Levon Helm Rambles Home: An Appreciation (58:00 / 53:00)

From Paul Ingles | 57:50

A one-hour music and commentary show about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, and a revered solo artist. Helm died April 19, 2012 at the age of 71 from a recurrance of throat cancer that had threatened his life as far back as 1997.

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A one-hour music and commentary show about the late musician Levon Helm, drummer for the seminal Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, and a revered solo artist.  Helm died April 19, 2012 at the age of 71 from a recurrance of throat cancer that had threatened his life as far back as 1997.  Award winning producer Paul Ingles, creator of public radio favorites on The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Clarence Clemmons, James Brown and more presents...
 
LEVON HELM RAMBLES HOME: AN APPRECIATION
 
Produced after Levon Helm died April 19, 2012, this program features Helms vocals and drumming with The Band, as well as some of his post-Band performances, with special attention given to his Midnight Ramble concerts held in recent years at his home in Woodstock, NY.  Among the commentators complimenting the music are music writer Anthony DeCurtis, musicians Shawn Colvin, Rich Pagano, and David Gans, Grammy Museum head Bob Santelli and other Levon fans plus archival clips of Levon Helm himself.

The Emergence of Bob Dylan

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:55

THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN traces the incomparable artist's rise to the world stage.

61cropped2_small Scores of great stations across the U.S. have already aired THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN and the good reviews are rolling in. "Well told, well crafted, well produced. The story telling is exquisite..." "No doubt the best documentary on Dylan, certainly of his early years..." "Insightful interviews, interesting choice of songs and a good narrative thread runs through both hours..." "What a fine tribute to one of the best singer-songwriters... I thought the song choice was exceptional..." "Being too young to have been around when Bob Dylan changed the world, I've always known that his contribution was great, but never really understood it in context. Your radio program really helped to put it into perspective" This two hour special from Paul Ingles ("The Beatles In America - 1964") and Public Radio International is still available for air. Two separate 59 minute segments, newscast compatible, one 30 second break in each. BROADCAST RIGHTS: Any Public Radio station may now carry this program. The program must be carried in its entirety or as just the first hour. Otherwise, no excerpting is permitted. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Hosted and produced by Paul Ingles, THE EMERGENCE OF BOB DYLAN traces the incomparable artist's rise to the world stage. Ingles examines the confluence of Dylan's career and that remarkable time in the American pop music landscape. In the first hour, he takes listeners on an exclusive tour of the Experience Music Project's Dylan retrospective with curator Jason Emmons and EMP Artistic Director Bob Santelli. Both hours feature several artists who crossed paths with Dylan early on. Listeners hear from Robbie Robertson of The Band, John Cohen and Mike Seeger of the New Lost City Ramblers, folk music expert Izzy Young, and others from Dylan's nascent years. Both hours contain a healthy mix of Dylan's music from this period, including both well-known and lesser-known tracks.

The Emergence of Paul Simon

From Paul Ingles | 01:59:03

Two-hour exploration of the seminal work of heralded songwriter Paul Simon as revealed by musicians, writers and fans and archival interviews with Simon himself.

Simonphotocreditrahavsegevsmall_small Available now to all stations. Producer Paul Ingles hosts "The Emergence of Paul Simon," an engrossing two-hour special on the creative output of heralded songwriter Paul Simon. Ingles draws from an impressive guest roster to explore how Simon connected with audiences in the 1960s as part of Simon & Garfunkel, in the 1970s as a solo artist and in the 1980s when he re-emerged as a world star with the release of his Graceland album. Guest commentators include Simon biographer Patrick Humphries and music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, Lydia Hutchinson, Jim Fusilli and more. The program includes excerpts from several archival interviews of Simon and features musicians Joseph Shabalala, Shawn Colvin, Deborah Holland and several others. By mixing Simon's music from key moments in his career with informed commentary from musicians and music critics, "The Emergence of Paul Simon" articulates what two generations of music lovers have found so compelling about this thoughtful and innovative writer and performer.  Program begins with excerpts from Simon's 2011 release "So Beautiful or So What?"


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"...as stations air this special, we'll have radio listeners spending the better part of this show glued to their radios. Talk about your driveway moment! I am impressed by the sheer magnitude of this project that holds together very nicely from start to finish...." John Hingsbergen (WMUB)

Back To The Garden: Woodstock Remembered (2 x 59:00 or 2 x 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:40

Woodstock organizers, artists and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one. Music and memories from the historic event. (2 hour special)

Woodstock_poster_small Woodstock organizers, musicians and audience members recall the 1969 music festival that rocked the world in more ways than one.  Music and memories from the historic event include interviews with with Woodstock organizers Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, and the late John Roberts, artists Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey and Joe Cocker, and audience members Ron Petras, Vivian Goodman and Danny Diamond.  Music performances from many of the artists are featured: Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, CSNY, The Who, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and many more.

Hours can be run consecutively or on successive nights or weekends with appropriate tagging and promotion.

Produced by Paul Ingles in association with Joel Makower, author of Woodstock: The Oral History from SUNY Press (available July 9, 2009).

Shawn Colvin: Inside "These Four Walls" (118:00 / 59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:02

Three-time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin is captured in the studio working on her 2006 album THESE FOUR WALLS and reflecting on her career in music.

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A 59:00 VERSION IS AVAILABLE AT THIS SITE. 54:00 VERSION AVAILABLE BY REQUEST TO PRODUCER. One :30 break in each hour. Shawn Colvin is, according to the Music Hound Folk Encyclopedia, "a writer and performer of rare and special abilities." In this two-hour special for public radio, award-winning producer Paul Ingles presents a compelling portrait of the singer/songwriter at work on her most recent music and at home reflecting on her remarkable career that has included three Grammy awards, critical and commercial success. This program is an independently produced study of a notable artist coming to grips with mid-life, and personal and professional challenges. Ingles visited with Colvin at the beginning, middle and end of her process of writing and recording the 2006 release THESE FOUR WALLS. Listeners will hear both early and finished versions of tracks from the CD (released 9/12/06) as well as highlights of a studio recording session in Austin. Woven into the story of the making of the album is Shawn Colvin's own tale of growing up in South Dakota, struggling to make it as a performer and writer, then getting "discovered" at the relatively late age of 33, and recording a #1 song and top-selling album at 41. Soon after hitting this peak, however, her record company lost interest in her, unable to imagine a 40-something woman hitting the pop radio charts again. In the past decade, Colvin has had her first and only child, endured a second divorce, changed management and record labels, and turned 50. All bringing her to the moment in her life documented in SHAWN COLVIN: INSIDE 'THESE FOUR WALLS.' Also featured: Colvin's long-time producer and co-writer John Leventhal, Lydia Hutchinson (editor, Performing Songwriter Magazine) and Jody Denberg of Austin's KGSR Radio. Music from all parts of Colvin's career provides the soundtrack to this lively portrait of an important, though sometimes overlooked, figure in music.

The Best of Clarence Clemons (58:00 / 53:00 / 29:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:00

Saxman Clarence Clemons, original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died from complications following a stroke, June 18, 2011 at the age of 69. In the first half of this special, some of his signature solos with the E Street Band. In the optional second part, a few of Clemons' other collaborations and solo work. Paul Ingles produced and hosts.

Cl_arence_small Saxman Clarence Clemons, original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died from complications following a stroke, June 18, 2011 at the age of 69.  In the first half of this special, some of his signature solos with the E Street Band.  In the optional second half, some of Clemons' solo work and other collaborations with artists like Jackson Browne, Darlene Love, Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin and Lady Gaga.  Paul Ingles produced and hosts.

If you want to run the first half hour, it features just his work with Springsteen, and stands alone.  Ingles does a brief intro and outro but the half-hour is a well crafted mix of Clemons' best solos.

The Emergence of Joni Mitchell

From Paul Ingles | 02:14:11

Two-hour exploration of the seminal work of heralded songwriter Joni Mitchell. Over 50 Mitchell songs are featured. Special guests include music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, Lydia Hutchinson and Holly George-Warren. Also featured are musicians Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky and others. Includes 7:40 Featurette that summarizes Joni's music. Also a 2 hour 14 minute extended version for online listening that can be broadcast but is not segmented or traditionally timed for broadcast.

Jonimitchellbybaronwolmansmall_small Available now to all public radio stations. Most "favorited" piece on PRX in 2007. When  Joni Mitchell released her last album of new material in 2007 ("Shine"), award-winning producer Paul Ingles marked the occasion by hosting "The Emergence of Joni Mitchell," a two-hour examination of one of the most heralded songwriters of her time. In this third installment of his series on the seminal work of important figures in popular music, Ingles and his guests explore how Joni Mitchell crafted her artistry and connected with audiences over four decades. Mitchell put the experience of being a woman and being human on artful display through her blatantly honest and confessional lyrics, innovative open guitar tunings and jazz-inflected vocals. The program focuses on Mitchell's key releases to illuminate the musicianship of the woman "Rolling Stone" called "one of rock's most daring and uncompromising innovators." By mixing Mitchell's music from these pivotal moments with informed commentary from musicians, fans, music critics and archival interviews with Mitchell herself, "The Emergence of Joni Mitchell" articulates what music lovers have found so compelling about this thoughtful and innovative writer and performer.  Over 50 Mitchell songs are featured.  Special guests include music writers Ann Powers, Anthony DeCurtis, Paul Zollo, Lydia Hutchinson and Holly George-Warren. Also featured are musicians Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky and others.

Includes 7:40 Featurette that summarizes Joni's music.  Also a 2 hour 14 minute extended version for online listening that can be broadcast but is not segmented or traditionally timed for broadcast.

The Day John Lennon Died (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:56

Music fans recall how they heard the news of John Lennon's death in 1980, and what Lennon's music has meant to them. Also, excerpts from an interview John and Yoko gave on the morning of the day he died. Great Lennon music too.

John-lennon_8_small December 8, 1980, musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York City by a deluded fan. Producer Paul Ingles asked various people to recall how they heard the news and what John Lennon's music meant to them. The program also includes excerpts from an interview John and Yoko Ono gave the morning of December 8, The Day John Lennon Died.

"...this guy comes running in and said 'John Lennon's been killed!' And I said, 'Yeah...right...' and he said 'no no it's true.' I looked more closely at him and saw that he was just ashen-faced. I went out into my car and turned the radio on. All the way across the dial, you heard Beatles songs. And it was as if...it was as if the world had stopped." - Martin Goldsmith

"...every time I would get off the subway at 72nd street and Central Park West...it's just like this...overwhelming sadness." - Shawn Colvin

"...the checkout lady said she'd heard John Lennon had been killed. She said it was either John Lennon or Jack Lemmon. And I remember going out to my car and wishing it was Jack Lemmon...but it was John Lennon." - Jim Palmer

"...I think about him, every time I do something political, every time I do something I beleive in or teach my child about what I belileve in. I don't want to put him up on a pedestal because he wasn't a perfect human. I just...I think about him." - Emily Zambello


Los Reyes de Albuquerque y La Familia Martinez (59:00 / 53:00)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

The story of one of the most long-lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups in the state, Los Reyes de Albuquerque. The Martinez family, the heart of the group, has experienced its share of highlights and heartaches over more than 45 years of performing. Roberto Martinez Sr., the family patriarch featured in the program, passed away January 3, 2013.

Roberto_from_gbr_small Los Reyes de Albuquerque y La Familia Martinez is a documentary project telling the story of one of the most long-lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups in the state of New Mexico, Los Reyes de Albuquerque.  The ensemble has been at the forefront of presenting, preserving and perpetuating traditional New Mexican and Mexican folk music since its formation in 1962 by Roberto Martinez and Ray Flores.  For all those years, the group has performed public concerts in clubs, theaters and town squares; schools, senior centers and nursing homes. The Martinez family, the heart of the group, has experienced its share of highlights and heartaches over more than 45 years of performing.  Two of the five performing children lost their hearing in their 20's.  Two also died of cancer in middle age.   Still, the family has continued to present and preserve the music of the land, the music of the people.  Roberto Martinez Sr., the family patriarch featured in the program, passed away in 2013.
 

Paul  Ingles and photographer Genevieve Russell followed the group on several of its tour stops.  Ingles, a veteran audio producer, recorded the music, interviewed the group's members, and the concert-goers who have been touched and inspired by Los Reyes.  Russell, a professional photographer and new media storyteller, photographed the musicians in performance as well as the Martinez family at home.

The project includes the broadcast of an hour-long documentary, development of a website (www.losreyesstory.org), the creation of a film for a public event and online, and the creation and distribution of CDs and DVDs to schools and libraries around the state of New Mexico.


The Beatles In America - 1964 (2 Hours @ 59:00 or 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:56

A lively two-hour montage of rare archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews on The Beatles' first U.S. grand tour. (Hour 1 can stand alone without second hour if you can't possibly place both at once - also, Hour 1 focuses on January-February 1964 / Hour 2 focuses on the Beatles summer tour of the US in August/September 1964 - so Hour 1 can go early in 2014, Hour 2 later in the year). Originally distributed by PRI, now available to all stations.

Beatleslogo_small When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America - 1964 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy. Some of the recordings featured in this program haven't been played publicly in 40 years. They are available here because of Larry Kane and Art Schreiber, two reporters who made almost every stop of The Beatle's 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews capture the boys'wonder, humor, and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them and enveloping the nation. Ingles talks with historians and authors whose enthusiasm and excitement also reflects that phenomenal time. Naturally, The Beatles in America - 1964 includes plenty of hits from that year, but in true public radio form, it also showcases lesser-heard gems from early Beatle's albums that fans wore through. Join Paul Ingles for a thrilling walk down musical memory lane. Offered to PRI affiliates only in 2004. Now available to all public radio stations. Although produced for 40th anniversary of Beatles arrival in America, no specific mention of the anniversary is made so it plays as an evergreen of that remarkable first year of America's experience with the Beatles.

Each hour has an optional 5 minute "Segment 2" which can be deleted if you need a newscast friendly hour.

Everything Was Right: The Beatles' Revolver

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:00

One, two-hour program in which musicians, writers, and Beatle fans explore what made Revolver one of the top rock albums of all time.

Showlogo1athumb_small NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL OF PUBLIC RADIO. "AWESOME! BEST PIECE OF RADIO I HAVE HEARD in ages. A must listen for any Beatles fan." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Fahey When rock music critics and fans are asked to rank the top rock albums of all time, The Beatles' 1966 release Revolver either heads the list or falls into the top tier. To mark the 40th anniversary year of the album's release, award-winning producer and host Paul Ingles presents Everything Was Right: The Beatles' "Revolver" Ingles explores the landmark album's story and influence in depth, talking with historians, musicians, music critics, and fans and spotlighting each Revolver track (along with the 1966 single "Paperback Writer and Rain") The Beatles experimented with new sounds and subject matter on Revolver, pioneering psychedelic rock on some tracks and exhibiting extraordinary song-craft on others. Listeners learn about the sources for the tunes, the studio experiments The Beatles used to get their ground-breaking sounds, and the lasting impact of the collection on the pop/rock music scene. Among the guest commentators is Mark Lewisohn, author of The Beatles Recording Sessions. The only journalist to have listened to every second of the Beatles' studio recordings, Lewisohn is a major authority on the band's history. Everything Was Right also features music writers Jim Derogatis, Steve Turner, Jeff Sobul, and Stuart Maddow. Musicians Shawn Colvin, Mark Erelli, John Leventhal, Deborah Holland, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Kristy Kruger, and Jon Spurney join other Beatle fans to talk about their favorite tracks on what is arguably the greatest album by the greatest band of all time. "...it does do a solid job of dissecting the psychology, backstory and musicianship of each song note for delicious note. This is the kind of program that makes musical pedants like myself pant with delight...this documentary does offer solid journalism, excellent production values and a style that leaves most of the talking to the interviewees. Highly recommended." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Groubert    "...relentless, meticulous work on the part of the producer and host, with a rich overflow of excellent interviews. Finally, once each song has been perfectly framed, they actually let you hear it in its entirety, or nearly. And it's like you're hearing it for the first time." PRX REVIEW by Marjorie Van Halteren

The Two Sides of Sgt. Pepper: An Honest Appraisal of The Beatles' Classic

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:48

Musicians, writers and fans explore the lore and speak their minds on the Beatles' landmark album SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND.

Dsc00835_small For decades, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has ranked highly on many All-Time Best Album lists. Celebrated as the first quasi-concept album in rock, fans and critics have long lauded the songcraft, the pioneering production sounds, and its colorful, now iconic, cover art. Some say it both reflected and drove the burgeoning youth culture through the "Summer of Love" in 1967. In more recent years, some critics have tried to cut through the mythology of the album and reconsider it in every way. Some have ranked other Beatle albums as superior to Pepper and feel the record has been over-hyped. In this two-hour special, producer and host Paul Ingles ("Everything was Right: The Beatles' Revolver" and "The Beatles in America-1964") presents a lively ride that functions as both a celebration of a landmark recording and a balanced survey of critical opinion about "Sgt. Pepper." Listeners will experience this music in a new way as they'll hear both the stories behind the creation of these memorable tracks as well as thoughtful perspectives that place the work in context. The "Pepper Panel" assembled for the show includes musicians, writers, fans and critics. Some still love Pepper. Some "have issues." It features Steve Turner, Ashley Kahn, Anthony DeCurtis, Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot, Scott MacNicholl, Ann Powers, Deborah Holland, Richard Goldman, Jim Fusilli, Douglas Grant, Leslie Healy, Stuart Madow, Paul Zollo, Jon Spurney, David Gans, Richie Unterberger, and Howard Massey. _____ If your station is not currently a member of the Public Radio Exchange, sign up for a starter package today and get 6 free hours of programming. And start with the Sgt. Pepper Special! ___ This program is newscast compatible. Worthwhile, optional content is provided for stations NOT wanting to run a newscast in each hour. NOTE FOR STATIONS RUNNING NEWSCASTS AND *NOT* USING THE OPTIONAL CONTENT: The Hour One Optional Content makes a nice preview feature for the special. You have our permission to trim off the opening narration and closing narration to create a preview piece to run in a newsblock or music program to promote the show.

The White Album Listening Party: Revisiting The Beatles' Top-Seller (3-Hour / Non-Newscast Version)

From Paul Ingles | 02:57:04

Beatle fans and musicians gather to re-experience The Beatles' top-selling album, which came to be known as The White Album.

Whitealbum02_small NOTE: THIS IS THE THREE HOUR VERSION OF THIS SPECIAL. IF YOUR STATION CAN CLEAR THE TIME, WE FEEL THIS IS THE BEST EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR LISTENERS AS IT RECREATES THE EXPERIENCE OF LISTENING TO THE WHOLE ALBUM. IF YOU CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE A TWO-HOUR SLOT, THERE IS A TWO-HOUR VERSION AVAILABLE NOW AT PRX.  THERE IS ALSO A NEWCAST LENGTHED VERSION OF THIS THREE PART SHOW ON PRX.
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November 22, 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of one of The Beatles' most remarkable releases. The two-album set was officially called THE BEATLES, but it became known forever after as The White Album. It was the top-selling of all The Beatles' albums and ranks #11 on the all-time album sales list.

Emerging from what many called their three-album psychedelic period that produced Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine, The Beatles' White Album was a wildly diverse collection that included instant classics ("Back in the U.S.S.R", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Dear Prudence", "Blackbird"), gentle ballads ("Mother Nature's Son", "I Will", "Julia"), raucous electric rock ("Helter Skelter", "Yer Blues") amusing ditties ("Honey Pie", "Savoy Truffle", "Rocky Raccoon"), and surprising experimental tracks ("Revolution #9"). The writing and performing styles of the four individual Beatles became distinct. Many Beatle fans and historians point to the White Album as the beginning of the break-up of the Beatles. In little over a year, the band would be dissolved.

Join award-winning producer Paul Ingles for another one of his in-depth explorations of The Beatles' experience by airing THE WHITE ALBUM LISTENING PARTY. Ingles recalls being 12 years old in 1968 and listening with his best friend to this challenging and, at times, disturbing collection in the basement of his suburban Maryland home. "I knew I couldn't play this one on the family stereo upstairs," says Ingles. "A lot of the music seemed naughty, tortured and edgy." In an effort to re-create that listening experience, Ingles invited about a dozen Beatle fans into the studio to listen through to the album again and share both their memories and more current observations about the landmark music.

Among the guests are Beatle author Steve Turner who shares the stories behind each of the White Album tracks. Also, a panel of musicians help listeners tune into the musicality of The Beatles, calling attention to a certain bass line here, a drum lick there, a production trick over there. Other friends share stories of dancing to "Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da", dropping acid to "Glass Onion", or being scared to death by "Helter Skelter" and wishing for a return of the ol' mop-tops. Hour 3 even includes a special combination of both versions of "Revolution" - the fast single and the slower White Album version, mixed and mashed together, courtesy of engineer Douglas Grant. In addition to Steve Turner, Paul's guest list includes musicians Jon Spurney, David Gans, Kristy Kruger, Douglas Grant, and Rob Martinez. KUNM radio personalities Scott MacNicholl, Luciano Urbano, Suzanne Kryder, and Travis Parkin join in as well.

The program will be offered in several formats to suit your needs. They will be scripted to allow for them to run either consecutively on one hour at a time over multiple days or weeks. - A three-hour version will include full plays of nearly every song on the two albums for the complete White Album experience. - A two-hour version will include most of the best-known tracks in full and excerpts of the rest. - Both versions will be offered at 54:00 lengths to accommodate hourly newscasts. -----

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A Spin Down Abbey Road (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Music writers, musicians and Beatles fans weigh in on The Beatles' Abbey Road, the album that turned out to have the last songs the band ever recorded together. It was released in September of 1969.

Beatles_abbey-road_small Award-Winning producer Paul Ingles adds another installment to his series of programs spotlighting The Beatles album releases with A Spin Down Abbey Road.  A panel of music writers, musicians and Beatles fans offer historical background on the tracks and their own personal feelings about this landmark album.  Their comments are woven through the music of Abbey Road.

Featured guests are music writers Anthony DeCurtis, Steve Turner, Ann Powers, Richie Unterberger, Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot.  Musician guests include Shawn Colvin, Glen Phillips, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Phil & Tim Hanseroth and Jon Spurney.


The Last Year In The Life of The Beatles - 1969/1970

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:01

A two-hour special that chronologically follows The Beatles through 1969 and 1970 as they record their final tracks, struggle with their company, squabble with each other, pursue other interests, and ultimately split apart.

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Although their fans didn't know it, the music The Beatles were making in 1969 turned out to be the last recordings they would ever make as a four-some.  When John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr gathered in the studio the day after New Year's that year, the last chapter of their remarkable journey began with the sometimes contentious Get Back / Let It Be sessions.  The band's business affairs began to unravel soon after and several members' minds started drifting toward getting off The Beatles' merry-go-round.  Still they managed to pull off one final masterpiece, Abbey Road, before being photographed together for the last time in August and formally closing the book on the Beatles early in 1970.
 
Award-winning producer Paul Ingles continues his documentation of The Beatles' story with The Last Year in the Life of The Beatles, a two-hour special that chronologically follows the band through 1969 as they record their final tracks, struggle with their company, squabble with each other, pursue other interests, and ultimately split apart.  Listeners will hear behind the scenes studio chatter, rehearsal takes of songs, and finished classics, mixed with informed commentary from a host of music writers, musicians and fans.  Clips from news events and other classic music from the tumultuous year that ended the 1960's will also be blended in.
 
Commentators include writers Steve Turner, Anthony DeCurtis, Mikal Gilmore, Richie Unterberger, Greg Kot, and Ann Powers, and musicians Shawn Colvin, Richard Goldman, Jon Spurney, and David Gans.

(Song List Will Be Posted Shortly)
 
Ingles has produced programs spotlighting many Beatles albums as well as documentaries on Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin and Bob Dylan.  More information about his work is at www.paulingles.com.

The Beatles Finale: Let It Be (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:59

Music writers, musicians and fans offer a track-by-track assessment of the 12th and last official Beatles album, LET IT BE, released in May of 1970.

Let_it_be_small The word had been out for about a month that the legendary Beatles were splitting up, when fans were able to buy what would be their 12th and last official release.  The cover featured an individual photo of each Beatle, bordered by black under just three words, Let It Be.  While few would consider it one of the Beatles' best, there are still some undeniable classics, good rockers and some clues to the dissolution of the most famous band in music history.

In this program, producer Paul Ingles presents the 5th in his series of programs deconstructing great Beatles albums.  His panel of musicians, music writers and Beatle fans includes: Anthony DeCurtis- writer for Rolling Stone Magazine, Los Angeles Times Critic Ann Powers, Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, Beatle book authors Steve Turner and Richie Unterberger, and musicians David Gans, Jon Spurney, Richard Goldman and (in the 59:00 version only) Shawn Colvin.

THE BO DIDDLEY BEAT: The Music of Bo Diddley and His Disciples

From Paul Ingles | 59:01

To mark the passing of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, Paul Ingles hosts an hour of music from Bo's songbook as well as music from some of the many rock and pop stars who borrowed his famous beat.

Bodiddley_small This is a brand new special produced June 3, 2008. To mark the passing of rock 'n' roll pioneer Bo Diddley, Paul Ingles hosts a music-intensive hour of cuts from Bo's songbook as well as songs from some of the many rock and pop stars who borrowed his famous beat. Along with many of Bo Diddley's signature tunes, Ingles showcases music from The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood, Shawn Colvin, Pete Townshend, Joe Jackson, U2 and others - all who crafted songs based on Bo Diddley's famous synchopated beat. This program can be run as 59:00 or at a newscast-friendly 54 minute length. Segment A and Segment B both end with 60 second Bo Diddley music beds that can be dumped to accomodate local announcements. If no announcements, the beds can bridge to the next segment. Also available as a bonus is a 6:30 musical montage that takes the listener from the clapping Bo Diddley beat through several songs that made use of his signature rhythm. Suggested copy for 6:30 feature: INTRO: Rock and Roll Pioneer Bo Diddley died Monday, June 3 of heart failure. He was 79. In the late 1950's and early 1960's, many of his hits were characterized by an infectious beat that had its roots in West Africa but was modernized and popularized in Bo Diddley's music. Scores of musicians emulated it through the years. Many wrote and performed tunes with the familiar rhythm promiinently heard. Producer Paul Ingles collected a bunch of them into this montage to honor Bo Diddley's on-going impact on rock and pop music. OUTRO: We heard the music of Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Jackson, U2, Bow Wow Wow, George Michael and Shawn Colvin - all utilizing the famous Bo Diddley rhythmic beat. Bo Diddley died Monday, June 3 at the age of 79. SONG LIST for Feature: Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones Magic Bus - Pete Townshend She's The One - Bruce Springsteen Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson Desire - U2 I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow Faith - George Michael Object of My Affection - Shawn Colvin (plays out piece)

In Search of James Brown: An Appreciation (58:00 / 53:00 / 29:00 or 6:30 Feature)

From Paul Ingles | 57:57

In 1999, radio producers Paul Ingles and Joe Warnes went in pursuit of an interview with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown at a tour stop in Albuquerque. As they pursued a private audience with Brown, they managed to capture his essence by talking to fans and handlers and by taking listeners inside the arena for a taste of a James Brown show. Offered here in a 29 minute doc and a 6:30 excerpt. A Bonus Music Sweep is added for Stations Needing 53:00 or 58:00 Hours.

Jamesbrown2_small To mark the legendary career of James Brown, give your listeners this special treat. In 1999, radio producers Paul Ingles and Joe Warnes went in pursuit of an interview with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown at a tour stop in Albuquerque. As they pursued a private audience with Brown, they managed to capture his essence by talking to fans and handlers and by taking listeners inside the arena for a taste of a James Brown show. Offered here in a 29 minute program and a 6:30 featurette. The featurette would require the following hard lead that would include your own copy on Brown's death. Featurette Suggested lead detail: Independent Producer Paul Ingles (ING-guhls) saw James Brown concerts in the mid-1970's and then again in 1999 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ingles and co-producer Joe Warnes (WAR-nez) covered the concert then, talking with fans and recording a bit inside the arena, trying to capture what it was like to be in the presence of the Godfather of Soul. Add the bonus hosted all-music sweep to create a 53:00 version. Add the single bonus track at end to make a 58:00 version. We make no claim to innovation in the music sweep. Just offering it for stations that can't find their own JB hits disc to do this themselves and create an hour from the half-hour doc. Download what you need. 30 Second Promo, which needs a tag, is included.