TSP112 – Transcendent Tunes: Harry Chapin’s shot to the heart.

 
 
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Harry Chapin left us too soon, but he left us with compelling stories reflecting the era he lived in. Although not one of his most well known hits, Sniper, is perhaps his most eloquent, timeless comment on humankind’s fragile psyche.

Duration – 29:43

VoxBox: YouTube – Harry Chapin questions and answers (Soundstage)

Music Credit: Harry Chapin – Sniper & Cats In The Cradle.

TSP099 – Transcendent Tunes: Yesterday, it was scrambled eggs.

 
 
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A Lennon/McCartney classic covered by more artists than any other song in music history. A simple sentiment turned musical treasure, cherished by young and old.

Duration – 21:06

VoxBox: Youtube audio segment of video with Paul McCartney in live performance singing Yesterday, spliced together with another Youtube audio segment of Daffy Duck’s partial version of Yesterday

Music Credit: Beatles – Yesterday

TSP086 – The Undefinable Spirit: The bassoon takes a bow, with Nadina Mackie Jackson.

 
 
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Solo bassoonist, Nadina Mackie Jackson is the most widely recorded Canadian bassoonist in history, with 17 new works for solo bassoon and orchestra written for her in the last decade. Nadina intimately describes her journey.

Nadina Mackie Jackson: https://nadinamackiejackson.com

Duration: 38:51

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – March 2014 – Trumpet Virtuoso Guy Few and bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson. The Canadian duo stopped by the Classic 107 studio to talk with host Bill Richardson.

Music Credit: Nadina Mackie Jackson and Guy Few – Silver Angel Concerto

TSP085 – Lines That Blind: Why should I trust you?

 
 
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Can you trust what you can’t see? The ideas of trust and respect have become nebulous concepts in a world of promises and betrayal.

Duration: 28:23

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Esther Perel – Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

Music Credit: Beyonce – Trust In Me

TSP084 – Transcendent Tunes: Jolson rocks.

 
 
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‘Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody’, a transcendent tune from a transcendent performer. Russian born singer Al Jolson rocked the world with his African-American inspired jazz singing style. Spanning five decades of musical and audio evolution, as the “greatest entertainer” of his day, he left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

Duration: 28:49

VoxBox: Audio segments from YouTube – Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis & Aretha Franklin

Music Credit: Al Jolson – Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

TSP071 – Transcendent Tunes: Searing and soulful ‘Strange Fruit’.

 
 

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Billie Holiday’s most iconic and recognized song, has been acknowledged as the harbinger of the civil rights movement in America. The song’s origin may surprise and enlighten even those of us who are familiar with this transcendent tune.

Duration – 27:59

VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – Rene Marie audio segment, Nina Simone references the Civil Rights Movement

Music Credits: Billie Holiday (& Nina Simone & Rene Marie) – Strange Fruit