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Judy Collins Performs in the WNYC Studio

Sunday, November 30, 2014

David Garland welcomes Judy Collins back to the show to perform new and old songs, and to speak movingly with Garland about memory, time, family, loss, and love.

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Writers Club: Women In Music: Critic's Picks

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NPR Music's Ann Powers, and Jessica Hopper, music editor for RookieMag and author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, share some favorite books about or by women in music.

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Judy Collins Live in the WNYC Studio

Sunday, September 01, 2013

David Garland welcomes Judy Collins back to the show to perform new and old songs, accompanying herself on piano or guitar along with musician Russell Walden, and to speak movingly with Garland about memory, time, family, loss, and love.

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Judy Collins Presents Wildflowers

Sunday, October 28, 2012

 

Judy Collins joins David Garland to talk about her landmark album "Wildflowers." In 1967 singer Judy Collins wanted to make an album that would take her and her listeners to new musical territory. Collins' earliest albums (her first was released in 1961) featured traditional American folk songs, but she was starting to sing a more adventurous, eclectic array of material. Her album "Wildflowers" featured music by two remarkable songwriters who hadn't yet had much exposure: Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. And Collins' own remarkable songs were first heard on the album. 
The orchestrations provided by Joshua Rifkin give the album a timeless quality, and even though "Wildflowers" yielded a hit song in "Both Sides Now," the album as a whole is just as daring and romantic as Collins intended it to be. In this show Judy Collins reflects on the experience of making "Wildflowers," and presents some of its exquisite songs.

 

Judy Collins joins David Garland to talk about her landmark album "Wildflowers." In 1967 singer Judy Collins wanted to make an album that would take her and her listeners to new musical territory. "Wildflowers" featured music by two remarkable songwriters who hadn't yet had much exposure: Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, plus Collins' own first remarkable songs. The album is still just as daring and romantic as Collins intended it to be.

 

 

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Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mx Justin Vivian Bond creates an edgy but empathetic narrative by carefully selecting songs by famous and not-so-well-known songwriters, and singing them with pianist Thomas Bartlett. David Garland welcomes Justin and Thomas to the WNYC Studio, where they perform and talk about their work. 

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Brian Blade and Joni Mitchell

Friday, August 12, 2011

Brian Blade is a drummer's drummer. He's played with Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, and Bob Dylan. He also leads his own ensemble, The Fellowship Band. Growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Blade was raised on gospel, soul, and funk. But when he when he was 16 ...

Bonus Track: “The Dawntreader”

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Creative Minds Go Green

Friday, April 09, 2010

Studio 360 saves the planet. On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we explore design solutions for a changing environment. Kurt Andersen visits a solar-powered subway station in Coney Island and talks to an engineer making biofuel from bacteria. And meet the creative thinkers behind a hand-cranked street generator, the adobe house of the future, carbon-neutral rock shows, and the Eco Art movement.

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An Eerie Duet

Thursday, September 24, 2009

When Johnny Cash listed 100 essential country songs for his daughter, Rosanne, he included one he was famous for singing himself, 'Long Black Veil.' In her upcoming album, The List, Rosanne Cash covers twelve of those 100 songs, including the haunting love ballad.

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Johnny Loves Joni

Saturday, July 09, 2005

For nearly 20 years, John Kelly has been performing as Joni Mitchell. In heels and a blond wig, the 6-foot-tall Kelly takes to the stage and sings for an adoring audience — an audience that occasionally includes Mitchell herself. Mitchell tells Sharon Lerner why she loves Kelly's act.

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Joni, Poehler, Wingdales

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Kurt Andersen and comedian Amy Poehler talk about parody and how artists use it to both undermine and humanize the popular and the powerful. Joni Mitchell tells us about seeing a six-foot man in drag singing her songs on stage — and cheering him on. And we’ll hear from two ...

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Pundit, Joni, Cakewalk

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Kurt Andersen and Saturday Night Live cast member, Amy Poehler talk about the art of Parody.

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Johnny Loves Joni

Saturday, October 16, 2004

For nearly 20 years, John Kelly has been performing as Joni Mitchell. In heels and a blond wig, the 6-foot-tall Kelly takes to the stage and sings for an adoring audience — an audience that occasionally includes Mitchell herself. Mitchell tells Sharon Lerner what it’s like to watch ...

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