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My Place
3:25 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Kapp Records Part 2

The Kapp Records label had a number of variations including this design from the early 1960's
Courtesy, Joel Najman

This week My Place presents a concluding Part 2 of a spotlight on Dave Kapp's Kapp Records, an independent company that operated in New York City from 1954 through 1972.  Memorable hit singles by The Searchers, The Critters, and Ruby & The Romantics are among the selections featured.

Broadcast Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

Programs
12:29 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

From Canada to Katmandu

Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner ca. 1967

Mud season songs, chanson from French Canada,  Dolly Parton (with and without Porter Wagoner), and much much more...

Broadcast on Sunday, April 27th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Vermont band Chickweed will be performing selections from their new CD release at the new Catamount Arts Center coffeehouse in St. Johnsbury on Fri. May 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

McBride & Lussen will be appearing at the North Branch Café in Montpelier on Fri. May 2nd  at 7:00 p.m.

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My Place
4:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Kapp Records

This week My Place presents the first part of a two-part profile of Kapp Records, an independent record company that operated in New York City between 1954 and 1973. Memorable hit singles by Roger Williams, Jane Morgan, and the Chad Mitchell Trio are among the selections featured.

Broadcast Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

Programs
10:13 am
Fri April 18, 2014

When You're Lost In the Rain In Juarez....

Songs for Easter Sunday 2014, and many marvelous live performances this week in the VPR listening area, including a rare visit by French guitar genius Pierre Bensusan to Cafe Lena in Saratoga Springs !

Broadcast Sun. April 20th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This weeks calendar announcements:

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My Place
11:19 am
Fri April 11, 2014

My Place: Rock & Roll April Birthdays Part 2

This week, Joel Najman's My Place concludes its two-part series on recording artists from the rock era's first golden years who are celebrating birthdays this month of April.

Featured this week are recordings by a number of birthday "Bobby's", including Bobby Rydell, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee and Bobby Bare.

Broadcast Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

Programs
9:22 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

A Toast to Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester

Remembering the Titanic, ramping up for Passover, and celebrating American songwriter Jesse Winchester and all the beautiful music he created.  Jesse died this week after a long battle with cancer.

Broadcast Sunday, April 13th from 7:00-10:00 p.m

This weeks calendar announcements:

There will be a Contra Dance in Rochester on Thurs. April 17th at Pierce Hall, 38 Main St, Rochester.  For April, we'll have Lausanne Allen calling to the music of George White and friends.

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My Place
11:20 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Rock & Roll April Birthdays

This week  Joel Najman's My Place celebrates recording artists of the rock & roll era whose birthdays fall in this month of April.

Memorable recordings by Tommy James and the Shondells, Janis Ian and Jimmy Cliff are among the selections featured.

Broadcast Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

Programs
9:10 am
Tue April 1, 2014

April Come She Will

The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars

Now that it's (finally) starting to feel like spring, we welcome in the always-surprising month of April with new releases, old favorites, and upcoming live concerts ranging from the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars to Dougie MacLean! 

Broadcast Sunday April 6th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars will play selections from their new Cumbancha recording at Higher Ground in South Burlington on Mon. April 7th at 8:00 p.m.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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Programs
5:07 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

From Archie to Anais

Garnet Rogers

We celebrate an absolute wealth of live concerts upcoming all over the VPR listening area this week, including shows by Scotland's great Archie Fisher (with special guest Garnet Rogers), Vermont's great Anais Mitchell, and New Jersey's great John Gorka, a set of classic and modern Calypso, some local Francophone divas, and much much more!

Broadcast on Sunday, March 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Cormac McCarthy will perform at the Palmer Street Coffeehouse in Plattsburgh on Fri. April 4th at 7:30 p.m.

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My Place
10:03 am
Fri March 28, 2014

My Place: Popular Songs About The Sun And Sunshine

This week My Place program presents an hour of popular songs about the sun and sunshine. Memorable recordings by Harry Belafonte, the Beatles, and Stevie Wonder are among the selections featured.

Broadcast Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. But listen online anytime!

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