Out in the Cold Again

by Rich Conaty

I wonder sometimes about the relationships behind the records I play. Tonight there are birthday salutes to Ella Fitzgerald, clarinetist Jimmie Noone and composer & pianist Rube Bloom. Ella started with the Chick Webb Orchestra, and the band gave Fitzgerald her signature hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." When Webb passed in 1939, Ella fronted the band for a few years before going solo. Jimmie Noone was based at Chicago's Apex Club beginning in 1926. The personnel for his small band was comparatively stable, which suggests he treated his sidemen well...and had steady gigs.

The Group Harmony Review For April 19

by Dan Romanello
Soul Stirrers (publicity shot)

On the Group Harmony Review at midnight,  a focus on the influence of gospel vocal groups into the development of the early rhythm and blues vocal group sound its roots and related areas. Artists featured will include Sonny Til and The Orioles, Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers, The Ravens, The Four Knights, Eugene Mumford and The Larks, the Dixie Hummingbirds and much more!

UKNY On FUV For April 19

by Kara Manning
Blur (from 'Parklife')

This Friday, April 25, marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Blur's Parklife, the album that truly heralded the arrival of Britpop. This past Wednesday, Blur frontman and solo artist Damon Albarn, who releases Everyday Robots on April 29, visited WFUV for an intimate session (which airs on May 5). So, tonight on UKNY at 11, expect a generous helping of Damon Albarn tracks as well as thoughtful new music from emerging artists like Aquilo, Throwing Snow, Bernard + Edith, Vancouver Sleep Clinic and more.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For April 19

by Marshall Crenshaw
Bobby Curtola and band (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, an "All-Bobby Edition" of the show, wherein only people named Bobby will be heard from. And that's Bobby, not Bob.. Nobody named Bob will be heard from, although I do talk about a guy named Bob for a few minutes (the show is prerecorded, as always).

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For April 19

by WFUV Staff
Bob Dylan (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

Vin Scelsa is back! On tonight's "Idiot's Delight" at 8, it's the annual Easter Saturday show (streaming online only because of the on-air broadcast of Fordham's Holy Saturday mass until 10). Vin has centered the show around the opening words of Bob Dylan's classic song, "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" which are: "When you're lost in the rain in Juarez, and it's Eastertime too."