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My Mummy: The Big Broadcast for February 1, 2015

by Rich Conaty

Quoting my "Big Broadcast" Volume 9 notes, "Beautiful Love," from The Mummy, is heard "...as Zita Johann soaks up Universal Studio's faux Egyptian panorama." The song took four writers, including Haven Gillespie, who's being saluted on tonight's show. There are nine more birthday celebrations, including Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, an early influence on Fats Waller and composer of "Charleston," my friend Dolly Dawn, and Herman Hupfeld, who I never met, but left us "As Time Goes By."

UKNY On FUV For January 31

by Kara Manning
Rozi Plain (courtesy of Lost Map Records)

It's been snowy and brutally cold. If you don't have a fireplace, you kind of wish you could rent one. So on UKNY on FUV at 11, we'll dive headlong into a snowdrift and a stormy state-of-mind with Smoke Fairies, Laura Marling, Kate Bush and others. We'll explore brand new releases from Manchester's groove savvy LoneLady, the thoughtful Rozi Plain (pictured) and the majestic London trio Cold, Cold Heart too. Also, a Commonwealth Cut collaboration between Canadians Andy Kim (yes, of "Rock Me Gently" and "Sugar Sugar" fame) and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For January 31

by Marshall Crenshaw
TV on the Radio (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

It's (still) a New Year, so let the tributes to newly-dead rock and rollers of 2015 begin. On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, I'll start with a tribute to Kim Fowley, a singular and brilliant character. He was only 75 when he died earlier this month, but had a couple lifetimes' worth of first-hand rock and roll stories. He also had some unique personal accomplishments as a record producer, manager, songwriter, and person who did it all and saw it all.  In addition, I'll also be playing some tracks from the superb new (as of 11/14) album Seeds by TV on the Radio. And I plan on letting my iPod-on-shuffle do at least part of the show for me. What could possibly go wrong?

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For January 31

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

Vin Scelsa describes tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8 as his version of "radio heaven." He features tracks from the forthcoming Bob Dylan album, Shadows In The Night (release date is this Tuesday, February 3), places Dylan's purview of Frank Sinatra in musical and historical context, and waxes, with great personal enthusiasm, about this surprising collection of American Songbook "standards." In addition, Vin has selected cuts from Jack White, Jim White, Linda Ronstadt, Belle and Sebastian, Memphis Minnie and much more.