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Just Few, Just Three

by Rich Conaty
Library of Congress/PD

I'm always nervous about the "Big Broadcast" before a fundraiser. I've convinced myself if it's sub-par, somebody may use it as an excuse to stiff the station the next Sunday. That's compounded by anxiety over shows with not many birthday salutes; tonight has three. I've also decided there's a risk that the show will seem padded without the customary six, seven or twelve salutes.

Nuts to that.

The Group Harmony Review For September 27

by Dan Romanello

On "The Group Harmony Review" at midnight, I'll feature some listener requests, covering artists like The Del Vikings, The Paragons, The Jubalaires, The Bon Aires and Jackie & The Starlites. If you're a fan of early R&B and the roots of rock 'n' roll, join me for two hours of sometmes forgotten treasures.

UKNY On FUV For September 27

by Kara Manning
Robert Plant (courtesy of Nonesuch)

I'm in London this week, so on tonight's UKNY at 11, it seemed a good time to revisit an FUV Live session I did earlier this summer with Slow Club, Sheffield's own Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor. Their soulful (and often heartbreaking) third album, Complete Surrender, is one of my favorites of 2014 and in conversation, Charles and Rebecca are charming, candid and thoughtful regarding their graceful transformation from a quirky folk duo to sophisticated pop songwriters.

In addition, I'll delve more deeply into Robert Plant's astonishing new album—he's at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this weekend with the Sensational Shape Shifters–and slip in recent releases from Johnny Marr and The Twilight Sad too.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For September 27

by Marshall Crenshaw
David Johansen (photo by Montecruz Foto, Creative Commons)

On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, we'll explore the vast, diverse and magnificent musical legacy of the great David Johansen. As a songmaker and song stylist—whatever name he's using or whoever he's working with—David is one of the best there is. And as an entertainer, David is somebody who really knows how to take people on some kind of trip.
So we'll dig him this week, and we'll hear a little bit more from another of the all-time greats, Victoria Williams.

I'm playing her music on the show every week until further notice.