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Astral Jazz Travels

May 29, 2024 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Music

Wednesday nights, 8-10 - Jazz of all kinds, and not just jazz. (What is jazz these days anyway?)

Local musicians will stop in, but we'll be mostly global - the music will take us all over the world and back in time. Astral traveling? Listening to music with headphones on and eyes closed is the closest I come. So if you're not driving or doing the dishes...

Who is this Shinytop dude? A music nerd who's been spinning discs since toddlerhood.

By age 3, he was playing the family turntable so much that his parents bought him a little one of his own so he didn't ruin theirs. So he ruined the little one by pouring his orange juice into it since it had gotten hot from so much use - who says little kids aren't logical?

At age 6 in 1962, his big sister plopped him down in front of a jukebox at a restaurant and it was puppy-love at first exposure to rock music, playing Beatles records nonstop and then sneaking a transistor radio under the covers at bedtime. At age 11, he discovered a trove of jazz 78s in his dad's closet - from Louis Armstrong through swing into bebop - and a lifelong love affair with jazz of all styles was begun. But he is not monogamous when it comes to music - on the air, you'll hear lots of jazz, but also regular forays into other genres and genre-free experimental music.

Professionally, Shinytop co-produced and co-hosted Consider the Alternatives, a nationally syndicated independent program on peace and justice issues back in the 1980s and early 90s. He has been a news reporter and Morning Edition host at two NPR stations and did communication work for UNCA for a long time. Now retired, he serves on the Asheville FM board of directors.

He loves to share what he's learned about music but wants to keep it fun, so if you hear him yammering too much instead of letting the music speak for itself, or if you have requests/feedback, or if you're a musician interested in coming on as a guest, email shinytop@ashevillefm.org.

Back to the 50s

Astral Jazz Travels
9:11 PM
Jimmy Rushing - Lotsa Poppa
Jimmy Rushing Lotsa Poppa
Blues at Midnight International Award Series
9:08 PM
Jimmy Rushing - Ain't it Lonesome
Jimmy Rushing Ain't it Lonesome
Blues at Midnight International Award Series
9:03 PM
Joan Osborne - Spider Web
Joan Osborne Spider Web
Relish Mercury/Polygram
8:54 PM
Ray Charles - America the Beautiful
Ray Charles America the Beautiful
Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Rhino
8:52 PM
Ray Charles - Let's Go Get Stoned
Ray Charles Let's Go Get Stoned
Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Rhino
8:49 PM
Ray Charles - The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
Ray Charles The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
The Birth of Soul 2 Atlantic
8:45 PM
Ray Charles - Mr. Charles Blues
Ray Charles Mr. Charles Blues
The Birth of Soul 1 Atlantic
8:42 PM
Ray Charles - Ray's Blues
Ray Charles Ray's Blues
The Birth of Soul 1 Atlantic
8:36 PM
Nat King Cole - The Frim Fram Sauce
Nat King Cole The Frim Fram Sauce
Jumpin' at the Capitol Rhino
8:33 PM
Billie Holiday - The Man I Love
Billie Holiday The Man I Love
Golden Greats Disky
8:30 PM
Nat King Cole - The Man I Love
Nat King Cole The Man I Love
The Trio Recordings (Vol.2) Laser Light Digital
8:27 PM
Nat King Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Nat King Cole (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
The Greatest Hits EMI-Capitol
8:25 PM
Nat "King" Cole - Band Introduction
Nat "King" Cole Band Introduction N
Live at the Blue Note Chicago Iconic Artists Group
8:21 PM
Nat "King" Cole - Can't I?
Nat "King" Cole Can't I? N
Live at the Blue Note Chicago Iconic Artists Group
8:17 PM
Nat "King" Cole - Sweet Lorraine
Nat "King" Cole Sweet Lorraine N
Live at the Blue Note Chicago Iconic Artists Group
8:13 PM
Nat "King" Cole - Exactly Like You
Nat "King" Cole Exactly Like You N
Live at the Blue Note Chicago Iconic Artists Group
8:08 PM
The Nat King Cole Trio - Straighten Up and Fly Right
The Nat King Cole Trio Straighten Up and Fly Right
Jumpin' at Capitol Rhino
8:05 PM
The Nat King Cole Trio - Jumpin' at Capitol
The Nat King Cole Trio Jumpin' at Capitol
Jumpin' at Capitol Rhino
8:00 PM
Pharoah Sanders - Astral Traveling
Pharoah Sanders Astral Traveling
Thembi Impulse!

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