Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess

Channel 24-9

Episode date - September 15, 2017

This show may be the highlight of our entire series on George and Ira Gershwin, as it covers the era when they achieved one of their grandest ambitions.

The Monkees - Head

The Monkees: Head

Album #59

Episode date - September 13, 2017

Like almost everyone else in America, by 1969, I had lost interest in the Monkees.

The Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet

The Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet

Album #64 - December 1968

Episode date - September 6, 2017

The history of the Rolling Stones is rife with contradictions, especially in the ‘60s.

The Gershwins: Into The 30's

Channel 24-8

Episode date - September 1, 2017

Despite their extraordinary success, the Gershwin brothers remained ambitious and wanted to take on projects that presented a challenge to them.

The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Preservation Society

The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Preservation Society

Album #58

Episode date - August 30, 2017

While The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who and any number of British bands enjoyed huge success in America, the Kinks languished.

The Gershwins: Soundtrack for an Era

Channel 24-7

Episode date - August 25, 2017

As the twenties came to close, George and Ira stood front and center as musical representatives for the decade that brought jazz and blues music into the mainstream.

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks

Van Morrison: Astral Weeks

Album #57

Episode date - August 23, 2017

“Astral Weeks” is one of the deepest and most mysterious albums I’ve ever heard. There is very little about the album that can be interpreted on a literal level.

Gershwin: An American in Paris

The Gershwins - An American in Paris

Channel 24-6

Episode date - August 18, 2017

At the close of the twenties, both George and Ira Gershwin were at the top of their games, both artistically and successfully, and yet they both remained driven to improve on their craft.

The Beatles- The Beatles (White Album)

The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album), Part 2

Album #63 - December 1968

Episode date - August 16, 2017

If you were to divide the “White Album” into distinct halves, as it was presented in its original vinyl format (and still is, as a 2-CD set), then generally speaking, the first half cou

The Gershwin Brothers

The Gershwins: The Collaborating Brothers

Channel 24-5

Episode date - August 11, 2017

After spending our previous two shows focused on George Gershwin’s longer (and wordless) compositions, we can now proceed – and progress- toward a number of popular songs that best repr