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Playlist from 05/06/2009 @ 12:00am

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Rock is my favorite of the five genres we play, so expect to hear a fair amount of it, in all its myriad sounds. When it comes to Jazz I lean toward the avant-garde or funk. As far as Blues goes, I'm a fan of modern blues and I like to throw in a bit of R & B and Soul too. Most of my World Music selections fall under the "fusion" moniker, and finally when I play Folk it is more often than not of an esoteric bend.

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all tracks listed in reverse chronological order

Gram Parsons

Ooh Las Vegas
G.P. / Grievous Angel 1990 via Reprise / Wea
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Child's Play
Minsarah 2007 via Enja Justin Time
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The Black Keys

Midnight in Her Eyes
Thickfreakness 2003 via Fat Possum
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Thom Yorke

Harrowdown Hill
The Eraser 2006 via Xl Recordings
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2:40 am
Really, Really Free Market! (click for more info)
The Really, Really Free Market returns to Grand Rapids, Saturday, May 9th from 1 to 5 pm at Wilcox Park. Bring clothes and household items you no longer use ... or share your art, food and music! Take what you like. It's all really, really free! The Really, Really Free Market - at Wilcox Park, May 9th from 1 to 5 pm.

Viktor Krauss

Shine On You Crazy Diamond
II 2007 via Back Porch
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The Sway Machinery

Anim Zemiros
Hidden Melodies Revealed 2009 via JDUB RECORDS
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Walter Trout

Don't Wanna Fall
The Outsider 2009 via Megaforce
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2:20 am
Serena Ryder (click for more info)
The Spring 2009 Hat Trick Concert Series wraps up for the season TONIGHT with a performance by Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter Serena Ryder. Winner of Canada's Best New Artist of 2008, Serena is touring in support of her new album, Is It O.K.? Serena Ryder appears TONIGHT at 7:30pm at One Trick Pony Grill and Taproom in Grand Rapids. This show benefits Lutheran Social Services, creating communities of service that meet the needs of people, upholding human dignity, advocating equality and justice. The Spring 2009 Hat Trick Concert Series is presented by the law firm of Rhoades McKee. Lodging is provided by Peaches Bed & Breakfast. Sound support provided by Mark Swanson. For more information, please visit the concert page at

Joan Osborne

I'll Be Around
How Sweet It Is 2002 via Compendia
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Jen Sygit

Sugar High
So Long Pollyanna 2009 via Fox on a Hill


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Chris Joss

Little Nature
Sticks 2009 via Eighteenth Street
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Cassandra Wilson

Last Train to Clarksville
New Moon Daughter 1995 via Blue Note Records
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2:00 am
(Generic) Specialized Language Development (click for more info)

The Specialized Language Development (SLD) Center , a community resource of West Michigan, is committed to bringing the power of reading, writing and spelling to all individuals with dyslexia or other unique learning styles, enabling them to achieve their full potential. They are currently looking for tutors in the West Michigan area. The number to call to find out more is 616 361 1182.


You Don't Know Like I Know
Stax 50- A 50th Anniversary Celebration 2007 via Stax


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Fela Kuti

Water No Get Enemy [Edit Version]
The Best Best of Fela Kuti 2000 via Mca
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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

God Is in the House
No more shall we part 2001 via Warner Brothers
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1:40 am
Grand Rapids Art Museum - Friday Nights (click for more info)
Every Friday night, the Grand Rapids Art Museum presents an evening filled with entertaining and informative programs. Friday Nights at GRAM, 5:00 to 9:00 pm, includes a cash bar, dinner and appetizer options, Museum Store specials, and gallery viewing all evening long. You'll be treated to Jazz and modern music in the Museum Lobby while lectures, demonstrations, performances and gallery talks enhance your understanding of the permanent collection and changing exhibitions. More information at Art Museum G-R dot o-r-g

Brazilian Girls

Lazy Lover
Brazilian Girls 2005 via Verve
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Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Ain't Nothing Wrong With That
Colorblind 2006 via WEA/Reprise
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Ellen Whyte

The Blues Walked through My Door
Four Way Stop 2008 via Amallegory Productions, Inc
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Lavender Diamond

Oh No
Imagine Our Love 2007 via Matador Records
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Kingdom Of Rust 2009 via Astralwerks
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1:20 am
Seth & May CD Release Party (click for more info)
88.1 FM WYCE and Wealthy Theatre present May Erlewine and Samuel Seth Bernard as they celebrate the release of two new albums! The duo release both Welcome Back and May's new solo disc Love Labor in one event, Saturday, May 9th at 8pm. As founders of the Earthwork Music Collective, Seth and May are catalysts of the Michigan music scene. Their CD release party features guests Dominic and Josh from Steppin' In It and drummer Michael Shimmin. Seth Bernard and May Erlewine at Wealthy Theatre - May 9th - Tickets are $10 in advance - $15 the day of the show and available at wealthy theatre dot O-R-G

Nat King Cole

Lush Life
Re Generations 2009 via Capitol
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The Sea
Big Calm 1998 via Sire / London/Rhino
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Zuco 103

It's a Woman's World
Whaa! 2005 via Six Degrees
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Kasey Chambers

We're All Gonna Die Someday (LATE NIGHT ONLY)
The Captain 1999 via Warner Brothers
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Lou Ann Barton

Shake Your Hips
Read My Lips 1989 via Texas Music Group
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1:00 am
Red Hot Lunch! (click for more info)

Join WYCE From noon to 1 weekdays for the Red Hot Lunch! At high noon we bring you "Red Hot and NEW", a full set of music brand new to the WYCE library. Red Hot Lunch continues with twenty minutes of your favorite Blues selections with "Red Hot and BLUE"; and we top off the hour with "Red Hot and YOU", featuring music requested exclusively by YOU our listeners! It's the "Red Hot Lunch", weekdays from Noon to 1; right here on 88.1 FM WYCE.

Soul of John Black

No Mo'
The Soul of John Black 2003 via No Mayo
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Medeski Martin & Wood

Chasen vs. Suribachi
Radiolarians II 2009 via Indirecto Records
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Way Down
The Spirit of Apollo 2009 via Anti
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Jessica Burks

Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign EP 2009 via Independent
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Neko Case

I'm an Animal
Middle Cyclone 2009 via Anti
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12:40 am
Stomp Out Stigma (click for more info)
New technology seems to be replacing face to face interaction between parents and their teenagers. The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan presents a family walk and talk on Saturday, May 16th at the 7th annual Stomp Out Stigma – A Walk for Mental Health. More information is available at or by calling 616-389-8601.

The Mystix

We Are Almost Down To The Shore
Down To The Shore 2009 via Mystix Eyes Records
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Karl Denson

Because of Her Beauty
The Bridge 2002 via Relaxed Records
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Lazy Flies
Mutations 1998 via Geffen Records
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Stephen Marley

Mind Control
Mind Control 2007 via Republic
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12:20 am
WYCE Legacy (click for more info)

88.1 FM WYCE presents


, every Sunday night at 6pm, as part of WYCE's Sunday night lineup. Each week, join host

Bruce Parrott

for an eclectic mix of classics that influenced today's artists. Hear from one hit wonders, albums that inspired and music that gave birth to entire genres. PLUS - every episode enjoy 'Local Legacy' tracks from Grand Rapids musicians of the past. WYCE's Legacy is Sundays at 6pm - only here on 88.1 FM WYCE.

Indigo Girls

Digging for Your Dream
Poseidon and the Bitter Bug 2009 via Vanguard Records
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Spreadin' Honey
What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) 2006 via Rhino


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Quincy Jones

Dancin' Pants
Go West, Man! 1998 via Grp Records
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California Guitar Trio

Heart Of The Sunrise
CG3+2 2002 via Inside out U.S
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12:00 am
Promo - British Infusion (click for more info)

Sunday nights from 8 to 10pm - Hosted by Mike Scot