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TV on the Radio

Blues from Down Here
Return to Cookie Mountain [Bonus Tracks] 2006 via 4ad Records UK
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The Smiths

How Soon Is Now-
Singles 1995 via Warner Brothers
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Aretha Franklin

Walk on By
The Queen In Waiting- The Columbia Years 1960-1965 2002 via Sony
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The Isley Brothers

People Of Today
Harvest For The World 1976 via Sony
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2:40 pm
GRCC Diversity Lecture Series (click for more info)
Grand Rapids Community College will be presenting Robert Bullard as part of their Diversity Lecture Series. Dr. Bullard ’s scholarship has distinguished him as one of the leading experts on environmental justice and race and the environment. A book signing will follow the lecture. Robert Bullard will speak on February 6th, at 7 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain NE. Information on this event is available by calling (616) 234-3390.

Nada Surf

Here Goes Something
Lucky 2007 via Barsuk Records
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Stars

The Night Starts Here
In Our Bedroom After the War 2007 via Arts & Crafts
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Nina Simone

Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter
Anthology 2003 via RCA
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Ray Charles

Mary Ann
The Birth of Soul - Volume Two 1991 via Atlantic
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Townes Van Zandt

Black Widow Blues
In The Beginning 2003 via Compadre Records
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2:20 pm
Mavis Staples (click for more info)
WYCE and Calvin College present gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples, in concert on February 20th. On this tour, Mavis Staples is reworking decades worth of her own original material as well as that of her family's band -- the Staples Singers. She performs with a full band, bridging many styles of music, from Gospel to R&B to Blues. Mavis Staples will play at Calvin College Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, February 20th at 8:00pm. Tickets are available through the Calvin College box office, at (616) 526-6282, or online at calvin.edu/boxoffice. This concert is a Benefit for Messiah Missionary Baptist Church.

Rocky Votolato

Before You Were Born
The Brag And Cuss 2007 via Barsuk
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COMPILATIONS

The Gentle Rain [RJD2 Remix]
Verve Remixed, Vol. 3 2005 via Verve

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Thom Yorke

Harrowdown Hill
The Eraser 2006 via Xl Recordings
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The Meters

Pungee
Look-Ka Py Py 1990 via Rounder Select
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Tabu Ley Rochereau

Mongali
The Voice Of Lightness 2007 via Stern's Africa
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2:00 pm
Just Relax Floatation (click for more info)
Today’s WYCE Business Day Sponsor is Just Relax Floatation, offering relaxation therapy through Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy, this process has been known to relieve stress, create restful sleep, and soothe aches and pains. Weightless floatation in water infused with eight hundred pounds of epsom salts can remove toxins, release endorphins and induce a meditative state. Gift certificates for Just Relax are available. The phone number at Just Relax-Floatation is 616-822-6186 and the website is justrelaxfloatation.com.

COMPILATIONS

Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' To Ya
What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) 2006 via Rhino

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COMPILATIONS

Mr. Cool
What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) 2006 via Rhino

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Cannonball Adderley

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
The Best of Cannonball Adderley- The Capitol Years 1991 via Blue Note Records
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1:40 pm
Jammies (click for more info)
WYCE is excited to announce the return of our local and independent awards show and free concert: The 9th annual WYCE Jammies, presented by Hopcat and INDISTR.com. Come celebrate the best of local, independent and alternative music, with live presentations of awards in nearly 20 categories, and live performances from nearly 20 bands! Wear your pajamas to the show and you can pick out a free CD from our collection. This year's Jammies will be held at Wealthy Theatre, and simulcast live on TV, with some portions live on the radio. The theatre will offer snacks and a cash bar, plus free parking in secure lots behind the building. The 9th annual WYCE Jammies take place on Tuesday, February 12th at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Southeast. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; music starts at 5:45. As always, the Jammies will be presented FREE by your community radio station. More details and a full performance listing are available on our website, wyce.org. Additional support for the Jammies has been provided by Audio Bay Recording Studios, River City Slims and Rainbow Music.

COMPILATIONS

Yo pagare la cerveza
Bachata Roja- Acoustic Bachata from the Cabaret Era 2007 via IASO

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Govinda

Whispers
Sound Sutras 2007 via Intent City
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Chance Jones

enemies like this
The Angel's Share 2008 via Independent

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Feist

The Limit to Your Love
The Reminder 2007 via Cherry Tree
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Jose Gonzalez

Killing For Love
In Our Nature 2007 via Mute
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1:20 pm
Cabin Fever Blues Series (click for more info)
WYCE and the West Michigan Blues Society are proud to announce the return of the Cabin Fever Blues Series, sponsored by the law firm of Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett. The first band in the series will be the Matthew Skoller Band. Skoller and his band of veteran musicians are at the forefront of a new generation who’ve come up schooled in Chicago's world-renowned and highly competitive blues scene. The Cabin Fever Blues Series takes place every Saturday night in February at Billy's Lounge in Eastown. Matthew Skoller will perform Saturday, February 2nd, the Show starts at 9:00 PM. All proceeds benefit WYCE and the Blues Society. Lodging for Cabin Fever artists provided by Baymont Inn & Suites of Byron Center. Additional support provided by Pilar's Cafe and River City Slim's.

Spoon

The Underdog
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 2007 via Merge Records
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Beck

Lord Only Knows
Odelay 1996 via Geffen Records
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(REQUESTED)

COMPILATIONS

Queen Bee
Putumayo presents Mali to Memphis- An African-American Odyssey 1999 via Putumayo World Music

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Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke
The Definitive Collection 2002 via Motown
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Jimmy Smith

Chitlins Con Carne
The Master 1994 via Blue Note Records
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1:00 pm
Just Relax Floatation (click for more info)
Today’s WYCE Business Day Sponsor is Just Relax Floatation, offering relaxation therapy through Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy, this process has been known to relieve stress, create restful sleep, and soothe aches and pains. Weightless floatation in water infused with eight hundred pounds of epsom salts can remove toxins, release endorphins and induce a meditative state. Gift certificates for Just Relax are available. The phone number at Just Relax-Floatation is 616-822-6186 and the website is justrelaxfloatation.com.

COMPILATIONS

Revenge of the Number
The Rebirth of Cool, Vol. 5 1996 via 4th & Broadway

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The Shivers

Half Invisible
Phone Calls 2006 via Outer Borough Records LLC
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The Shins

New Slang
Oh, Inverted World 2001 via Sub Pop
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(REQUESTED)

Demon Verlaine

Sola
Antes 2006 via Apocalypso Records
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12:40 pm
Pilar's Cafe (click for more info)
Today's Blues Sandwich is brought to you by Pilar's Cafe, at 2162 Plainfield, in the Cheshire Shopping district. Pilar's Cafe offers traditional American diner food and decor, with breakfast served anytime. More information about Pilar's Cafe is available at 365-6669 WYCE thanks Pilar's Cafe for sponsoring Blackie & the Rodeo Kings at Wealthy Theatre.

Sam Cooke

Get Yourself Another Fool
Night Beat 1963 via RCA
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Janis Joplin

Summertime
Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits 1973 via Sony
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Nappy Brown

Give Me Your Love
Long Time Coming 2007 via Blind Pig
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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Humble Me
100 Days, 100 Nights 2007 via Daptone
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Maktub

We've Got Desire
Khronos 2003 via Velour Recordings
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12:20 pm
Pilar's Cafe (click for more info)
Today's Blues Sandwich is brought to you by Pilar's Cafe, at 2162 Plainfield, in the Cheshire Shopping district. Pilar's Cafe offers traditional American diner food and decor, with breakfast served anytime. More information about Pilar's Cafe is available at 365-6669 WYCE thanks Pilar's Cafe for sponsoring Blackie & the Rodeo Kings at Wealthy Theatre.

Herbie Hancock

The Melody (On The Deuce By 44)
Dis Is Da Drum 1994 via Island / Mercury
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Aphrodesia

Holy Ghost Invasion
Lagos by Bus 2007 via Cyberset Music
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Ticklah

Mi Sonsito
Ticklah Vs. Axelrod 2007 via Easy Star Records
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Ween

Blue Balloon
La Cucaracha 2007 via Rounder / Umgd
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Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators

Soul Investigator's Theme
Keep Reachin' Up 2007 via Light In The Attic Records
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12:00 pm
Just Relax Floatation (click for more info)
Today’s WYCE Business Day Sponsor is Just Relax Floatation, offering relaxation therapy through Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy, this process has been known to relieve stress, create restful sleep, and soothe aches and pains. Weightless floatation in water infused with eight hundred pounds of epsom salts can remove toxins, release endorphins and induce a meditative state. Gift certificates for Just Relax are available. The phone number at Just Relax-Floatation is 616-822-6186 and the website is justrelaxfloatation.com.