3D Radio Presents 14 Days of Quality Music

Google the word Days, and you will recieve About 1 billion, 40 million results, because “Day” is the 98th most common word in English according to AskOxford.com.  Other interesting facts include: Any number of days may end at midnight, or closing time, when that is earlier; There are about 365.2422 solar days in one mean […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Rhapsody In Blue” by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

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Paul Whiteman was one of the biggest selling artists of the 1920s, and led one of the best-loved sweet bands of all time. Sweet bands were society or café orchestras. They played music for listening and as a background for dining and conversing, as opposed to swing bands whose music was the main attraction and […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Aquarium” by Van Dyke Parks

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Van Dyke Parks has essentially been making the same album since 1968, and fortunately for his fans, that album is a great one. Parks’ fascination with Tin Pan Alley sounds and Depression-Era songwriting has infused his work since the mid-1960s, resulting in albums that sound like original cast recordings from musicals that don’t exist. Over […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Soulful Strut” by Young-Holt Unlimited

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It was a breath of funked out fresh air when “Soulful Strut” hit the charts in 1968, and today the song is one of the most refreshing instrumentals of all time. Eldee Young (bass) and Isaac “Red” Holt (drums) were Chicago musicians who made up the rhythm section for The Ramsey Lewis Trio. After gigging […]

The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity is Dreaming – Again!

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On this episode of The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, we are playing songs about a series of thoughts, images, or emotions, often but not necessarily occurring during sleep, sometimes  accompanied by rapid eye movement.  Some reports range from the very ordinary and realistic to the fantastic and surreal.  Humans have always attached great importance to […]

4th of July 3D RadioActivity Style

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We’re observing American traditions and influences this week on  The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, with notes and music that augments the occasion of the country’s birthday, which is shared several other auspicious events. For instance, in… 362 BC – The Thebans defeated the Spartans at The Battle of Mantinea. Nearly 700 years later in 1054 […]

Today in Rock History – June 18th

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1971, Fleetwood Mac appeared at Up The Junction in Crewe, England. 1974, Peter Hoorelbeke drummer with US band Rare Earth was arrested after a concert for throwing his drumsticks into the crowd. 1975, Elvis Presley had a face-lift at Mid South hospital, Memphis. 1976, Abba gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden’s King […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Simbah” by Gerry Mulligan Tentette

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The innovative instrumentation and arrangements of Miles Davis’ landmark Birth Of The Cool nonet sessions from 1948, on which Gerry Mulligan played baritone saxophone, was a major influence on Mulligan’s Tentette recordings from January of 1953 that included “Simbah,” today’s Song Of The Day. But even though the Tentette recordings are less well known than […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Rhapsody In Blue” by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

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Paul Whiteman was one of the biggest selling artists of the 1920s, and led one of the best-loved sweet bands of all time. Sweet bands were society or café orchestras. They played music for listening and as a background for dining and conversing, as opposed to swing bands whose music was the main attraction and […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dance At The Gym” from the Original Soundtrack of “West Side Story” – Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim

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          Broadway musicals don’t get any better than this! You can keep your Andrew Lloyd Webber with his one song per musical, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim were the real deal! And their musical, West Side Story, has never been bettered. West Side Story was one of the first musicals where […]

The Awkward Teen-Aged Years of The Millenium on The Award Winning 3DRadioActivity

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I’m Uncle Marty, and and on this episode of The Award Winning 3D RadioActivity, we are playing your favorite songs about the chronological transitional period between childhood and adulthood.   Some say that this period lasts too long…  Consider history.  Civilization as we recognize it came into a serious period of growth in 1300 with The […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Moon/Light” by Herbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso

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In West African culture, a griot is a musician and storyteller who holds all of the keys to the history of his people. It is the griot’s place in society to share that history through music, entertainment and poetry. The kora is a 21-string instrument that is the chief instrument accompanying a griot. Foday Musa […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Talaps Theme” by William Parker

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Difficult listening doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s all about perception, and given the ability to just let it all wash over you with an open mind, difficult listening can be real easy. Case in point is bassist William Parker’s 2007 free jazz album Petit Oiseau. Parker has one of the best working bands in […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Fatback” by J.J. Johnson Sextet

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By the time of the 1960 sessions that resulted in the album “J.J. Inc.” (and today’s Song Of The Day), J.J. Johnson had been an established figure in Jazz for about 18 years, having already played with the likes of Miles Davis, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Max Roach, Elvin Jones and Charlie Parker. By this […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mother People” by The Mothers Of Invention

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Every Christmas Eve through Christmas morning I manage a homeless shelter in an area church. It gives the regular workers a night off on their holiest of holidays, and it is something that I find very rewarding. Inevitably every year, I either get home after, or someone comes up to me during the 15 hour […]