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Influence of “Junker’s Blues” & R&B Telephone Songs this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.
The “Juke is jumpin’ this week as we take a look at the history and influence of the Champion Jack Dupree classic, “Junker’s Blues.”  He learned the tune from New Orleans boogie woogie pianist Drive ‘Em Down, but it was Dupree’s recording that influenced Fats Domino, Lloyd Price and Professor Longhair.

If we can't laugh at ourselves, who can we laugh at?

If we can’t laugh at ourselves, who can we laugh at? On this week’s “A Cuppa at the Mosens” Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST on mushroomfm.com and in all your fav music apps, we take a humorous look at life with blindness or limited sight. Whether it’s accidently speaking to an empty room, mistaking a manikin for a salesperson, or having a guide dog who has gotten you into some interesting situations, we often take disability too seriously and are sometimes afraid to even acknowledge the more light-hearted aspects of what some see as a life of darkness and despair.

Join me for memorable music from the 50s and 60s on The Early Years tonight on Mushroom FM

I hope you're enjoying Jonathan's tribute to Dame Vera Lynn as much as I am. When he's done, don't touch your PC, your mobile device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.

The Mosen Explosion celebrates the incomparable Dame Vera Lynn turning 100

At this crazy time of year, remember that the Mosen Explosion will still be starting an hour earlier than usual in some parts of the world, including Europe and the UK.

I single them out for mention this week, because on this week’s show, we’re paying tribute to a British national treasure on her very special day. I’m taking advantage of the fact that even though it will be Sunday for much of our listening audience, it will already be Monday 20 March in New Zealand. And Monday 20 March is the 100th birthday of the incomparable Dame Vera Lynn.

We're Springing into Spring this Week on Come by the Hills!

It's chilly and wintry still here in my part of Canada, but the Spring Equinox is coming whether the weather knows it or not. So, in order to encourage hope that this winter really will end someday soon, I'm going to pack this week's Celtic music show full of Spring things!

Chuck Berry part 3 – 1958 this week on The Juke In The Back

Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Call into A Cuppa at the Mosens. We talk being blind, flying the unfriendly skies

If you’ve listened to The Blind Side podcast this week, you will have heard a story involving travel that Bonnie and I recently took that was not as straightforward as it should have been.

While frustrating and taken at a difficult time for us, our most recent travel experience was trivial compared with what American Airlines dished out to seasoned traveller and guide dog handler, Sue Martin. Sue was the victim of repeated federal law violations, as well as plain old bad customer service.

Join me for memorable music from the 50s and 60s on The Early Years tonight on Mushroom FM

When you hear the dying strains of Van Halen's Happy Trails signalling the end of The Mosen Explosion for another week, don't touch your PC, your mobile device or your internet radio and join me in The Early Years on Mushroom FM.

Back in the saddle again, it's The Mosen Explosion

We’re back in crazy times yet again for this week’s Mosen Explosion, where North America has sprung forward, but other countries have not sprung forward or fallen back in sympathy. So mates, mates, the Mosen Explosion may not be on at the same time as usual If you don’t live in the North America. It may be earlier for you. Check our schedule page for details.

Have a Hillislarious Time On Funny Fridays

Well, Bruce Toews is shaking off the last vestages of his cold, so, for one more week, Bruce won't be hosting Funny Fridays. Sara Hillis has very graciously agreed to host the show. But while Bruce isn't the guy behind the mike, he is the guy behind this week's selection of comedy, and he hope you'll enjoy what you hear. Instead of one big theme this week, we have several mini themes, including classical music and sports, among others. And of course, in the last half-hour of the show, we'll present Fit the Seventh of that marvelous series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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