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Salutes this week on The Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 to 05:00, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac or smart speaker and join me in The Early Years where and when you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres.

Heralding Autumn, More Archival Joni Mitchell Goodness and More, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here to let you know that your folkish fix is back for another week with Come by the Hills! Yes, once again, I've got three hours of the best in Folk and Celtic music, a couple of songs to usher in the impending Autumnal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, and another teaser from the as-yet-unreleased second volume of the Joni Mitchell Archives.

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody and the Art of Racing in the Rain.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described Movies Bohemian Rhapsody from 2018 and the Art of Racing in the Rain from 2019.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical musical drama film directed by Bryan Singer from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach.

Ike Turner 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.

Deep Dive says thank you for the music

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the wonderful music of Abba, including a track from their new album. We have a dream, lay all your love on me, and take a chance on me. We hear about the band, and how they got their name.

So tune in at 4 PM Eastern Monday, which is 6 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or alternatively at 6 AM Wednesday Eastern, which is 8 PM in Eastern Australia. Simply approach your SmartThing and give it the good words play Mushroom FM and it will whisk you there faster than you can say her serene highness Princess Anni-Fride.

The Moonglows, Part 2 – 1956-61 today 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.
Much has been written about the great R&B vocal groups of the 1950s. Many of the classic groups were either great musicians and vocalists and never had the recognition or record sales to back it up or these groups were thrown together, they couldn’t sing very well and scored one, solid hit that still spins in the eternal jukebox of public consciousness.

Clubhouse, a "Celtic Cover", Joni Mitchell and More, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Hello! Sara Hillis here, back from my crazy novelling weekend with a brand new episode of Come by the Hills, Mushroom FM's Folk and Celtic music show! We've got a teaser from the upcoming release of the second volume of archival recordings from Joni Mitchell, a very interesting "Celtic Cover" of The Ballad of Lucy Jordan which I found purely by chance, some news about the upcoming Definitive Edition boxed set of Loreena McKennitt's breakthrough album, The Visit, which is coming out later this month, and as usual, three hours of amazing music!

Sunday is Small World day, only on Mushroom Escape. Here's what's in store

It’s Jonathan Mosen back with another edition of Small World, the kids’ programme for the whole family. And what an adventure-filled programme we have for you this week.

FAB! The Thunderbirds are taking us on another adventure. Art Gilmore is back, this time to tell us a very ancient story. If you’re very good and eat all your vegetables, I might just take you to the zoo and introduce you to some animals.

The Annual Weird Al Special on Toews on the Waves

Well, it's that time of year again: every year for I don't know how long, Bruce Toews has done a Weird Al special sometime in August or September. It will be happening again this year.

A final look at 1961 music, a song I thought was from 1961 but wasn't, a "50s flip" and a ride this week on The Early Years!

After you've enjoyed Come By The Hills with Sara Hillis, tomorrow afternoon from 02:00 to 05:00, don't touch that dial, device, PC, Mac or smart speaker and join me in The Early Years where and when you'll hear the best music from Rock and Roll's Golden Age (its first quarter century) with an occasional nod to other decades and genres.

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