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The Moonglows, Part 1 – 1953-55 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.
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.

Deep Dive gets lost in France

This week on Deep Dive we enjoy the raw and powerful voice of Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. We hear that it's heartache, that my guns are loaded, and experience a total eclipse of the heart.

Tune in on Monday at 4 PM Eastern, which is 6 AM Tuesday in Eastern Australia. Or at Wednesday 6 AM Eastern, which is 8 PM in Eastern Australia. your SmartSpeaker will take you in if you ask it to play Mushroom FM.

Sun Records and R&B, Part 2 - 1954-55 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.

Three Hours of Folky Fun, this Week on Come by the Hills

Hello! Sara Hillis here to let you know about this week's edition of Come by the Hills! Once again, we've got three hours of great Folk and Celtic music for your listening pleasure, and we've also got a special birthday request to fulfill! The best part is that it's live!

More 1961 music this week on The Early Years!

Affter 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.

Only on Mushroom Escape, it's a fresh edition of Small World this Sunday

It’s Jonathan Mosen back with a fresh edition of Small World this week, the kids’ show for the whole family. Since it’s you, and I know you’ve been very good this week, I’ll give you a few clues about what goodies I have coming up.

We’re going to begin by going into space. Golly! And we’re in some very good company while we’re up there.

Can you talk like a pirate? Ar’r’r’r’r’r!. Don’t worry if you can’t, because you can still listen to a classic story that’s got pirates in it! Shiver me timbers!

Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Yearling and The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.

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 The Yearling from 1946 and The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer from 1947.
The Yearling is a 1946 family film drama directed by Clarence Brown, produced by Sidney Franklin, and released in Technicolor by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
The screenplay by Paul Osborn and John Lee Mahin (uncredited) was adapted from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's 1938 novel of the same name.

Sun Records and R&B, Part 2 - 1954-55 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 Mosen Explosion has a special tribute to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

It’s been a rough week for fans of the kind of music we play on Mushroom FM. The tributes I put together for artists are rare, but for the third consecutive day, I am pre-empting the usual Mosen Explosion format to pay tribute to another influential musician who has just died, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Obviously there is a huge amount of music to choose from, and I’ll be telling you a bit about Charlie Watts, how he ended up being one of the longest serving members of the Stones, and what he collected that he couldn’t use.

Paying tribute to Don Everly on the next Mosen Explosion

Once again I am pre-empting the usual Mosen Explosion format to pay a special tribute.

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