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WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 02-14-2015 and 02-15-2015

Feb 16, 2015

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Sunday Best:  In case you've got a case of leftover, lingering love...Giuffre and Waits make a remarkable match this morning. And Bob's inspired last words on Woody, inspired by his first thoughts on MusiCares, and then Woody himself to round out our start.

The Roots Music Project: New music from JD McPherson, Rhiannon Giddens plus music from 1968.

The In Crowd: Jessica Webster is spinning some great tunes, including Slim & Slam, Cab Calloway, Oscar Brown, Jr, Peggy Lee, Curtis Fuller and a whole bunch more. Listen in!

The Groove Yard: Following the 2015 Grammy Awards, the Groove Yard -- 1-3 EST at WEMU 89.1 / online at WEMU.org -- looks back at jazz Grammy winners from the '50s and '60s, with an emphasis on the Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Original Jazz Composition categories. Miles Davis and Gil Evans' foray into jazz/classical/world fusion, which awarded them the 1961 equivalent of Best Original Jazz Composition at The GRAMMYs.

From Memphis To Motown:  Timeless tunes Tab Benoit, Bill Withers and Aretha Franklin.

Cuban Fantasy: This week was part 2 of a month long feature on songwriter Tite Curet Alonso with songs performed by Ismael Miranda, Roberto Roena and Ismael Rivera. A short piano work from Ernesto Lecuona at around 7:55pm - the second week of a nice new and ongoing feature. The pieces are proper and lovely. New music in the middle set of each hour including the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Tony Allen, Steven Pouchie and Manny Moka. Sounds from the vaults included Candido Fabre, Rebeca Mauleon, Bobby Sanabria doing Tito Puente live, and a live side from Tito Puente at Monterey 1977!

The Big City Blues Cruise:  It was a Mardi Gras party this week on the Big City Blues Cruise. We celebrated with doctors, professors, kings, queens, Indians, and all of the characters who embody the "laissez les bons temps rouler" spirit!

Global Village:   Hearts and flowers in the Global Village, in a celebration of Valentine’s Day with love songs from around the world – including music from Bob Marley & the Wailers, Bebel Gilberto, Richard Thompson and even a little polka love song

The New Jazz Archive: In this hour, it’s the life and legend of the great Les Paul. We’ll talk with Paul’s godson and rock icon Steve Miller about his memories of his legendary godfather, and find out how Les Paul shaped Miller’s own life as a man and musician. And we’ll talk with Sue Baker of the Les Paul Foundation about Les’s life and legacy, and how the many famous inventions of the Wizard of Waukesha transformed 20th-century music.

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me:This week's guest is singer, dancer, author, and future space traveler Lance Bass. Hopefully, Bill and Peter will be able to settle their decades old Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync debate before the show starts. Otherwise, things could get heated