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Listen to all of your favorite WEMU weekend programming from December 06, 2014 and December 07, 2014.  Includes "web only" content in From Memphis To Motown and Roots Music Project.

Chuck Stewart / Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

This week, we'll see the 50th anniversary of a sacred day for many music fans. On December 9, 1964, the John Coltrane quartet recorded the album "A Love Supreme." I call it a sacred day for music fans, not just jazz fans, because for people across musical boundaries and cultures, Santana, Bono, Joni Mitchell, Steve Rice, Bootsy Collins and Scott-Heron, hearing "A Love Supreme" was a revelation.

Vocalist Joan Belgrave returned to Ann Arbor about 9 years to care for an ailing family member.  Since her return she started a whole new musical family thanks to her marriage to Detroit jazz icon, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. 

Listen to all your favorite weekend programs any time you'd like.  Here are the shows from the weekend of November 29, 2014 and November 30, 2014.

Join WEMU in celebrating Thanksgiving in a few different ways this year. Unwind while you're cooking your holiday feast, and listen in to Linda Yohn for a heft serving of Stuffy Turkey, Grits and Gravy, Sweet Potato Pie, and all of your other musical food favorites! 

    Brad McNett / 89.1 WEMU

    Pianist Rick Roe drops in to the 89.1 WEMU studios to chat about Thelonious Monk and Thanksgiving.

    Listen to all of your favorite weekend programs from Saturday 11/22/2014 and Sunday 11/23/2014. This includes full versions of The Roots Music Project, The Groove Yard and The In Crowd with Jessica Webster that are only available online.

    Listen to Michael Jewett's interview with Mr. B on the last leg of the trip.

    On October 30th, The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance gave pianist, composer and arranger Bob James their highest award.  He received The Distinguished Alumnus Award and was inducted in to the School Of Music, Theater and Dance Hall Of Fame.  The celebration will be complete when Bob James makes his debut appearance as a jazz quintet leader in Hill Auditorium presented by The University Musical Society.  

    WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 11-08-2014 & 11-09-2014

    Nov 10, 2014

    WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 11-01-2014 and 11-02-2014

    Nov 3, 2014

    The gang's all here - including a web only version of From Memphis To Motown and the full three hours of The Roots Music Project.  Enjoy!

    Get ready for trick-or-treat season with these spooky tunes.

    89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Jazz Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman.

    Join us for a 5:01 pm celebration of music and fun at Rush Street.  We will return to Rush Street, 314 South Main between Liberty and William Streets in Ann Arbor.  


    WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 10-25-2014 and 10-26-2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Listen at your leisure and support WEMU.

    It's Time To Support WEMU And Roots Music Project

    Oct 18, 2014

    Listen to all three hours of Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin and click that DONATE button!

    Get Your From Memphis To Motown Fix Here

    Oct 18, 2014

    Listen to the special third hour of From Memphis To Motown and click that DONATE button.

    WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 10-11-2014 and 10-12-2014

    Oct 13, 2014

    Ann Arbor’s guitar legend George Bedard had a lifetime experience this summer that few will ever be able to claim:  he traveled to Honduras and played in a U.S. State Department Tour.  

    WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 10-04-2014 and 10-05-2014

    Oct 6, 2014

    Marilyn Gouin / 89.1 WEMU

    WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 09-27-2014 and 09-28-2014

    Sep 29, 2014

    Detroit Music Factor

    WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 09-20-2014 and 09-21-2014

    Sep 22, 2014

    Take a listen to all of last weekend's great programs here: