I have been waiting for this album to be released for a while now and I thought we could let go of the normal Sleepytime format and just list to this entire album together.
Inspired by his father, Bobby McFerrin has released a collection of devotional tunes, an idea that first captured his imagination 20 years ago. Spirityouall pays tribute to McFerrin's father, opera singer Robert McFerrin Sr., the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
The album, a twist on "spiritual", is on Sony Masterworks and has seven classic spirituals, five originals and a cover of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released.
McFerrin is joined by Esperanza Spalding (who sings on three tracks), bassist Larry Grenadier, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, and drummers Ali Jackson and Charley Drayton. Arranger and musical director Gil Goldstein played accordion and keyboards.
Make sure to catch Sleepytime with Grandpa D. this Tuesday at 7pm. Grandpa D. will read the Shadow Stevens Sleeptime classic "The Big Galoot" and then play some sweet, sweet music til 8pm. So tune in kids.
Join Grandpa D tonight as he welcomes Matthew MacLeod back to Fairfield for a preview of his children's concert this Sunday, March 21st at 7pm at Revelations. Matthew has been performing children's concerts and teaching music classes across the globe to young children for the past seven years. The concert will feature crowd pleasers such as "Sticky, Sticky Bubblegum", "Potato Chips", "Never Swat A Fly" and "Red Winged Blackbird" by Raffi, Slim Galliard and David Francey. Expect sing-a-longs, clapping, stomping and a silly dance contest. Which of those songs will Matt play live on Sleepytime? What story will Grandpa D read? You're just going to have to listen tonight at 7pm and let Sleepytime work it's magic on you.
Sleepytime with Grandpa D welcomes noted children's book author Jill Esbaum.
Author of favorites like Stanza, Stink Soup and Estelle Takes a Bath, Jill will speak later this week at the Fairfield Public Library.
Tonight we will ask Jill about her motivation to write her books and how she balances writing tme with her busy life on the farm.
Brigham Young University's world champion collegiate a cappella group, Vocal Point, appears live at the KRUU studios for a special half hour interview and impromptu taste of their stunning vocal harmonies.
Dick DeAngelis hosts this nine-man jazz/pop nonet who will delight and surprise the listener both on the air and at their subsequent free noon concert in front of the Convention Center.
Did you see Steve Martin playing the banjo on TV recently? Well, Tuesday March 24 we'll present a live version of "Late For School," which he wrote, from his new album "The Crow."
We will also read some fun and funny poetry and hear from Patti Soderberg at the public library. A great way to chill out.
Children's stories, poetry and laid-back music from 7-8pm. - Grandpa D.
Join us for a very special Sleepytime with Grandpa D. First, we will have a visit from our youth Services Librarian Patti Soderberg, where we will read some fun Valentine's stories. During the second half hour, we will be playing David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf". composed by Sergey Prokofiev, performed by Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy. If you never heard it, you are in for a treat
Our guest writer tonight is Lisa Moser, who is a wonderful children's book writer who visited her hometown of Fairfield recently and spoke to Mick and I. We will air part of that interview. Check it out tonight at 7pm.
Tonight is a great night. Mickey and I are celebrating Mick's Grandma's birthday. We will be playing some great music in the second half hour of the show. In the first half, we will read The Greatest Story Never Told by Ray Negron and then have Ray talk with us for a while.
Ray Negron is from New York. His first job as a New York Yankee batboy came when Yankee owner George Steinbrenner caught young Ray scrawling a Yankee logo on a Yankee Stadium wall. Steinbrenner hired him in the 70's and propelled him into a “dream job”. Despite his young age, Ray was a positive influence in the fiery clubhouse that included manager Billy Martin, superstar Reggie Jackson, the legendary Thurman Munson, and more.