Spindale Cycle™

Mondays at 8pm

A classic album played in its entirety, because some albums are meant to be played all the way through. (Regrettably, due to Recording Industry Association of America restrictions, The Spindale Cycle is not available online)

Monday Night July 29th at 8pm: J.J. CALE - Naturally

Jul 29, 2013

We are saddened to hear of the passing of guitarist/singer/songwriter J.J.

Monday night the 25th, we celebrate the birthday of the late singer-songwriter Steve Goodman with a concert recorded 8/14/78 at an intimate Chicago nightclub that was the launching pad for Goodman, his close friend John Prine, and others.  Goodman was among the first to bring a witty sense of humor, engaging storytelling, and variety of guitar styles to the otherwise more monotone folksinger style of the day.  Enjoy his captivating stage presence as we spotlight him for your Spindale Cycle. 

John Coltrane was still working as a member of Thelonious Monk`s quartet in 1957 when he recorded his second solo album, "Blue Train". The hard bop recording brought together a collection of jazz giants including, Miles Davis, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, and would be the only time he would record on Blue Note as a band leader.  Listen to the jazz classic Monday night at 8pm during the Spindale Cycle on WNCW.

Prine's Grammy-winning 1991 classic is being re-released on vinyl on Tuesday the 9th!  All the best....

This week marks a number of notable bluegrass birthdays, including Keith Whitley, Byron Berline, Jeff Autry, and the 4th of July birthdays of Charlie Monroe and Peter Rowan.  So for our Spindale Cycle, how about Peter Rowan's 1985 tribute to his mentor (and Charlie's brother) Bill Monroe.  Sam Bush, Bill Keith, Alan O'Bryant, Richard Greene, Roy Husky Jr., and Buddy Spicher join Rowan for this great collection of Monroe classics.  Besides, in this week of celebrating our country, what's more American than bluegrass?