EMUSE

2021-12-11T17:44:55-05:00

EMUSE with Emma Speer “I feel; therefore I am.”  Emuse is a show composed of curiosity and sustained by song. Each show has a theme, and Emma incorporates songs, speeches, poetry, and stories to explore the theme from as many angles as possible within the three hours. Although the medium is audio, Emuse activates all senses, including humor! Tune in to 89.5 FM every other Friday from 9am-12pm, or listen to Emuse through WPKN archives. Emma was born and bred in Bridgeport. Besides travel and a brief stint in the far away land of ~college~, she has lived in Bridgeport her whole life. She attended Yale University ...

Muscle Shoals Sound

2021-12-15T15:04:40-05:00

Muscle Shoals Sound Join WPKN on December 16 and 17 for a special fundraiser celebrating the Muscle Shoals Sound. In 1969, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, widely referred to as “The Swampers” started a recording studio. The founders, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson, were originally session musicians at Rick Hall’s FAME Studios and, together with Hall, they created the “Muscle Shoals Sound.” The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section provided musical backing and arrangements for major hits by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and the Staple Singers. Success in soul and R&B prompted rock and pop performers to record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Recordings included Elkie Brooks, ...

Brill Building

2021-09-05T12:54:54-04:00

BRILL BUILDING A two-day fundraising special – September 9-10! The Brill Building is located at 1619 Broadway and 49th St. in New York City. The 11 story building was built in 1931 and is famous for housing music industry offices and studios where some of the most popular American songs were written. It dominating the pop charts in the early 1960s. The “Brill” name comes from a haberdasher who operated a store at street level and bought the building. Composers and Lyricists at the Brill Building Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Bert Berns, Bobby Darin, Hal David, Neil Diamond, Luther Dixon, Sherman Edwards, Buddy Feyne, Gerry Goffin, Howard Greenfield, Ellie ...

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