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The Big Bright - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
"Walk Like an Egyptian" performed as a lullaby? It sounds implausible, but in the hands of The Big Bright, it works. Glenn Patscha and Fiona McBain of Ollabelle formed The Big Bright with their friend Liz Tormes to record '80s hits as nocturnes and lullabies, something for both parents and kids to enjoy. In this Sunday Breakfast session they treated us to performances of "Egyptians" and other songs from their CD, I Slept Through the '80s.

Question of the Day: Bastille Day

by Corny O'Connell
Warner Bros.

It's Bastille Day - France's national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution in 1789. To mark La Fête Nationale we're playing your favorite songs in French. Share them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Labelle "Lady Marmalade"

Peter Gabriel "Games Without Frontiers"

Talking Heads "Psycho Killer"

Blondie "Sunday Girl"

David Gray - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

With Mutineers, David Gray returns with his tenth studio album and his first album in four years. While writing the new material, he was persuaded by his producer, Andy Barlow, to leave his songwriting comfort zone. He avoided using old demos or templates and instead channeled inspiration spontaneously while in the studio. We recently featured Mutineers as FUV's New Dig, and David also stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new material and to talk with me about the new songs.

The Group Harmony Review For July 12

by Dan Romanello

Tonight at midnight, "The Group Harmony Review" continues with 1954 recordings, an important year for the transition of rhythm 'n' blues and rock 'n' roll. Featured artists include The Cadillacs, The Solitaires, The Flairs, Lillian Leach and The Mellows and The Spaniels, along with many more obscure artists.