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Charlie Haden - FUV Live - 1997

by Darren DeVivo
Charlie Haden, photo by Steven Perilloux

The jazz community is mourning the passing of one of its great innovators. Jazz bassist and composer, Charlie Haden, died on Friday, July 11, in Los Angeles. He was 76 years old. His contributions to jazz are immeasurable and his resume is enormous. Charlie never quite settled into any one jazz niche. On one hand, he was a pivotal figure in the birth of the free jazz movement. On the other, he made recordings that drew on traditional American folk music.

You Wood Love This Mixtape.

by Carmel Holt

Woody Guthrie was born on this day 102 years ago! We started the Mixtape with a couple requests to mark the occasion.

The all-request FUV Mixtape playlist for Monday, July 14, 2014

Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land – The Asch Recordings Vol. 1-4
Billy Bragg & Wilco – California Stars – Mermaid Avenue
The Wood Brothers – Lovin’ Arms – Loaded
Patti Smith – Redondo Beach - Horses
Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde – The Mirror Conspiracy

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"