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A Piece of Bert Berns

by John Platt
Jenny Anderson

"Cry Baby," "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," "Hang On Sloopy," "Here Comes the Night," "I Want Candy," "Piece of My Heart," "Tell Him," "Twist and Shout" - all big hits of the '60s, performed by artists as varied as Solomon Burke, The Exciters, Janis Joplin, and The Strangeloves. What do they have in common? They were all written or co-written by Bert Berns. Never heard of him?

Newport Folk 2014: Friday

by WFUV Staff
Jenny Lewis Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

Team FUV is back at Fort Adams State Park to transmit molecules of music and pixels of photos across the interwebs back to New York. Friday was an absolutely beautiful day, weather-wise and otherwise. We're here with our friends from NPR Music to send home audio of the main stage sets, which we're archiving in the FUV Vault. We'll keep this page updated as we go.

On the Fort Stage Friday: Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Devil Makes Three, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

We also got to run around and enjoy sets from the other three stages, with highlights from Wisconsin's Phox, our hometown friends Lake Street Dive - who brought their friend Mavis Staples out to sing "Bad Self-Portraits" - and the great Communion Records showcase on the (indoor!) Museum Stage, which included Hozier, Willy Mason and Bear's Den. See the photo gallery below for the emotion, the sweat and tears, the colorful festy getups, and a really cute dog named Annie.
 

Question Of The Day: Morning Song

by Morning Show

Well it's a beautiful morning here in New York, and our Question Of the Day is inspired by it. Simple and sweet, we want to know what your favorite morning song is! Leave your comments below and we'll spin a set after 9.

Here's what we played:

The Moody Blues "Dawning is the Day"

Ray Charles "Oh What A Beautiful Morning"

Spyro Gyra "Morning Dance"

The Rascals "A Beautiful Morning"

Joni Mitchell "Chelsea Morning"