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The Group Harmony Review For December 6

by Dan Romanello
Clyde McPhatter in 1959

On "The Group Harmony Review" at midnight, I'll present a transition of jump blues and pop into early rhythm 'n' blues and rock 'n' roll, covering 1947 through 1955. Some of the artists include Sonny Til, Jackie Wilson, Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley, Clyde McPhatter (pictured) and many more.

UKNY On FUV For December 6

by Kara Manning
Public Service Broadcasting (publicity shot)

The new year is just a few weeks away and tonight on UKNY at 11, an early taste of forthcoming 2015 albums from Nadine Shah, Public Service Broadcasting (pictured), The Charlatans and The Unthanks. Looking even further ahead, the BBC's Sound of 2015 longlist was also announced this week: a collection of 15 young artists or bands, chosen by music industry tastemakers and critics, who seem poised for some sort of breakthrough success, however that might be determined (prior winners include Sam Smith, Adele, Haim and Michael Kiwanuka). We'll explore three of those BBC Sound of 2015 longlisted artists that you might have first heard on UKNY earlier this year: Wolf Alice, Years & Years and Soak.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For December 6

by Marshall Crenshaw
The Move

I have the blues over the death of Ian McLagan, one of the greatest rock musicians who ever breathed air. However, tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 is a "rerun anthology," assembled from parts of past shows, because I haven't had a spare minute during the last two weeks to do a new show. Late last night I thought of scrapping the "rerun anthology" and slapping together a quick Ian McLagan tribute, but instead I'll do a full show on him next week when I'll have the time to do it thoughtfully.

Meanwhile, tonight on the show I'll trace the history of the vibraphone and of The Move ... and a little bit more.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For December 6

by WFUV Staff
Fiona Apple (courtesy of the artist,

Vin Scelsa finds himself on a winding path on tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, an unpaved road strewn with tangential asides and deeper meditations. As his guides, Vin will bring along the passionate voices of Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox and Joe South. He might even howl at the moon with Fiona Apple (pictured) or await December's first snowfall with Sufjan Stevens and Over The Rhine. Wherever Vin might go tonight on "Idiot's Delight,"® you know it's a journey you'll want to be on too.