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The Sunday Buzz

A series of rock 'n roll matinee shows at Cafe` 9
3-6pm every Sunday.

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This Year’s Model 1955 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Call

http://cygnusradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/This-Years-Model-1955.mp3 So much much for 1955. Obviously, I’m biased, but I’ve been really delighted at the series so far, and how much great music I’ve been able to squeeze in. This is one of those weeks where I’ll listen to this as a playlist throughout the year. When Dave Brubeck and the Everly Brothers are

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This Year’s Model 1954 – Too Hot to Handle

http://cygnusradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/This-Years-Model-1954-20150211.mp3 Harry Belafonte unlocks the spiritual lurking in the folk tune “John Henry” and Thelonious Monk unlocks something great in “Just A Gigolo.” A couple more timeless doo-wop records and 1954 takes shape as a fascinating, eclectic year. With Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock,” we’re fast running out of reasons to call this the

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This Year’s Model 1953 – Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (& Loud, Loud Music)

http://cygnusradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/This-Years-Model-1953.mp3 After a week’s delay for computer issues, 1953 did not disappoint. There were a ton of great tunes from relatively obscure stuff to all time classics like “Sh-Boom,” “Mess Around” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Once again, we have a ton of bonus material in the archive that didn’t make the proper set. A sign

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This Year’s Model 1952 – Rock The Joint

http://cygnusradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/This-Years-Model-1952-20150121.mp3 1952 is a coiling snake, stretching out to infinity. It’s not just a year. It’s endless. ***** See, what happened was that I tried a different method for pulling tracks, and ended up with several hours too much music. Unlike my normal method, I was then in a position of trying to cut perfectly

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This Year’s Model 1951 – Step It Up and Go

http://cygnusradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/This-Years-Model-1951-20150114.mp3 1951 is the beginning of having way too much music I want to play, so for the archive this week I’ve extended the set by an additional 16 songs. So much great stuff that just didn’t fit due to time, so check it out at the link above! Full track listing including the bonus stuff is

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This Year’s Model 1950 – Music! Music! Music!

http://cygnusradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/This-Years-Model-1950-20150107.mp3 Technical woes kept me from making my official Cygnus debut last night, but I expect we’ll get those resolved in time for 1951 next week! The good news is that you can still listen to the set via the link above! I started with a half dozen songs from 1949, partially to set the stage,

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The Local Bands Show

   For more than 27 years, Rick Allison and James Velvet have hosted The Local Bands Show. A weekly half hour of some of the best bands from the Connecticut area. Tune in to this exclusive rebroadcast every Monday about noon-ish to hear what’s happening (or what’s happened) thoughout the many varied local scenes that

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My Week That Was “Top 10 Albums of 2014”

My Week That Was DJ: G.Gone’s Top 10 Albums of 2014 It’s been a long time since I’ve compiled a year-end Top 10 list, so I wasn’t fully prepared for the daunting task of doing so for 2014. It seems to me that 2014 has been one of the better years of music in recent

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This Year's Model, Wednesdays with Maht on Cygnus Radio

This Year’s Model

Wed. 9:00 – 11:00 pm ET Chicago, IL DJ: Maht Each week, Maht delves into the music of a single year from 1950-2000. A mix of hits, rarities and damn fine music from wherever we happen to be in time this week. Except for 1971. 1971 is the worst.   Upcoming Shows: January 21 – 1952

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