Music Special

Monday 8:00 PM -9:00 PM

Montana Public Radio airs a one-hour music special or music documentary program each week from local and national producers.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' landmark album "Rubber Soul", producer Paul Ingles presents another in his acclaimed series of specials on Beatles' history. Over a dozen musicians, music writers and Beatles fans comment on the significance of this 1965 release by the band.

Listen online or on your radio, Monday, Nov. 30 at 8:00 p.m. on MTPR

Tune in to "Giving Thanks" a contemporary celebration of the spirit of Gratitude. Thursday November 26, at 7:00 p.m.

Whether you're in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, "Giving Thanks" provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words. Tune in at 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving, online or on your radio.

Jack Bruce was originally trained as a cellist, but he went on to have a successful career as  a member of “Cream” and as a leader and sideman on numerous rock and jazz recordings.  Chris Squire had no formal musical education but he was one of the founders of “Yes.”   The two them helped to define the bass as a rock ‘n’ roll instrument.  Join Tom Engelmann as he salutes these two aces of bass in another edition of 'Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music.

Famed blues guitarist B.B. King in a 2009 performance
Tom Beetz

In June 2004, John Floridis and "Musicians' Spotlight" co-host Brian Kopper had the opportunity to talk shop with B.B. King on his tour bus.

As part of Missoula's 2014 Big Read project, two music scholars, Doug Bradley and Hugo Keesing, share their insights with "Folk Show" host John Myers on what American popular and folk music of the 1960s and 1970s can tell us about the Vietnam War.

This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: host Allen Secher is not sitting on his laurels; he's going places. "Let's Get Away From It All," "Kalamazoo," "San Francisco," "Chicago," and "New York, New York" are just the start of this road trip.

You Must Remember This is hosted by Allen Secher and airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 8:30pm.

(Broadcast: "Monday Music Special," 10/6/14)

William P. Gottlieb. William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress)

This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: through songs and interviews with the young Frank Sinatra, host Allen Secher reminds us of the phenomenon of the 1930s and 1940s known as Sinatramania. "Would you believe that in 1940, Frank Sinatra was as big as the Beatles or Elvis in their time, or any rock star you can name today?" Or as the New York Herald Tribune put it: "It is a slightly disturbing spectacle to witness the almost synchronized screams that come from the audience as he closes his eyes, or moves his body slightly sideways."

For the last thirty years, recording engineer and production coordinator Toby Scott has been recording and archiving Bruce Springsteen's concert and studio sessions, lending his skills to nearly every Springsteen project since Darkness On the Edge of Town.

The July edition of "Indigenous Expression" features music by  Jimi Hendrix, John Trudell, Jim Boyd, Tom Morello, Los Lonely Boys, Richie Havens, Vincent Craig, Northern Cree, and more.

Join host David Sam for "Indigenous Expression" Monday at 7:30pm, once a month, for indigenous music and words from around the world.

7/7/14: This month on You Must Remember This, 7:30-8:30pm: host Allen Secher features singer Michael Feinstein's renditions of Gershwin songs, with introductions by Feinstein. In addition, you'll hear archival music and conversation from George and Ira Gershwin, Tony Thomas and Oscar Levant.

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.