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.

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

6/2/14: This month on "You Must Remember This," 7:30-8:30pm:  host Allen Secher re-visits favorite standards, and favorite vocal pairings. A few of the artists: Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole;  Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; Eydie Gormé and Steve Lawrence; Keely Smith and Louis Prima; Cleo Laine and Mel Tormé; Tony Bennett and k.d. lang; Tony and Celine Dion;  Tony and Bono...

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

Monumental Disagreements

May 19, 2014

05/26/2014 - This is a country awash in monuments. They adorn traffic circles, street corners and, of course, the National Mall. In this special Memorial Day episode of BackStory, the American History Guys explore the idea of national remembrance. What or whom have Americans chosen to memorialize? And what do these choices say about us?

5/19/14: The May edition of "Indigenous Expressions" features music by  Shadowyze; Floyd Westerman; Buffy Sainte-Marie; Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite; Jeff Healey Band; Garland Jeffreys; Mark Farner with Grand Funk; Derek Miller with Double Trouble; and more.

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

Hulton Archive

5/5/14, 7:30-8:30pm: This month on "You Must Remember This," host Allen Secher profiles the career of singer, Anita O'Day.

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

Unsung Heroes: Cowboy Jack Clement

Apr 28, 2014

4/28/14: This week's Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 8:30pm, is another program in Tom Engelmann's series, "Unsung Heroes."

During a career that lasted over sixty years, Cowboy Jack Clement worked as a musician, recording engineer, producer, arranger and composer. Clement was associated with nearly a thousand recordings for George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings and numerous others.

A true “Unsung Hero,” Clement was a Nashville legend. Join Tom Engelmann as he salutes Cowboy Jack, another influential but overlooked master of modern music.

4/21/14: The April edition of "Indigenous Expressions" features music by Rodriguez; Carlos Santana; The Neville Brothers with Buffy Sainte-Marie; Lila Downs; Richie Havens; The  Chambers Brothers; Tha Tribe, and more.

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

04/14/2014 - This one hour On The Strip Radio Special produced by Ben Manilla takes listeners through a history of this enduring art form from its beginnings up to today.   Through an engaging narrative, host Dianne Nicolini of KFDC and renowned conductor Robert Ziegler tell the story of classical music from Gregorian chants to today's minimalism, highlighting innovations and developments and profiling the lives and works of groundbreaking composers.

4/7/14: This week on the Monday Music Special, 7:30 - 9:00pm:  Allen Secher joins us live in the phone room for a special hour-and-a-half-long Public Radio Week edition of "You Must Remember This." Along with his umbrella, Allen's bringing some standards that discuss the weather. Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Fuller and other crooners predict rain, lovely weather, and spring hang-ups. Secher's forecast: steady showers of financial support from listeners.

Songwriters Summit

Mar 24, 2014

03/31/2014 - Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, and Lyle Lovett are four singer-songwriters who straddle folk and country music.  On this program, they share some of their favorite new songs and old standards, slipping in a few tributes to the city of Los Angeles, home to the Disney Concert Hall.