Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Burt Bacharach's Best
Celebrate legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, with host Robert Wagner introducing archival performances by the original artists who made the music famous, including Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By,” “I Say a Little Prayer”), B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), The Carpenters (“Close to You”), The Fifth Dimension (“One Less Bell to Answer”), Dusty Springfield (“The Look of Love”), Herb Alpert (“This Guy’s in Love With You”) and many more.
Saturday, June 1 at 9:30 p.m.
The Doobie Brothers Farewell Concert
Recorded at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California in 1982, this concert was the last date on the Doobie Brothers' "Farewell Tour". It was an emotional night and would be their last gig for 5 years. The band played a set containing all their best loved hits from across their career and were joined by founding member Tom Johnston for the last two tracks, with former members John Hartman (also from the original line-up), Tiran Porter and Michael Hossack coming on stage for the celebratory finale of "Listen To The Music".
Saturday, June 1 at 11:00 p.m.
'70s and '80s Soul Rewind
Whoopi Goldberg hosts this new special capturing the smooth, sexy and sophisticated sounds of the greatest groups and solo artists from the 1970s and 1980s from the MY MUSIC and worldwide archives. The program features performances by the Spinners, Lou Rawls, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bill Withers, the Trampps, the Jackson 5 and more.
Monday, June 3 at 9:30 p.m.
The Hollies: Look Through Any Window
.This musical release from '60s and'70s hitmakers The Hollies offers a collection of performances from the band, collected from various concerts and appearances. Some of the songs featured in the release include "Look Through Any Window," "I Can't Let Go," "Stop Stop Stop," and more.
Monday, June 3 at 11:00 p.m.
Woody Guthrie at 100: Live at the Kennedy Center
Celebrate the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birthday with John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Donovan, Ani DiFranco, Rosanne Cash, The Old Crow Medicine Show and more. Recorded live at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, this concert honors the music of America’s great folk singer.
Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m.
The legendary singer performs some of his greatest hits including La Vida Sigue Igual, A Media Luz, Como Han Pasado Los Años and Me Olvidé de Vivir. In a rare interview from his home in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, he talks candidly about his family, his children and his extraordinary career. The special offers an intimate glimpse of the artist and the man.
Thursday, June 6 at 11:00 p.m.
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones
On November 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing three nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to see legendary bluesman Muddy Waters perform. It didn’t take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining him on stage. Later, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Lefty Dizz also played their part. Luckily, this amazing blues night was captured on camera and has now been restored from the original footage, with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain.
Thursday, June 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Moro No Brasil (Sound of Brazil)
This stirring and passionate documentary by Mika Kaurismäki, showcases the diversity and richness of Brazilian music, far beyond Samba and Bossa Nova. Local musicians, singers and dancers perform a wide variety of musical styles. Journeying deep into the heart of Brazil, this program offers unparalled access to the Brazilian people and their culture.
Thursday, June 13 at 9:30 p.m.
Marisa Monte - Memories, Chronicles and Declarations of Love
A lot of excitement surrounded Marisa Monte's new release,Memórias, Crônicas, e Declaracões de Amor, since it had been five years since her last studio album, "Rose and Charcoal" (Her most recent one, "A Great Noise", was a live collection of previous hits). After all, Marisa Monte is one of the rare musical unanimities in Brazil. She is as "pop" as she is "cult", and most agree that she is one of Brazil's best female voices. However short, the album is great listening pleasure. the co-producer, Arto Lindsay , gave a lot of importance to the instruments, which is a rare attitude in albums by vocalists. **Check listings for more air dates.**
Friday, June 14 at 9:00 p.m.
Magic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop
The 1950s could be considered the last days of innocence. While Elvis gyrated to "Jailhouse Rock" and "All Shook Up," Pat Boone mused about "Love Letters In The Sand." Throughout the decade, "family-friendly" artists like Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como continued to release records and rule the AM airwaves. Pop music, short for "popular," was just that: music enjoyed by mom, dad and kids alike. The Best Of 50’s Pop revisits this time with the most memorable songs of the era. Includes #1 hits by Perry Como ("Catch A Falling Star"), Al Martino ("Here In My Heart"), Rosemary Clooney ("Hey There"), Debbie Reynolds ("Tammy"), Doris Day ("Secret Love") and more. **Check listings for more air dates.**