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Billie Holiday - Artist of the Month April 2018

Lady Day from April to May

Billie Holiday as April’s Artist of the Month

Paint Misbehavin' to Soul Serenade

Paint Misbehavin' to Soul Serenade!
A Benefit for WICN 90.5FM Radio

Jazz+ for New England

THE TOP CDs of 2017 Part 3


TOP CDs of 2017 Part 3
And so we continue. I’ve highlighted what I consider to be the best CDs of 2017 a through G. Let’s now start with H. Remember, there were SO many new CDs last year (300-plus) and SO many were wonderful, BUT I am featuring less than a quarter of them.
Here goes:

Eliane Elias - Artist of the Month March 2018

Born March 19, 1960 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and currently based in New York City, 90.5 WICN artist of the month, Eliane Elias (pronounced Elly-ahn E-ly-ahs) is one of very few artists to have concurrently released jazz and classical albums.


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Most Spun CDs of 2017

#New Music Monday

Most Spun CDs of 2017

WICN receives hundreds of new CDs every year, sent by artists hoping that their new music - their artistic endeavor - will be shared over the airways, and maybe, just maybe, become heard and liked by enough people that it moves their career forward. Some of these CDS are simply amazing, some are quite good, and others, shall we say, need more work.

Liala Biali


Liala Biali - Liala Biali (Chronograph Records)


So let’s continue with THE FOLK REVIVAL’s ongoing list of best CDs of the past year. This is just the second of four or fiv e blog posts on this subject, as there were SO many won derful CDs in 2017 that I refuse to limit myself to a Top 10 or Top 18 or Top number of any kind. As usual, we will attempt to proceed alphabetically.
I thought I was done with the Cs, but there are two more before I move on to the Ds. So here are the remainder C through G.

Radio Host Michelle Willson

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Willson hosts “Morning Vibe Time” from 6-9am starting Monday, February 5th on 90.5fm and streaming at

Nina Simone - Artist of the month Feb 2018

Nina Simone lived a life filled with music, controversy and passion. Deeply involved with the American civil rights movement, she worked with poet Langston Hughes, with whom she wrote the song” Backlash Blues” and Dr. Martin Luther King, for whom she composed “Why, the King of Love is Dead” after hearing about Dr. King's assassination.


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