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DIG: An excavation deep into the pop music of the 1960s

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An upbeat exploration of the music of the swinging 1960s: rock 'n' roll, soul, garage, psychedelia, girl groups, b-sides, album cuts, and more. Weekly program, 59:00. Originated on WNCW -FM Spindale/Asheville/Greenville. The years between the release of "Meet the Beatles" and "Abbey Road" were loaded with some of the most exhilarating music ever made, and today's hippest tunes continue to reflect the influence of that era. Dig! is a trip back at that magical time, with album cuts, obscure 45s, as well as songs from the icons of the decade. Context and back stories complete the "trip" back to the grooviest decade ever. Host Kim Clark is the former program director of WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC. For three consecutive years, she was voted one of western North Carolina's favorite radio personalities by the readers of Asheville's Mountain Xpress arts and entertainment weekly. "Dig" won a Zeitgeist Award from PRX (Public Radio Exchange) in 2015. The show is broadcast weekly on over a dozen terrestrial radio stations in the US and Britain. For more, visit digradio.org.

An upbeat exploration of the music of the swinging 1960s: rock 'n' roll, soul, garage, psychedelia, girl groups, b-sides, album cuts, and more. Weekly program, 59:00. Originated on WNCW -FM Spindale/Asheville/Greenville. The years between the release of "Meet the Beatles" and "Abbey Road" were loaded with some of the most exhilarating music ever made, and today's hippest tunes continue to reflect the influence of that era. Dig! is a trip back at that magical time, with album cuts, obscure 45s, as well as songs from the icons of the decade. Context and back stories complete the "trip" back to the grooviest decade ever. Host Kim Clark is the former program director of WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC. For three consecutive years, she was voted one of western North Carolina's favorite radio personalities by the readers of Asheville's Mountain Xpress arts and entertainment weekly. "Dig" won a Zeitgeist Award from PRX (Public Radio Exchange) in 2015. The show is broadcast weekly on over a dozen terrestrial radio stations in the US and Britain. For more, visit digradio.org.
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An upbeat exploration of the music of the swinging 1960s: rock 'n' roll, soul, garage, psychedelia, girl groups, b-sides, album cuts, and more. Weekly program, 59:00. Originated on WNCW -FM Spindale/Asheville/Greenville. The years between the release of "Meet the Beatles" and "Abbey Road" were loaded with some of the most exhilarating music ever made, and today's hippest tunes continue to reflect the influence of that era. Dig! is a trip back at that magical time, with album cuts, obscure 45s, as well as songs from the icons of the decade. Context and back stories complete the "trip" back to the grooviest decade ever. Host Kim Clark is the former program director of WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC. For three consecutive years, she was voted one of western North Carolina's favorite radio personalities by the readers of Asheville's Mountain Xpress arts and entertainment weekly. "Dig" won a Zeitgeist Award from PRX (Public Radio Exchange) in 2015. The show is broadcast weekly on over a dozen terrestrial radio stations in the US and Britain. For more, visit digradio.org.

Language:

English

Contact:

828-287-8000


Episodes

Dig #243

1/16/2019
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On deck: the Doors live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968, a 1965 single by the Who that became an anthem for the Mods; album cuts by Simon & Garfunkel, Orphan Egg, and Strawbs; a Spencer Davis Group b-side, plus records by Delaney & Bonnie, the Easybeats, garage bands, and others.

Duration:00:57:54

Dig #242

1/11/2019
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You'll hear album cuts by Pink Floyd, Dusty Springfield, the Seeds, and the Mamas & The Papas; soul 45s by the Freeman Brothers, the Rayons, and the Webs; garage band 45s; plus Hearts & Flowers, HP Lovecraft (pictured), Paul Revere & The Raiders, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more.

Duration:00:58:56

Dig #241

1/4/2019
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Included: a demo from the Beatles White Album sessions, Ike & Tina Turner covering the Beatles, a 1965 hit for the Kinks that marked a turning point for them; 45s by garage bands the Enfields, the Jades, and the Memphis Nomads (pictured); a Beach Boys cut from the Pet Sounds album, and more records from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.

Duration:00:57:56

Dig #240: Two Hours Of Nothing But 45s!

12/28/2018
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The annual all-45 edition of the show: We'll be camping out on the obscure end of the 1960s music spectrum as we welcome in the new year at 45 revolutions per minute, looking back over the best of our 7-inch discoveries from the past year. On the way, singles by the Loose Ends (featuring T-bone Burnett), the Live Five, Herbie Goins & the Night-Timers, the Rainy Daze, the Roosters, the Underdogs, and many more.

Duration:01:56:00

Dig #238

12/14/2018
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We'll enjoy music by Grapefruit, Morning Glory, the Association, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Sweetwater, the Beach Boys, girl group the Bittersweets, Ella Washington, garage band 45s, and more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #237

12/7/2018
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Here's a partial list of the records we'll listen to: a cut from the debut album by Chicago Transit Authority; 45s by garage bands the Us Too Group, the Regents, and the Foggy Notions; a late '66 single by Van Dyke Parks; B-sides by Joe Cocker and the Left Banke; plus songs by Laura Lee, Peter & Gordon, Richard & Mimi Farina, and the Steve Miller Band.

Duration:00:58:56

Dig #236

11/28/2018
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Qued up for you: album tracks by the Troggs, Status Quo, Notes from the Underground, and Aretha Franklin; a 1967 single by James Taylor's first band, the Flying Machine; cool soul 45s by the Other Brothers and Willie Gauff with the Love Brothers; a baroque pop b-side by the Rolling Stones that got well into the US top 40; plus songs by the the Sorrows, Marianne Faithfull, and American garage bands.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #235

11/23/2018
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Album tracks by the Kinks, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and the Beatles; 45s by Margie Hendrix, the Gants, the Foggy Notions, and Saturday's Children, and Howard Tate; plus songs by the Grateful Dead, the Gestures, Dantalian's Chariot, the American Breed, and many others.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #234

11/17/2018
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You'll hear a KILLER 1968 live cut by Bobbie Gentry off the “Girl from Chickasaw County” box set; a single-only release by Canned Heat; tracks from the '67 debut albums by Al Green, Fairport Convention (pictured), Procol Harum, and Janis Ian; and 45s by garage bands the Moving Sidewalks, the Aardvarks, and the King Bees.

Duration:00:59:16

Dig #233

11/9/2018
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45s by garage bands Richard & The Young Lions and the Morticians, one from soul master Edwin Starr, some sultry soul on a '65 single by Brenda Holloway, a trippy '68 album track by the Animals, plus Tommy James & the Shondells, the Zombies, Swedish band the Lee Kings, the Standells, and much more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #232

11/2/2018
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We'll hear from the Youngbloods, the Marmalade, the Cryan' Shames, and Tony Joe White; listen to 45s by garage bands the Rogues, the Enfields (pictured), and the Guilloteens; check out some records out of 1960s Australia, Lebanon, Sweden, and Norway, and much more from across the 60s pop music spectrum.

Duration:00:58:58

Dig #231

10/27/2018
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We'll uncover gems by Orange Bicycle, Etta James, Ultimate Spinach, and Tim Buckley; check in to see what a couple of 1950s icons were up to in the '60s, plus hear records by the Mamas and the Papas, the Nice, the Rolling Stones, the Brood, and more.

Duration:00:58:56

Dig #230

10/18/2018
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We'll listen to a fantastic Hollies b-side, album cuts by Country Joe & The Fish, the Chocolate Watch Band, the Kinks, and Sly & the Family Stone; plus Captain Beefheart, Joe Tex, the Cyrkle, some obscure 45s, and more.

Duration:00:58:56

Dig #229

10/12/2018
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Album cuts by Big Brother & The Holding Company, the Beach Boys, and Wilson Pickett; a cool 1966 single by Chuck Berry; a '66 hit for Paul Revere & the Raiders; plus early British beat, Blood Sweat and Tears, Les Fleur de Lys, Mitch Ryder, the Turtles; and more.

Duration:00:58:56

Dig #228

10/3/2018
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45s out of the mid-60s Pacific Northwest scene; album tracks by Ray Charles, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, the Easybeats, and Neil Young; plus records by the Magic Mushrooms, Danny White, the End, the Mojo Men, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, the End, and more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #227

9/30/2018
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Here are some of the records lined up for you this hour: album tracks by Sam & Dave, the Beatles, the Rascals, and Front Page Review; 45s by the Quadrangle, Our Plastic Dream, and the Indian singer Biddu (who was backed by some really BIG names); the 1966 soul single that inspired one of the Spencer Davis Group's biggest hits; and more gems from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.

Duration:00:59:17

Dig #226

9/20/2018
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We'll hear the Who covering the Rolling Stones, the Rolling Stones covering a New Orleans R&B classic, classic R&B by Brenton Wood and Laura Lee, a bunch of under-the-radar singles from 1967, plus records by the Blue Things, the Action, It's A Beautiful Day, Bob Dylan, and more gems from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.

Duration:00:59:09

Dig #224

9/8/2018
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Lined up for you: records by Elephant's Memory, Otis Redding, the Remains, the Grassroots, and John's Children; 45s by Ike and Tina Turner, the Sons of Adam, Deepest Blue, and the 4 of Us, album cuts by Simon & Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick, and the Grateful Dead, plus more gems from across the 1960s pop music spectrum.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #223

8/30/2018
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A cool mid-60s cut by the Everly Brothers; album tracks by Ten Years After, Iron Butterfly, and the Left Banke; a Bettye Lavette 45, early David Bowie; 1967 garage band singles; plus records by the Pretty Things, Faine Jade, the Master's Apprentices, and more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #222

8/23/2018
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45s by garage bands the Grim Reepers, the Live Five, Our Gang, and the Tempos; album cuts by the Mamas and the Papas, the Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, and David Ruffin; a Jackie Wilson b-side; tracks from the Australian band the Twilights and the British psychedelic band Skip Bifferty; plus much more from across the spectrum of 1960s pop music.

Duration:00:58:57