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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 #256

4/15/2019
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An alternate version of Nazz's biggest hit; album cuts by Jefferson Airplane, It's A Beautiful Day, and Sly & The Family Stone; 45s by garage bands Randy & the Radiants, the Different Parts, and the Outcasts; plus records by the Rainy Daze (pictured), Turquoise, the Beatles, Sandy Denny & the Strawbs; and more music from the swinging 60s.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #255

4/9/2019
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Album tracks by Pink Floyd, Donovan, and the Cyrkle; garage rock by Mouse & The Traps (pictured) , We The People, and the Mountain Men; soul vibes courtesy of Clarence Carter, JJ Barnes, and Fred Hughes; plus records by Rupert's People, the Sons Of Champlin, the Animals, and more cool stuff from the 60s.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #254

4/3/2019
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Records by Timebox, Small Faces, the Seeds, and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, a track from Them's first album, a smokin' cut by Aretha Franklin's big sister Erma; plus 45s by garage band the Muffets, David Clayton Thomas, Simple Simon & The Piemen,.... and more gems from the 60s.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #253

3/26/2019
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Includes a track from the Strawberry Alarm Clock's first album; a Monkees song that was meant to be the first single on which they played all the instruments but was hung up in a publishing snafu until 1987; also, one by the San Francisco band the Charlatans which featured Dan Hicks; plus records by Quicksilver Messenger Service, the 13th Floor Elevators, Jimmy Hughes, and more gems from the 60s.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #252

3/19/2019
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Lined up for you this hour: an early one by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; album cuts by the Byrds, Tim Buckley, HP Lovecraft, Clear Light, and Jimi Hendrix; plus the Kinks, Neil Diamond, Orpheus, and more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #251

3/12/2019
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Coming your way in this hour: psychedelia by Love, the Factory, and Focus Three; some tongue-in-cheek psychedelia from Dave Van Ronk & the Hudson Dusters and the Hombres; 45s from garage bands the FBI, the Del-Vetts, and the Nightcrawlers; plus the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Barbara Lynn, and more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #250

3/5/2019
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Album tracks by the Blues Magoos, Los Bravos, the Who, and Spanky Wilson; 45s from Mary Wells, the Mamas & the Papas, the Allusions, Thee Midniters, Eternity's Children, and the Chocolate Watch Band; plus records by the Beach Boys, Les Fleurs De Lys, and more music from the swinging 60s.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #249

2/26/2019
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The psychedelic quotient is pretty high this hour with tracks by Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane, Orphan Egg (pictured), the Action, and the Evil I; the garage band sound is represented by the Gray Things, the Ides, and the Split Ends; plus you'll hear records by Bobbie Gentry, the Lovin' Spoonful, the Kelly Brothers, Marmalade, unreleased Simon & Garfunkel, and lots more.

Duration:00:58:56

Dig #248

2/19/2019
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Album cuts by the Hollies, the Rascals, the Beatles, and the Dave Clark Five; 45s by the Dovers, the Four More, and the Basement Wall; the original single version of “Time Has Come Today” by the Chambers Brothers; psychedelia from Tomorrow, the Bonniwell Music Machine, and the New Mix; and more cool sounds from the 1960s.

Duration:00:58:56

Dig #247

2/12/2019
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Album cuts by Tommy James & The Shondells, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and the Kinks; early progressive rock by Graffiti and Spooky Tooth; soul sounds from the Impressions, Sloan Bey, and Roy Lee Johnson; garage band 45s by the Grains of Sound, the Landlords, and the Guise; plus the Beau Brummels, the Creation, the Merry-Go-Round, and more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #246

2/6/2019
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Included: a 1968 single by Bettye Lavette; 45s by garage bands the Primates, Frankie St John & the Penetrations, and the Sonics; early Beatles; a single by the Flies; album cuts by the Zombies, Fairport Convention, Cream, Brewer & Shipley, and the Turtles; and more music from the coolest decade ever.

Duration:00:59:00

Dig #245

2/3/2019
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We've got lesser-known songs by some of the biggest artists of the decade: Big Brother & the Holding Company, the Moody Blues, the Electric Prunes, the Yardbirds, and the Monkees; a mid-60s cut by the Rising Sons, a band that included Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder in its members; some sweet soul from Baby Washington and Salena Jones; garage band 45s and more.

Duration:00:58:57

Dig #244

1/22/2019
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1967 singles by Question Mark & The Mysterians (no, not "96 Tears"), the Move, and Buffalo Springfield; album cuts by Ford Theatre, the Poppy Family and Love; garage band 45s by the Cellar Dwellers, the Exotics, and Kenny & the Kasuals; soul 45s by Don Bryant and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, plus more music from the swingin' 60s.

Duration:00:58:56

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