July 22, 2020

After reading Robert Hilburn’s biography of Paul Simon, Bill expanded the Spotlight Artist segment to more than half the show, looking at the singer-songwriter’s career that stretches more than 60 years.

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July 15, 2020

With Bob entering his fifth month of self-quarantine, Bill is playing more music each week, including the return of Spotlight Artist. “All the Good Times,” a new album of cover songs by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, was inspiration to visit the catalog of the Nashville duo.

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July 8, 2020

To paraphrase the late, great Barry White, you “Can’t get enough of Blue Snakes & Banjos, baby.” The legendary singer made his BS&B debut on a show that sailed smoothly until the end when Bill signed off with a song by Rod Hamdallah, then mashed the button for Mandolin Orange. Oh well, it’s all part of the charm.

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July 1, 2020

Bob delayed his return after his salon receptionist tested positive for coronavirus and he had to cancel his haircut. Bill stepped into the breech, wishing Debbie Harry, the leader of Blondie, a happy 75th birthday.

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June 24, 2020

Technical glitches (no live streaming, balky CD players) interrupted the usually seamless pandemic presentation, but Bill persevered to get most of the show recorded. And when an episode opens and closes with legendary songwriter Dan Penn, it’s worth a listen

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June 17, 2020

Just another week of pandemic, protests, presidential rallies and Prine, with a touch of Father’s Day. The holiday is dedicated to Dad, but Bill paid tribute to Jane and Kate Thompson for making him the luckiest guy in the world.

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June 10, 2020

The world is moving at warp speed, and it’s impossible to keep up with events. The Chambers Brothers sang “Time Has Come Today” in 1967. On the day that NASCAR banned the Confederate flag, the reckoning has arrived.

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June 3, 2020

After almost three months of struggling with a global pandemic, protests over the death of George Floyd during a confrontation with Minneapolis police spread across the world. Our WAIF colleague Senovia Byndon, host of “I Hear U,”  joins Bill to offer the perspective of an African-American woman.

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May 27, 2020

It was Bob’s Birthday Week show, but the call-in connection failed again so Bill saluted him in absentia. Turns out the final week in May is chock full of birthdays, however, with famous artists and friends alike.

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May 13, 2020

There would be no rock ‘n’ roll without Little Richard, the flamboyant singer of hits such as “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally,” who died this week at 87.

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Each week, Bob Hust and Bill Thompson feature the best songs – old and new – from artists they have loved for many years and others they have just discovered. The best songs transport people to a time and place. That’s the foundation of BS&B.

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