WPKN Archives: Connections: Funk, Soul and the magic of music in a time of social isolation

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Episode: Connections: Funk, Soul and the magic of music in a time of social isolation

March 20, 2020 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. It's spontaneous!! Includes an exploration of funk and soul music, plus any music that feels right in a time when we're all going through social isolation together. 

Allen Toussaint, Stevie Wonder with Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff, Tom Tom Club, The Funk Brothers, Toots & The Maytals, Smiley Lewis, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Sly & The Family Stone, Rufus Thomas, The Supremes, Booker T & The MG's, Elliott Randall and friends, Todd Rundgren, John Lennon, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eddie Floyd. 

Plus Elvis Presley, Sir Mack Rice, Talking Heads, The Beach Boys, Alex Chilton, Spinal Tap, The Mar-Keys, Warren Zevon, The Chips, Carole King, Flowers of America, Tavares, The Squeaky Chairs, Random Asides and whatever happened in the moment. 

It feels like a real good time to be there for each other in any way we can. 

Thanks for tuning in!!! 


The previous episode, from March 13 is also here in archives: 

Connections in a time of change...


Includes Lennon, Dylan, Jimmy Cliff, Donovan, Lovin' Spoonful, Byrds, Seeds, Louis Armstrong plus new music by Willie Nelson, Chuck Prophet, Skylar Gudasz, Martha Mooke, Rachelle Garniaz, Jenny O., Jonathan Wilson, The Lickerish Quartet, Miranda Lambert, Elephant Stone and much more. 


For info, updates and occasional photos, videos and articles, please join the Facebook page Connections on WPKN.  

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

Thanks for tuning in!

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