Caravan with Bill Beckett

Fridays at 9pm

So Much Music - So Little Time

The Caravan is a Weekly program featuring a diverse selection of music and hosted by Bill Beckett. Each week you'll hear selections from across the globe in a mosaic designed to carry you along effortlessly. The program will feature a broad mix in hour one with certain recurring themes. 

Hour two will feature live concert material gathers from around the country and world, from locally produced concert recorded in our new studios to concert we record at venues around our listening region. We will also feature specials on a variety of musical subjects and live CD material as well.

Hour three is simply called be quiet and play the music. This hour is designed as a 52:00 minute segment of music with no breaks. A listening experience that is unique. Underneath the music is a sort of hidden theme that only Bill knows and he's not telling, so you can approach the hour and let it affect you in your own unique way. Bill will return near the end to let you know what you've heard and close out with one final song.

Tune in Friday at 9:00 p.m. for the Caravan. Bill has a vast library of music and a deep love of all genre's from Indian Raga's and Delta Blues to Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Alternative, and World and more. We hope you enjoy the experience and discover new music each week as well as hear familiar favorite.

For More Information contact Bill at wbeckett@lsus.edu.

Scott Crain / Used by permission

Airs Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll listen to new songs from Simone Dinnerstein with Tift Merritt and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some classic cuts by John Trudell, Norah Jones and King Curtis. For Blues at the Bottom we'll flash back to Robert Johnson and we'll hear from Neil Young, and in our concert Hour we'll join Chitravina Ravikiran and Rajeev Taranath for a raga recorded live at the India Nights Concert 2013 and in our final hour join us as we visit with The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter. 

Press Image / producer - Paul Ingles

Airs Friday, June 17, at 10 p.m. Radio Producer Paul Ingles mines his many documentaries on Beatles albums for a few stories that show off producer George Martin’s contributions to Beatles records. The legendary record producer died March 8, 2016, at the age of 90.

Songs include, "In My Life," "Rain," "I'm Only Sleeping," "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," "She's Leaving Home," "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite," "Within You Without You," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight," "The End".

Ten For David

Jun 17, 2016
Press Image / Paul Ingles - producer

Airs Friday, June 17, at 9 p.m. Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Track Listing

Under Pressure (excerpt)
Lazarus
Moonage Daydream
Let’s Dance
Day-In, Day Out
Speed of Life (excerpt)
Heroes
Starman
Rebel Rebel
Ashes to Ashes (excerpt)
The Jean Genie
Knock on Wood
Win
Suffragette City
Golden Years (excerpt)

Scott Crain / Used by permission

Airs Friday, June 10, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we take a page from Randall Bramblett, Tim Easton, Paul Lee Kupfer & Ian Thomas Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, plus blues by AJ & Two Tone Blues Band, Jazzianna, and Dr. John. Then in our concert hour we travel back to India Nights 2013 for a concert featuring Rajeev Taranath and Chitravina N. Ravikiran and in our final hour we’ll walk Along the High Ridges.

Press Image / Paul Ingles

Airs Friday, June 3, at 10 p.m. Paul Ingles shares favorites from the Eagles catalog that feature Glenn Frey who died January 18. (It's 13 songs actually but we figured the songwriter in Glenn would like the rhyme.)

Song List:

Chug All Night
Somebody
Take It Easy
Outlaw Man
Good Day In Hell
Ol' 55
Peaceful Easy Feeling
You Are Not
Alone
How Long
James Dean
Already Gone
Out of Control
It's Your World Now
What Do I Do With My Heart

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