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Wednesday, April 26th, 3pm - 6pm: Tom Wilson's Music Factory #15 - Orpheus
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On April 26th, we'll hear Bruce Arnold, leader of the Boston-based soft-rock band Orpheus, and Alan Lorber, the band's producer and arranger. Lorber was the svengali behind the late 1960s "Bosstown Sound," which was an east coast counterpart to the San Francisco psych scene. Lorber and Arnold devote part of this Music Factory episode to illustrating the production and arranging process behind the Orpheus song "I've Never Seen Love Like This." This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 3pm - 6pm: Joe Frank - The Box" and "Third World Country"
Radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On May 3rd, we'll air two half-hour episodes. From Joe's THE OTHER SIDE series, we'll hear "The Box." Joe takes over the family business following his father's death. While working late one night, he's confronted by an enigmatic woman dressed in black holding a mysterious box. And from Joe's IN THE DARK series we'll hear "Third World Country." Wherever he goes, Joe is confronted by squalor, misery, and human suffering, and he reacts with brutal candor.

Wednesday, May 10th, 3pm - 6pm: Tom Wilson's Music Factory #16 - Appletree Theatre
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On May 10th, Tom Wilson welcomes to the Factory John Boylan, one-half of the two-brother band Appletree Theatre. In addition to presenting tracks by Appletree from their album "Playback," Wilson spins tunes by Jimmy Smith, Ultimate Spinach, the Blues Project, and Pat Williams. Also in the program, Wilson and Pauline Rivelli, editor of Jazz & Pop magazine, discuss the increasing confluence of jazz and rock, name-checking Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Zappa, Sun Ra, and John Coltrane along the way.


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