The Word From Mose:  A celebration of the music of Mose Allison in film and in performance

Saturday, March 24th at 7 P.M. at The Long Island Museum  
with Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor
WUSB’s Sunday Street Series continues its tradition of celebrating the work of important songwriters and musicians by honoring the music of Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee in 2006 (and long time Smithtown resident), American jazz and blues pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison.
Mose Allison has been described as “one of the finest songwriters in 20th century blues” with an influence on a host of musicians including Pete Townshend, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison, all of them having recorded versions of his songs, with “Young Man Blues,” “Your Mind Is On Vacation” and “Everybody’s Crying Mercy, “ among his better know ones.
The evening’s program will begin with the United States premiere of a short BBC documentary on Mose Allison,  “Ever Since The World Ended,” featuring Van Morrison, Pete Townshend, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Loudon Wainwright III, Frank Black (of The Pixies) and other musicians along with performance footage of Mose Allison.
Following the screening, Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor will share their interpretations of songs written by Mose Allison.
Pete Kennedy, a much-in-demand guitarist is also known for his work with his wife Maura as the folk/rock duo, The Kennedys.  Abbie Gardner, an acclaimed dobro player, has toured for several years as part of the trio Red Molly and also performs as a solo artist, while Pat Wictor, a guitarist and dobro player, is known for his solo work and his touring with the vocal trio Brother Sun. Jack Licitra is an acclaimed keyboard player and guitarist, with his group, Jack’s Waterfall, and was a member of the seminal Water Street Blues Band.
Allison’s son John will be attending, along with the likely attendance of other members of his family.
Advance sale tickets are $25 through Friday, March 23rd  at with tickets at the door for $30 (cash only).

‘OH LUCY!’ Director, Atsuko Hirayanagi, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Atsuko Hirayanagi will be Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday on ‘The Sounds of Film.’ Atsuko is the writer, director and producer of the critically-acclaimed hit, ‘OH LUCY!’

‘OH LUCY!’ follows Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) who lives a meaningless life in Tokyo. After her niece suggests that she take an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blond wig, Setsuko develops romantic feelings for her new American instructor, John (Josh Harnett). When he suddenly disappears, Setsuko embarks on trip halfway around the world in search of him. This unexpected journey to Southern California changes Setsuko forever.

Feminist director Lizzie Borden and Strong Island’s Yance Ford on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Controversial feminist filmmaker Lizzie Borden and director, Yance Ford, will be Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ Lizzie Borden will be speaking about her classic indie film, ‘Born in Flames.’ Yance Ford will be speaking about this year’s Oscar nominee, ‘Strong Island.’

The newly restored high definition version of ‘Born in the Flames’ offers viewers the opportunity to see this provocative classic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after a social democratic cultural revolution. The film tells the story of Adelaide Norris, a black radical founder of the Woman’s Army who is mysteriously killed. Her death, then, incites a diverse coalition of women from all races, classes and sexual preferences to fight against the “System” of oppression.

Lizzie Borden is an award-winning director, writer, and producer best known for her films ‘Born in Flames’ and ‘Working Girls.’ ‘Born in Flames’ premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. ‘Filmmaker’ magazine named it one of “The Most Important 50 Independent Films.” Her film ‘Working Girls’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight and won Best Feature at the Sundance Film Festival.

‘Strong Island’ is an Oscar-nominated documentary airing on Netflix about the 1992 Long Island murder of William Jr. Ford, a black 24 year-old teacher from Central Islip. Although Ford was unarmed, he became the prime suspect in his own murder. Director Yance Ford examines his family’s journey from the Jim Crow South to the presumed safety of the Long Island suburbs. ‘Strong Island’ was the winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize.

RIP Felipito Palacios

Last night, WUSB lost one of our original broadcasters and a dear friend. Felipito Palacios was the host of Onda Nueva, the king of Brentwood’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, an advocate for justice, a cornerstone of Long Island’s Salsa community, and the source of the warmest hugs. He inspired so many of those who volunteer at this station with his passion and support and injected so much energy into our studio walls with his jubilant live sets and hearty laugh. Our radio family is heartbroken and numb; it is thankful for the time we got to spend with this extraordinary man. WUSB is committed to celebrating Felipito’s legacy and we will be sharing our memories and his music in a more formal way both on and off air in the days and weeks to come. We encourage all the community leaders, musicians, and listeners who got a chance to spend some time with him to do the same.

Andre Michot on FINN's REVOLUTION


Tonight on Finn's Revolution at 7:00 PM, we celebrate Fat Tuesday with some rollicking tunes to accompany that gumbo.

At 8:00 PM ANDRE MICHOT of New Orleans' own LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS joins us to talk about their 2018 Grammy win and their Mardi Gras gig in Patchogue this Friday!

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