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Cheryl Burke Of ABC’s DWTS chats with Dr. Alvin

Cheryl Burke Click Here To Listen Cheryl has won over audiences with her creative choreography and effervescent personality. We suspect her dangerously low cut dresses might have something to do with it, too. Joining the show in the second season with a bang, Cheryl won back-to-back disco ball trophies with partner Drew Lachey in Season [...]

Peta Murgatroyd And James Maslow Of ABC’s DWTS chats with Dr. Alvin

James Maslow Click Here To Listen James Maslow partners with Peta Murgatroyd on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. James Maslow is best known as the star of the hit television series Big Time Rush and as a member of the worldwide bestselling music group of the same name. Maslow has headlined sold out tours across [...]

Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon chats with Dr. Alvin

Robert Gordon Click Here To Listen The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960’s segregated south Memphis.

Louis Armstrong: Master Of Modernism by Thomas Brothers chats with Dr. Alvin

Thomas Brothers Click Here To Listen The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet [...]

Here Comes The Night by Joel Selvin chats with Dr. Alvin

Joel Selvin-Here Comes The Night Click Here To Listen Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the golden age of rhythm and blues of the early ’60s and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer [...]

Mavis Staples by Greg Kot

Greg Kot This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Now in her seventies, Mavis has been a fixture in the music world for decades. One of the most enduring artists of popular music, she [...]