guitarist http://wemu.org en Corey Christianson Creates Contemporary Cowboy Tunes http://wemu.org/post/corey-christianson-creates-contemporary-cowboy-tunes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Is the guitar today’s universal instrument? Actually, the voice is our first and most universal instrument, but the guitar could follow shortly behind it. In permutations from the oud to the cittern, zither, bouzouki and many others, portable stringed instruments are easy to transport and play while singing. These instruments including today’s modern guitars are versatile in all styles of music.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:19:01 +0000 Linda Yohn 29839 at http://wemu.org Corey Christianson Creates Contemporary Cowboy Tunes Beloved Detroit blues great Johnnie Bassett tops WEMU's Sweet 16 with "I Can Make That Happen" http://wemu.org/post/beloved-detroit-blues-great-johnnie-bassett-tops-wemus-sweet-16-i-can-make-happen <p>It was a bittersweet occasion when Detroit blues great Johnnie Bassett's new CD "I Can Make That Happen" once again topped WEMU's "Sweet 16" of most-played CDs for the week.&nbsp; Just after the disc was released nationally, Johnnie passed away on August 4th due to cancer.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:14:57 +0000 Linda Yohn 18170 at http://wemu.org Beloved Detroit blues great Johnnie Bassett tops WEMU's Sweet 16 with "I Can Make That Happen" In first week of release, Johnnie Bassett's "I Can Make That Happen" tops WEMU's "Sweet 16". http://wemu.org/post/first-week-release-johnnie-bassetts-i-can-make-happen-tops-wemus-sweet-16 <p><strong>WEMU &ldquo;SWEET SIXTEEN&rdquo; AIRPLAY June 4 to June 10, 2012:&nbsp; </strong></p><p><strong>LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR&nbsp;</strong></p><p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; JOHNNIE BASSETT&nbsp; &ldquo;I Can Make That Happen&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; (Sly Dog Records)</p><p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; JAZZ SOUL SEVEN &ldquo;Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield&rdquo; (BFM)</p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; JOAN OSBORNE &ldquo;Bring It On Home&rdquo; (Saguaro Road)</p><p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ESPERANZA SPALDING&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Radio Music Society&rdquo;&nbsp; (Heads Up/Montuno)</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:05:27 +0000 Linda Yohn 15214 at http://wemu.org In first week of release, Johnnie Bassett's "I Can Make That Happen" tops WEMU's "Sweet 16".