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1999-2000 Season

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October 1999
SOTM: “The Cup of Life” (Ricky Martin)
The Birth of the Blues
Cool Music Web Sites
Claude Debussy
Ricky Martin
Choreographer Travis Payne
World Beat: Puerto Rico

November 1999
SOTM: “Sometimes” (Britney Spears)
Early Female Blues Singers
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Arnold Schoenberg
Smash Mouth
Britney Spears

December 1999
Songs of the Month: “Feliz Navidad”
“Joy to the World”
“Shine, Little Candles”
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
Producer Steve Albini
Bela Bartok
Early Blues Guitarists
Lenny Kravitz
Les Misérables
Music in the 21st Century: What’s Next?
R&B Girl Groups

January 2000
SOTM: “All Star” (Smash Mouth)
Christina Aguilera
The Dixie Chicks
Inventor Robert Moog
The Phantom of the Opera
Igor Stravinsky
Who’s New in Blues
The Year in Pop

February 2000
SOTM: “Sir Duke” (Stevie Wonder)
Count Basie
Grammy Preview
Brian McKnight
Miss Saigon
Dmitri Shostakovich
Arranger Linda Twine
Stevie Wonder

March 2000
SOTM: “Reflection” (from Mulan)
Nadia Boulanger
Aaron Copland
Publicist Felice Ecker
Jekyll & Hyde
Women in Music: Clara Ponty
Women in Music: Regina Carter
Women in Music: Natalie MacMaster

April 2000
SOTM: “Smooth” (Santana)
Marc Anthony
Beauty and the Beast
John Cage
David Foster
The Music of Mexico
Instrument company president Bill Schultz

May 2000
SOTM: “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica)
Backstreet Boys
Leonard Bernstein
Charlotte Church
MP3 files
Put on Your Own Broadway Musical
Cartoon composer John Siegler
Shannon Curfman
N’Sync, 98 Degrees

1998-1999 Season

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October 1998
SOTM: “All My Life”
The Baroque
George & Ira Gershwin
Rap in the Classroom
Frank Sinatra

November 1998
SOTM: “As Long As You Love Me”
The Classical Era: 1750-1825
Cuban Dance Rhythms
Vocal Groups: New Boys on the Block
Rodgers & Hammerstein
The Sound of Music

December 1998
SOTM: “On Broadway”
The Civil War Heads for Broadway
The Girls Choir of Harlem
Leiber & Stoller
Sarah McLachlan
Jennifer Paige
The Romantic Era
The Swing Revival

January 1999
SOTM: “My Heart Will Go On”
The 20th Century
Bacharach & David
The Dixie Chicks
Christian McBride
The Sounds of West Africa
The Year in Pop

February 1999
SOTM: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)”
Ray Charles
The Evolution of Black Music
Grammy Preview
Songs of the Slaves

March 1999
SOTM: “The Locomotion”
Amy Beach
Celtic Harp Enters the 21st Century
Carole King & Gerry Goffin
Women in the Hall of Fame

April 1999
SOTM: “Hey Jude”
Rock Lyrics
Goo Goo Dolls
Faith Hill
Mahalia Jackson
John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Vivaldi and The Four Seasons

May 1999
SOTM: “I’m Your Angel”
Andrea Bocelli
Duke Ellington
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel

1997-1998 Season

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October 1997
SOTM: “Say You’ll Be There”
The Bee Gees
Johannes Brahms
Talented Teens

November 1997
SOTM: “We Danced Anyway”
Deana Carter
Jakob Dylan
Figaro in The Barber of Seville
Music Websites
Tim Noah
The Retro Romeos of R&B

December 1997
SOTM: “Twist and Shout”
The Barrio Boyzz
Kirk Franklin: Gospel Revolution
John Lee Hooker
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Vocal Groups: The Choral Tradition
Songwriter Diane Warren

January 1998
SOTM: “For You I Will”
A Cappella and Doo-Wop
The Duke in Rigoletto
Fleetwood Mac
The Lion King
Male Vocal Types
Elvis Presley – Graceland
The Year in Pop

February 1998
SOTM: “My Girl”
Boyz II Men
Berry Gordy Jr.
Grammy Preview
Langston Hughes
The Legends of R&B
Awadagin Pratt
Dinah Washington – Blues Legend

March 1998
SOTM: “You Were Meant For Me”
Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly
Female Singer/Songwriters
Female Vocal Types
Girl Groups
Joni Mitchell
Rachel Portman

April 1998
SOTM: “Aquarius”
Stephane Grappelli
Mixed Voices
Second-Generation Rockers
Will Smith
John Philip Sousa
Shinichi Suzuki

May 1998
SOTM: “La Bamba”
All About Ska
Brunhilde in The Ring
Gloria Estefan
Alejandro Fernandez
Gershwin’s 100th Birthday
Janet Jackson
Ritchie Valens

1996-1997 Season

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October 1996
SOTM: “Livin’ in the Fridge”
Weird Al Yankovic
Great Pop Producers
Gregorian Chant
How to Succeed in Business…
Major and Minor
The Roots of Reggae

November 1996
SOTM: “Because You Loved Me”
Tracy Chapman
Dance the Macarena!
Manuel de Falla
John Hammond
Musicians for Music Education
Kenny Wayne Shepherd

December 1996
SOTM: “Getting to Know You”
Han-Na Chang
Quincy Jones
The King and I
New Edition
The Presidents of the United States of America
LeAnn Rimes

January 1997
SOTM: “One Sweet Day”
Brooks & Dunn
Larry Goldings
Music and the Internet
Phil Spector
The Year in Pop

February 1997
SOTM: “Stand By Me”
The Apollo Theater
George Benson
Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk
James Brown
The Grammys
George Martin

March 1997
SOTM: “If You Asked Me To”
Celine Dion
Diana Krall
Mindy McCready
Clara Schumann
Anoushka Shankar

April 1997
SOTM: “Don’t Speak”
Harmonic Rhythm
Harmonica: A Brief History
Helen Huang
Wynton Marsalis
No Doubt
Dan Storper (world music)

May 1997
Songs of the Month: “I Believe I Can Fly”
“In This Moment”
Grammy in the Schools
Enrique Iglesias
R. Kelly
Franz Schubert
Producer Milton Okun

1995-1996 Season

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October 1995
SOTM: “Hold My Hand”
Back to Basics: Melody
Jascha Heifetz
Hootie & the Blowfish
Personal Stereos
Soul for Real
Surf Music

November 1995
SOTM: “I’ll Be There For You”
Punk & New Wave
Frank Sinatra
Jerry Garcia: A Tribute
Neil Young

December 1995
SOTM: “Colors of the Wind”
Teodross Avery
Beauty and the Beast
Melissa Etheridge
Arturo Toscanini

January 1996
SOTM: “You Are Not Alone”
The Music of Java
Glenn Miller
The Rembrandts
Soft Rock
Giuseppe Verdi
The Year in Pop

February 1996
SOTM: “As I Lay Me Down”
Back to Basics: Rhythm
The Music of Bali
Ella Fitzgerald
B.B. King
Rock ‘n’ Roll
William Grant Still

March 1996
SOTM: “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
Maria Callas, Part I
Alison Krauss
Soul and R&B
Women in the Hall of Fame
Y.E.S. to Jobs

April 1996
SOTM: “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”
Back to Basics: Form
Maria Callas, Part II
Publicist Jacqueline Rhinehart
Shania Twain

May 1996
SOTM: “Day By Day”
The Beatles
Mariah Carey
Songwriter Stephen Schwartz
Regional Rock: Sounds of the ‘70s
Igor Stravinsky

1994-1995 Season

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October 1994
SOTM: “The Sign”
Ace of Base
Crash Test Dummies
Form: The Fundamentals
The Sounds of South Africa
Under the Pop Umbrella
Understanding CD-ROM

November 1994
SOTM: “Wild Night”
John Bayless
John Mellencamp
Music of the Middle East
The Roots of Rap
Kermit Ruffins

December 1994
SOTM: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
Johann Sebastian Bach
Music Therapy
Native American Music
Theme and Variations

January 1995
SOTM: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Tony Bennett
Great Pianists in Rock
Faith Hill
Hal Willner
The Year in Pop

February 1995
SOTM: “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”
Louis Armstrong
Johannes Brahms
Form: Two Different Approaches
Organist Eddie Layton
The Sun Studio Story

March 1995
SOTM: “Walkin’ After Midnight”
Patsy Cline
Green Day
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Me’Shell NdegeOcello
Susan Silver
The Women’s Philharmonic

April 1995
SOTM: “Crocodile Rock”
Cab Calloway
Canon and Fugue
Christian Rock Goes Mainstream
The Clash
Elton John
The Rock & Classical Connection
Richard Wagner

May 1995
SOTM: “You Gotta Be”
Boyz II Men
Favorites: Beatles, Bob Dylan, others
Guarneri Violins
The House of Blues Foundation
Nirvana: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain
Show Boat

1993-1994 Season

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October 1993
SOTM: “Cat’s in the Cradle”
Marian Anderson
Arrested Development
Computer Magic
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dinosaurs
Camille Saint-Saens

November 1993
SOTM: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
Circus Musicians
The Music of Hawaii
Billy Joel
Sergio Salvatore
Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg

December 1993
SOTM: “A Whole New World”
Toni Braxton
Finding the Pulse
The Music of India
Andrew Litton
Robin S.
The Soundtrack Boom
The Who’s Tommy

January 1994
SOTM: “Runaway Train”
Heavy Metal
The Music of Japan
Shonen Knife
Jessye Norman
Soul Asylum
The Year in Pop

February 1994
SOTM: “Shenandoah”
The Branson Boom
Alan Jackson
Old Town School of Folk Music
Samuel Ramey
World Music

March 1994
SOTM: “Hero”
Linda Eder
Songwriter Julie Gold
Music & Dance: Part 1
The Neville Brothers
Unsung Heroes
The Ying Quartet

April 1994
SOTM: “Do You Love Me”
10,000 Maniacs
Sarah Chang
Sue Foley
A&R: Steve Greenberg
Harmonic Rhythm
Music & Dance: Part 2
Modest Mussorgsky

May 1994
SOTM: “Any Dream Will Do”
Mariah Carey
The Music of China
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Music and Shakespeare
Willie Nelson
Record label owner Sean Schroeder

1992-1993 Season

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October 1992
SOTM: “The River”
The Composers of Vienna
The Country Boom
En Vogue
Sampling Spells Lawsuits
The Voice Is an Instrument, Too

November 1992
SOTM: “I’ll Be There”
All About A Cappella
Alternative Music
Joe Public
Music in the Military
Opera and Concert Music

December 1992
SOTM: “Beauty and the Beast”
The Black Crowes
Crazy for You
Celine Dion
Jazz and Rock Violin
The New York Philharmonic
Singing in the Musical Theater

January 1993
SOTM: “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”
The Art of Pop Singing
Georges Bizet
The Grammy Awards
MTV Meets the Mac
Elvis Presley

February 1993
SOTM: “Cowboy Songs”
All That Jazz
The American Boychoir
Color in Harmony
Duke Ellington
Kris Kross
Songs of the American Cowboy

March 1993
SOTM: “Tears in Heaven”
Bon Jovi
Liszt vs. Thalberg: A Showdown
A Little Bit of Country
Pearl Jam
Shamrock ‘n’ Roll
Your Views on Sampling

April 1993
SOTM: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
Guys and Dolls
Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin
The Music of Mexico
R&B Style
Viva Rock ‘n’ Roll

May 1993
SOTM: “The Greatest Love of All”
Dizzy Gillespie
Whitney Houston
Latin Pop-Rock
The Ramones
Rock ‘n’ Roll Singing
Spain’s Musical Spell

1991-1992 Season

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October 1991
SOTM: “More Than Words”
The Beatles
Garth Brooks
Harry Connick, Jr.
Personal Stereos
Sergei Prokofiev
Unplugged: Acoustics in Rock

November 1991
SOTM: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”
Boyz II Men
Major vs. Minor
The Motown Era
MTV: What Do You Think?
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Cole Porter
Red Hot + Blue
The Trumpet Museum

December 1991
SOTM: “Holiday”
Bell Biv DeVoe
Jelllybean Benitez
The Folk-Rock Era
Amy Grant
Music in the Movies
Steps and Skips in a Melody
The Will Rogers Follies

January 1992
SOTM: “Love…Thy Will Be Done”
Joey DeFrancesco
The Hendrix Experience
Jesus Jones
The Year in Pop
Giacomo Puccini

February 1992
SOTM: “The Southern Soldier Boy”
All-American Artists: Cray, Mellencamp, Mattea
Blues & Soul
The Chicago Symphony Project
The Large Appeal of Small Groups
Songs of the Civil War

March 1992
SOTM: “I Can See Clearly Now”
Computers & Music
The Home Tone
Jacqueline Jacquez
Phil Spector
The String Quartet
World Beat

April 1992
SOTM: “All 4 Love”
All About Guitars
Miles Davis
Dissecting a Melody
The Music of Jamaica
Paul McCartney
Piano Trios

May 1992
SOTM: “Shiny Happy People”
Different Instruments, Different Sounds
Nigel Kennedy
The Secret Garden
What Makes a Great Melody
Women in Music

1990-1991 Season

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October 1990
SOTM: “Roam”
The B-52’s
The Music of Czechoslovakia
Antonin Dvorak
Happy 40th, Charlie Brown
Introduction to Jazz
Linus and Lucy
Amani A.W. Murray
Linda Ronstadt

November 1990
SOTM: “Step By Step”
New Orleans
Rap Update
Record Stickering
Antonio Vivaldi
Wilson Phillips

December 1990
SOTM: “Vision of Love”
Blues Saraceno
Grand Hotel
The Neville Brothers
Music of Poland
The Swing Years
Taylor Dayne

January 1991
SOTM: “Love and Affection”
The Bebop Revolution
Leonard Bernstein
Mariah Carey
Dynamics and Tempo
Maurice Ravel
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Year in Pop

February 1991
SOTM: “From a Distance”
The Grammy Awards
Jazz in the Sixties
Scott Joplin
Melody and Harmony
Dwight Yoakam

March 1991
SOTM: “Save Your Love”
General Music in Action!
Jimi Hendrix
Jazz Today
Norway and Grieg
The Phrase
Gil Shaham
Tracie Spencer

April 1991
SOTM: “Evergreen Everblue”
The Go-Go’s
Pop Music in Crisis?
Readers Speak Out on Record Stickering
Gioachino Rossini

May 1991
SOTM: “Tom’s Diner”
Finland and Jean Sibelius
Hall of Fame 10th Anniversary
Buddy Holly Comes to Broadway
Vanilla Ice