#SupportPGHMusic // Exclusively on HughShows Radio streaming at the bottom of the page, enjoy the entire December 13, 2014 concert of HughShows Live at Eide’s Finale featuring mini sets from acoustic and solo versions of my favorite Pittsburgh bands during the marathon 6 hour concert. //

Song: “To Thee We Confess”

Artist: Acheron

Album: Rites of the Black Mass

Year Released: 1991

Genre: Death/Black Metal

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 1989

Did you know? Acheron is named after the mythological river Acheron (Ancient Greek: Ἀχέρων – Akhérōn) located in the underground kingdom of Hades in ancient Greek mythology

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Song: “Big Body”

Artist: PK Delay

Album: KIMBO

Year Released: 2021

Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1994

Did you know? PK Delay wrote a song every day (365 in total) in 2019

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Song: “Angel’s Serenade (Braga)”

Artist: Valentine Abt

Album: Single Release

Year Released: 1905

Genre: Instrumental

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1857

Did you know? Valentine Abt was credited with creating the duo-style of mandolin playing, in which one musician plays back and forth between melody, counter-melody and harmony so quickly that it sounds as if two instruments are playing

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Song: “Blue Moon”

Artist: The Marcels

Album: Blue Moon

Year Released: 1961

Genre: Doo-Wop

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 1959

Did you know? The group was named after a popular hair style of the day, the marcel wave

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Song: “Main Title”

Artist: Jay Chattaway

Album: Maniac Cop OST

Year Released: 1988

Genre: Film Score

Local Connection: Born in Monongahela in 1946

Did you know? Jay Chattaway won an Emmy for Outstanding Music for a Series for the final episode of Star Trek: Voyager

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Song: “Bullet”

Artist: Chandra Rhyme

Album: Single Release

Year Released: 2021

Genre: Pop, R&B infused Hip-Hop

Local Connection: Currently residing and working in Pittsburgh

Did you know? Chandra Rhyme is an accomplished choreographer and dancer

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Song: “Grover’s a Puppet”

Artist: Blogurt

Album: We Like to Eat

Year Released: 1995

Genre: Shleprock

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in the early 1990’s

Did you know? Blogurt was a satirical, politically bent, indie rock band that featured bassoon

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Song: “A River Flows in You”

Artist: Robin Meloy Goldsby

Album: Waltz of the Asparagus People

Year Released: 2011

Genre: Instrumental Piano

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh 1958

Did you know? Robin Meloy Goldsby is the daughter of drummer Bob Rawsthorne, who was a regular band member on the television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”

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Song: “Dull Days”

Artist: Carsickness

Album: Shooting Above the Garbage

Year Released: 1980

Genre: Post punk

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh 1979

Did you know? Carsickness disbanded around 1988, eventually morphing into Ploughman’s Lunch. They reunited in 2017 for two shows to celebrate the release of a compilation of their two albums via Get Hip Records

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Song: “Moody’s Mood For Love”

Artist: Eddie Jefferson

Album: The Jazz Singer

Year Released: 1952

Genre: Jazz vocalist

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh August 3, 1918

Did you know? Eddie Jefferson is credited as an innovator of vocalese, a musical style in which lyrics are set to an instrumental composition or solo

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Song: “I Love Your Smile”

Artist: Shanice

Album: Inner Child

Year Released: 1991

Genre: R&B, Pop, New Jack Swing

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh May 14, 1973

Did you know? “I Love Your Smile” features a saxophone solo by Branford Marsalis as well as laughter from Janet Jackson and René Elizondo Jr. near the end of the song

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Song: “List-Show”

Artist: Meeting of Important People

Album: Meeting of Important People

Year Released: 2009

Genre: Garage Pop, Indie Rock

Local Connection: Band formed in Pittsburgh in 2008

Did you know? “List-Show’ is the theme song to HughShowsTV and my upcoming podcast HughShows Live at Just-Records

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