Retro grooves, weird moods
January 22, 2019 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Turning the Tables is a radio show broadcast from the bank of the French Broad River in Madison County, western North Carolina. Every Saturday night, host Drew Dobbs debuts an hour-long custom mix of a particular artist or microgenre. Past shows have spotlighted John Prine, Sidney Poitier, Carl Sandburg, Burning Spear, the semi-musical stylings of Walter Brennan, nature recordings, truck driving songs, Moms Mabley, Thurl Ravenscroft, and the soundtrack of the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon.

-Try plugging this link into your favorite podcast app for a DIY feed.

-Previously: Dobbs played in a 90s bassooncore group called Chotchke, which was covered on the Blue back in 2010. (Dobbs also seems to have authored all the articles linked in that post.)
posted by Iridic (9 comments total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
Truck driving songs! A genre I love.
posted by Orlop at 3:00 PM on January 22, 2019

The was an hour of music in the Spider-Man cartoon? This sounds cool, checking it out now.
posted by rodlymight at 5:18 PM on January 22, 2019

Kraftwerk! Robert Fripp! Flatt & Scruggs! Stan Fucking Freberg! multiple shows of Bowie, Nilsson and Firesign Theater! This show is so deeply 'in my wheelhouse', I may need to clean my wheelhouse!
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:50 PM on January 22, 2019 [6 favorites]

Madison County! Such a weird, beautiful place!
posted by thivaia at 7:52 PM on January 22, 2019

For new music online - mostly World and English Folk - you might also want to try fRoots magazine's free monthly podcast.
posted by Paul Slade at 11:47 PM on January 22, 2019

I am groovin' to the "clean hip-hop" episode now, and it is superb. Plenty of funk and acid rock stitching it together.
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 5:13 AM on January 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is terrific, thank you!!

I feel obliged to highlight the radio station itself.
posted by JanetLand at 6:44 AM on January 23, 2019 [3 favorites]

You have made my week with this, and probably done the same for the two people I’m sending this to. Thank you!
posted by MexicanYenta at 2:25 AM on January 25, 2019

This is fantastic. Thanks for posting!!!
posted by Majorita at 6:48 AM on January 31, 2019

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