Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind

Sundays from 7-8 p.m.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind explores Oklahoma's musical past, focusing on corresponding themes, deep-diving into Oklahoma music icons, and revisiting classic Oklahoma albums. The show spans all eras and all genres, bringing to light forgotten treasures and triggering musical memories.

Phil Clarkin

Steve Ripley, guitarist, inventor and leader of the country rock group The Tractors, died Thursday evening at his Pawnee County home after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 69.

Ripley played in several bands during high school and continued to do so as a student at Oklahoma State University. He opened his own recording studio, Stillwater Sound, in the early 1970s.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we rewind to the 1990s, with Oklahomans in all their alt-rock loving, flannel-wearing glory.

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Rewind 007: Pop Music

Nov 18, 2018

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

In this episode, we explore the world of pop music, through Oklahomans that sang, played, recorded, wrote or produced pop songs.

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Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we look at Oklahoma blues and jazz musicians. The genres flourished in Oklahoma supper clubs and ballrooms in the early 20th century, not only in all-black towns, but also in sections of larger cities (Tulsa’s Greenwood District, Oklahoma City’s Deep Deuce District, and Muskogee’s South 2nd Street).

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we jump back in time to relive some of the sounds played during Norman Music Festival 1. In 2008, it was a one-day event with two outdoor stages and less 40 performers. In 2018, it's now a three-day festival, with more than 350 bands, a music education seminar, a comedy showcase, and tens of thousands of music fans. It's now the biggest music festival in Oklahoma...but what did it sound like that first year?

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we jump into the world of power pop. Look over nearly any list of Top Power Pop Songs or Bands and you’ll find Todd Rundgren and Cheap Trick and Big Star... but you’ll also find Oklahoma musicians like 20/20, Phil Seymour and Dwight Twilley Band.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we look at the use of song as expressions of opposition, and its use to empower others rallying in social activism. Oklahomans have written and played on a variety of protest songs, from opposing nuclear war and the Vietnam War to the abuse of power and politics in general.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we're playing tunes by Oklahoma guitar wizards. Jazz, country, blues, rock, pop, classical, new age, surf rock (!), indie rock -- they've all had Oklahomans bearing a major influence within the genre. Note: this is not meant to be a comprehensive list. We'll do more of these.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we're exploring Oklahoma's impact on hillbilly music and singing cowboys. Hillbilly music was a label used from the 1920s to the 1950s, and placed on what is now known as country music. Meanwhile, Singing Cowboys was a term used to describe actors and singers that appeared, usually as the role of hero, in early Western B-movies in the 1930s and 1940s.

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