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Caption: Shuffle Along 1924
The best way to have your music heard in the 1920s was to present it on stage, on or off Broadway. Selling sheet music goes just so far, and radio ...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cootie Williams
Musical instruments have been used for creative imagery as long as anyone can remember, so it’s not surprising that jazz ushered in a new and color...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Warren "Baby" Dodds
The evolution of jazz traps that accompanied the drums began in about 1880, no one knows for sure …however the first recorded evidence is not heard...

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  • Added: May 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Driftwood, Credit: J Gerald Crawford
Legendary songwriter, performer, folklorist, and historian Jimmy Driftwood recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arka...

  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Bessie Smith
As jazz evolved, musicians began experimenting with improvisation behind the vocalist. Band members wanted their accompaniment to sound as fresh an...

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  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Don Edwards
Consummate cowboy balladeer and Grammy nominated performer Don Edwards performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: A Blast from the Past
Listener and friend of the show, Rick, programs, and co-hosts this edition of #abftp!

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:56:43
Caption: The Back Room, NYC
Jazz officially moved into the Big Apple in 1917 with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. But it wasn’t until the music began to blend with Tin Pan A...

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  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A Blast from the Past
Listener and friend of the show, Todd, programs, and co-hosts this edition of #abftp!

  • Added: May 05, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:25
Caption: Earl Hines
In the late 1920s Chicago was the broadcast center of America. And, the name Earl Hines became synonymous with jazz. He was the pianist and bandlea...

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  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A Blast from the Past
The Year: 1989

  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:53:12
Caption: Omer Simeon
This program features three musicians, Johnny Dodds, Jimmy Noone and Omer Simeon. All three cut their teeth in New Orleans musical circles, and the...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A Blast from the Past
Songs in and around 1990

  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:01
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Both Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong entered the professional music scene in the early 1920s. Both favored traditional jazz with its roots in New O...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: J.B. Hutto’s raucous debut 78, from 1954, which includes a washboard solo played with a pair of spoons. Courtesy of the Big Joe Louis collection.
Join us as we dig into a healthy serving of Down Home Blues from Chance Records — a label owned and operated by Windy City businessman Art Sheridan...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Frankie Trambauer
In size and tone, the C-melody Saxophone is half way between its cousins -- tenor and alto. Once you’ve heard it in the creative hands of Frankie T...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Adam Fudge & Bill Nesbitt, Credit: Becky Fudge
Ozark guitarist, singer, and master of the three finger banjo Adam Fudge recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkans...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Illustration by R. Crumb.
Join us as we aim the spotlight on Memphis Minnie — a guitar picking and blues singing force of nature whose influence is still being felt today. W...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Jaime Stone & Moira Smiley
Neo-folk & progressive bluegrass sensation Jayme Stone & The Lomax Project recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arka...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: James Blythe
Chicago musician Jimmy Blythe was well respected by his peers. He had a feel for jazz very few could equal. By the time he was 22, he had cut sever...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Junie Cobb
This program is the epitome of early jazz heard in the Windy City’s South Side featuring multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader Junie Cobb.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Honey Dewdrops, Credit: Michael Patrick O'Leary
Neo-folk family troubadours “The Honey Dewdrops” perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews wit...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Featuring Hal Blaine
Here's the full mix-the hour long celebration of one of greatest drummers of all-time, Hal Blaine with dozens of his classic contributions to thous...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:04
Caption: 1927 Auto in mud
In the 1920s, it was a major task for a band, without a lot of money, to tour the country and line up a recording studio date. If they travel by au...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This time, we profile a handful of rare recordings from Big Joe Williams that became one of the few remaining legacies of post-war St. Louis blues.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 03:29