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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...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas "Fats" Waller
One of the most flamboyant, enigmatic, larger than life personalities in early jazz is Thomas “Fats” Waller: a primary exponent of Stride piano.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dianne Reeves, Credit: jerry Madison
Jazz singer Dianne Reeves believes in making music without boundaries.

Bought by WMPG and KMUW


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dion Graham, Credit: JoAnne Perrin
Actor Dion has narrated hundreds of audio books and is an aural shape-shifter.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Mat Johnson takes a satirical look at race and identity.

Bought by WNJR and KVSC


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rob Meyer
Director Rob Meyer talks about the making of the independent film, Little Boxes.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chicago Hottentots
Traditional jazz began its road to sophistication in the mid 1920s with artists like Louie Armstrong, Albert Nicholas, Richard M. Jones, Johnny Dod...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Noone
This program visits Chicago's South Side in the latter 1920s to hear three of the leading proponents of jazz clarinet.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fats Domino
A thirty minute tribute to one of the founders of rock & roll- Antoine "Fats" Domino, featuring some of his classic recordings, interviews and actu...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:52
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

Bought by KWMR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil Wiggins, Credit: Bibiana Huang Matheis
2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins brings it all home in this music-rich conversation.

Bought by WCPN and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bowman Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop , Credit: Mark Garvin
Bowman Wright on the transformative power of theater and his two portrayals of MLK.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 27:08
Caption: Walter Page
It too decades for jazz historians to recognize regional bands for their influence on the music.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Earl Mosley, Credit: Courtesy: EMIA
The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts uses dance to create a community of young men.

Bought by KISA Digital Studios, WCAI / WNAN, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Canal St., New Orleans
This program visits with the early New Orleans musicians. After all, their creativity is what started jazz on the road to popularity.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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1st segment: Pepe Willie (the man who discovered Prince) is interviewed. 2nd Segment: Chris Moon (the man who gave the keys to his studio) is inte...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In a future world, we have lost the technology for video/film/picture or recorded image. It is against their religion to draw or be involved with ...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2016
  • Length: 09:32
Caption: Wayne Carr as Pericles caught in storm at sea., Credit: Teresa Wood
From Pericles to Tupac Shakur, Wayne Carr has the uncanny ability to embody fully-realized characters.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Irving Mills Orchestra
Here are a few selections from the archives of early jazz representing some of the talented musicians who, for whatever reason, remained in the sha...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Two powerhouse saxophonists of early jazz are heard in this show: Benny Carter, alto and Coleman Hawkins, tenor.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gloria Rhoden, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Gloria Rhoden hails from Saint Mary, Jamaica. She has traveled the United States, up and down the East Coast for years. She knew Bob Marley and san...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 24:17
Caption: Shakespeare In Detroit's Romeo & Juliet, Credit: courtesy of Shakespeare in Detroit
Sam White saw potential in the drama of a struggling city — a perfect setting for Shakespeare's plays.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 19:51
Caption: Blind Blake
The original blues recordings from the 1920s featuring artists from the Delta to the Father of Texas Blues.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jason’s first novel was inspired by a dream in which his late mother visited him. He goes on to describe his day job while he was writing the book ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 2