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Band Box Records was a 1950's rarity, a woman-owned recording business. More exceptional, Vicki Morosan was a Romanian immigrant making a daily be...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 02:39:22
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The reciprocal of a "theatrical musical" where music suddenly interrupts the story line, a "radio musical" has the story line suddenly interrupted ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 20:55
Caption: From the Theater District (of Your Mind)
In a theatrical musical, songs break out during the story line. In a radio musical, a story line breaks out during a set of music. In the radio...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:38
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Each year, we ask some of public radio's most respected tastemakers to share their top picks for SXSW Music. We put those selections together and ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, Spokane Public Radio, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Segar Ellis
Ellis was first a jazz pianist and later jazz vocalist who recorded numerous sides with the Dorsey Brothers, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, and many other...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Apollo Theater, Chicago, 1920s
It’s Windy Hear! But, in the late 1920s and early ‘40s, much of that wind was coming from the great horns of musicians like Ruben Reeves and Louis...

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tiny Dancer
Join us at the 'Irish In Birmingham Activity Centre' in England as we grab an insight into how one group of 'Yeehaa Grandmas' plan to cause a stir ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2012
  • Length: 05:16
Caption: The Mound City Blue Blowers
This segment on the early years of jazz is devoted to the small group session between 1924 and 1930. Oh, yes, we also drift over to 1945.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Hoagy Carmichael
One of America's most creative and prolific composers and lyricists, Hoagy Carmichael.

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 01, 2011
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Who's the next Spoon, Shawn Colvin, or Stevie Ray Vaughan? Hear about the bands being hailed as "The Next Big Thing" from Austin...

Bought by KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 52:04
  • Purchases: 1
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From the Decemberists to the Heartless Bastards, from Department of Eagles and Vetiver to the Low Anthem, Asa and beyond...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KUNM, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2009
  • Length: 55:04
  • Purchases: 6
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The Grammy-nominated kings of Austin-American powerpop reemerge at SXSW '09 with a new batch of instant classics.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2009
  • Length: 55:36
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"Sleigh Ride" and other favorite music of the season written and/or orchestrated by Leroy Anderson.

Bought by Vermont Public Radio, WUAL, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WVRU, KENW and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2008
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 17
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A Damon Runyon Christmas story set to music.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KRPS, WNMU-FM, WDCV and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A music-rich introduction to one of the year's biggest festivals

  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 53:55
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An exclusive performance and interview for public radio, recorded before a live studio audience on the stage of PBS' Austin City Limits.

Bought by KGLT, KALW, and KGLT


  • Added: Aug 27, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Fred Flaxman features works by the 2007 Academy Award Winner for life achievement.

Bought by Eclectic 89.1 WBCX, WMRT, KENW, KAMU, KCSC and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2007
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Highlights from the last day of the 5th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Bought by KBUT


  • Added: Sep 17, 2006
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A wrapup of highlights from day two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Bought by KBUT


  • Added: Sep 16, 2006
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Interview plus plenty of great music sung by this young Broadway star.

Bought by KCSC


  • Added: Jan 09, 2006
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Who knew mic feedback could be so melodic?

  • Added: Jun 25, 2005
  • Length: :33