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Optional Hour Two of the lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from 8 remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973. Spec...

  • Added: May 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend ja...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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America in the 1920s: Wall Street was on the rise, cops were on the take, jazz was in the air, and alcohol had been banished—but it certainly hadn’...

Bought by KAZU and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the aca...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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We’ll hear some McPartland recordings with a special emphasis on her own compositions, as well as excerpts from a 1975 interview in which she talks...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:04
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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was at the peak of her commercial success in the mid-1970s when she began to take her music in a jazz-oriented dire...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
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As the 1990s brought the 20th century to a close, women musicians continued to increase their visibility in the jazz world and to erode the notion ...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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A decade that saw female artists making further inroads into the male-dominated world of jazz.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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The Oscar-nominated movie Green Book has stirred interest in the life and music of pianist Don Shirley, whose approach defied definition as he drew...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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National Poetry Month continues with this special reading by Kansas Poets Laureate, Past & Present. In part one, the current holder of the post, Ke...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As the black-pride movement gained momentum in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an increasing number of jazz artists began to incorporate the messag...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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A program featuring tributes to inspirational figures such as Paul Robeson , Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. from Freddie Hubbard, Coun...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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Some of the prominent popular musicians who passed away in 2017 are celebrated in a one-hour special hosted by public radio music historian Paul In...

Bought by WAER, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WVAS, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KDUR and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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Holiday jazz from Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Louis Armstrong, Duke Pearson, Frank Sinatra, and others.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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FATS DOMINO, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89. Music historian and document...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WYSO, KCSM, WCAI / WNAN, KUCB and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 15
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A centennial celebration of the iconic drummer, featuring the music of his big bands and small groups, as well as some of his vocal recordings.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:05
Caption: Frank Campbell was a teenager when he was sold to keep Georgetown University afloat. He was one of some 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in Maryland to plantations in Louisiana., Credit: Ellender Memorial Library, Nicholls State University
(9/4/2017) As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Bought by WWNO, WMUU-LP, WNCU, WUFT, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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A program about Louis Armstrong’s mid-career years, in which he led the small-group All-Stars, scored chart hits with pop ballads, and became a Col...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, presenting the second of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special gue...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, presenting the first of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special guest...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, featuring musical tributes to the so-called “Black Metropolis,” including Duke Ellington’s “Harlem,” Roy Eldr...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC, WUCF, and WCPN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, highlighting end-period performances from Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, and others.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KAZU, WPTC, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Music historian Paul Ingles hosts a panel of other music writers and fans remembering the musical legacy of Gregg Allman, who died May 27, 2017 at ...

Bought by WAMC, KMSU, WXXI, KKWE Niijii Radio, KGLT and more


  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
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Thomas Merton was one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century—and he was also a passionate jazz fan. We’ll talk with jazz mus...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:02