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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
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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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Classic holiday jazz from Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans and others.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Inmates at LBJ
During the war in Vietnam, there was a notorious American military prison on the outskirts of Saigon called Long Binh Jail. But LBJ wasn’t for capt...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 18:19
  • Purchases: 1
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In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis a...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMOT, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Trumpeter Billie Rogers, vibraphonist Marjorie Hyams, and other unsung heroines of the World War II era in jazz.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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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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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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We’re celebrating the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance to the early 17th century in Europe, performed by the musicians ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A program about the relationship between Playboy Magazine and jazz, including an interview with Patty Farmer, author of the book PLAYBOY SWINGS.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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We delve into the later years and music of the pianist's career with Monk biographer Robin D. G. Kelley.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A look at the pianist and composer's early life and career, including an interview with Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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
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The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans. Plus archiv...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:47:57
  • Purchases: 1
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In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WITF, KUT, KSUT, KZYX and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 45