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Caption: A 1930s Cartoon Character
Jazz and cartoons were a perfect match made in ‘toon heaven in the early years of animation.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Broadcasting from an imaginary music club featuring music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of ... unless you were very hip in the...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:02:13
Caption: Bing Crosby
Today’s image of Bing Crosby is that is was a Crooner, possibly one of the finest in American popular music, however, he was much more than that. P...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 01, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harlem dancers
A six square mile area of New York City became the hotspot for jazz in the late 1920s. Duke Ellington called it, “The world’s most glamorous atmos...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cliff Edwards with Ukelele
The ukulele became as commonplace in the American parlor as the piano in the 1920s. Today we think of the tiny guitar as a Hawaiian instrument, whe...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Held Jr.
Laughter is the best medicine. But, it feels that today's musicians may be taking themselves too seriously. Here are selections from the 1920s to t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jack Pettis
Saxophonist Jack Pettis was a pioneer in the introduction of the C-Melody in the early 1920s. According to tenor Bud Freeman, he was the king, and ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
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John dissects language, media and culture with comedian George Carlin.

Bought by Prairie Public, WKSU, KZYX, KVNF, Iowa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2007
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 22
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John Hockenberry visits with bluesman Mose Allison and his daughter, singer Amy Allison.

Bought by Prairie Public, Iowa Public Radio, WCPN, KERA, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2007
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 7
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Lost & Found Sound and Beyond" is the second anthology of greatest hits from the Peabody Award winning Lost & Found Sound radio series, heard over ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KUT, KOSU, KHNS, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2004
  • Length: 59:18
  • Purchases: 17