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This time we profile Floyd Jones, a serious and thoughtful songwriter, who was in the studio for Chess Records in 1951.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile guitarist Big Joe Williams and harmonica ace John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, who last recorded together, this week in 1947.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Robert Johnson, who made his recording debut the week of Thanksgiving, 1936.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Big Maceo, who recorded his “magnum opus” — the barnstorming instrumental “Chicago Breakdown” — this week in 1945.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile the Memphis Jug Band, whose 1929 recording, “K.C. Moan,” was one of the 84 selections on the “Anthology of American Folk Music.”

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Sid Hemphill, who was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress, this week in 1942.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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South Dakota decides...Yes means yes!; the Evergreen love story of Baron and Luwanna - choosing to love; an unexpected Love in History with Jeb and...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:02
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IN THE SOUTH -- THE DEEP, DEEP SOUTH...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jan 03, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 01:30
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  • Added: Jan 06, 2011
  • Length: 01:30
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  • Added: Dec 22, 2010
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  • Added: Sep 16, 2010
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  • Added: Apr 28, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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WHERE RIGHT AND LEFT ARE TURNED ON END...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Apr 15, 2010
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
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An African griot meets a German jazz trumpeter when Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze talk about their unlikely and serenely beautiful collaboration.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 29, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: trumpeter Jon Hassell
Americana is a genre that usually refers to rustic music with roots in heartland American sounds from folk, blues and country. But recently, Americ...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Dec 18, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Baaba Maal
Senegalese singer Baaba Maal talks about the evolution of the African Griot and his own ethereal new CD, Television, recorded with The Brazilian Gi...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KTRL


  • Added: Dec 09, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Donna De Lory
Donna De Lory turns Hindi chants into spiritual pop songs. A back-up singer for Madonna and a gifted singer-songwriter in her own right, Donna De ...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
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It was John Cage who suggested that music was always in the air, and John Luther Adams has been tapping that sound for over 30 years. His evocative...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
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Sumner McKane has been releasing albums of evocative soundscapes dipped in Americana as cinematic as a John Ford western and as nuanced as Andrew W...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2008
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  • Added: Oct 13, 2008
  • Length: 03:30
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CD Pick: Peter Kater and Joseph Fire Crow's Wind of the East

  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:30