PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: sheet music cover
As New Orleans musicians began to migrate north following the closure of Storyville (the red light district near the navy base), it was only natura...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Jun 04, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kid Ory
By 1911, tailgate trombonist Kid Ory was leading one of the best-known bands in New Orleans. Eight years later he formed a successful band in Los A...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 06, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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He is considered the first great tenor saxophonist in jazz. The first signs of Coleman Hawkins’ potential began to show when he was still a child.

Bought by KCBX, KMUW, and KCBX


  • Added: Apr 30, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Professor Robin Bernstein
Professor Robin Bernstein: Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 05, 2013
  • Length: 19:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Young Eubie Blake
The music of american legend James Hubert "Eubie" Blake. Pianist, composer, vocalist, and a man who could reinvent himself as times demanded.

Bought by KCBX and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 13, 2013
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: 1920s Race Record label
Singer, songwriter, pianist, singer and vaudeville and minstrel performer Perry Bradford, forever changed the sound of American popular music by co...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cladys "Jabbo" Smith
Cladys "Jabbo" Smith is one of the finest exponents of early jazz trumpet, yet he is overshadowed by Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and many oth...

Bought by WNCU and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jim Frey reads "Prism Riot"
This week's stories are about assumptions-- and we all know what happens when people make them. Stories by Kay Brockwell, Jim Frey, and Patrice Mel...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Butterbeans & Susie
Jody and Susie Edwards were apparently married on stage at the Standard Theatre, Philadelphia. They went on perform for several decades billing th...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 13, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Andy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy
Bandleader Andy Kirk gave up his post office carrier in 1925 to try his hand in music. He showed talent on the saxophone and tuba, but it evolved t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bestselling Author Laura Parker Castoro
This week it's our monthly series The Tin Roof Project, where well-known Southerners bring their own true stories to life. This month's Tin Roofer ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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This week our writers grapple with the colors that separate, whether black, brown, or white. Stories by Tyler Thompson, Leslie Epps, and Jennifer M...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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A review of the Rwandan genocide drama.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
Caption: Bob Marley on Tour in Dublin July 6, 1980, Credit: Eddie Mallin via Flickr
Rona Steinberg recalls the time a cancer-stricken Bob Marley came into her hospital and her life.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 22, 2011
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Book Cover
Changing our place in the world, through philosophy and math skills.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: The Four Rings, Credit: Limsonline.org
Each day most of us wave to a friend or gesture in a meeting with colleagues. Dance professor Karen Studd sees patterns and language in all of the...

Bought by WFIU and CKMO


  • Added: Jun 01, 2009
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 2
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African immigrants are the fastest growing segment of the black population in the U.S. On this edition, we meet Mauton Akran, a Nigerian immigrant ...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WCSU-FM, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Singer/composer and human rights activist SAMITE talks about his life and work

  • Added: Jan 05, 2007
  • Length: 28:00
Caption: PRX default Piece image
Kevin Phinney looks at race relations, as seen through the prism of music.

Bought by KUHB


  • Added: Feb 10, 2006
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 1
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Julian Bond, chair of the NAACP, whose grandfather was born into slavery, candidly talks about race in America fifty years after the Brown v. Board...

Bought by WTJU, WRPI, and WNCU


  • Added: May 20, 2005
  • Length: 29:13
  • Purchases: 3