PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: Joel Shaw & his Orchestra
In 1925, pianist Joel Shaw became vast friends with bandleader Gene Kardos. They clicked. Their style had elements of jazz, society dance band and ...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Looking through old photos elicits a myriad of feelings.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:26
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An alternative take on Valentine's Day.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:55
Caption: 1920s Prohabitionists
During prohibition train fare to Canada was considerably cheaper than dealing with the mob syndicate that controlled liquor distribution. Not only ...

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  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gene Austin
In the latter 1920s the art of crooning became very popular. Male vocalists began performing their songs in a romantic, intimate, just-for-you styl...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: www.TheForgottenFamous.com
One of American music's original crossover kings, his music transformed a city and an industry forever. 

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 18:45
Caption: A 1920s Broken Heart
Poets and troubadours have been writing and singing about it for centuries. The music of the 1920s is no different. This program features a selecti...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: www.TheForgottenFamous.com
Cloaked in mythology by the age of 40, this original hero of the Wild West embodied the term "living legend." So why have we forgotten him?

  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 17:16
Caption: 1920s Entertainment
Since there were no rules about where jazz fit into the scheme of popular music in the 1920s, every imaginable fell into the grand experiment. Basi...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joe Tarto
He was known as "The Titan of the Tuba," and by any measure he was beyond the standard rhythm section player.

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Prohibition raid
Many jazz enthusiasts feel that Prohibition jump-started “The Jazz Age.”

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  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Touring Car
The dawn of the 20th century ushered in an era of innovation never seen before. By the 1920s it seemed that everything and everyone was in motion.

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Blanch Calloway
There is a myriad of possible themes in musical circles, but among the most common is the love theme. Finding love, being in love, or losing love. ...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Tin Pan Alley
The Alley of Song and America’s popular music of the 1920s, jazz, crossed over in 1917. It wasn’t long before musicians began to revive compositi...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Winold Reiss
When there's a movie chase scene, more often than not, the accompanying music is jazz.

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Mezz Mezzrow
In 1946 Milton Mezzrow, otherwise known as Mezz, wrote a tell all book about his experiences with jazz in the 1920s and '30s.

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz Dance
The spontaneous enthusiasm of jazz brought exuberance to the dance floor in the 1920s.

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s flapper
Here are a few of the many stories surrounding the term jazz.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Skiffle Band
Early jazz musicians experimented with an array of instrumentation including the kazoo, washboard, jug, hot fountain pin, goofus and comb. They als...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Vaudeville
This program is devoted to several vaudeville performers who were forced to ply their trade elsewhere when silent movies and Broadway reviews close...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Valentine
Love songs from the 1920s featuring Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Josephine Baker, and many more.

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Don Redman
Don Redman was a trendsetter, and inspiration for early jazz. His talents extended to trumpet, piano, alto saxophone, and oboe, but his primary inf...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Roland "Bunny" Berigan
Bunny Berigan’s rise to stardom, and extreme fall has been compared to a hero from a Shakespeare tragedy. In a span of only a dozen years, he emerg...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Broken down automobile
This is a look at the various forms of travel in the early part of the 20th century: horseless carriage, boats, rail, and afoot.

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mississippi Steamboat
In the latter days of the Golden Age of steamboats, many musicians plied their trade with the orchestras traveling the Mississippi. Memphis and St....

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3