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Caption: Andy Kirk 78 rpm recxord label
In the first two decades of jazz, light-heartedness and hokum were prevalent. It wasn’t until the late 1930s that musicians decided to become more ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: LBMSF
Antoinette Yoka - Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist - MDMA, Sorry to Bother You, I Believe in Unicorns, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

  • Added: Sep 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Cow Cow Davenport
Your environment is your identity. That’s exactly why so many tunes in early jazz were written about the street that inspires the song. Naming a mu...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: LBMISF
Amanda Ramirez - Costume Designer - Fruitvale Station, Steve Jobs, Looking, 13 Reasons Why, Vida, Discreet, and The Last Black Man in San Francisco

  • Added: Sep 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Mississippi River map
It wasn’t just products, livestock and people transported up and down the Mississippi in the 1920s. It was also music. Specifically jazz. A vast ma...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Wendy and Topher interview guests Jody Hardin and Rick Funderburg, Glen Fleming and Dandelion Heart

  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 51:52
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Wendy and Topher w/guests: Honey Shuffle, BJ Garrett RN, and Donna Schaeffler

  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:30
Caption: Her Smell
Emma Strachman - Makeup Artist and Department Head - Love After Love, Queen of Earth, Christine, Jessica Jones, Her Smell

  • Added: Aug 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Noble Sissle
The year officially tagged as the debut of “the Swing Era” was late summer of 1935. What can be confusing with that demarcation is acknowledging th...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Adam Newport-Berra - Cinematographer - First Winter, All the Wilderness, Creative Control, Barry, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

  • Added: Aug 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Burgundy Street sign
The musical traditions that emerged from New Orleans found roots around the world by the late 1920s. It took some time for Tin Pan Alley and Broadw...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jabbo Smith
The legendary jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden reportedly set the standard by which all early performers strived to attain. That’s the legend. Since not...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Over the Rhine returns to the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes acclaimed Ohio husband-wife duo Over the Rhine plus Louisville, Kentucky ...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Luce
Lisa Myers - Production Designer and Art Director - Robot and Frank, Galveston, Abundant Acreage Available, Someone Great, Luce

  • Added: Aug 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Cole Porter
It seems that in the 1920s … at least in high society circles … it was very common for people to compliment each other, profusely. In fact, it was ...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: ODJB
With jazz coming on the scene in the 1920s, composers began reaping big rewards. The public simply couldn’t get enough of the new music, and anyone...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rara Bel Poze
Bob Francois - President and Booking Manager of Rara Bel Poze - 33rd Lowell Folk Festival

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 15:00
Caption: Bisbee 17
Keegan DeWitt - Film Composer - Dance Party USA, Inocente, This Is Martin Bonner, Land Ho!, Listen Up Philip, Hearts Beat Loud, Bisbee 17, Charlie ...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Coon Sanders Nighthawks
When pianist Earl Hines was added to any band, they seemed to quickly excel. When Don Redman or Bill Challis became the arranger for any orchestra,...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charlie Says
Elizabeth Warn - Costume Designer - Entertainment, Miss Stevens, The Clapper, Sollers Point, Charlie Says, Fast Color, and The Mountain

  • Added: Jul 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: The Missourians
After leaving New Orleans in 1917, some brief stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, jazz musicans landed in Chicago. From there, many of them moved o...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rocketman
Peter Burgis - Pinewood Studios Lead Foley Artist - Band of Brothers, Harry Potter, Captain Phillips, Baby Driver, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Rocketman

  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: 1920s Saxophonists
The saxophone was invented in the early 1800s, but wasn’t well received until the early 1900s. Then it became a staple in jazz. The most influentia...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Girl
Frank van den Eeden - Belgian Based Cinematographer - Someone Else's Happiness, It's All So Quiet, Het Vonnis, Zurich, Full Contact, Home, Waldstil...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Charleston sheet music
Let’s see … Foxtrot, Black Bottom, Shimmy, Charleston, The Baltimore, Lindy Hop (previously, Texas Tommy), Turkey Trot, One-step, Shimmy, and later...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1