PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: Bubber Miley, left
They’re best remembered for their mastery of the muted trumpet. Bubber Miley and Cootie Williams were standout musicians who performed with the Duk...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Toni Parenti
Shortly after jazz was introduced to a New York audience, many musicians migrated out of New Orleans, however, a core of the performers remained. F...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week contains an eclectic bunch of tunes all related in some way or another to the concept of dreaming.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: 1920s Decade
The 1920s was one of the most inventive periods in American history. On the one hand, jazz became an music art form that swept the world, on the ot...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, some history on the duration of popular songs and some longer versions of familiar tunes not normally played on the radio. Then, some ‘q...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Butterbeans & Susie
A little levity from talented and inventive musicians can go a long way to putting some pep in your step. Fats Waller could hardly keep from adding...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Vocalion Records
This is a celebration of some of the finest music and talented musicians who recorded between 1923 and 1933. Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Bix Beid...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Although Atlanta isn’t thought of as a hub for early jazz, nevertheless, it was a hive of musical activity in the 1920s. There were enough venues, ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Noble Sissle
Lyricist, composer, vocalist and bandleader Noble Sissle had a very successful 60-year career in jazz and musical theater. He’s best know as the mu...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, Craig presents a collection of tunes that all contain some sort of popular slogan or truism.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Clarence Williams
instrument was the jug. Clarence Williams was a professional, yet he thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed performing style. Add in a little hokum, and the ...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ted Lewis
You might say he didn’t take his music seriously. On the other hand, bandleader and clarinetist Ted Lewis is one of the best known performers of th...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week's tunes all make reference to American cities in some way.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
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Host and producer Jim Raposa creates a loving tribute to the man whose voice remains the quintessential soundtrack of the Christmas season. A Cro...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2019
  • Length: 56:42
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: City transport c1925
Throughout time, musicians enjoy performing songs about transportation. The challenges of travel are highlighted in this program.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the conclusion of his four-part interview with Tony Arata, Ty Hager talks with the hit songwriter ("The Dance") about the craft of songwriting a...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:44
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Songwriter and broadcaster Ty Hager's special interview with Tony Arata, songwriter of "The Dance." Part one of four.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 10:25
Caption: Lonnie Johnson
In the 1920s, jazz and popular music meant the same thing. At that point the guitar moved out of the rhythm section to became another solo voice.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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One last week's worth of songs that offer up pieces of advice. There were just too many great options to fit in to last week.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
Caption: Arthur Lally, reed artist
It seems that before jazz became popular in America, the British were ready to adopt the new music. Even the Prince of Whales got into the act by b...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, more songs that encourage, cajole, admonish, and reprimand.

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: Cornet Red Nichols
Musicians were known to violate their recordings contracts fairly regularly in the 1920s. It’s the old story that the talent was underpaid. So, it ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week's collection of eclectic tunes all focus on advice in one form or another. Admissions of all shapes and sizes.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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