PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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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 ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Suffragette
As The Jazz Age roared to like in the 1920s so did the suffragette movement. In 1918 women were granted voting rights, and they took that to mean i...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Pat Jarrett
Old-time fiddler and 2018 National heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about taking the music across the country and throughout the world

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 25:11
Caption: Eddie Bond, Credit: Susi Lawson Photography
Old-time fiddler and National Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond talks about the music he plays and the folks who taught him.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 26:23
Caption: IAJRC Volume II
Fifty years ago the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors began publishing the Journal devoted to early jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Don and Cindy Roy, Credit: Molly Haley
French-American music is thriving in Maine and Don and Cindy Roy have a lot to do with that!

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Lotus 2015, tUnE-yArDs, , Credit: Steve Cox
The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival may be global but it has deep roots in Bloomington, Indiana.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Malcolm J. Merriweather
Conductor and singer Malcolm J. Merriweather: a young maestro extends a classical tradition.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Todd Barkan, Credit: Shannon Finney
It's a jazzy show as impressario Todd Barkan remembers his life with the music and musicians.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 34:01
Caption: Artemio Posadas, Credit:  Maria Virginia Prieto Solis
National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas has devoted his life to keeping the Mexican musical tradition of son huasteco vibrant. We learn about Pos...

Bought by WCPN and KRZA


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 21:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jack Teagarden
Jack Teagarden and Pee Wee Russell: They each approached their music very differently. At the same time, that’s what made them similar.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: BLUE VIOLA with  Alicia Olatuja as Viola  , Credit:  C Stanley Photography
Urban Arias creates and presents contemporary opera for contemporary audiences.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dessa, Credit: Bill Phelps
Rapper Dessa explores her broken heart at the intersection of science and music

Bought by WMPG, WNJR, and WUTC


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lillian Armstrong
This program is devoted to the creative composers, vocalists and musicians who were so important in the early years of jazz.

Bought by KVNF and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bryan Akipa, Credit: Tom Pich
2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker Bryan Akipa is reinvigorating a First Nation musical tradition.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 21:41
Caption: Thomas Maupin, Credit: Gary Hamilton
2017 National Heritage Fellow buck dancer Thomas Maupin lets his feet do the talking.

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

Bought by KWMR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Theodore Roach
To whom do we give the title, "Origin of the Blues"? No one truly knows, but there a several geographical locations that have dibs. Does it matter?

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil Wiggins, Credit: Bibiana Huang Matheis
2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins brings it all home in this music-rich conversation.

Bought by WCPN and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2