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It's another week of songs all about the concept of dreaming.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:58
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
Caption: Professor Erika Lee
We like to think of America as a country that, until recently, welcomes immigrants. In reality, that’s never been the case. You may have read abou...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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"Honorable people can do terrible things" says Andrea Pitzer in her book "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps." We talk to Andr...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • 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
Caption: Adrian Rollini
In the mid-1920s, the bass and baritone saxophone emerged from the rhythm section of jazz bands, to become one of the primary soloists. Adrian Roll...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 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: Punch Miller
Ernest ‘Punch’ Miller and Roy Hobson, both cornetists, had somewhat parallel careers. Both very active in the 1920s, and both recorded extensively ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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 Hong Kong Mixtape II, guest producer Him Cheung of Contemporary Musking Hong Kong introduces sound art projects that respond to volatile current...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 34:43
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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