PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Jamila Davenport of Durham, NC has been a lifelong fan of singer Kenny Loggins. When he comes to perform at the venue she manages, she comes face-t...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: A 1930s Cartoon Character
Jazz and cartoons were a perfect match made in ‘toon heaven in the early years of animation.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joe Wilson at the Henderson Festival, 2014, Credit: Ginger Correll
2001 National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson weaves his storytelling spell into the history of Blue Ridge Mountain culture.

Bought by WNJR, WABE, WMMT, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bing Crosby
Today’s image of Bing Crosby is that is was a Crooner, possibly one of the finest in American popular music, however, he was much more than that. P...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 01, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Here’s another look at the extraordinary talents of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, with more humorous stories from behind the scenes.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 13, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harlem dancers
A six square mile area of New York City became the hotspot for jazz in the late 1920s. Duke Ellington called it, “The world’s most glamorous atmos...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cliff Edwards with Ukelele
The ukulele became as commonplace in the American parlor as the piano in the 1920s. Today we think of the tiny guitar as a Hawaiian instrument, whe...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Held Jr.
Laughter is the best medicine. But, it feels that today's musicians may be taking themselves too seriously. Here are selections from the 1920s to t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jack Pettis
Saxophonist Jack Pettis was a pioneer in the introduction of the C-Melody in the early 1920s. According to tenor Bud Freeman, he was the king, and ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Page Wilson was a singer and a song writer and host of the most popular music show in Richmond, Virginia. Called the Out of the Blue Radio Revue, i...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 55:45
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A personal essay examining music, race, and identity

Bought by PRX Remix and Remix Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2010
  • Length: 13:42
  • Purchases: 2
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A rhythmic riff on recycling

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 12, 2009
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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Two unlikley musicians find each other in Skagway Alaska and produce a song that is the title track for an award winning movie

  • Added: Aug 27, 2004
  • Length: 14:35