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Caption: Blues man Bobby Rush!
On this week's ENCORE broadcast of WoodSongs 864, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes blues legend Bobby Rush plus award winning band from Scotla...

Bought by KHNS, KKRN, WETS, Rhythm & News Service, WEKU and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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“The police had surrounded the house. They had been there for quite a while. They didn’t want to try to rush the house because they thought he migh...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2020
  • Length: 29:07
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In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis a...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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We take a look at Ella Fitzgerald in 1957, one of the singer's busiest and most memorable years on record.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:04
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Acclaimed “Race Traitor” author, Mab Segrest, takes Laura through deep south to trace the racist roots of American psychiatry. They explore the inf...

Bought by KDNK and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Gould Piano Trio play Ravel's piano trio, and Er-Gene Kahng plays the 2nd violin concerto by Florence Price

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, KWAX, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The same people who told me it wouldn't work, they come every day.

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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In January 1943, bandleader and composer Duke Ellington took his orchestra into Carnegie Hall for the first time and chose to make his debut with a...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:01
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In 1943, Duke Ellington debuted a landmark 43-minute musical portrayal of the African-American experience at Carnegie Hall. We'll hear music from i...

Bought by KSFR, WBGO, WJFF, WAER, WVAS and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Jim Luce, Luce Group, Credit: Sarah Juliet Luce
From the Luce Group, Renee Rosnes Quartet, Steve Turré Big Band and Gary Bartz Quartet pay tribute to Joe Henderson, JJ Johnson and Jackie McLean i...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:45
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Your weekly trip to the Delta. This week we vist the life and work of Son House.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
Caption: The Empathy Tours
New “empathy tours” are telling local histories of African Americans and helping heal racial wounds. In Danville, Virginia, which was briefly the ...

Bought by KWMR, WCMU, WTJU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: BB King's daughter Claudette King on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes The BB King Blues Band with special guests Claudette King and Michael Lee .

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRGY, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Whatever you call 'God' whispers something in your ear right before you take your first breath.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Music of the pianist and composer-arranger who left his stamp on the bebop and hardbop era, as well as an interview with Dameron biographer Paul Co...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went w...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 20:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Movies can be whimsical, terrifying, life-altering, culture-changing experiences where the big ideas we take up at "On Being" show up in the heart ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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What will be the cultural impact of the new Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art when the exhibition premieres in 2021? Follow us to Louisiana,...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2019
  • Length: 51:28
Caption: Amythyst Kiah on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes Southern Gothic folksinger Amythyst Kiah plus Australian virtuoso guitari...

Bought by KMUN, Red River Radio Network, WETS, Radio Bristol, KJJF and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 19
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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ramell Ross, San Francisco, CA 11/23/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
RaMell Ross talks sacred moments, turning reality into a dreamscape, and why there’s no such thing as a documentary.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 19:30
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Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has penned some of the most notable compositions of the modern jazz era, including “Whisper Not,” “Along Came Betty,...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Herbie Nichols died in obscurity in 1963, but over the past two decades his luminous compositions have made him a celebrated figure in modern jazz....

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:01