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Caption: Bricktop
"I was always fascinated with saloons. As a kid on State Street in Chicago, I was always running under the swinging doors." - Bricktop

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Held, Jr.
In the 1920s, the answer to that question was an important factor in the success of a song. Every few weeks a new dance was introduced, and fans lo...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Whoopee Makers
They were best known as The Whoopee Makers, but they had the habit of adopting new names at the drop of a hat. The Lumberjacks, Louisville Rhythm K...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ethel Waters
Those beautiful female voicalists who became pioneers in the art of jazz voicing in the early 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Terraplane by Steve Earle, Credit: Official Album Cover
Steve Earle's new album, Terraplane, takes the noted singer-songwriter back to his Texas roots.

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network, WLPR, WSLR, KRPS and more


  • Added: Feb 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Samantha Martin And The Haggard, Credit: Press Photo
Americana music is not the sole purview of the United States, as Canadian, Samantha Martin, the chief songwriter for Samantha Martin & The Haggard,...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KKRN, WLPR, WSLR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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: Cole Porter
American icon Cole Porter learned piano and violin at age six. He became very good at both, but he disliked the violin's harsh sound and so his ene...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harold Arlen
Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest hits jazz and popular music, including the entire score to the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. But there a...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
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Al Perry, Tucson country singer, is running for president. His middle name is Richard, so he registered himself as Al "Dick" Perry on the Arizona R...

Bought by WSLR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2012
  • Length: 07:46
  • 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: May 20, 2011
  • Length: 29:33
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What happens just before dawn and just before dusk? More than you'd expect. On this edition of B-Side we explore the life crepuscular.

Bought by WRVO Public Media, KXOT Public Radio, KUOW, and KVNF


  • Added: Oct 02, 2007
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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B-Side's Tamara Keith plays "Clue" with a couple of friends as we explore mysteries and clues.

  • Added: May 11, 2007
  • Length: 29:00
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best music of 2006, focus on Texas artists

Bought by KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 20, 2006
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Live mix by DJ Mr Romo

  • Added: Sep 25, 2006
  • Length: 59:46
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A pop song in the classic sense with a quirky monologue of implausible facts about how records are made.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 02:29
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Leon Cippini wanted to be a great drummer; he became a great cymbal tester instead.

Bought by KTNA


  • Added: Apr 20, 2004
  • Length: 02:39
  • Purchases: 1