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Caption: Andy Secrest, cornet
The friends who surrounded Bix Beiderbecke in the 1920s is virtually a who's who in jazz. There wasn't one who didn't admire the man who played no ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 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: Ma Rainey
Before the electrical recording process was invented, vocalists had to sing into a large pick up horn. Women were disadvantaged because their voice...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Graystone Ballroom
Detroit isn’t usually thought of as an active jazz center in the 1920s, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Fact is, Detroit boasted one o...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s street musician
There’s a very good reason why so many songs in the 1920s relate to streets: Basin Street and Vine Street Blues for example. This is a result of mu...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Louis Armstrong
Although Louis Armstrong is remembered as the best New Orleans trumpet, he’s also vividly remembered as a creative vocalist. What made him so diffe...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s New Orleans
Those jazz musicians who didn’t leave for the Big Apple or the Windy City in the 1920s were left without a way for their music to be heard beyond N...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Henry "Red" Allen
Allen brought his musical talents from New Orleans to New York in the early 1920s when he left his steamboat band in St. Louis. Throughout his care...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Richard M. Jones
Here are selections from the earliest recordings of pianist and composer Richard M. Jones, who had several hundred songs to his credit including ja...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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: Lyricist Mort Dixon
Some of the best remember, snappiest tunes of the Jazz Age were superb, but not all. Some are remembered for the twist and turns in their lyrics, n...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s piano
As jazz progressed through the 1920s, it became more complex. Composers and musicians were constantly searching for a better way to express their i...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cole Porter
It seems that, in the 1920s and early ‘30s folks spent more time complimenting each other. So much so that Cole Porter decided he would write a son...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sidney Bechet
The most recognizable voices of early jazz are heard in this show, as well as some of their better known recordings.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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.

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  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Prohabitionists
During prohibition train fare to Canada was considerably cheaper than dealing with the mob syndicate that controlled liquor distribution. Not only ...

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  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael is considered the most respected and appreciated composers of early jazz.

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  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra
It isn't enough to be a good jazz musician. An instrumentalist must have a sense of pure teamwork inside a tapestry of improvisation.

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gene Austin
In the latter 1920s the art of crooning became very popular. Male vocalists began performing their songs in a romantic, intimate, just-for-you styl...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Loring "Red" Nichols
Sometimes the band had more names than musicians. They also had more work than the average band in the 1920s. This program is selections of their l...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gershwin Songbook
This program is a sampling of the Smithsonian Institution’s best rated songs from 1916 to 1937. From Bessie Smith and Bix Beiderbecke to Bing Crosb...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A 1920s Broken Heart
Poets and troubadours have been writing and singing about it for centuries. The music of the 1920s is no different. This program features a selecti...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz Fiddle
By the 1920s, the violin, or fiddle, had been dropped from most of America’s big bands. That didn’t deter musicians. They just kept inventing new a...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dorothy Fields
In the course of a remarkably long career, with successes from the 1920s into the 1970s, Dorothy Fields wrote some of the most enduring lyrics of t...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1