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Caption: Barriers keep people under 21 out of many areas at the Capitol Hill Block Party. , Credit: KUOW Photo/Noah Phillips Reardon
Music festivals all around the country are great places to hear live music. However, not everyone can enjoy the music. Many of the stages have an a...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:22
Caption: Oliver Naylor's Seven Aces
Pianist and bandleader Oliver Naylor formed his own band in 1923, and a year later entered the Gennett Studios to record his first session.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Your source for new music from Current AND Classic artists!

  • Added: Nov 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:08:51
Caption: Champion Records label
Overlooked as a gathering place for hot jazz in the 1920s, the Southwest sported some excellent musicians. Many went on to successful careers in th...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: May 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Reinhardt & Grappelli
You could not find two more opposite musicians forming a partnership: Stephane Grappelli and Django Rienhardt. In the early ‘30s they created the h...

Bought by KMUW and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gennett Records label
The Starr Piano Company opened the doors to their new recording studio in Richmond, Indiana in 1916. The first few years they waxed the standard fa...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joe Robichaux
On the one had, you can say that pianist and arranger Joe Robichaux was a New Orleans musician, on the other, his unique sound set him apart from h...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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
Caption: 1920s Race Record label
Singer, songwriter, pianist, singer and vaudeville and minstrel performer Perry Bradford, forever changed the sound of American popular music by co...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alberta Hunter
The four blues vocalists in this hour are not well known. That certainly doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy of praise and recognition: Alberta Hunter...

Bought by WMMT, WJSU, and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: "Forward/Return" by The Album Leaf
Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf talks about the band's EP "Forward/Return."

  • Added: Dec 17, 2012
  • Length: 04:17
Caption: The Album Leaf
A growing group of musicians are returning to old analog keyboards, sometimes refurbishing and playing instruments older than they are.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2012
  • Length: 03:46
Caption: Andy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy
Bandleader Andy Kirk gave up his post office carrier in 1925 to try his hand in music. He showed talent on the saxophone and tuba, but it evolved t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 22, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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MOVIE TICKET RADIO(TM)-CLASSIC version: If you or your listeners go the cinema, rent DVD’s or on-demand films, watch premium movie channels like H...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 02:05:59
Caption: The Flatlanders, Credit: Courtesy of New West Records
The rediscovery of recordings lost for 40 years in West Texas rewrites a chapter in American music history. In this hour long radio special "The L...

Bought by CBC Inside the Music, KGLT, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 55:51
  • Purchases: 3
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MOVIE TICKET RADIO(TM)-POP version: If you or your listeners go the cinema, rent DVD’s or on-demand films, watch premium movie channels like HBO a...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2012
  • Length: 02:02:13
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Give a listen to some of those very hot bands of the 1920s. You may not recognize many of the names, but that doesn't lessen their impact.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: London of the 1920s
Jazz Historian Albert McCarthy writes in his book, Big Band Jazz (Exeter Books, NY 1974), “When jazz and dance music began to dominate American pop...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Cannon Jug Stompers
With the closure of Storyville in New Orleans, many talented musicians landed in Memphis before making their way to Chicago and New York.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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There are some guitarists for whom one insturment isan't enough. Brian Gore is one of them. For the past decade, he’s been realizing his ambition...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Director Dianna Dilworth
The Mellotron was the sound of progressive rock and space music in the 1970s. Before digital synthesizers, it was an instrument that played back t...

Bought by KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 09, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kronos Quartet, Credit: Michael Wilson
In the world of string quartets there is before and after Kronos, the ensemble that revolutionized the form, playing new music from Steve Reich to...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 04, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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We talk with one of the most influential electronic artists of the last 30 years, from the deep space of his CD "Structures from Silence" to the t...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
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Jimmy Wahlsteen turns a pop melody sensibility into fingerstyle instrumentals

  • Added: Jan 14, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Guitarist Michael Spriggs
Michael Spriggs has been a Nashville session guitarist with the likes of Eddie Rabbitt, Dolly Parton and Faith Hill. In the 90s he began exploring...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Dec 31, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1