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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...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn return to the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes banjo masters and Grammy Award winners Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.

Bought by KDLG, WETS, Red River Radio Network, KJJF, KDLG and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: The Alley
Think of New York City. What immediately comes to mind is Wall Street. In the 1920s it was also known as the hub of the music industry.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Gershwin
It wasn’t just the stock market and industry that saw jaw-dropping increases in productivity. It was seen in music as well. Especially jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Mardi Gras
It’s has been celebrated around the world for centuries, but in America, we commonly associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans.

Bought by KVNF, WCPN, and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Edith Wilson
1929 was a pivotal time in the careers of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. They had prominent roles in the off Broadway show, Connie’s Hot Chocolat...

Bought by WNMU-FM and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: pianist Edgar Hayes
Long before the era that became known as “Big Bands”, there were plenty of big bands. And, they were known to swing, too.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The most heavily traveled road in American music begins in black church congregations, (i.e., Baptist, AME, and Pentecostal, among others), and lea...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2018
  • Length: 51:59
Caption: New York City night life
They may have been less than 10-miles apart, but New York City and Harlem were both vying for the top spot in jazz venues in the 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Chicago Hottentots
Traditional jazz began its road to sophistication in the mid 1920s with artists like Louie Armstrong, Albert Nicholas, Richard M. Jones, Johnny Dod...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Austin High School Gang
Although there really wasn’t a “School” for jazz musicians in 1920s Chicago, you wouldn’t convince the young Chicagoans intent on learning the new ...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Noone
This program visits Chicago's South Side in the latter 1920s to hear three of the leading proponents of jazz clarinet.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: Poster for New Year's Eve 1928
By the time 1929 rolled around, jazz had become America's popular music.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Christmas music from all around the world! You'll hear festive tunes from Cape Verde, Cuba, Mozambique, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, West Africa, Hawaii...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Dec 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alberta Hunter
Early jazz vocalists had to create something quite different. A voice that matched the multi layered instruments they were accompanying.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: DIME Detroit
Hear from the founders who took a chance, traded London for Detroit and began to engage with the young music talent of Detroit and then Denver. As ...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 39:27
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PaviElle brings her own special brand of NEo-Soul and R&B to the stage. In this performance at the historic Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota,...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 27:48
Caption: Giancarlo Guerrero and host John Clare, Credit: Michael Daugherty
We’ll hear from a five time GRAMMY® award winner, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero on today’s What’s New.

Bought by WETS and WGTE Public Media


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Buddy Bolden
This is a trek through the streets of New Orleans of the 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Eastern Vibration Sound Therapy and Healing Singing Bowls. International Sound Therapist Jahmaal Hays and Dr Ken Grey Holistic Physician on how an...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Nov 11, 2017
  • Length: 27:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Originally from the reggae capitol of Kingston, Jamaica Clinton Fearon found a new home for his music in Seattle, Washington as well as a unique co...

Bought by KBBI


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: :45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Piron's New Orleans Orchestra 78 RPM
This program is a trek into the streets of New Orleans and the earliest days of jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pack the bags
There are so many talented musicians seldom heard simple because they didn’t perform or record in New York city, Chicago or Kansas City. That didn...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1