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Caption: James Blythe
Chicago musician Jimmy Blythe was well respected by his peers. He had a feel for jazz very few could equal. By the time he was 22, he had cut sever...

Bought by KVNF and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Junie Cobb
This program is the epitome of early jazz heard in the Windy City’s South Side featuring multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader Junie Cobb.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1927 Auto in mud
In the 1920s, it was a major task for a band, without a lot of money, to tour the country and line up a recording studio date. If they travel by au...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Stay Human celebrates with a salute to a few radio heroes, including Rich McClear, telling us about his new daily call-in show on commercial radio ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:29
Caption: Jack Teagarden
With the onset of the great depression at the close of 1929, trombonist Jack Teagarden had a choice: find another profession, or become a part of t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Reflection, Credit: Julia Meek
We're meandering along a wellspring of musical musings this week on our Folktale of Reflection--hope you can join us.

Bought by 'The Sea', 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WLPR, WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Tennessee Tooters
It’s not unusual for musicians to name their bands after locations they’ve never been. That’s true today, and it worked well in the past.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rock and roll songwriter Willie Nile on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes Award-winning bluegrass bass player Missy Raines plus veteran New York ro...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WETS, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WVRU, WSLR and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Suffragette
As The Jazz Age roared to like in the 1920s so did the suffragette movement. In 1918 women were granted voting rights, and they took that to mean i...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Washboard Rhythm Kings record
They were unlike any other jazz group in the 1930s. Over the 6-years of their existence, their personnel changed every time they were in studio. Pl...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas "Fats" Waller
One of the most flamboyant, enigmatic, larger than life personalities in early jazz is Thomas “Fats” Waller: a primary exponent of Stride piano.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Promises, Credit: Julia Meek
We vow to make this a Folktale you can't bear to miss--and that's a promise.

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Jan 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders 78
When the subject of 1920s jazz is brought up, the Golden State is seldom mentioned, yet the music arrived in California the same year it reached Ne...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Benny Goodman
One of the best orchestra leaders and talented clarinetist is how Benny Goodman is remembered.

Bought by KCBX and KALW


  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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At the end of his illustrious 50-year career in music, Duke Ellington wrote his biography. It’s a behind the scenes plethora of information about h...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Steve Clarke, Credit: Neil Schloner
Maurice Jacox and Steve Clark are Minnesota music legends in a new collaboration called Blue Book. Maurice is a much awarded vocalist known for his...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maurice Jacox, Credit: Doug Knutson
Maurice Jacox and Steve Clark are Minnesota music legends in a new collaboration called Blue Book. Maurice is a much awarded vocalist known for his...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: New Year's Eve Party
This program is a New Year’s celebration of jazz in 1928.

Bought by KALW and KCBX


  • Added: Dec 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sonny Clay & his Band
Songs that were popular among the musicians, may not have been big sellers. Consequently, there are a bunch of songs that are completely forgotten,...

Bought by KMUN and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on CHICAGO JAZZ LIVE we welcome vocalist Paul Marinaro, with his quartet featuring Ben Paterson on piano, Andy Brown on guitar, John Tate...

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of ThinkRadio Presents ThinkBusiness host Alan Wartes speaks with Kent Viles creator of the Dobrato.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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This American Love Story comes with a song in our hearts - from the frozen wastes of Siberia to the warmth of the heart of a nation, the American m...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 16:01
Caption: Connie's Inn & Tree of Hope
Driving north from New York City to Harlem in the 1920s was quite a challenge. Even though only about 10 miles separated the two cities, the numbe...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: IAJRC Volume II
Fifty years ago the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors began publishing the Journal devoted to early jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fletcher Henderson
The Big Bands were in full swing by the mid-1930s, but the name least remembered is the leader who provided the inspiration: Fletcher Henderson. He...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1