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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...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paul Barry and the Ace Tones with Lila Ammons, Credit: Kent Flemmer
Paul Barry, Twin Cities Blues Harp Player Combines blues band influences from Chicago and West Coast in live shows by the Ace Tones. In a conversat...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Paul Berry and the Ace Tones with Lila Ammons, Credit: Kent Flemmer
Paul Barry, Twin Cities Blues Harp Player Combines blues band influences from Chicago and West Coast in his live shows with the Ace Tones. Check ou...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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...

Bought by KCBX


  • 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...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Woody Guthrie’s book Bound For Glory is now over 75 years old. It’s a book that told it like it was about the great depression. In honor of this Po...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and KCBX


  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Victor Wooten is generally regarded as the most accomplished bass guitarist of his generation and is one of the founding member of the multiple Gra...

Bought by KMXT, WMUU-LP, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A weekly radio show that features the best in contemporary and classic Latin Jazz music with veteran host Tony Vasquez.

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WICR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sidney Bechet
The most recognizable voices of early jazz are heard in this show, as well as some of their better known recordings.

Bought by KCBX


  • 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.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A weekly radio show featuring the best in classic and contemporary Latin Jazz Music, hosted by veteran, Tony Vasquez.

Bought by WJAB, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WICR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael is considered the most respected and appreciated composers of early jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • 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.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • 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...

Bought by KCBX


  • 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...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 05, 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...

Bought by KCBX


  • 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...

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 KCBX


  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A weekly radio show featuring the best in contemporary and classic Latin Jazz music, hosted by Tony Vasquez.

Bought by WJAB, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WICR, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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