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Caption: Don Redman
Try to arrive at a definitive, all-inclusive understanding of jazz, and you’ll be mistaken. After all, the real beauty of the music is that it cann...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Purpose-driven and consciously prepared brain food from the beaches of Malibu, California. Join us on this week’s show focusing on the powers of mu...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2017
  • Length: 50:02
Caption: Musical Notes
Who invented improvisation, anyway? So sorry, that’s a rhetorical question.

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cover of Theater Programme for Israel Zangwill's play "The Melting Pot", Credit: Wikipedia
We’ll speak to some talented conductors in America’s melting pot from Finland and Poland, plus the young composer Adam Schoenberg

Bought by 'The Sea', WETS, KHSU, and WGTE Public Media


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Master pianist George Winston.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes celebrated American pianist George Winston plus one of the top Celtic act...

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  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: 1933 recording of top songs
As the depression deepened in the early ‘30s, musicians, like everyone else, had a hard time finding work.

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  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1914 Rolls Royce
A small selection of top selling and most popular songs of the 1920s

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  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The phenomenal Ruthie Foster.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcome vocal powerhouse from Austin, Texas Ruthie Foster plus East Nashville base...

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  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Sisters Carli and Julie of Twin Kennedy.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcome one of the great blues masters of the genre Corky Siegel plus the Country ...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Jazz 88 logo , Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
As a kid Dee Miller decided to become a blues singer. She’s worked tirelessly over the years, and it’s paid off in high level performances. She to...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 07:00
Caption: Don Redman
By the time jazz had been around for a decade, musicians began a line of experimentation. It pulled them further and further away from their roots:...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sam Morgan's Band
New Orleans trumpet artist Sam Morgan is a curiosity.

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Benny Carter, Credit: Jazz Classics jacket cover
If it wasn't for jazz and blues enthusiast John Hammond, Brunswick Records may never have released the music they did in the early 1930s.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Duke Ellington
1933 was a pivotal year for jazz. As far as musicians were concerned, the depression closed a lot of doors for lucrative employment, but it also op...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mardi Gras parade
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with New Orleans musicians performing the music of the Festivities.

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Kansas City was a hotbed of jazz in the 1920s. Their inventive style is heard in works the of Walter Page's Blue Devils, Andy Kirk & his 12 Clouds ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Louis Armstrong
Many jazz historians look at the development of jazz in the 1920s, and highlight 1927 and ’28 as the pinnacle.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TFPC)
This program features the music of the 1920s and ‘30s that have been used in films and TV in recent years.

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Reginald Foresythe
Reginald Foresythe was an inventive composer and pianist whose originality can still be heard today.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fletcher Henderson
So why are the terms “Swing Era” and Big Band Era are identified with the 1930s? Jazz big band had been around for over 16-years, and all of the mu...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fats & Satchmo
Thomas 'Fats' Waller and Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong. In many ways, they were polar opposites.

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
February 26, 1917 marks the date of the first recording of jazz. The Original Dixieland Jazz Band had the honor to be the first, but even that was ...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1927 New Year, Credit: Morton Poster
1927 - What a Year! The world was shrinking faster than anyone predicted.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ben Pollack
By the time Ben Pollack appeared as himself in the 1956 film The Benny Goodman Story, he was all but forgotten. Fans of early jazz remember him as ...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1