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Caption: Coleman Hawkins
This is a look at four inventive musicians who pioneered the early stages of jazz: Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Colman Hawkins and Frankie T...

Bought by WDCB and KCBX


  • Added: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Don Redman
By the mid 1920s jazz was established as the primary popular music in America. But, the musicians were not satisfied with just being on top. They h...

Bought by WDCB and KCBX


  • Added: Aug 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Baby Dodds
As Big Band Swing began to fade in popularity, the musicians of the 1920s saw their chance at reviving their music.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Louis Metcalf
Louis Metcalf was an inventive jazz cornet and trumpet artist best remembered for his short stint with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1927.

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Irving Mills
He may not have been much of a musician, but Irving Mills was enough of an entrepreneur to understand the value of popular music. Jazz was its name.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we sat down with rocker, Beth Hart to talk about her newest CD, Better Than Home and the struggles of living with bi-polar disorder.

Bought by WRNC-LP


  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Hot Five
When Okey Records approached Louis Armstrong with the idea of forming his own studio band to bring hot jazz to the American public, Louis jumped at...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we had the pleasure of talking with music legend, Smokey Robinson about his newest CD, Smokey & Friends.

Bought by KPIK-LP and WRNC-LP


  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Beale Street, Memphis, TN
Memphis Tennessee became a musical Mecca in the 1920s, and Beale Street was its center. W.C. Handy was arguably the most influential composer sprea...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Texas award winning songwriters, Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne stopped by our studio to discuss creativity and sing a few tunes.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: King Oliver
The earliest jazz big bands had swing, yet they are not considered part of the “Swing Era.” Part of the reasoning behind that is simply the need to...

Bought by KMUN and KCBX


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
The all-star battery mates, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang met in high school. Both were violinist, but Eddie eventually switched to guitar. They became...

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  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The music of Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael performed by musicians in the 1920s to the 1990s.

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  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sidney Bechet
Several pioneers of jazz made their way overseas to perform for a European audience that, in many cases, were far more receptive of their music tha...

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  • Added: May 05, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Gershwin
Composer George Gershwin left behind a plethora of wonderful music during his brief career.

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Singer/songwriter Jason Isbell shares how he feels living sober.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Willie "the Lion" Smith
Stride piano emerged in the 1920s on the East Coast, and very quickly became a favorite thanks to performers like James P. Johnson and Fats Waller.

Bought by KCBX, Radio New Zealand, and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tiny Parham, Credit: Swaggie Records
Although mostly forgotten today, Hartzell "Tiny" Parham is known as one of the pioneers of Chicago style jazz of the 1920s

Bought by WDCB and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Singer/Songwriter as well as pianist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Benmont Tench, talked with us about his first solo release, You Should Be...

Bought by WRNC-LP, Delta College Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Red Nichols
This is a tribute to one of the most prolific recording artists of early jazz: Loring "Red" Nichols. Although his career spanned several decades, h...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Red Nichols
Loring Nichols, otherwise known as “Red”, began his professional career when he was a teenager. By the mid 1920s he was among the premier trumpeter...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: New Year's 1925
This program is devoted to those hearty souls who braved the cold to record their music in the New Year. Duke Ellington, Red Nichols, James P. John...

Bought by KAAD-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and KCBX


  • Added: Dec 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Songwriter and ex-Voice contestant, Rebecca Loebe joined us in front of a live audience at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.

Bought by WRNC-LP and WRNC-LP


  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Piano player, song writer and ex-computer programmer Vienna Teng sat with us in front of a live audience to talk about and perform songs from her n...

Bought by WRNC-LP, Delta College Public Radio, WRNC-LP, KFOK-LPFM, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Triangle Club 78 record
The Club McKenzie … The Triangle Club: The program follows the evolution of the Princeton Triangle Jazz Band beginning with its college days to the...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1