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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...

Bought by KMUW, KCBX, and KCBX


  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The music of Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael performed by musicians in the 1920s to the 1990s.

Bought by KCBX


  • 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...

Bought by KCBX


  • 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...

Bought by KCBX


  • 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...

Bought by KCBX


  • 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
Caption: Jelly Roll Morton
Ferdinand “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe was among the elite, privileged few of the Creole population of New Orleans. Although the heyday of the city ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Canadian songwriter and JUNO award winner, David Francey sat down with us in front of a live audience to talk about songwriting and his newest CD, ...

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


  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Daughter of music legend Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash sat down with her husband and collaborator, John Leventhal to talk with us about her newest CD, ...

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


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Eddie Lang
Guitarist Eddie Lang is well known for his artistry. He’s credited for bringing the guitar out of the rhythm section, and creating a solo instrumen...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Music in the spirit of Yom Kippur in many styles – jazz, blues, rock, folk and World Beat – about contrition and forgiveness.

Bought by KWIT, WNMU-FM, WNMU-FM, and KPVL


  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Winold Riess
When jazz enthusiasts think of early violin performances, they may naturally land upon the name Joe Venuti. Indeed, Joe was one of the earliest, bu...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Swing Street
The repeal of prohibition helped build 52nd Street in the early 1930s. This two-mile stretch through Manhattan replaced 133rd Street as the place ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: S. Epatha Merkerson
Produced by JAZZ HOUSE KIDS, a nonprofit jazz education and performance organization, the 2014 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL features Christian McBride, ...

Bought by KCSM, WJAB, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Harry Reser
They called themselves the Clicquot Club Eskimos. They were sponsored by the soda company specializing in ginger ail. Under the leadership of virtu...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1