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Episode 2 of “Jazz Crossroads of America,” a special four-part series on the history of Indiana jazz. Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnso...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
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Celebrating the life of Whitney Houston

Bought by KUCB


  • Added: Aug 08, 2012
  • Length: 59:43
  • Purchases: 1
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A bio of the single best disco artist, who changed performance forever, Sylvester.

  • Added: May 26, 2012
  • Length: 18:13
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The official radio companion to the MARLEY documentary film in theatres and homes on April 20, 2012.

Bought by WNMU-FM, KMUW, WCPN, KVNF, WSLR and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illus...

Bought by KAAD-LP, WART FM, KVMR, WXXI, KANW and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 126
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A portrait of Hazel Scott (1920-1981), the wife of late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and a Julliard-trained pianist who performed in some o...

Bought by KMUW, WDCB, WABE, WCPN, WCVE and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justi...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRTI, Red River Radio Network, WJFF, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
Caption: Fletcher Henderson
Bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger Fletcher Henderson is little remembered today in spite of the fact he set the foundation for the corners...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2011
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Lady E. aka
Lady E tells me that some nights when she’s finished singing and returns to her apartment and is having trouble with the zipper on her dress, she’l...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2011
  • Length: 56:36
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Wynton Marsalis looks back on music from throughout his career, from the straight jazz to his more classical compositions.

Bought by KISU, Radio New Zealand, WCAI / WNAN, WAMC, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Bob Marley on Tour in Dublin July 6, 1980, Credit: Eddie Mallin via Flickr
Rona Steinberg recalls the time a cancer-stricken Bob Marley came into her hospital and her life.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 22, 2011
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
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If the sound of his name isn't familiar, the sound of his voice certainly is. This is the unlikely story of four Detroit kids who went to a birthda...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
Caption: Sugar Pie de Santo, Credit: Chess Records
SUGAR PIE DE SANTO is a singer, dancer, band leader and song writer who is responsible for the hit with Etta James "In The Basement". She has recor...

  • Added: May 23, 2011
  • Length: 55:15
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The Colored Musicians Club is one of Buffalo’s oldest music venues. Jazz giants from Count Basie to Billie Holiday played there, but even with the ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 07:24
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In the 1970?s, dancer Gail Lyons and drummer Emile Latimer discovered love in Buffalo, New York through West African music. After all these years,...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder, Credit: Kim Gottlieb-Walker
The Midnight Ravers look at the evolution of reggae music and the influence of African-American culture on it in general and on Bob Marley, specifi...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KVMR, WNCU, WGDR, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Jan 26, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Carmen Delzell, c. 2000
On her way home from her grandmother's funeral in 1996, Carmen happens to meet a remarkable African-American guitarist in a thrift shop in North Ca...

Bought by KUT, KGLT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 24, 2010
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 3
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His friends called him "Hoochie Coo," and he was one of the great jazz pianists ... composer of hundreds of songs, but best known for writing the t...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
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John Coltrane's definitive jazz work "My Favorite Things" turned 50 on Oct. 21, 2010 - and we're celebrating again for the 55th! Now an acclaimed a...

Bought by KBEM, RadioFreePalmer, KSFR, WAMC, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2010
  • Length: 29:22
  • Purchases: 6
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The making and influence of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme."

Bought by WJAB, WMOT, WCPN, KMUW, WLPR and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 01:58:20
  • Purchases: 14
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A new CD helps answer the question: where was Jimi Hendrix headed next?

Bought by KGLT, Radio New Zealand, WCPN, KUCB, WTIP and more


  • Added: Feb 24, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
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Prime Time Radio presents "Truckin' My Blues Away," a music-rich documentary that profiles four Southern bluesmen and the folklorist who is working...

Bought by WCNY, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Red River Radio Network, WPSU, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2010
  • Length: 59:53
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Little Freddie King, Credit: Barry Yeoman
Prime Time Radio presents "Truckin' My Blues Away," a music-rich documentary that profiles four Southern bluesmen and the folklorist who is working...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WEMU, WCNY, WEMU, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2010
  • Length: 54:23
  • Purchases: 29
Caption: The Paschall Brothers onstage, Credit: Virginia Folklife Program
The Paschall Brothers of Chesapeake sing four-part harmony in a style with a storied tradition.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
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Audio documentary- A young white rapper out of North Side Minneapolis.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2009
  • Length: 05:08