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Caption: BB King's daughter Claudette King on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes The BB King Blues Band with special guests Claudette King and Michael Lee .

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRGY, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Both Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong entered the professional music scene in the early 1920s. Both favored traditional jazz with its roots in New O...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: J.C. Higginbotham
Pianist and bandleader Luis Russell happened to have one of the best bands in the Big Apple by the latter 1920s.

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas "Fats" Waller
One of the most flamboyant, enigmatic, larger than life personalities in early jazz is Thomas “Fats” Waller: a primary exponent of Stride piano.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Black opera singers have always contributed to the art form. In this Come As You Are we highlight their performances, featuring famous opera star L...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:51:56
Caption: “The American Songster” Dom Flemons on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon honors one of the most important legacy’s in all of recorded music… Smithsonian Fo...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan performs in the moment, altering songs as she sings. The award-winning jazz artist reflects on "Full Circle," an album recorded live ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: The power of War & Treaty on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes world-renowned singer-songwriter plus electric husband & wife roots duo W...

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  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 9
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HOUR ONE: "Hip Hop Future" - "Straight Outta Compton" turns 30 this year and hip hop has more influence than ever. What will it change next? HOUR...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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The most heavily traveled road in American music begins in black church congregations, (i.e., Baptist, AME, and Pentecostal, among others), and lea...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2018
  • Length: 51:59
Caption: Chicago Hottentots
Traditional jazz began its road to sophistication in the mid 1920s with artists like Louie Armstrong, Albert Nicholas, Richard M. Jones, Johnny Dod...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Noone
This program visits Chicago's South Side in the latter 1920s to hear three of the leading proponents of jazz clarinet.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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PaviElle brings her own special brand of NEo-Soul and R&B to the stage. In this performance at the historic Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota,...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 27:48
Caption: Nique Love Rhodes
Nique Love Rhodes We have a social entrepreneur of a different kind, she is a rapper! You will have an opportunity to learn how the social and bus...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 39:03
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: Mayyadda, Credit: Osaro Obanor
Only recently did Mayyadda make the decision to perform professionally. But she’s come a long way in a short time, playing prestigious clubs such a...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
Caption: Canal St., New Orleans
This program visits with the early New Orleans musicians. After all, their creativity is what started jazz on the road to popularity.

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Irving Mills Orchestra
Here are a few selections from the archives of early jazz representing some of the talented musicians who, for whatever reason, remained in the sha...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Two powerhouse saxophonists of early jazz are heard in this show: Benny Carter, alto and Coleman Hawkins, tenor.

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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 ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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: Luis Russell
A native of Panama, Luis Russell moved to New Orleans in 1919 after winning a $3000 lottery. He became a mainstay house pianist. But, in 1925 he mo...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ruby Dee, c. 1960, Credit: John Springer Collection/Corbis
Ruby Dee, actress, writer and activist died on June 12 at the age of 91. The WFMT Radio Network is offering this excerpt of Ruby Dee speaking with ...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2