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Caption: Composer Tania León
Whether making their homes in Spain, the United States, or never venturing from the Pearl of the Antilles, Cuba’s best-known and best-loved compos...

Bought by KMUN, KVNO, WXXI, KWAX, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Music of the pianist and composer-arranger who left his stamp on the bebop and hardbop era, as well as an interview with Dameron biographer Paul Co...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Jamila Davenport of Durham, NC has been a lifelong fan of singer Kenny Loggins. When he comes to perform at the venue she manages, she comes face-t...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Stefon Harris on Dialogs, Credit: Michael Ambrosino
Stefon Harris speaks to the musical, cultural and political influences in his career and creative practice, while unpacking the core aspects of his...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2019
  • Length: 32:35
Caption: Amythyst Kiah on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes Southern Gothic folksinger Amythyst Kiah plus Australian virtuoso guitari...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WETS, Radio Bristol, KJJF, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 18
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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...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The O'Jays have made their final album, The Last Word, and it's filled with wisdom, love and some choice words about the state of the world.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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One of the most respected bass guitarists in popular music, Nathan East is also a producer and writer who has collaborated with an all-star caliber...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2019
  • Length: :45
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Blues songs about race relations, floods, hurricanes and fires.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Ca...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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A celebration of the life and music of Nat King Cole on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 56:43
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In January 1943, bandleader and composer Duke Ellington took his orchestra into Carnegie Hall for the first time and chose to make his debut with a...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is a north Minneapolis composer who has been influenced by experiences in Chicago and Ghana, and it all comes out in his music. Davu lead...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sounds Jewish commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. with music that honors the late Civil Rights leader.

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry and music honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:02:32
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Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has penned some of the most notable compositions of the modern jazz era, including “Whisper Not,” “Along Came Betty,...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WETS, WSLR, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KJJF and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 18
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Herbie Nichols died in obscurity in 1963, but over the past two decades his luminous compositions have made him a celebrated figure in modern jazz....

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Certified Christmas Lightnin'
Prof Mikey finds a treasure trove of blues tunes right next to the red ornaments and green tree.

Bought by KDUR


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 56:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Robin Barnes was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, shuttling between her parents’ and grandparents’ houses and singing the songs they liked to...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 52:00