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Caption: Hip-hop superstar Nas at the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard, Credit: Courtesy of The Hiphop Archive at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center
A journey to The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard. whose mission is to “facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, cul...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 31:22
  • Purchases: 1
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A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Red River Radio Network, WXXI, WYSO, KCSM and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 21
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Exploration of R&B music

Bought by WDCB, KCSM, WFIU, WDCB, WSLR and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:18
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Opening Second Line, Credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons
Joshua Sirotiak seeks out the history of Second Line Jazz culture in New Orleans. Along the way, he finds a few answers to questions about his own ...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: McCoy in the studio circa 1984.
You may not know Rosemarie McCoy’s name, but you probably know her songs. Over 800 of them spanning the full range of American pop music, from Rhyt...

Bought by WSKG, WCAI / WNAN, WBEZ, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:54
  • Purchases: 4
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In this montage of story and song, we hear Blues musicians speaking about their lives, the meaning of the Blues, growing up in hard times, and maki...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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The fourth and final installment of the Jazz Crossroads of America series. In the 1960s universities began to establish jazz education programs, an...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WPTC


  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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
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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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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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Lady E sings the blues and she knows what she's singing about. Fifteen years ago, her oldest son died. It was sudden, and a freakish accident. Lady...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2009
  • Length: 48:57
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A Historical look at R&B music and artists

Bought by KRZA, KUCB, 90.5 WSNC, and WNCU


  • Added: Mar 18, 2009
  • Length: 59:45
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Feb 11, 2009
  • Length: 59:50
  • Purchases: 5
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One-hour special explores the creation and impact of Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue."

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU, KSKA, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KPIP-LP, KHNS and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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Historical look at R&B Music

Bought by WSGE, KUCB, and WNCU


  • Added: Jan 22, 2009
  • Length: 59:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Historical look at the History of R&B Music.

Bought by KUCB, 90.5 WSNC, and WNCU


  • Added: Jan 12, 2009
  • Length: 59:38
  • Purchases: 3
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The story of "Amazing Grace"- a piece of music that has an extraordinary impact on American history.

Bought by Prairie Public, Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC, North Country Public Radio, WRVO Public Media and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2008
  • Length: 50:34
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Sep 18, 2008
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Exploration of R&B Music

Bought by WDCB, KRZA, KUCB, 90.5 WSNC, and WNCU


  • Added: Jun 16, 2008
  • Length: 59:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Exploration of R&B Music

Bought by KUCB, WNCU, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Jun 16, 2008
  • Length: 59:36
  • Purchases: 3