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This American Love Story comes with a song in our hearts - from the frozen wastes of Siberia to the warmth of the heart of a nation, the American m...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 16:01
Caption: Buddy Bolden
This is a trek through the streets of New Orleans of the 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Perfect for the Fourth of July or other celebratory national holidays! “Freedom Jazz!” offers an hour-long, uniquely jazzy tribute to the spirit o...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WAMC, WMOT, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
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The Harmonizing vocals of The Boswell Sisters and The Mills Brothers were inspired by the turn of the century barbershop quartets.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stompin'
The evolution of "The Stomp" goes back several hundred years,but when jazz began incorporating the phrase into the music, it took on a completely d...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cab Calloway
This program features three artists who could ignite an audience just by walking on stage. Don Redman, Ted Lewis and Cab Calloway. They were all fi...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Original Creole Orchestra
The first two decades of jazz witnessed a new dynamic for promotions. Musicians began gathering in the streets of New Orleans in an effort to outsh...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 22, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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: 1928 Flapper
What do frog jumping, transatlantic telephones and sliced bread have in common? 1928. This program is a very brief overview of the music heard duri...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 02, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Jazz Group
If jazz can be tied to any season, metaphorically speaking, it would be spring.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 19, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jelly Roll Morton
Fredinand Joseph LaMothe Morton was there when it all began. Although it may be a dubious title to say he created jazz, it is true that he was one ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Interview with rhythm guitar player from the Grateful Dead. Ranges from stories about The Reverend Gary Davis to Garcia's addictions.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:49
Caption: Eddie Lang
Eddie Lang, more than any other jazz guitarist, brought the rhythm guitar into the limelight as a solo instrument. Granted, he couldn't have comple...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 20, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Frankie Trumbauer
Reed artist Frankie Trumbauer contributions to early jazz have been overshadowed by the role he played in Bix Beiderbecke's career.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 09, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stan Getz
“My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to a...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: James P. Johnson
Original stride pianist James P. Johnson began his professional recording career in 1916 with the Aeolian Company by recording several piano rolls....

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 29, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Irving Caesar
This program features those wonderfully talented lyricists of the 1920s who created such memorial songs as "Margie," "You Took Advantage of Me," "T...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George & Ira Gershwin
Tin Pan Alley, near Union Square in New York City, became the center for music publishing by 1915. The world of formulaic songwriting – songs with ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 27, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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A live recording of McInnis' Kitchen recorded in October of 2008 in the KAXE Studios. From Duluth, they perform Celtic music from Ireland, Newfound...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2010
  • Length: 16:32
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West Virginia born, Nashville songcatcher Kathy Mattea talks with John & Viv about the creative process behind her recent release Coal. Deeply pers...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2008
  • Length: 59:00