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Caption: Gloria Rhoden, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Billed as the world's smallest woman, Gloria Rhoden of St. Mary Jamaica understands the nature of true beauty.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 23:02
Caption: Winold Reiss
When there's a movie chase scene, more often than not, the accompanying music is jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the course of 13 or 14 tracks, this hour of The Roadhouse get focused with a set of blues from the 1970s and another of great soul blues. Dr. ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Walter Page
It too decades for jazz historians to recognize regional bands for their influence on the music.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alex Lacamoire Hamilton rehearsal, Credit: Joan Marcus
Alex Lacamoire talks about bringing Hamilton and In the Heights to life on the stage.

Bought by WCPN, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Oct 01, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mezz Mezzrow
In 1946 Milton Mezzrow, otherwise known as Mezz, wrote a tell all book about his experiences with jazz in the 1920s and '30s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Milt Gabler
Long before Milt Gabler became a major record producer, he owned a very small music store in a tumble down building in New York City.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Irving Berlin
Here is a selection of songs from the early years of jazz that had longevity. Their popularity lasted for decades.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Early Radio
Jazz connected with audiences in the 1920s, but it was the combination of a prolific recording industry and the abundance of radio’s that boosted i...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz Dance
The spontaneous enthusiasm of jazz brought exuberance to the dance floor in the 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Josephine Baker
All that was required to stand out among your peers in the entertainment business was style, charisma, stage presence, phrasing, and, oh yes, perso...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paul Barbarin
As jazz began to dominate American popular music in the 1920s, drummers began to experiment with ways to incorporate more elaborate expressions int...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Edythe Turnham Band
This program hones in on those two critical years 1923 and 24 when jazz began to transition from New Orleans to Chicago Style.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s flapper
Here are a few of the many stories surrounding the term jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Washingtonians
In the beginning, they went by the name, The Washingtonians. But, it wasn’t long before they became one of the most recognizable bands in the coun...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Durium Records
As the Great Depression set in, record sales began to slump early in 1930. But one record company had an answer.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fess Williams
America’s original musical creation, jazz, had quite a number of influences, but one of those, at least today, is ignored. You might say it was the...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Louis Armstrong
The World on a String: During the peak of “The Jazz Age,” a handful of musicians captured the imagination of an adoring public.

Bought by KREV-LP and KCBX


  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Merle Johnston
This program can also be titled "Unusual Patterns in Jazz."

Bought by KCBX and KCBX


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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1st segment: Pepe Willie (the man who discovered Prince) is interviewed. 2nd Segment: Chris Moon (the man who gave the keys to his studio) is inte...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • 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: Bud Freeman
Although jazz bands were performing swing long before the “Swing Era” officially started, you don’t want to tell the musicians before that time tha...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: On Campus
Images of jazz in the 1920s are of raccoon coats, hip flasks, bobbed hair, and cars with rumble seats.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cafe Musique
Café Musique is celebrating their new CD with several release parties. Their talents are recognized in this show along with the work of Stephane Gr...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1