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Mozart's six "Haydn" Quartets were dedicated and lovingly handed to Joseph Haydn, like a father entrusting his sons to a friend to protect and guid...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
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Mozart's six "Haydn" Quartets were dedicated and lovingly handed to Joseph Haydn, like a father entrusting his sons to a friend to protect and guid...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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Claude Debussy, who once said he learned more from poets and painters than from the music conservatory, is considered the figurehead of Impressioni...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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Claude Debussy, who once said he learned more from poets and painters than from the music conservatory, is considered the figurehead of Impressioni...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
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Claude Debussy, who once said he learned more from poets and painters than from the music conservatory, is considered the figurehead of Impressioni...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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Claude Debussy, who once said he learned more from poets and painters than from the music conservatory, is considered the figurehead of Impressioni...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:58
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Claude Debussy, who once said he learned more from poets and painters than from the music conservatory, is considered the figurehead of Impressioni...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
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What world-class ensemble, still performing today, was once led by John Philip Sousa? This week on Wind & Rhythm, we celebrate the birthday of the...

Bought by KTXK, GCR (Global Community Radio), KVNO, WUAL, and KMFA


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 5
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The continuing reappearances of a beat introduced in one of the most popular songs of all time.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 16:26
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This time, we profile the March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Rocket 88,” by Jackie Brenston — widely considered to be one of the archetypal records of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Baby Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo — the only number one hit on the Excello label during its 23 year run.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Key to the Highway” — one of the enduring classics of the blues, first recorded by pianist Charlie Segar in 1940.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Stick McGhee’s 1949 anthem to good times and cheap booze — a big hit that saved a fledgling Atlantic Records from bankruptcy.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile B.B. King, who hit the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts with “Three O’Clock Blues,” this week in 1952.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Guitar Slim, who — much to everyone’s surprise — hit the top of the R&B charts with “The Things That I Used To Do,” in 1954.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with “Homesick” James Williamson and Johnny Shines.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with Elmore James, Arthur Spires, and Johnny Williams.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile “Open the Door, Richard” — a 1947 novelty record that quickly embedded itself into the American consciousness.

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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The cardboard box on my porch was the first hint that I was in for some great new music. It really is like Christmas to open the package to see wha...

Bought by KTXK, WUAL, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KMFA


  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This time we profile Son House and B.B. King, who both made historic live appearances in Chicago the Saturday night before Thanksgiving, 1964.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile James “Beale Street” Clark — barely a footnote in blues history — who recorded an enduring classic, this week in 1945.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Windy City keyboard legend Little Johnny Jones, who was in the studio with Muddy Waters and Leroy Foster in 1949.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, who recorded an iconic slice of down home blues, "That's All Right," this week in 1946.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Our distinctive logo comes from a rare poster for the 1977 Beale Street Music Festival.
This time, we profile Mississippi guitarist Tommy Johnson, who cut one of the prophetic masterpieces of the blues, this week in 1928.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:29