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Caption: Zach Brock
Are you a violinist or a musician? Zach Brock has spent most of his career declaring that in Jazz, you have to be both.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 30:56
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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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A 14:30 sampler of comments and music from an upcoming public radio special on the legendary soul singer Otis Redding. Commentators in this previe...

Bought by KGLT


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 14:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Beyonce
Teen radio journalist, Lilli Carlsen, traces how her journey to become a feminist directly corresponds to musical artist Beyonce’s lyrics. For many...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery shares an appreciation and review of the latest John Coltrane release, Offering: Live at Temple University....

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Today, few Americans know much about Josephine Baker. Why? It wasn’t because she lacked artistic skill or failed to remain relevant during a long c...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 18:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sarah Vaughan
With her ability to banter with the audience and outspoken sense of humor Sarah Vaughn was best described as “sassy.” Her first big break came afte...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hank Mobley
In this short feature Rabbi Neil Blumofe illuminates the importance of those who will not settle for a glory in mediocrity, but who urge others to ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 08, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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"I always thought of the acoustic bass as the quintessential jazz instrument... I knew that jazz meant cool, and hip, and on the cutting edge, and ...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 16:39
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Tower of Power , Credit: www.towerofpower.com/
The story of the great horn band THE TOWER OF POWER. A special interview with founder Emilio Castillo about the history of this legendary band.

Bought by Prairie Public and WVAS


  • Added: Sep 25, 2009
  • Length: 58:07
  • Purchases: 2
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American icon Nina Simone in words and music

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WCAI / WNAN, WCPN, Red River Radio Network, WSKG and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 44
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One-hour radio special looks back on Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's influence on the music and culture of Philadelphia

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KGLT, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WNCU, New Hampshire Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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One-hour music intensive radio documentary about Sly & the Family Stone, their music, their turbulent history, and the indelible marks they left be...

Bought by WSGE, KMXT, WFAE, KUT, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: May 15, 2007
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 37
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One-hour music intensive documentary about Fats Waller, one of America's great composers and performers of the 20th century.

Bought by Prairie Public, WDCB, Radio New Zealand, WCSU-FM, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 30
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Musician Ray Charles speaks about his criteria when writing music. (1995)

Bought by WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Jul 06, 2005
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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Musician Ray Charles recalls the frustration he delivered to his early piano teacher. (1995)

Bought by WNCU, WAMC, and WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Jul 06, 2005
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Musician Ray Charles comments on the labels given to the music he played. (1995)

Bought by WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Jul 06, 2005
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 1
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Musician Ray Charles explains what kind of music was around him growing up. (1995)

Bought by WNCU, WUAL, and WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Jul 06, 2005
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Musician Ray Charles remembers his early career as a Nat “King” Cole sound-alike. (1995)

Bought by WNCU, WUAL, and WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Jul 06, 2005
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 3