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Caption: Howard Johnson's
On the road home with Art Linkletter, Warren Oates, Jon Hamm, Jessica Pare, Marshall Efron, Bob & Ray, John Witherspoon, Ice Cube, James Taylor, Jo...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Coming to you from the WFMT Radio Network - a new one-hour special, Dee Alexander: Jazz at Christmastime – Recorded live at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WJAB, KBEM, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WILL and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 9
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A survey by one of the country's top media research firms sheds light -- if not love -- on the holiday music we love to hate.

Bought by WTIP, Delta College Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 4
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The son of a clergyman, he became an atheist in college, then settled for a life as a “cheerful agnostic.” And yet, he probably wrote more Christma...

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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December is filled to bursting with carols and other vocal works—and as a result a great deal of instrumental and orchestral music is often overloo...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, WUAL, and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Be MIne!
The first hour of this week's Valentine's mix. Love stories and romantic music provided by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Benny Carter, Diana Krall, El...

Bought by Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joe Bev hosts an hour of Halloween 78s., Credit: Lorie Kellogg
Joe Bev presents an hour of spooky 78 RPM records, including: Old Man Moze Is Dead - Louis Armstrong (1935), The Ghost of Old Man Mose - Harry Gol...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mummers Day Parade, Credit: Rebecca Moon
The Mummers Day Parade is as quintessentially South Philadelphia as Ben Franklin or Willy Penn, a Philly cheese steak or Italian water ice. It’s un...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2013
  • Length: 23:29
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One is earthy and comical--an 18th century musical tale of thieves, tramps and trollops. The other is the most beloved holiday concert piece in the...

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We know it as “Good King Wenceslas,” but the carol, written in the mid-1800s, has a tune borrowed from a medieval salute to spring flowers! Join ho...

Bought by WUAL, KRPS, KRPS, and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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They stand in humble contrast with those other famous visitors to the stable in Bethlehem--the mysterious and awesome Three Kings—but it is the she...

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Many composers—Jewish or not—have used Hebraic themes and styles in their music, and whether religious or secular in spirit, their efforts display ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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It is no coincidence that three of Aaron Copland's most powerful works -- Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man, and A Lincoln Portrait --...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Connections host Stephen Peithman
While thoughts of Christmas music usually turn to carols and choirs, many original instrumental works have been written for the season—including on...

Bought by WUAL, WKSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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George Bizet used an old Provencal carol to open his L’Arlesienne Suite. A British hymn writer borrowed the tune from a now-forgotten work by Felix...

Bought by WUAL, WUFT, KRPS, KRPS, WVRU and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
At the Sabbath table on a Friday evening, the Khasidim of Eastern Europe sang tish nigunim, “table songs” praising God . . . seeking to get closer ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:16
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
Sometimes, klezmer songs borrowed from popular folk melodies. “Lustig Zayn”, also known as “My Yofes” came from Polish peasants. But the more kle...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
This is a more spiritual tune. In 18th Century Poland, the Jewish mystic philosophy of Khasidism was born. The Khasidim believed that singing song...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:53
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
In the audio drama “The Witches of Lublin,” Sofia is a teenaged girl in love – all that matters to her is that the object of her affection shares h...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:44
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
This lively dance is a bulgar. It is exactly the sort of music one would hear at one of the market fairs held in Easter Europe during the late 1700...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 09:55
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The best of Rodgers and Hart's love songs as interpreted by some of the most famous American male and female vocalists.

Bought by WNMU-FM and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jan 02, 2012
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: George Gershwin
In recognition of Hanukkah, this show is dedicated to the Jews who catapulted popular music to stage and radio from the 1900 to the early 1930s.

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: My grandmother as an infant, Credit: Family collection
When Afi Scruggs digitized an interview with her late grandmother, she recalled truism about technology: every time a format changes, important inf...

Bought by KALW, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 26, 2011
  • Length: 02:12
  • Purchases: 3
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James Kaplan has a fresh take on the life of Frank Sinatra, the iconic—maybe the greatest—performing artist of the American Century, with more and ...

Bought by NPR Illinois, KREV-LP, WCPN, KUOW, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2010
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 6
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He was America's first rock star ... and we knew him as Johnny Ace

  • Added: Nov 18, 2010
  • Length: 03:00