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A tribute to singer/songwriting legend Leonard Cohen who passed away November 7, 2016 at the age of 82.

Bought by KUPR low power FM and KSJE


  • Added: Nov 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lillian Armstrong
This program is devoted to the creative composers, vocalists and musicians who were so important in the early years of jazz.

Bought by KVNF and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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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: 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: Paul Whiteman
Although bandleaders Paul Whiteman and Jean Goldkette were competitors in the 1920s, through their careers they remained friendly rivals.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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: Unidentified band
In its original state, the blues were performed with repeating opening phrases. Melancholy, sad, lamenting tales.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Johnny Dodds
As jazz emerged as the popular music of the 1920s, it was common to have the trumpet as the lead instrument, however, a few pioneering musicians wa...

Bought by KRZA and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Happy New Year 1920s
Some of the best remembered songs of the 1920 to celebrate the New Year.

Bought by KMXT, KRZA, and KCBX


  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ethel Waters
Those beautiful female voicalists who became pioneers in the art of jazz voicing in the early 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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
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When we hear the phrase "Under The Influence," there are bad connotations that follow. But what about when influence is good, because it sets our c...

Bought by KUPR low power FM


  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Originally transmitted May 16, 2105. Joe Nick Patoski spins more great Texas platters and provides his trademark brand of radio salvation.

  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:48:54
Caption: Vaudeville
This program is devoted to several vaudeville performers who were forced to ply their trade elsewhere when silent movies and Broadway reviews close...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 11, 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: Mississippi Steamboat
In the latter days of the Golden Age of steamboats, many musicians plied their trade with the orchestras traveling the Mississippi. Memphis and St....

Bought by KCBX, Radio New Zealand, and KCBX


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey were two very important factors in the formation of jazz in the 1920s. They performed together with the California Ramblers ...

Bought by KMUW and KCBX


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Washboard Rhythm Kings
Spasm bands, or skiffle bands, (created out of found objects not usually found in musical groups) originated in the streets of New Orleans around 1...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas 'Fats' Waller
Although Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller was one of the most prolific recording artists in the 1920s and 1930s, very little of his earlier music is heard.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Brunies
Half a dozen brothers and sisters, mother, father, and a cousin made up the core of the Brunies family. They were all good musicians. Many of them ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and KCBX


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vaughn De Leath
She was known as “The First Lady of Radio.” Vaughn De Leath’s recording career began in 1921, which lead to hundreds of titles over the next decade...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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