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Caption: Lonnie Johnson
In the 1920s, jazz and popular music meant the same thing. At that point the guitar moved out of the rhythm section to became another solo voice.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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West coast jazz vinyl surfaces a few times this episode, first with Bob Cooper playing oboe. Then it’s the MJQ with impressive big band backing, sa...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WOUB, WKAR, and KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Arthur Lally, reed artist
It seems that before jazz became popular in America, the British were ready to adopt the new music. Even the Prince of Whales got into the act by b...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cornet Red Nichols
Musicians were known to violate their recordings contracts fairly regularly in the 1920s. It’s the old story that the talent was underpaid. So, it ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Grady Champion on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes “sacred steel” ensemble The Lee Boys plus 21st Century Bluesman Grady Cha...

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRGY, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Andy Kirk 78 rpm recxord label
In the first two decades of jazz, light-heartedness and hokum were prevalent. It wasn’t until the late 1930s that musicians decided to become more ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Parisota Hot Club plays Hot Club Music the Old Way, and also Enjoys branching Out into New Directions. The lead of the band is Robb Henry. When...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cow Cow Davenport
Your environment is your identity. That’s exactly why so many tunes in early jazz were written about the street that inspires the song. Naming a mu...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bill Breeden
Beyond a Song host Rich Reardin interviews peace activist, minister, songwriter and musician Bill Breeden. Final (part 2)

  • Added: Sep 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Mississippi River map
It wasn’t just products, livestock and people transported up and down the Mississippi in the 1920s. It was also music. Specifically jazz. A vast ma...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Tune in to the next Sounds Jewish for a post-Labor Day celebration featuring Jewish labor songs.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Concierto presents classical music in English and in Spanish. Classical favorites performed by Hispanic artists are alternated with music by Spanis...

Bought by KSTK, Tri States Public Radio, Radio Arts Foundation-Saint Louis, WSKG, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 43
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A good balance of Brazilian, small group, piano, blues, big band, vocalists, sax, guitar, Cuba and its neighbors, new and vintage. First a new name...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, KMRE-LP, WYAP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
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In this episode Wendy and Topher interview Mika Boorem, Zach Taylor, Jesse Dean, and Dr. Serge Francois

  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:30
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Wendy and Topher interview guests Jody Hardin and Rick Funderburg, Glen Fleming and Dandelion Heart

  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 51:52
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Wendy and Topher w/guests: Honey Shuffle, BJ Garrett RN, and Donna Schaeffler

  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:30
Caption: Noble Sissle
The year officially tagged as the debut of “the Swing Era” was late summer of 1935. What can be confusing with that demarcation is acknowledging th...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Burgundy Street sign
The musical traditions that emerged from New Orleans found roots around the world by the late 1920s. It took some time for Tin Pan Alley and Broadw...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A relaxed flowing show, the way we like it, still in summer re-runs with segments from ’16 & ’17 making a pretty good amalgam touching on all decad...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, KMRE-LP, WKAR and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Jabbo Smith
The legendary jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden reportedly set the standard by which all early performers strived to attain. That’s the legend. Since not...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Over the Rhine returns to the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes acclaimed Ohio husband-wife duo Over the Rhine plus Louisville, Kentucky ...

Bought by WETS, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRGY, WOUB, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 15
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Uptempo big band is the name of the game yet lets not forget what makes jazz improv around a melody, often but always familiar. After Woody Herman ...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, KMRE-LP, WVBI-LP, KRZA and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Cole Porter
It seems that in the 1920s … at least in high society circles … it was very common for people to compliment each other, profusely. In fact, it was ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hal Prince & Stephen Sondheim
A short tribute to the late Prince of Broadway with music from many of the shows he produced and directed with interview clips and memories of a tr...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:15
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sunday's "Sounds Jewish" targets your ears with a music and comedy inspired by the human body.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1