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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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  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 02:56:51
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An economic history of New Orleans doesn't involve military statues or big men to build a mythological story and capture the romantic's view of her...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:45:50
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In 1972, Studs Terkel interviewed hotel piano player Norman "Hots" Michels for his book "Working." Hots was the last live entertainment at the Sher...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This is the short segment focusing only on Bo Diddley, Indo Rock and Surf musics' similar sounds. Taken from the 170429 show.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:20:55
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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
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Tonight's show - obscure New Orleans musicians playing that New Orleans sound.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 02:54:37
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Playing off our usual catch phrase of, "Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of," tonight we will focus on music you've heard b...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2016
  • Length: 03:23:48
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
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A tribute to vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Please note there is no mention of his passing in this program.

Bought by Raven Radio, WART FM, KJZX- Jazz ATX, KENW, WUSF and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:45
  • Purchases: 25
Caption: Ancient Romans created this statuary to memorialize the two finger, five beer joke they loved so much., Credit: Pompeii Statue Photographers, Inc.
The non-commercial music that influenced popular music and rock and roll. Ah, that's the same as every week and who really cares about that? T...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:57:14
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
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Directed intensity from Buddy Rich sounds more like a lift than a jolt, but Horace Silver's loping tempo tells the truth. Mongo Santamaria's Afro-C...

Bought by WYAP, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WOUB, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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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We as a culture and as humans spend a lot of time with technology, all focused on the newest, latest and most updated this, that and the other. We ...

  • Added: May 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
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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