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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...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Joel Shaw & his Orchestra
In 1925, pianist Joel Shaw became vast friends with bandleader Gene Kardos. They clicked. Their style had elements of jazz, society dance band and ...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A short (:12) musical transition

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: :12
Caption: Freeform Pioneers, Credit: Richard Avedon
Join us for tributes to Ginger Baker, Marshall Efron, Jimmy Nelson, Diahann Carroll. Jessye Norman, and WBAI with Steve Post, Spiro Agnew, Richard ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
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Celebrate the majesty and musicality of self-proclaimed band geeks.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2019
  • Length: 22:02
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...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rudy Giuliani , Credit: The Scream
History Repeats as our country once again brings Impeachment charges against the President- we revisit earlier trials and listen to climate activis...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:02
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 ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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 ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dale Jett
Carter Family legacy Dale Jett & "Hello Stranger" recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews w...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Josh Ritter
In this special episode, Ozark Highlands Radio partners with Oxford American Magazine to bring Woodstock, New York based contemporary folk and Amer...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Danny Dozier
Original Ozark guitar wizard Danny Dozier recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with Dann...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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(For release week of 26 Aug 2019) Coming straight from the United States' grunge capital itself, 60 Watts is Public Radio's weekly underground and ...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 13:20
  • Purchases: 1
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: Darol Anger & Mike Marshall
Oldtime, bluegrass, and psychograss pioneers Darol Anger & Mike Marshall recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkans...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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 ...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Dennis Stroughmatt
Bona fide Illinois French trouveur & fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Coon Sanders Nighthawks
When pianist Earl Hines was added to any band, they seemed to quickly excel. When Don Redman or Bill Challis became the arranger for any orchestra,...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Jamila Davenport of Durham, NC has been a lifelong fan of singer Kenny Loggins. When he comes to perform at the venue she manages, she comes face-t...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: The Missourians
After leaving New Orleans in 1917, some brief stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, jazz musicans landed in Chicago. From there, many of them moved o...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Saxophonists
The saxophone was invented in the early 1800s, but wasn’t well received until the early 1900s. Then it became a staple in jazz. The most influentia...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1