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He was one of the pioneers of jazz on the violin. Though largely self taught, his career lasted some 77 years, and he recorded hundred of albums. p...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2011
  • Length: 06:00
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Armstrong was born in Storyville, a redlight district of New Orleans, 1901. His father left and his mother was probably a prostitute. He first lear...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
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If the sound of his name isn't familiar, the sound of his voice certainly is. This is the unlikely story of four Detroit kids who went to a birthda...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
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A Gypsy, he never lived in a house or wore a suit until age twenty. At age 18, a late-night caravan fire left him with only two, useful fingers on ...

  • Added: May 10, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
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So ... who was Amy Beach? Simply one of the greatest American composers many of us have never heard.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
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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
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His friends called him "Hoochie Coo," and he was one of the great jazz pianists ... composer of hundreds of songs, but best known for writing the t...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
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You may not know his name, but chances are good you could sing, hum or whistle one of his tunes.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
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The Buddy Holly pilot. Everybody knows how Roger Peterson died, but almost nobody knows who he was.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2010
  • Length: 03:00
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The first in our daily series of musical trips to the Mississippi Delta. We take a ride with Huddy Ledbetter (and a few others) on the Midnight Spe...

Bought by KRSC


  • Added: Mar 22, 2010
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
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An 'in dialect' and audio narrative of rural poems from the Annapolis Valley, in Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Added: May 02, 2006
  • Length: 02:36
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Famed pipa virtuoso Wu Man in her own words and her music

Bought by PRX Remix, KUT, WCQS, WEKU, KCUR and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2003
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 7