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Caption: Noble Sissle
Lyricist, composer, vocalist and bandleader Noble Sissle had a very successful 60-year career in jazz and musical theater. He’s best know as the mu...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chance McCoy on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes folk super group The Folk Legacy Trio plus a Grammy Award winning Indie F...

Bought by WETS, WRGY, KHNS, GCR (Global Community Radio), Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Clarence Williams
instrument was the jug. Clarence Williams was a professional, yet he thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed performing style. Add in a little hokum, and the ...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Matthew Mehaffey with Phil Nusbaum, Credit: Connie Shaver
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents a program entitled The French Connection at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis on Friday November...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charlie Lincoln, Credit: Andrea Canter
Jazz pros Doug Little and Charlie Lincoln lead a group of high school jazz musicians known as the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop. The group learns music...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: WBOI's Folktale of Giving Thanks, Credit: Julia Meek
Gratitude IS the best attitude--and this week on Folktales, we're tracking this theory around the musical globe, with the Folktale of Giving Thanks.

Bought by 'The Sea', WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WFIU, WLPR and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:57
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: City transport c1925
Throughout time, musicians enjoy performing songs about transportation. The challenges of travel are highlighted in this program.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: American Roots Review , Credit: Tony Nelson
The multi-genre American Roots Revue convened by Larry Long is back with its original cast at the Dakota in Minneapolis, this Saturday at 7 and 9:3...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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: 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: 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
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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...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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: 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 ...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 15
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
  • Purchases: 1
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
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
Caption: Charleston sheet music
Let’s see … Foxtrot, Black Bottom, Shimmy, Charleston, The Baltimore, Lindy Hop (previously, Texas Tommy), Turkey Trot, One-step, Shimmy, and later...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1