Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

Caption: Vic Berton

Tympani Rarities (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Experimentation and inventiveness found common ground in early jazz. That was especially true in the world of percussion.
Caption: Sam Ku West

Island Jazz (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Music from the Hawaiian Islands is distinct. Their steel and slack string guitars set them apart from everyone else.
Caption: Bradley W. Hart

America First (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

In September 1941, a hero-celebrity stood before a crowd in Iowa and emphatically stated the words, “America First.” Charles Lindbergh was the speaker. It was just short of ...
Caption: Sonny Clay & his Band

They Were Then (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Songs that were popular among the musicians, may not have been big sellers. Consequently, there are a bunch of songs that are completely forgotten, yet they may have been ...
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Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The home ownership gap continues to widen.
Caption: Frank Teschmacher

Sweet Tones of the Clarinet (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

There were dozens of early jazz clarinetist, a few of whom stood out as true pioneers. Those are the artists with rhythm, fluidity, expression and nuance, and then some.
Caption: Edgar Villanueva

Decolonizing Wealth (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

He calls it a “colonizer virus” that has festered for centuries. According to social justice philanthropist Edgar Villanueva the virus was planted in people at first contact ...
Caption: Connie's Inn & Tree of Hope

Uptown NYC (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Driving north from New York City to Harlem in the 1920s was quite a challenge. Even though only about 10 miles separated the two cities, the number of night clubs featuring ...
Caption: Book Jacket Cover, Credit: Hawkeye Publishers

A Gift of Peace (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Hindsight is not a good way to view history. Yet, we frequently see our past with an expression of “what if”. On the other hand, even the slightest change can impact much ...
Caption: Joe Feldman

Grading for Equity (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

You probably remember, all too well, your grade school experience. Especially memorable is how you were graded. Everyone was funneled into the same system for very similar ...