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Caption: The Face Of Dough, Credit: Jaime Boddorff
Our initial dive into the tar... Music by Alvin Lucier and the Chipmunks, Petra Boo and the Goo Goos, Wilburn Jetsett, The Turntables, Wiggle Jeff...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2014
  • Length: 47:04
Caption: "I'm crazy over Christmas!", Credit: Charlie Warren
It's time to douse the political winds, typhoons, and floods; and listen to some light holiday ditties, wacky Christmas classics, and quirky quips,...

Bought by KAWC, WHRV, KACU, KUCB, KAWC and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 54:55
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Bing Crosby
Today’s image of Bing Crosby is that is was a Crooner, possibly one of the finest in American popular music, however, he was much more than that. P...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 01, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Here’s another look at the extraordinary talents of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, with more humorous stories from behind the scenes.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 13, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harlem dancers
A six square mile area of New York City became the hotspot for jazz in the late 1920s. Duke Ellington called it, “The world’s most glamorous atmos...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cliff Edwards with Ukelele
The ukulele became as commonplace in the American parlor as the piano in the 1920s. Today we think of the tiny guitar as a Hawaiian instrument, whe...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Held Jr.
Laughter is the best medicine. But, it feels that today's musicians may be taking themselves too seriously. Here are selections from the 1920s to t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pee Wee Russell
Although he hailed from St. Louis, Charles Ellsworth “Pee Wee” Russell took his clarinet cues from New Orleans. Only now is he beginning to be reco...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 26, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Happy New Year 1920s
Some of the best music from the 1920s with Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Bix Beiderbecke, and many more to welcome in the New Year.

Bought by KRZA, KHEN-LP, and KCBX


  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ernest Borgnine as "Marty"
A classic year-end show that highlights the celebration of the holiday rather than the passing of any specific year. It's all about the going out, ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 28:41
Caption: Thomas "Fats" Waller
Thomas “Fats” Waller was known for his comedic style vocals, and his feverish motions of left hand creating a profound pattern of “Stride” piano, b...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 30, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jack Pettis
Saxophonist Jack Pettis was a pioneer in the introduction of the C-Melody in the early 1920s. According to tenor Bud Freeman, he was the king, and ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Picking out The Best!
A free-form blend of some of Fall's best new music with tour information provided by Bob Dylan, Ricky & Lucy Ricardo, Ethel Mertz, Jim & Bud Anders...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2012
  • Length: 01:00:48
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The third edition of the Great Northern Radio Show has us at the John Chalberg Theater in Brainerd. Titled "Maybe About Trains," this radio variety...

Bought by KSRQ and WTIP


  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 01:59:22
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Buck Dietz poses at an afternoon life drawing session at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. , Credit: Andrew Norton
Buck Dietz is a figure model. That means he has to stand naked and completely still for long sessions while artists sketch him. But for Buck, it's ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KUT, WCAI / WNAN, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 28, 2012
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Adrain Rollini
Adrian Rollini was a renaissance man of jazz. Besides being a multi-instrumentalist, he created new ways of performing on existing instruments, inv...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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"Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant" features such strange musical animals as the Pop-up toadsters, the Circular Sawtoise, the Clocktopus, and the Ballp...

Bought by KENW and KPVL


  • Added: Mar 24, 2012
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Page Wilson was a singer and a song writer and host of the most popular music show in Richmond, Virginia. Called the Out of the Blue Radio Revue, i...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 55:45
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Actor / writer / composer David Ingber has created musicals about Zombies, and Fantasy Football, an ESPN web series, and several screenplays. He ch...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:04
Caption: Edythe Turnham & her Band
The early history of  jazz often leaves out some very talented musicians simply because they didn’t move to Chicago or New York.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Sheet Music Cover
Walter Donaldson should be one of the most recognizable composers of the 20th century with songs like "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby," and "Love Me, Or ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Hoagy Carmichael
One of America's most creative and prolific composers and lyricists, Hoagy Carmichael.

  • Added: Dec 01, 2011
  • Length: 58:53
Caption: Charlie and Donna In The Kitchen At Donna's
An internationally acclaimed jazz bar in New Orleans where the entertainment on the musical stage was often rivaled by the entertainment behind the...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 12:53
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Musicians often have trademarks. Elvis had a snarl, Michael Jackson had a glove, and Bret Michaels has bandanas. For Dan Knudsen, it’s a fanny pack...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KUOW, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2011
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 4
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A child's Christmas thoughts spring into song.

Bought by KZYX, WTIP, KSUT, WNPR, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 7