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Last summer, Hershey Felder brought Bay Area audiences to their feet and even got them singing with George Gershwin Alone. Now the master entertain...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:57:30
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World War I was a real blow to the European musical community. They were utterly unprepared for the war’s cruelty, and composers found it difficult...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Every day, Teodoro Cuevas dresses in his black flared pants with silver buttons down the side. He sits against a tree across from the bustling sub...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:11
Caption: Jazz icon Miles Davis
Jazz isn't the only form of music that has great solos, but it wouldn't be what it is without 'em. This week we take a look at the art and craft of...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCMU Public Radio, WVAS, Spokane Public Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Mississippi Steamboat
In the latter days of the Golden Age of steamboats, many musicians plied their trade with the orchestras traveling the Mississippi. Memphis and St....

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Eddie Taylor, from 1974. Photo by Bill Greensmith.
Join us we wrap up our tribute to Chicago Blues guitar legend, Eddie Taylor. We’ll be hearing some standout selections from his solo work — plus so...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey were two very important factors in the formation of jazz in the 1920s. They performed together with the California Ramblers ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Infamous Stringdusters Let It Go, Credit: Official Album Cover
Sloane Spencer talks with Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters about self-producing their most recent album, Let It Go, and h...

Bought by KKRN, WLPR, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 19, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Photo of Eddie Taylor courtesy of Rick Jones
Join us as we continue our tribute to Chicago blues guitar legend, Eddie Taylor. Most famous for the recordings he did for Vee-Jay with John Lee Ho...

Bought by WJSU, 90.5 WSNC, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Francis Scott Key (shown here in a portrait by Theodor Horydczak) was far more than just the author of what would become our national anthem., Credit: Library of Congress
Turns out the author of our national anthem could very well have been nicknamed "Francis Scott Off-Key."

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Windy City 1920s
When we think of the Big Bands, it’s most often in terms of the Swing Era. Understandable, since those sweet and hot orchestra’s dominated the 1930...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hugh Bob's van, outside another club. Anywhere, USA., Credit: Mad Genius
"Where@bouts" is the short radio series about the sense of place. Our guests conduct their world like a song in an imaginative feat of radio art. M...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The great Eddie Taylor, doing what he does best. Photo courtesy of Steve Cushing.
Join us — on our 150th episode! — as we pay tribute to one of the real unsung heroes of Chicago Blues, guitarist Eddie Taylor. He worked and record...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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The All Star Baseball game this month is a perfect opportunity to introduce you to a new opera about a great Negro League Baseball Player.

  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 06:35
Caption: Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
When Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines met in 1927, it was immediate bond. A short time later, Louis disbanded his Hot Five group that was formed for ...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Les Paul, Credit: William Gottlieb
Here's a little fact about Les Paul that you might not know: rock icon Steve Miller is Les Paul's godson. In this hour, Steve talks about his memor...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, KPVL, WOUB, KMUN, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: A standout cut from Jr. Wells, featuring the distinctive Chief Records logo.
Join us as we take a look at the small but mighty Chief label, out of Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1957 by entrepreneur Mel London, it was only in...

Bought by WJSU, 90.5 WSNC, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Savoy Orpheans
To say that London was not known as a mecca for early jazz is an understatement, however, Britain adopted America’s music very quickly. The Savoy ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Out Chorus" by jazz painter Romare Bearden, 1979-1980.
You can't listen to a painting or see a song. But that doesn't mean there aren't really interesting places where the worlds of jazz and art overlap...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, Troy Public Radio, KMHD, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: The ever-popular Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the great string-benders of Gospel Music.
On our annual Gospel Show, "Brother Hawkins" takes the reins as we aim the spotlight on some of our favorite guitar-slinging ladies of Gospel music...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Record :30 of video of a tree on an iPhone, convert it to various audio files and viola -> a sound is born. This piece is one of many possible vers...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:20
Caption: Caleb Caudle Paint Another Layer On My Heart, Credit: Official Album Cover
Caleb Caudle left North Carolina for New Orleans, but he's been on the road touring so much in the past year, that he almost forgot about the near-...

Bought by KFOK-LP, KSRQ, KKRN, and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jazz legend Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk was one of the most original voices to emerge from the world of mid-century jazz. But it took decades for the world to realize it.

Bought by KMHD, KDRP Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Also featured on this episode, a legendary slice of vinyl from the Specialty archives; compiled by Barret Hansen in 1972.
Join us for some terrific Down Home Country Blues from Specialty Records. In addition to Frankie Lee Sims and Clifton Chenier — two of our all-time...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC and KRPS


  • Added: Jun 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Luis Russell
A native of Panama, Luis Russell moved to New Orleans in 1919 after winning a $3000 lottery. He became a mainstay house pianist. But, in 1925 he mo...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1