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Don't let the washboard and spoons fool you: Ben Miller Band is here to rock your world.

Bought by WYAP, WSLR, and KKRN


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Willie "the Lion" Smith
Stride piano emerged in the 1920s on the East Coast, and very quickly became a favorite thanks to performers like James P. Johnson and Fats Waller.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:44
Caption: Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, "Natchez Trace" was George “Papa” Lightfoot’s very last LP.
Join us as we take a ride down to Jackson, Mississippi, to hear some lowdown harmonica. We’ll hear from the master — Sonny Boy Williamson, plus, Pa...

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Feb 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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CAFÉ ACOUSMATIC: the finest blend of electroacoustic music, sound art, and 3D binaural audio.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 58:48
Caption: 1920s Chicago
It's the rough and tumble 1920s Chicago’s speakeasies. You had to have a password to gain entrance through a side door.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Terraplane by Steve Earle, Credit: Official Album Cover
Steve Earle's new album, Terraplane, takes the noted singer-songwriter back to his Texas roots.

Bought by WSLR, KRPS, and KKRN


  • Added: Feb 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bernadine Mitchell in Bessie's Blues, wirtten and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Credit: Courtesy of Metro Stage
Writer, director, and actor, Thomas W. Jones II makes sense of the world through theater

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Be MIne!
The first hour of this week's Valentine's mix. Love stories and romantic music provided by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Benny Carter, Diana Krall, El...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:13
Caption: Valentine
Love songs from the 1920s featuring Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Josephine Baker, and many more.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blue Note saxman Sonny Rollins, Credit: Francis Wolff
In this hour, it's the myth and magic of the label that defined mid-century jazz: Blue Note Records.

Bought by Oregon Public Broadcasting, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KDRP Community Radio, KMUN, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Rahssan Roland Kirk
His unrivaled ability for playing many instruments at once made him one of the most unique jazz musicians of all time. But Rahsaan Roland Kirk's ba...

Bought by KSRQ, KDRP Community Radio, KHNS, KPVL, KMUN and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Sax titan John Coltrane
In this hour, it's the life and legend of John Coltrane—from his rural North Carolina roots to his place as one of jazz's most spiritual men and mu...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KMUW, KDRP Community Radio, KPVL, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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 Oregon Public Broadcasting, WVRU, KDRP Community Radio, Troy Public Radio, KMHD and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Jazz songbird Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday has one of jazz's most bittersweet voices, and the biography to match.

Bought by WEZU, WCAI / WNAN, KDRP Community Radio, KAZU, WRGY and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Mary Lou Williams, Credit: William Gottlieb
In this hour, we go in search of the storied and sordid roots of the famed Kansas City sound.

Bought by WVRU, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, KDRP Community Radio, WEZU and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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 WMMT, KMHD, KDRP Community Radio, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Satchmo in 1960.
In this hour, it's a look at the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the good people of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, located in Louis' form...

Bought by KMUN, KZYX, 90.5 WSNC, WEZU, WRGY and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Guitarist Pat Martino survived a brain aneurysm to become one of the most soulful voices of jazz guitar.
It's one of jazz's all-time great comeback stories: In the 1950s, the great Duke Ellington was seen as a "has been." Then, out of nowhere, an epic ...

Bought by WVRU, KDRP Community Radio, KPVL, KMUN, WLPR and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Nina Simone, the "High Priestess of Soul"
In this hour, it's the life and music of Nina Simone—from her roots as a gospel and classical musician to her place as one of jazz's fiercest voice...

Bought by KZYX, KMUN, 90.5 WSNC, WEZU, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Roger Lewis at a jazz funeral in 2010. , Credit: Kim Welsh
In this hour, we go in search of jazz's spiritual side—from the sacred roots of sax titan John Coltrane to the unique New Orleans spiritual traditi...

Bought by KAZU, KMUN, 90.5 WSNC, WVRU, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: The swing era's reluctant hero: Artie Shaw
In the 1930s, clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw reigned as one of the great kings of the swing era. But just 20 years later, he mysteriously le...

Bought by KMHD, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, KDRP Community Radio, KPVL and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Sidney Poitier and Paul Newman in the 1961 movie, "Paris Blues"
In this hour of The New Jazz Archive, we explore the shared history of jazz and film—from the role race played in shaping jazz's place at the movie...

Bought by WVRU, KMUW, KMHD, WXAV 88.3FM, KDRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Charlie Parker, the king of bebop
In this hour, it's the legendary story of how a Kansas City kid who didn’t like to practice became the king of bebop.

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KPVL, KMUN, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: The "greatest drummer i n the world," Buddy Rich
Jazz drummers have got to be some of the most unheralded of jazz's many unsung heroes. This week we dissect their art and craft with world-renowned...

Bought by WVRU, KDRP Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WEZU, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17