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Caption: Broken down automobile
This is a look at the various forms of travel in the early part of the 20th century: horseless carriage, boats, rail, and afoot.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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"I’m pouring my guts out so they can feel like your guts at the same time" - Wayne Coyne, as told to Jennifer Van Evra by phone in 2002. The Flamin...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Barry Bergey with Mavis Staples, Credit: Tom Pich
The NEA's recently retired Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey shares some memories about a lifetime immersed in folk and tradition...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
Caption: Philadelphia trumpeter Clifford Brown
This week on The New Jazz Archive, we're continuing our ongoing tour of America's "Great Jazz Cities" with the stories and sounds of jazz in Philad...

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


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Broadway
One of the best ways to get new music to the public in the 1920s and ‘30s, was to present it on stage first. Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Eddie C...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Join us for one of our favorite traditions — the annual Christmas show! We’ll have some old time classics for you, from Leroy Carr, Walter Davis, a...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Bud Brown with his trumpazoo and washboard, Credit: Mary Quintas
Bud Brown is known for singing Iris DeMent's "Let the Mystery Be". A few years ago, his relationship to the song changed: Bud's wife became termin...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bryson Alexander playing one of his compositions, Credit: Mary Quintas
Bryson Alexander is a Contemporary Classical music composer. At 16 years old, he’s composed nearly 40 pieces...all without knowing how to read or ...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:32
Caption: First discovered in 1995, the "Jack of Diamonds Georgia Rub" comes from the only surviving copy.
Join us as we aim the spotlight on the rarest 78s of all time. We’ve got some real classics from the 1920s and 30s, that have exactly one thing in ...

Bought by WJSU and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Tennessee Tooters
They called themselves the Tennessee Tooters and the Hottentots … along with other monikers. There was Red Nichols, cornet - Miff Mole, Trombone -...

Bought by KMUN and KCBX


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Earlier this year, the Tony Awards organization announced it is dropping the Tonys for "best sound design." With one of the country's significant t...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 07:56
Caption: Mike Notter of the Seattle bands Motopony and Hannalee cleans windows for a living, Credit: Joshua McNichols / Day Job
Mike Notter (currently with the bands Motopony and Hannalee) used to be in a band with a bunch of other window washers (Shim). Back then, cleaning ...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 16:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bessie Smith
The cornerstones for this program: Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday featuring several artists who benefited from the breakthrough recordings of Mami...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas Edison
In the early 20th century there was a recording war - a war of recording studios. There was Thomas Edison on one side. Then there was everybody els...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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CAFÉ ACOUSMATIC: the finest blend of electroacoustic music and sound art.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
From: Don Hill
Series: Xpressions
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:49
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Celebrate the season with this hour-long special featuring Christmas choral music from America’s oldest continuously performing ensemble, Boston’s ...

Bought by WLPR, KTXK, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, GraceRadio, WVRU and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Milton Brown
“The Father of Western Swing” is the moniker tagged to Milton Brown. In 1932, he left the Light Crust Doughboy’s to form his own band: The Musical ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Another classic from the Bluesville catalog, by Memphis music legend, Furry Lewis.
Join us for another installment of our ongoing series, "The Legends of Bluesville." This time around, we’ll hear from Furry Lewis, Big Joe Williams...

Bought by KRPS and WJSU


  • Added: Nov 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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CAFÉ ACOUSMATIC: the finest blend of electroacoustic music and sound art.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Oliver Naylor's Seven Aces
Pianist and bandleader Oliver Naylor formed his own band in 1923, and a year later entered the Gennett Studios to record his first session.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: An all-time favorite from J.B. Lenoir. Why it never hit the Billboard charts is anyone’s guess.
Join us as we wrap up our tribute to J.O.B. Records. A legendary imprint run by a man named Joe Brown, J.O.B. recorded some of the finest talent th...

Bought by KRPS and WJSU


  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: "I'm crazy over Christmas!", Credit: Charlie Warren
It's time to douse the political winds, forest fires, and bum airbags, and listen to some light holiday ditties, wacky Christmas classics, and quir...

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


  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:57
  • Purchases: 7
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A survey by one of the country's top media research firms sheds light -- if not love -- on the holiday music we love to hate.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: DANCE music you can LISTEN to!
Brand new Electronica, Tech House, Deep House, Techno, Indie Dance/Nu Disco, Trance, and Progressive House, with the emphasis on Trance.

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1