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Caption: Charles "Buddy" Rogers
During the early years of jazz, vocalists had to experiment with the best way to compliment musicians that specialized in improvisation and counter...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blossom Seeley
Before the 1920s it was almost unheard of for female vocalists to record popular music. That is unless they were singing a number from their Broadw...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Great Peacock, Making Ghosts, Credit: Official Album Cover
Great Peacock write Southern indie anthems: instant crowd sing-alongs with a distinctly modern flair.

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KKRN, WLPR, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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"I was young for my age. Not as naïve as they expected. I don’t know why I seem to bring that out in people." - Joni Mitchell as told to Joe Smith ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gene Karos
In 1931, a fresh new band recorded its first four sides at the Victor Studios, New York City. This young band dared to buck the trend by playing ho...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Four talented clarinetists of the 1920s who came from the Vaudeville and musical stage. Ted Lewis, Fess Williams, Wilton Crawley and Boyd Senter.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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"The key was somehow to know what was important and what was not important, what was exciting, because I can’t learn everything" - Richard Feynman ...

Bought by KVSC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 08:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Broadway
Show Tunes in Jazz. This features those popular songs of the 1920s and early '30s that became jazz standards, and jazz that made its way to stage.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Anne’s particular talent with her cookbooks is creating well written and easy-to-follow recipes. And as many readers know, this is not always true ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 09:48
  • Purchases: 1
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 Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Aarti Chandorkar blindly tastes some high calorie chocolate cake
We take a break from all of the serious topics we've been covering and get into two things we love: fashion and food. We ask locals to define Seatt...

Bought by KUT and Radijojo World Children's Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 16:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Catherine Fisher, an avid thrift shopper
In late August last year, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a Seattle-based rap group, released a single called “Thrift Shop.” This song has topped the ch...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:33
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A hundred years before Frank Kapra ever dreamed up a wonderful life, Charles Dickens had already penned the seminal Christmas classic, a story so w...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 27:05
  • Purchases: 1
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
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 Radio New Zealand, WSLR, and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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: Steelism, 615 To Fame, Credit: Official Album Cover
Jeremy Fetzer & Spencer Cullum, Jr. met while backing noted singer-songwriters touring Europe, but the fellow Nashville residents decided to put th...

Bought by KRPS, WSLR, KKRN, and WLPR


  • Added: Oct 12, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Mills Brothers
From winning an amateur contest at Piqua's May's Opera House in the 1920s to the rise of rock and roll in the early fifties and their number one hi...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the "Jucy Lucy" is a Minneapolis food favorite. In this piece, learn the backstory and true mark of this icon...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:58
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What exactly is a dream job? Is it one that pays a lot of money? One where you don’t have to do much work? Is it one that makes you famous? …Or, is...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:58
Caption: Ethel Waters
She was known for her terrific voice. Her ability to shift gears from playfully light to low down growl was unmatched. But Ethel Waters’ is also k...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gene Kardos
The Gene Kardos Orchestra wasn't know for their hot jazz, but that's not what their bandleader/alto saxophonist had in mind when he brought his gro...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chicago Prohibition
By the mid 1920s, Chicago had become, not only a hot bed of jazz, but the home of a thriving bootleg business. Hundreds of speakeasy’s sprung up ov...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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: Jenny Bovey at her store in Chatham, MA, Credit: Kara Janeczko
Jenny Bovey's fish don't stink. She's one of the few full time practitioners of a 2,000-year-old Japanese art form called "Gyotaku." She and her h...

Bought by WABE, WCAI / WNAN, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 4