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Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" features The Robins, one of the earliest and most influential R&B vocal group to come out of Los Angeles in the late '40s an...

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Apr 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Join us as we journey to the Queen City of the South, Charlotte, North Carolina, to hear some of the rich blues and heavenly gospel that was record...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
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We trace hip hop’s roots, focusing on how it's expressed in different regions of our country, from California to New York, and even in Virginia. Pl...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WMNF


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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American-invented hip hop music is now an international phenomenon with rappers in countries like Japan and Senegal. We trace hip hop’s roots, focu...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:52
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Jarrell grew up never knowing his biological father and experienced homelessness after his mother divorced his stepfather. He learned to balance sc...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:36
Caption: Blackbirds Sheet Music
The review, Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1928, opened at the Liberty Theatre on 42nd Street in May of that year.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Full-Time Blues Radio features expressions of faith, this week, on our annual listen to the spiritual side of new & independent Blues music.

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome author David Leander Williams.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:02:30
Caption: Rahsaan 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 KPVL, WVAS, WOUB, KMUN, WLPR and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Charlie Rouse
Charlie Rouse was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and much sought-after sideman. He is known primarily for his collaboration with Thelonious...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:57
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
"Juke In The Back" features one of early R&B's greatest blues shouters, Roy Brown. From his early hits for the DeLuxe Label in the late 1940s to hi...

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, 90.5 WSNC, WLPR, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Photo of Walter Horton by Sylvia Pitcher, London, 1968.
Join us as we pay tribute to one of the all time greatest harmonica players, Big Walter Horton. Making his first recordings with Sam Phillips in Me...

Bought by WJSU and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Early LPs of Herbie Hancock is presented by Joe Bevilacqua , Credit: Lorie Kellogg
A birthday tribute to the American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer, born April 12, 1940.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:52
Caption: This chart represents scores for African-American child well-being. Michigan is all the way on the right, third worst in the nation., Credit: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Race for Results report
Our State of Opportunity team looks at many statistics and reports about child well-being in Michigan. Recently, the Annie E. Casey Foundation rele...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:30
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Sit in any prison classroom or recreation room in any prison in the country and ask yourself: How many writers are in the room. How many people ar...

Bought by KFOK-LP


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alton Adams, Credit: scanned by Mark Clague (Professor University of Michigan) from his private collection.
The African-American Pioneers of Navy Music

  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 15:29
Caption: Thomas Morris
Cornetist Thomas Morris is somewhat of an obscure artist from the 1920s, although he was certainly very active recording with Clarence Williams, Si...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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New blues from Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne and good new vibes from vibraphonist Jerry Tachoir 

Bought by KKRN, KSUT, WMHT, WOUB, KUOW and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Song Story features songwriters telling the true stories behind their original songs. This pre-season sneak-peek features singer/songwriter/produce...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 13:17
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Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is widely known to the public radio audience as the host of NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. In addition t...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On a special Spring Fund Drive edition of B.I.O., Clarence Boone and Bev Smith welcome Iris Rosa, Professor and Director of the IU African American...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 56:30
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Johnny Full-Time returns with a brand new batch of Blues releases that just arrived to our studios.

Bought by WSGE, WJSU, and KPVL


  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Few African Americans accomplished so much (songwriter, revered singer, entrepreneur) during the 1950s as the legendary Sam Cooke. This week, Matt ...

Bought by KPVL, WRNC-LP, WOUB, 90.5 WSNC, WLPR and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6