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Caption: Winold Riess
When jazz enthusiasts think of early violin performances, they may naturally land upon the name Joe Venuti. Indeed, Joe was one of the earliest, bu...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Join us as we head down to Tipitina's in New Orleans, for a great big helping of live blues and house-rockin' gumbo — served up piping hot by the g...

Bought by WJSU, 90.5 WSNC, and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: St. Louis favorite son, Miles Davis
In this hour, we continue our series on America's great jazz cities with the forgotten history of jazz and the blues in St. Louis.

Bought by Oregon Public Broadcasting, WVRU, KDRP Community Radio, WRGY, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Martin Woods talks to Audra Wilson about the challenges and the rewards of being a Black Operatic Baritone from the West Side of Chicago, and takin...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 08:55
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The Penguins’ “Earth Angel” was the first rhythm & blues song to crossover into the pop world in such a big way that it announced the beginning of ...

Bought by WLPR, 90.5 WSNC, KSRQ, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's show features new Blues music from 13 countries outside of the United States.

Bought by KPVL and WJSU


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Frankie Lee Sims, making his recording debut on Texas' very own Blue Bonnet label, in 1948.
We take a look at some killer down home blues from the great state of Texas — all of it from small, independent record labels in operation during t...

Bought by KRPS, WJSU, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Sep 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" honors Little Esther, the 14 year old phenom that scored 3 #1 hits in 1950, singing with Johnny Otis' musical ensemble. She ...

Bought by WLPR, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week's program features some truly amazing music, from start to finish. We also take time to remember the great Johnny Winter.

Bought by KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: From 1927, "The Midnight Special" by Crying Sam Collins; the first known version of this enduring favorite to be recorded by a blues artist.
Join us as we explore blues songs that all have to deal with the subject of midnight. Sometimes, you get midnight showers of rain, other times, it'...

Bought by KBBI, 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, Matt The Cat digs deep inside the back of the "Juke In The Back" to dust off some 78rpm shellac plattahs that never get played. It's a g...

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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New jazz that draws on folk music and music of the American South with violinist Regina Carter and pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack

Bought by WMHT, KSUT, KKRN, WJSU, KEOS and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Issued 1959, "The Country Blues" was a groundbreaking work by Sam Charters. The next year, Paul Oliver followed with "Blues Fell This Morning."
If you're curious about where the Blues Revival of the 1960s got its start, you might want to take a look at "The Country Blues," from 1959, "Blues...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The legendary Lloyd Price joins Matt The Cat on the "Juke In The Back" this week to discuss his early career on Specialty Records and the recording...

Bought by KPVL, 90.5 WSNC, WLPR, WOUB, WHRV and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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A second generation star, a diva honoring one of her heroes, and the legendary Dr. John headline this episode.

Bought by KPVL and WJSU


  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Orrin Evans' "Liberation Blues" and Ark Ovrutski's 44½ minutes of fame

Bought by KKRN, KSUT, WMHT, WJSU, KHNS and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: S. Epatha Merkerson
Produced by JAZZ HOUSE KIDS, a nonprofit jazz education and performance organization, the 2014 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL features Christian McBride, ...

Bought by WJAB and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, the "Juke In The Back" focuses on the great Howlin' Wolf's earliest recordings. Before he became a huge star on Chess Records in Chicago...

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


  • Added: Aug 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Another standout from the Bluesville catalog, "Trouble An' Blues," by Sidney Maiden.
Join us as we continue our look at the legends of Bluesville, this time from the West Coast. That includes music from piano man Mercy Dee Walton, h...

Bought by WJSU, 90.5 WSNC, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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New releases this week include a set of live tracks, some acoustic based material, and Blues greats.

Bought by KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Contemporary interpretations of John Coltrane compositions

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


  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Opening Second Line, Credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons
Joshua Sirotiak seeks out the history of Second Line Jazz culture in New Orleans. Along the way, he finds a few answers to questions about his own ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Drop a nickel in the ol' Rockola Juke as Matt The Cat dedicates the entire hour to the great little Nashville R&B label, Excello Records. From The ...

Bought by WMMT, KPVL, WLPR, 90.5 WSNC, WHRV and more


  • Added: Aug 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: We're number one! Pictured: Bill Doggett, whose game-changing "Honky Tonk" spent 13 weeks at the very top of the Billboard charts.
Join us for an all-instrumental extravaganza, as we put the spotlight on King and Federal Records. While other labels certainly recorded instrument...

Bought by WJSU, 90.5 WSNC, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Eilen is the Jewell of these two hours, a great new voice on the scene. Plus those who paid their dues: Dinah Washington, Dakota Staton, and relati...

Bought by WVBI-LP, The Voice of Beaver Island and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:48
  • Purchases: 2