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Caption: Ruby Dee, c. 1960, Credit: John Springer Collection/Corbis
Ruby Dee, actress, writer and activist died on June 12 at the age of 91. The WFMT Radio Network is offering this excerpt of Ruby Dee speaking with ...

Bought by KGNU


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 1
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More new Blues music rolls in, including the new record from past BB King Entertainer of the Year Janiva Magness!

Bought by Radio New Zealand, WJSU, WSGE, and KPVL


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joel Washington painted this portrait of jazz musician Wes Montgomery, which hangs in the Indiana Memorial Union., Credit: Lacy Scarmana
Some people drop everything to pursue a dream. Painter Joel Washington, however, keeps his day job to fuel his passion.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:34
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Louis Hayes and Jimmy Cobb (and Miles Davis) in concert.

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, the "Juke In The Back" spotlights the "Prince of Primitive Cool," Rosco Gordon. His mostly self-penned tunes, feature his unique blend ...

Bought by KPVL, WOUB, 90.5 WSNC, WRNC-LP, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Full-Time Blues Radio is fully re-stocked with new and independent Blues music, including big names like Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eden Brent!

Bought by WSGE, KPVL, and WJSU


  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Talk with Arthur Migliazza and Joe Louis Walker, and Mayo Angelou's first recordings

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


  • Added: Jun 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Lionel Hampton
Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders should be better known. But, they’re not. Part of the reason is their geographical location: Los Angeles - 1929. A...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Much has been said about Ike Turner's personal life, but not enough has been said about his musical legacy. This week's "Juke In The Back" looks at...

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


  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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 KMHD, WXAV 88.3FM, KDRP Community Radio, WEZU, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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This week, Full-Time Blues Radio previews the WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, taking place June 7-14 in Henderson, Kentucky. Hear music from ...

Bought by WSGE, KPVL, and WJSU


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Debut of 81-year-old bluesman Leo Welch, and The 3 Cohens walk the jazz Tightrope 

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


  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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 Radio New Zealand, KDRP Community Radio, WEZU, KPVL, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: May 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, "Juke In The Back" highlights the short career of one of R&B's greatest talents: JOHNNY ACE. His great records usually get overshadowed ...

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


  • Added: May 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Another standout from the Bluesville catalog, "Free Again" by Robert Pete Williams.
Join us for part two of our new and ongoing series, "The Legends of Bluesville." This time around, we’ll aim the spotlight on Texas and the Gulf Co...

Bought by WJSU, KRPS, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Johnny Full-Time returns to work with another hour of the best in new and independent blues music on Full-Time Blues Radio.

Bought by WSGE and KPVL


  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Classic African American gospel, spiritual, and jubilee music.

  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:41
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Jessye Norman has thrilled millions around the world with her vocal artistry in the opera house, and on the recital stage. She's also coped with ra...

Bought by WGUC and WFIU


  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 2
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Master of American music called “Ragtime.”

  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:59
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acoustic blues from Eric Bibb and Corey Harris; front-line jazz from Ralph Peterson and the Unity Project

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


  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Louis Armstrong
In the early years of recordings, Louis Armstrong became a trailblazing pioneer in the art of accompanying blues singers. I wasn’t as easy as it ma...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: One of the distinctive album covers from the Bluesville label.
Join us for the launch of a new and ongoing series, "The Legends of Bluesville." This time around, our focus will be on the Eastern Seaboard, with ...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: May 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, the jukebox is in the spotlight as the "Juke In The Back" features part 2 of a part series on the biggest R&B jukebox hits of 1952!

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


  • Added: May 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Courtesy TajBlues.com
Taj Mahal has enjoyed a more than four decade career playing mostly Blues and Folk, but genres from around the world, as well. We honor him with hi...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: May 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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New music from the son of Louis Prima, and the Big Phat sound of Gordon Goodwin and his 18-piece band.

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KMXT, KSUT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KKRN and more


  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13