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Caption: Jazz funnyman Cab Calloway
A lot of people probably don't think of jazz as all that funny. But from the music's vaudeville roots to legendary prankster Dizzy Gillespie, there...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, WNJR, KAZU, KPVL, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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 WOUB, 90.5 WSNC, WLPR, KSRQ, and KPVL


  • Added: Apr 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by KRPS, 90.5 WSNC, and WJSU


  • Added: Apr 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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 Radio New Zealand, KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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: 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
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New blues from Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne and good new vibes from vibraphonist Jerry Tachoir 

Bought by KFOK-LP, KMXT, KKRN, KSUT, WMHT and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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 KISU, KMUW, and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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We’ve been digging through the archives to bring you this special "best of" encore presentation. This time around, it's a whole bunch of hot rocker...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: David Simon, Credit: American Library Association
In Treme, Simon explored New Orleans’ viability as an expression of its culture. After the 2005 levee failure, keeping New Orleans cuisine and musi...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 52:02
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American blues singer Mighty Sam McClain duets with Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat,

Bought by KFOK-LP, WJSU, KKRN, KSUT, WMHT and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Pianist Paul Gayten is one of the true unsung heroes of R&B and rock n' roll, but he is often overlooked in the history of the genre. Matt The Cat ...

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


  • Added: Mar 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Napoleon Strickland playing the fife while Othar Turner dances. Near Senatobia, Mississippi, 1970. Photo by David Evans.
Join us as we aim the spotlight on the legendary field recordings of David Evans. An intrepid researcher, most of what he captured in the mid 60s a...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, KRPS, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Mar 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: CD cover of Regina Carter "Southern Comfort"
New jazz that draws on folk music and music of the American South with violinist Regina Carter and pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack

Bought by KFOK-LP, KSUT, KKRN, WMHT, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Michael Eric Dyson, as only he can, shares why the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin deserves R-E-S-P-E-C-T by exploring her life, talent, and influen...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, it's part 3 of "Juke In The Back"'s 3 part series on the great, influential and infectious music that came out of New Orleans, one of Am...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The King of Chicago Blues Piano, Big Maceo. Photo courtesy of Blues Unlimited magazine #106, Feb/March 1974.
Join us for a tribute to keyboard legend Big Maceo Merriweather. Although his recorded legacy is not all that large, he left an indelible mark in t...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Mar 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1