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Caption: Blues man Bobby Rush!
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes blues legend Bobby Rush plus award winning band from Scotland Dallahan.

Bought by WOUB, WETS, RadioFreePalmer, WPCA-LP, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Sharon Jones, Credit: Matt Rogers
Powerhouse soul singer, Sharon Jones has died. This 14 minute piece is a radio obituary using sound of Ms Jones from over the years. From her impov...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 13:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" spotlights a true blues legend, Lowell Fulson. From his 1948 breakthrough, "Three O'Clock Blues" to his 1954 legendary smash...

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


  • Added: Nov 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Commodores
We'll Rise Up with the Commodores, We Shall Overcome with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Singers, and Fight the Power with the Isley B...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, Lower Cape Communications, WOUB, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Sharon Jones has passed away. She was a soulful spirit, who had a tough life. She overcame racism, poverty and battled cancer for the last few year...

Bought by KGLT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and Prairie Public


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 52:40
  • Purchases: 3
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Kenny Neal stands tall among the younger generation of blues players. His trademark brand of blues, featuring a combination of Louisiana swamp blue...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, ...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WXXI, Prairie Public, WAMC, KUNM and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Planet D Nonet, George Burton, and Chris Hazelton & His Boogaloo Seven all play songs whose titles are words spelled sdrawkcab.

Bought by WRGY, GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN, WMHT, WJSU and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins is no stranger to the Great American Songbook. This week on TNAS she's talking Streisand, Sondheim, Hamilt...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
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Sharon Jones’s story is an amazing one, which is how the Dap Kings vocalist ended up as the subject of one of the year’s most talked about document...

Bought by KAOS, KUCB, KRZA, KSUT, WLPR and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" is jumpin' this week with a salute to the lighter side of classic 1950s rhythm and blues. These “novelty” R&B tunes come fro...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, WHRV, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Walkin’ Cane Mark got his name from Willie Dixon and has been an established harmonica player on the vibrant Phoenix Blues scene for over 20 years ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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n this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian look at one man's version of how Jazz began and go behind the scenes of the original cast recordin...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
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In this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian go behind the scenes of the Houston Grand Opera's 1976 recording of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Th...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
Caption: Joan Armatrading
We'll hear new music from Alicia Keys and Mahalia Jackson, and talk with Joan Armatrading about her new CD/DVD, "Me Myself I World Tour Live at Wol...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KSRQ, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Featuring the new albums" #knowingishalfthebattle" from Orrin Evans and "The Truth Of What I Am > The Narcissist" from George Burton

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Royalton Community Radio, WRGY, KKRN, WMHT and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Memphis Slim dubbed himself the "Ambassador Of The Blues" and for good reason. He spread the gospel of America's music around the world during his ...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WRNC-LP, Royalton Community Radio, WHRV, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Ronnie Baker Brooks is from blues royalty and has three successful contemporary blues albums under his belt produced by the legendary Minnesota bas...

Bought by KSRQ, Spokane Public Radio, and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mahalia Jackson
We'll hear a new release from queen of gospel Mahalia Jackson, do the popcorn with Kim Melvin, and get in touch with our animal instincts with a se...

Bought by WVAS, Royalton Community Radio, WJAB, WOUB, KZUM and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
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saxophonist Jason Hainsworth's "Third Ward Stories" — and in-concert performances in Europe from Barbara Dennerlein, and Joshua Redman and Brad Meh...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, GCR (Global Community Radio), WRGY, WMHT, KKRN and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Is Aloe Blacc everywhere right now? It certainly seems that way. Turn on the TV and there he is singing Candyman in an M&Ms commercial. Go to YouTu...

Bought by KAOS, KUCB, WOUB, WLPR, and KSUT


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Fantastic Negrito has lived several lives already. He’s gone through the ringers of being signed, shelved, and dropped from a major label, survived...

Bought by KUCB, WOUB, WLPR, and KSUT


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
In late 1953, RCA Victor launched a new subsidiary to focus on the Rhythm & Blues market, called Groove Records. It's hard to imagine, but Piano Re...

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Natural Essence, Credit: David Gahr
This week, we'll be Killin' Time with Natural Essence, checking in with Richie Havens (and a song popularized by him), and scaring ourselves with S...

Bought by WJAB, WOUB, KSRQ, KMXT, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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organist Barbara Dennerlein in a solo concert, and young jazz musicians in Chicago commemorate victims of violence.

Bought by WRGY, KHNS, KZUM, GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14