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TARGET WEEK: February 24-28, 2014. Lionel Richie’s upbringing brought him into contact with country, R&B, gospel and classical music, and there is...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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2014 releases keep pouring in to our studios. From established stars to truly independent artists, it's Blues music you won't hear anywhere else!

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
1954 was a pivotal year for American Music. The lines between Rhythm & Blues and Pop were getting blurred as more and more R&B records crossed over...

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


  • Added: Jan 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Join us for a look at Saint Louis, where the country blues meet the city. Over the years, some critics have claimed it was the place where prewar b...

Bought by KRPS and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Jan 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
The struggle for civil rights in America and the cultural connections between Jewish Americans and African Americans.

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, Credit: Mike Lynch
Robert Belfour, and Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCAI / WNAN, KMUN, WHRV, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Credit: Mike Lynch
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and Terry "Harmonica" Bean in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WNMU-FM, KMUN, WHRV, WMHT, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Cedric Burnside
The Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock, in concert at The Philadelphia Folk Festival

Bought by WNMU-FM, WHRV, WMHT, and KMUN


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Super Chikan, Credit: Mike Lynch
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band and Super Chikan in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WNMU-FM, WHRV, WMHT, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Full-Time Blues Radio gets back to the business of playing brand new arrivals, including big names like Tommy Castro and Billy Branch, this week!

  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Debut of 81-year-old bluesman Leo Welch, and the 3 Cohens walk the jazz Tightrope 

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


  • Added: Jan 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Matt The Cat is joined by the greatest of all the West Coast Sax Honkers, Big Jay McNeely. You'll hear Big Jay tell his story in his own words as M...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Harmonica ace Snooky Pryor, in his later years
Join us as we pay tribute to one of the pioneers of postwar Chicago blues harmonica, Snooky Pryor. Making his recording debut in 1948, he cut some ...

Bought by KRPS and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Jan 18, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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featuring Albert Murray, Julian Bond, Mable John and Harry Belafonte

Bought by Prairie Public, Wyoming Public Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KSRQ, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:57
  • Purchases: 7
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acoustic blues in the spirit of the MLK Day holiday from Eric Bibb and Corey Harris; front-line jazz from Ralph Peterson and the Unity Project

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


  • Added: Jan 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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James Brown is one of the most recognizance and important figures in modern music during our lifetime. During this program we will explore some of ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:09
Caption: Jazz poet Langston Hughes
What do Langston Hughes, the fifties Beat writers, and jazz critics all have in common? They all like to write about jazz. This week, we'll take a ...

Bought by WRGY, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 90.5 WSNC, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: James Brown (1960s)
During the 1960s James Brown was known as Soul Brother #1. This was a title that no one else in Soul music, R& or Pop would or could claim. This p...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2014
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, Matt The Cat looks at Chuck Berry's very first year of recording, featuring everything he recorded between May, 1955 and April, 1956. Yo...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mamie Smith
She billed herself as “The Queen of the Blues.” But, technically, she wasn’t a blues singer.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 12, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Piano legend Pinetop Perkins
Join us as we head back down to Antone’s legendary nightclub in Austin, Texas, to hear music from Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers, Memp...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jan 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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"When a man's making love, the last thing he thinks about is war" - Barry White. A lost interview with Joe Smith. April 3, 1987, Los Angeles. Reco...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KJZZ, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:15
  • Purchases: 3
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Music from Yusef Lateef who died December 23, 2013, and from two new 60th Anniversary collections from Delmark Records

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Former WDAS disc jockey Doug Henderson Jr., Credit: Yowei Shaw
Jocko Henderson was one of the most imitated Black personality disc jockeys of all time. He's known as the godfather of rap, the “Ace from Outer Sp...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 1
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In July 1939, the engineers from Vocalion Records set up shop for two weeks in Memphis, cutting almost 170 sides by more than a dozen artists. The ...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59