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Caption: 1920s Chicago
It's the rough and tumble 1920s Chicago’s speakeasies. You had to have a password to gain entrance through a side door.

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" is overflowin' with records by one of R&B's greatest blues shouters and entertainers: Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris. Part 1 of ...

Bought by WLPR, 90.5 WSNC, WRNC-LP, WHRV, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Bernadine Mitchell in Bessie's Blues, wirtten and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Credit: Courtesy of Metro Stage
Writer, director, and actor, Thomas W. Jones II makes sense of the world through theater

Bought by WABE and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nikki Giovanni
We'll hear poets- many from the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements- reading their work, along with poetry set to music, and hip-hop. We'll...

Bought by WJAB, KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
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New music from trombonist Marshall Gilkes and the WDR Big Band

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


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Contemporary and bluesy attitudes stand up well to good old funky Crusaders music. Dave Brubeck hosts Michael Brecker as Bill Evans to Stan Getz. F...

Bought by WOUB, KVRZ, KPVL, and WVBI-LP, The Voice of Beaver Island


  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Blue Note saxman Sonny Rollins, Credit: Francis Wolff
In this hour, it's the myth and magic of the label that defined mid-century jazz: Blue Note Records.

Bought by KSRQ, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KDRP Community Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Sax titan John Coltrane
In this hour, it's the life and legend of John Coltrane—from his rural North Carolina roots to his place as one of jazz's most spiritual men and mu...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KSRQ, Troy Public Radio, KMUW, KDRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: "Out Chorus" by jazz painter Romare Bearden, 1979-1980.
You can't listen to a painting or see a song. But that doesn't mean there aren't really interesting places where the worlds of jazz and art overlap...

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Jazz songbird Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday has one of jazz's most bittersweet voices, and the biography to match.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KSRQ, WABE, WEZU, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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 WVRU, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Radio New Zealand, KDRP Community Radio, WEZU and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Satchmo in 1960.
In this hour, it's a look at the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the good people of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, located in Louis' form...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KMUN, KZYX, 90.5 WSNC, WEZU and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: Nina Simone, the "High Priestess of Soul"
In this hour, it's the life and music of Nina Simone—from her roots as a gospel and classical musician to her place as one of jazz's fiercest voice...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KZYX, KMUN, 90.5 WSNC, WEZU and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
Caption: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Roger Lewis at a jazz funeral in 2010. , Credit: Kim Welsh
In this hour, we go in search of jazz's spiritual side—from the sacred roots of sax titan John Coltrane to the unique New Orleans spiritual traditi...

Bought by KAZU, KMUN, 90.5 WSNC, WVRU, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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 WVRU, KMUW, KMHD, WXAV 88.3FM, KDRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" highlights the often ignored early career of Big Maybelle, one of the great female blues shouters. Matt The Cat highlights h...

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


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Join us for a special program featuring two legendary albums. The first, a "Conversation With The Blues," was recorded by Paul Oliver during the su...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Red Flame Hunters All-Youth Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, Credit: https://www.facebook.com/redflamehunters
We bring you a slew of Crescent City tunes to take you on a virtual trip to Carnival in New Orleans. We'll bring you old favorites from Irma Thomas...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KAWC, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC, Credit: Hana Baba
Mosques here are generally identified by sect, you have, say, the Sunni Mosque, the Shia Mosque, the Sufi Mosque. But the Islamic Cultural Center o...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:52
Caption: The Singing and Praying Bands
Rev Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions. He's the leader of The Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Dela...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson arranged songs for Harry Belafonte and Marvin Gaye. His film scores featured Sydney Poitier and Cisely Tyson and Muhamme...

Bought by WOSU and WABE


  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis
We pay tribute to New Orleans legend Big Chief Bo Dollis, hear a set of Motor City tunes, featuring sisters Erma and Aretha Franklin, and experienc...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A huge 1947 crossover hit, the catchphrase, "Open the Door Richard," quickly wound its way into American popular culture.
Join us as we take a look at narrative traditions in the blues. Starting with Speckled Red in 1929, we’ll hear classics along the way from Bo Diddl...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and WJSU


  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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avant-garde cellist Maya Beiser puts a unique spin on the blues on her new album "Uncovered"

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


  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Two different interpretations of a Robert Johnson song, two new albums of Tinsley Ellis music, and more incredible tunes, populate this fantastic e...

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2