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Bobby Rush Brings Wit and Wisdom to The Blues Break, Along with His Harp and Guitar
Bobby Rush Brings Wit and Wisdom to The Blues Break, Along with His Harp and Guitar

A conversation with Bobby Rush, one of the last of the blues titans. Born in Louisiana, he grew up in Arkansas, came to Chicago in 1953, and learned from Elmore James and Big Moose Walker. Bobby plays guitar and harmonica, sings his 1971…

The Checkout Goes To Clarksdale, Mississippi On A Blues Pilgrimage
The Checkout Goes To Clarksdale, Mississippi On A Blues Pilgrimage

Clarksdale, Mississippi is an American city you should consider for a pilgrimage, to pay homage not only to jazz, but also the blues. It is the epicenter of American roots music in the Mississippi Delta, the literal crossroads of this mu…

Ear Training on the Run
Ear Training on the Run

Developed by an Ear Training teacher with over 25 years from the Berklee College of Music, Ear Training on the Run is a series of audio courses designed to teach musicians and aspiring musicians to identify intervals and chords, solely b…

Archie Shepp on Albert Ayler for the Albert Ayler Birthday Broadcast
Archie Shepp on Albert Ayler for the Albert Ayler Birthday Broadcast

July 13, 1987 Archie Shepp on Albert Ayler for the Albert Ayler Birthday Broadcast Interview with Mitch Goldman and Andy Rotman…

Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall discuss their trio jazz group, Air
Henry Threadgill, Fred Hopkins, and Steve McCall discuss their trio jazz group, Air

Studs Terkell interview of Air jazz trio with Henry Threadgill - reeds, Fred Hopkins - bass, and Steve McCall - percussion. They discuss their individual careers and the people who have influenced them. Studs quoted Nelson Algren. St…

Mary Lou Williams and her manager Father Peter O'Brien discuss Williams' career
Mary Lou Williams and her manager Father Peter O'Brien discuss Williams' career

Studs Terkel interviews Mary Lou Williams and her manager, Father Peter O'Brien. They discuss music, musicians, and instruments. Some clips of piano music playing at the end.…

Louis Daniel Armstrong Discusses Music
Alan Lomax | Mississippi Delta – 1941-1942
Alan Lomax | Mississippi Delta – 1941-1942

Through The Delta Center for Culture and Learning and the Delta State University Archives Department – two collaborators on the Historic Lomax Mississippi Recordings project – Delta State continues to promote and celebrate the unique her…

Association for Cultural Equity Alan Lomax Archive
Association for Cultural Equity Alan Lomax Archive

The Sound Recordings catalog comprises over 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s. In addition to a wide spectrum of musical performan…

Studs Terkel Radio Archive
Studs Terkel Radio Archive

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive includes several insightful interviews with leading musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Willie Dixon. Launched in May 2018 on Studs Terkel’s 106th birthday, the archive is a digital p…

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