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Jubilee was a program that aired on Armed Forces Radio during the 1940s.  Aimed at an African-American audience, it featured some of the most popular Jazz and R&B acts of the time.  This week's show features highlights from broadcasts from 1943-1948.  Performers include: Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, The Golden Gate Quartet, Ida James and Josh White.

Songs include: Knock Me a Kiss, Evil Hearted Blues, Exactly Like You and Back Bay Boogie.

Direct download: Jubilee_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am CDT

A special, short podcast for Mozart's 255th birthday. Music includes: the finale from the Linz Symphony, the slow movement from the Hunt Quartet and the finale from the Sonata for Two Pianos in D.

Performers include: Thomas Beecham, The Lener Quartet and Josef and Rosina Lhevinne.

Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CDT

A special, short podcast featuring a 1945 recording of Rhapsody in Blue in its rarely-heard choral version.  The recording is conducted by Paul Whiteman features has Earl Wild on piano.

Direct download: Rhapsody_in_Blue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am CDT

Songs with blue in the title, including Blue Moon, Little Girl Blue, Blue Yodel #3, Blue Tango and Once In a Blue Moon.  Performers include: Margaret Whiting, Bing Crosby, Bill Monroe, Jimmie Rodgers and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Direct download: Blue_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am CDT

More highlights from the National Recording Registry, including: Black Bottom Stomp, Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, New San Antonio Rose, Perpetual Motion and Sweet Lorraine.  Performers include: Marian Anderson, Jelly Roll Morton, Bob Wills, Zora Neale Hurston, Nat M. wills and Duke Ellington.

Direct download: National__Recording_Registry_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15pm CDT

Celebrating the 100th birthdays of: Roy Eldridge, Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Stan Kenton, Maxine Sullivan, Spike Jones, Roy Rogers and others.  Songs include: Muskrat Ramble, Loch Lomond, Tangerine, Laura and Amazing Grace. 

Direct download: Centennials_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31am CDT

The hits from 1911, including: Alexander's Ragtime Band, Some of These Days, I Want a Girl, Let Me Call You Sweetheart and Romin In the Glomin.

Performers include: Harry Lauder, Billy Murray, Sophie Tucker and the Sousa Band.

Direct download: 1911.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT