Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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The New Orleans Gang (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Shortly after jazz was introduced to a New York audience, many musicians migrated out of New Orleans, however, a core of the performers remained. For over a decade, they were ...
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The Ethical Sellout (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Usually, when someone is thought to have sold out, it’s a negative reference. It can mean they’ve betrayed their values and ethics. Yet it’s something everyone faces many ...
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A Brilliant Decade (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The 1920s was one of the most inventive periods in American history. On the one hand, jazz became an music art form that swept the world, on the other sound engineering made ...
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Democracy and the Next American Economy (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

America is facing challenging times. This much chaos and confusion has not been witnessed since the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and ‘70s. As you’ve most likely felt ...
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Lighten Up Your New Year (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

A little levity from talented and inventive musicians can go a long way to putting some pep in your step. Fats Waller could hardly keep from adding humor to any some, but ...
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Combating Fake News (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

There are more incentives to spread fake information than not. Money can play a big factor, but there’s also that immature need to feel that you can pull one over on people. ...
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A Season of the Best (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

This is a celebration of some of the finest music and talented musicians who recorded between 1923 and 1933. Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, Eddie Lang and ...
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America for Americans (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

We like to think of America as a country that, until recently, welcomes immigrants. In reality, that’s never been the case. You may have read about our ancestors fight ...
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Behind Barbed Wire (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Shortly after the outbreak of WWII, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. It called for the forced removal of over one-hundred-thousand Japanese Americans from ...
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A Georgia Peach (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Although Atlanta isn’t thought of as a hub for early jazz, nevertheless, it was a hive of musical activity in the 1920s. There were enough venues, i.e. speakeasies, to keep ...