Two New Radio Streams: North Carolina and Memphis

Continuing the musical tour of the South begun with our “New Orleans” stream, the Southern Folklife Collection presents two brand new radio streams:

North Carolina, featuring the classic old-time, folk, and blues of our home state. Including tracks from North Carolina greats like Charlie Poole, Doc Watson, and many other musicians who have called NC home.

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Memphis, featuring rockabilly, country,  blues and R&B from the Sun and Stax labels, plus other Memphis-based country, blues and R&B classics.

Click links to listen (the streams work best with iTunes, Winamp, or VLC media players): you can always find the links at their permanent home at the “Streaming Radio” tab at the top of this page. The purpose of our radio stream is to make our holdings available for educational use. As always, happy listening!

Two New Radio Streams: Jimmie Rodgers and New Orleans

Fans of SFC streaming radio will be happy to hear we have two new streams up and running:

Jimmie Rodgers, The Father of Country Music, will be streaming in concurrence with the exhibit of the same name (on view at Wilson Library until July 13th). This stream features original recordings by Rodgers, cover versions, and songs by Rodgers-inspired contemporaries .

New Orleans, the first in an upcoming series of geographically-oriented radio streams, features the distinctive jazz, R&B, barrelhouse boogie, and brass bands of New Orleans, Louisiana, and surrounding areas.

The links work best with iTunes, Winamp, or VLC media players. Happy listening!

Celebrate Black History Month with SFC Streaming Radio

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In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve added a new channel to the Southern Folklife Collection Streaming Radio project:

Channel 6: Southern Folklife Collection – African-American Music

While there are many examples of the African-American music of the South streaming on our other channels, this is the only stream that focuses solely on black musicians, with an emphasis on the string bands of the ’20s and ’30s, plus gospel quartets, country blues, jug band music, sacred steel guitar, the folk songs of the civil rights movement, and more.

Tune in all this February for a unique musical celebration of Black History Month, and happy listening!

The purpose of the Southern Folklife Collection Streaming Radio project is to make our holdings available to the general public for educational use. Links work best with iTunes, Winamp, or VLC media players.

SFC Streaming Radio Is Here!

30015_f122Southern Folklife Collection Streaming Radio is finally live! Below are links to five (loosely genre-based) radio streams from the holdings of the Southern Folklife Collection.

(Links work best with iTunes, Winamp, or VLC media players):

Channel 1: Southern Folklife Collection – Old-time Music

Channel 2: Southern Folklife Collection – Country and Bluegrass

Channel 3: Southern Folklife Collection – Folk Revival

Channel 4: Southern Folklife Collection – Rhythm, Blues, and Boogie

Channel 5: Southern Folklife Collection – SFC Mix

The purpose of our radio stream is to make our holdings available for educational use. These streams are still in an early stage of development¬† and will continue to be curated, tweaked, and updated in the coming weeks, so keep coming back (the links will also be on our homepage and in the “Streaming Radio” tab at the top of this blog). Happy listening!