Monday, July 20, 2009

RAY SMITH'S JAZZ DECADES ARCHIVE STREAM NOW AVAILABLE

My friend Chris received this email today, and it's worth posting here:

Dear Friends, Devotees and Dabblers:

The Music of the JAZZ DECADES is now ONLINE, globally, available 24/7, 365. There is no choice or selection of artists, groups or program themes ... simply, a couple hundred hour-long programs (of the 1,828 aired since 1972) on a continuous loop.

WGBH-BOSTON is running preliminary tests now but, if you so desire, you should be able to lock on to it by using the following link.

http://streams.wgbh.org:8010/listen.pls

If you get a "Network Error", click on OK and then click PLAY on your media reader; repeat if necessary.

For those who don't have it, the current JD can heard ONLINE each Sunday, 7:00 PM - EASTERN TIME - ( 00:01 AM GMT) - with the following link:

http://streams.wgbh.org/wgbh.m3u

I'd be interested in any reaction. Be Well...

Ray Smith

3 comments:

Nick said...

Superb news, Andy -

I've been an admirer of Ray's work for years - had friends back east send me cassettes frequently!

Everyone should check out this valuable archive...

Anonymous said...

Sept. 28 2009. The archives dealie works! This one started in mid-song on an excellent program on Louis Armstrong. As always, Ray Smith backs up his tasty musical selections with interesting background on personnel, musical trends and the sociological milieu, ahem. It gives a fuller experience to have this understanding and I salute him for it. A very humane, learned man. We get his program here in San Francisco Sun nights at 11 p.m. A great way to end the weekend.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous" is me, JoeBryak@gmail.com