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Scrapper Blackwell 120th Anniversary Part 2
February 24, 2023
The Indianapolis blues legend Scrapper Blackwell is among the most important musicians connected to the Indiana Avenue scene.
Blackwell’s unique guitar style influenced many generations of blues guitarists - from Robert Johson, to Eric Clapton.
This February marks the 120th anniversary of Blackwell’s birth. To celebrate, we’ll be sharing a special two-part edition of Echoes of Indiana Avenue, featuring the music of Scrapper Blackwell.
In this week's edition we'll explore Blackwell's final recordings.
Wes Montgomery Centennial Pt. 3
March 24, 2023
Wes Montgomery Centennial Pt. 2
March 17, 2023
Wes Montgomery Centennial Pt. 1
March 9, 2023
Tune in this week as we explore Wes Montgomery’s early recordings with the Lionel Hampton...
Phil Ranelin "Jazz is Dead"
March 4, 2023
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue we’ll explore Ranelin’s new album “Jazz is Dead...
Scrapper Blackwell 120th Anniversary
February 17, 2023
Indianapolis blues legend Scrapper Blackwell
Latin Sound of Freddie Hubbard
February 10, 2023
Tune in for an hour of classic Latin jams featuring the music of Freddie Hubbard
Joy Upton State of Mind
February 2, 2023
An hour of words and music with vocalist Joy Upton.
January 25, 2023
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue we’ll celebrate the January birthday of the late Indianapolis...
Music to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20, 2023
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue, we’ll observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, by listening...
Music from the Walker Theatre: Part 2- 1929
January 13, 2023
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue, explore the early musical history of the Walker Theatre...
Music from The Madam Walker Theatre: Part 1- 1928
January 6, 2023
Enjoy an hour of music from performers who appeared at The Walker in 1928.
Xmas at the Sunset Terrace
December 30, 2022
Enjoy an hour of holiday tunes by musicians who performed at the Sunset Terrace nightclub....
Midnight Christmas Concerts at the Walker
December 22, 2022
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue we’ll explore the Indianapolis Recorder’s midnight...
The Original Rapper: Orville “Hoppy” Jones
December 15, 2022
Discover why Orville "Hoppy" Jones is considered by some to be the original rapper.
Naptown Legends: Rodney Stepp
December 9, 2022
Explore music legend Rodney Stepp's memories of growing up on the Avenue.
Avenue Rap Samples Pt. 4
December 2, 2022
We continue our ongoing look at the use of Indiana Avenue music samples in hip-hop.
The Avenue on Blue Note Pt. 2
December 2, 2022
We continue our exploration of the Avenue’s contribution to Blue Note Records.
The Avenue on Blue Note Pt. 1
November 20, 2022
Enjoy music by Avenue artists who performed on the jazz label Blue Note Records.