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The Music History Project

NAMM Resource Center

NAMM’s resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino and co-hosts examine the innovative creations, evolution of musical instruments, the changing world of music retail, music industry icons, and other topics covered in NAMM’s Oral History program. The NAMM Oral History program boasts over 4,500 interviews and is continually growing. For more information about NAMM’s Oral History program please visit https://www.namm.org/library.

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Ep. 1 - Sun Records - Part 1

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06/01/17 • 62 min

In the first of two episodes about Sun Records in Memphis, TN covers studio founder Sam Phillips efforts to record the Memphis sound recording stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison.
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06/01/17 • 62 min

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12/06/17 • 68 min

In honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, The Music History Project team takes a look at those in the Oral History Collection who were impacted by World War Two, with perspectives ranging from those who served overseas and at home, to individuals who were living in Europe during in World War II, and even some who returned to the states to open up their own retail stores.
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12/06/17 • 68 min

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08/30/17 • 85 min

With the help of music advocate, Christie Z, the conclusion of pioneering DJs focuses on the development of Hip-Hop, as well as current equipment that many of the pioneering DJs are working with today featuring interviews from DJ Grand Master Caz, DJ Grand Mixer DXT, DJ Afrika Bombaataa, DJ Jazzy Joyce, DJ Johnny Juice, and DJ Grand Wizard Theodore.
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08/30/17 • 85 min

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Ep. 2 - Sun Records - Part 2

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07/18/17 • 93 min

The second half of the Sun Records podcast discusses the legendary “Sun sound” that defined an era of music, famed recordings that were captured in the studio by Sam Phillips, and the Million Dollar Quartet session that brought together Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley for one defining night of music history.
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07/18/17 • 93 min

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Ep. 3 - Les Paul

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08/01/17 • 119 min

Les Paul is known for his role in the popularity of the electric guitar, the design of the Gibson Les Paul guitar, multi-track recording, early guitar effects, and hit recordings with his wife Mary Ford.
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08/01/17 • 119 min

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Ep. 11 - Dr. Robert Moog

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11/22/17 • 67 min

Dr. Robert Moog was the father of the synthesizer and perhaps the best-known promoter of the Theremin and electronic music. The synthesizer celebrated the two things Bob loved most, electronics and music.
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11/22/17 • 67 min

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Ep. 55 - Songwriting Teams

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07/30/19 • 94 min

In this week's episode of the Music History Project, join Dan, Mike, and Michelle as they dive into the works of some of the most famous songwriting teams in history. Interviews include Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
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07/30/19 • 94 min

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Ep. 56 - Woodstock

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08/14/19 • 69 min

This year to the day marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. The Music History Project team celebrates that anniversary in this podcast with interviews of a few musicians who played there, some of the attendees and of course, the Father of Woodstock, Artie Kornfeld.
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08/14/19 • 69 min

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Ep. 59 - The Big Band Era - Part 2

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09/25/19 • 80 min

This week's episode of The Music History Project, Dan, Mike and Michelle hear all about what it's like to be in a big band. This episode includes a few greats from that era such as: Sideman Jonah Jones, Band Leader Alvino Rey, and Vocalists Kenny Gardner and Martha Tilton.
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09/25/19 • 80 min

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Ep. 52 - Seth's Picks

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06/19/19 • 61 min

In a special Father's Day edition of the podcast, Dan's son Seth joins the team. Seth recounts some of his favorite interviews and adds his unique perspective on the years that he spent attending them with his dad. Voices you will hear in today's podcast include: Larry Dunn, Marty Baxter, Brian Justice, Michael Doughty, Robert Cray, Jose Feliciano, David Gold, Jean Francois Rico, Smokey Robinson and Whispering Bill Anderson.
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06/19/19 • 61 min

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FAQ

How many episodes does The Music History Project have?

The Music History Project currently has 137 episodes available.

What topics does The Music History Project cover?

The podcast is about Music and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on The Music History Project?

The episode title 'Ep. 1 - Sun Records - Part 1' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on The Music History Project?

The average episode length on The Music History Project is 72 minutes.

How often are episodes of The Music History Project released?

Episodes of The Music History Project are typically released every 14 days.

When was the first episode of The Music History Project?

The first episode of The Music History Project was released on Jun 1, 2017.

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