Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives

Radio Interviews

Felix Grant inaugurated “The Album Sound” in September 1954 on WMAL Radio 630 in Washington, DC. He spent 30 years as its host and producer. The program featured the full spectrum of jazz and blues and had one of the widest listening audiences in the Washington metropolitan area. Most of the interviews in this collection were conducted live during the program or were produced in the studio for broadcast on the show during the period from 1965 to 1984.

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Adderley, Cannonball. (ca. 1965.)Cannonball Adderley interview
Alexander, Monty. (1/11/1972.)Monty Alexander interview
Alexander, Monty. (6/3/1981.)Monty Alexander interview
Alexander, Monty. (6/3/1981.)Monty Alexander interview
Alexander, Monty. (5/2/1978.)Monty Alexander interview
Allen, Shep. (ca. 1966.)Shep Allen interview
Andrade, Leny. (8/8/1961.)Leny Andrade interview
Austin, Patti. (12/7/1976.)Patti Austin interview
Barbutti, Pete. (12/2/1981.)Pete Barbutti interview
Barefield, Eddie. (8/2/1967.)Eddie Barefield interview
Barker, Danny. (0/0/1971.)Danny Barker interview
Berry, Emmett. (unknown..)Emmett Berry interview
Blake, Eubie. (6/24/1980.)Eubie Blake interview
Blake, Eubie. (ca. 1969.)Eubie Blake interview
Bradford, Clea. (5/15/1981.)Clea Bradford interview
Braff, Ruby. (5/8/1978.)Ruby Braff interview
Braxton, Anthony. (8/17/1978.)Anthony Braxton interview
Breeskin, Barnee. (8/20/1974.)Barnee Breeskin interview
Brown, Marshall. (5/1/1968.)Marshall Brown interview
Brown, Oscar. (7/18/1978.)Oscar Brown interview
Brown, Ray. (6/17/1981.)Ray Brown interview
Burrell, Kenny. (8/22/1978.)Kenny Burrell interview
Burrell, Kenny. (1/20/1982.)Kenny Burrell interview
Butterfield, Billy. (ca. 1965.)Billy Butterfield interview
Calloway, Cab. (8/14/1978.)Cab Calloway interview
Calloway, Cab. (6/17/1981.)Cab Calloway interview
Carroll, Barbara. (12/7/1976.)Barbara Carroll interview
Caymmi, Dorival. (ca. 1970.)Dorival Caymmi interview
Clayton, Buck. (5/2/1968.)Buck Clayton interview
Coates, John. (4/27/1982.)John Coates interview
D'Rivera, Paquito. (10/6/1981.)Paquito D'Rivera interview
De Franco, Buddy. (10/29/1976.)Buddy De Franco interview
Delaunay, Charles. (10/1/1976.)Charles Delaunay interview
Desmond, Paul. (3/28/1969.)Paul Desmond interview
Donegan, Dorothy. (4/4/1984.)Dorothy Donegan interview
Donegan, Dorothy. (2/10/1983.)Dorothy Donegan interview
Drennon, Eddie. (8/17/1978.)Eddie Drennon interview
Ellington, Mercer. (1/17/1981.)Mercer Ellington interview
Ennis, Ethel. (4/29/1981.)Ethel Ennis interview
Farmer, Art. (ca. 1979.)Art Farmer interview
Franklin, G. Willis. (11/10/1978.)G. Willis Franklin interview
Franks, Michael. (3/29/1979.)Michael Franks interview
Frishberg, Dave. (4/16/1984.)Dave Frishberg interview
Frishberg, Dave. (10/31/1981.)Dave Frishberg interview
Gilberto, João. (ca. 1963.)João Gilberto interview
Gottlieb, William P.. (8/28/1979.)William P. Gottlieb interview
Grant, Felix E.. (6/18/1978.)Felix E. Grant interview
Grappelli, Stéphane. (10/6/1980.)Stéphane Grappelli interview
Gwaltney, Tommy. (4/15/1969.)Tommy Gwaltney interview
Hagert, Tony. (7/17/1974.)Tony Hagert interview
Hamilton, Chico. (8/27/1980.)Chico Hamilton interview
Hampton, Lionel. (8/10/1982.)Lionel Hampton interview
Hartman, Johnny. (0/0/1981.)Johnny Hartman interview
Hatcher, Paula. (5/22/1981.)Paula Hatcher interview
Hayes, Clancy. (9/12/1967.)Clancy Hayes interview
Herman, Woody. (6/30/1975.)Woody Herman interview
Hibbler, Al. (4/23/1968.)Al Hibbler interview
Hines, Earl. (4/11/1979.)Earl Hines interview
Hines, Earl. (4/30/1974.)Earl Hines interview
Hines, Earl. (8/23/1982.)Earl Hines interview
Hodes, Art. (11/25/1983.)Art Hodes interview
Horn, Paul. (4/21/1978.)Paul Horn interview
Horn, Shirley. (10/16/1981.)Shirley Horn interview
Humes, Helen. (10/12/1976.)Helen Humes interview
Hunter, Lurlean. (10/13/1965.)Lurlean Hunter interview
Jackie & Roy, . (4/16/1981.) Jackie & Roy interview
Jackson, Bull Moose. (ca. 1969.)Bull Moose Jackson interview
Jefferson, Carl E.. (0/0/1981.)Carl E. Jefferson interview
Kessel, Barney. (1/2/1975.)Barney Kessel interview
Kessel, Barney. (7/0/1981.)Barney Kessel interview
King, Teddi. (6/19/1974.)Teddi King interview
Lewis, Ramsey. (10/10/1983.)Ramsey Lewis interview
Mangione, Gap. (8/16/1978.)Gap Mangione interview
Manhattan Rhythm Kings, . (8/28/1981.) Manhattan Rhythm Kings interview
Manhattan Rhythm Kings, . (8/28/1981.) Manhattan Rhythm Kings interview
Mann, Herbie. (2/13/1981.)Herbie Mann interview
Mann, Herbie. (ca. 1980.)Herbie Mann interview
Manne, Shelly. (6/14/1965.)Shelly Manne interview
Maria, Tania. (9/1/1981.)Tania Maria interview
Massé, Laurel. (2/2/1985.)Laurel Massé interview
McCann, Les. (12/11/1981.)Les McCann interview
McCann, Les. (ca. 1965.)Les McCann interview
McCorkle, Susannah. (8/19/1981.)Susannah McCorkle interview
McCorkle, Susannah. (1/10/1983.)Susannah McCorkle interview
McNeill, Lloyd. (unknown..)Lloyd McNeill interview
Mendes, Sergio. (ca. 1966.)Sergio Mendes interview
Mercer, Mabel. (3/9/1970.)Mabel Mercer interview
Niewood, Gerry. (1/27/1981.)Gerry Niewood interview
Nimitz, Jack. (9/4/1981.)Jack Nimitz interview
Norton, June. (10/19/1985.)June Norton interview
Norvo, Red. (4/2/1981.)Red Norvo interview
Norvo, Red. (3/31/1982.)Red Norvo interview
Page, Nathen. (2/0/1979.)Nathen Page interview
Pepper, Art. (4/22/1981.)Art Pepper interview
Pepper, Art. (11/1/1979.)Art Pepper interview
Pointer, Noel. (11/12/1982.)Noel Pointer interview
Prysock, Arthur. (5/15/1981.)Arthur Prysock interview
Purim, Flora. (5/12/1977.)Flora Purim interview
Raney, Sue. (6/22/1985.)Sue Raney interview
Ranglin, Ernest. (8/5/1974.)Ernest Ranglin interview
Rankin, Kenny. (ca. 1980.)Kenny Rankin interview
Redbone, Leon. (3/26/1981.)Leon Redbone interview
Rouse, Charlie. (11/21/1979.)Charlie Rouse interview
Rowles, Jimmie. (4/25/1978.)Jimmie Rowles interview
Rushing, Jimmy. (ca. 1964.)Jimmy Rushing interview
Santamaria, Mongo. (4/18/1978.)Mongo Santamaria interview
Scott-Heron, Gil. (0/0/1981.)Gil Scott-Heron interview
Shank, Bud. (5/6/1981.)Bud Shank interview
Shearing, George. (4/4/1968.)George Shearing interview
Shearing, George. (4/15/1981.)George Shearing interview
Sherrill, Joya. (unknown..)Joya Sherrill interview
Short, Bobby. (3/31/1978.)Bobby Short interview
Silver, Horace. (6/20/1978.)Horace Silver interview
Simone, Nina. (6/3/1980.)Nina Simone interview
Sloane, Carol. (0/0/1966.)Carol Sloane interview
Slyde, Jimmy. (2/25/1983.)Jimmy Slyde interview
Smith, Carrie. (7/1/1981.)Carrie Smith interview
Smith, Jimmy. (5/31/1983.)Jimmy Smith interview
Smith, Willie. (4/30/1969.)Willie Smith interview
Staton, Dakota. (5/5/1978.)Dakota Staton interview
Stitt, Sonny. (0/0/1981.)Sonny Stitt interview
Sullivan, Maxine. (0/0/1965.)Maxine Sullivan interview
Supersax, . (7/15/1974.) Supersax interview
Tate, Frank. (11/5/1981.)Frank Tate interview
Terry, Clark. (6/24/1981.)Clark Terry interview
Terry, Clark. (ca. 1967.)Clark Terry interview
Toney, Kevin. (8/15/1979.)Kevin Toney interview
Tormé, Mel. (5/19/1982.)Mel Tormé interview
Tormé, Mel. (10/14/1981.)Mel Tormé interview
Urbaniak, Michal. (2/19/1982.)Michal Urbaniak interview
Van Damme, Art. (4/20/1978.)Art Van Damme interview
Van Damme, Art. (12/16/1979.)Art Van Damme interview
Vazquez, Roland. (5/10/1978.)Roland Vazquez interview
Vazquez, Roland. (ca. 1981.)Roland Vazquez interview
Watson, Deek. (4/9/1969.)Deek Watson interview
Wilber, Bob. (8/28/1981.)Bob Wilber interview
Williams, Joe. (8/8/1978.)Joe Williams interview
Wilson, Teddy. (7/25/1978.)Teddy Wilson interview
Wilson, Teddy. (9/23/1981.)Teddy Wilson interview
Witherspoon, Jimmy. (4/5/1966.)Jimmy Witherspoon interview
Witherspoon, Jimmy. (3/2/1982.)Jimmy Witherspoon interview
Witherspoon, Jimmy. (11/7/1983.)Jimmy Witherspoon interview
Woods, Phil. (5/9/1978.)Phil Woods interview