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It Came From Texas

A journey deep into the heart of a state's musical heritage.

Deep in the heart of a musical wellspring.

It’s one of the biggest states in the Union, and throughout the 20th century it was a wellspring of musical vitality, producing artists such as Ornette Coleman, Scott Joplin, Hot Lips Page, and Jimmy Giuffre. We’ll hear all of those musicians and more, including Amos Milburn, Charles Brown, Jack Teagarden, and John Carter, as we take a Lone Star State journey this week on Night Lights with “It Came From Texas.”

A future Night Lights program will be devoted solely to the vast topic of Texan tenor saxophonists. If you want to learn more about Texas blues and jazz, check out Dave Oliphant’s book Texan Jazz.

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