To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination.
Studs & Jimmy: Jimmy Yancey, the blues pianist and White Sox groundsman, and Studs Terkel, the broadcaster and author, may have lived at different ends of Chicago but they're both as integral a part of the city as the El...
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Alan Hall is an independent radio producer with his own London-based company, Falling Tree Productions. Recent BBC credits include Icons, a music interview series with Tom Robinson; 84 Book Crossing Road, a trans-Atlantic literary adventure; and Challenging the Silence, the work of artists under Stalin. He’s also recently had programs commissioned by the ABC in Sydney, Danish Radio, and Resonance FM. Hall’s programs have received numerous awards, including the Prix Italia, the Prix Bohemia, and several Radio Academy Sony awards.
From Alan Hall:
The recording of Studs was made during two visits in 2005. The El was recorded back in 1999 (the year of his wife's death) and Jimmy Yancey's slow blues "I Received a Letter" was recorded in 1943.
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