Arkansongs

Jim Ed Brown playing sax with President Bill Clinton
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Guest host, Steve Koch, is the producer of the syndicated show "Arkansongs" a celebration of Arkansas music. Koch shares insights about Arkansawyer Jim Ed Brown who was born in Sparkman in Dallas County, Arkansas, and grew up in Pine Bluff, Ark.

“J.E.” achieved fame singing with his sisters as The Browns before he went solo in the mid-1960s.

Brown charted more than fifty singles, but was nearly as famous for his TV appearances, including being longtime spokesman for Dollar General Stores. 

Bill Clinton playing the sax
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Associate Producer for Journeys of Discovery,  Steve Koch is host of the syndicated show Arkansongs in Little Rock. Koch shares insights about Bill Clinton's passion for music and his life in Arkansas.

Guest host, Steve Koch reports from Little Rock, Arkansas about the life and music of Conway Twitty. Conway Twitty was born Harold Jenkins in Friar's Point, Miss., where his dad ran the ferry to the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River. When Jenkins was a boy, the family moved to Helena, Arkansas, where Jenkins got into music and started his first band. 

Dan Hicks
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Steve Koch reports from Arkansas about the legendary musician Dan Hicks:

Dan Hicks was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but his family moved to Santa Rosa, California when he was five.

Hicks spent most of his life in northern California, where he honed his chops and became a ground breaking folk jazz bandleader. 

Promo photo for George Hamilton's performance in the 1964 Hollywood Movie, Your Cheatin' Heart
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Join Steve Koch, host of "Arkansongs" for a look at Hollywood actor George Hamilton’s early career as a singer.

Hamilton’s short-lived singing career was boosted by his onscreen portrayal of Hank Williams in the 1964 film Your Cheatin’ Heart.

Arkansongs talks blues legend Grace Brim

Dec 24, 2017
Blues musician Grace Brim
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Join Stephen Koch, host of Arkansongs, a production of KUAR in Little Rock, Arkansas as he shares the story of Arkansawyer Grace Brim.