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You’re listening to Julius Larosa with 1955’s “Let's Stay Home Tonight” and…
What do bandleader Fred Waring, the polio vaccine and your favorite frozen drink have in common?
Finding the North Pole is hard enough. The harsh terrain, subzero temperatures…oh, and the fact that the pole isn’t even located on land.
Jelly Roll Morton had a habit of making large claims, none larger than the prediction of his own death.
"What a great costume, Dr. Jekyll..."
Do not adjust your radio. It’s actually supposed to sound like this.
An anthem for the wrongly-accused.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers with Band of Gideon, a cylinder recording from 1927
The Harlem Hamfats...born at the wrong time.
William James Basie got his start in Harlem, but he wasn’t “Count Basie” ‘til he got to Kansas City.
The first copyrighted film was not a comedy, a thriller, but a…(ahem)...bodily function
A song as synonymous with the Windy City as, well, the nickname itself.