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MURDER BALLAD WEEK – The Knoxville Girl

It’s Murder Ballad Week…You’re listening to the Story of the Knoxville Girl, by the Blue Sky Boys, and…

The Foggy, Foggy Dew

Those young drifters; Seems they’d use anything to get a fair maiden to their bed.

Il Miserere

Giuseppe Verdi: revered by music lovers, his countrymen and...the bearding community.

Xylophonia

For the first quarter of the 20th century, the xylophone was a studio engineer’s darling.

Classic Soundtracks: As Time Goes By

How a ten year-old song and a three year-old unpublished play combined to make movie history. Herman Hupfeld wrote  As Time Goes By in 1931 ...

Eleven-Cent Cotton, Forty-Cent Meat

It’s been said that farmers felt the stock market crash of 1929 less than most. For them, the Depression had already started years before. ...

Allegheny Moon

You’re listening to the Lennon Sisters from 1956 and…

Transformation Scene from Jekyll and Hyde

"What a great costume, Dr. Jekyll..."

The Old Man of the Mountain

“Born” about 20,000 BC and “died” May 2, 2003. Well, he had a good run.

Dark Was the Night…

...cold was the ground.

Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me

This song, Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me, is a response to events surrounding Ford’s newspaper, the Dearborn Independent. One of the largest publications ...

The Phonograph

A voice from two centuries away....
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