Episode Archive

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The Sabre Dance

Recognize the tune, but…can’t quite place it?

The Early Death of Charlie King

Of the hundreds of thousands of Civil War deaths, perhaps none were more tragic than young Charlie King’s.

Josephine Baker

Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!

You’re listening to Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra with Herbie Fields on sax.

Having Fun With the Orchestra

Though he was son to a political activist and a penmanship expert, Len Spencer still knew how to have a little fun.

Old Ironsides Saved By…A Poem

How Old Ironsides was saved from destruction…not by tactic or armor, but by a poem.

Feel Like Going to Town?

The Harlem Hamfats...born at the wrong time.

Somewhere Beyond La Mer

A man as prolific as Charles Trenet (850 songs published over a 60 year career) probably doesn’t rest much, even on the train.

Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb

Up and Atom! It’s the Music of the Atomic Age.

Square Dancing

Now grab your partner by the hand…

BACK TO SCHOOL! Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell

Pencils, books and teacher’s dirty looks…It’s Back To School week!

The Death of a President

Cylinders served as much more than simple entertainment. This one aimed to capture, and perhaps ease, a nation’s sorrow.
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