Episode Archive

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BANNED! Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Wait...they banned what?!

You’re A Grand Old Rag

How a Civil War vet inspired one of our favorite patriotic tunes.

New York Blues

Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann was, perhaps, one of music’s great inventors…and, probably, one of 19th-century Germany’s worst neighbors.

Hail to the Chief!

Some guys really know how to make an entrance. And…some need a little bit of help.

The See See Rider Blues Girl

How do you know when you’ve pretty much nailed a song? Earning a nickname from it is usually a good indication

Mule Skinner Blues

A muleskinner’s job was not quite as…grim as it sounds. Still...kinda grim though.

Swinging On A Star

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot... if yours is Chester Babcock.

Stack O’Lee

Love, Loss and Cold-Blooded Killers…It’s Murder Ballad Week.

Young Blue Eyes

It’s funny to think it, but even Ol’ Blue Eyes had a first hit.

The Cruising Crooner

Jack Owens was known as the Cruising Crooner, a name he earned by navigating the crowds…and paying special attention to the ladies

Father’s Day

No one complained when Mother’s Day was made a national holiday in 1914...

Swan Song Surprise

You’re listening to Julius Larosa with 1955’s “Let's Stay Home Tonight” and…
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