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Il Miserere

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

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

Who Wants S’more(s)?

The best thing to happen to campfires since split wood.

Hail to the Chief!

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

Grateful Roots – Sitting On Top Of The World

GRATEFUL ROOTS: Sittin’ On Top of the World

Strong To The Finish!

Today, we take a closer look at Popeye: sailor man, spinach enthusiast and quite possibly the first superhero to grace the funny pages?

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.

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How a ten year-old song and a three year-old unpublished play combined to make movie history.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 ...

Young Blue Eyes

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

1928 Medley

Basil Fomeen was a composer, arranger, conductor and very nearly a one-man band. Born Wasily Fomin in Kharkoff, Russia, Basil Fomeen headed the…Basil Fomeen ...

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. ...
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