Episode Archive

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My Hawaiian Evening Star

  Instrumentation in the past century of recorded music has been dominated by guitars, drums, horns, and, more recently, keyboards and synthesizers. But some ...

Someday You’ll Say OK!

You’re listening to You’re listening to Vaughn DeLeath with “Someday You’ll Say OK”, recorded in 1927 and… with “Someday You’ll Say OK”, recorded in ...

Wreck of the Old ’97

Vernon Dalhart, one of the founding fathers of country music, got his start in...New York City opera halls?

The Music Goes Round and Round

Mae Questel made a career out of doing other people’s voices

Brooklyn Baseball Cantata

Sometimes second place hurts just as bad as last.

Seattle Hunch

How Jelly Roll Morton struck jazz gold in the Emerald City.

The 1000 Islands Song

Arthur Godfrey was a 50’s tv and radio icon, an aviator, equestrian…but not such a great tour leader. You’re on the Sound Beat You’re ...

You Are My Sunshine

Jimmie Davis is regularly credited as creator of the classic “You Are My Sunshine”, heard here from 1941. But…if that’s true, then how did ...

Betty And Dupree

We’re going back, before tie-dye was even a thing, to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.

Sam…the Pants!

Here’s an up-tempo tale of tailoring gone awry.

The Lost Chord

Arthur Sullivan was one of Britain’s most important composers, one half of a little theatrical team known as Gilbert and Sullivan.

“I Owe My Soul to….”

Merle Travis recorded the original 16 tons in 1946...though he did have a little help with its legacy.
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