Episode Archive

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National Chili Month

It’s the perfect time of year for a bowl of red, whether you’re tailgating or seeking respite from the “chilly” weather. But where did ...

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.

Lester’s Savoy Jump

Considered one of the most influential saxophonists in history, Lester “Prez” Young succeeded Coleman Hawkins at the height of the swing era.

Waltzing Matilda

Australia's unofficial anthem.

Bei Mir Bistu Shein

Sholom Secunda was a songwriter, not a fisherman. But he could tell you all about the “one that got away.”

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 ...

Bride Of The Waves

You’re listening to Herbert R. Clarke’s Bride of the Waves from 1915, and…

627 Stomp

Just payin' dues...

ARRRRR….IT’S TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

Don't forget to shiver your timbers...its International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown

Begin The Beguine

As a musician, Art Tatum was a true original – if a recording sounds like Tatum’s…it almost certainly IS Tatum’s.

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.
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