Episode Archive

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Gloomy Sunday

Wait, they banned what?

Lead Belly, Black Betty (Bam-a-Lam)

Before Ram Jam made it a ‘70s anthem, Huddie Ledbetter recorded Black Betty, a Musicraft 78, in 1939.

Frankie And Johnny

Love, Loss and Cold-blooded killers…It’s Murder Ballad week.

Pretty Polly

Love, loss and cold-blooded killers.

Double Trouble

Frankie Jaxon had a rather unique performing edge.

Arthur Murray…Taught Me Dancing…

...In a hurry!

Mambo Italiano

Wait…they banned what?

If I Only Had a Heart

It was L. Frank Baum’s mother-in-law who encouraged him to write down the fanciful stories he told his kids. Seems he put a bit ...

If I Had A Hammer

The Hammer Song has been pounding out social change since 1949.

Low Bridge!

Why did Governor Dewitt Clinton build a giant ditch across New York state? To get to the other side.

Coast Guard Forever!

You’re listening to Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians with Coast Guard Forever.

The Last Flight of the Lady Be Good

The American B-24 Bomber departed a Libyan Air Base on a bombing raid in April 1943.