Episode Archive

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Grateful Roots – Sitting On Top Of The World

GRATEFUL ROOTS: Sittin’ On Top of the World

Love and Marriage

It’s ironic that celebrity marriages command such attention, when all seem to be made up of the same three key ingredients: Glitz, glamour and ...

The Invention of the Tuxedo

Every day is "Black-Tie Optional".

Peach of a Pair

Who does the word “crooner” bring to mind? Sinatra, Bing, Buble? Well, if not for a terrible accident, Columbo might have headed that list. ...

If a Table at Rector’s Could Talk

There's "hungry" and then there's "Diamond Jim Brady hungry".

The Sabre Dance

Recognize the tune, but…can’t quite place it?

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.

Josephine Baker

Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!

You’re listening to Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra with Herbie Fields on sax.

Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb

Up and Atom! It’s the Music of the Atomic Age.

Somewhere Beyond La Mer

A man as prolific as Charles Trenet (850 songs published over a 60 year career) probably doesn’t rest much, even on the train.

12th Street Rag

Few today recognize the name Euday Bowman, yet during ragtime’s heyday Bowman’s 12th Street Rag was one of the most well-known tunes around.