Episode Archive

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All She Wants to do is Rock

Who says bluesmen aren't poets? "Mr. Blues" himself with a nod to an early 20th century British modernist poet. And, a fair bit of ...

Wreck of the Old ’97

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

Mairzy Doats

What do mares and does have in common?

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 ...

“I Owe My Soul to….”

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

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.

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.

Listen Mr. Bilbo

Mr. Theodore G. Bilbo was a US senator....and not a good one.

Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry

“Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry” was included in “Frankly Sentimental”, a four disc 78 set released by Columbia Records in 1949.

Superman 1.0

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s a borderline-abusive superhero!