Episode Archive

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The See See Rider Blues Girl

How do you know when you’ve pretty much nailed a song? Earning a nickname from it is usually a good indication


Hank Williams was well-known for his “heartbreak” songs, but this one’s just a bit different.

At The Flying W

Between 1939 and 1952 Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters recorded 46 times. Exactly half of those were major hit records.

Swan Song Surprise

You’re listening to Julius Larosa with 1955’s “Let's Stay Home Tonight” and…
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The Unknown Soldier

You are listening to The Unknown Soldier's Grave, recorded in 1926 by Vernon Dalhart, and...

Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown

Wal, I Swan!

Al Bernard, "The Boy from Dixie".

Coolidge Welcomes Lindbergh

In The Mood

No matter what mood you’re in, this one will get you movin’.

“Take Me Out To The Ballgame!”

Play Ball! Baseball’s unofficial anthem gets the All-Star treatment.

The Death of a President

Cylinders served as much more than simple entertainment. This one aimed to capture, and perhaps ease, a nation’s sorrow.

The Peat Bog Soldiers

From Wikipedia: Die MoorsoldatenWohin auch das Auge blicket. Moor und Heide nur ringsum. Vogelsang uns nicht erquicket. Eichen stehen kahl und krumm. Wir sind ...