Episode Archive

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Rocket 88

One of the first songs in rock and roll history, and maybe the first to use guitar distortion…but, not on purpose.

When Dear Old Summer Goes

Man oh man…where does the time go?

No Angel

Slow and Low

Barbecue is the best thing to happen to picnics since sliced bread…though if you want to get technical about it, you’d reverse the two.

New York Blues

Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann was, perhaps, one of music’s great inventors…and, probably, one of 19th-century Germany’s worst neighbors.

Swinging On A Star

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot... if yours is Chester Babcock.

Casey…Mighty Casey

DeWolf Hopper was a favorite on the Vaudeville stage and starred in more than thirty Broadway musicals.

Stack O’Lee

Love, Loss and Cold-Blooded Killers…It’s Murder Ballad Week.

Young Blue Eyes

It’s funny to think it, but even Ol’ Blue Eyes had a first hit.

Beautiful Texas

Not all press is good press.

Ogden Nash’s Bankers

You’re listening to Ogden Nash read his poem: “Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer”, and, You’re on the Sound Beat. What’s wrong ...

The Knoxville Girl

It’s Murder Ballad Week…You’re listening to the Story of the Knoxville Girl, by the Blue Sky Boys, and…