Episode Archive

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Sousa’s “El Capitan”

Everyone knows John Philip Sousa for his marches. And, okay, so….yes, this is a march too, but so much more.

Harry the Hipster

The original hipster.

Since I Met You Baby

Pianist/singer/ jack of many trades Ivory Joe Hunter with “Since I Met you Baby”.

Hang Out the Front Door Key

You’re listening to the Shelton Brothers…that’s Bob, Joe and Merle.

Happy Days Are Here Again

Perhaps the most popular song in American campaign history, and its very unlikely source.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was included on Harris’ Blue Kentucky Girl, a Warner Brothers LP.

Babar the King

Jean de Brunhoff introduced Babar the Elephant to the world in1931…though some credit belongs to his wife and children.

Sweet Home Chicago

A song as synonymous with the Windy City as, well, the nickname itself.

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.