Episode Archive

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Sweet Home Chicago

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

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.

Arthur Murray…Taught Me Dancing…

...In a hurry!

Mambo Italiano

Wait…they banned what?

Harry the Hipster

The original hipster.

El Relicario

The dashing Rudolph Valentino certainly had the right look for silent films. The problem was, he had the right singing voice for them as ...

Everything Melba

Dame Nellie Melba’s Farewell speech, recorded at Covent Garden in 1926. Plus...dessert!

Jump For Joy!

How did Duke Ellington do "his piece" for the Civil Rights movement?

The Banjo King

You can’t help but admire the patriotism of a guy who lies about his age to get into the Navy. Especially if that age ...
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