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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 ...

Ozymandias

John Gielgud reads Ozymandias, from Columbia’s 1939 “Voices of Poetry” collection.

Mairzy Doats

What do mares and does have in common?

Yes, We Have No Bananas!

This song’s origins are debatable, much like the validity of…1920’s art critics? Ok, let’s see where this one’s going.

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.

Stealin’

We’re going back, before tie-dye was even a thing, to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.

Betty And Dupree

We’re going back, before tie-dye was even a thing, to the Grateful Roots: songs that influenced the Grateful Dead.

Dark Was the Night…

...cold was the ground.

Buskers Unite!

Some virtuoso musicians hone their craft with classical training in gilded music halls. And some…some take to the streets.

Pretty Polly

Love, loss and cold-blooded killers.
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