Episode Archive

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Oozlin’ Daddy Blues

Bob Wills was a pioneer of Western swing, but he also had a bit of the blues in him.

The Picks

You’re listening to “Oh, Boy!” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and a vocal group you may never have heard of…because they were left ...

The Little Man Who Wasn’t There

It’s hard to imagine a jazzy Hit Parade favorite having once been a poem…and a super-creepy poem at that.

The First Lady of Song

When Chick Webb first met Ella Fitzgerald in 1934, she was a shy, ungainly 16 year old girl...

Never Let Me Go

Ace can handle King, but nothing beats cold hard steel.

Johnny Appleseed

The legendary Johnny Appleseed was not only real, but a real shrewd businessman.

Oh, Shenandoah

You're listening to Paul Robeson with “Shenandoah” and…

Ain’t Misbehavin’

How Louis Armstrong’s first international tour earned him his famous nickname.

Open, Parachute!

The history books are full of names of inventors who have, through struggle and determination, brought innovation to humankind. But what of those who ...

Oh Captain, My Captain

Walter Huston recites the words of Walt Whitman.

I Could Cry

You’re listening to Jim Reeves with I Could Cry, an Abbott 45 from 1953, and…   Gentleman Jim Reeves had 51 top ten hits ...

Mary and the Lamb

Well you know this one…the first verse anyway.
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