Episode Archive

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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 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 ...

In The Mood

No matter what mood you’re in, this one will get you movin’.

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.

All Shook Up

Elvis played guitar on this 1957 RCA recording, but…not in the way you’d think.

Ain’t Misbehavin’

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

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.

You’re A Grand Old Rag

How a Civil War vet inspired one of our favorite patriotic tunes.