Episode Archive

Rights Statement: Visitors may listen to and access these resources for personal, educational, or scholarly purposes. Any commercial use or exchange is prohibited without prior, written consent of Syracuse University.

In The Mood

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

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...

Johnny Appleseed

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

Never Let Me Go

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

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.

Never Swat A Fly…

Those lyrics you hear, the “Never swat a fly, he may love another fly”…They’re cute, but they also hint at ideologies found in many ...

A Grand And Glorious Feeling

Jack Hylton would become one of Britain’s foremost bandleaders, but got his start in barrooms…at the age of 8.

You’re A Grand Old Rag

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

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 ...