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The Phonograph

A voice from two centuries away….

November 16, 2022
When the Atom Bomb Fell

Up and Atom! It’s the music of the Atomic Age.

November 15, 2022
Bye Bye, Love

One man’s trash is another man’s…million-selling record.

October 3, 2022
Swinging On A Star

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot… if yours is Chester Babcock.

September 30, 2022
Kaw-liga!

Hank Williams was well-known for his “heartbreak” songs, but this one’s just a bit different.

September 29, 2022
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.

September 28, 2022
The Early Death of Charlie King

Of the hundreds of thousands of Civil War deaths, perhaps none were more tragic than young Charlie King’s.

September 26, 2022
Swing Time

There was only partner who really filled Fred Astaire’s dance card.

September 14, 2022
The Barbers of Seville

Rossini’s Barber of Seville was the first Italian opera performed in the United States, but the first performance back home was met with boos and catcalls. (Literally…someone actually let a cat loose on the stage). All the animosity came from Barber of Seville fans…the first Barber of Seville opera, composed by Giovanni Paisiello. It predated ...

September 13, 2022
Superman 1.0

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s a borderline-abusive superhero!

September 12, 2022