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Sousa’s “El Capitan”

Everyone knows John Philip Sousa for his marches. And, okay, so….yes, this is a march too, but so much more.

April 1, 2021
Atomic Cocktail

Up and Atom! It’s the Music of the Atomic Age, and…

April 1, 2021
Dancing in the Dark

Artie Shaw sure knew how to surround himself with the right crowd.

March 31, 2021
Who Wants S’more(s)?

The best thing to happen to campfires since split wood.

March 30, 2021
A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Merv Griffin with Freddy Martin and his Orchestra on a 1950 RCA Victor record

March 25, 2021
Since I Met You Baby

Pianist/singer/ jack of many trades Ivory Joe Hunter with “Since I Met you Baby”.

March 24, 2021
TR and the Boys

How Theodore Roosevelt gave a young editor a square deal.

March 24, 2021
Happy Days Are Here Again

Perhaps the most popular song in American campaign history, and its very unlikely source.

March 23, 2021
After Gettysburg

Half a century after the Battle of Gettysburg, veterans from both sides gathered at the battle site to pay tribute to the fallen.

March 22, 2021
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was included on Harris’ Blue Kentucky Girl, a Warner Brothers LP.

March 19, 2021