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Whatever Lola Wants

Men, title, even a new name: whatever she wanted, she got.

October 27, 2023
The Death of a President

Cylinders served as much more than simple entertainment. This one aimed to capture, and perhaps ease, a nation’s sorrow.

October 26, 2023
I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier

A mother’s lament that perfectly encapsulated American anti-war sentiment.

October 23, 2023
Your Cheatin’ Heart

Legend has it this song came to Williams while with fiancé Billie Jean Horton. Just driving around, talking about standard fiancé stuff…like, his ex-wife.

October 20, 2023
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.

October 19, 2023
General William Booth Enters Heaven

Can you name an Army with outposts in over 100 countries, yet 0 weapons?

October 16, 2023
Der Graf von Luxemburg

It’s that age old tale of love and marriage…and money.

October 12, 2023
Lester’s Savoy Jump

Considered one of the most influential saxophonists in history, Lester “Prez” Young succeeded Coleman Hawkins at the height of the swing era.

October 11, 2023
Crazy Blues

A milestone recording that came about quite by accident.

October 11, 2023
Wal, I Swan!

Al Bernard, “The Boy from Dixie”.

October 11, 2023