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Workin’ on the Railroad

This favorite folk song is All American, but railways themselves predate the country…by more than 2,000 years.

April 13, 2022
12th Street Rag

Few today recognize the name Euday Bowman, yet during ragtime’s heyday Bowman’s 12th Street Rag was one of the most well-known tunes around.

April 12, 2022
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop!

You’re listening to Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra with Herbie Fields on sax.

April 8, 2022
Old Man Atom

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

April 7, 2022
The Colonel Bogey March

One of the most famous, and best-selling, marches of all time.

April 1, 2022
Il Miserere

Giuseppe Verdi: revered by music lovers, his countrymen and…the bearding community.

March 23, 2022
Love For Sale

What do bandleader Fred Waring, the polio vaccine and your favorite frozen drink have in common?

March 22, 2022
No Irish Need Apply

A little warm-up for St. Paddy’s Day: Pete Seeger sings and picks a cheery-sounding tune about…workplace discrimination!

March 17, 2022
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 world religions.

March 16, 2022
Blue Suede Shoes

Bob Wills was a pioneer of Western swing, but he also had a bit of the blues in him.

March 11, 2022