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Whoopin’ the Blues


1 seconds | Wednesday, January 27, 2021
One of the most distinctive signature sounds in all of recorded music.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A buddy song from two of the best buds in the biz.
1 seconds | Monday, January 25, 2021
Robert Burns was also known as “the Ploughman Poet” and, in Scotland, simply, “The Bard”.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Alan Freed may have been the first to attribute "Rock and Roll" to a musical form, but he wasn't the first to use the words together.
1 seconds | Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Billie Holiday was known to record with ease, often needing only one take for her best studio recordings. This tune, however, was a whole different story.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
What happens when the high-gloss worlds of archived sound and auto insurance collide? Hope you’ve got a policy for excitement.
Monday, January 18, 2021
You’re listening to The Buffalo Nickel, a Bobby Smith Apollo 78
Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
As a musician, Art Tatum was a true original – if a recording sounds like Tatum’s…it almost certainly IS Tatum’s.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
You’re listening to Burl Ives with “Blue Tail Fly” from 1944 and…
Monday, January 11, 2021
Finding the North Pole is hard enough. The harsh terrain, subzero temperatures…oh, and the fact that the pole isn’t even located on land.
Friday, January 8, 2021
1 seconds | Thursday, January 7, 2021
Paganini's talents made him a celebrity, but also inspired "devilish" rumors.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
This one’s good for a laugh.
Friday, January 1, 2021
Men, title, even a new name: whatever she wanted, she got.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Censorship has been a big issue in the U.S. since, well, before there was a U.S.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
A mother’s lament that perfectly encapsulated American anti-war sentiment.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
You’re listening to Bransby Williams with Charles Dickens’ redeemed cheapskate.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
It’s that age old tale of love and marriage…and money.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
A glimpse into…the zoo: after hours.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
This song, Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me, is a response to events surrounding Ford’s newspaper, the Dearborn Independent. One of the largest publications in the US in the 20’s, it printed many anti-semitic articles,
Monday, December 21, 2020
A milestone recording that came about quite by accident.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Sholom Secunda was a songwriter, not a fisherman. But he could tell you all about the “one that got away.”
1 seconds | Thursday, December 17, 2020
Considered one of the most influential saxophonists in history, Lester “Prez” Young succeeded Coleman Hawkins at the height of the swing era.
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Whoopin’ the Blues
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