Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

Aired: Thu, 05/01/2014 (All day)

Born in 1896

By accident of biology, more important songwriters were born in 1896 than any other year. A hour to take advantage of a lucky accident.



Aired: Thu, 04/24/2014 (All day)

The Waltz and the Polka

Once the upper crust tamed the waltz and polka, we had a chance to discover how wide-ranging these two popular dance forms really were.

Aired: Thu, 04/17/2014 (All day)

This Must Be Illegal

Tributes to what may just be the most delightful form of sin.



Aired: Thu, 04/10/2014 (All day)

This Must Be Illegal

Tributes to what may just be the most delightful form of sin.



Aired: Thu, 04/03/2014 (All day)

Hurry on Down to My House 

Home may be where the heart is, but it isn’t necessary what you think it is. House and Home don’t always sort out neatly.



Aired: Thu, 03/27/2014 (All day)

Real People, Real Talk
How song lyrics changed early in the 20th century from stylized to realistic, formal to slangy, ornate to conversational.

Aired: Thu, 03/20/2014 (All day)

Charm Songs
Hard to define, Charm Songs fill the middle ground between ballads and comic songs. Their name reflects the fact that they’re irresistible.

Aired: Thu, 03/13/2014 (All day)

The Sentimental Ballad
Romantic, elevated, impassioned, melodramatic, pure, and repressed — the major song form of the 19th century.

Aired: Thu, 03/06/2014 (All day)

“If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews”
From the Irish to the Jews in Tin Pan Alley, a musical history about discrimination and acceptance.

Aired: Thu, 02/27/2014 (All day)

Satch and Bing
Friends at a time when blacks and whites were rarely friends, Armstrong and Crosby had a rare chemistry when they performed together.

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