Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

Aired: Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:01am

Lead Up to Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! was the start of something new, but it was also the culmination of many things that preceded it.

Aired: Thu, 12/26/2013 - 12:01am

Resolution and Promises

What you intend, promise, and wish for to help the annual New Year’s self-deception.

Aired: Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:01am

Bill Bailey and More

More “Bill Bailey” songs than you can imagine, and most of linked to ragtime and marching bands.

Aired: Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:01am

George & Ira in 1937

Irving Berlin said that nobody ever wrote better songs in a single year than the Gershwins in 1937.

Aired: Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:01am

Jungle Town

Racist depictions of African-Americans took different forms in the 20th century; among the most important were the jungle and its denizens.

Aired: Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:01am

The Greatest Follies

Irving Berlin wrote most of the score and Eddie Cantor occupied the spotlight in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919.

Aired: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:01am

The Coming of Vaudeville

Songs from those decades when Tony Pastor and the circuits were forming America’s first great entertainment of the 20th century.

Aired: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 12:01am

The Bands of the 20s and 30s

Big Bands emerged for dancing in the 1920s, but we’ll see how they changed over the next decade and a half.

Aired: Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:01am

Love Letters: The Songs of Edward Heyman

Imagine writing the lyrics to “Body and Soul,” “When I Fall in Love,” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” and nobody’s heard of you.

Aired: Thu, 10/31/2013 - 12:01am

The Songs of Henry Clay Work

Stephen Foster is the most famous songwriter of the 19th century, but Work joins Foster on the short list of the most important composers of their century.

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