Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

Aired: Thu, 06/19/2014 (All day)

Neely and the Paragon

Don Neely and the Paragon Orchestra keep the alive by recreating the sound with good spirits, good humor, and good musicianship.

Aired: Thu, 06/12/2014 (All day)


With a banjo and a ukulele, too, no sad songs allowed. Guitars and mandolins are a different story.

Aired: Thu, 06/05/2014 (All day)

Ragtime Songs About Ragtime Songs

Ragtime songs had a habit of singing about themselves – in syncopation, naturally.

Aired: Thu, 05/29/2014 (All day)

Yip Hated To Say “I Love You”

Yip Harburg wrote love songs but used his own irreverent way of playing with words to avoid the obvious.

Aired: Thu, 05/22/2014 (All day)

Hurry, It’s Lovely Up Here

Songs for being up on the rooftops, from penthouses to tenements, from summer heat to pouring rain.

Aired: Thu, 05/15/2014 (All day)

Making Eyes

Expressiveness leads to flirting, and then you’re on your own.

Aired: Thu, 05/08/2014 (All day)


When the middle class embraced the values of domesticity and propriety before the 20th century swept them away, popular songs recorded their point of view.

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.

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