Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

Aired: Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:01am

Glamour
It isn’t always easy to find in a popular song, but sometimes you detect traces of it underneath the everyday.

Aired: Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:01am

Johnny Mercer Starts a Company

Lyricist Johnny Mercer and his partners began Capitol Records to raise the quality of songwriting and singing – and make a buck doing it.

Aired: Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:01am

This Must Be Illegal
Tributes to what may just be the most delightful form of sin.

Aired: Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:01am

My Fate Is in Your Hands
When you sing about fate and love in the same lyric, you’ve taken hold of the most romantic popular songs.

Aired: Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:01am

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, 04/25/2013 - 12:01am

Bing Sings the Songs of World War II
Bing Crosby’s popularity remained high during the War years, through the songs he introduced and those he covered.

Aired: Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:01am

Who’s Sorry Now
A love affair ends and we hear the despair; that we understand. But these songs take a different approach: they’re out to get even.

Aired: Thu, 04/11/2013 - 12:01am

America’s First Great Songwriter

The major themes and major songs of Stephen Foster, the one 19th century songwriter everyone knows.

Aired: Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:01am

Marriage, Sort Of

Some harder truths about the joys of marriage, given vivid expression often in the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.

Aired: Thu, 03/28/2013 - 12:01am

Why Marry Them: The goal in a lot of songs is marriage as the culmination of love, but sometimes another question, not quite uttered, floats underneath.

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