Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

Aired: Thu, 09/25/2014 (All day)

George Gershwin Early and Late

Even though George Gershwin had a discernable sound, the evolution of his style over a mere twenty years is striking.

Aired: Thu, 09/18/2014 (All day)

Come Follow the Band

Once marches got so popular in the late 19th century, it was only a matter of time before Tin Pan Alley began to set its love songs to march tempos.

Aired: Thu, 09/11/2014 (All day)

Shimmy, Stomp, Slow Drag, and Strut

The new kind of dancing the 20th century gave us—hot, sexy, and deliciously low down.  An hour of “demonstratin’.”

Aired: Thu, 09/04/2014 (All day)

Irving Berlin’s Amazing Range

Rhythm ballads, sob songs, syncopated dance tunes, ragtime songs, double songs. There was nothing the protean Irving Berlin couldn’t write.

Aired: Thu, 08/28/2014 (All day)

The Dark Side

We like to think that songs are sunny, but the also inhabit and portray a demi-monde where anything and everything goes.

Aired: Thu, 08/21/2014 (All day)

Hearing That Song Again

Giving songs new life by making a ballad into a blues, a waltz into a rag. Popular songs keep remaking themselves.

Aired: Thu, 08/14/2014 (All day)

Abe Lincoln in Song

Campaign songs, comic songs, and soaring anthems: how the songs of his time portrayed America’s 16th president.

Aired: Thu, 08/07/2014 (All day)

Home Songs

Americans may claim wanderlust as their birthright, but we also like being home or making a home.

Aired: Thu, 07/31/2014 (All day)

Not Your Everyday Rain Songs

When you take a common image and make it sing, you’re making the familiar into something fresh; it’s what songwriters do.

Aired: Thu, 07/24/2014 (All day)

Two Kinds of Musicals

Astaire and Rogers at RKO helped us escape the Depression; the Gold Diggers at Warners gave us the everyday grit and struggle.

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