Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

Aired: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:01am

Love with an Edge

Love songs that trade in limits, irony, hard-eyed clarity – and unquenchable romanticism.

Aired: Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:01am

Spirituals and Minstrel Songs

African-American music in the 19th century, from the sacred to the profane, the exalted to the demeaning.

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.

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