Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

Aired: Thu, 07/17/2014 (All day)

Cole Porter at First

Typically, the earliest songs of Cole Porter could have been written by anyone, but even then the wit, the arched eyebrow, and the urbanity were beginning to appear.

Aired: Thu, 07/03/2014 (All day)

That Toddlin’ Town

New York gets most of the attention in songs because it’s the home of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, but Chicago, as usual, is The Second City.

Aired: Thu, 06/26/2014 (All day)

Mark Twain’s America

The music Huck and Tom might have heard on their way along the Mississippi.

Aired: Thu, 06/26/2014 (All day)

Two Part Titles

Janus, the two-faced god, would have loved these songs because they all have two-part titles, not because they’re contradictory, but because they’re complicated.

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.

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