Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

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.

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.

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