Fascinatin' Rhythm Listings Archive

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.

Aired: Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:01am

Love Letters: The Songs of Edward Heyman

Imagine writing the lyrics to “Body and Soul,” “When I Fall in Love,” and “For Sentimental Reasons,” and nobody’s heard of you.

Aired: Thu, 10/31/2013 - 12:01am

The Songs of Henry Clay Work

Stephen Foster is the most famous songwriter of the 19th century, but Work joins Foster on the short list of the most important composers of their century.

Aired: Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:01am

Fancy You Fancying Me

Playful songs about the fanciful, imaginative business of falling in love

Aired: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:01am

Jerry and Oscar

Unlike Richard Rodgers or George Gershwin, Jerome Kern never had a single collaborator, but more than anymore, he wrote with Oscar Hammertein.

Aired: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:01am

Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Plus

There has never been a more important song than “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” now just over a hundred years old.

Aired: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:01am

Just Enough Woman for Me

The range of what love songs come up with, from the more-or-less conventional to the nearly nuts

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