Being a meander through the music of the twentieth century, taking our time and seeing the sights. Please stop in and let us know what's missing from our map.
Presented by Jonathan Bogart.
Victor Military Band, “Memphis Blues”
On the General Enthusiasm for Gyration, the Evils of Occidentalism, and the Duration of the Campaign.
Europe’s Society orchestra, “Down Home Rag” (1913)
On the Liberational Quality of Ragtime, the Multiplicity of Frenchiness, and the Ideologies of Folk
Lovey’s Trinidad String Band, “Mango Vert”
On the Catholicity of African Identity, the Discomfort of Masquerade, and the Motion of Bodies.
Sophie Tucker, “Some of These Days”
On the wide applicability of Semitism, the riches of Fairyland, and the omnivorousness of Appalachia.
Nora Bayes, “Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?”
On the Humors of Immigrants, the Wickedness of Dance Tunes, and the Infinite Corruptibility of Urbanites