The Dick Spottswood Show
About The Dick Spottswood ShowSun. 12 a.m. & 3 p.m., Tues. 10 p.m. ET
Music scholar and Washington radio personality Dick Spottswood highlights the many facets of folk culture in the United States on his two hour show. Reaching back to the 1890s and the beginnings of recorded sound, but concentrating on music from the 1920s through 1950s, each of Dick’s programs brings listeners a surprising collection of recordings – from cylinders through 78′s and LP’s.
08/19/2014 (rebroadcast from 08/17/2014) - Allen Shelton's banjo revisits the nineteenth century, celebrating Stephen Foster and William Shakespeare Hays. Peg Leg Howell introduces us to the Georgia skin game, while Jelly Roll Morton remembers playing it himself and how he was almost killed when he cheated too slowly. Listen for the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, Memphis Minnie, Molly O'Day, Mac Wiseman and the Country Gentlemen too. Obsolete Music is always generous. Each week an on-demand version of The Dick Spottswood Show is available Sunday evening. To play the show, click on the "Listen" button.
- 08/17/2014 rebroadcast from 08/17/2014
- 08/12/2014 rebroadcast from 08/10/2014
- 08/10/2014 rebroadcast from 08/10/2014