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.
07/22/2014 (rebroadcast from 07/20/2014) - Heartbreak classics by Elvis, Hank Snow, Gus Cannon and Mac Wiseman, Greek Hawaiian music by a guy who's not Jeff Bezos, and some 1930s blues slide guitar by Casey Bill Weldon. In the second hour we hear from members of Houston's Thomas family and consider the origins of boogie woogie. Each week an on-demand version of The Dick Spottswood Show is available Sunday evening. To play the show, click on the "Listen" button.
- 07/20/2014 rebroadcast from 07/20/2014
- 07/15/2014 rebroadcast from 07/13/2014
- 07/13/2014 rebroadcast from 07/13/2014