The Dick Spottswood Show
About The Dick Spottswood ShowSun. 12 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tues. 10p
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. Tuesday nights we give you an extra hour of the Dick Spottswood show as part of Vintage Programming. Tune in at 10p for the “new” weekly show from Dick Spottswood, followed at midnight with a “bonus” hour of his show pulled from our archives.
06/30/2015 (rebroadcast from 06/28/2015) - LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS are featured in the first hour, along with original versions of several of their classics by Uncle Dave Macon, the Carter Family and other country music pioneers. Johnnie Whisnant's banjo opend the second hour and there's a chance to compare two very different early versions of a Grandpa Jones and Merle Travis duet. A great blues medley featuring George Torey and a few St. Louis giants from the '20s and '30s.
- 06/28/2015 rebroadcast from 06/28/2015
- 06/23/2015 rebroadcast from 06/21/2015
- 06/21/2015 rebroadcast from 06/21/2015