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.
04/22/2014 (rebroadcast from 04/20/2014) - Some of the best country and bluegrass hymns celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and today’s show includes a number of them, from Molly O’Day, Bill Monroe and Charlie too, the Carters, the Blue Sky Boys, Wilma Lee and Stoney, the Gates, Stanleys, Jim and Jesse, and others too numerous to enumerate . The Easter Bunny and Easter Parade are invoked by Hank Snow, Louis Armstrong and Irving Berllin, whose songs suggest other ones that deal with puttin’ on the style.
- 04/20/2014 rebroadcast from 04/20/2014
- 04/15/2014 rebroadcast from 04/13/2014
- 04/13/2014 rebroadcast from 04/13/2014