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Monday, October 3 2011

Hank Williams: The Legend Begins

The latest release from the estate of Hank Williams offers old amateur recordings and a nostalgic foray into radio entertainment circa 1949, but the music itself can't top his back catalogue.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

The Seven-Layered Arsenic Cake of Madame LaFarge and Other Crime Classics

Crime Classics, a 1953 CBS ‘true crime’ radio series, seems to be something of a slap in the face to audiences’ sense of identification and notions of self-importance, presenting a vision of a callous and petty world where the individual matters little, and their thoughts and feelings matter less.


Monday, October 19 2009

Pete Kelly’s Blues

Jack Webb's glum radio series 'Pete Kelly's Blues' is a sigh of a tribute to the roaring '20s, a melancholic parade of blistering jazz and the pointlessness of its own nostalgia.


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