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Devon Strolovitch

Devon Strolovitch appears in the following:

Steve Martin’s “A Wild and Crazy Guy”

Thursday, January 14, 2016

America’s most cerebral goofball made us fall in love with absurd comedy.

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“The Boys of the Lough”

Thursday, January 07, 2016

In the 1920s, you had to know an Irish person to hear Irish music. Michael Coleman’s “The Boys of the Lough” came along, and we’re still hearing the reverberations.

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"Sorry, Wrong Number"

Thursday, November 26, 2015

“Sorry, Wrong Number” broke all the rules of radio drama by killing off its main character — a harmless, if unpleasant, bedridden woman.

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Sly and the Family Stone Want You to Stand Up

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In 1969, Sly and The Family Stone provided a funky soundtrack to the fight for freedom and equality. It’s just as relevant now as it was then.

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Celia & Johnny: They Invented Salsa

Thursday, December 04, 2014

As Latin music was fading from popular culture, a blend of Caribbean rhythms going by the name salsa got a new generation dancing.

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Leontyne Price’s A Program of Song

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mississippi in the 1910s produced some of our country’s greatest blues artists. It also produced one of our greatest operatic singers, soprano Leontyne Price. The bar she set for si...

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Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come

Friday, December 06, 2013

In 2013, the Library of Congress placed 25 new works into its National Recording Registry, a collection of historic music, speeches, and other audio documents that the Library will ...

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Will Rogers’ Bacon, Beans, and Limousines

Friday, November 22, 2013

Before there was Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, even before Lennie Bruce, there was Will Rogers, America's first political comic. “There was a real gentleness to his form of sati...

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Four Neville Brothers + New Orleans Soul = The Wild Tchoupitoulas

Friday, November 15, 2013

In 1976, a record came out that brought the music of the Mardi Gras Indians to a wider audience. The Wild Tchoupitoulas featured all four Neville Brothers and the Meters, an all-star ...

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Remembering George Jones

Friday, April 26, 2013

George Jones, who died today at 81, talked with Studio 360 about his song "He Stopped Loving Her Today." It was chosen for preservation in 2008 in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

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Love: Forever Changes

Friday, November 30, 2012

The year 1967 saw the release of two psychedelic pop masterpieces — one globally famous (the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper), the other nearly forgotten: Forever Changes, by Love. Sometimes ref...

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Sons of the Pioneers: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Sons of the Pioneers pioneered one of the strangest branches of American music: singing cowboys.  Their 1934 song “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” made popular by a Gene Autry film of the same name, was written by Bob Nolan, a Canadian by birth who ...

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Professor Longhair: Tipitina

Friday, January 20, 2012

The New Orleans piano player Henry Roeland Byrd made a name for himself as Professor Longhair, a former street hustler turned self-taught musician who started recording in his early...

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Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica

Friday, January 13, 2012

Trout Mask Replica (1969) is part free jazz, part blues, part beat poetry. Frank Zappa (who gave singer-songwriter Don van Vliet the name Captain Beefheart) produced the album. “It ...

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Phonautogram

Friday, January 06, 2012

Did you know there are audio recordings that predate Thomas Edison's phonograph by almost 20 years? The phonautogram was invented by a Frenchman named Eduoard Leon-Scott and patente...

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Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon, was the first album of all-electronic music. Released in 1967, it found favor with electronics geeks, as well as legions of stoners who ...

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R.E.M.: Radio Free Europe

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Radio Free Europe" was R.E.M.'s first single. It represents a breakthrough moment, when indie rock was splitting away from punk music to become its own sound. Engineer Mitch Easte...

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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Thursday, December 23, 2010

This hit country song was written in 1970 by Loretta Lynn. With her plaintive, but proud voice, Lynn tells the story of growing up poor in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Lyn...

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Howlin' Wolf: Smokestack Lightning

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The first song in our series is Howlin’ Wolf’s "Smokestack Lightning," a cornerstone of Chicago Blues. Howlin' Wolf's daughter and his longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin talk about the ...

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The Sounds of American Culture

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. We highlight four of the selections: Howlin' Wolf's "Smokesta...

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