David Bradley, Douglass Southall Freeman, and Sigmund Spaeth

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Van Doren introduces Spaeth, who talks about his "History of Popular Music in America." Plays the piano: "We Never Speak As We Pass By," "Oh, Fred Tell Them to Stop," "My Mother Was a Lady," "A Poor Young Girl from the Country."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71407