American Rhythm

Series produced by Rhythm & News Service

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The Gourmet Oldies Show

For over two decades, JPR's "Gourmet Oldies Show" has featured an extensive archive of classic R&B, Swing Jazz, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Country, much much more. It's the popular music of a time gone by to honor and celebrate the Golden Era of American vernacular music. Plus, each week features special trivia questions to test your knowledge of the past, and a set called "Ladies Choice."

Each episode is 1:58 (Two 59:00 hours), with a floating :30 avail each hour.


44 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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For this week's show, Craig takes an in-depth look at the classic tune "You'll Be Dead, You Rascal You." Throughout the years, the song has taken o...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:56
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This week, Craig puts the final touches on the bounty of songs inspired by the concept of the dream state.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:01
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It's another week of songs all about the concept of dreaming.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:58
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This week contains an eclectic bunch of tunes all related in some way or another to the concept of dreaming.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:58
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This week, some history on the duration of popular songs and some longer versions of familiar tunes not normally played on the radio. Then, some ‘q...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week's collection doesn't have an over-arching theme, but rather there are various groupings of songs -- a little bit of this, that, and the o...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 01:57:56
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This week, Craig presents a collection of tunes that all contain some sort of popular slogan or truism.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week's tunes all make reference to American cities in some way.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
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One last week's worth of songs that offer up pieces of advice. There were just too many great options to fit in to last week.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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This week's collection of eclectic tunes all focus on advice in one form or another. Admissions of all shapes and sizes.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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It’s a study of the historical development of the song Baby Please Don’t Go – from its early antecedents to a fairly recent rendering by some Briti...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
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This week, Craig is featuring a collection of songs all about the moon.

  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:57
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This week, Craig takes shares a few different renditions of My Blue Heaven - that classic song from the great American songbook.

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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In honor of Labor Day, this week's show is all songs about workin' -- being on the job, the 5 o'clock whistle, and the 9 to 5.

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week's program focuses on songs that reference the Jukebox - that popular piece of Americana at the center of musical culture for decades.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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This week's show revolves around the word "stuff" and how it's use has evolved over time.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week, a look at musical stars who got a very early start at their recording careers.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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This week features another batch of songs about the events of life that are worth complaining about.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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This week, Craig delves into the history of three songs: Flat Foot Floogie, Everyday I Have The Blues, and Slippin' & Slidin'.

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
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Craig devotes a second week to the plethora of songs about walking.

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:02