Episode 166: “Crossroads” by Cream

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 166: "Crossroads" by Cream
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Cream

Episode 166 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Crossroads”, Cream, the myth of Robert Johnson, and whether white men can sing the blues. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

Patreon backers also have a forty-eight-minute bonus episode available, on “Tip-Toe Thru’ the Tulips” by Tiny Tim.

Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/

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Episode 3: “Ida Red” by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 3: "Ida Red" by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
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Welcome to episode three of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at Bob Wills and “Ida Red”.

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Episode 1: “Flying Home” by the Benny Goodman Sextet

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 1: "Flying Home" by the Benny Goodman Sextet
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Welcome to the first episode proper of A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs! As this is the first real episode, you may notice a couple of flaws in the production — those will hopefully get ironed out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, sit back and listen to the story of “Flying Home” by the Benny Goodman Sextet!

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