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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Depression Love Songs, 09/29/18


Episode # 1839

9/29      Depression Love Songs  The ballads of the Depression tell a different story from the lighter-than-air love songs of the 20s. They survived an ominous decade even when they couldn’t bring themselves to offer hope. Blue skies turned cloudy and gray, and pretty much stayed that way. The night was starless and forbidding, and the wind brought only heartache. That’s the way it was, even in songs.